I use this for a broad range of things - Office functions, photography, entertainment, etc. Out of the box, it took mere minutes to set up and run. Handles videos, games, and my photoshop/lightroom programs easily with no lag. Connected immediately to my WiFi - in all this is a power, handy computer with no-hassles.
That said, I was a bit disappointed that the box stated that the installed system was Windows 8.1. It was actually Windows 8. So there entailed several hours of the massive security update that had to be installed to Windows 8 to make the free upgrade to 8.1 even visible - then the upgrade process that took some more time. On the other end of it though, I have a very nice machine that is less expensive then some tablets!