Why would any student buy iPad over Surface?

Debate the specs all you want? I have a simple scenario that practically every student especially at college level does.

1) Create a document. Essay or Code

2) Upload it to your class's site

.... can iPad do this?

This is a basic necessity. iPad does not let you upload files from via a standard web interface (where you click a button, choose a file, upload the file, etc). Yes iPad can create word documents through Pages. But then you have to mail that to a PC(mac/win) and upload it. Not really a Post PC era is it now.

MS Marketing should definitely look into this angle.... IMHO.

What do you guys think why students should pick Surface over iPad?

Office is another obvious reason as well.