I think the Samsung ATIV 500T tablet is becoming a holiday hit. The problem is most retailers are still showing pre-order. The reason for the hit is that the perfect place for Win 8 in the year 2012 might just be on an inexpensive carry computer. Then the computer includes WiFi and ethernet so avoid cellular. Also, the $750 price incudes a laptop keyboard to dock-to. Why this instead of the Surface ? Well, the PC tablet will run Photoshop Elements, for instance.
Of course a better laptop but not a tablet would be the Samsung 13.3" Series 9. Amazon has it for $1200 with Win 7 or for $1300 with Win 8.
Meanwhile the Lenovo ThinkPad 2 tablet didn't make the November 16 date.
And Emirates airlines is equipping its flight crews and cabin crews with the HP Elite Pad 900 tablet but HP is not even not trying for a date before January.