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I have to agree completely on the above!
I downloaded Win 8 for $15 and installed it on my i3 8GB laptop. With an SSD as the main drive, the thing just screams!
It boots in seconds, switches tiles and windows immediately - it is like having a brand new laptop.
The Metro interface looks like it will be great on a tablet or touchscreen. I actually like tiles for a few things on the laptop - I have multiple email accounts set up in the same tile, it is a very simple, easy to use, easy to switch accounts, a clean interface. I also like the Weather tile, and other things like that where you want to just "tab" in (I use the "Window" key).
There actually is an application in the store already, too, that will allow you to have multiple applications open within 1 tile window.
Then once you switch to the Desktop, you are right back in a Windows 7 style interface. Perfect.
Small tip: When you go to download Win 8 from the web site for $15 - if you "have purchased a new laptop in the past 2 months" - you only need to enter the name of the store and the name of the laptop that you purchased. They will send you an email for a $25 discount on Win 8.
Also FWIW, I just bought a HP Pavilion Sleekbook 14" laptop today from Best Buy. It is .8 inches thick, 4 pounds, i3 Ivy Bridge, 4GB RAM, 500 GB hard drive. Price was $399, which is pretty good! It is $589-$30=$559 at the HP web site, $530 at Amazon.
It does have a 4 cell battery, which is smaller than the usual 6. It is supposed to last 4 hours 15 mionutes through. 2 USB 3.0 ports, 1 USB 2.0, HDMI. No CD/DVD drive though.
I have hand and arm pain, so I wanted small and light. I had planned on buying a tablet once something like the Surface tablet with full Win 8 came out, but the base tablet was $600, so this was a good price.
I find that my other i3 8GB laptop runs CS6 Photoshop, Premiere Pro, Illustrator, and Lightroom 4.0 quite well. I plan to add 16GB to this one for $54 (Gskill fgrom NewEgg.)