I'd have to agree. Conroe is a sucker punch to AMD, with the budget version performing as well or better than AMDs top of the line $1000 FX62. As far as the aquisition goes, it's a little sad to see competition going away, though I do prefer nVidia. Actually, the desktop I plan on building next year I plan on coupling a Conroe with an nVidia 8 series GPU. By that time, that may be my only option. Hopefully this will mean better integrated graphics solutions for AMD machines though. On the other hand, this could mean bad news for the E1505, which offers the x1400 as its best GPU solution. Maybe this is why they added the 7300 option? Still, could be a potentially good or bad thing for the E1505 and M2010.