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Old 03-08-2012, 04:59 AM
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Quote from frankqfrank View Post :
Yeah the i5 doesn't differ too much from the i3 outside of TurboBoost, but TurboBoost is worth it.

Also for $100 less you can get a similar Asus with 4 cell, no HDMI, and i3 2330m (just a shade slower) LINK
It's a picky point, but another small advantage of the i5 is a SLIGHTLY faster GPU.
Both have the HD3000, but the i5 Graphics will generally be clocked just under 10% faster for the it 24xx and just under 20% faster for the i5 25xx.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sandy_Bridge

Mind you, they are still not great, but if grabbing it for Wow and other stuff, that is one more thing to consider when weighing the value of that $50.