I had a chance to play with my new purchases (SP3 I5 8gigs, black keyboard cover and docking stand) last night. My biggest hurdle is learning Windows 8.1 as a touch system. I have an HP 13" non-touch laptop which I acquired over a year ago with Windows 8.1. But I almost always used it like it was Windows 7. Anyway, I won't cover the positives which are well covered here....... The negatives: Almost no documentation. I was expecting the pen holder on the keyboard cover to be factory installed as part of the cover. Not a stick on thing. It has already fallen off once. If it does so again I won't be trying to use it (for fear of losing the pen, which I don't see myself using much anyway). The connection on the side of the SP3 is loose in the docking station. A couple times already the connection has failed and I have to jiggle it to restore. Since I will have my external USB hard drive connected to the docking station I would hate to have it lose connection during a disk operation!