Originally Posted by GlassAnkles
sell it for parts, buy a google chromebook if it suits your needs.
do people really need dvd drives on laptops anymore?
If not I've had good luck with Dell refurbished models. Usually they are a huge chunk off new....and when they go on sale it can be up to 75% off.
If you want to avoid Windows 8 look at the small business models as many give the option to keep the old OS. I got a machine with XP a full year after Vista came out.