Thursday, January 24th 2008

Dell and Microsoft Support (PRODUCT) RED

Dell and Microsoft Corp. will offer customers a simple way to make a difference in the fight against AIDS in Africa through the purchase of unique (PRODUCT) RED branded personal computers and a printer. Adding to the premium experience, all Dell (PRODUCT) RED PCs are powered by Windows Vista Ultimate (PRODUCT) RED. Dell is the exclusive partner for PCs and peripherals for (PRODUCT) RED.

Dell (PRODUCT) RED products will be available at http://www.dell.com/joinred and at Best Buy stores throughout the United States by the end of the week. Beginning Jan. 31, they also will be available through Dell in nearly 30 additional countries.

(RED), launched in 2006, is a brand designed to engage business and consumer power in the fight against AIDS in Africa. To date, (RED) partners have contributed more than $57 million to the Global Fund based on the sale of (PRODUCT) RED products. (RED) funds are at work on the ground in Rwanda, Swaziland and Ghana.

With each purchase of a (PRODUCT) RED branded Dell personal computer including Windows Vista Ultimate (PRODUCT) RED, Dell and Microsoft will make a combined contribution of $50 to $80, depending on the PC purchased, to the Global Fund. Purchase of a Dell (PRODUCT) RED printer generates a $5 Dell contribution. One hundred percent of the funds contributed go to Global Fund-financed grants in Africa.

An $80 contribution generated by the choice of a Dell (PRODUCT) RED all-in-one PC with Windows Vista Ultimate (PRODUCT) RED is equivalent to more than six months of life-saving antiretroviral treatment for an individual living with AIDS in Africa.

“The computer has revolutionized our lives; the (RED) Dell Microsoft partnership goes a step further with PCs which channel money to the Global Fund,” said Bono, co-founder of (RED). “It’s a truly beautiful idea that the purchase of a stylish PC can put someone on lifesaving ARV treatment for six months.”

Dell (PRODUCT) RED products are distinguished by their vibrant red color and accents, and distinctive (PRODUCT) RED branding. All Dell (PRODUCT) RED PCs feature Intel Core 2 Duo processors. Windows Vista Ultimate (PRODUCT) RED includes six unique desktop wallpapers, a screensaver, two Windows Sidebar gadgets and a (RED)-themed Windows DreamScene.

Dell (PRODUCT) RED products include the following:
  • XPS One (PRODUCT) RED. The elegant, simple and space-saving XPS One combines multimedia computing with high style, high-definition television and entertainment, and is a distinctive addition to any room in the home. Starting at $1,599. (Purchase contributes $80 to the Global Fund)
  • XPS M1330 (PRODUCT) RED. With a starting weight of just under 4 pounds and featuring an ultrathin 0.9-inch profile, the award-winning XPS M1330 notebook features a high-definition 13.3-inch display, full-sized keyboard, built-in Wi-Fi and optional mobile broadband wireless for connecting on the go. Starting at $1,149. (Purchase contributes $50 to the Global Fund)
  • XPS M1530 (PRODUCT) RED. The XPS M1530 is a sleek and stylish 15.4-inch notebook that is loaded with premium features such as built-in webcam and fingerprint reader, and design accents such as touch-sensitive multimedia buttons and brushed aluminum accents. Starting at $1,149. (Purchase contributes $50 to the Global Fund)
  • 948 All-in-One Printer (PRODUCT) RED. The 948 printer features easy-to-use fax, scan, copy and print functions and photo printing options — available with or without connection to a computer. Starting at $149. (Purchase contributes $5 to the Global Fund).


“The RED campaign is making a tangible difference in the lives of people living with AIDS in Africa,” said Michael Dell, Dell chairman and CEO. “We’ve seen what computers can do for keeping people connected, but with (RED), the sale of these products will actually help keep people alive. We couldn’t be more proud to be part of this initiative."


"The combination of Microsoft, (RED) and Dell means consumers can help in the fight against AIDS in Africa by buying a great Dell PC that comes loaded with the best version of Windows Vista, with each purchase funding up to six months of life-saving drugs for someone in Africa through the Global Fund,” said Bill Gates, chairman of Microsoft. “The (RED) business model is a powerful way for consumers to use their purchasing power to help bring about positive change in the world, and we are pleased to have Windows Vista Ultimate (PRODUCT) RED be an engine for that change.”

About (RED) and (PRODUCT) RED
(RED) was established to engage the private sector in raising awareness and funds for the Global Fund, to help fight AIDS in Africa. Companies whose products take on the (PRODUCT) RED mark contribute a significant percentage of the sales or portion of the profits from that product to the Global Fund to finance AIDS programs in Africa, with an emphasis on the health of women and children. Current partners are: American Express (U.K. only), Apple, Converse, Gap, Emporio Armani, Motorola, Sprint, Hallmark, Dell and Microsoft. MySpace.com is the first media sponsor in the United Kingdom and MTV Networks is the first media sponsor in the US.

Since its launch in the spring of 2006, (RED) has generated more than $57 million for the Global Fund. (RED) money is already at work in Swaziland, Rwanda and Ghana. For more information, visit joinred.com.
Source: Microsoft
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24 Comments on Dell and Microsoft Support (PRODUCT) RED

#1
mdm-adph
“The RED campaign is making a tangible difference in the lives of people living with AIDS in Africa,” said Michael Dell, Dell chairman and CEO.
Oh yeah -- I mean, just look at it. Africa is so much a better place now than it was 5 years ago. I'm totally moving there next year.
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#2
WhiteLotus
at least its trying to make a difference.

i like the red look
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#4
effmaster
by: Jimmy 2004
Current partners are: American Express (U.K. only), Apple, Converse, Gap, Emporio Armani, Motorola, Hallmark, Dell and Microsoft. MySpace.com is the first media sponsor in the United Kingdom and MTV Networks is the first media sponsor in the US.
I thought that Sprint was also a part of this campaign. I know that they were at least involved with it last year with the purchase of a Red Motorola Razor exclusively from Sprint and that with each Purchase of a red RAZOR Sprint would would make a contribution to AIDS in Africa. There were campaigns for it at the taile end of each sprint Commercial on Television.

Am I wrong in that Sprint should also be listed?
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#5
jammy86
I can sell you all a lazer cut replacement for the dell logo for your dell products known as Dell Black.

When Dell Black products are made they suck the souls and memories from Cats, dogs, rabits, squirrels, small children, the metally disabled and of course hobo's, out and form pure evil which will boost your 3d06 score by at least 1500. It'll leave a bunch of retarded zombie things kicking about, but you'll look cool.

JAmes.
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#6
Richieb0y
how do i get those folders on my desktop i made a thread a while ago but know knew how to or dint understand me

can some help me whit that
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#7
jammy86
What are you on about?

JAmes
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#8
Jimmy 2004
by: Richieb0y
how do i get those folders on my desktop i made a thread a while ago but know knew how to or dint understand me

can some help me whit that
Are you talking about the thing when you have more than one window open and you press the Windows and Tab keys? If so, it's not folders, its flip 3D. Sort of like Alt-Tab, but with the Windows key instead of Alt.
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EnergyFX
by: Richieb0y
how do i get those folders on my desktop i made a thread a while ago but know knew how to or dint understand me

can some help me whit that
dint confused are we is present
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#10
Richieb0y
by: Jimmy 2004
Are you talking about the thing when you have more than one window open and you press the Windows and Tab keys? If so, it's not folders, its flip 3D. Sort of like Alt-Tab, but with the Windows key instead of Alt.
yea i mean that window fliping

and sry about my english in last post its crap i know;)
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#11
mdm-adph
by: WhiteLotus
at least its trying to make a difference.

i like the red look
People have been trying to make a difference in Africa for the past half century or so. Something tells me it isn't working.

I really, really, really hate to get quasi-political here, but how many special edition iPod's or Dell Notebooks do we have to buy before something actually happens, like, I don't know, LESS CORRUPT AFRICAN GOVERNMENTS?
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#12
Ripper3
Use Windows key + Tab, like Jimmy said, it's the fancy alt-tab. Looks good, and works well. Problem is, you have to hold down Windows key if you just want to stare at it for a while.

They could probably contribute more money to the cause, but it's still better than nothing.
If I hadn't already bought my m1330, and was looking for a laptop now, I'd possibly buy the (RED) one. It's no more costly than a normal one, it seems, and it still looks just as good (or better, since I like the snazzy background and the red icons on the sidebar).
The XPS One is a brilliant looking system though, and it looks awesome in that red.
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#13
WhiteLotus
by: mdm-adph
People have been trying to make a difference in Africa for the past half century or so. Something tells me it isn't working.

I really, really, really hate to get quasi-political here, but how many special edition iPod's or Dell Notebooks do we have to buy before something actually happens, like, I don't know, LESS CORRUPT AFRICAN GOVERNMENTS?
i agree but the amount of moeny that gets pumped in some of it will get to educate the people then the people can do something for them selves. i hope. still its good to see big companies do good things at least
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mdm-adph
by: WhiteLotus
i agree but the amount of moeny that gets pumped in some of it will get to educate the people then the people can do something for them selves. i hope. still its good to see big companies do good things at least
I wish I had your optimism. :shadedshu
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#15
Ripper3
by: mdm-adph
People have been trying to make a difference in Africa for the past half century or so. Something tells me it isn't working.

I really, really, really hate to get quasi-political here, but how many special edition iPod's or Dell Notebooks do we have to buy before something actually happens, like, I don't know, LESS CORRUPT AFRICAN GOVERNMENTS?
Yeah, well, America is trying to steal oil control the hostile situation in the Middle East, so they're a bit busy to go and fix the real problems in Africa right now.
And of course, the idiots in Britain always suck up to them, so they're not going to move their troops to Africa. I think the European governments now just want to let the past teach them not to meddle with Africa... problem being after the slavery, things broke down, because of the meddling going on, so meddle we must, to save that once great continent.
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mdm-adph
by: Ripper3
Yeah, well, America is trying to steal oil control the hostile situation in the Middle East, so they're a bit busy to go and fix the real problems in Africa right now.
And of course, the idiots in Britain always suck up to them, so they're not going to move their troops to Africa. I think the European governments now just want to let the past teach them not to meddle with Africa... problem being after the slavery, things broke down, because of the meddling going on, so meddle we must, to save that once great continent.
...and if the meddling only helps support corrupt governments who turn around and spend the money on weapons to kill each other with? I do want to help people -- I really do -- but I don't think all these "aid" organizations that do little but funnel kabillions of dollars/euros/pounds into Africa are really helping.

All the Global Fund does (with RED's money) is work with the governments of these countries -- says so on their site -- so, instantly, I'm not feeling very confident that the money is being used well.
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#17
Oliver
60 mega more people

by: mdm-adph
...and if the meddling only helps support corrupt governments who turn around and spend the money on weapons to kill each other with? I do want to help people -- I really do -- but I don't think all these "aid" organizations that do little but funnel kabillions of dollars/euros/pounds into Africa are really helping.

All the Global Fund does (with RED's money) is work with the governments of these countries -- says so on their site -- so, instantly, I'm not feeling very confident that the money is being used well.
SAy they save people from dying of aids.........whats next: die of hunger........tough choice for Africa as the Bank accounts in Switzerland, and the villas in Saint Tropez grow:confused::confused:

I'll have mine black thank you:D
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#18
Batou1986
funny isn windows vista like aids for computers or did i miss something
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#20
newconroer
Ah yes, corporations playing the sympathy card...

Shame about problems in Africa, but how about dealing with some problems in the States?

Help your own before you help others.


Just another reason to vote Ron Paul! lol
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#21
SchNiVas
Vista Wallpapers

Hey, does anyone have the wallpapers for the Windows Vista Ultimate RED. I lost them when my HD Failed and I'm trying to find them. My restores won't bring them back for some reason. Reply or PM me please :)
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#22
Morgoth
send guns to africa and wait
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#23
paulkz
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#24
jocky1
Hi, I am using windows vista.. It's really nice. I am enjoying a lot when using this not gettibg bore... it' really colourful.

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