I also have another question. I heard that the product key for windows 8 is actually stored in the bios. Would this have any conflict with installing windows 7? Sounds really dumb but I want to know before I go and purchase a laptop with windows 8 on it.
You didn't give any specifics on what you're looking for, so it's hard to comment other than one has better graphics and a bigger hard drive. As for windows, I'm not sure what you are asking. If want to install 7 if it comes with 8, you can do that. If you're asking about windows genuine issues they are basically the same with 7 and 8.