Hello Everyone: I've been following the Surface with great interest, ever since MS announced its impending arrival (way back in '12 or whenever). Was delighted to find this forum, with its candid discussions of pros and cons. Am seriously considering the Surface RT to replace my 5 yr old Lenovo laptop, which is getting heavier by the year. Have hauled it across miles of airport concourses and have the soft tissues injuries to prove it. As I have a full sized desktop & monitor, the RT will used only when I'm away from my office. But I need to know whether the RT is truly going to fit my needs, and was hoping members of this forum could help me with this. Here are my requirements for a replacement laptop: Must Have: the following MS Office products: Word, Excel, Powerpoint. Must Have: ability to connect to a projector and give Powerpoint presentations at client sites. (Another thread mentioned a problem with the adapter for the projector & suggested getting a cheapie from ebay, rather than the MS recommended adapter -- that will work for me, as long as it DOES work. Can't afford a screw-up in front of a client). Must Have: GMAIL, HOTMAIL, and YAHOO mail. I do not use Outlook. Must Have: Music. I like to play music when traveling (helps when can't get a decent radio station in the hotel), and have burned my entire CD collection onto desktop & the Lenovo laptop (ok, ok, so I'm old school -- have CDs, don't do iTunes or any music downloads). Use Windows Media Player to listen to my Playlists, because it can play song after song automatically. Can I use Media Player on Surface RT? Is it pretty straight forward, or are there secret tricks to getting it to work? Does this work if the music is on a USB drive or a SD card? Must Have: Photo editing. I often need to edit photos when traveling. Have used Irfanview for years. Can I use this on RT? Or some other photo editing software (if so, what?) Need to be able to rotate, crop and a few other simple things. Must Have: ability to read SD card from digital camera Nice to Have: Really really would like to be able to use Google's Chrome browser, which has been my browser of choice for years. Never did like MS IE, but could probably hold my nose & use it if I absolutely had to (just kidding -- honestly, don't have a lot against IE). What are the browser options that are available on the RT? Firefox, Safari, Chrome? Nice to Have: I also do web development and use the following programs: PS Pad, Notepad ++, and Kompozer (freeware for web pages). Can I download these to RT? Nice to Have: OneNote & ability to write/annotate with touch pen. Don't understand the whole app discussion and the limited selection in the app/Window store, so not sure if these issues are related to available apps. Am using Vista and Windows 7 on current laptop & desktop. Windows 8/RT will be completely new to me. Also - and this probably sounds stupid, but what are the options for connectivity? Is RT Wi-Fi ready? That would work for me, since that's what I have on my laptop. This would be my first tablet computer and I'm really looking forward to being able to read ebooks and surf the Internet with a touch screen, as well as doing everything else I'm accustomed to doing. And of course, carrying a much thinner & lighter computer (the primary reason for getting it). I'm thinking of buying a Surface RT with 64 GB (based on criticisms of the limitations of 32 GB), and Touch Cover (since it will not be my primary computer, figured Touch would be sufficient and also thinner/lighter than Type Cover). Not considering the Pro because of the added cost (money IS a factor). So, what do you think -- will a RT w/ 64 GB & Touch meet my needs with minimal fussing? Any input would be appreciated. Thanks in advance (and sorry for the lengthy post).