I'm looking for feedback from Surface Pro and Surface Pro 2 users as to whether either device can actually replace the need for separate notebooks and tablets. More specifically, I currently use a 13" MacBook Pro and an iPad Mini for different tasks. I'm definitely not looking for a desktop replacement though. My 13" MBP (Mid-2009) is finally starting to show its age. When I bought it, it really was only second to a MacBook Air in terms of weight and bulkiness, at least in the general price range as the Sony's were way above the budget at the time. It is considerably more bulky and heavier to today's standards though. This makes it a drag on the days I'm at school all day and need to lug it around with those very heavy textbooks. It's also had some other issues that have been hard to try to fix, and the battery capacity is beginning to really become an issue. I'm just not sure I want to dump a lot of money into trying to fix a 5-year old notebook that I already do not want to carry around all day. And since I do not use it for anything when I'm at home, I'm hesitate to replace it with another MBP, MBA, or any other type of notebook. As far as the iPad Mini, I mostly wind up using it as a browsing device in bed or casually around the house when I do not feel like booting up the desktop. I did make an attempt to use it as an alternative to the MBP for taking to school, but it did not meet my expectations. It was great for browsing things I may need, using between classes to pass time, but as soon as I needed to use it to produce anything it fell well short of capable for me. There are a few reasons I'm not really interested in the Surface Pro 3, unless somebody can absolutely convince me otherwise. I would rather try to save a little bit of money going with a used SP/SP2, but it isn't entirely about money. I'm not completely sold on the larger dimensions. I do have an iPad 4 in the house as well and find it just at the verge of being usable as a tablet. I'm just not sure I could over the extra 2" on one side even though I do get it is a little thinner and lighter than the previous Surface Pros. I even did consider the $180 Nextbook tablet from Walmart and the $250 package with the Unbranded one from Best Buy. But the Nextbook only has 1GB of RAM, but even the 2GB with the Unbranded one seemed a little bit low. I'm also worried the 32GB of storage won't be enough especially needing to have Word, PowerPoint, and Exchange at a minimum. But the price is tempting enough for these to be essentially disposable devices and being 10" tablets also seemed like a plus. But then I saw the general going prices of the original Surface Pros on the forum and thought that might be a better direction to explore.