It looks like quite a boring 2009 for intel. Lynnfield might be nice, but it won't be out till probably second half if you look at rdmaps. What sad is notebooks won't be getting them for at least a year. It's a bit boring that notebooks will be running on the Core for the last 3 years. But a testament to how great the Core really is. I recently brought back a near decade old dinosaur Pentium 4 1.4GHz. Its quite sad how it can barely run youtube, pegged at 100% running just that. My tablet with 1.GHz ULV Core 2 runs rings around it. Anyways Lynnfield should pave the road to cheap motherboards, but i think they days of 4GB of nice O/Cing Ram for c$20 will take a while to come back.