I tried the Yoga Pro from a friend for a day, and felt the hinge mechanic was to clunky, and since I am often commuting I can imagine that the hinges might get worn down from repeated tablet mode use. I cannot imagine myself using an Apple product any time soon. I am dependent on the Windows(7) environment for so much of my day to day software use.Found yet another bug....on battery if you set to sleep at 10 minutes (for example) and hibernate at 30 minutes, the SP won't hibernate. No idea why....I'll spend some time trying to debug yet another MS bug.
Devolver, the SP is definitely small. It's like having a heavy iPad. But after having it for a while, I do wonder (again) if the compromises are worth it. For example, the SP with type cover is 2.5lbs while a 13" MacBook air is 3lbs. A Yoga 2 pro is 3lbs too. And both the Yoga and Air have WAY better battery life, bigger screens and better keyboards. So on the go, the weight difference is so little and you get so much more from regular ultrabooks. The digitizer on the SP is nice though...
For $540 it's a pretty darn good value though and is cheaper than an iPad but does more (if you can ignore the weight issue). At 1100 or more (with a cover) I'm just sure I get it at all....but like I said, I do LIKE the SP I just feel like it's not practical. I might think better of it too once the power cover comes out if it adds another 3-4 hours of battery life. But with the power cover, the SP will weight 3lbs!
I am an electronics engineer student and I would love to be able to create and change schematics on the go, so the tablet form factor is a must for me.
Do you mind answering some more questions?
How rigid is the type cover?
In regards to you bug problems, part of being a windows power user is getting use to tinkering, the software freedom the windows platform gives also makes room for a lot of fragmentation. Although it should ideally be at a minimum, considering the SP is MS's own hardware.