Looking to get a gaming laptop from Scan, but I'm unsure as to what OS to get. W7 has definate advantages - used to using it, I know the software works and there is no learning curve to go up. W8 also has advantages - it has a longer support life (I generally use the same computer for at least 5 years, so support may become an issue), software will be written for it for longer then W7, it is meant to be more secure. So, what would you get? My requirements are that it should support World of Tanks, World of Warplanes, Civ 5, Skype, Firefox and Thunderbird among others. It will also be used to perform Monte Carlo analysis with (if any of you know it) MCNP. I'm intending on getting the LG15 with the 7970M and 16GB RAM. Not decided on whether to get the SSD or just go for the mechanical drives, but that will depend on budget. It will be taken on the road as my evening entertainment while working away from home, hence the Skype and WoT requirement. Any thoughts would be useful. Andy P.S. I did search for a similar thread, but didn't come up with a recent one, so apologies if this is a repeat of other threads.