Why not an RT? First: the price. Even the current reduction to $349 doesn't go far enough. Next, this guy's article tells a lot, although I don't always agree with his slant on it: http://reviews.cnet.com/8301-33153_7-57593758-10391733/why-i-wont-be-buying-a-surface-rt-even-for-$349/ I don't think it's valid to ding the RT for not coming with a keyboard unless he compares it with something like a Samsung 10" tablet with an accessory keyboard. I do agree with him that it's tacky for MS to boast of its internal memory when only part of it is usable. It does come with a first-class basic suite. It does have a card slot. It does come standard with something I haven't heard of in any other tablet: a full-sized usb port, which MS says can be connected to an external hard drive, thus avoiding cloud dependence. MS can make this work if they'll bite the bullet on price. I knew when I bought this $100 Touchpad that it was doomed already. I don't want to buy into another doomed device unless (maybe) it's at another fire sale price.