Microsoft has now published Vista’s hardware requirements at its Get Ready site.
- 800Mhz processor
- 512MB memory
- DirectX 9 capable video card
To avail of Vista’s advanced capabilities, which include its Aero interface, you would need at least:
- 1 Ghz processor
- 1 GB memory
- DirectX 9 capable video card with at least 128MB memory
- DVD-ROM drive
Based on experience, my Windows XP Pro ran smoothly only when I upgraded to 512MB memory, despite Microsoft’s claim that its “optimal” requirement is 128MB (would you believe that the minimum requirement is 64MB?). So it probably means that Vista will require 1.5GB to 2GB memory. With probably a video card with 256MB video memory.
So will you upgrade?