Hello all, I picked up a surface RT Dec 24th and I have until January 24th to return it. In the meantime I will attempt to use the surface RT exclusively instead of my laptop to decide if I wish to keep it or return it. Firstly, I should outline my typical usage scenario for my old laptop. random web browsing and research remote administration of my various Linux / windows boxes using ssh and rdp listening to music instant messaging with friends and family watching movies/tv series that are mkv encoded recipe reference while cooking Day-0 Basic familiarization with the surface and the windows rt os. Was pleasantly surprised that I had no issues setting up my insanely old brother laser printer to print wirelessly from the surface rt. Amazed at the speed and finesse that it handles pretty much everything I've thrown at it considering it's only a tegra 3 arm processor. MS has done a fantastic job optimizing the widows rt operating system to run on arm. My biggest issue so far is the odd flimsy nature of the touch cover and the inability to use it on my lap while I relax in my recliner. I've also noticed some issues with the touch cover. It seems that if you type very fast it simply does not want to register some of the keystrokes. Also it seems that some keys require a tad more pressure than others to register and it has become a chore to type anything of great length on this. regardless I will carry on. A note about the touch pad. It seems there is a bit of lag between the time you use it as a two finger scroller and the time it will register as a standard cursor. Example: use two fingers to scroll down a web-page the immediately try to use it to move the mouse cursor. There is a 1-3 second lag time before it will register the cursor movement. day-1 I dug out an old Belkin foam wedge for resting your laptop on in order to remedy the situation with using the surface on my lap. This seem to have fixed any comfort issues there and can now comfortably use the surface in my recliner. The touch-cover issues persist I have a new issue to add to my list of shortcomings. There simply is no way to do google-talk style video/voice chat on the windows rt operating system at this point. There are several ways to do text-style messaging but that is all. IE10 sound: it seems that if you want to stream some audio from a web page such as amazon's cloud music player and then switch ie to the background it will silence the audio. So unless there is a "modern ui" app for the music you wish to stream you're out of luck with multitasking. I continue to be impressed with everything about windows rt and the surface. I feel if I am going to keep this past the 30 day mark I will have to switch to a type cover.