Summary: I am a teacher who uses a LOT of tech resources and have tried to create my own as well for classes. I have had PC laptops and Apple laptops and nothing has come close to the ease and power of creating resources for my students.
Pros: Fast browsing, powerful enough to do HD video editing, one touch sharing to all manner of venues
Cons: The stylus spontaneously disconnects for no apparent reason, keyboard was extra
Summary: Had one of these for years now and it's never skipped a beat. The one thing that I would complain about is that occasionally it will lose the keyboard, and I have to pop the plug out and plug it back in. That has only started to happen in the last year though and is probably due to wear and tear.
Pros: Full desktop and file system. Microsoft Office.
Summary: I was very pleasantly surprised with the Surface. even though it's 2 to 3 years older technology is well designed, and seems to have an excellent battery life. The material that it's made with is very well constructed.