I really don't want to spend a lot of money just because. I want what will work for me. This is what I need. The reason I haven't bought a tablet is it didn't make sense to have one that I could't work on word or excel. Then the surface surfaced. I heard that you can buy paid apps to accommodate (to work on) word and excel. But does that mean I can alter or use word and excel by buying apps? Or do yo have to buy the "computer" tablet, the heavier one, where you buy the full software in order to use and access word and excel.