What benefits do I get for using Windows 8 compared to Windows 7?
Posted on 2013-05-14
I intend to get a new desktop computer from Dell. I'm not going to have a touch screen. I have heard that Windows 8 is faster, but I don't really know by how much faster it really is. When Windows 7 was out, it said it was faster than Vista. But it turns out that it takes up so much of my computer's memory that it starts to lag pretty badly. I'm worried that Windows 8 is going to be even more memory-hungry. My main reason for changing my desktop is for it to run faster because my current one is lagging too much.
Since this is going to be a desktop and I don't have touch screen installed to it, I don't know what other benefits I can get out of Windows 8. There are even many mixed complains about the Metro interface and the missing start button and others. I am even expecting many programmes that I've been using now will no longer run on Windows 8.
Given with so many conflicting thoughts, and Windows 8 will cost me about a hundred dollars more than a Windows 7 machine, I'm thinking hard whether it is worth spending more to get a Windows 8 machine. I need some advice one this.