For the same price @ Comet: ASUS X53E-SX118V 15.6" LAPTOP
It has the SandyBridge Core i3-2310M 2.1Ghz CPU and HD 3000 graphics.
That compares to the X52F's Core i3-380M 2.53Ghz and HD graphics.
The i3-380M is a tad stronger than the i3-2310M but you wouldn't notice the difference. 2310M would equal a Core i3-3xx CPU @ 2.4Ghz.
The major improvement is the HD 3000 graphics which will help give you smooth HD video playback which is why the X53E is probably going to suit you better.
I was just refering to things such as online silly games such as cafe world /farmville on facebook (sad I know but the mrs likes to play them)
I have a pretty high spec desktop for my main that will do pretty much anything I ask of it and just need something as a portable solution (was even wondering about getting a netbook)
Will I notice any difference in performance between the processors (I3 - 380M vs I3 2310M)?
I dont suppose it will play world of warcraft with everything set as low as possible in case I wanted to get to the auction house and stuff when im away from home (im guessing not) but its not a requirement anyway would just be a added bonus.