The Microsoft reputation matters most. Will this Surface be abandoned in 6 months?
The WinRT version looks useless to me as off now. When there are plenty of apps in the store, it may have some value, but still I do not see how it can be better than iPad or Android, depending on what kind of a person you are. An it is evidently unnecessary if one has a Pro version. How come it is released first? Just to be sure everybody knows that Surface is a failure when the Pro version is released.
The Pro version may be my next machine. I do not need it right now, at lest not that much to pay the price. I have a desktop at home, a desktop at the office, and a sub $100 gadget to listen and read apart from the desks. But at the next upgrade point I may choose to go Surface and it will not matter much if the price is somewhat higher than that of an ultrabook. With ultrabook I still cannot do tablet stuff, with Surface I can do everything.
There may be show stoppers though: repair, upgrade, and battery replacement.
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