I bought my Surface Pro 3 in April 2015 as my dedicated development computer for .NET and SharePoint development. The Surface Pro 3 has 8GB of RAM, 512GB of storage and i7 CPU. Compared to my previous desktop setup, I had 16GB of RAM, 2TB of HDD Storage, and AMD Quad Core CPU.
If you don’t own a Windows based Tablet/Slate and you would like to test out Windows 8 Developer’s Preview with the tablet experience and you own an Apple iPad, well there is an app for this.
A company called SplashTop has developed an app that allows you to remotely connect to your Windows 8 machine, to make this work you will need to download the streamer software for Windows 8, and then purchase a copy of the Win8 Metro Testbed app from iTunes.
How does this work? Well it streams your desktop to your iPad, it’s like using a Remote Desktop application but with touch gestures to give you the metro experience.