MS says it's a tablet when you want it to be and a laptop when you need it to be. However, there's no true "sleep timer" that will close any video/music streaming apps. This is especially helpful when I'm watching shows on Netflix when I go to bed. Netflix queues up the next episode automatically so it would play all night. The Suface doesn't allow you to turn off the screen without putting the device to sleep either. On my Android tablet I set my sleep timer app and it shuts down the apps, lowers volume, etc. and the the device goes to sleep but still wakes me up when my android alarm goes off. There's no easy way to do it on the Surface. I could toy around with killing tasks. However, I can't shut it down via shutdown.exe because I still need the alarm to wake me. My current android tablet has replaced my alarm clock, my ipod/radio, and acts as my movie viewer. I was hoping the surface could do all that and act as a laptop too. Anyone have any suggestions?