If there is any way to hold off from buying a new unit ATM, I would. I would go on ebay and spend $40-50 for a keyboard to hold you over with your Slate 2 until Low Powered Ivy Bridge units are released and possibly, Windows 8 if you can wait that long. I have the feeling that we are in for quite a few variations on the tablet/dock, convertible ultrabook, tablet/keyboard folio concepts. I expect that the functionality of slates will significantly improve and convertibles will be mich lighter and more powerful. Batteries should benefit as well.