Another RT user on 8.1 see the improvements
I have the Surface RT with the type cover and for my work its perfect.
Windows 8.1 RT has some nice new features like the ability to add your MP3's and movies (AVI, mpeg files etc) to your music and video library really easily from SD card now, unlike before.
The new mail program is a revelation compared to the old, so much so I have barely looked at Outlook on the RT. Also the idea of all the apps below the main start screen is neat. Split screen multi tasking also works really well.
Have seen a few issues with IE11 though nothing worth the headlines, and the speed of the browser, flash support plus the ability to flick forward and back pages is so handy.
I also have to say the offline skydrive file access really works well.
My biggest gripe with Microsoft's surface is that these should have all been their on version 8. Personally I would not pay for the Surface Pro premium if all you want is a tablet that will also replace most of your laptop needs. If you are on a budget and get the old stock Surface RT devices at a good price its a no brainer; Carrefour in France were selling it for €339.
All the old advantages are still their; full size USB port, direct VGA output for presentations on powerpoint, full MS office.
Ignore those that knock the device without giving it a chance and all those with a Microsoft grudge.