If you're really in love with Windows, then buy a Surface.
Maybe you missed this part of his post? "Personally, I bought the Surface 2 (not pro) last Christmas"
For everyone else there's the iPad, the only device that actually holds its value over time.
If by "holds its value" you mean "can be sold to suckers for a high price" then yeah, I agree with you. I sold my first generation iPad two and a half years after I bought it for $300. I only paid $500 for it.
But the reason I sold it in the first place is because it was a piece of shit. Absolutely did not hold its "value" for me as a computing device. After successive updates it became increasingly slower, core apps like safari and Youtube crashed all the time, third party apps like Netflix and MLB At Bat crashed all the time, games were completely unplayable. My wife has an iPad 2 and she would make fun of my iPad 1. But now hers is suffering the same fate as mine, just around the same point in its lifecycle.