As a musician who has another full time job it is incredibly hard to manage workflow. Laptops that are capable of providing the processing power, RAM, and hard drive space are bulky, and require a lot of space in my backpack, esp for bike commuting. Tablets lack the power and flexibility of a laptop or desktop computer. I started my music career working on hardware, and since shifting to software for sequencing/mixing/arranging, I missed the experience of being able to touch something to move sliders on a mixing panel, to hit buttons, and make things move. The evolution of the tablet and smart phone has always felt like a tease. Musicians get to have a piece of gear that lets you play a keyboard on a screen, move sliders as a remote function controlling another computer running a full size DAW, or create musical sketches via mobile versions of applications, but that has always lacked in functionality due to the limits created by mobile versions of operating systems. Most tablets also lack ports for connecting the large number of eternal devices and licensing keys most software and many high end plugins require. Once hybrids started hitting the market, I was drawn to them due to their size, touch screen, and fully functional versions of desk/laptop operating systems, but ultimately they failed to be worth the change. Most tablet hybrids like the surface pro, are missing something I need, either RAM, hard drive space, processing speed, access to a fully equipped and supported operating system, or lack of available ports. When I stumbled across the V two months ago while searching for more options, I could not have been more excited. The V has plenty of ports to connect all of my USB enabled devices such as NI Maschine, USB Keyboard, usb license keys for plug ins and software, and a thunderbolt enabled USB-C port to connect my Universal Audio Apollo system. When I step into my studio, if I am time limited, I can also use a USB hub to connect all of my MIDI over USB hardware synths and have full control over my studio without turning on the desktop. Additionally, you are adding extra amplification to the headphone port, which is huge. I use headphones that require a lot of power, so that will allow me to do a lot more pre-mixing away from the studio, and get much more accurate sound than most computer headphone jacks allow. I am hoping the V allows me to have a highly portable computer for making music with all of the benefits of a tablet and laptop, without any of the sacrifices.