Two points about the article.
Gaming: I would not agree with is that these platforms are not suitable for even low end gaming. You can play almost all pc games (and a lot of emulated ones) with integrated graphics with no compromises. It is only the latest graphically-demanding games that are problematic. That's an very small fraction of games that have been produced, and a smaller fraction of games that are worth playing.
Power: If you ask people designing low power systems (e.g. at SPCR) they will tell you AMD has the edge, although it is marginal. They can get <30W idle with AMD but not Intel. However I am sure Intel will have a big advantage in power and performance when Clarkdale/Arrandale are introduced.