Damian has a netbook running Windows 8 and hates it. He's had it into repair several times. Leo says that since Damian has a computer that only costs a few hundred dollars, it isn't surprising that it would break often. It's the price vs. quality argument. Cheap computers have cheap components. That's why Leo advises getting a business class laptop for students.
Damian is also thinking of getting a new computer and since he has Apple everything but the computer, he's thinking of getting a Mac. Leo says that makes sense. Macs are business class, also, and are built to last. A base model MacBook Air is around $1,000 and it'll be well worth it down the road.