There is a another surface that is not winrt that will be release to the public next month. The current surface being sold is Win rt and does not allow you to install any programs at all! It is a tablet only and priced accordingly. It does come with a version of word for free heavily used by the corporate world on the go. like it or not the biggest corps. are still using word. I am not releasing any information that is secret. It has been publicly announced that msft is releasing two surfaces and the second is coming in 2013. The dev. software has been out for developers to obviously write the needed software for programs to run on it. You will need programs for it right? It is no secret, Micorosft and Ballmer are innovators!. I own msft and I am not releasing any secrets. Stocks advance on secrets. The public knows this info. all ready it is just the bashers that get more press who like there apple investments. I am also invested in NOK which msft also invested in. I also invest in qqq which is heavily aapl weighted. I am not an aapl basher as I am trying to get out of the qqq now. aapl has dropped since the msft news. Research it.