Originally Posted by Astroz
Mine was $470 total, case and all (No monitor, tho) and it runs great... I can see the case where you would need a decent PC for that, but since nearly everyone can write it off as a business expense nowadays and desktops get cheaper and cheaper, it shouldn't be a big deal to get a Vista-capable PC.
I'm just going to use this for all the rest who quoted me...
One could build himself a vista computer for $500 and it would run decently. I'm talking about what the average joe is going to buy, though. That is, an HP, toshiba, etc., a computer bogged down with adware to subsidize the price. For example, my dad's compaq, which happened to BSOD 4 days after purchase. It had vista for 6 or 7 months before we finally got fed up and wiped it for XP (this is not an XP vs vista argument; it's rather a manufacturer OEM vista subsidized by adware vs a clean vista, which you get if you buy it yourself.)