Unless I am catching a whiff of sarcasm, that base model is far better than the 64 GB eMMC, Core M model that the Galaxy Book 10 has. It is an option just like the regular Surface Pro i5. There is a 256 GB SSD, 8 GB RAM i5 model as well listed at that site, which a family member will be incredibly excited to here about. I am without words and do not agree with you jhoff80 on basically all of the areas you just listed, including the Xbox One and and HoloLens which I will tackle here and now. First of all, Xbox One is in a position to snatch the PS4 Pro’s top spot away from it. It is selling out during each preorder time at rates far beyond the expectations of critics and fans alike, keeping a pace that is unprecedented for an Xbox launch. To put it succinctly, its preorder sales have surpassed any previous Xbox system—including the Xbox mighty 360—to date: ‘nuff said. It also has hardware that is far faster—over 6 teraflops of performance—and far easier to optimize for—a single GPU rather than the PS4 Pro’s slower dual GPU solution. Developers just don’t like multi-GPU solutions like SLI and Crossfire: thanks to latency and timing, multiple GPUs are incredibly hard to achieve predictable, stable performance when compared with a single GPU with equal theoretical peak performance. The Xbox One X has far and away higher peak theoretical performance than the PS4 Pro, anyways, and this margin is certainly even larger in the real world when the limitations of dual GPUs come into play. So this will be easier for devs to work with and the enthusiasm and energy in early sales is showing a bright future for the Xbox product family for immediate future. HoloLens was built to incentivize PC manufacturers to design and sell AR products, and it has succeeded in its goal: HP, Dell and Lenovo Windows Mixed Reality headsets are all on track to be on sale by the end of this year at around $300. As far as ARkit being a “threat” to all of this, thanks for the laugh because its current state is laughably bad and it is painfully awful using these apps. I have tried a few of the ARkit apps, including Houzz and Gipfy World, and let’s just say they have a very long way to go before they’re anywhere close to being ready. They are often essentially pasting a stationary static image over moving scene so the tracking is all over the place or not even following at all, and more often than not the object doesn’t orient properly, either. This assortment of first generation cheesy “AR” apps strangely remind me of the alpha or proof of concept programs I saw at Disney World well over a decade ago. Heck, even the rudamentary research AR systems I played with at my university are far more accurate. ARkit is just an awful mishmash of rushed application libraries that probably won’t be worth looking at until iOS 12 next year. Besides the Apple Watch 3 issues and more delays to the iPhone X, no wonder Apple stock is plummeting. All considered, if the Windows Mixed Reality headsets with actual functional tracking hold up as well as they have been in the demos, Microsoft has this in the bag. Haters gonna hate, but Nadella has brought a unique blend of bold, smart, grounded leadership that is catching the eye of the corporate and consumer world alike. Profits and stocks have surged for the last five years. Can any of us have even imagined a Surface Book, Surface Studio, or Surface Laptop five years ago? All this and more came with Nadella as CEO.