Laptops: Where do you get yours?
OK so in lots of posts now I've seen people saying that they're ignoring Vista, staying with XP etc etc
So, for those who are set in their XP ways, where are you getting your laptops from now?
Everywhere I look now, there seems to be either a bunch of medicore XP laptops left in stock 'cos no-one'll buy them, a bunch of very expensive XP laptops left in stock 'cos no-one'll pay that much for 'em, or 1 or 2 stock of an almost decent laptop which isn't enough for what I need.
Replacing 12 laptops (and this time next year will be 30+) I really could do with them being the same make/model, for price and ease of maintaining, so getting a few from here and there isn't really good enough.
Best I've found is "downgrade" options from places like Dell, but that has the potential to screw up without drivers / codecs etc, plus I'm sure I've read that it invalidates the warranty too? :confused:
Not to mention that I really don't want to have to pay an extra 50-odd quid to get rid of an OS that I don't want in the first place! :mad: