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That’s a pretty extensive list of requirements (although some are easty to meet, like screen size). I’m not knowledgable enough about this topic to give you an informed answer, but I texted one of my friends who is much more musically savvy than I am and she responded with “Surface Pro” and send a link to this youtube video. Wish I had more to add.
Thank you Edelman, that gives me some idea that midi is implemented well in Windows 8. I should check now and see what SAWs are available and what interfaces have working drivers (if that is an issue in 8).
The Surface Pro 2 should meet the battery life requirement I think.