I just started using it this evening, and I can say it is extremely touch friendly. Problem is, I am using it without a touch device. If you don't have a touch device you will mostly be on the desktop portion, which is basically just an app of windows 8... All I can say is... What were they thinking?? I miss windows 7. I'm not going to bitch out yet. Maybe I will get use to it, but I don't see how it will ever be as easy to use with no start button. Everything was accessible, searchable, editable, and manageable through that start menu. Now you just have something called desktop assist. Problem is, it doesn't allow you to move things from desktop assist onto the desktop. Such an easy task, and I can't figure out how to do it..