I can somewhat agree with this. I think Microsoft is trying to take aim at a real computer/tablet experience in one, and if you've used either the Surface or Win8 you can see that. It's trying to eliminate the decision whether you want a tablet or a laptop, just get one device that does both. The downside to it is that alot of people see it as a tablet competitor (where it's not a straight tablet competitor to me) and then judgement comes after seeing the price tag(it's too expensive). Even compared to laptops it's a bit expensive, but the price falls in the Ultrabook range, so you're getting something a bit more portable than an ultrabook.I agree that it is ridiculous how much space the OS on the Surface Pro takes. However android tablets aren't really what the Pro is competing against since it's really a laptop with a 10.6" screen.