Re: Microsoft selling other companies' tablets?
That's true; their ads sort of went from poorly communicating the difference to not communicating it at all. Everything in current ads is just "the new Windows." Microsoft is still doing a better marketing job with 8.1 than it did with 8, granted, but yeah, their messaging still needs to be better regarding RT differentiation. Then again, there are only three RT devices currently on the market, so perhaps that's why explains some of Microsoft's marketing choices.
Interesting that you were able to replace both your laptop and desktop. The smaller dimensions of most Windows tablets doesn't get in the way? Are you using some kind of dock and monitor? I think the "3-in-1" use case for a device like the Surface Pro 2 is pretty interesting, but the "2-in-1" use cases have been too limiting for me. I'd be curious to learn more about what you've been able to do with your new device.