So my main question is how do you actually open apps using it?
I was in a store looking at laptops and tried to use one of them with Windows 8. I tried opening various apps on the screen using the mouse pointer and clicking on them, it was a laptop so I was using the trackpad to move the cursor around. I couldn't get any apps to open. They would react when I clicked on them but wouldn't actually open. Then I thought well it's a touchscreen laptop, so I started using my finger on the screen like I would with a tablet. I could move the screens around and the tiles would react when I touched them but I still couldn't get any apps to open. There were no employees available to help me so I left in frustration.