A few days ago, it was reported that Dell will sell a number of new PC models with Windows 7 still installed even after the launch of Windows 8 on October 26th. That includes PCs from their gaming themed Alienware lineup. Today, Neowin contacted a number of other large PC makers and asked them if they would also offer some PCs with Windows 7 pre-installed after the launch of Windows 8.
Customer service representatives from HP, Lenovo and Acer all told Neowin today over the phone they would offer at least some new PCs with Windows 7 installed after October 26th. The HP rep that we talked to could not give any specifics on which models would have Windows 7 still installed, saying only they would offer "two desktops and two laptops" for people who still wanted to have Windows 7.
The Lenovo representative we talked to said that the company still plans to offer both ThinkPad and IdeaPad laptops with Windows 7 included for sale after Windows 8 launches. The Acer rep we talked to over the phone also confirmed they would still offer Windows 7 PCs for sale after October 26th, but did not have any details as to the models they would have available.
So, if you really, really don't want to get a new PC with Windows 8 pre-installed after October 26th, there appears to be many avenues a consumer will be able to take in order to get a new Windows 7-based PC.
Image via Island Dog
13 Comments - Add comment