Moving from the Pro 2 to the Pro 4
We, my wife and I, bought Surface Pro 2's when they were released and have used them extensively as workhorse desktop computers through Pluggable Docking Stations with attached 23" monitors, keyboards, mice, scanners, drives, etc. We've used them far less frequently as tablets and laptops, but they work OK in those configurations for productivity and daily applications. But we use our 7.5" Amazon Fire HDX tablets, which replaced our original iPads, for reading Kindle books and recreational computing.
Our Surface Pro 4's are scheduled to arrive Monday to replace our 2's. We will use them as we have used our 2's, but intend to use them as laptops more than we did the 2's because of the larger screen. We're also curious about trying the pen.
As I noted in my own blog when we bought the 2's, these are computers in tablet format. We need computers along with our Fire HDX's. As people who provided computerized accounting services in 1980 on Tandy Model II's, we are thankful every day that Microsoft decided to produce the Surface to bring Windows hardware into the 21st Century, a move that was sorely needed. I don't know why they had to do it first, HP and Dell execs.