Surface vs iPad mini: Which one to keep Posted on Saturday, November 10th, 2012 at 3:18 pm. PTWritten by Jim Dalrymple Rob Pegoraro has both devices and is deciding which one he’ll return. john_s duh, surface Ian http://www.loopinsight.com/2012/11/08/i-dont-give-a-shit-what-you-just-bought-shut-up/ Techpm Easy.If you are NOT a 58 year accountant hooked on Excel with decades of VBA macros then keep the iPad Mini.If you are a 58 year accountant hooked on Excel with decades of VBA macros then keep the Mini as well because the Surface isn’t going to work with your documents anyway.(my accountant found that out the bad way) J. Obando Excellent comment. Totally agree, even though I’m one of those hooked (to the desperate level) to Excel VBA macros despite I’m a 35 year old engineer. Stephen Adams This is quite possibly the dumbest comparison. Completely different price points, different form factors, etc. Ya Surface Rob Pegoraro Thanks for the comments. As you can see on the post I just updated, I returned the Surface last night.I could see it working for somebody who doesn’t already have a compact, light laptop (or two) as well as a tablet (or two). But I wasn’t making a Surface-or-iPad-mini choice in isolation, and I couldn’t picture enough occasions when I’d pick that up instead of all of the other computing devices on hand.