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Windows 8 or windows 7 which way do I go

Ian Coyle is off-lineGold Member
24 October 2012 14:25
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Ok so Windows 8 launches on Friday and I just happen to need a new laptop (budget around £500) So do I wait till Friday and get the all new Windows OS or do I grab  a "Sale" bargain with a higher specified machine running windows 7.

I have windows 7 on my current Acer but the machine itself keeps crashing so Im intending to simply replace the machine.
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gerryquiff is off-lineSilver Member
24 October 2012 14:27
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It's only the one extra window to clean, so go for 8
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Ian Coyle is off-lineGold Member
24 October 2012 14:31
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Quote from gerryquiff
It's only the one extra window to clean, so go for 8

To do that I may need to borrow your dungarees cheeky

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gerryquiff is off-lineSilver Member
24 October 2012 14:45
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To do that I may need to borrow your dungarees cheeky




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24 October 2012 14:49
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I cant really see a good use of Windows 8 on the desktop. I can understand it on tablets and phones, but it doesnt seem much cop on a standard keyboard and mouse set up.
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24 October 2012 14:59
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You will still be able to purchase laptops with 7 for several months yet. There's a lot of stock about, and they will want to shift them, perhaps with a slight discount. You might find that Microsoft will offer a free upgrade to 8 when you buy a 7 laptop, just check out the various on-line stores.

I just had a look at Ebuyer, and they are doing a deal where you buy an Acer laptop 7 and for an extra £14 you get the upgrade to 8.



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24 October 2012 14:59
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dont know too much about it but I believe you can switch off all that tablet/touch interface and get a more windows 7 experience with it. I have read that it is a faster operating system, more stable and will have more apps etc available for it.
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24 October 2012 15:30
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You couldn't turn off that blasted touch interface on the enterprise preview I've been using on and off since that was available.


I would go for Windows 7 - no point being an early adopter on any Windows release IMO
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Robert Blandford is off-lineSilver Member
24 October 2012 15:55
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Whats the difference?


Rupie is off-lineSilver Member
24 October 2012 16:49
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Dont buy a new machine just because it crashes !!!!

It probably just needs sorting out, you must know someone who can do that for you.

8 is very different to 7, in many ways so if you want a machine that just works (and you insist on buying a new one !!!!!!!) go for 7.

Can I have your old machine ?



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