Well I took the plunge and got a new laptop. It came with win 8. The unit is a lenovo edge, 16 gb ram, 1tb mem, i5core, 64bit system. Problem is, this thing is sloooow. Buffering a movie is almost pointless. In fact, it kinda pisses me off. My old LT would buffer without issue with less then half the power or mem. Is this just the way it is with win 8? I would think there is something i could change to bump up the speeds but not sure where to look. The whole win 8 thing is taking some getting used to-and where stuff is.