product red

Microsoft and Dell have just announced that they are teaming up to join in on (PRODUCT)RED.  As many of you probably already know, it is an initiative started by U2’s Bono and another man, Bobby Shriver, and the purpose is to raise money for the global fund to fight AIDS, tuberculosis and malaria.   Several other companies like Apple, Gap, and American Express have already been participating for quite some time since the project launched two years ago. Dell has three different editions of their XPS line that are part of  the project, and each come with a special version of Windows Vista Ultimate (PRODUCT)RED. Depending on the computer you purchase, Microsoft and Dell will contribute a total $50-$80, enough to purchase a 4-6 month treatment for one person living with AIDS in Africa.

The three computers that you can choose from include:

  • Dell XPS M1330 (PRODUCT)RED (13.3″ HD Widescreen laptop) – Starting Price is $1,149
  • Dell XPS M1530 (PRODUCT)RED (15.4″ HD Widescreen laptop) – Starting Price is $1,149
  • Dell XPS One (PRODUCT)RED (All-in-one desktop) – Starting Price $1,599

There’s also a Dell 948 All-in-one (PRODUCT)RED Printer which they’re selling for $99.

This new version of Windows Vista Ultimate does include a few things you won’t find with any other version of Windows that set it apart, and thankfully, it won’t cost you any extra:

  • 6 Wallpapers
  • 2 Sidebar Gadgets
  • 1 Screensaver
  • 1 DreamScene movie

And of course all of the included “extras” are focused around red.  The screenshot below shows you what the desktop will look like, and I must say, it does look pretty cool.

red ultimate screenshot

As the Microsoft site says, “You get what you want. People get what they need.”

Interested? Visit Dell or Microsoft

Source: Windows Now