You never did mention what SP3 model you purchased?
The SP3 was not intended to replace a Laptop Workstation.
I got the 128 GB/4GB version. I know it wasn't intended to replace a workstation. I was hoping it would perform better than it did, which could be mitigated by getting one with higher specs, but the value prop isn't as good for me for the more powerful ones.
The Metro version of OneNote was meant for those who did not purchase Microsoft Office (which includes the desktop version of Note); and for those wishing to stay in the Metro environment. They of course must be synced if you use both.
Sure, but since they are both on the same computer, it's annoying that the have to sync through the cloud. I know that I can open OneNote 2013 with the pen, but I like the metro interface.
Since you mentioned OneNote 2013, I assume you purchased a Microsoft Office 2013. I am curious to know in what capacity other than UI, you found Microsoft Office for Apple was superior to Microsoft Office 2013 (desktop version only at the present time)
Admittedly, it's completely aesthetic. I prefer the metro interface. The ribbon is a little more paired down on the iPad version making it easier to select options.
You only had the unit for 12 days before you decided to return it even though you had a full 30 days to fully evaluate it. Perhaps you could have used the extra time here at the forum for some suggestions/solutions to the problems you were having.
I realized that what I really wanted was a tablet. I'm not paying $1200 for a tablet.