Dell Ships Vista Enabled Systems

by CXOtoday Staff    Jan 29, 2007

Dell is shipping desktop and notebook computers pre-loaded with Microsoft Windows Vista.

Equipped with Windows Vista, they are designed to deliver digital lifestyle experience, combined with secure operations and ease of use. For example, customers can easily record and watch high definition video, organize digital photo and music libraries, quickly search data and multimedia files and browse the Internet with excellent protection from spyware and phishing scams.

Combining Windows Vista with powerful dual or quad core processors, more memory, rich graphics, wide aspect displays and larger hard drives can help customers harness the power of the new operating system.

“Dell aims to make it easy for customers to custom order the right desktop or notebook and unleash their imagination, increase productivity and embrace today’s digital lifestyle,” said Rajan Anandan, VP & GM, Dell India.

Customers interested in knowing whether existing machines will run Windows Vista can check Dell’s readiness advisor tool. To optimize Windows Vista, Dell recommends customers consider systems configured with dual-core or quad-core processors, more memory (2GB memory for optimal performance), a dedicated graphics card with 256 MB of memory or more and large hard drives, the statement added.

A statement issued said that Dell spent more than 100,000 engineer-hours testing and validating the new operating system and is ready to help customers combine the latest developments in software and hardware for an outstanding personal technology experience. The company has experimented with more than 500,000 different product configurations to help ensure the combinations work. Sales and technical support employees have spent more than 215,000 hours in training to make sure customers purchase the right systems that will take full advantage of the new operating system and help customers with questions as they transition to Windows Vista, it added.

The initial roll-out of Windows Vista-installed systems will be in English, French, German, Spanish and Japanese. Additional languages will be available in the weeks ahead.