and Southwest Wifi have ruined flying for me.
Flying used to be glorious. I would get tons of work done, and/or lose myself in books. But on my last two cross country flights I wasted the whole time surfing the internet. A total waste of time. No more in-flight wifi for me. Today was the last time.
The Surface RT is fantastic for travel, I've had it since the day they came out and it just keeps getting better and more useful. But there is such as thing as too much of anything. We all must learn to be disciplined and use technology intelligently.
Interestingly I am seeing lots of Surfaces in the air, and lots of people are asking me about it on-the-job. Having spent the last couple of years working from home, I was not aware how popular it was among business travelers. And most people are quite clear about the differences between RT and Pro. I'm probably seeing more Pros than RTs, but I could not live with less than 8 hours of battery time, and also I do serious mountain hiking with my Surface (I'm taking lots of photos and videos) so the weight difference real matters.
My main device is a super heavy 17" Dell laptop, but I don't care how heavy a device is if I am only carrying it back and forth to work. Power and screen size are way more important than weight when it come to serious on-the-job work. I actually have both powered up when at work, and carry the tablet to meetings and the cafe. People look at me funny when I am video Skyping with my boss in the café. :)
What I have learned is that we need two devices, a portable tablet and a boss laptop. Smartphones are a dead end, we need to be able to take calls on our tablets. I have Skype of course and it is great, but not yet quite good enough to ditch my cell.