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Imagine living a secure, digital life to the fullest - accessing many of the latest technologies
from virtually anywhere in your home*. Select Dell PCs with
Microsoft's new Windows Vista® Operating System can give you that lifestyle in a more
exciting and secure way than ever before.
Depending on your system's configurations, Windows Vista can provide:
- Great features like Windows Media Center help you manage video, audio and
TV all from your Dell PC with a tuner
- New security options such as Parental Controls and integrated Anti-Spyware
help protect your family when accessing your personal data or information from the Internet
- New tools such as integrated search help enable you to get work done fast.
Windows Vista® can allow you to easily organize and find your photos, videos, music and
- The cool interface of Windows Aero* designed
to make your computer experience dynamic and fun
Depending on your system configurations and what you would like to do with your PC, there
are four options to choose from.
Windows Vista Home Premium is the mainstream edition of Windows Vista that helps make finding
information, staying connected and interacting with your PC easy and secure. Using, organization
and sharing photos, video, TV programs and music can become a part of your everyday life. This
edition also includes all of the features available in Windows Vista Home Basic.
Not all Windows Vista® features are available for use on all Windows Vista Capable PCs.
All Windows Vista Capable PCs will run the core experiences of Windows Vista, such as
innovations in organizing and finding information, security, and reliability. Some features -
like the new Windows® Aero® user interface - are only available in premium editions of Windows
Vista and require advanced or additional hardware.
- Full-featured, flagship edition
- Includes advanced business-focused infrastructure
- Incorporates mobility-focused capabilities
- Enhanced security and encryption
- Advances in security and reliability
- Parental controls
- Searching and organizational innovations
- Enhanced networking
- Windows Aero* user interface
- Additional mobility features such as PC to PC synch
- Business features such as Domain Join, Group Policy support and
Encrypting File System
- Windows Meeting Share
With the right hardware configuration and the right version of Windows Vista® , Dell PCs
can be designed to optimize the Windows Vista® experience. Extensive testing has helped
us understand what it takes to get the most out of Windows Vista® . The chart below offers
a handy guide to help make sure your system is equipped to support the Windows Vista®
experience you want:
|Basic Windows Vista Experience - No Aero||Windows Vista Aero Experience||Optimized Windows Vista Experience|
|System Memory||512MB RAM||1GB RAM*||2GB Dual Channel*|
|Graphics Memory||Integrated or discrete||128 MB Graphics Card (integrated or discrete)*||256MB Graphics Card|
|Processor||modern processor (>800MHz)||1 GHz 32-bit (x86) or 64-bit (x64)||Dual-Core|
|Hard Drive||>15GB free (recommended)||40GB capacity, >15GB free||7200 rpm|
|Window Vista Aero Experience||None||Aero enabled as a default, but performance may be compromised as more
windows, applications and games are opened.||Can enhance Aero experience and system performance|
|Great for...||Booting the Operating System, without running applications or games||Multitasking (e-mail, basic photo editing, basic video editing, music,
spreadsheets, browsing, and other applications) The experience is only
assured in single monitor mode. Dual monitor is supported, but may affect
the aero premium experience.||Multi-tasking with power-hungry applications (large spreadsheets, advanced
video and photo editing, HD viewing and recording) Dual Monitor Usage|
Dell has worked with Microsoft to ensure that select custom-configurable Dell PCs are
designed to support the new premium features of Windows Vista. Thanks to collaborative
efforts around security, performance and mobility, Dell PCs are built to showcase these
and other new Windows Vista capabilities.
Dell PCs are as unique as you are. Our PCs are customizable, allowing you to choose
the features and options that you need for Windows Vista and your other computing needs.
Through our strong partnership with Microsoft and other leading suppliers, Dell includes
the requirements of the future into all Dell PCs.
Dell believes that high performing PCs should come with excellent services. Dell has
developed a suite of services focused exclusively on assessing your PC and helping you
install Windows Vista. Windows Vista ushers in a whole new way to work and play, and
Dell will help you through every step.