If you bought a computer last month or you want to buy some one as a Christmas gift to your boy, it must be a Windows Vista Ready PC.
It may has an integrated graphics card, can run Microsoft Office smoothly, and may be OK for some small 2D games.
Do you think it can support most of the advantages of Windows Vista?
The answer is NO.
Almost all PCs sold in the computer stores are Windows Vista Ready PC.
The requirement of Windows Vista Ready PC is “800-MHz CPU, 512 MB of RAM and an integrated graphics processor that can handle Microsoft’s DirectX 9 graphical interface”
It means Microsoft Windows Vista can just run on it.
If you want Windows Vista Aero, you need a Windows Vista Premium Ready PC.
The minimum requrirement is:
* 1 GHz 32-bit (x86) or 64-bit (x64) processor1.
* 1 GB of system memory.
* Support for DirectX 9 graphics with a WDDM driver, 128 MB of graphics memory (minimum)2, Pixel Shader 2.0 and 32 bits per pixel.
* 40 GB of hard drive capacity with 15 GB free space.
* DVD-ROM Drive3.
* Audio output capability.
* Internet access capability.
So, if you really like Windows OS, it’s time to check the graphic card price.
And if your current computer has an integrated video card, you have to get a game-style video card to upgrade your Windows Vista in future.