Just came back from a store where they had some new Windows 8 Dell’s. So as curious as I am I took one to give it a whirl. It was a horrible experience to say the least.
Main issue is that this interface works great on a mobile/touch device, but translates to a very frustrating experience on a desktop/laptop. The user experience itself isn’t thought through, for instance I tried hitting the escape key numerous times to return to the previous screen with no avail.
Yet there’s a simple fact that I haven’t read in any of the reviews that are around and that is multitasking. See the basic principle of opening up a fullscreen app works very well for a mobile device/tablet but what about a desktop/laptop? Sorry Microsoft I just don’t see this interface working well for real work. It does however look pretty at the store and on screenshots.