According to a blog entry in Dell's website, Dell has tested hundreds of Dell systems with Windows 7 Beta and has found the results to be promising. Dell notes that the following results were observed when testing Windows 7 Beta on Dell PCs.
- Noticeable improvements in boot to desktop times (versus Vista) in many systems
- Almost all existing Vista drivers are compatible
- Good Vista Application compatibility (including the IE 8 compatibility mode)
- Transcoding (ripping) media files is faster than Vista
It is good to see Dell testing Windows 7 in their systems at an early stage.Personally, I have found Dell Laptops with Windows Vista to have many problems, especially with the display drivers and had to re-install often or call their support all the time. But if they are addressing these issues early with Windows 7, then we can expect good turnaround of Windows 7 machines from Dell.
If you are running Windows 7 already on your Dell laptop/PC, you can share your experiences here with Dell