"Ditched my iPad for this truly amazing device"5.0 starson by mattliptak
Pros: Easy to use and more functionality than any other tablet on the market.
Cons: Price is a bit high and battery could be better.
Summary: Let me just say I am an avid Apple fan, owning every Apple product from iMac, Macbook Pro, Macbook Air, 1st through 3rd generation iPad and every iPhone to date and Apple TV from 1st generation. I though Apple could do no wrong and loved everything about their designs, their products and went all in with Mac, getting rid of my PCs. I though Microsoft was done and laughed when someone told me they bought a PC. Up until now, I have tried other tablets (Sony, Samsung) but they just never compared to iPad. However what iPad lacked was the functionality to transition to business. I do a lot of writing in my business and thought the iPad could assist being so portable but it never could.
Microsoft has reinvented itself and launched full force into the tablet world with a magnificent machine capable of being both tablet and full fledged PC all in one incredible package. I sold my iPad 3 64GB since it was not only dusty and cobwebbed from not being used, but I was quite frankly bored with it. Apps, apps and more apps but the problem was, it lacked further functionality and productivity. Yes I could check my bank account and control my TV and go on the web browsing, but it got old and whatever dreams Apple had of inventing tablets and being the leader is slowly slipping away and I feel disappeared with Steve Jobs. Sure there was magic in the first iPad, but it is old and not even close to what Microsoft has created with this latest creation. Like you reading this now, I screened hundreds of reviews on the Surface, on every type of electronics website and found only a few negative reviews (Apple die hards). For the most part, all are positive and they are absolutely correct. This is a brilliant piece of technology, and Windows 8 does take getting used to but no different than when I had to get used to new Apple OS releases annually. Plus I plugged this tablet into a 23" monitor and it is like I have a full PC in a tiny package. It is fast, efficient and I can take care of business and still browse applications. Sure the Microsoft App store is nothing compared to iTunes, but this is how iTunes started and in time, there will be thousands of apps flooding this store. This is not a fluke and not a tablet that will quickly disappear. Microsoft has truly broke ground on what a tablet should be, an all in one Ultrabook in tablet form. Until Apple comes out with something even close to this, I am not going back to iPad. By the way, the guy that bought my iPad was buying it for his 7 year old so go figure what that technology has turned into.