My big peeve with laptop & PC sales is the CPU makers elaborate smokescreens to obscure the numbers of cores, threads and other performance metrics. This has translated into the various filters the computer makers & sellers show on their websites into also not allowing filtering on these parameters, and instead filtering on things like CPU names. So when trying to select a laptop or PC where performance matters, you have to spend a lot of time looking up specific CPU part numbers (and https://www.cpubenchmark.net/ ) to get even simply stuff like core & thread count. And not all modern Intel CPU's are multi-threaded. A friend bought a laptop recently he thought was a great deal with a 8-core Intel CPU without realizing (until I looked up the specific CPU) that it didn't support multi-threading, so his "deal" was only about half a great as he thought when he bought.
"Transparency is for losers." seems to be the laptop & PC industry's motto.