Should I wait for Windows 10 to be released before buying a new PC?

I'm in the market for a new Ultrabook, but should I wait for Windows 10 to come out before purchasing?

Question by Sonya from Australia | Answered by in Software & Apps on

Hey there TweakTown,

I'm in the market for a new Ultrabook to replace my Windows 7 PC, but I've heard that Windows 10 is coming out later this year. Should I bite the bullet and buy a Windows 8/8.1 machine now, or wait until Windows 10 is released?

My current laptop is working fine, but I want something a bit faster, with a higher resolution screen and maybe touchscreen support.


Hi Sonya,

If Windows 10 were over a year away, I would recommend waiting. If your current PC was having issues, and/or about to die, I'd recommend purchasing now. But, if your PC is working fine, and you don't have a dire need to rush out and get one, wait it out.

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Windows 10 is expected in the second half of the year, so we should start to see Windows 10-powered devices at Computex in June, if not it shouldn't be too much after June that we'll start to see proper Windows 10 products unveiled.

My advice? Wait. Your PC is still working, and Windows 10 should deliver a new experience that Windows 8 and Windows 8.1 skipped over. If your PC dies in the meantime, purchasing a Windows 8.1-powered Ultrabook isn't going to be a bad thing, as you'll get an upgrade to Windows 10 when it comes out, anyway.

Last updated: Nov 3, 2020 at 07:10 pm CST

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