quote: On the other hand the article mentions a "$2,100 e-mail machine" which I find extremely far fetched.
quote: In that case he couldn't have expected to do much more than emails.
quote: Specifically, it didn't say "Vista Premium Ready" -- the stickers that were on the machines sitting right next to those that said "Capable" and were clearly higher-spec and only a complete idiot would have missed it.
quote: Of course, my Desktop purchased in late 2005 and my Laptop purchased in September of 2006 run Vista Aero just fine, so I'm clearly in the minority of computer purchasers.
quote: Do your research then you will know what to expect. The Vista Capable sticker is all about running the core features.
quote: "I PERSONALLY got burnt ... Are we seeing this from a lot of customers? ... I now have a $2,100 e-mail machine."
quote: When you are on top, everyone is after you.
quote: With the "Vista Capable" sticker Microsoft didn't take into account that your average consumer is a dumbass and are incapable of research.
quote: I picked up two 1501s last summer when Dell had their insane $449 deal for the Sempron/1GB/80GB model special with Vista Home Basic.
quote: Try reading up before you upgrade. It says "Vista Capable" not "Vista Proficient" or "Excellent Machine for Vista."