Windows 8 touchscreen laptop for photo editing?

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Windows 8 touchscreen laptop for photo editing?
Mar 15, 2013


I'm a long term iMac user, but just recently purchased a 14 " Acer M5 -481 PT  Windows 8 touchscreen laptop for features ,  price,  and travel.   A Best Buy store exclusive model.  Sharing laptop with wife who is a PC user.

I don't know about the Window  8 OS and  need advice.

The Acer M5 has a CD/DVD record  player but for some reason it will only  play and burn CD's but will not read or copy DVD's.  Is that normal for Windows 8?  Is there a fix so I can burn and  playback DVD's.

I'm just a holiday snapper using iPhoto and Photoshop Elements on my iMac.

What photo cataloging and editing program would you recommend for me.  It must be easy to use.  Thinking Photoshop Elements for PC  but know  nothing about picture catalog programs for Windows.

Also can you recommend a good book(s)  about Windows 8 centric to photography?

Thanks for any advice.

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