I can say I was very pleased with the experience.
Now, before I start talking crap, I would like to know the following set of inquiries (If I’m doing it wrong, or right), because I felt that Windows 8 is a start and has a long way to go, even on a Tablet. Incredible, but I ended up liking it more with a Mouse + Keyboard combo (Except for the games ).
- Start Screen scrolling. I felt that when I was scrolling, it would not “flow” as good as the iPad. I mean, when I scroll fast to one of the sides I expect that it would scroll to the furthest side of the start screen (since it was not so long). Instead, I feel some breaks and sudden slowdowns that wouldn’t allow the screen to scroll to the end.
- Closing an app wasn’t as intuitive as mouse + keyboard combo. It took me around 5 minutes, to hit on the spot. I even asked the clerk to help me, but he didn’t know that apps could be closed! You must drag from the top of the screen to the bottom to close the apps (The animation, won't appear until you are on the 4/5th part of the screen)! This problem can be solved through the “App close threshold” application from winaero.
- I like snapping things a lot on the desktop. When I have a Window maximized I like dragging from the top to other site of the screen for Aero Snap. I had difficulties getting the Window maximized from the top, since it would activate the trace for the desktop app to “close”.
- Right click on the start screen: HOW DO I DO IT?! I couldn’t try unpinning an item from it, because I couldn’t figure out how to right click on it: Tried holding the tile down for a while, swiping it up…
- Had troubles with the charms bar. I know this is a thing “to get used to”, but I would usually get interrupted by the charms bar each time I tried scrolling from the right to the left by swiping from the right part of the screen. Maybe, the problem was with the laptop itself, which had a big black bezel, and I couldn't distinguish well between the start of the LCD and the bezel.
- Resizing windows from the edges was amazing and extremely fluid.
- The ribbon does the job in most of the cases.
- The taskbar was responsive to all of my touch inputs.
- Could close/maximize/minimize Windows as good as mouse.
Suggestions for Microsoft:
In every Windows 8 – related store, to deploy instructive videos that show the main gestures of Windows 8:
- Charms bar.
- Closing apps
- Task switcher