Short answer is they are awesome. Sometimes you just want to reach out and interact with what you see. I’m instantly hooked on the touch & type experience. Combined with a well built keyboard on Ultrabooks and its simply an amazing experience. I can’t wait to sit down in Starbucks or an airport and make all the iPad and MBP users take notice. Devs need to hurry up and develop for the Win8 platform. Full size USB ports for gaming controllers? Check. HDMI out for connecting to TV? Check. Sufficient graphics and processor power to play latest games? Double check. The ability to play a game while viewing a strategy guide using split screen? Check. As far as I can tell this is the best of both worlds and I can see why Microsoft is pushing the Surface with keyboards.