Firstly, the usual issues: The magnetic power connector is fiddly It is too heavy as a tablet The metal case scratches easily No built in mobile data option Limited USB sockets The pen is inaccurate in the corners The pen does not have pressure sensitivity (out of the box, for the likes of Photoshop). Needs the Wacom driver The pen has no secure home in the device (silly magnetic attachment on power socket is almost useless) Expensive (especially in Australia where we pay premium prices (or a “tech tax”) on everything). Nevertheless, I'm not going to bag Windows 8.x (per se), as I really don't think it's as bad as many people suggest. I kind of get it and know it will evolve over time. Simple fact is, I can pretty much ignore the new UI, if I want, and run all my usual desktop apps on Windows 8.x. My another tablet is great for media consumption, but definitely not for productivity (like running Adobe CC, etc). However, I shall now explain why my Surface Pro 2 makes me curse it and loath it. My Surface (8Gb, 256Gb) is the most frustratingly unreliable computing device I have ever owned! And that is not a trivial statement; I have owned and used computers since 1983 (over 30 years), therefore, I know my way around them. And before anyone suggests I need to do a fresh re-install of Windows, I have already done that. So here is a list of the issues I am experiencing with My Surface, which make using it a horrible experience: 1. It will not shut down or restart about 80% of the time. Yes, I have left it in “shutting down…” mode overnight, just in case it was doing something (there’s no SSD access light on the Surface, so I have no idea if it’s working or not), but that proved to be just a waste of power. 2. It refuses to recognise the MS Wedge mouse far too often (despite trying to remove and reconnect the device). I mean, I could accept that the Surface may have issues with a third-party device, but another MS product? 3. It does not update correctly. It just sits there saying it is “preparing to install” updates forever. Bottom line is, I am reluctant to use my Surface. It is neither a pleasant experience nor one I can rely on. And that really upsets me. I honestly wanted the Surface to be something I would want to use and be proud to show it off to all those who are desperately trying to justify their toy tablets. Maybe I need to blow it away and reinstall from new media!