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Is it possible to get a 64 bit laptop ?

By Ldxrunner ·
Salutations and Greetings Ladies and Gentlemen, Is it possible to get a 64-bit laptop computer ? If yes, is it worth it ? Thank you.

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Strictly as a guess,

by CharlieSpencer In reply to Is it possible to get a 6 ...

I'd say it was possible, but you can check a couple of vendor sites for confirmation. I'm sure someone will be happy to build one for you.

If they do offer one, I'm almost positive it will be expensive and I'm not sure it's worth the extra cost. If there is such a critter, the bus speeds will probably be the big limitation on performance. The battery life probably will be much shorter than a 32-bit system since the processor itself will require more power plus the fan(s) will run constantly to keep it cool. If you want to run Windows, a 64-bit version may not yet have all the drivers for a laptop. Linux may do a better job, but if you plan on running 64-bit Windows applications you'll need an emulator.

Unless you have a specific 64-bit app AND require mobility while using that app, my opinion is it isn't worth the expense. You could probably get both a 64-bit desktop for the app and 32-bit laptop for mobility for less than the cost of a 64-bit laptop.

All this is speculation on my part, but I'm positive someone else will tell us if I'm full of leftover reindeer doots.

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Palmetto, Thank you for your southern hospitality

by Ldxrunner In reply to Strictly as a guess,

Salutations and Greetings Palmetto, Thank you ever so much for replying. It makes sense what you are saying. Thank you for your time and your consideration in this subject matter.

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64 bit laptop....?

by normhaga In reply to Is it possible to get a 6 ...

almost laptops manufactured for the last two years are 64 bit. It is the OS that now defines whether you have 64 bit capability or not. However, most Motherboards manufactured today only have 40 bit address/data paths.

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