Intel made a lot of announcements this week about EM64T and more. You can get your Intel fix if you have any reservations about AMD. Our little company just acquired a pair of Compaq Athlon 64s and they are very very nice.
I am in the market for a new laptop and was considering a laptop incorporating the new centrino platform code-named Sonoma suchs as the IBM Thinkpad T43. However, I want the laptop to have longevity in terms of being useful and effective 4-5 years from now. Considering that, 64 bit computers, 64 bit Operating systems, and 64 bit software apps seem to be the future; so i would think it wise to get a 64 bit laptop such as the anticipated Turion 64 from AMD (which will debut first half of 2005) that will run 32 bit and 64 bit software. And by that time, the Windows XP Professional x64 edition from microsoft should be ready (not longhorn). I could also wait till the first half of 2006 when Intel is expected to introduce their 64 bit laptop chips. But would it be worth the wait? Will good laptops with the AMD Tuiron 64 be hard to find? I ask because generally the bigger names in the PC business such as Dell, HP, and IBM that generally tend to make better laptops and/or have better service/support generally use Intel chips as opposed to AMD chips. So any advice about this issue would be much appreciated, thanks.