Happy Birthday to me! Being gifted a laptop - now what do I get?

Started Jan 29, 2013 | Discussions thread
JoannaR
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Re: Happy Birthday to me! Being gifted a laptop - now what do I get?
In reply to PenguinPhotoCo, Jan 29, 2013

Would this fit the bill?  It's got great reviews pretty much across the board.
http://www.bestbuy.com/site/Toshiba+-+Satellite+17.3%26%2334%3B+Laptop+-+8GB+Memory+-+750GB+Hard+Drive+-+Prestige+Silver/6672456.p?id=1218771825460&skuId=6672456#tab=overview
I'd rather err on the side of more than I think I'll need.
A lot of people are complaining about Windows 8, reports of crashing and whatnot, and just not liking the interface.  For someone who doesn't use tablets or an iPhone or any kind of app-thingy, is this something easy to get used to?

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