Powerful Windows machine that handles all my work and finances, like any laptop or PC. Windows 8 gives us touchscreen/tablet features that one expects today. Plus, we have turned our coffee table into a movie house (using Netflix) because the XPS 18 provides-- * Plenty of processing power for streaming content. * Very high resolution screen. * Great sound quality. * Surprisingly lightweight and portable for a widescreen 18 in. device. Very pleased!