It's a real PC so you'll like that and with the power of the i5 processor it runs most apps.
YouTube has a lot of good videos on Win8 use and tips. The Store has some free help files to download as well.
Put a 32G or 64G microSD card in the slot to add storage for books or movies etc.
The touch screen is good once you get used to it.
The keyboard protects the screen. So with the magnesium case you don't really need a separate case.
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