re: Lenovo Windows 8 Ultrabook: My First 14 Days
Thanks, Kevin, for the review. It certainly cemented my impression of Windows 8 - it's worthless. If I can get a 7 machine at half the cost, I see no reason to upgrade. Also, many of your 'good' impressions were strictly cosmetic. I know people buy on looks, but for those of us concerned with productivity, looks don't matter. At all. Knowing the keyboard is good is helpful, but when I'm at home, I hook up a regular keyboard and large monitor so I don't have to deal with a laptop's traditional shortcomings.
As far as touch goes, I recall HP coming out with a touchscreen monitor back in the mid-80s. It didn't catch on either. I suspect Win8 won't for the same reason, even considering its childish tile interface. Yes, with the one laptop I bought with Win 8 installed (because I wasn't willing to spend $100 on the previous version - a decision I now regret), I'm constantly looking for ways to get rid of the apps and Metro UI (or whatever they are now calling it). And to think that if I buy another app I can get it to work the way it should out of the box? This is why MS is driving me toward Linux faster than I expected.