As the thread title says - and has probably been asked multiple times: is it worth it? I've followed the surface products for a long time and the pro 3 is almost there. I'm strongly considering picking one up with student discount. However the price is still high and I've read up on tons of issues such as wifi/bluetooth, wake/sleep, heat/throttling/fan noise and dp 4k issues. So I'm really trying to weigh the pros and cons here but it's quite difficult when I'm biased toward buying it - although looking at the forum title, you might be too. I think it's an amazing piece of engineering and I love the form factor and I'm still torn between (if I get that far) whether it'll be i5 or i7. The fact is I can pick up a zenbook with dedicated graphics for almost half the price of the surface but then I'll give up touch and pen support as well as the gorgeous display. Money is a factor when you're a student. I'll be doing standard Office work as well as Visual Studio on it. Will also use VMs and probably light gaming. The geek in me says "buy the surface - it's awesome". However logic dictates the zenbook is easily the best value by far. I need some input to settle this. As I'm in Europe, I have some time to decide. Also, is there any chance of calling a Microsoft sales rep and trying for additional discounts?