Microsoft's Surface in Tech Talk Posted November 27, 2012 · Edited November 27, 2012 by badbinary MS are virtually giving it away. It will be a war of attrition as you can only buy W8 laptops etc now, so by default it market share will grow. It's still poor though, poor OS, poorly implemented. not true. you can still buy laptops with windows 7. remember when vista came out and they tried to stop selling xp? that didn't go over very well... it does remain to be seen how much longer they'll sell windows 7 systems, however.