Firstly, I don’t get all the complaints that I’ve read about Win 8. I don’t find it hard to use at all…
It does everything my old netbook could do. Except I can run it for up to 18 hours (with it on the dock) rather than the four I got on the netbook! Loaded Windows Office for Excel, Word etc… The tablet itself can get 8-9 hours.
While Stellarium isn’t specifically set up for touch I can do almost everything possible. The only hitch I’ve found is I can’t zoom unless I activate the onscreen keyboard. I can use the Ctrl + up/down arrow keys and zoom away.
Choosing and changing Oculars is a bit of a pain because the buttons are so small, but it is doable. I’ve got a stylus on order, so that should help.