If that's all you do, and since you didn't mention anything about a need to install other software (like Firefox or Photoshop), then a Surface (Windows RT) would be fine.I never really use my laptop I only used it to take notes in class and to browse the web while waiting on class, most of everything I do, I do from my phone
If there's something I just need to know and google real quick I just used my phone (since I have unlimited data) but there are times when I run into a web page that does require a lot of scrolling and zooming in order to read it
Just the hardware, assuming you would upgrade a Surface RT to 8.1. The original Surface RT has an older generation processor, only 1 kickstand angle (but you can buy cheap cases with multiple angles), lower-resolution screen (only people desperate for Retina have complained about it, I think), USB 2.0 instead of 3.0, and slightly lower battery life (still great). Surface RT also has a black body instead of the silver. To be honest, in terms of performance level, your use case would probably work just fine with the Surface RT--which is compatible with the newer keyboards as well. There are a couple specific reasons why someone might want a Surface RT and stay with Windows 8.0, but that doesn't sound like your situation.I was also needing to know what the differences is between to surface and surface 2
True, screen size is subjective. The best thing OP can do is understand the hardware/software differences and capabilities and then go to a store for a hands-on.The only reason I would hesitate to recommend a Surface as a laptop replace is screen size. If you want something smaller, more portable and can live with the Surface screen size, its a great laptop replacement. If you spend a lot of time working on the go, in airports, coffee shops, etc, you might prefer a bigger screen.
Both first and second generation Surfaces have 10.6" screens, with Surface RT having 1366×768 resolution instead of 1920x1080 on the others. But the clarity is really fine, IMO. Definitely try to find demo units.Thanks everybody, this was all hopefully to me, I think I'm going to look into the first one, and check it out, it sounds like that it would be just fine for uses, what is the screen on the first surface to be exact?