I was ready to buy a Surface RT today, but last night I was researching the VPN issues. I am a physician working in an ICU. I use my tablet to take notes as we do rounds. From those I write my daily progress notes. I have been using an iPAD 2 which is a great tablet except for word processing. It just doesn't handle Microsoft office documents well. So I said "If anything handles those well, a Microsoft device should". The Surface was the proper weight and size and had good battery life. UNFORTUNATELY, the VPN issue is the deal breaker. Our hospital uses Cisco VPN and uses IPSec. RT can't handle it. The PRO can handle it but it is at least $1000 with a keyboard (and you have to buy office) AND the battery life is only about 4 hours according to the people at the Microsoft store. So, I am looking for a better Windows 8 (not RT) tablet with a nice lightweight keyboard. Too Bad.