Still Want A PC With Windows 7? Dell Will Give You Until 10/31 To Pony-Up

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.