I am starting grad school this fall and am trying to decide what computer to use for classwork during the next few years. Ideally I'd like to carry the most versatile and portable device. The apps I will be using during school the most will be Excel, Word and PowerPoint. The school is giving iPads for all the students and our text books will be distributed digitally through iBooks, so I will always have the iPad with me. Having said that, I have narrowed down my computer choice to the new 12" MBA or the Surface Pro 3. (I know the 12" MBA is not released yet, but all signs point towards it happening later this year anyway.) My biggest attraction towards the Surface Pro 3 is the fact that it comes with a digital pen and you can write directly in OneNote using free text in your own handwriting and record audio/video of the lecture at the same time. I think that is a killer feature for any student. When you take notes using only notebooks, sometimes you tend to miss stuff the lecturer says and if you can record audio and sync it contextually with your notes, it really helps. What do you guys think? Which device will serve my needs better - the SP3 or the MBA?