Can I realistically use a Surface Pro 2 alongside my Mac environment?

G'day tribe,

I'm having a bit of a dilemma - as I'm heading to aviation college next month I have to give up my job (as I fly 5 days a week) and along with that my extremely trustworthy 4th gen iPad.

Last year I (kinda) used my iPad to take notes in lectures @ uni without much success, it's an amazing device but it's just not quick enough to use in the class.

My dilemma is this: I'm dedicated to the Apple environment, and I want to replace my iPad with a Surface Pro 2 (with 256 GB storage and 8 GB RAM).

The question remains is there anyone here currently using a Surface alongside a Mac as there main computer. Sure I know I can sync calendars & contacts via. iCloud Cal/CardDAV but how else can these two foreign devices work together?

Any help much appreciated! :)