Pros I like being able to have windows instead of android. Battery life is good.
Cons Screen brightness changes at random. Can't get into the store. Freezes up on me. Spent 45 min & went through 4 tech support departments on phone the other day & didn't even get to talk to anyone who could help. Last one hung up or got disconnected
Summary I was going to buy a Surface and chose the Dell. Now I wish I hadn't. Very unhappy with it and it looks like I am stuck with it. I am through buying Dell products
Pros It is Windows 8. Speed is OK will perform basic functions.
Cons Battery life is not great. Battery is used when is sleep mode. Voice commands and dictation are terrible (I feel you need these functions with a tablet). The essentials version does not a micro-usb charging port.
Summary I cannot recommend this to anyone. I have always been a Windows user, Google built a better product with better implementation.
Pros Long battery life, full office suite built-in, connects to home network/WiFi printers easily, multiple available connections, quick touch response
Cons Light sensor annoys periodically, arranging/customizing tiles not exact, dock option too expensive, lack of Windows RT apps, lack of pixel density makes e-signatures large, no POP3 mail connectivity, no GPS
Summary Realizing the limitations of Windows RT this tablet does not disappoint. I needed something that enables me to be productive on the road and this fits the bill nicely. Picked up a Logitech bluetooth keyboard and case/stand for $50 and could not be happier. Granted the Dell keyboard comes with an extra battery which explains the price, but this battery lasts long enough for my needs.
Videos play crisp but may not look as nice as some of the higher end tablets. WiFi management is simplified in the "Metro" interface and seems to connect faster than regular laptops. More and more apps are being released but not at the desired rate when compared to Android/iOS. Also, the windows updates run in the background and you are not bothered by it unlike the Windows desktop.
Live Tiles are nice for previewing news, pictures, or emails but can be a royal pain to organize sometimes. You can resize them or turn off the live feature easily. Remote desktop works exactly as you would expect or are used to. There are free apps that allow you to remote desktop while away from the house as well; no tricky setup required.
Testing the native map application went fairly well. As long as I connected to a local WiFi hotspot and was not tethering, the map could locate you within a reasonable distance (25ft or less by my guesstimate). The AGPS works, but true GPS would be nice to have.
Summary: As long as you accept the limitations of available apps for Windows RT but need something to keep you productive on the go, at home, with long battery life and connects easily to your home network, this thing works a charm. If you want games or need a bevy of random 3rd party apps, you need to get another tablet.
Pros Very light weight, very long battery life, runs Office and productivity apps fine, tile experience very good. can add SD memory, plug in USB devices, connect micro USB for emergency power. Stylus helps solve fat finger problem.
Cons It's a tablet. Full Office and other productivity apps can be frustrating to use in Desktop mode without mouse and keyboard. Sometimes slow, but not really a problem. Invested in docking station which I don't use. Still poor selection of 8 apps.
Summary I have used Atom powered netbooks on the road with very good results just running Office apps. I don't keep anything on them so no loss if lost or stolen. This tablet's performance is on par. I Took it on a week long trip as my only computer, and when I had to do some serious writing I borrowed a USB keyboard. It was fine for the whole trip, including 7 hours of air travel. This is not a large, powerful laptop replacement. If you think of it as a smart phone with a very large screen that runs Office, you'll be very happy.