What's your point?

By: Dean Kent (dkent.delete@this.realworldtech.com), May 14, 2007 7:12 pm
Room: Moderated Discussions
JasonB (no@spam.com) on 5/14/07 wrote:
---------------------------
>
>Yes, but if you think the average user is only going to move to it when they need
>it, then I think the fact that my new notebook came with 64 bit Vista without
>even being advertised as doing so suggests that a lot of people will quite quickly
>have a 64 bit OS without even knowing it, let alone needing it.
>
>Very few people actually need the computing power that they currently have,
>but that doesn't stop them from getting it, and I don't see why 64 bits will be any different.

What you are describing is *not* an average user, IMO. I don't know a lot of people who upgrade their systems every couple of years. People who tend to upgrade tend to do it frequently, whether they need it or not. Those who don't tend to wait until they *need* it.

As you said - few people actually need the power they have now, so the only reason to upgrade is just to do it, and I think far fewer people do that than you seem to think. IOW, I am willing to bet that over the past 4 years a significant percentage of retail sales have been to someone who already purchased at least once during the same 4 year period. And many will have handed down their older system to someone else, who won't upgrade for quite some time.

Regards,
Dean
< Previous Post in ThreadNext Post in Thread >
TopicPosted ByDate
Rock/Tukwila rumorsmas2007/05/05 11:59 AM
  Rock/Tukwila rumorsDavid Kanter2007/05/05 01:33 PM
    Rock/Tukwila rumorsDean Kent2007/05/05 02:35 PM
      K8 vs Win64 timelineanonymous2007/05/05 05:19 PM
        Yes, I misremembered...Dean Kent2007/05/05 09:03 PM
    RockDaniel Bizó2007/05/06 01:34 AM
      RockDean Kent2007/05/06 06:11 AM
    Rock/Tukwila rumorsJoe2007/05/06 10:24 AM
      Rock/Tukwila rumorsDean Kent2007/05/06 10:49 AM
      Rock/Tukwila rumorsLinus Torvalds2007/05/06 11:09 AM
      Rock/Tukwila rumorsanon2007/05/07 12:32 AM
        Rock/Tukwila rumorsRakesh Malik2007/05/07 08:36 AM
          Rock/Tukwila rumorsMichael S2007/05/07 09:06 AM
          Rock/Tukwila rumorsanon2007/05/07 08:48 PM
            Rock/Tukwila rumorsRakesh Malik2007/05/08 05:45 AM
              Rock/Tukwila rumorsanon2007/05/08 04:30 PM
                Wow. (nt)Brannon2007/05/08 05:16 PM
                Rock/Tukwila rumorsrwessel2007/05/08 08:48 PM
                  Rock/Tukwila rumorsJS2007/05/08 09:07 PM
                    Rock/Tukwila rumorsJS2007/05/09 05:44 AM
                Rock/Tukwila rumorsRakesh Malik2007/05/09 04:35 AM
                  Much ado about xMichael S2007/05/09 08:39 AM
                    Call it x86-64Linus Torvalds2007/05/09 09:27 AM
                      (i)AMD64Michael S2007/05/09 11:16 AM
                        (i)AMD64Linus Torvalds2007/05/09 11:29 AM
                          (i)AMD64Groo2007/05/09 03:45 PM
                          TIFNAAanonymous2007/05/09 04:49 PM
                            Inspired by FYR Macedonia? (NT)Michael S2007/05/09 10:21 PM
                              More likely...rwessel2007/05/09 11:39 PM
                            TIFNAAGabriele Svelto2007/05/09 10:57 PM
                          (i)AMD64James2007/05/10 01:27 AM
                        i86Dean Kent2007/05/09 11:30 AM
                        (i)AMD64Max2007/05/09 12:28 PM
                          wide86? long86?hobold2007/05/10 04:05 AM
                            x87 perhaps, it is one more. :) (NT)Groo2007/05/10 04:50 AM
                              x86+Dean Kent2007/05/10 07:44 AM
                                Does it really matter?Doug Siebert2007/05/10 08:10 AM
                                  let's stay with x86-64 for now, pleaseMarcin Niewiadomski2007/05/10 10:50 AM
                                    let's stay with x86-64 for now, pleaseDean Kent2007/05/11 05:11 AM
                                      let's stay with x86-64 for now, pleaserwessel2007/05/11 01:46 PM
                                        let's stay with x86-64 for now, pleaseDean Kent2007/05/11 05:03 PM
                                          let's stay with x86-64 for now, pleaseMichael S2007/05/12 09:49 AM
                                            let's stay with x86-64 for now, pleaseDean Kent2007/05/12 12:05 PM
                                              let's stay with x86-64 for now, pleaseMichael S2007/05/12 12:25 PM
                                                let's stay with x86-64 for now, pleaseDean Kent2007/05/12 02:39 PM
                                                  let's stay with x86-64 for now, pleaseJasonB2007/05/13 06:43 AM
                                                    client consolidationMichael S2007/05/13 07:37 AM
                                                  let's stay with x86-64 for now, pleaseTzvetan Mikov2007/05/13 02:44 PM
                                                let's stay with x86-64 for now, pleaserwessel2007/05/14 01:42 PM
                                      What's your point?Doug Siebert2007/05/11 01:56 PM
                                        What's your point?Linus Torvalds2007/05/11 03:15 PM
                                          What's your point?Doug Siebert2007/05/13 02:11 PM
                                            What's your point?Dean Kent2007/05/13 06:04 PM
                                              What's your point?JasonB2007/05/14 01:06 AM
                                                What's your point?Dean Kent2007/05/14 06:20 AM
                                                  What's your point?JasonB2007/05/14 03:35 PM
                                                  What's your point?JasonB2007/05/14 06:35 PM
                                                    What's your point?Dean Kent2007/05/14 07:12 PM
                                        What's your point?Dean Kent2007/05/11 05:06 PM
                                        What's your point?Stephen H2007/05/13 12:55 AM
                                          Why didn't MS take advantage of PAE?David W. Hess2007/05/13 07:37 AM
                                            PAE sucks (Why didn't MS take advantage of PAE?)Linus Torvalds2007/05/13 09:20 AM
                                              PAE sucks (Why didn't MS take advantage of PAE?)Dean Kent2007/05/13 09:49 AM
                                              PAE sucks (Why didn't MS take advantage of PAE?)David W. Hess2007/05/13 11:37 AM
                                              > 1 GB RAM on a 32-bit systemTzvetan Mikov2007/05/13 12:44 PM
                                                > 1 GB RAM on a 32-bit systemS. Rao2007/05/13 02:00 PM
                                                  > 1 GB RAM on a 32-bit systemTzvetan Mikov2007/05/13 04:32 PM
                                                    > 1 GB RAM on a 32-bit systemS. Rao2007/05/13 11:19 PM
                                                > 1 GB RAM on a 32-bit systemLinus Torvalds2007/05/13 02:46 PM
                                                  > 1 GB RAM on a 32-bit systemTzvetan Mikov2007/05/13 04:23 PM
                                                  > 1 GB RAM on a 32-bit systemJasonB2007/05/13 05:37 PM
                                                    Windows manages memory differentlyTzvetan Mikov2007/05/13 07:31 PM
                                                      Windows manages memory differentlyJasonB2007/05/14 12:50 AM
                                                        Windows manages memory differentlyTzvetan Mikov2007/05/14 07:56 AM
                                                          Windows manages memory differentlyrwessel2007/05/14 02:40 PM
                                                            Windows manages memory differentlyDavid W. Hess2007/05/14 03:07 PM
                                                              Windows manages memory differentlyrwessel2007/05/14 03:51 PM
                                                            Windows manages memory differentlyTzvetan Mikov2007/05/14 04:40 PM
                                                              Windows manages memory differentlyrwessel2007/05/14 05:09 PM
                                                      Windows manages memory differentlyHoward Chu2007/05/14 10:17 AM
                                                        Windows manages memory differentlyJukka Larja2007/05/14 10:30 AM
                                                        Windows manages memory differentlyTzvetan Mikov2007/05/14 12:54 PM
                                                          Windows manages memory differentlyHoward Chu2007/05/15 02:35 AM
                                                            Windows manages memory differentlyGroo2007/05/15 06:34 AM
                                                      Anyone know what OS X (10.4, Intel, desktop) does?Matt Sayler2007/05/15 05:23 AM
                                                        Anyone know what OS X (10.4, Intel, desktop) does?Wes Felter2007/05/15 07:37 AM
                                                        Anyone know what OS X (10.4, Intel, desktop) does?Anonymous2007/05/15 09:49 AM
                                                        Anyone know what OS X (10.4, Intel, desktop) does?anon22007/05/15 06:13 PM
                                              PAE sucks (Why didn't MS take advantage of PAE?)Paul2007/05/13 02:40 PM
                                                PAE sucks (Why didn't MS take advantage of PAE?)Peter Arremann2007/05/13 04:38 PM
                                                  PAE sucks (Why didn't MS take advantage of PAE?)Henrik S2007/05/14 02:31 AM
                                              The fragility of your argumentslacker2007/05/13 02:56 PM
                                                The fragility of your argumentnick2007/05/13 04:42 PM
                                                The fragility of your argumentHoward Chu2007/05/14 01:52 AM
                                                  The fragility of your argumentDean Kent2007/05/14 08:19 AM
                                                The fragility of your argumentanon22007/05/14 07:26 AM
                                                  The fragility of your argumentTzvetan Mikov2007/05/14 08:01 AM
                                                  The fragility of your argumentDean Kent2007/05/14 08:16 AM
                                                    The fragility of your argumentLinus Torvalds2007/05/14 10:57 AM
                                                      The fragility of your argumentJasonB2007/05/14 03:48 PM
                                                        The fragility of your argumentDean Kent2007/05/14 06:36 PM
                                                          The fragility of your argumentRicardo B2007/05/16 01:40 AM
                                                            The fragility of your argumentDean Kent2007/05/16 02:32 AM
                                                              The fragility of your argumentRicardo B2007/05/16 05:41 AM
                                                                PSRicardo B2007/05/16 05:50 AM
                                                                The fragility of your argumentDean Kent2007/05/16 08:07 AM
                                                                  Modern web browsingS. Rao2007/05/16 08:16 AM
                                                                    Aha!Dean Kent2007/05/16 08:27 AM
                                                                      Aha!Dean Kent2007/05/16 08:32 AM
                                                                        Aha!S. Rao2007/05/16 09:34 AM
                                                                  The fragility of your argumentRicardo B2007/05/16 09:00 AM
                                                      The fragility of your argumentVincent Diepeveen2007/05/16 09:10 AM
                                                        The fragility of your argumentPaul2007/05/16 02:01 PM
                                                          The fragility of your argumentVincent Diepeveen2007/05/17 02:05 AM
                                                    The fragility of your argumentanon22007/05/15 12:35 AM
                                                    Splits vs page allocations?Matt Sayler2007/05/15 06:33 AM
                                          What's your point?Michael S2007/05/13 07:55 AM
                                            What's your point?anonymous2007/05/13 10:08 AM
                                              What's your point?Michael S2007/05/13 10:31 AM
                                      let's stay with x86-64 for now, pleaseJasonB2007/05/13 06:16 AM
                                x864 =) (NT)some12007/05/15 02:03 AM
    Rock/Tukwila rumorsIntelUser20002007/05/06 01:27 PM
  Rock/Tukwila rumorsm2007/05/13 07:05 AM
  Rock/Tukwila rumorsmas2007/05/15 08:40 AM
Reply to this Topic
Name:
Email:
Topic:
Body: No Text
How do you spell green?