Thursday, November 13, 2008

compute requirements

I've read a lot about Vista and of course seen the Get a Mac commercials. I've been under the impression that Vista is not a great improvement over Windows XP in terms of resource requirements. That is it needs more graphics power, more cpu and memory bandwidth to perform the same tasks. Yikes.

I was checking out Gmail's new video chat service. They've done something very handy, linked a bunch of compatible discounted camera's.

The one I clicked on had an interesting tidbit of telling information about Vista vs. XP:

Windows XP
Pentium4 1.4 GHz or AMD Athlon 1 GHz processor
(Pentium 4 2.4 GHz recommended)
128 MB RAM (256 MB recommended
Windows Vista
Pentium 4 2.4 GHz (2.8 GHz recommended)
512 MB RAM (1 GB recommended)

Wow, 4 times the memory and twice the processor speed. Unbelievable confirmation, from Logitech at least, that Vista is slower than XP (on similar hardware).

Glad I bought a Mac this year instead of a Vista PC.

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