I am quite excited with the upcoming second generation of Core i3/i5/i7 cpu for laptops. If you were to head off to review websites like Anantech and PCpro, you will think again if you are looking at upgrading to the existing Core i3/i5/i7.
With the second generation Core cpu, it improves tremendously on the graphic engine and speed while improving on the battery life on a laptop. I'm most interested in the new Core i5 2520M which runs on the existing PGA988 socket and it has a TDP of just 35W! It is the same as the existing Core series!
Alternatively, if the Core i5 2520M is not up to top notch, you might be interested in acquiring the Core i7 2620M which would run on the exising PGS988 socket and maintaining the same TDP of just 35W.
As for me, I think when the Sandy Bridge cpu is made widely available for purchase, the first generation of Core cpus will be cheaper by then. It will be the best time to buy!
What do you think?