Reading the topics list is a sea of negativity! Which makes sense, because in a way that's what online forums are for, those who have complaints many times go online to post about it, and those who are happy users just, well, use their device. Who else, besides myself, are completely happy with their purchase? I was using a Samsung Ultrabook I got for about $300 last year when budget was tight equipped with an i3 and touchscreen, and an iPad Air, before purchasing my SP3 i7 256GB. The SP3 has pretty much replaced both! Going to get rid of the ultrabook and the iPad Air is currently relegated to the porcelain throne - so probably will be sold soon. I got to say I LOVE it! Right now I'm studying for the GMAT exam, with my SP3 in the official docking station, GMAT Review book on my 27" 1440p screen, taking notes with pen on my SP3 screen, and IE on my 27" 1080p screen for when I need to lookup something, using the Arc Surface Edition mouse and a Logitech BT K810 keyboard when needed. Type Cover for when I'm on the move. My SP3 has no issues with overheating. I currently have tons of tabs open in both desktop and Metro IE, multiple excel spreadsheets, OneNote, Kindle app, Facebook app, playing music on Slacker, Adobe Photoshop & Outlook open on SP3 and 2 high res displays and everything is blazing fast. Seems pretty amazing to me for something with the footprint of the SP3. Is it perfect? No. I have a slight yellow hazy line on left side of screen I can only see if I look for. It's still a little subpar as a dedicated tablet IMO as iPad Air is a good deal lighter and of course Metro apps aren't in the same league as ios tablet apps. That being said, for what I got it for, as a multi-function, productivity, highly mobile device for work, play, and school, it's met my expectations and then some! I LOVE my SP3! Others who also do chime in here!