Just looked it up and figured it out. Now, by saying that part stinks, 1. what's the matter with it? 2. is there any alternative while still having windows 8? 3. how bad is it when using windows 8 with no touchscreen? maybe that's the awkward part? finally, i use my laptop primarily for office stuff and running mathematical/data code. not a whole lotta need for a touch screen, but if that's the way of the future, it doesn't bother me on my phone....or does that not necessarily follow.