Microsoft is really upping their game. First, Windows 10 has been a truly solid release. I encourage anyone running Windows 8 to upgrade. The interface is more integrated and simpler than Windows 8. If you’re using Windows 7, it is a bit of a learning curve, though less so than Windows 8. (If you are running any version older than Windows 7 i.e. Vista or WIndows XP, you should upgrade for security reasons.)
Microsoft also recently released a new laptop, the Surface Book. It is a beautiful computer that competes nicely with the Apple Macbook line with the added advantage of a touch screen. You can read a review of it here.
If you want to check it out in person, Microsoft recently open it’s first store in Manhattan.