Just a little while ago, we started taking orders of systems with Windows Vista. Initial roll-out of systems with Vista will be in English, French, German, Spanish and Japanese.
Here's the link for a Dell desktop with Vista; here's the link for a Dell notebook with Vista.
More details next week.
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I find it interesting that you are shipping systems with VISTA when I can not order one from your website. ANY configuration generates an error that VISTA is not compatible with BASIC options or VISTA is not comapatible with selected optical drive.
So my question is if VISTA is not compatible with the basic option or the optical drive AND you only offer VISTA WHY are the selections on the site?
AND you have no webmaster contact listed on your site. So in case you are wondering why no one is ordering computers form you....now you know!
Dale: Thanks for the heads up. Can you tell me which system you're trying to build? I've tried a few desktop configs, and they all seem to work okay.
Thanks in advance.
I dont suppose you had a chance to follow up on the blu ray drive and vista availability for the xps 710 h2c. I have had no luck in getting this information with any of the dell sales team who seem to be unaware of this, even though it was mentioned in studio dell as a configurable item.
By the way, in ireland, the selection of vista PCs is very poor, currently only one. When i did go through the configuration options for that one PC, it was adding 14,000 euros for a student version of microsoft office! Cant see too many people taking up that dell deal!
Just to follow up on this, on the irish website the only PC with availability is DimensionTM E520
Also, I seem to have understated the amoung for adding Microsoft® Office 2007 Home and Student to DimensionTM E520. The actual amount is € 1,209,974.59! prob the most expensive MS software ever and its not even the professsional version :) The link is below If you want to check it out. Quite amusing... unless you want MS office 20007 of course...
Noel: Oops! Thanks for bringing the pricing error to our attention. It's been fixed.
No one can tell me when Vista Ultimate will be preloaded for the XPS 710...do you have any idea?
StevenD: We started offering Vista Home Basic and Vista Business on all Dimension desktops and Inspiron notebooks in the Small Business section of our website over the weekend as well. XPS notebook customers can choose between Vista Home Premium and Vista Business.
Dale: I was also able to replicate your issue but when i went onto another section and went back to the drive selection, the compatibility warning disappeared. Hopefully its a glitch in the website, rahter than a true compatibly issue.
Reggie: I dont think there is any hope of the xps710 coming with vista on launch day. To me this is a huge disappointment, given that it is dells flagship (and most expensive) home desktop. The drivers for the Geforce 8800 have been very poor in beta tests even as late as two weeks ago according to various IT websites, so Dell has prob only recieved the vista driver last week. Its a reall question of how soon Dell can do whatever testing they need to do prior to releasing it to public. Also I cannot undertsand why blu ray is not available for the xps710 in light of the massive vista hardware testing that was performed and also availability on other XPS notebooks. Hopefully Lionel can shed some light on these two items, as i know there are a lot of people just waiting for the green light to make a purchase once the facts about availablity are known.