I actually brought this service in Late February to replace my old laptop that crapped out on me. Except I really treated this 600 dollar investment(Keyboard included) as merely a Kindle/Nook. All I did was read books on it and play games and occasionaly browse sites that are easier to read on the surface rt instead of my Lumia. For some reason I just refused to use my tablet and it made me wonder why I even got it in the first place(Other than for novelty reasons, I like having new and flashy things). In fact I had been using my original laptop even though it was crappy as hell. The laptop would randomly start typing letters randomly ssssssssss and you have to press another key on the keyboard to get it to stop typing the letters lol. Then the keyboard on the laptop would stop working and I had to USB keyboard and lay it on top of the laptop which is a bit lame when you are in the library haha. But it wasn't until June I realized why I didn't like my surface rt and it wasn't because of the Surface itself...It was the size. I think the reason I was willing to be annoyed and aggravated with the old laptop and treated my Surface RT as merely a tablet was because I wasn't used to typing with a screen less than 17 or so inches. Add on the fact the touchpad was a bit of a hard adjustment for me to use but I like it because it is different and I didn't want the type cover. The size of the screen just sort of bothered me when typing. With that said, since June, my old laptop literally will not work now...it crashes a bit and I have been adjusting to my surface RT more. I am using it now as we speak. Ironically, I am not using it as a tablet anymore as much. I am using it as a laptop. This tablet has gotten me so much attention and questions asked at my high school when I brought it to school. It's not hard to stand out when everyone in class is using an ipad or Galaxy Tablet or Nexus Tablet....I have my Cyan Touch Pad and my hinge and I am good to go with my tiles. It's gotten me a lot of awareness....and I am sincerely hoping that Microsoft will do something more with the new gen of devices for schools. Get these tablets in the hands of young pre-teens and teens. Start hyping it up more. I just started college and I expected to be the only one with the Surface in my classes again...what do you know the guy in my class has a surface Pro and his touchpad is red and we sort of did that knowing Nod and smile as we looked around us and saw a bunch of people with ipads. I know whatever enhancements Microsoft has made for the new Gen will be good improvements likely but what really needs to improve is their mentality when it comes to marketing because these products can compete with Ipads and Galaxy Tabs and Nexus...you just need to market it and show people WHY! it's been 6 months of using this and I am still adjusting to the screen size from a full fledged laptop but I honestly don't want another laptop...I may go pro and get a Pro Surface but I love the form factor, I just wish the screen was bigger but I am okay with it now. The touchpad certainly is cool(more so than the type cover) and even 6 months later I think it is cool..that said I only use the touchpad if I want to show off a bit lol. I have since started using a full USB keyboard and my finger as the mouse. I love my little RT It is the perfect college companion!