Buy Vista Laptop now or wait?

  hawthorn59 18:46 06 Mar 08


Some of you may remember my post about which laptop to buy a couple of months ago here, and many of you kindly replied. Well, I did buy a Toshiba, but after a few days I got a blue screen and nothing would happen. So I contacted the shop (my nephew is the manager!!) and he took it back. He offered me the option of waiting till mid-March until the latest stock arrived. So currently that is where Im at.

But Im totally confused about Vista; I see so much negative reviews about it. In fairness i see some good reviews too. But even elsewhere here on this site, people are talking about Misrosoft rushing their next OS, Windows 7 !! When is that likely to happen?

And, though I know its difficult to answer, should I get my new one now with Vista, or persuade him to give me a refund and wait for Windows 7? I do want a new one, but can wait a while. Dont think Id like to wait more than 1-2 yrs though.

Thanks for your opinions.


  MAT ALAN 18:51 06 Mar 08

windows 7 (code name) isn't planned for release till 2010,don't think you could wait that long...

  sunny staines 00:58 07 Mar 08

may be reduced by 30% when sp1 comes out

  hawthorn59 04:15 07 Mar 08

Yeah think you've made my mind up...!

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