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  1. thepittsmn's Avatar
    I need a new laptop, but I don't want Windows 10. Windows 8 is bad enough. Are there any laptops out there that don't have Windows 10?
    01-28-2017 07:13 AM
  2. Guytronic's Avatar
    I need a new laptop, but I don't want Windows 10. Windows 8 is bad enough. Are there any laptops out there that don't have Windows 10?
    Look at Tigerdirect if you're in the US. They have a lot of closeout or refurbs with the older OS versions.
    mark233, RumoredNow and thepittsmn like this.
    01-28-2017 08:16 AM
  3. pkcable's Avatar
    Are you looking for an older version of Windows such as Windows 7, OR are you open to another OS? Mac's are a great option IF you can afford them, BUT you don't get as much bang for your buck. HOWEVER you do get a great, well built machine. Premium laptop for a premium price. Another good option is either a Chromebook, or a Linux based laptop. These are 2 other alternative OS laptops that are much more affordably priced. Linux can be tough to learn and use as it is more tech that most, BUT those laptops are very affordable. Chromebooks range in cost from affordable to premium (Pixel C), and are designed to mainly work when connected to the internet or a cellular connection.
    01-28-2017 08:41 AM
  4. Player Piano's Avatar
    Or another place to look if you are okay with Dell is Dell Outlet.
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    01-28-2017 08:50 AM
  5. grahamf's Avatar
    ChromeBook, probably the very best solution if you really don't understand computers, but it's a tad limited
    Some manufacturers have linux version of their laptops, and they can be decent but sometimes requires a lot of technical expertise to fix problems
    and MacBook, which used to be good but I'm beginning to think Apple is seriously planning to kill off macOS and pretend iOS can replace it.
    I don't really recommend running an older version of Windows. They are already slated to get upgrades that will make then act a little more like Windows 10 then they already do, and then soon all support will be dropped.

    But it might be best to simply accept Windows 10 and figure out how to make it work for you. Whenever I visit my Linux-fanboy stepbrother I'm annoyed by how he hasn't even bothered to remove the annoying "Get Office" app - compared to his system, my version of Windows 10 runs perfectly quiet and transparently.
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    01-28-2017 09:23 AM
  6. RumoredNow's Avatar
    Stating your desired OS and version might help get a more pointed answer... Also what capabilities you are looking for.

    As grahamf says above, be careful you don't find yourself out of support and with no patches to fix issues and vulnerabilities. Hackers love old, unsupported OS versions as they can exploit away with fear.

    You can but a modern system and put a different OS on it if you buy a license for, say, Windows 7. You could get Linux for free in many different flavors. Again, knowing more of what you want would definitely help us to help you...
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    01-28-2017 12:41 PM
  7. fatclue_98's Avatar
    I need a new laptop, but I don't want Windows 10. Windows 8 is bad enough. Are there any laptops out there that don't have Windows 10?
    Are you looking for a brand new laptop or just new to you?
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    01-28-2017 06:46 PM
  8. Guytronic's Avatar
    I just found a laptop on Tigerdirect in refurbs that has Vista on there

    I'm shopping for a notebook myself...
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    01-28-2017 07:05 PM
  9. fatclue_98's Avatar
    I just found a laptop on Tigerdirect in refurbs that has Vista on there

    I'm shopping for a notebook myself...
    Hey, if it's on SP2 you're alright.
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    01-28-2017 07:23 PM
  10. Guytronic's Avatar
    Hey, if it's on SP2 you're alright.
    If somebody wants to dive straight into OS hell throw your arms around Vista a squeeze tight :)
    01-28-2017 07:25 PM
  11. pkcable's Avatar
    I just found a laptop on Tigerdirect in refurbs that has Vista on there

    I'm shopping for a notebook myself...
    Trust me you don't want Vista! iF you are going to get an old OS get Win 7.
    01-28-2017 07:35 PM
  12. Guytronic's Avatar
    Trust me you don't want Vista! iF you are going to get an old OS get Win 7.
    Oh I've had Vista...
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    01-28-2017 07:50 PM
  13. fatclue_98's Avatar
    My workhorse is a Motion Computing J3400 and I had it on 10 Pro. It worked pretty good and I had zero problems with drivers but I put it back on 7 Ultimate only because of Windows Journal. I've had dozens tablets and slates but there's nothing I can't throw at this rig that it can't handle. Oh and 4G connectivity from factory is a major plus. Not too many portables have it anymore for some reason.

    Sent from my Lumia 1520 on mTalk
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    01-28-2017 10:00 PM
  14. Guytronic's Avatar
    To divert...
    A question for the notebook gallery here:
    Are fully integrated Intel graphics a bummer for otherwise beefy hardware specs?

    I was looking at an Acer notebook with an Nvidia 9XX mobile gpu@2GB running with an Intel i5 6200U.
    Will this make a massive difference with CAD renders?
    It's my understanding GPU for display speed and CPU for intense graphics processing.
    I'm trying stay below 6 bills...

    I've been fooling with PC's for 25 years and still have a hard time knowing what is what.
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    01-28-2017 10:13 PM
  15. grahamf's Avatar
    I'm not going to say that I had PTSD because that's just silly, but talking about Vista has brought up a lot of unpleasant memories. Still, it is your choice and I did advise you otherwise. I won't keep tabs on you, so you'll just have to imagine me saying "I told you so" if it eventually comes to that.
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    01-28-2017 10:57 PM
  16. Guytronic's Avatar
    I'm not going to say that I had PTSD because that's just silly, but talking about Vista has brought up a lot of unpleasant memories. Still, it is your choice and I did advise you otherwise. I won't keep tabs on you, so you'll just have to imagine me saying "I told you so" if it eventually comes to that.
    Who the OP?
    I wouldn't touch Vista with a 10 foot pole :)
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    01-28-2017 11:00 PM
  17. pkcable's Avatar
    Getting a 9xx video card will save you money but the 10xx cards are loads better it's a mass jump is performance, like 50% better.
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    01-28-2017 11:13 PM
  18. Guytronic's Avatar
    Pretty much decided on this one:
    https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01DT4A2R4...pUvbUpU3621422

    It's plenty for me plus I have an extra 256GB Corsair SSD I can add in.
    Maybe I'll go for extra RAM down the line.
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    01-29-2017 01:10 AM
  19. Joshua Muldoon's Avatar
    Pretty much decided on this one:
    https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01DT4A2R4...pUvbUpU3621481

    It's plenty for me plus I have an extra 256GB Corsair SSD I can add in.
    Maybe I'll go for extra RAM down the line.
    Yeah, that is a good brand and laptop make from them. If you have a Costco membership or one near you, they are selling this F15 with an upgraded processor and extra RAM
    https://m.costco.com/Acer-Aspire-F15...100312021.html
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    01-29-2017 08:55 AM
  20. pkcable's Avatar
    Pretty much decided on this one:
    https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01DT4A2R4...pUvbUpU3621524

    It's plenty for me plus I have an extra 256GB Corsair SSD I can add in.
    Maybe I'll go for extra RAM down the line.
    Should be good as a general computer, and will play the occasion game but serious gaming you'll need to turn down the settings on the game if possible, or suffer through slow game play. But I suspect for the stuff you will do with the computer you will be fine.
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    01-29-2017 11:48 AM
  21. grahamf's Avatar
    Pretty much decided on this one:
    https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01DT4A2R4...pUvbUpU3621585

    It's plenty for me plus I have an extra 256GB Corsair SSD I can add in.
    Maybe I'll go for extra RAM down the line.
    That looks similar to an older Acer I had (Acer V5-571G). Those are really awesome laptops. If you're swapping out the drive I will warn warn you to get some blue screw locker because once you loosen the screws they won't stay tightened without it and if you over tighten them you will wreck the frame. Learned that from experience when I destroyed mine. Still best laptop I ever had.
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    01-29-2017 03:31 PM
  22. Michael Amaleona's Avatar
    You should try the linux OS its for free hahaha
    01-29-2017 08:44 PM
  23. HM84's Avatar
    I might get lynched for saying this, but I say go for Win 10. It's less of a hassle than Win 8, and if you go through all the privacy settings carefully, you should be fine in that regard. Sticking with Win 7, and getting a new machine only to install Win 7 on it, are two different things. Support is supposed to end by 2020 I believe. So it actually would be a step back.

    My guess is that if you were even remotely comfortable with the idea of using Linux you wouldn't even be asking this question. At least not on, you know, Windows... Central.
    01-29-2017 11:12 PM
  24. Matty's Avatar
    I need a new laptop, but I don't want Windows 10. Windows 8 is bad enough. Are there any laptops out there that don't have Windows 10?
    Hey thepittsmn. Yes there definitely are. The one i currently use is from a fairly small company called Apple. It runs Mac OS. its quite... (I'm joking haha)

    I think you will be hard pressed to find a NEW laptop without Windows 10. Even a budget laptop like the DELL Inspiron 14" 3000 has Windows 10. As @Guytronic said, your best bet would be to explore the 'Referb' and second hand area if you looking for a laptop with Windows 7. Its a really old OS at this point but i personally still love it. :D
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    01-30-2017 02:00 AM
  25. Tim-ANC's Avatar
    I might get lynched for saying this, but I say go for Win 10. It's less of a hassle than Win 8, and if you go through all the privacy settings carefully, you should be fine in that regard. Sticking with Win 7, and getting a new machine only to install Win 7 on it, are two different things. Support is supposed to end by 2020 I believe. So it actually would be a step back.

    My guess is that if you were even remotely comfortable with the idea of using Linux you wouldn't even be asking this question. At least not on, you know, Windows... Central.
    I agree. Much easier to kill the annoyances on Win10 vs Win8.
    01-30-2017 04:05 AM
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