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I think i should make it's own thread.

Windows 8 Pro or non-Pro for the Alienware M17x?
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neither, Windows 8 is pooo,

If you must, you can buy a pro key and download it all on microsofts website for $40.
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I went with Pro simply because I wanted the RDP hosting. Besides, the Windows 8 Pro upgrade is only $39.99 if you buy direct from MS.

It really depends on what you're trying to do. Unlike the Vista/7 Home Premium vs Professional, Windows 8 has practically 99% of the features of the Pro version. Only the advanced stuff like RDP hosting, Group policies, joining domains, and Hyper-V is missing, as well as Bitlocker encryption.

Side note: Windows 8 Pro has the ability to run Media Center, while the normal version does not. Its not free though - you'd have to get MC separately, although MS is offering that free for a limited time.

This should help with the decision a bit.
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neither, Windows 8 is pooo,
If you must, you can buy a pro key and download it all on microsofts website for $40.

I swear! I wish I could down rep people!
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