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If you plan on upgrading to the latest and greatest in a few years then yes!
I lusted after the windows tablet for months before it was launched and loved what i saw. Sure its not full windows but it does give you access to word and other productivity tools you use day to day. Plus its light, fast and has a great optional keyboard.
I suspect RT is a Windows OS branch that will soon disappear. Hardware wise, it’s a pretty decent tablet for the money, but I still would not choose an RT tablet. Windows 8, fine. RT, nope. Software isn’t fully compatible, and I’m not a fan of gimped OSes. For the money, I would get a Nexus 10 (the 16GB version is only $50 more than the base Surface RT w/out keyboard), Galaxy Tab 3 or, even though I personally prefer Android, an iPad 2.