I went to find out where I could check out a Surface in real life (live in NZ) but it appears some genius at MS HQ decided that you you can only purchase online. I don't have a spare (approx) NZ$800 to just throw at a device I've never seen and don't know if it will work for me. I dislike the inability to add USB devices to the iPad and its inability to multitask but WTF were they thinking??? The Xmas shopping period when they could potentially make a killing (lota people like me want more from their iPads) and you can't get your hands on it!! I predict the Surface is going to go the way of MS Flight if they don't do something fast!