At long last, a 64-bit PC comes to the desktop as Hewlett Packard Monday announced its Compaq Presario 8000Z, which is based on the Athlon 64 microprocessor.
HP is attempting to position the 8000Z below its low-end Itanium-based machines and above its most robust Pentium-based PCs. The 8000Z will be available for purchase Wednesday for around $1200 plus or minus $100 depending on the rebates available. The Athlon 64 is manufactured by Advanced Micro Devices. (full story)
My spin: 64bit computing makes your computing experience fast. REALL fast. It might not be on your desktop today, but it should be there tomorrow.
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