I bought the Surace Pro to use for 'business' applications mainly while on the go. I found the battery life a bit wanting but no worse than the notebook I was 'replacing'. It travelled in my bag, truck and under the arm. Bought a leather cover for added protection. It has done almost everything a desktop could do, although you do need a usb hub and added peripherals. BIG DRAMA is now that it was working one night, dead the next morning ????? 13.5 months old ... a warranty timer?? Other than that I'd update for sure.