In the months between June and August I had another sequel in my Laptop Buyer's guide series that may or may not have influenced NAGlings to invest in some mobile computing performance for their pleasure. I also had a look at a builders guide specially for AMD fans and concluded that while things at the high-end were easier because the lower price of high-end parts from the red team allowed for more graphical muscle, I decided that CPU performance could be better and games and certain applications would most certainly benefit from it.
With Intel's Ivy Bridge Core i3 and Pentium chips nowhere in sight its still Sandy Bridge that takes a commanding role in the low-end market and we'll see what those options are in a moment. Nvidia also has some work to do in the low-end graphical department and only the GT650 can remedy this - the new GT640 and GT630 are rebrands of previous-generation cards at the same price point and are based on Fermi architecture. AMD, then, is using every ounce of its GCN design to make sure it wins even the bottom line.
Mind you, once the GT650 and the GTX660 and GTX660Ti hit the floor, it will be a whole different ballgame for gamers and those in need of an upgrade. Watch this space.