If my laptop was a bit older I'd buy one for the complete opposite of your point. Its a tablet thats also a laptop and unlike every laptop I've owned you can actually use it on your lap. The flaw with every laptop is you cant use the mouse when its on your lap. The trackpad is always far to close to your stomach resulting i this backwards bending hand position that just doesnt work. Admittedly newer laptops eliminate this issue with a touchscreen, but the surface also has the benefit of the start menu apps giving a propper tablet experience for when you just want to browse the web and read emails etc.
That doesn't make any sense. I use my MacBook Pro in my lap all the time. I used to use an HP laptop in my lap all the time. And the touchscreen on a laptop makes it worse.
Please explain to me how using the Surface Pro as a laptop (with its flimsy keyboard that's not connected all the time and which requires a kickstand to hold the screen up) is easier than using a conventional laptop where the screen and keyboard are attached and the screen stays in place without a kickstand.