Dell Inspiron 1501
Well, I had to do it as my Samsung P28 laptop unfortunately didn’t rank very high on the Windows Experience Index base score, whereas now I get a respectable 3.0 which is sufficient to get the Aero Interface and other 3D effects, hooray! The Dell Inspiron 1501 is an AMD Turion 64 x2 processor and it’s got 2GB RAM in it and it came to £679 + vat. Finally, I’ll be able to run the Demo showcase stuff. I installed Vista RC1 on it and it detected everything and configured it correctly. The onboard video uses upto 256MB of system memory, so the graphics performance of 3.0 is not the highest but good enough.