Couple Months Now
I have to say, I've had the Surface Pro 3 for a couple months now. I run my entire legal practice on it. The reason why I got this and not some much less expensive laptop is because I absolutely abhore laptops. The reason why I didn't get a Macbook Air is because I'm pretty sure it's the first step towards joining a cult and worshipping a head of lettuce. Besides, I'm used to using Windows. I'm not entirely beholdened as I also am an iPhone fanboy and was an extremely early adopter of the iPad, which I used for like a month because I hate laptops. Quite simply, iOS - while awsome when small - seems ridiculous and toylike as a tablet system. the Surface Pro proves quite convincingly that the stripped down operating system is no longer necessary for tablets. You can go full-blown windows, why not give us a real apple tablet? Granted, I wouldn't buy that either because I prefer to work on a Windows machine. I tried to use my father's Macbook Pro, and it seemed off for me, but I get it.
I get Apple's methodology. They are always late to the game, and for good reason. They let everyone else rush to the next hot thing and get shot in the face with being too soon (see Google releasing a ton of 4G devices before there really was the infrastructure to support it). But two months ago, I was switching jobs and I needed a mobile computer for work. Again, I hate laptops for various reasons, and an Ipad would not be able to be used in legal drafting scenarios for some odd reason. That left me with two options: a sorta laptop with the Macbook Air, and a sorta tablet with the Pro 3.
There are a lot of guys out there who hate Macs, want a tablet, but not the patronizingly unnecessary iOS platform. For us, that makes the Surface Pro the clear winner. Anyone who says it's not a great laptop is just flat out wrong. Anyone who says it's not a great tablet is right, but only because of Windows 8.1 (can we get this right already??!?). As a tablet, it's perfect. Perfect size, perfect weight, the stylus is awesome. I don't know who these muscular dystrophy patients are that are still complaining about the heft of laptops and mobile devices. That ship has sailed.