I was blessed with a Surface tablet for Christmas. Quick thoughts in case anyone else was looking at them. Windows 8/RT - excellent so far, the start screen with live tiles is the best thing Microsoft has come up with in a long time. Boots up really fast. Hardware - metal tablet, solid kick stand but you can't adjust the angle. The screen is Gorilla Glass V2. The touch keyboard/cover is awesome and easy to use. I tried the type keyboard and touch keyboards, touch is better. Multi touch mouse pad. Screen - extremely accurate touch controls, excellent screen, not retina display awesome but close. The app store currently sucks but it is growing. As a tablet I prefer it to the iPad. My girlfriend got the newest iPad for Christmas and I honestly like the Surface more. It is really more of a portable laptop. It has nearly all of the functionality of a PC but it is also a tablet. Office 2013 comes on it. I could see it replacing my laptop. Microsoft Surface A- The app store needs work but I love this thing.