http://www.theverge.com/2015/4/14/8409591/microsoft-surface-3-tablet-review It says it is not great as either a tablet or a laptop due to compromises in design. I agree that there should be a Surface-type laptop. I would prefer a true clamshell laptop with similar specs to the Surface 3 that works better on your lap and on a bed than a Surface balancing on a kickstand. The Surface is something I'm seriously considering because I don't really see a better choice. This is not because the Surface is so fantastic, but because the alternatives are worse. The ideal laptop for me would be a 11-12 inch ultralight laptop with IPS screen, TPM and backlit keyvoard with very long battery life (more than 8 hours of normal use with screen at a normal brightness level). Basically a Windows version of the $899 Macbook Air for less. Asus UX305 is closest, but it is too large and heavy and no backlit keyboard is available. The new Dell XPS 13 is close, but seems to be missing TPM at least on the base model.