Summary: Read win 8 for dummies before I started to use the PC. With the background everything was fine. Boots quickly. Tiles work well when I choose a specific program like excel. Fine when doing some video editing.
Summary: This laptop is Great! Other reviews make me wonder about user proficiency. I have not experienced any of the problems described by other users. Windows 8, just like any of the other rollout editions is a hassle to get used to and is obviously written to promote the touch screen genre.