Microsoft Surface or Windows laptop for "remote" use only

I have ROCK installed on a NUC and looking to get either a laptop or tablet to use as “remote”, has anyone had any experience using this one?

Microsoft Surface 3 LC5-00015 Intel Atom x7-Z8700 (1.60 GHz) 4 GB Memory 64 GB SSD 10.8" Touchscreen 1920 x 1280 Tablet Windows 10 Pro 64-Bit

Being that it will be use only as remote, does it have to meet the hardware requirements listed, i.e. Intel Core i3, etc.