Microsoft's eagerly awaited new operating system Windows 7 has just been released today.
Amazon has over 150 new laptops with Windows 7.
They also have 70+ netbooks with Windows 7: Acer/Gateway, ASUS, Dell, HP, Lenovo, Sony, Toshiba, Velocity Micro
Some notes on the specs for the regular notebook models available on Amazon:
- Brands: Acer/Gateway, ASUS, Dell, HP, Lenovo, Sony, Toshiba, Velocity Micro
- Price range: $399.99 to $999.99
- Weight: 3 to 10 pounds, except for the 1.4 pound Sony Vaio with 8" screen
- Display: 11.6 to 18.4 inches diagonal screen size, except for the 8" Sony Vaio
- CPU: Mostly Intel processors: Atom, Celeron, ULV, Core 2 Duo, Core i7. Only a few with AMD processors, including the Neo.
- RAM: Almost all have 2GB, 3GB, or 4GB of memory. A couple with 6GB.
- Optical Drive: Some with no optical drive, many with DVD burners. A decent number with Blu-Ray.
- Graphics cards: Many cheaper/smaller models have the Intel integrated GMA 4500M graphics chip. The others have NVIDIA or ATA GPU processors.
Windows 7 laptops on Amazon comparison spreadsheet
Windows 7 laptops on Amazon comparison web page
Notes on the netbooks with Windows 7:
- Price range: Around $300 to $550, with most of them in the $300-400 range.
- Display: All 10 inch screens, except for a few 11.6 inch models (which at that size are sometimes listed as regular notebooks).
- CPU: All Intel processors, mostly Atom. The Dell uses a ULV, but it barely qualifies as a "netbook".
- RAM: Almost all have 1GB of memory, which I think is the limitation for Windows 7 Starter. The ones with 2GB or 4GB use Windows 7 Premium.
- Hard drive: 160GB or 250GB capacity, except for a couple with 320GB.
- Graphics card: Mostly Intel integrated graphics chip, with one model using the NVIDIA ION.
Windows 7 netbooks on Amazon comparison web page