In Pictures: 5 things we love/hate about Windows 8

No free upgrade for you!

If you buy a Windows 7 computer now, you won't get a free upgrade to Windows 8. Previously, Microsoft and computer makers provided an upgrade, gratis, from Windows Vista to Windows 7 for systems that were bought on the cusp of the latter OS's debut. (Maybe they were being generous to make up for the awfulness that was Vista.) This time, there will be no free ticket to the world of Metro. But if you buy a Windows 7 computer between June 2 and Windows 8's launch, you’ll be able to upgrade to Windows 8 Pro for just $14.99.

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Kathy Cassidy


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My first impression after unboxing the Q702 is that it is a nice looking unit. Styling is somewhat minimalist but very effective. The tablet part, once detached, has a nice weight, and no buttons or switches are located in awkward or intrusive positions.


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