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Offline paul  
#1 Posted : Monday, October 27, 2014 9:36:11 AM(UTC)
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Time is quickly running out if you plan on purchasing a pre-built PC with Windows 7 installed. Once Halloween (October 31, 2014) comes and goes, Microsoft will no longer provide its hardware partners with copies of Windows 7 Home Basic, Home Premium, or Ultimate to pre-install on new systems. In light of this, Dell is making one final push to cash in on customers who prefer Windows 7 to Windows 8.

If you visited Dell's website over the weekend, you may have spotted a banner promoting Windows 7 machines with the tagline, "Windows 7 for the win," along with an offer to "Save up to 30 percent on popular Windows 7 PCs before they're gone."

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The banner is still there, and so are the savings. There are an assortment of systems, including seven Inspiron notebooks, three Alienware laptops, two Inspiron desktops, two XPS 8700 desktops, and an Alienware X51 PC gaming console. In other words, a little something for everyone.

Dell's least expensive offer is an Inspiron 3000 Series laptop for $399.99, marked down from $539.99. It features a non-touch 15.6-inch display with a 1366x768 resolution,  4th generation Intel Core i3 4005U processor, 4GB of DDR3L-1600 RAM, 500GB hard drive (5400 RPM), Intel HD Graphics 4400, 802.11n Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 4.0, USB 3.0 port, two USB 2.0 ports, media card reader, HDMI 1.4a output, and of course Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit.

On the opposite end of the spectrum is the Alienware 18 laptop for $2,349, marked down from $2,619. This beastly setup wields an 18.4-inch Full HD 1080p (1920x1080) display, Intel Core i7 4710MQ processor, 16GB of DDR3L-1600 RAM, dual NVIDIA GeForce GTX 860M graphics in SLI, 256GB mSATA SSD + 1TB HDD (5400 RPM), slot-loading DVD burner, HDMI and mini DisplayPort outputs, 7-in-1 media card readinger, four USB 3.0 port, 802.11ac Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 4.0, and Windows 7 Pro 64-bit.
Offline StaticFX  
#2 Posted : Monday, October 27, 2014 10:18:35 AM(UTC)
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I honestly dont understand the hatred toward win 8... besides the metro start menu - its really a lot better than win 7. On an SSD, it boots in seconds.. everything is fast, smooth, games actually run better (I get more fps on win 8 than 7)

 

 

Offline mernerion  
#3 Posted : Monday, October 27, 2014 4:28:13 PM(UTC)
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haha I agree with you Static. I have a windows 8 laptop and love it. And if you don't like it there's not that much to hate... if you don't like tablet side of it you don't have to use it. Just my thoughts others are entitled to their own opinion. =]

Offline MarcuzYang  
#4 Posted : Monday, October 27, 2014 5:27:43 PM(UTC)
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Offline BradleyRiddicmilancapponeBorland  
#5 Posted : Monday, October 27, 2014 5:27:44 PM(UTC)
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Offline LongNgo  
#6 Posted : Monday, October 27, 2014 5:27:45 PM(UTC)
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Or you can torrent Win7 and build your own?

Offline MarkHull  
#7 Posted : Monday, October 27, 2014 5:27:45 PM(UTC)
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ASUS only! To hell with Dell's garbage,that includes their overpriced Alienware

Offline starwhite  
#8 Posted : Monday, October 27, 2014 5:34:22 PM(UTC)
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I loved Windows 7, and I never had any problems with Windows 8. Windows 10 looks fantastic. Many of these discounted systems offered above can easily be upgraded to 10 if necessary in time.

Offline DavidWebb1  
#9 Posted : Monday, October 27, 2014 7:12:26 PM(UTC)
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I've had far less trouble with my own builds ( Asus Motherboards! ) than any of the name brand PC's .

Offline MarkHull  
#10 Posted : Monday, October 27, 2014 7:57:22 PM(UTC)
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ASUS makes the best motherboards.I also think they make the best GPU's, Nvidia or AMD. Direct CU II runs at lower temps than others

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