Overclock.net › Forums › Mobile Computing Forum › Laptops and Netbooks › $400 Laptop? & Windows 8 uninstall help please.
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:

$400 Laptop? & Windows 8 uninstall help please.

post #1 of 2
Thread Starter 
I was wondering if this is the best for the price *See link below*. We have about $400/ea to spend on 2 new laptops mainly for college. No gaming don't worry. Just want the best deal for the price. Also, I know 99% of laptops have Windows 8 pre installed and apparently some are blocked from doing a clean OS install on the HD? What's up with that? Can I just wipe the HD and install windows 7 ultimate I have? The sales person said it was impossible but I know there is a way. Just wondering if it's simple or not since I like many others despise windows 8. - Thank you very much!biggrin.gif

http://www.microcenter.com/product/408854/Aspire_E1-571-6888_156_Laptop_Computer_-_Glossy_Black
Edited by iDuskFang - 7/7/13 at 3:57pm
post #2 of 2
    Reading Micro Center's reviews on that particular laptop you linked, one person reports that he was able to install Windows 7 with difficulty.  However, I really don't think it would be worth the trouble to downgrade to Windows 7.  Just install Classic Shell, and you'll get the traditional StartMenu and boot to desktop capability back in Windows 8.

    I think you may be able to get a better (faster / bigger screen) laptop for $400, though.  If you're willing to shop around, check out Amazon and eBay as well. thumb.gif
My desktop PC
(14 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel Core i7-3770K Gigabyte P67A-D3-B3 NVIDIA GeForce 8400 GS  1x Corsair 8 GB 
Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveOS
Kingston SV300S3 WesternDigital WD10EZEX Samsung HD154UI Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 x64 
MonitorMonitorKeyboardPower
Daewoo L947BK Gateway FPD1530 HTK-2001 Dynex DX-400WPS 
MouseAudio
Kensington K72400 Realtek ALC889 
  hide details  
Reply
My desktop PC
(14 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel Core i7-3770K Gigabyte P67A-D3-B3 NVIDIA GeForce 8400 GS  1x Corsair 8 GB 
Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveOS
Kingston SV300S3 WesternDigital WD10EZEX Samsung HD154UI Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 x64 
MonitorMonitorKeyboardPower
Daewoo L947BK Gateway FPD1530 HTK-2001 Dynex DX-400WPS 
MouseAudio
Kensington K72400 Realtek ALC889 
  hide details  
Reply
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:
  Return Home
  Back to Forum: Laptops and Netbooks
Overclock.net › Forums › Mobile Computing Forum › Laptops and Netbooks › $400 Laptop? & Windows 8 uninstall help please.