Windows 8/8.1 has had a difficult time capturing the hearts and minds of PC users as a result of its steep learning curve and major UI overhaul. Unfortunately, PC users can no longer purchase new Windows 7 installs or downloads, but that doesn’t mean Windows 7 is gone for good. Shoppers in search of Windows 7 can still buy an up-to-date notebook that comes preloaded with the OS, but only if they know where to look. These are the best Windows 7 laptops you can buy today.
The HP ZBook 15 is expensive, but it's built to handle the most demanding computing tasks. That explains the workstation's Intel 2.7-GHz Core i7 Haswell processor with Nvidia Quadro graphics, 16GB of RAM and Thunderbolt port for extra-speedy data transfers. It also justifies this 6.2-pound workhorse's arsenal of special features for the mobile professional set, such as support for up to three separate hard drives, a back-lit keyboard, 1080p anti-glare display and nearly 8 hours of battery life.
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