15% better idle battery life than Sandy Bridge dual-core?! And 15% better internet battery life than Llano. That's basically an extra hour of battery life. It wasn't very long ago when AMD wasn't at all competitive with battery life.
Graphics are on average 18% faster than HD 4000. Sadly, Anandtech didn't do a side-by-side IQ comparison between AMD and Intel - HD 4000 still has some IQ issues (not nearly as bad as HD 3000). And consider that Trinity LV / ULV will be probably half the price of i3 IB ULV's.
..But then I looked at VR-Zone's benchmarks instead of Anand. http://vr-zone.com/articles/amd-trinity-a10-4600m-apu-review-jumping-the-shark-/15830-9.html
And what do you know? 76% higher FPS in F1 2011 (DX11). Ironic, considering Intel had to "play" it over VLC to show how awesome HD 4000 graphics were. So it's more like, Intel gets close to Trinity graphics on occasion, and gets blown away in some games.
Starting to look like Anand is the king of cherry-picking benchmarks. I've yet to see ONE benchmark with the HD 4000 leading by over 20% (HD 4k by ~18% in Skyrim and Batman AC, only big wins). Just Cause 2 - AMD has the lead by 50%. http://hothardware.com/Reviews/AMD-Trinity-A104600M-Processor-Review/?page=9
Basically.. Trinity blows away HD 4000 on average. Not a hard choice, when you'll see A10-4600M + 7670M laptops in the $600-650 range, and integrated-only in the $500 range. Personally I'd like to see some SpecviewPerf benchmarks, I have a feeling it'll beat out the desktop GTX 580 in Solidworks (AGAIN!), but the question is, by how much?
Edit- Lol someone said they prefer a faster CPU? I could've told you last year, a Piledriver quad won't touch a Sandy Bridge quad. Seriously are you trolling or just expecting AMD to pull some sort of witchcraft and make a quad close to Intel's?Edited by jrbroad77 - 5/15/12 at 4:38am