I also pointed out it's not a "cutback" or cutdown version of Office except for the macros and a few arcane functions which you may find indispensable, but most of us won't. You can use your commercial office licencing or Office 365 to use your Office commercially, but family students and anyone using it for non-commercial purposes is fine, so I don't really understand your objections.
There are plenty of toys that allow you to check your email and browse and some of them can even use external keyboards and adapters to allow for some awkward productivity, but at the moment, there is only one truly productive tablet and that's the Surface.
Can I also point out that with Surface you can video Skype to your loved one on the other side of the world and read a book at the same time with two apps on the screen
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