Why 64-bit Windows® 7?
The difference between 64-bit Windows® 7 and a 32-bit Windows Vista® is that the 64-bit version allows for greater expandability, with more system memory to allow for an overall faster performance. It also allows for backward compatibility with Windows XP®, and even greater security for your data. With 64-bit Windows® 7, your notebook is future-proofed for the latest software applications that developers have to offer.
Due to the additional drivers and processes required for 64-bit Windows® 7, the boot-up speeds may be slower when compared to 32-bit Windows Vista®. With the ASUS FastBoot Technology, ASUS empowers you to boot-up your 64-bit Windows® 7 notebook faster than a notebook with 32-bit Windows Vista®, while still being able to enjoy the benefits of future system expansion and performance.
The above illustration shows 5 similarly specc’ed notebooks that were tested. Throughout the testing phase, ASUS FastBoot has proven consistently that it accelerates 64-bit Windows® 7 boot-up speeds by up to 40% faster than 32-bit Windows Vista® on the same notebooks.