My husband has an old laptop. I have a netbook. I wasn’t sure how well I’d take to a touchscreen laptop. I just couldn’t fathom moving back and forth between touching and typing and using the touchpad. Let me say now, I love it. I just love it!
You don’t have to be a computer geek to set this Dell Inspiron Laptop up. Turn it on and it guides you all the way.
The laptop comes with Windows 8. In order to get the Windows 8.1 upgrade (free), we first have to install the updates and then Windows 8.1 will magically appear in the store.
I have Windows 8 on my kitchen PC. That’s just a regular PC. When I got it, I thought, it can’t decide if it’s a tablet or PC. I hate, hate, HATED it! But now, now I understand. Windows 8 is ideal for touchscreen laptops. Oh, the beauty. It’s not hard to go from touchpad to keyboard to typing at all.
And for those who want the old desktop back as the startup screen, Windows 8.1 has it. Switching back and forth between tiles and desktop is a cinch. I had my desktop set as start up, but I’m beginning to see the beauty of the charms.
At first, I thought Internet Explorer was very sluggish on this brand new machine. Then, I realized, I don’t like Bing and the Internet Explorer I get from the charms page is different than the one I get on the desktop. I like the desktop version much better. The apps version is clunky at best.
Battery life has been very good. I’ve used it for days (on and off, not straight through), and the battery just keeps on ticking. My husband’s laptop dies in half an hour, so this is a huge improvement.
Typing is comfortable. The laptop doesn’t get too hot. Swiping the screen is intuitive, it only takes a few strokes to learn. The touchpad works as well as any I’ve used.
The more I learn my way around this laptop, the more I love it. Windows 8 finally has a place in my heart.
This product was provided for review by the Amazon Vine program.