RT was essential.
It annoyed Intel to see MS with ARM...on a date together. So it ended up making the chips that MS wanted in the first place.
That RT cash write off was probably cheaper/quicker than negotiating with Intel.
So now we have a Surface that gets good reviews rather than mixed.
Oh and -
" but otherwise it’s an effort to carry"
Can we please see a pic of all tech reviewers who state that a mobile device is too heavy? I need to know if it's a human being writing this or a marmoset?