Dell to Start Selling Vista Notebooks This Weekend

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Dell announced today that this weekend it will begin taking orders for Dell desktop and notebook computers pre-loaded with Microsoft Windows Vista.

According to Dell they’ve logged 100,000 hours of testing for all of us to rest assured the OS works properly with the systems their shipping. In a press release Dell claims the following:

  • 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.

Just remember, when configuring a notebook 1GB is the minimum you’ll need, and 2GB is recommended with Vista — it’s a bit of a memory hog. Pricing will remain the same for new notebooks, there is no pricing premium added with the introduction of Vista. For more information visit

Keep on eye on the site the Vista configuration availability tomorrow. The initial roll-out of Windows Vista-installed systems will be in English, French, German, Spanish and Japanese. Additionallanguages will be available in the weeks ahead.



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