I've been using the iPad since day 1. I currently have the iPad 3. So when MS Surface came out I initially ignored but than I read a few reports stating how nice it was. Considering I was getting ready to upgrade my work desktop to Win8 I figured having a connected ecosystem with tablet + PC would have some advantages. I currently have a iPhone, iPad & MBP for home. I have become tied into the Apple iTunes+iCloud ecosystem. I figured if MS Win8 can match Apple in this respect, they might have a fighting chance. 1st I decided if I was truly going to give Surface a fair chance, I had to hide my iPad. So I placed it aside and only used very very rarely. I found some Pros and Cons of the Surface: Cons: -Apps are sorely lacking. While I understand new apps are arriving everyday, there are some that I sorely miss. I find if MS can't fix this problem relatively soon than there is no chance to succeed. - App load times are pretty slow - No integrated Ecosystem like the iTunes+iCloud (unless i'm missing something) - Screen resolution not Retina like iPad. It shows when you zoom in on text. - Not crazy about the Mail app. vs iPad's mail app. Pros: - Device is pretty neat, built with great quality - Kickstand is nice with touchpad keyboard - I plugged in wireless mouse and essentially can use touchpad keyboard and mouse like a real PC. - Love the live tiles. Really breaks away from Apple's antiquated icons. - Gestures are very cool and more intuitive than iPad's. Example, swipe right to go back to previous page in IE. - USB nice to attach storage and SD card slot makes cheap storage addons - MS Office big plus. After being an avid iOS guy since 2007 (iphone1). I find Surface has Just Enough substance to move forward. With the above mentioned, I'm trying to decide to continue to use my iPad or use my Surface, they both have their strengths and weaknesses .