Generally I would say not. But more specifically I would say it depends on your budget and what you intend to do on it. Because of x86, this opens up possible uses that benefit from more RAM.
Though I would not be doing any video-editing or photo-shop on a tablet. Maybe it is just me, but I have a hard time coming up with something that requires more than 4 GB RAM that I would want to do on a tablet. --- I5 760 | GTX 760 | FILCO Majestouch 2 tenkeyless | Zowie FK | Asus Xonar DGX | Sennheiser HD 518 | Samsung S24A350H
What ultrabook are you referring to? And it's a waste because it's so limiting. It's a tablet. That kind of money can buy a real nice quality labtop. Yeah, it'll be a tad heavy, but if that's such a big deal, just get a $800 ultrabook and a Nexus 7 or somesuch.
I dont get whats crappy about it? Haswell i5. 4gb ram. Hd4400 graph card. 1080p screen. Digital Pro Pen/sceen. Great battery.
Let's go by item shall we? Not all i5's are the same. It's a series, and the best one is much better than the worst one. But it's going to be a laptop CPU regardless so is a crappy CPU no matter which it is. 4 GB RAM , coupled with the other poor specs, would make you cry if you tried to run Photoshop and actually do something with it. Remember that Windows takes up 1-2 GB RAM in general. HD 4400 is not a graphics card. It's an integrated graphics chip on the CPU. Ultrabooks will be the same, but for the price you're willing to pay you can get a laptop with a real GPU. Pretty much any laptop worth anything will have a 1080p screen. I don't know what the battery life is, so I won't comment on that. --- Console war in a nutshell: http://imgur.com/xA6GJZ9
On the surface pro, yes, definitely. The OS alone takes up about 80GB on those things. You aren't paying $300 for 4GB more RAM, you're paying for the SSD that is twice the size.
After reading some comments in here, you all do realize that the Surface Pro is running full Windows 8? It's more than a tablet and easier to carry around than a laptop/ultrabook. --- Insert generic offensive/slightly racist/holier than thou/fanboy/douchebag/elitist comment here.