64 bit machines

  jhm 22:10 31 Jan 2005

Does anyone have any thoughts as to pro's and con's about buying a 64bit laptop

  HXP 22:50 31 Jan 2005

I brought a 64 bit dewsktop just beacuse it was ' future proof' on reflection though i have seen no benefit apart from paying extra for it.

64 bit windows is due sometime & if it is a moderate priced upgrade I might give it a go - if it's a mega bucks I will stick with what I have.

If prices are the same go for it - if it's at a premium then I'm not so sure.

The other thing is that specs move so quickly that my future proof machinf isn't as future proof as I thought - PCI express has come out, mine's AGP - ever faster processors and as yet no 64 bit programs so I don't know if i did the right thing or not ?

Doesn't seem any quicker to me ...


  GANDALF <|:-)> 22:58 31 Jan 2005

It only makes a difference (barely noticeable) if you are running a 40+ network and if you are into extreme bonkers gaming it might have some difference but the old adage about 'Emperor's new clothes' springs to mind.

Many people are still using Windows 95 and you will be able to use non-64 machines for yonks. Spend the money saved on an external HD, it will be much more use.


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