I am in the process of buying a new computer - debating the 2-in-1 style PC (Windows 8.1) versus the Macbook Air/Pro notebook; I will primary use the computer for photos and videos; biggest concern with Windows 8 platform is easy to use software for the tasks I mentioned. I am currently using Picasa on the PC for photos and Element 9 for simple editing. I like to hear from other users before making this new purchase... any comment/feedback?
Please clarify the programs that you are now using....
Photo Editing, Picasa
Video Editing, Premiere Elements 9.0/9.0.1?
There is a marked workflow situation in 11 and 12 as compared to versions of the program earlier than 11.
Referring to your photo editing, you should ask for opinions on that in the Adobe Photoshop Elements Forum, especially since you probably have Picasa photos that might need transferring.
As for video editing, be advised that there are several Windows Only features in Premiere Elements.
Here is one point of view on iMovie and Premiere Elements 12
If possible, go tryout before purchase.