Decisions, Decisions.. Windows 7 or 8?

Hello,
I'm not sure what processors are good or what not, but I want a laptop that will run Camtasia Studio, Photoshop, Emulators/ROMs, iTunes, and YouTube videos good. Something that will hold many audio, document, and photo files as well. The catch is I can only order online and wondering if I should go Windows 7 or 8. Keep in mind I only have $340 to spend. (Tax is covered.)
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  1. You will get a lot of difference in opinion on this. People have there own preferences. I Think windows 8 runs smoothly boots fast and can do everything windows 7 can. You can run it from desktop mode which is much like 7.
    The apps are slick and i think fun to play around with. Unlike what a lot of people have said. I haven't ran into any compatibility issues. I would say if you have windows 7 keep it and do not upgrade....but if you need to buy a fresh copy of a OS...why not windows 8!. it is really inexpensive right now and can do everything windows 7 and more. It does take a couple hours to play around with to figure everything out. but to me that was not a big deal.
  2. buy Win 8. You can downgrade if you want and go to Win 8 later if you want.
    http://www.microsoft.com/oem/en/licensing/sblicensing/pages/downgrade_rights.aspx#fbid=GbtHXn07fcF
  3. ^^^

    Depends on the brand. Someone posted about wanting to downgrade a newly purchased Sony laptop because he hated Win 8. Unfortunately, Sony does not provide Win 7 drivers so he is stuck with the laptop and Win 8 (because it has been over a month since he bought it).
  4. tenaciousk said:
    You will get a lot of difference in opinion on this. People have there own preferences. I Think windows 8 runs smoothly boots fast and can do everything windows 7 can. You can run it from desktop mode which is much like 7.
    The apps are slick and i think fun to play around with. Unlike what a lot of people have said. I haven't ran into any compatibility issues. I would say if you have windows 7 keep it and do not upgrade....but if you need to buy a fresh copy of a OS...why not windows 8!. it is really inexpensive right now and can do everything windows 7 and more. It does take a couple hours to play around with to figure everything out. but to me that was not a big deal.


    Well, I'm only fiveteen, so I dont know much. I think you're giving me the best information though. I recieved a Windows XP Dell that ran SO slow and was refurbished with a speaker and returned it back for the $150 my parents paid for to begin with (at Christmas). I have looked at Walmart, Office Depot, and BestBuy for laptops, and I would like to be able to play games and upload to my YouTube Channel every other day, but with the Dell, I believe the computer was faulty and not be able to run the Camtasia Recorder without lag and such of blinking screens on that laptop. I also had an IBM ThinkPad that worked and everything (from the same Dell guy, which came after this one), but then the monitor broke and showed barely anything. Just a faded away screen with little backlight. Please reply to me ASAP, or email me at: readerryan@yahoo.com

    I would like to order my laptop in the next day or two. :P
  5. Hi :)

    I sell laptops in my shops...

    The answer is 7

    All the best Brett :)
  6. Brett928S2 said:
    Hi :)

    I sell laptops in my shops...

    The answer is 7

    All the best Brett :)


    Well Brett, do you sell 8 as well? And I found a 15.6" Lenovo on Amazon. And it's dual-core processor, 5hr battery life, led backlight screen, 500gb drive and yeah. Does it sound good enough?
  7. My vote is for 7. I've tried both, I like 7 very much more than 8. Subjective opinion, of course, so your mileage may vary.
  8. I prefer windows 8 with classic shell installed. Functions like windows 7 with classic shell but you get all the other improvements like better task manager, better feedback on file transfers, better boot times, etc. Im not sure I would recommend upgrading from 7 to 8 but if your buying new I think 8 is the right move.
  9. Lamely_76 said:
    im going to keep my answer short and simple
    windows 8 is way better than windows 7 not just in gaming but in everything else
    windows 8 runs faster than windows 7
    all games that work on windows 7 also work on windows 8
    and windows 8 has an app store which means that you will be able to have extra apps and games
    hope I helped :)



    Hi :)

    I assume the "all games that work with 7 will work with 8" was a JOKE ?

    Just search here and you will find a fair few that wont....

    And the app store SELLS games and apps.... most not free...

    Basically 8 is going the way of Vista (reputation wise)

    NO reason to update to 8...particularly for a gamer....VERY bad idea...

    Stick with 7...

    All the best Brett :)
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