This is a rather good surprise for the normal users of PC. Microsoft is rumoured to prepare a rating to evaluate if a PC will be able to provide a good, bad or excellent experience with Windows Vista. A PC rated 1 will be providing a minimal experience, a PC rated 5 will be near perfect offering all the bells and whistles that Vista can provide.
The formula behind this rating is not known. It will probably include the performance of the graphic card, of the CPU, the amount of memory and disk space. Of course, it may be a little rough and imprecise, but it should help people know what to expect from the PC they will buy for Vista (remember that you will probably have to buy a new one to run Vista conveniently – see my previous posts).
More information on TG daily (Tom’s hardware).