Just did a mini vacation over the 4th of July and traveling with the SP3 was so much easier than a laptop. - Taking it in and out for screening was a breeze - It's so light (I am use to big ultrabooks) it felt like my laptop bag was empty. - I was easily able to use my phone as a hotspot and connect the SP3 to it (saved me $45 to avoid getting wifi at the hotel) - The battery life is amazing when watching videos, I was able to watch about 6 hours of video, play simple games, etc. with battery life to spare. My favorite part was watching all the iPad/Samsung users trying to rest or hold their devices awkwardly and looking over to see what I was using. I am sure Apple will "innovate" the kickstand idea soon enough and legions of Apple users will think how amazing the feature is. Anyway, so far very pleased with the SP3, despite all the issues I have had. Being a normal laptop user I feel as though I have upgraded to what is next in line for most laptops.