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Microsoft Windows Vista

Microsoft Windows Vista
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Windows Vista

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 documents
  • The cool interface  of Windows Aero* designed to make your computer experience dynamic and fun


Windows Vista

Depending on your system configurations and what you would like to do with your PC, there are four options to choose from.

Windows Vista

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.

Windows Vista
  • Full-featured, flagship edition
  • Includes advanced business-focused infrastructure
  • Incorporates mobility-focused capabilities
  • Enhanced security and encryption
Windows Vista
  • Advances in security and reliability
  • Parental controls
  • Searching and organizational innovations
  • Enhanced networking
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  • 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
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.


Windows Vista

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 AeroWindows Vista Aero ExperienceOptimized Windows Vista Experience
GOODBETTERBEST
System Memory512MB RAM1GB RAM*2GB Dual Channel*
(2 DIMMS)
Graphics MemoryIntegrated or discrete128 MB Graphics Card (integrated or discrete)*256MB Graphics Card
Processormodern processor (>800MHz)1 GHz 32-bit (x86) or 64-bit (x64)Dual-Core
Hard Drive>15GB free (recommended)40GB capacity, >15GB free7200 rpm
Window Vista Aero ExperienceNoneAero 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 gamesMultitasking (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


Windows Vista

Windows Vista
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.
Windows Vista
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.
Windows Vista
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.

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