The added benefits of ARM processor tablets over my 2008 laptop were just enhancements in consumption tasks. Didn't find that worthy to be worrying about two delicate devices (one being mostly a sub-part of the other), and their price tags just weren't justifiable when there are quality Intel Atom processor tablets that offer quadruple more functions for the same price. The Surface Pro on the other hand, I bought it the moment it was available (Feb 9th 2013) as it is my Laptop/Desktop merged with those enhancements in consumption tasks offered by ARM processor tablets AND the benefits of a medium Intuos Wacom Board. It offers more than a plain tablet merged with a plain high-end laptop despite it being no more expensive than a high-end laptop. It has thus far replaced my Laptop/Desktop, my diary/logbook AND 10 5-star notebooks; which I would have gotten if not for OneNote and the ability to write/draw naturally like on paper (thanks to it's built-in digitizer screen with palm rejection). Literally, the only difference between writing in OneNote on a Wacom-enabled PC (like my Surface Pro) and writing on a 5-Star notebook, is that it's digital. That is; easier to copy-paste, easier to review and correct, easier to append missed notes to, easier to store for future reference, easier to share without worries of losing my notebook, better (re)organized in one place, limitless number of pages/sections, totally green, etc. That's not even taking into account the magic note-taking features it offers: - Recording audio/video as you take notes (not the same as plain audio/video recording you'll get with a SmartPhone, 'cause you can actually listen to/view what the prof was saying on topic X by clicking the play button at header X)
- Adding images, videos and other content from the internet
- Linking to almost ANY other content (images, videos, docs, notes, programs, webpages, etc.) inside or outside of OneNote
- Sharing notes through OneDrive (I don't do that due to privacy reasons :P)
- Multiple users simultaneously working on the same note from different computers
- Searching for typed/hand-written/imported (from ANY app/program that can print) text in notes
- Expandable functionality through add-ons Now I can be even more green, and slightly more entertained, without compromising on productivity and best of all, without worrying about multiple devices :D Keep up the good work Microsoft!