In the course of some interactions on the net, I was offered 850 dollars for my SP3 yesterday. I have to say I was tempted. I'm not sure if it was a good deal (no research on the market value), especially since it would have included the docking station. It made me think about what I expect in a laptop/tablet, i.e., would I put that money towards a MacBook? As I mulled it over I found that the SP3 offers some things that Macs (and more specifically the MacBook) doesn't. A couple of examples that I came up with, though these are not the only reasons for my decision. One of the frustrating things with OS X is Scanners and printers. Most makers now leave it to Apple to provide the software and drivers. For my scanning needs, OSX's Image Capture is woefully inadequate, but in windows I have the Epson software that gives me the level of control and features that I need. Thanks the docking station I easily connect my SP3 to my external monitor and peripherals. I'd have a more difficult time doing that MacBook Plus I really do like Windows and there are features that make life a little easier, especially when using MS Office or connecting to work. Still, being a Mac person I kept going back and force on the offer. Any opinions on the market value of the SP3? I think 850 for a i5/8GB/256GB SP3 with the type cover and docking station may have been too low. If that was the case I feel better about passing up on this deal.