Here Comes the Windows 7 Hardware
Now that Windows 7 is here, it begs the following question: What type of Windows 7 desktops, notebooks and netbooks are hitting the street? The answer: There’s no shortage of hardware from which to choose. Here’s a sampling of options we spotted…
Alienware: Yes, even the gaming computer company (now owned by Dell) is shipping with Windows 7. Interestingly enough, they’re shipping with the 64-bit version of Windows 7 on their high-end systems. It’ll be interesting to see how that plays out.
Dell: Advertising Windows 7 big and bold, Dell has a special page showing what select systems are shipping with Windows 7 and an embedded movie showing the new ‘simple’ features Windows 7 provides.
Gateway: Windows 7 coverage is low-key, but most of Gateway’s models are shipping with Windows 7, and Gateway has implemented a free Windows 7 upgrade program, too. Depending on what version of Vista (NOT XP) you have purchased on a qualifying Gateway System, you’ll receive the Windows 7 equivalent. (e.g. Windows Vista Business = Windows 7 Professional).
HP: At the top of their web page, HP says they recommend Windows 7 and, like Dell, have a selection of products that will be shipping with Windows 7. Their page doesn’t seem as excited about Windows 7 as Dell’s does.
Lenovo: The team at Lenovo is boasting their “Enhanced Experience” with Windows 7. The page details that all their systems with Windows 7 are tweaked and enhanced since they worked side by side with Microsoft in custom-tailoring the operating system. Lenovo’s page boasts a 57% faster boot time.
Sony: All of Sony’s VAIO machines are shipping with Windows 7, including their large L-series touch screen machines. Touch is something that Microsoft focused on with Windows 7, so it’ll be good to see it implemented ASAP.
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