Now that the reviews of SP2 are in, it seems that the overall consensus is that the performance of the PC is great and it seems like most of the review units have been with the 64GB/4G RAM unit! I do not own a SP1 or have yet to preorder/order the SP2. I've played with one at BestBuy but its kind of pointless with no internet or apps to trial. I am currently stuck between the area of choosing 128/4 or 256/8. Obviously better specs are a better investment, but the additional $300 (while not counting the covers) is alarming. Especially if next year's possible SP3 yields a better design and not just a refresh! Some of my considerations have been: Storage Workarounds I've managed with laptops containing 160GB HDD and never had an issue (especially with cloud computing) I'm also a heavy SkyDrive user so the 200GB bonus is tempting I also live off high capacity SD cards and perform storage of movies/music/photos on my SSD terabyte drives I plan to remove whatever extra space is taken up via the Recovery image and transfer to a USB (is this true for a SP or only for Surface RT?) Hesitations $1299 is EXPENSIVE for my tastes (and my fiancee will kill me) I'm likely to upgrade tablet PCs every two/three years (but my last personal laptop was 2007! loaded with Vista and still running, albeit slowly, with Win8.1 Preview) Maybe one more year of waiting won't be so bad (coming from someone who returned the Surface RT to wait for SP1, but did not invest due to Haswell expectations) Company might be moving towards CYOD (choose your device), but likely to flash system with corporate Win 7 images. Use case I expect to use PCs primarily for Windows Store apps, Office, Spotify, Picasa, company software (specs are tolerable XP), Steam (Portal 2 / Fez; nothing crazy like Arkham), emulators (SNES, N64, DS), and Bluestacks (BTW, how is the latest version running on this?). Based on your experience with SP1, have you wished it was an 8GB RAM device? Is 128 not enough if your use case is similar to mine? I appeciate your thoughts and comments!