The release of Microsoft’s Surface Pro is close at hand; and shortly most of the tech buzz generated will be focused on its highlights, and its shortcomings. So now is the perfect time to talk about its slightly older sibling, the Surface RT. Since its release in October 2012 the Surface RT has been panned by its critics, and praised by its supporters. The chief complaint of its critics has been the inability of its operating system, Windows RT, to allow Windows legacy software installations and downloads outside of the Windows Store. The primary praise of its supporters is that it gives one the ability to use the pre-installed Office 2013 software in the same manner as one would on a desktop or laptop computer. Although both its critics and its supporters would agree that the design of the Surface RT brings it closer to the functionality of a laptop than any other tablet on the market, they don’t agree on where it fits as a device in the mobile computing landscape. Whether it is an enhanced tablet, as its supporters claim; or a hampered laptop as its critics suspect; has not been truly determined. The question that begs to be addressed is: what will happen to the Surface RT after the Surface Pro is released?