My point isn't raw numbers, it's that Intel wants to give huge advantages to companies that are Intel-only. Dell is like 90% Intel, but Intel wants to be 100% of Dell sales. So I think any perks will be based on the fact that Apple has what some claim is a totally exclusive multi-year contract for its x86 chips.
Also, I found what claims to be a Gateway AMD laptop. It may or may not be accurate, but that's what I based my "Gateway's not pure AMD" claim on. http://reviews.cnet.com/Gateway_MX75...?tag=pdtl-list
Anyways, I apologize for sort of dragging this thread off topic. To try to get back on topic, I'd like to say that Intel expects something like 3/4 of all chips it produces and ships to be dual-core (Pentium D, Yonah, Merom, Conroe, Woodcrest, Sossaman, Xeon) (http://www.informationweek.com/story...cleID=60404409
). My point is that by year's end, dual core will not be so much of a leg to stand on, even 2.5-3.0 GHz range. Therefore, the whole line will have to be quad-core if it's gonna be "remarkable" or even brag-worthy. A $2000 quad-core (dual-dual) machine will turn heads, period.