One of the major reasons that I held out for this tablet as opposed to a tablet with a lesser processor was so that I could install the full version of Dragon naturally speaking. It requires a dual core processor to work properly and the surface Pro has all the power it needs. I am posting this using DragonDictate right now. It works fantastic with the onboard microphone and I highly recommend it for entering text into the surface as opposed to using the keyboard when you are sitting on the couch. There is also the native speech to text feature in Windows which I turned on but didn't play with very much. I find it interesting that this feature is always overlooked. By the way I was able to compose this entire paragraph with zero errors while the TV was playing in the background. I just looked at the Dragon website and NaturallySpeaking home is on sale for Valentine's Day for $55. I highly recommend it. PS I am also absolutely loving my surface Pro. I think it is fantastic.