Capable or Premium Ready?

In OS on 20 May, 2006 at 3:00 pm

Vista CapableMicrosoft has officially announce the actual system requirement to run Windows Vista when its launch in Jan 2007.  A logo system will also be implemented so that consumer will know whether the system they buy now will be able to run Windows Vista or not.  A system that has a logo of Windows Vista Capable can run Windows Vista’s core experiences at a minimum.  Core experiences of Windows Vista include things such as innovations in organizing and finding information, security, and reliability.  Some features like the Windows Aero Glass effect will need additional hardware upgrade.

Premium Ready PC will give you even better Windows Vista experience like the Windows Aero user experience (actually currently other than the Windows Aero glass effect, I don’t know what “even better experience” gives).  Below is a summary of the requirements.

A Windows Vista Capable PC includes at least:

  • A modern processor (at least 800MHz).
  • 512 MB of system memory.
  • A graphics processor that is DirectX 9 capable.

A Windows Vista Premium Ready PC includes at least:

  • 1 GHz 32-bit (x86) or 64-bit (x64) processor.
  • 1 GB of system memory.
  • A graphics processor that runs Windows Aero.
  • 128 MB of graphics memory.
  • 40 GB of hard drive capacity with 15 GB free space.
  • DVD-ROM Drive.
  • Audio output capability.
  • Internet access capability.

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