Excellent review Lawrence. The balance of topics covered is perfect for SPCR. I especially appreciate the value analysis that I've seen on these reviews here, including the CPU+mobo price, price per performance, etc. (and nice touch having one rating corrected for GPU). This is something lacking in reviews at big name sites. That along with the power usage are the bread and butter of SPCR and done well here. And you did just the right amount of performance testing and covered the basics (that itself takes quite a bit of time I'm sure). If I want to be buried in benchmark charts I can go to some other big name review site.
It doesn't sound like a PC many enthusiasts would build for themselves but rather for a friend or family member with general needs and a smaller budget.
This hits the nail on the head. I would love to build an HTPC for myself or a system for my parents, sister, etc. using one of these CPUs. No video card needed! Save money for SSD
And I could see these being a big hit with OEMs. Myself - I will be happy with my Phenom II X4 965 and high end video card for quite a while yet (with big Scythe Mugen 2 heatsink and lots of slow spinning Nexus and Fractal Design fans!).