I showed my Surface 2 to a friend who is looking for a replacement for his netbook. He liked it and was thinking about buying one. Then, a couple of days ago, he came back and asked what I thought about the new Baytrail tablets that are starting to appear like the Asus Transformer Book T100. He asked me if it would be better to buy one of those rather than an S2? I wasn’t really sure what to say to him. The previous generation of Intel Atom processors were not very fast – my mother’s got a 2-year old netbook and it is SLOW. But apparently, from everything that my mate has read – that is not the case with these new Baytrail-powered devices. I told him that if it was me, I would want to go and have a good look at one of these new devices and play around with it a bit to reassure myself that these new devices are as fast as claimed. Considering that the T100 comes with a keyboard and with MS Office home/student edition, it doesn’t sound like a bad deal. I’m not sure how the Surface 2 is going to be able to compete with such devices. One point in favour of the Surface 2 is that with the Touch cover, it is a very slim and light device – great to just throw in your bag and take on trips. The design and build quality are very good too. Also, and I don’t know how much of a plus point this is, - but I feel a bit ‘safer’ using my Surface 2 for online purchases and banking than I do when using my big, old Dell Studio PC – this is because of Windows RT and the fact that it is new and relatively few hackers/internet baddies etc will have bothered to write viruses and malware for it yet (reasonable assumption?). Can anyone else think of any other reasons why someone should buy a Surface 2 instead of a Baytrail device like the T100?