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. Again, this laptop is awesome, backlit keys, great screen resolution and very thin profile are great.
Don't worry about the other reviews if you are good with computers
George A. Van Helfteren "George", Amazon
2 September 2013
Summary: This Laptop is fast and the mouse is awesome, after the firmware upgrade no more issues with wifi or mouse, also Windows 8 released an auto update for its drives and its even more powerful taking all cores from the CPU to a whole new level. Sorry for the others with a bad experience, but its all about PC knowledge.