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I, running the full Windows 8 on my Series 7 Slate right now. This message is being composed on that very device. I assure you, its not overkill. I've been using Windows 8 as my primary OS, this slate as my primary device for months and I can assure you that its not overkill. What you are not understanding is that these x86 Windows 8 Slates are not mere tablets, they are fully functional pc's. They're everything that's packed into the standard static boxes that sit on the floor in the family room of the majority of homes in the World except now you can pick up that PC and take it with you wherever you go. You can dock it with a monitor, multiple monitors in fact, print from it, plug in your thumb drive, use a mouse and keyboard, undock it, walk over to the couch, switch to metro and browse the web. I don't think you're aware of what's going on with Windows 8 and I don't think you're grasping the true potential of Windows 8 x86 slate devices. I develop on this device, use it as part of my consulting and when I'm sitting on the couch, I browse the web, watch movies, play games and chat with friends on this one device that's running a core i5, an x86 cpu, and I'm getting 4.5-5 hours on a cpu that doesn't include the latest power sipping tech from Intel. Really, you shouldn't comment on something unless you actually know what you're talking about.