Just thought I would label the thread accurately from the start. In that vein, I appreciate all the feedback and information that any persons who take the time (I do appreciate your time) to provide. Background: I run a construction company and we currently use Excel contract to calculate estimates. I have looked at dedicated software solutions for estimate preparations but they seem to be lacking and I am not convinced of their long term viability and updates as the technology continues to move. I am looking for a single source tool that my salespeople can use in the field to do the following (kind of in order or priority): Prepare the estimate and have the customer sign it and all required documentation Take pictures and make notes on the pictures for production department Present the electronic presentation Take notes Take pictures for before and after Take testimonial videos I am a self-admitted MAC person with a Macbook Air, iPad, etc. I think they have done a bunch to move the technology but it seems like they lack a bunch of stuff or maybe I am just too damn IT dunce to see it. I very much appreciate any feedback you can provide. I bought my installation manager a Surface 2 but not the pro model. Is the Pro model they one that allows you to use the stylus to make notes and edit pictures. Questions: Do I need to opt for the pro model in order to have the ability to edit and sign documents What robust covers and protection is there available (read construction sales guys abuse) Is a solution, other than Surface that would work or that you would recommend? I am not married to this machine but I want to make a decision on what will most cover my needs and get the required number of units for the field personnel. Thank you in advance.