Actually, I can back this up. I used to bring my iPad into meetings for using Evernote and taking notes, but the limitations compared to my PC at my desk were just too much to have it be a reliable meeting tool. I always brought pen/paper with me in case I needed it. With the Surface, I felt that was completely unecessary. A PC designed to be a PC, so I could access Word, Excel, etc. if needed, and nothing makeshift about it either. It was exactly as I was familiar with. Something that an iPad simply couldn't allow me to do. One way I'd look at it is that the apps for the iPad/iPhone are "workarounds" for the full-blown PC experience. With Surface Pro, I don't need to make the compromise any more. Edit: The iPad I have is my own personal one that I would try to use from a personal productivity standpoint. It was never expensed for work.