Looking to grab up a brand new pair with windows 7 before the OEMs completely switch over to 8. HP, Compaq, Toshiba, and Gateway are out. Never ever...... Suggest something that is very well supported, as in, frequent bios updates, good hardware build quality, good specs for the price. Take a OptiPlex workstation for example, dell is constantly updating the bios keeping up with the times, and supplying stable drivers releasing new ones when needed. This is just an example, and I am not swaying 100% toward dell. HP, hum I don't recall very frequent updates. On a side note, building a computer from the ground up is a VERY FUN and ADDICTING thing to do, but motherboard companies suck in terms of support, and I would like to not have to hassle with some kind of problem that cannot be diagnosed.