1. You write: "Also, even though PR may say the processor is i3-370M, it is actually i3-350M."
, are you really sure about that given that ***p://www.pctreiber.net/2010/asrock-auch-mit-vision-3d-137b-und-vision-3d-137d-htpcs.html
writes about the 370M model? (although in German I hope it is somewhat easy to translate.)
And also like manvanstaal writes the German page states that Vision3D 137B will cost 999$. So I guess that there should be 4 models at least?!
2. Regarding "Funny thing is that they have plans for a i7-620QM instead of the i3-350M at a couple of extra hundred bucks for the Japanese market only.":
I think it is funny if they choose that processor - wikipedia states the release price is about $364 and although quad core it is running 1600 MHz normally, but it is able to TurboBoost. But it consumes more power (45 watt) than e.g. the Core i3 processors (35 watt). So I am a little bit interesting in reading your review about the noise level of the 350M processor (or which one you were able to review).
I would think it would be more reasonable to use the Core i5 520M it costs $225 and has newer technology such as AES-NI and intel VT-d and consumes only 35 watts and still has TurboBoost like the i7 and would give up to almost 3 GHz if needed. That would be my dream processor!
But regarding power consumption it would be interesting to see some graphs with core utilization vs power consumed because it is of course a little bit unfair to say that one uses 45 watts and the other uses 35 watts when it is likely that it differs all the time compared to how the cpu is used.
But interesting to see what will hit the streets in USA, Europe and e.g. Japan and when!