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Age of 64-bit has arrived, Age of 32-bit is vanishing!

by rasmasyean / November 6, 2008 5:32 PM PST

Soon, no more 32-bit computers will ship... *plays the world?s smallest violin*

Out of the 11 HP laptops listed as "new arrivals" at Best Buy, 9 come with 4GB of memory and 64-bit Vista. Ironically, the other two new-arrival HP systems come with "Windows Vista Business downgraded to XP Pro."

In other words, you get either XP or 64-bit Vista: 32-bit Vista is not offered standard at all in this list of new arrivals.

It appears that Windows XP is finding it's way into budget systems and netbooks as well.

What this means is that more and more manufacturers and developers will be ensuring 64-bit Vista support for their products. There?s only so much you can ?blame? on Vista and keep getting away with it, haha.

32-bit is becoming history
Took a little while, but as of today, 64-bit seems to be the main focus of PC builders as well as the preferred choice of desktop buyers. New HP?s are mostly 64-bit as well a NewEgg?s Top Sellers (as of this writing).

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