In Pictures: Modern PCs that run the Windows you really want

Here are 12 good laptops and desktops that will run Windows 7 for a very long time

1. Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon Many Win7 models still available from PC makers are old models that are usually underpowered and/or bulky. But not the Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon, which has the stylishness you’d expect from an Ultrabook, yet runs Windows 7.

Top-rated by InfoWorld, the 3-pound X1 Carbon features a 14-inch screen, Intel 1.7GHz Core i7 processor, 8GB of RAM, and 256GB SSD. You get a USB 2 port and a USB 3 port; the USB 2 port is where the included Ethernet adapter plugs in. A MiniDisplayPort-to-VGA adapter costs $35 extra; to use a DVD or CD, you'll need a third-party USB drive. XP Mode is a free option when you order.

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