Re: Turion X2: WTF
Turion X2 is AMD's dual-core version of the Turion, their mobile line. So you should compare it to Core Duo, not Core 2 Duo (at least until Merom releases). I'm not sure when the North American release is, but it should be soon. Also, you can't compare the Turion X2 to the Conroe based versions of Core 2 Duo. It's an apples to orange comparison and can't be done.
The mobile processor for the Core 2 Duo series is the Merom core. August 2006 is the slated release slot.
The mobile market has just never been AMD's strong point. Ironically, it's actually Intel's most important market. The majority of their sales are through mobile processors and chipsets, namely the Centrino Technology.