I've bought a few laptops recently but they've all been older models with Windows 7. I wouldn't buy a laptop with Windows 8. Used it in the store. The Metro interface sucks. Why do I want to waste time learning something that sucks when Win 7 worked fine.
My employer has ditched Windows versions of our software and we're now all tablet. Developers warned Microsoft this would happen and they arrogantly ignored us.
Everyone makes mistakes, but only an idiot refuses to admits it and keeps their jalopy pointed at the cliff edge while flipping the bird to horrified onlookers.