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If you are a Windows user and most of your day resolves around Microsoft Windows applications, then this device will extend your productivity. Unlike the iPad and Android tablets, this is not something you will play with for a while and lay it down. It's compact but powerful, and easy to use once you play with it. I don't care for the on board keyboard but overall it is easy to use if you are used to using a touch screen phone. I just throw in a small MAC keyboard and use it for now if I have a lot of typing to do. I think they are a little pricey considering you can buy a 15" laptop for the same money but for my uses it's perfect. I am an Systems Administrator so I wanted something to access my servers as easily as I can with my laptop without lugging that 10lb turkey around. Well this is perfect for that!
I bought the refurb version and saved myself a couple of hundred. I also got the small docking system that includes 2 USB ports (total of three with the one on the slate) a HDMI port, and a headphone port. This is a must have piece IMO because it allows you to prop it up in the device on your desk and use it as a second PC. Very, very useful! Anyway, each to his own but I have tried the iPad and they are good devices but limited if you use Microsoft technology in your day to day affairs.