Honestly the Surface 3 can be an expensive device. I got the 128 gig one, which is $600. Plus $130 for the keyboard, $40 for the pen, which made the initial investment almost $800. However, since then, I added the official docking station for another $130 and a 24 inch HD monitor for $200 and a wireless keyboard for $30 (when using the large monitor instead of the included S3 monitor). So the total cost is now close to $1200. BUT....think of what I have now. For $1200, I have a fully Windows-capable tablet nicer than an iPad.....plus a laptop computer for when I'm travelling.....plus now a full desktop machine, where the original device itself just serves to replace a desktop's "tower," and I instead use a full desktop monitor and keyboard. 3 nice machines for that $1200. It's now not such a ridiculously high price at all when you consider that it replaces all those devices.