Dell announced today that this weekend it will begin taking orders for Dell desktop and notebook computers pre-loaded with Microsoft Windows Vista.
Dell has 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.
There have been many technological advances since the last Windows upgrade more than five years ago. 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 systems equipped with Windows Vista are designed to deliver a rich 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.
"Customers using Dell systems configured with Windows Vista can see clear advantages of Dell?s engineering expertise and ability to custom build products that deliver an optimal Windows Vista experience?well before many of our competitors can move older systems from store shelves," said Alex Gruzen, senior vice president Dell?s Product Group. "Dell makes it easy for customers to custom order the right desktop or notebook and unleash their imagination, increase productivity and embrace today?s digital lifestyle."
Whether customers are buying new systems from Dell or updating existing ones, Dell?s customer contact centers are ready to answer questions and help enable a great customer experience. Customers interested in learning more about Windows Vista should visit www.dell.com/vista. 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.
Dell works with Microsoft and other partners on an ongoing basis to make the computing experience faster, easier and better. With Windows Vista, for example:
-Engineers have logged more than 100,000 hours testing and validating the software on Dell hardware -Dell 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.
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.