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Question regarding Laptops (retails tore related).

Posted: Thu Nov 08, 2012 3:40 pm
by JimmyT85
Hello all,

I noticed the laptops that are filtering through on the ads, come with Windows 8. I don't really want Windows 8 on my Laptop, I'd prefer Windows 7.

Do you think the store in which I buy the laptop on, would be able to remove Windows 8 and add Windows 7 instead?

Thanks

Re: Question regarding Laptops (retails tore related).

Posted: Thu Nov 08, 2012 3:43 pm
by teknoge3k
You can always buy Windows 7 yourself and put it on the machine, and get rid of Windows 8. :)

Re: Question regarding Laptops (retails tore related).

Posted: Thu Nov 08, 2012 4:29 pm
by JimmyT85
True. Doesn't Windows 7 cost about $200?

Re: Question regarding Laptops (retails tore related).

Posted: Thu Nov 08, 2012 5:05 pm
by JimmyT85
I have a new question :) :twisted:

On the Office Max ad for the Toshiba Satellite 17.3" Laptop with AMD A6, 6GB RAM, 640GB HDD with Windows 8 (L875D-S7332), it says the price is $379.99 after a $50 VISA pre-paid card.

Can someone explain what the VISA pre-paid card part is, please? I am thinking because i'm not from UK, I might not be eligable

Re: Question regarding Laptops (retails tore related).

Posted: Thu Nov 08, 2012 5:28 pm
by teknoge3k
JimmyT85 wrote:True. Doesn't Windows 7 cost about $200?


Na, you can get it for around $100. It'll be even cheaper now that W8 is out. ;)

Re: Question regarding Laptops (retails tore related).

Posted: Thu Nov 08, 2012 5:44 pm
by john.daggett
Oh, a pirates life is a wonderful life, and tons of software for free!
Ahoy matie I'll have one hundred copies of Microsoft word with a side of Windows 7

Re: Question regarding Laptops (retails tore related).

Posted: Fri Nov 09, 2012 4:45 pm
by JimmyT85
teknoge3k wrote:
JimmyT85 wrote:True. Doesn't Windows 7 cost about $200?


Na, you can get it for around $100. It'll be even cheaper now that W8 is out. ;)


Thanks a lot.

Has anyone ever ordered a laptop from Office Depot online, on Thanksgiving morning at all? was just wondering how long their shipping time would be on a laptop bought in the Black Friday online sale on Thanksgiving day itself?

Thanks all.

Re: Question regarding Laptops (retails tore related).

Posted: Fri Nov 09, 2012 5:00 pm
by bfaddict
JimmyT85 wrote:I have a new question :) :twisted:

On the Office Max ad for the Toshiba Satellite 17.3" Laptop with AMD A6, 6GB RAM, 640GB HDD with Windows 8 (L875D-S7332), it says the price is $379.99 after a $50 VISA pre-paid card.

Can someone explain what the VISA pre-paid card part is, please? I am thinking because i'm not from UK, I might not be eligable


instead of getting $50 off, you'll get that savings as a Visa pre-paid card. which is essentially a gift card.... credit card.... basically a card that has a visa logo on it.. so anywhere that allows you to pay with a Visa credit/debit card, you can use that card.

Re: Question regarding Laptops (retails tore related).

Posted: Fri Nov 09, 2012 5:30 pm
by JimmyT85
bfaddict wrote:
JimmyT85 wrote:I have a new question :) :twisted:

On the Office Max ad for the Toshiba Satellite 17.3" Laptop with AMD A6, 6GB RAM, 640GB HDD with Windows 8 (L875D-S7332), it says the price is $379.99 after a $50 VISA pre-paid card.

Can someone explain what the VISA pre-paid card part is, please? I am thinking because i'm not from UK, I might not be eligable


instead of getting $50 off, you'll get that savings as a Visa pre-paid card. which is essentially a gift card.... credit card.... basically a card that has a visa logo on it.. so anywhere that allows you to pay with a Visa credit/debit card, you can use that card.


Thanks a lot. Would I be able to then use that card against the laptop?

Re: Question regarding Laptops (retails tore related).

Posted: Fri Nov 09, 2012 8:27 pm
by Russell Burrows
Windows??....please!!
The first thing I do to a new laptop is wipe Windows and install a free Ubuntu/Xubuntu/Mint, etc. Linux OS.
Then with WINE I can run the Windows programs with no viruses headaches.

Re: Question regarding Laptops (retails tore related).

Posted: Fri Nov 09, 2012 9:44 pm
by john.daggett
Love that Asus laptop on page one of worst buys ad. For 249 its not bad

Re: Question regarding Laptops (retails tore related).

Posted: Fri Nov 09, 2012 9:46 pm
by teknoge3k
Russell Burrows wrote:Windows??....please!!
The first thing I do to a new laptop is wipe Windows and install a free Ubuntu/Xubuntu/Mint, etc. Linux OS.
Then with WINE I can run the Windows programs with no viruses headaches.


I am a Red Hat man but I don't even try to explain Linux to other people. lol

Re: Question regarding Laptops (retails tore related).

Posted: Sat Nov 10, 2012 9:10 pm
by Russell Burrows
Lubuntu is a simpler solution for me than Win 7 was and Win 8 is just no IMHO.
I just download Lubuntu, simple install and then I just use it.
Went all this year without being bothered about viruses or updates since if it works then why update it??

Re: Question regarding Laptops (retails tore related).

Posted: Sun Nov 11, 2012 2:48 am
by scrappingsteph
JimmyT85 wrote:
bfaddict wrote:
JimmyT85 wrote:I have a new question :) :twisted:

On the Office Max ad for the Toshiba Satellite 17.3" Laptop with AMD A6, 6GB RAM, 640GB HDD with Windows 8 (L875D-S7332), it says the price is $379.99 after a $50 VISA pre-paid card.

Can someone explain what the VISA pre-paid card part is, please? I am thinking because i'm not from UK, I might not be eligable


instead of getting $50 off, you'll get that savings as a Visa pre-paid card. which is essentially a gift card.... credit card.... basically a card that has a visa logo on it.. so anywhere that allows you to pay with a Visa credit/debit card, you can use that card.


Thanks a lot. Would I be able to then use that card against the laptop?


I would assume it will be a mail in rebate type thing. Meaning they would mail you the card