HG, Now I think you are exaggerating. It only seemed awkward because you had not used it for a while. Same thing happened the other day to me when I fired up my Nexus 7 that I had not used all summer (because I left it in FL). I was really discombobulated.Although I spent 4 years with 7 knowing it well, it seemed awkward navigating it.
Use a mouse. Then it is no different to a desktop.Laptops are horrible to use
Agree about the pads, but it was with a USB mouse though. What's really clumsy about them is the limited keyboard with some keyboard combos. How does one do Alt/F4 on one? > Alt/Shift/F4.
OK, awkward is not the correct word. 7 is backward to me now. It's desktop oriented, not Start Screen oriented which is my new norm. Desktop in 8.1 is a portal only to run desktop apps. It is simply a screen to me now. It is no longer my Start, nor finish for that matter.
When finished with a desktop app > Alt/F4 > Then hold WinKey > Strike period key > Strike down arrow > Release WinKey > Bye-bye > Auto back to Start Screen.
Why didn't you get a hard drive with more than 5400 to begin with? I thought laptops were suppose to make it easier to change hardware, another words consumer friendly. Desktops except all-ones are more consumer friendly.
refurbished can mean different things.
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What is Refurbished? Webopedia
I haven't seen too many laptops that are user friendly as far as upgrades go. RAM, hard drive, and maybe the WIFI card are about all you can change. And a lot of laptops don't have easy access panels to get at those components.
HG, and that's what you call easy.When finished with a desktop app > Alt/F4 > Then hold WinKey > Strike period key > Strike down arrow > Release WinKey > Bye-bye > Auto back to Start Screen.