siliconbits (943161) writes "Anand from Anandtech has managed to get his hands on an early Sandy Bridge processor and has tested it extensively. Benchmark figures are excellent and may well give AMD (and Fusion) some food for thoughts (and some nightmares)." Link to Original Source
The best book on programming for the layman is "Alice in Wonderland";
but that's because it's the best book on anything for the layman.