The following review statement is quite telling, "At this stage in its evolution, if I had to choose only one tablet, Id pick the iPad. While it doesnt offer the productivity of Surface, its a very complementary device to the laptop thats likely going to end up in my bag anyway."
So, the iPAD isn't enough for serious (or prolonged or Office-type) work, which means you need another device that is--so a laptop or Surface. The Surface isn't a great tablet, but it will do if you had to throw in only one device but need Office with you. Hmm: sounds like you'd eventually tire of "two devices to carry on" and end up opting for the Surface. I don't think you'd miss that much (except, currently, the slew/fload/diaspora of iOS apps).
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