Summary: Unfortunately picking near the edges of the screen with your fingers is not good. So picking anything off the task bar is a non-starter. It simply does not place the pick near enough the edge. The touch screen is a supplement to your mouse, not a substitute for it like you have on an ipad.
Great novelty value but doesn't work so well with Windows 8.
8 May 2012
Summary: I bought this primarily to use with Windows 8 running on a Mac. The touch reaction time is good but there's an issue where you can't activate the corners or side like you can with a mouse. This makes it a real problem with Windows 8 toggling between tiles and other areas.