MSI 1029 and Acer Ferrari systems i think both achieved very excellent status as Turion powered laptops.
You cannot compare Turion X2 to Core 2 Duo for the reason that they are different generations. You may say "but...they are both 64 bit and dual core, so why not?" the Turion X2 was designed over a year ago....the Merom uses new technology. The only fair comparison will be with the next generation of Turion chips which have hopefully already integrated some of ATI's technology and most likely using their chipsets.
Personally I am happy to see more AMD laptops on the market. I am not partial to either company since i have computers powered by both.....but this is a great chance for AMD to expand. I am also happy because i am an AMD stockholder and as they grow...my wallet grows