Personnally I'd like to keep fan boy recommendations out of this. If the A10 is so much better than the i5/i7 IB's you should be able to point (link) the benchmarks.
and make the case based on performance/Cost.
One problem is it is NOT just the CPU performance. Look at Hard disk chipset performance and driver support.
Unfornunate, but a fact of life. 3rd party developers will optimize their hardware/software to perform the best for the Biggest target population - Ballpark 75% intel, 25% amd. Granted they shoot for equally good performance, but not always the case. As for AMD they have stated " not trying to compete with Intel" As to driver support, AMD is lacking in this department.
My only comment On Intel/AMD fanboyism I always use AMD GPUs, but also currently only recommend Intel plateforms UNLESS it is from purely cost, Not performance objective..
Flexxar - " Europe sued Intel for almost 2 billion euros for unethical business practices against amd" Quess that one way to replace lost tax revenue.
"and because intel is forming a monopoly " - Not Intel's fault that AMD can not compete as they have mad som bad choices and have lost money, which inturn has impacted their R&D. In the financial markets, it's more a question of survival (Stock price around $3.25). From a finanical standpoint, This is not fanboy issue, just facts.