First Windows 8 Laptops Available On HSN

The general availability of Windows 8 is on 25th October 2012 but the first laptops with Windows 8 installed in them are available from HSN. It was a surprising to see a laptop with Windows 8 even before its availability. The laptop is in offer price of $699.95 and over 3850 laptops have already been sold.

Windows 8 laptop

Here are the specs of the laptop:

Gateway 17.3" LCD Windows 8 Core i5, 4GB RAM 500GB HDD Laptop Computer

The same laptop is also available in 15.6" LCD.

Windows 8 on the laptop

Here’s what you’ll get when you buy the deal from HSN:

  • Gateway 17.3" laptop
  • PC Essentials 22a Standard Software DVD
  • 6-cell Lithium-ion battery
  • Power cord
  • AC adapter
  • Windows 8 tips flyer
  • Quick start guide
  • Manufacturer’s 1-year limited warranty on hardware and tech support ; 90 days on software support 

Will you buy this laptop with Windows 8 loaded in it or will wait for other manufacturers to release their laptops with Windows 8 installed? Or will you be content with your current computer or laptop and install Windows 8 in it?

See the HSN Windows 8 laptop deal here.

1 thought on “First Windows 8 Laptops Available On HSN”

  1. It seems like these laptops are carrying crapware in addition to the installed Windows 8. Here are some of the details from ZDNet

    Unfortunately, the detailed specs also suggest that OEMs are still hooked on crapware. The Acer all-in-one includes this list of programs under the heading “Preinstalled Software”:

    Microsoft Office 2010 (60-day trial)
    Acer Portal
    Acer Games
    Acer Recovery Management
    Nero 12 Essentials
    Adobe Reader
    Norton Internet Security Suite (60-day trial)

    The Gateway notebook includes a similar list:

    Microsoft Office 2010 (60-day trial)
    CyberLink PowerDVD
    Gateway MyBackup Solution
    Gateway Games Powered by WildTangent (10 demo games with 60 minutes of game play)
    Gateway Recovery Management
    Adobe Reader
    Adobe Flash
    Norton Internet Security (60-day trial)

    If you still insist on buying the Windows 8 laptop early, you may uninstall these software if they are not needed at all.


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