First, let me say that I'm (apparently) a Senior Citizen and not deeply into tech matters. I'm not ashamed to say that Vista on my 2007 Lenovo Thinkpad has been just FINE. My husband has an Acer with Win7 and he's always complaining about it. Now I'm getting ready for a new laptop and Windows 7 is dead as quickly as Win2000 was. For Christmas dear husband bought me a Lenovo Z580 with Win8. I'll spare you the drama that goes with buying a laptop from Staples at Christmas and just say that it was DOA. Blue screen, and nothing but error messages. I phoned Lenovo and a nice overseas lady read to me from a script, and said to do a Restore and "if that doesn't work in 24 hours, call us back." Ha ha ha...it didn't so the next day it went back to Staples (a more interesting story, but I'll skip that one too). Now I'm gun-shy. Is there any point to waiting until manufacturers tweak the hardware so Win8 will "fit" better? I'm not in a hurry. Is there any tattle about whether some computers handle Win8 better than others? (I believe this was true with Vista.) Discuss. Please.