I think if I was standing in the store with money in my hand, I would probably go to a netbook instead.
For portability, a netbook is nearly as good as the surface, for a much lower cost.
If I lost the netbook (or stolen) I would feel less bad about it as it was cheaper.
When it breaks in a year (You said yourself your keyboard is already getting finicky) I won't feel as bad.
And I know I can use the keyboard of the netbook on my lap, the surface needs a flat surface to use that kickstand properly.
The only advantage I can see with the surface pro is the ability to use it as a touch tablet. But that price makes it hard to swallow when I can get a Nexus 7 for 240 bucks instead. And I can buy a cheap case for that that allows it to stand up and a roll out keyboard if I need to use it for serious typing.
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