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    So I've nailed it down to these 2 options.

    Samsung ATIV 500T 64GB; Intel Atom; Windows 8, Keyboard dock and stylus included.
    Microsoft Surface RT 64GB; Tegra 3, Windows RT, Touch Keyboard Cover.

    The differences between the 2 in terms of cost to me is $50 (more for the ATIV 500T).

    I don't know which one is the better buy and will be better in the long run... I don't need to install legacy windows applications, tho having the option is not a bad thing.

    Main uses are: Internet Browsing, Media Consumption, Email and light Excel/Word use.

    My 2.5yr old toddler will be using it once in a while to play games or watching video so the device needs to be fairly robust.
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    I've decided to go the Surface RT route. As much as I would like the Windows 8 tablet, having the simplicity of the RT appeals to me. I have my main PC at home that I will use for all my main tasks. I feel the 500T is like a cheap netbook/laptop that won't last a year, whereas the Surface with RT is a media consumption device and is exactly what I want it for.
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    How do you feel now that you've had the Surface. I too am contemplating with these two options
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    I'm not sure if anyone should get an RT device at this point. I say get an Atom windows 8 tablet, save for an Intel windows 8 tablet, or wait for something else.

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