Think most netbooks have single-core processors, 1GB of RAM, and a 160GB hard drive because their manufacturers like conformity? Right. The reality — never officially acknowledged — is that Microsoft doesn't cheaply license its operating systems to netbooks with specs that are too good (see the limitations at TechARP)
Actually, the details have leaked in the past and manufacturers have complained in public. It's time for the anti-trust cops to do their job."