Systemax Pursuit 4155: $999 Vista Ultimate Laptop

One of the big whining talking points about Microsoft Windows Vista when it rolled out was the system requirements to run the OS effectively. The Systemax Pursuit 4155 notebook is proof that all the fuss was a little unwarranted.

I recently did a full roundup of four notebooks that were less than $1,000 and all were running Vista Home Premium, which is the step-down from the Ultimate Edition the Pursuit is running on. None of the notebooks had a problem running Premium and the Pursuit, with its 1.73GHz Core 2 Duo T2250 processor, 1GB of memory, and integrated Intel graphics likely won’t have trouble with Ultimate, either. The other specs in the 4155 are simply average: 60GB hard drive, DVD/CD-RW combo drive, 15.4-inch widescreen LCD, and a built-in 1.3-megapixel Webcam.

Now, I’m not saying you won’t have to replace your three-year-old Pentium 4/Athlon 64 desktop/laptop to run the OS, but the hardware requirements are not so prohibitive that you can’t buy a budget system and still enjoy the fancy Vista features.

Lots more photos of the Pursuit 4155 after the jump.