Originally Posted by perfectblade
it takes up more surface area than a larger laptop, while simultaneously being unable to adjust the angle of the screen and being less "stable" due to it not actually possessing a hinge connecting the screen to keyboard
well, just me, but I've never seen anybody actually use the laptop on their laps....
Not even back in college did anybody just sit at a chair and use anything on their laps. They'd use a desk at the library, the desk in class, the desk in the student center by the outlets, the desks in the study room, etc..
At home, using it on your lap while you're just laying back on the couch, works just fine since you aren't sitting up. Not to mention, you can just remove/fold the keyboard and use it as a touch screen instead.
The main reason Surface Pro wouldn't be a big sell (to me) was its battery life. It's in a form factor that no other product could match, and the capacity of the battery is a physical size issue....so the battery they included wasn't enough to juice the equipment long enough.
Now the Surface 2 Pro has a keyboard with a battery pack AND a more energy efficient CPU. So the Surface 2 Pro is looking like the real deal unless another company can out perform them on the hardware, form factor, build quality, and price.
Note: If this was an apple product, it'd sell for $1,500+ and sell millions -_-