Join Date: Aug 2005
Location: Houston, TX, USA
Originally Posted by Larry
Picked up a Gateway MX6931 laptop today that includes the Vista Premium upgrade after the first of the year.
Will wait to buy software when it comes out as 64 bit as opposed to the current 32 bit.
Any problems with going this route rather than waiting until the Vista loaded computers are available?
I am running Vista release now for 4 days. And there are two MAJOR observations:
a) RAm, RAM, RAM, RAM, .... 512MB as the M$ minimum tells you the whole story. Don't start in less than 1GB or you won't be happy
b) you *NEED* a *GOOD* graphics card. Preferably a 3D graphics card from Nvidia or ATI with again 128MB as a usuable minimum. If you are going to try to run this in the supported minimum configuration of 32MB graphics card, again you will NOT be happy.
Bottom line: Vista run nice and even seems to be a tad faster than XP on the same hardware *I*F* you provide RAm and a decent grpahics card. The current run of the mill PC's though, just one word or advice: fugetaboutit