Unfortunately all new Windows laptops have Windows 8. If anything, people should wait for Windows 9 to be released with the return of the traditional desktop if they feel they need a new computer. No one should have to deal with a dysfunctional GUI just because they need a new computer. Get a Dell with Windows 7 and then upgrade to Windows 9 when that gets released.
Now THIS POST is the best advice given in this whole thread!
Win 8 has a desktop . . .