Well, talking of Samsung BIOS updates, the reason I'm merrily writing this from HPland is because the Samsung 700T I originally had bricked following a BIOS update! One thing I will say though - for my money the trackpad on the Envy is tons better than the Samsung (I am referring to the 700 not the 500, but can't see how they'd differ much). Coming from a MacBook Air with the glorious trackpad and gestures that has, I haven't felt too lost. The killer gesture for me is a decent two finger scroll action which is better on the Envy than the Sammy (IMHO). I will also trade a second battery for a couple of mm of keyboard travel. The issue with losing the trackpad is solved by a quick dock/undock. Most of these devices seem to have niggles. The Acer W510 trackpad is getting savaged on their boards (one touch only, awful accuracy - this is what finally put me off waiting for it), the higher end Acer has a bizarre form factor, there are the BIOS bricks on the Samsung 700T at least (I'm not the only one, apparently) and the occasional trackpad death on the Envy. I also lost rotation earlier on, fixed by a reboot. Price of early adoption I suppose. I suspect the Asus would really have been my perfect device, but am not holding my breath on UK availability any time soon. All that said, after almost a fortnight with the Envy I'm really happy with it - much more so than I was with the 700T even before it bricked. In fairness the 700T was the wrong device for me. The appeal of i5 performance outweighed practical considerations like weight as a tablet and battery life. It was a blessing in disguise that it bricked and I could get a full refund. The Envy has now replaced every mobile device and use case I have other than my phone. Kick back and waste time mode (aka Metro) works nicely - device is nice and light and eminently holdable for casual browsing and video, even reading news on the bundled Metro app (which is very nice - although a Win8 thing rather than an HP thing). Clip on the keyboard and I can get coding in short order. I've had some protracted (three hour-ish) coding and doc writing sessions since having it and found it perfectly acceptable. It's exactly what I wanted out of a hybrid device - actually what I hoped for with the Transformer Prime but the community never did get Ubuntu into a usable state on it. Happy player here - until at least an Intel Surface comes out with 7 hours or more battery life.