Bought this Acer V5 Laptop as a X-mas gift for my daughter and I set up the programs needed on it. I found it a pain without a mouse and felt like it had a mind of it's own wanting to moves files everywhere except where I wanted them to go. I was not using a wireless mouse at the time, just the pad. She hasn't found it to be to bad maybe because she wasn't doing the same file movements as I was . The bottom line for her, and glad to hear, SHE LOVES THIS LAPTOP HUGE!!!!
I kind of find the touch screen a bit of a gimmick only because it doesn't require so much hand, finger and arm movement to do the same things that my wireless mouse will do so easily. I can see certain businesses needing the touchscreen and even the tablets but the laptop, not really. Again SHE LOVES IT. The laptop is very responsive and quick. Has all the updated features that will serve her well now and over her years in High School and maybe then some.
Being a Lan Administrator and having to do upgrades to laptops, desktops and build custom rigs, I know what's needed today and in the near future and would recommend this laptop for sure. Why spend a little less on laptops that are quickly becoming over-the-hill technology. Spend a bit more and get whats needed for the future, not just today.