Looking at what you get for your $£ today we are being Rip off. Looking back at my Acer Laptop 2004 ten years ago. Runs windows 8.1 now and still running. It had Pentium 4 3.4g 2gb memory. 17inch screen. DVD writer. 3 speakers inc sub bass. But its the I\O ports that are to die for:- Type II (PCMCIA and Card bus) RJ11 Modem Jack RJ45 network Jack. DC Jack. Parallel Port (Remember them) Ext Monitor port. 2 IEEE 1394 ports. PS/2 port. 4 USB 2 ports. (Four why not more on Surface 3?) Fire wire. (Apple invention to take on USB at the time) Bluetooth. Had big Li-ion battery pack good for 4 hours. Weight wise was a 7.1 kg. Cost new then £650. Just saying love my Surface but they could give use more USB 3 ports and I would love a Surface with slim DVD recorder player.