I got my Surface RT (the original) as a Black Friday special, and love it. Does nearly everything I'd want from it, and a lot that I never expected a tablet to be capable of.
There are a few desktop programs that I use on my laptop, but for the most part, I've been using my Surface more. My laptop is more my casual computing machine. For serious heavy-lifting programs, I have my big Dell tower. The main reasons I fire up my laptop these days are Minecraft and Yahoo Instant Messenger (on rare occasions). I even tend to do my remote support on the Surface, since the Metro Teamviewer app is quite nice.
And the larger screen and full keyboard of the laptop - I'd actually bought it to upgrade from a netbook which I'd used maxed out and pushed far beyond what the manufacturer intended. The Surface is smaller than the laptop, but doesn't feel cramped like the netbook did.
I'm frequently moving the laptop out of the way so I can have my Surface comfortable on my desk.
So I'm wondering . . . could I get by without the laptop? It's entirely possible that between my tower computer and my Surface, my computing needs are completely covered. Will I miss the portable "full desktop" experience? (Especially since the laptop rarely moves.)
I seem comfortable with the size and feel of the Surface, but am I comfortable enough to make it my main "casual computing machine"?
It might pay to find out. Starting tonight, I'll put the laptop away and just use the SurfRT in its place. And the tower (either in person or with Teamviewer) for the desktop-based stuff.
There are a few students in my family who might benefit from a laptop if I discover I don't really need it.