As a (in the near future) laptop buyer I'm looking for one with Win-7 on it and if I ~have~ to buy one with Win-8, I'll probably change it over to Win-7 anyways.
I'm totally against touch on a Lappy. It's fine on my Tablet and Smartphone though.
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If touch was REALLY vastly superior to mouse input, people would gladly pay a premium for it. But the truth of the matter is that touch on a PC is about as useful as teats on a boar hog. Actually, less useful. Does Microsoft really expect 100 million CAD/CAM designers, accountants, and other industrial content makers to hold their arms up horizontally all day inaccurately poking smudges on their 42" monitors with their fat fingers, working at 1/100th the speed as before Windows 8 with 1000 times the physical effort, in the mean time destroying their necks and shoulder girdles for life?
Touch is an extremely low bandwidth input method with horrendous inaccuracy and extremely harmful ergonomics when compared to a keyboard and mouse. Touch might be ok for looking up the latest cat video, or tweeting, texting, or talking, but that's about it.
It would be foolish to pay a large premium for such a useless "feature", and with most consumers not being fools, they've elected to forego paying a premium for such foolishness.
Touch is largely irrelevant to the vast majority of laptop buyers. Windows 8 even more so. Every week I have several people coming to me in order to 'fix' it (make it behave in a way they understand and want) and that generally involves downgrading to 7, or at the least installing one of the classic shell type apps that get rid of that STUPID start screen and bring back a 'real' start button, not the bastardized one that will appear with 8.1.
People HATE 8 and its incredible to me that MS f'ed things up so badly.
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