I own one and I am writing this on one right now. I have been waiting to give a review and here is my chance.
I own several tablets and I am a geek and computer tablet collector.
Windows RT think Windows CE, think PC jr. Almost Windows.
Like IPAD, all programs come from the Microsoft market place. The first thing is that there are very few programs and especially very few games. I tried to find out before hand what was available, but could not find it because you have to own one to see what they have. Maybe there is a link or listing but did not find it. The games and software is all very good, but if its a dollar for android, 3 for ITunes, its 5 for RT. Racing programs, Angry Birds Space is about as good as it gets. Very few games, so do not buy it if you want to collect and play games.
Bootup and battery - excellent it boots faster than any computer or tablet. Speed on the Internet is OK. Not really fast.
Internet issues. Only IE, no chrome available from the market place. It has wonkey active x and java issues. You cannot signup for Obamacare because when you try to pick your state the listing is blank. This is true for other pages like live radar at some sites, rare, but irritating. The back button sometimes does not work or is delayed. Some sites are very slow.
Email, will not connect to Outook if you do not have a certificate. Note: Outlook is rumored to be a part of 8.1 upgrade.
Work- Microsoft spent a billion dollars on an advertisement showing a bunch of people at work jumping around on tables with clicky keyboard. For work, this product is dead on arrival. Unlike Apple who has been trying to take an IPAD a home product and turn it into a corporate tool, Microsoft has done everything to make this home only. Will not connect to corporate networks. Once they found people were using a usb to network cable converter they disabled it last January. Wireless only and no corporate connections. Home only.
Keyboard, is small, but you can get use to it but it is on a negative side.
Camera, colors are bad, but maybe I need to adjust it or maybe it is me.
Half of the 32 gigs is OS and backup and unusable. This has 16 gig available. I wonder how much will be left in three years of patches.
Unusual power cable, where did I leave it, it is always buried under the micro usb cables that work with all my other tablets for charging. Good luck keeping track of the usb converter for the tablet when it is not connected to the keyboard. I have not looked, but no real case for the tablet alone, and just some universal cases for the keyboard and screen bundle.
I use it every morning, it powers up fast and I am on the Internet in a minute. I only charge it once a week and a true long distance flying machine with really great battery life, the best of any device I own. The few times I have ever taken it off the keyboard I am amazed at what a great stand alone tablet it is by size and weight.
The sdhc expansion card is fast and adds storage for media, pictures and documents. I spent $17 for 32 gig.
The sound is ok, and you won't get hearing loss from the volume.
Basic MS home office is good and better than anything you find in IOS or Droid, it is just like the real thing. Using web Outlook to work and viewing and editing files works great.
You can get the orginal Microsoft tablet for close to the same price without the keyboard. It has slightly better rating. To get their Dallas Cowboys squishey flexible keyboard it will cost half the price at about $150 extra. The way the keyboard folds up into a mini laptop configuration is really good.
Nice screen, good colors, much better than the Acer W3 - however the W3 is regular windows 8.
The bottom line, if you wait you will be get it cheaper or one of the other RT tablets cheaper in the future. If you only play a few games like solitaire, angry birds, or a high graphics adventure once in awhile. Good choice. For basic Internet it is good, but you may need another system because you might not be able to get some sites to work.
Basic office, gmail, etc it is good.
Then of course it has the bipolar Windows 8 experience with two different Internet explorers.