This whole Core i7 thing has been such a farce. So many people have adopted it only to be told it's more of a workstation chip. Then they announced the i5 on a different socket and yadda yadda yadda.
Good news for consumers: AMD releases £80 wonder chip. Faulty Quad cores with 2 cores disabled sold as a Dual core 3ghz chip. Awesome power for such a cut down price with the added bonus of the chance of those 2 disabled cores actually being functioning. Cheapest Quad core you could ever get. ;)