I want to weight the pros and cons as we know them now for fun. Reasons to get a Surface: 1. Full windows means full apps like office, photoshop, CAD, Chrome, Torrenting (this is my favourite pro!) 2. Kick stand is quite useful 3. Physical keyboard is fully sized with multitouch trackpad 4. USB support 5. SD card reader 6. Phenomenal x86 CPU and lots of RAM 7. OneDrive does a pretty good job of syncing all my office and note taking 8. OneNote is alright (would have said fantastic until W10) 9. Cheaper intro price vs iPad Pro Reasons to get an iPad Pro: 1. Probably a lot less buggy (this is my favourite) 2. Better stylus (possibly) 3. Microsoft just pledged full touch integrated office support 4. More touch applications 5. Better battery life 6. Wont overheat 7. Better note taking experience My explanation for why the iPad will be better for note taking: Here is how note taking works on Windows 10: you press the tip of the pen down on the screen in OneNote and the windows date & time dialog pops up over OneNote because palm detection is non-existent. You begin go write and the keyboard continuously popups up and goes down, up and down up and down even though you've made no indication that you want it, it's a glitch. You attempt to scroll down and realize that scrolling doesn't work anymore until you leave OneNote and come back to it. You tap on the option to change to a new page and your tap is detected as a right click. In fact, every click is now detected as a right click and now your note taking session has come to an end because the only way to fix it is to reboot the device. My train of thought right now is that if you want something that can do more things in a more buggy way, get the Surface, and if you want something that can do a limited amount of things but that does them very well, get the iPad Pro. I'm clearly playing devil's advocate here as I've bought a SP2 and SP3 and haven't ran an iPad since the iPad 3, although I will say that after a really buggy OneNote and W10 experience lately, having a device that "just works" would be nice. It would be even better if the SP3 "just worked"