I've been using my Surface RT as my main computer for a few months and love it. I also use my desktop for some tasks, such as for gaming, but I don't even use my laptop anymore. I recently pulled out the laptop and was amused by how large and bulky it seemed. I have an x300 too, which was competitive with the Mac Air when it was released...thus it is like 3 lbs and less than 1 inch thick....yet it seems GIGANTIC and horrible to use compared to my Surface RT. Surface is to a laptop as a laptop is to a desktop. The only annoyance I have with my Surface RT is that it can't install this one ebooks program called Calibre. Most people could just have a Surface RT and the next Xbox (720 or whatever they plan to call it). Most consumers don't need anything more. The RT is superior to the iPad in my opinion....even when you account for the fewer number of apps....because the RT can replace a laptop's productivity. Most apps are crap anyway....and you can duplicate most important apps with the webpage. Plus, Windows 8 RT is a much better O/S than iOS for the iPad, which is really just a BIG iPhone IMO.