The difference is deciding if a device is for consumption or for creation. Not all hardware can be for everyone. The RT is for most users of computers. They don't need fancy. They just need mobility. The Pro is for those invested in legacy software. It's more for those trying to create. I cannot comment on price of the Pro because I do not know. After all, the economy may tank again and so I couldn't afford one at even $5It looks like Surface Pro is going to be in the same $1K price range but smaller, less resolution, less battery time.
The problem is there is little difference as someone maintaining their various social networking sites is a tagged a "consumer" but spends a lot of time creating content, writing, editing and posting pix.The difference is deciding if a device is for consumption or for creation.
The iPhone and smartphones in general were created and have succeeded based on the opposite market view, devices that do everything. People didn't want to be carrying a phone, PDA and iPod. Same for having a tablet and a laptop and desktop. Consolidation of devices has been the trend for the last 10 years. The Surface and the Ultrabook tablets are logical end point. One device to rule them all.Not all hardware can be for everyone.
Samsung Series 7 Slate...ftw Wacom digitizer included <----I love mine....Oh - and just for fun - I hooked up a Wacom tablet through the USB and was able to digitally ink in Word.
- CPU/ Processor
Intel® Core™ i5-2467M Processor
4GB Standard System Memory
1366 x 768 HD LED backlit
128GB SSD (mSATA)
Intel® HD Graphics 3000
11.66" (W) x 7.24" (H) x 0.51" (H)