I wish I could invite you over because my words will do this no justice. But I’m gonna try!
The Windows 8 OS is the latest PC based OS (that means operating system) to be released from the wizards of Microsoft. However, if you haven’t bought a new computer within the past 6 months or so, you probably haven’t seen Windows 8 at work. On most newer computers, it is a touchscreen format, just like the Lenovo Yoga Ultrabook I got to review above. If you have a Windows phone, then the screen looks very familiar. If you don’t, well, you’ll love it.
The home screen is has “tiles” of “apps” which really are your software. Like I have all my Office Suite as tiles that will open up with a simple push of a button. Now, on the Lenovo Yoga, since it is a touchscreen and the the screen itself does a full 360 to be used as a tablet and laptop, there is an easy keyboard button which pops up a very easy to use keyboard on screen.
Also, one of the coolest capabilities is the fact that you can run two programs, aka apps, at the same time a in split screen mode:
So I can run my Social Media App (which is located as “Friends” on your app screen and write a paper at the same time. The Friends app has a bunch of accounts you can connect and it will refresh continuously on your home screen.
I noticed how fast this OS ran than any of the others I’ve been on. I currently run one computer on Vista and the other on 7, and am very much thinking about upgrading after my Lenovo Yoga experience. Not only does everything load up quicker, but I like the idea of having everything at my fingertips. It is much more streamlined and user friendly that the past Windows OS have been. Plus, it is also a great learning too to introduce kids into the world of computers.
My one major qualm is the lack of app availability. Of course, you have Netflix, Hulu, Facebook, most of the “big” apps, but I found myself looking for things that I had on my Android phone, and it wasn’t there.
If you are a Mac user, you probably won’t be sold on this system quiet yet, but for us who live on our phones already, this will be an easy adaptation and just for the faster and easier way to find everything, this is a must buy for anyone looking to step up their computing.
Disclosure: I received the Lenovo Yoga as a loan for my review purposes only as part of the Best Buy Ambassador program. This was a compensated post. All thoughts and opinions are 100% my own.