[LINK] Tuesday Australian

Glen Turner glen.turner at aarnet.edu.au
Wed Oct 4 10:43:38 AEST 2006

Has Tuesday's The Australian computer supplement become even
more dire over the past year?

Catching up on the paper last night I noticed an article
from Ian Cuthbertson promoting top-of-the-line laptops.

Now it's a horrible time to be buying a laptop -- the
Intel notebook CPUs are still all 32 bit and you'll want
to install more memory than can be addressed by 32 bits
during the life of the machine.  Better to hang on for
the 64-bit Intel Core 2 Duo, if Intel is what you want
to buy.

Not to mention the whole HD-DVD/BluRay choice.  Going with
a DVD drive (which can also record) and upgrading to a dual
HD-DVD+BluRay player seems the best course.  But such a
choice, and the manufacturer's support for such a choice,
isn't at all explored.

And the whole supplement is full of this sort of vendor-
driven puffery.  Or reprinting of PR releases.

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