my Aurface is like an i Pad . I use it when Im in field .I take pix and explain in a notebook fashion all about the sequence of what we see . I like it for it allows me to generate a good "timeline" of a project.Ill even allow it to generate movies using one of my plug ins. When samples of stuff (like coal dust and bone layers of coal) are done, I can gain lotsa new information about how what Im looking for may exist in layers , strata and even coal dust washed into rivers.
I love my Surface it does much more than my ssistants iPads. (they are new post-docs with their first rel jobs, most academic stuff i bsed on Apple products), I dont know why maybe I got turned off by Apple when I was teaching because of their hard ass sales gimmicks to colleges. Too much gaming **** and doodling with Apples.