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Vista's Second Launch: This Time, It's for Real

Last November, I sent a couple of reporters down to the launch of Vista in New York. After five years of waiting, the launch was as underwhelming Milli Vanilli singing their own songs. Today, Redmond is pulling out all the stops for the consumer launch of Vista, again in the Big Apple. Expect a lot of fanfare, but don't count on learning anything new.

As a lowly journalist, I was wondering about the prices of new Vista PCs, so I went to one of my most trusted research resources: Parade magazine!

There on the back page was the trusty Dell ad. A Vista PC sells for $599 and a laptop is a sweet $699. With these prices, Vista is now the de facto standard for new consumer PCs.

Posted by Doug Barney on January 29, 2007 at 11:52 AM