Summary: I suppose the term "desktop" threw me because I was expecting it to be a little more complete. Let me say first that this is a great item. The screen is vibrant and the sound is great. It's easy to use once you get used to it.
Summary: I purchased this because of the portability and use it like a tablet. A heavy tablet!! I am new to Windows 8 but am learning more all the time. I purchased a book, Windows 8 Digital Classroom and it has helped me a lot.