Originally Posted by sherlock
As expected the battery life is no good for a tablet(and won't be unless they move onto Haswell ULV)/good for a laptop but this thing is a struggle to use on the lap with keyboard(ASUS Transformer style hinged keyboard would be better than Kickstand+separate type/touch cover). Microsoft still have a long way to go in term of refining this product.
If I could do at 4x the work with half the battery life, while offering "more" then it's competition, I don't see it as 6 hours of battery life, I see 6 hours of battery life with at 24 hours of productivity; while capable of professional office applications, CAD software, full media software, light gaming, etc. I wish these things were considered with more value in battery life benchmarks.
I could care less about tablets these days. I enjoy them in simply reading information (while not contributing - which is something I rarely do), photoshop drawing, or viewing images and videos, but the novelty of using a tablet outside of its functionality is not a factor for me anymore. Tablets are usually pretty mediocre for web browsing, outside of the iPad and or any tablet with firefox enabled, and the phone serves the same function while maintaining the same functionality.
The market is giving these puppies far too much interest; and once the novelty wears off, you need something of function to keep it going. E-reading doesn't quite cut it anymore for real books, nor newspapers, nor text books. I honestly think tablets are beginning to die or need a new focus. Microsoft has the right direction, though, but outside of that, all other tablets are just glorified larger phones that do the same thing, sometimes less, while just taking up more room then they should. The surface Pro is more like an even more portable laptop while giving it tablet functionality without an additional device.