I don't know man.I still hear it and from the best of the people and hear it quite often..
Longevity, heat dissipation, overall reliability, performance makes Intel a winner by a long shot for me..
That's ok but I am sure a simple google search would give a contrary view too..
Right now AMD is far far behind Intel, which is not a very good thing for AMD and for us also,
and if it continues to happen this way then god save us from Intel monopoly..
And with Haswell coming which brings significant battery savings, it will be very hard for AMD to fight with the mighty Intel though I really hope and pray that AMD shocks the world someday.
Well my buddy.
Ivy/haswell have a tendency to be notoriously hot partially due to poor ventilation & partially due to tri gate transistors..
AMD is not far far behind intel...
Infact AMD beats Intel many a times (consider comparision of HD 4000 vs HD7640G, intel's solution is not even close)
Infact i think Intel's monopoly is being disrupted.
Also as far as power consumption is considered I can easily watch a 3hrs 1080p movie @ 50% brightness or browse web for almost 3.5hrs on a single go which is not bad for a mid range laptop