I had a chance to try out the surface at the mall a few days ago, and it's a very slick device. I'd easily choose it over the iPad any day. It's built extremely well, and the touch cover is surprisingly easy to use (however I personally prefer the type cover). Windows 8 RT seems to work fine, but the inability to run legacy desktop apps is a bummer, so I may wait it out for the pro version.
Gear: 7 Nikon Nikkor AI-S and AF-S lenses, SB-700 flash, Nikon D7000, Nikon FM, variety of accessories
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- Ansel Adams