Windows Vista, 7, and 8 all use the same driver framework. i.e., drivers for any one of these will work with the other two.
Besides, just look up the one you're interested in and go online later.
I'm thinking about this HP. http://www.shopping.hp.com/en_US/home-office/-/products/Laptops/HP-Pavilion/C2K41UA?HP-Pavilion-dm1-4310nr-Notebook-PC
Anyone else have one? Any thoughts? I've used a lot of HP products in the past and have (almost) always been pleased with them.
Ok, I think this is what you were looking at since your link didn't work for me:http://www.amazon.com/HP-Pavilion-DM1-4 ... ewpoints=0
Looks nice. 3.5 lbs, 11.6 inch screen, Win8 (you can replace if you really want), AMD E2-1800 APU, 4 gig ram, 500gb HDD, and 4G! I guess you need 4G if you're traveling all over the place.
Only thing bad is with HP laptop hinges. My bro's (more expensive $800) HP got a loose hinge after a year but it didn't break apart...yet. My cheaper $500 HP doesn't have much of a problem. Not much else I can tell you.
Oh, don't listen to AHMFIC, mac book is beyond your budget.