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Dell Recommends Windows Vista Home Premium

Are your favourite pictures stuck on your old PC? Are you considering purchasing a new desktop or notebook computer? Do you have a computer at home, but you aren’t sure if it can handle your digital photography needs? The following list highlights some of the recommended specifications for various system components that are key for optimal digital photography use.

  • Operating System: Windows Vista Home Premium* - Features Windows Photo Gallery, an easy and intuitive way to import, organise, edit and manage your photos and home movies.
  • Memory: Minimum 2GB.
  • Hard Drive: Desktop – minimum 250GB*; Notebook – minimum 120GB*.
  • Display: Minimum 19” monitor. Wide versions are helpful and dual display can be a powerful tool for advanced photo editing.
Windows Vista Home Premium is designed to make it easier than ever to set up and maintain your new Dell PC. There are new features that help make it easy to transfer all of your data and settings from your old PC to your new one and technology that helps keep your system running quickly and reliably over time.

Whether you're balancing your checkbook, studying for school on your Dell PC, watching a downloaded or recorded movie at home, or sharing your favourite photos with friends on a custom DVD, the experience is much better on a DellTM  PC running Windows Vista Home Premium*.

Windows Photo Gallery

Windows Vista Home Premium includes Windows Photo Gallery which is designed to make it much easier to find, enjoy, and share that extra-special shot. Organize your images by date, place, person, star rating—or any tag you choose—and find them at a glance, even if you have thousands. Think of Windows Photo Gallery as your personal treasury of digital memories, a place that centralises all your pictures and the tools you need to work with them. And take advantage of the themed, animated slideshows to view your photos in full glory. Windows Photo Gallery is available in all versions of Windows Vista.

A new way to find and view your digital memories.

Point. Shoot. Done.

Transfer photos from your camera to your Dell PC in a flash. Windows Vista* offers an easy, one-click system for importing pictures to designated folders on your Dell PC (available in all versions of Windows Vista). You can even tag your images with one or more keywords so they'll be organised in a way that makes them easier to find. Now you can spend more time snapping and viewing pictures and less time finding them.

Tags help you find exactly the items you want.

Make every picture perfect

Make your best pictures look even better using easy, built-in tools like Cropping, Red-Eye Removal, and one-click Auto Adjust. When you enhance images manually or automatically using the Windows Photo Gallery Viewer you'll have the option to undo your changes and return to the original. This is a feature of all versions of Windows Vista.

Windows DVD Maker

This feature is available in Windows Vista Home Premium and Windows Vista Ultimate* (not available in Windows Vista Home Basic).

Burn your photo slideshows and home movies to a professional looking video DVD with Windows DVD Maker , complete with a variety of themes and animated styles that you can select. Then watch them on a standard DVD player or PC whenever you like, or share them with friends and family. They make great gifts.

Create DVDs from your video and pictures.

Preserve a lifetime of memories

Scheduled and network back-up features, available in Windows Vista Home Premium* and Windows Vista Ultimate1, enable you to automatically back up your photos and videos to another PC or hard drive on your home network so you don't need to worry about losing your priceless memories. Convenience is the name of the game. You can select the kinds of files to be backed up, indicate where the backed-up files should be stored, and initiate the process whenever you choose. If you choose a premium edition of Windows Vista, such as Windows Vista Home Premium or Windows Vista Ultimate, you'll have the flexibility of automated scheduling and the ability to select additional backup destinations.

Flexible backup options.

Windows Movie Maker

Use Windows Movie Maker to smoothly blend your digital photos and home videos into a rich cinematic experience, complete with soundtrack, titles, credits, and creative transitions. Windows Vista* provides exciting new ways to create digital slide shows, too—today's photo albums. Choose from multiple themes, each with its own backgrounds, animations, and transitions. Windows Movie Maker is available in all versions of Windows Vista.

Windows Media Center

This feature is available in Windows Vista Home Premium and Windows Vista Ultimate* (not available in Windows Vista Home Basic).

Enjoy and share your memories, larger than life! Use Windows Media Center to share big, beautiful pictures and home videos, right on your TV. Your entire library of digital photos and video is all there. Add your own soundtrack to set a party mood, or pass the remote to let friends and family join in the fun. You can enjoy the benefits of Windows Media Center throughout your house.

Your PC at home or on the go.

If you want a PC that can keep up with you while you're at home or on the go, then you'll appreciate how Windows Vista Home Premium helps you get the most from your mobile PC. It provides simple power management, easy wireless networking, and streamlined ways to sync with the devices that help keep you connected. Because it's incredibly flexible, you can even enjoy all of your entertainment through Windows Media Center when you're on the road, in a coffee shop, or relaxing on the couch. Mobile computing has never been like this before.

Live it today. Relive it tomorrow.

A major advance in Windows Vista Home Premium is the dramatically improved digital entertainment experience. Windows Media Center makes organising and enjoying photos, music, DVDs, recorded TV, and home movies easy and fun. Windows Vista Home Premium makes it easy to burn your photo slide shows and home movies to a professional-looking video DVD that your friends and family can watch on a DVD player or PC whenever they like. Combined with excellent support for gaming and music, Windows Vista Home Premium can deliver a complete home entertainment experience.

Windows Vista Home Premium provides simple tools for importing, editing, and organising your pictures and videos. And you can also view and share them in entirely new ways—easily.

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