I've borrowed an RT from work over the weekend and after initially hating it, I've really grown to like using the device. Its certainly not perfect and there are some things that baffle me, but on the whole I enjoy using it. So I've been considering buying one for myself, but I'm a tad confused about whether to get the Pro or the RT, and the differences between them. I've read enough to know that the Pro runs full Windows 8 rather than the RT version, which will allow me to run desktop applications, and this would be a big plus for me. My laptop is reaching the end of its life and there are some desktop apps I can't do without, so it would either be an RT and a laptop or a Surface Pro on its own. The Pro certainly seems on the face of it to be the much more capable device. But I thought maybe I was missing something about the RT that makes it the better purchase, and this seemed a good place to ask the question. What makes the RT better than the Pro, other than the price?