Should I wait for Windows 8 to get a new laptop?

Episode 876 (34:29)

Andres from Huntington Park, CA

If he can wait until October, it may be worth it. Normally, if he had Vista for instance, he wouldn't have to wait because Windows 7 can work fine on a Vista computer. Windows 8 is such a departure from the current version that Leo expects to see hardware built for Windows 8. Since Windows 8 is so touch-focused, that could mean computers will have touch screens to take advantage of the new interface. Windows 8 will run fine on current systems, though, if Andres just plans to use the mouse. There's also some debate over whether a touch screen even belongs on a laptop. Leo thinks it would be nice to have because he touches his laptop screen all the time after using the iPad, so he discourages Andres from assuming that he wouldn't want that.