I have noticed that major makers of Laptop and cheap pre-boxed desktop PCs are selling them with Windows 8. I can see them doing this if the PC comes with a touch screen monitor, but they are doing it with even base model computers which I think is a serious mistake. I see Win 8 as more designed for tablets and smart phones. My Nokia 920 phone has Win 8 and with that hardware the OP blows away my old iPhone 4s which I now use as a paper weight. 8 for a desktop or Laptop... I fail to see the point in PC companies doing this. I think Microsoft should not even allow 8 to be sold with basic PC. Doing this will only fuel the Apple fan boy BS.