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My friend has the Surface Pro, Surface RT and Idea Pad Yoga, so I have had the opportunity to try all three.

If you want a laptop/tablet hybrid, my vote would be the Yoga. It is thin and light, has a big screen and works very well in tablet and laptop mode. It is bigger then the Surface Pro, but I find the weight and bulk of the Pro to be problematic when using it as a tablet. The practical difference in bulk and weight between the Surface Pro and the Yoga is very small, IMO.

If you can get away with it, the Surface RT is a much better tablet then ether of the other two. Yes, you are limited to Metro apps and Office/IE on the desktop, so if that is a deal breaker then you are out of luck. Of the three, the Surface RT is the only device I would want to use as a tablet for extended periods of time, due to weight and thickness.
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Thanks a lot, it almost makes me think that I should wait and see what comes out in the next month. Since I really do not want to be limited to a 4 hour battery. The surface pro on paper seemed like a great idea but sadly it does not seem to be the case. I also cannot get passed my mind how the surface pro is $899 + $115 for a keyboard, $39 for 30" monitor adaptor, all the other addons. You are looking at $1,000+ after tax. My Dell XPS comes to this price and is more powerful, does about 3-5 hours. Only problem is that it is not a tablet.

Sigh.
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Well with that budget you might as well pick up a haswell powered ultra book. There sleek and light and best of all battery is great!
    
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That's what I was thinking, it would be better than the surface pro. Any in particular you would recommend?
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