Thank you for your reply. Yes I'm selling the laptop. I got an offer for $300 but I started looking around and got hesitant to sell. I download a lot, music, movies, etc... I like to work with multiple tabs at a time and have music playing so I need some power
While the Core i3-2350 @ 2.3GHz is 100MHz slower than your Core 2 Duo mobile CPU, the actual increase in performance is about 20% thanks to a better CPU architecture.
Click the following link which compares the desktop Core 2 Duo E8600 (3.16GHz) and the Core i3-2100 CPUs (3.1GHz). Mobile CPUs are based on the same architecture as the desktop versions so the performance should more or less correlate to each other.