Windows 7: The first wave
With the launch of Windows 7, computer shoppers are emerging from a dark period when newly purchased desktops and laptops would arrive with an already archaic operating system. Even with the promise of a free upgrade, it made sense for most to wait until systems started shipping with the new OS. If you’re eager to hit the ground running, we’ve already reviewed several Windows 7 PCs, from big names such as Lenovo, Toshiba, and HP. Click on the gallery below to check out each one, including the massive Toshiba Qosmio X505, the touch-screen Lenovo T400s, and the HP Touchsmart 600 all-in-one. This collection represents the very first wave of Windows 7 computers, but after October 22, it’ll be rare to find a Vista or XP desktop or laptop for sale anywhere.