Ahem, arn't you talking about Sandy Bridge? Intel Sandy Bridge (microarchitecture) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Anyway, Nathan and Sandy Bridge look pretty good, let's hope that they are as efficent as thay say.
Anyway Kyle, if the requirements are so high, people are going to have the same complaints about it as with Vista most likely.
I doubt that.
Any computer on the market currently starts near the recommended spec level.
If you go to best buy (Or futureshop for Canadians) and take a look, PCs start at 2.2 GHz Dual core 2 GB RAM, 256 MB GFX Card. They have for the last 2 years, and when 7 drops, it'll be closer to 4. If you're trying to run 7 on a PC over 4 years old, you're diluted anyways.
I can understand the Vista issue, as most PCs were Single core and 1 GB of ram or less when Vista dropped, just due to the fact that it was all that was needed for XP. The transition will be much easier this time, as you're going from a power hungry OS that, quite honestly, wouldn't run on that Min. Sys. Req. I wrote for 7. Windows Vista chugs like a whore when I try and run it on my laptop, but 7 runs perfectly fine.
I'm talking REAL system requirements with my predictions, not their perfect environment requirements that they list on the Vista box. The Min Req. for Vista are basically there for someone who is running ZERO excess software, and only running notepad. lol