With the release of the Windows 8 Surface Pro, Microsoft has reclaimed some of the good will it lost with the Surface RT. Unlike the earlier Surface product, the Pro features the full version of Windows 8, uses a powerful Intel Core i5 CPU, and can install and run just about any software app a standard laptop or desktop PC can.
But while it's probably the single best example of a Windows tablet we've seen to date, it's far from perfect. The modest battery life, high price, and lack of features all mean the Surface Pro is unlikely to be your main PC, or a serious challenge to popular tablets such as Apple's iPad (although some will insist that's an apples-to-oranges comparison).
Having used the Surface Pro, I'm happy to say that it's one of those products that comes off even better in person than on paper. The excellent keyboard cover is the best examples of a tablet keyboard I've ever tried -- which makes it even more of a shame that it's not included by default.
But the real test is going to come when Microsoft inevitably upgrades the system, taking into account user demands and the competitive landscape. To make the Surface Pro 2 even better, here is my list of features the next version of this tablet needs to have.