Just bought this computer today and love it. Have never used Windows 8 before and I found it very easy to navigate. Love the large screen and full-size keyboard. The touch-screen feature is nice to have and also very easy to use. The graphics are great too. We plan on using this laptop only at home, so the weight is not a problem. All in all, I would say if you're looking for a budget friendly laptop, you won't be disappointed with this Acer. It does not look or feel budget at all and operates very smoothly.