Windows 10 review brought to you by a completely technology inept young girl who justs wants to save pictures of Pumpkin Spice Lattes
That headline probably pulled you in, right? That headline is like Windows 8. Stupid, in your face, and not helpful. But I wanted to write something funny, and I connected it to what this post is about.
Also, if I get anything incorrect, I can blame it on my daftness.
Let’s talk about Windows 10 and Asus computers,
My computer needs are simple. I’m a writer, so I need a good keyboard. I love editing videos and I just started a YouTube channel here. If you subscribe and give me feedback, I’ll love you forever. I’m dying for constructive feedback.
Obviously, I need it to be fast, have a lot of space, come with Windows 10 pre-installed, and have at least a terabyte of space.
I want excellent quality picture and video-wise for when I make videos, use photoshop, and retweet my favorite cosplayers.
My demands aren’t stifling.
I found all that and more when I bought my Asus.
I started using Windows 10 when I finally gave in and bought a new computer. It’s an Asus 2-in-1 laptop and tablet, Intel Core 7, 64 GB, 1 terabyte hard drive, 15-inch screen, transwarp capability with a graphics card, and it’s so pretty.
Seriously, it’s freakin’ beautiful.
I went from Windows 7 to Windows 10, and while there aren’t startling difference, it’s worth a blog post.
What I like:
First off, the processor is faster than the old rubbish I used to use. It’s like my old computer is to the technology in the original series of Star Trek and my new computer is to the technology in the reboot of the Treks. (I’m just comparing the technology, not acting or story).
I know it’s partly because I barely have anything saved on my computer. My old computer has very close to having almost no space left.
The difference is still apparent.
The Startup menu comes right up. There’s no lag or unnecessary waiting. I wasn’t a fan of Windows 8 (who was?) but I do like the tablet mode option and how the tiles are still in the startup menu. I don’t mind the in-your-face tiles when I choose when they’re in my face.
The multitasking capability is marvelous.
10 allows you to do a split screen where you can have a document in one browser and then have Google up to do research. It’s called the “Snap Assist” and it’s the perfect option if you don’t have multiple monitors but want multiple windows open.
You can also create multiple desktops. This helps with personalizing different desktops for different topics and needs. I’m probably going to make one for my writing, one for journalism work, and one for video work just to keep things organized.
The notifications feature is like your phone’s. It’s not as annoying as I thought it would be. It alerts you when you get emails, tweets, Facebook notifications, downloads are done downloading, and any other Microsoft feature. There’s a ping and a little box appears in the lower right-hand corner, by the tool bar.
Although, you have to download the social media apps to get those notifications. I’m been thinking about downloading the social apps for my computer, but I probably won’t unless I know for sure they work better. I bought a computer/tablet, not another smartphone.
Non popular features that are surprisingly helpful:
You can pause the copying process when moving files.
When I’m copying videos from my SD card, I can simply pause the process, not only stop it. This marvelous features seems insignificant, but my old computer could barely do two things at once. In case something pressing comes up when I’m exchanging files, I can pause it without disrupting anything.
I’m very happy I bought a computer with a graphics card. I had no idea what this was before, and I wish the Best Buy sales person 100 years of happiness for telling me about it. The graphics card improves the quality of pictures, games, and videos by modeling 3D data in real time. It doesn't use the CPU or the processor so it works faster.
Also, it’s excellent for gaming which basically guarantees it’s fast and if I ever want to use it to play games, I know I won’t have any issues.
Posting comments on my sworn enemies statuses and raving about my third Pumpkin Spice Latte in a day while it’s set as a tablet is frustrating. I’m not talking about tablet mode, I mean when the keyboard is flipped over so I’m just looking at the screen, using touch screen and the keyboard app.
When I try to post something in Twitter and Facebook it has issues. When I use punctuation it sometimes copies everything in the comment, takes out the spaces, and inserts that gibberish into a random part of the comment. It’s utterly ridiculous.
I don’t know if that’s because I’m not using the social media apps, or it’s only my computer. I might download the apps because of this, though.
It also has connectivity issues, more so than my old dinosaur computer (it’s four years old, which is senior status in the technology world). It might be the internet at my house or black magic, but I’m not a fan of slow Internet.
Those are the only two problems I’ve noticed. Overall, I adore my new computer/tablet and recommend Asus and Windows 10 to everyone.
9/8/2015 11:16:52 am
I have 3 computers now on windows 10, and coming from a computer background, I have issues as well. Connectivity is number 1. My tablet likes to go into airplane mode more often than not. It can be annoying when I'm watching Plex. The annoyance of having to log in to a Microsoft account hurts too. Oh you want Cortana, log in. Minecraft windows 10 version, sign in. I also find the new control panel annoying as well. I'm sure there are simple enough ways to fix these items but I just haven't had the time. I like the multiple desktops, Microsoft edge and the tiles as well. Otherwise, congrats on your new computer! Your new projects have been amazing so far! Keep it up!
9/8/2015 11:27:06 am
"The graphics card improves the quality of pictures, games, and videos without using the power of the hard drive."
9/10/2015 06:09:28 am
Thanks for the correction, Collin! I shall fix that.
Leave a Reply.