Windows 10 is finally here, and PC users are eager to get their hands on a machine with the latest operating system. Windows 10 Enterprise and Windows 10 Education are also launching soon, with an anticipated launch date of August 1. Late summer is traditionally a time when many people shop for a new laptop. The new fiscal year has begun for those in the business world, and students are getting ready to head back to school in the fall. Buying a new laptop or desktop computer, and want it to come with Windows 10? Here’s a list of new computers that are either shipping with Windows 10 already installed, or will let you upgrade to Windows 10 for free.
1. Dell Inspiron 3000 Series i3847-3850BK Desktop (3.5 GHz Intel Core i3-4150 Processor, 8GB DDR3, 1TB HDD)
Looking for a desktop, rather than a laptop? This Dell Inspiron is a Windows 8.1 machine, but it is eligible for a free upgrade to Windows 10. You’ll have to provide your own monitor, but this desktop is a solid choice for home, business, or student use. And with a one terabyte hard drive, you will have plenty of storage for music, movies, or any files you want to port over from your old computer.
Price: $429.99 (14 percent off MSRP)
2. Toshiba Satellite C55-C5241 15.6 Inch Laptop (Intel Core i5, 8GB, 1 TB, Windows 10)
This new laptop is a solid choice. Toshiba’s whole lineup of new Windows 10 computers has been thoughtfully designed. This laptop is powerful enough to handle the creation of image-heavy presentations. The large 15.6-inch screen is great for both gaming and putting together presentations for class or work. This laptop is also available for 25 percent off the list price for some added savings. With $150 in savings off the list price, you can apply the savings towards software or other cool tech items.
Price: $449.99 (25 percent off MSRP)
3. Lenovo G50 15.6-Inch Laptop (Core i3, 6 GB, 500 GB)
Another brand new laptop, the Lenovo G50 that debuts this summer is a good option for those who want a less expensive laptop. This Lenovo is more than capable of handling tasks like creating simple presentations, browsing the web, video chatting, or streaming Netflix. It can also handle the graphic requirements of simple, casual games like Minecraft. For those who don’t need a laptop with a powerful processor, or a lot of bells and whistles, this laptop could be your perfect Windows 10 machine.
Price: $349.99 (30 percent off MSRP)
4. ASUS F554LA-WS71 15.6-Inch Laptop, Core i7, 1 TB, 8 GB RAM
Another older laptop that is eligible for a free Windows 10 upgrade, this ASUS machine packs a powerful processor and some solid specs. It’s also a nice choice for accident-prone people, or people looking for a shared laptop, as it is backed by both a one-year warranty and a one-year accidental damage protection plan. Plus, in a marketplace where it’s getting harder and harder to find laptops with a built-in CD tray, this model has got you covered. One last feature we love is the ergonomically designed keyboard with IceCool technology, which keeps the palm rest at a comfortable temperature.
5. Toshiba Satellite Click 10 LX0W-C64 10.1-Inch Detachable 2-in-1 Touchscreen Laptop
For those who prefer a 2-in-1 experience to a traditional laptop, this new offering from Toshiba is great for those seeking a Windows 10 machine. It’s a lightweight, highly portable device, weighing just under two and a half pounds. It’s got a smaller hard drive (a 64GB solid state drive, to be precise), but this will still be ample storage for those who store most of their files in the cloud, and prefer streaming music services to storing actual media on their laptop.