I have the BT Arc Touch Mouse (Surface edition) sitting in the small pocket all the time, and put the pen beside it. On the right I keep things like the MS Miracast dongle, power brick (if I need it when traveling, though generally I do not), earphones, microfibre cloth for my glasses. I also have one of those sim pins in a little case to be able to pop the memory chip out of my phone as needed, and sometimes a Quest bar or Power Crunch.
I ended up with two docking stations (bought one, ended up with a second one due to some problems I had with the first one) and an extra power brick. Since I use the MS sculpt ergo deskop at work (bought one for myself, then the company bought me one and I moved mine over to the docking bay) I find that I enjoy my Surface more.
The pro keyboards are more than serviceable, but I've always detested "laptop keyboards" and the touch pads, while useful, end up occasionally aggravating me when my palm triggers them and moves the cursor on me. It can be disabled, however, and since you have a touch screen there's no need to have to rely on it or a mouse.
I also use my SP3 to stream via netflix and a monoprice HDMI <-> mini displayport cable at the GF's house. Yeah, Miracast, but I found that in practice the colors are faded, and sometimes it f***s up. I don't know if that's a W10 issue, but I seem to remember struggling with 8.1 as well.
One more game to add to the roster - XB1 got Project Root, a SHMUP that reminds me of Raptor, Zone 66 and one PC game I can't remember the title of (multi-directional SHMUP that almost required the 4MB of VRAM in my ATI card back in the day - this one was a gorgeous multiplayer game that came out around the time the first 3DFX Monster Voodoo 1 cards came out).
It's really bugging me. What was the name of that game? It was Windows, not MS-DOS based. ARG!!
Turtle, there is an i5 Surface Pro 3 in the sale/trade forum (if you were looking for a cheaper "ultrabook" solution).
It doesn't include the keyboard, so be sure to include that in your cost calulations.
Having a full touch screen is refreshing, and along with all input methods I can't go back to not having one - I work as a Systems Admin for a major financial company, and administer the infrastructure for an IBM owned Content Management and Business Process Management solution. (heavy use of Office products: Excel, Word, Sharepoint, Powerpoint; Unix and Windows Server administration etc...).
When I'm on-call I'm far more comfortable going out places.
As for my chromebook experience, one of my co-workers has one and he loves it. Mind you, he also lived on a netbook for the longest time.
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Great job on the training Kato - Glad to see your eye-related disability doesn't impede your depth perception
(there's a penis joke in there, I'm just not willing to touch it).
You've got a well-balanced cut to you, and your back is fantastic. I'd suggest when you're forced to retire from fighting that you go into body-building - mind you, your height might be a detractor (I'm 5'9" so it's not harsh judgment from the privileged)