When I first bought my Surface Pro I thought that I would give it a try as my Desktop Replacement. I ran into issues: 1) One of the benefits of the Surface Pro is that it is hyper-transportable. That is unless you have to hooked up to an external monitor and USB devices. 2) Because the SP as Desktop Replacement is hooked up to cords, writing notes on it on the fly is an awkward, clumsy experience. 3) Although good for what it is, the SP keyboard just isn't up to the heavy lifting a normal-sized keyboard can do for office work. 4) The zoom limitations can be problematic. 5) Every time you want to grab the SP and run you have to unhook everything. 6) Unless you have a wireless printer, you can't print unless you are physically attached. Having a desktop provides wireless printing through your Homegroup. WHAT I FOUND WORKS BETTER (FOR ME): What I found is working much better is to keep my Desktop as the primary computer and synchronize wirelessly with my SP using the most excellent SyncToy App (Download SyncToy 2.1 from Official Microsoft Download Center) from Microsoft. I prefer SyncToy to Dropbox as I don't want to rely upon some third party cloud to not screw up my data. Also, SyncToy syncs only when I tell it to, Dropbox tends to have it's own plans. So this means I can have my robust and powerful Desktop as my main PC and I can more easily use my SP as a tablet while still remaining synced to my Desktop in the exact manner I wish. Everything to it's best use. P.S., It is definitely a HELL OF A LOT easier to write on this thing with no wires attached to it.