Does anyone understand why there is so much hate for the Pro? I just can't understand why. The Surface Pro is an amazing tablet and I personally cannot wait to get one.
Honestly, its the not ready for prime time view some people have, and they are probably right. It is a little overweight, and the battery life makes it a laptop in sheep's clothing. Not saying it isn't on mu list of devices I will most likely own, but I will curse the shortcomings on a daily basis.
With my iPad 3 I use CloudOn for Excel, Word and Powerpoint work. This app provides cloud-based (Box, Dropbox, Google Drive, Skydrive) access to your files, and provides a touch-based interface to the Office apps. Yes, you can play games and everything else you mention - but it's also an excellent productivity device when used with a wireless external keyboard. I'm not dissing the Surface Pro, but the iPad most certainly isn't "just a fun screen with a lot of games." Aside from running full blown Windows apps, the iPad can pretty much do anything you want with cloud storage. And Microsoft is still quite lacking with modern UI apps, but hopefully this will change soon.I think the mistake is comparing the Surface PRO with an iPad...iPad is just a fun screen with a lot of games. I mean, have you really tried (after purchasing the apps) to work on excel or on a presentation on your iPad?