Without getting into a pissing contest, I really do not like what Samsung does to Android. That is really bad when I don't really like Android to begin with. If you haven't used OneNote on a pen-enabled tablet, you should. It is a revelation. Since the Pro will run full Windows, I can also do e-signatures in Acrobat, redline Word documents, use macros in Excel, and all the other functionality I have already compromised out of my iPad. The only competitor to the Surface Pro, in my mind, is probably the Lenovo ThinkPad Tablet 2. Down on power and screen quality from the Surface Pro but also down on price. I also get a significant discount through my employer.