1. ATI 5650 supports DirectX 11, GT335 only DirectX 10.x. Can I play new games with DirectX 11 if I have GT335?
2. Core i3 has no turbo-boost compared to core i5. Is it worth the extra 100 USD for the Asus?
3. Brand talk, which do you prefer? Asus or Toshiba?
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Hello and welcome to the forums 1)No,you can play DX11 games but you can't use this feature 2)No 3)Both are good,but i would go with the Toshiba one because of having a notably faster VGA.
Thanks Maziar. I am also thinking of waiting for the Sandy Bridge platform coming soon hopefully early next year. Might be worth the wait. But I am not sure about the price. Besides, the Nehalem platform probably will drop prices during the release of Sandy Bridge.