Verizon probably thinks they have done more than enough by updating all of their Windows 8 phones to 8.1.
Tablets without full-xize USB ports are toys, not work or school machines.
MS is serious about catching up to Sony. If I had good home broadband I'd pick up a Xbox One at these prices.
To thoroughly test a beta you really need to use it as your daily driver. Otherwise you're just playing around with it when you have the time. Playing around isn't a good way to test software. I...
I highly doubt there is an Office "key". It's a 1-year subscription to Office, not a permanent copy of Office.