As a development company I had been looking for commodity hardware that could meet the daily write/build/deploy needs that I have. I finally found a machine that could readily be purchased from a local electronics retailer and what seemed a amazing price. 8 GB of Ram, Quad 4 64 Bit machine for 1500 bucks. Well I was out last night and stopped in to the same retailer where another computer was on the shelf with comparable specs except for the fact that it had an AMD CPU instead of Intel. This machine was listed for $1299.
I have also been reading that the growth rate for 64 bit Vista is outpacing all others at this time. For me it finally looks as if 64 bit is a legitimate platform to target windows applications and now is the time to make sure that any existing applications play well.