And Intel's chipset has a very weak integrated GPU, which likely accounts for most of its battery life advantage. The ATI chipset that Turion notebooks favor has a vastly better GPU. If you want to be able to run 64-bit Windows Vista late this year, Intel doesn't have a notebook for you and they cost more in order to pay for the very expensive Centrino marketing campaign. At this point there are enough Turion notebook choices out there that the main reason to buy an Intel notebook is if you have an employer that mandates buying from Dell. The obligatory apples-to-apples comparison: http://www.laptoplogic.com/resources/detail.php?id=17&page=14 CoffeeShark: thanks for the correction.