I just recently purchased the HP Pavilion 15 through an online sale from Woot.It was listed as a refurbished model, and I was also able to select the color I wanted. I chose blue, hoping it would be a spec brighter perhaps than what the photo portrayed, but it's a deep blue, that's still really pretty. I knew that Windows 8was out, but I was completely unaware of the massive changes it had in comparison to previous versions. I don't own a tablet so I had never interacted with that type of system. I found it extremely difficult to navigate and very frustrating trying to figure out how to access files and get to various programs. The operating system is frustrating to the point where despite having a great new laptop, I didn't want to use it. My boyfriend suggested putting Windows 7 on it instead, and I was more than willing to try. Microsoft apparently wasn't having any of it. The operating system is designed to be your permanent solution, whether you want it or not. It took over five hours of finagling, researching, downloading and installing things to get it to a point where i could be a happy laptop user again. Now that I'm running Windows 7, this laptop is fantastic. HP should seriously reconsider the forced new operating system.