|I expected the, "...why would you ever do such a thing..." responses, which are more than valid.|
I guess my largest complaint is, part of buying the hardware is buying the OS, so why would a vendor ship an OS at half the hardware's capability. This is frustrating to me (maybe others) who wipe the drive and reinstall right out of the box...I hate trialware and am a control freak.
It is a 32-bit world, especially for light weight, common, cloud heavy functionality. But why is the Atom even supporting 64-bit at this point if there were major downsides like resource consumption resulting in significant battery loss.
Personally, I think HP and Dell have one too many 32-bit Windows 7 boxes sitting on their shelves and they're trying to pawn them off on users more likely to say, "...ah, 32-bit is good enough."
Again, any benchmarks or other supporting data showing overall Netbook degradation with a 64-bit OS?