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PC shopping Tips: Are AMD or Intel Processors a Better Choice for My Needs?

In any processor comparison, it is important to determine what you're looking for out of a processor. Are you seeking speed? Graphics performance? Affordability? Flexibility? Do you play games, primarily, or are you seeking a simple processor to allow for multi-tasking while browsing the Internet? Knowing the answers to these questions can help you decide which processor is right for you.

If you are looking for a more cost-effective processor, AMD processors may be the best bet. For students, budget gamers, and individuals with straight-forward computing needs, AMD processors are a great choice – they are powerful and fast enough for most while undercutting competitor pricing. And yet, you give up little when going with AMD chips. They can be "overclocked" for increased speed, provide robust and vibrant graphics, and are available in multi-core setups for multithreaded performance.

On the higher end of the spectrum, Intel processors shine. If you are seeking performance that is at the upper range of the market, there is sure to be an Intel chip that suits your needs. You may pay more for it, and you may give up flexibility for this performance, but the processor itself will provide you with lightning speed, incredible capability, and beautiful graphics. In terms of outright power, it's hard to beat Intel processors.

Source: ShopLenovo.com


Intel Celeron & Pentium vs. Intel Core i3 vs. Intel Core i5 vs. Intel Core i7

Intel Celeron & Intel Pentium Processors
Both of these are budget brand names, and processors in both lines tend to be differentiated by clock speed and not much else. Skylake Pentiums are G4000-series chips, while Celerons are G3000-series. They’re all dual-core CPUs with no Turbo Boost, no Hyperthreading, and 3MB of cache, and they’re typically paired with the basic Intel HD 510 integrated GPU.

Core i3 CPUs are a little faster, but Pentiums will give most price-conscious people the best bang for their buck.

Intel Core i3 Processors
These CPUs are still dual-core but add Hyperthreading, which presents two logical processor cores to the operating system for every physical core. This can definitely help performance in multithreaded workloads, though it’s nowhere near the boost you’d get from moving to a quad-core CPU. Core i3-6100 CPUs include 3MB of cache while 6300-series chips include 4MB of cache; nearly all of them use the Intel HD 530 GPU.

Intel Core i5 Processors
These are all quad-core CPUs without Hyperthreading, and they probably represent the best balance of price and performance for high-end users. They also use Intel’s Turbo Boost feature, which let the CPU run at higher clock speeds when there’s enough thermal headroom or when fewer cores are being actively used. Not all workloads will benefit from two extra processor cores, but video editing, Photoshop work, and an increasingly large number of games are all happier with four cores. All of these CPUs include 6MB of cache and most of them have Intel HD 530 GPUs.

Intel Core i7 Processors
These are best described as Core i5 chips with Hyperthreading, higher clock speeds, and and 8MB of cache. Otherwise they’re the same. As with Core i3 CPUs, Hyperthreading definitely does help performance in heavily threaded programs, but jumping from a Pentium or Core i3 to a Core i5 will get you a much larger performance bump than jumping from an i5 to an i7.

Source: https://arstechnica.com/gadgets/2016/02/pentium-core-i5-core-i7-making-sense-of-intels-convoluted-cpu-lineup/


13" Laptop Computers
Acer CB5-312T-K6TF 13.3" Touchscreen LED 4GB RAM 32GB Storage 4-in-1 ChromeBook PC
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Price: $429.95 $399.95
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ASUS Chromebook C300SA Series C300SA-DH02 13.3" Intel Celeron 4GB RAM Chromebook PC (Black)
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Weighing just 1.35kg, it won't cramp your mobile lifestyle.
Price: $249.99 $239.95
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Dell Alienware 13-R3 13.3" Intel Core i5 8GB RAM Gaming Laptop PC w/1Yr Warranty
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The first 13.3-inch laptop in Alienware history to feature quad core, H-class, processors!
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Dell Alienware 13-R3 13.3" Intel Core i7 16GB RAM Gaming Laptop PC w/1Yr Premium Support
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The first 13.3-inch laptop in Alienware history to feature quad core, H-class, processors!
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Dell Alienware 13-R3 13.3" Intel Core i7 16GB RAM Gaming Laptop PC w/1Yr Warranty
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Dell Alienware 13-R3 13.3" Intel Core i7 16GB RAM Gaming Laptop PC w/3Yr Complete Care
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Dell Alienware 13-R3 13.3" Intel Core i7 8GB RAM Gaming Laptop PC w/1Yr Warranty
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The first 13.3-inch laptop in Alienware history to feature quad core, H-class, processors!
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Dell Chromebook 3380 13.3" Intel Celeron 4GB RAM 16GB eMMC 180-Degree Chromebook PC w/1Yr Warranty
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Price: $319.99 $289.95
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Dell Chromebook 3380 13.3" Intel Celeron 4GB RAM 16GB eMMC 180-Degree Chromebook PC w/3Yr Warranty
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Dell Chromebook 3380 13.3" Intel Celeron 4GB RAM 32GB eMMC 180-Degree Chromebook PC w/1Yr Warranty
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Price: $349.99 $319.95
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Dell Chromebook 3380 13.3" Intel Celeron 4GB RAM 32GB eMMC 180-Degree Chromebook PC w/3Yr Warranty
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Price: $469.99 $399.95
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Dell Chromebook 3380 13.3" Intel Celeron 4GB RAM 64GB eMMC 180-Degree Chromebook PC w/1Yr Warranty
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Price: $379.99 $349.95
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Dell Chromebook 3380 13.3" Intel Celeron 4GB RAM 64GB eMMC 180-Degree Chromebook PC w/3Yr Warranty
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Price: $499.99 $439.95
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Dell Chromebook 3380 13.3" Intel Core i3 4GB RAM 16GB eMMC 180-Degree Chromebook PC w/1Yr Warranty
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Price: $439.99 $419.95
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Dell Chromebook 3380 13.3" Intel Core i3 4GB RAM 16GB eMMC 180-Degree Chromebook PC w/3Yr Warranty
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Dell Chromebook 3380 13.3" Touch Celeron 4GB RAM 16GB eMMC 180-Degree Chromebook w/1Yr Warranty
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Dell Chromebook 3380 13.3" Touch Celeron 4GB RAM 16GB eMMC 180-Degree Chromebook w/3Yr Warranty
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Price: $519.99 $469.95
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Dell Chromebook 3380 13.3" Touch Celeron 4GB RAM 32GB eMMC 180-Degree Chromebook w/1Yr Warranty
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Dell Chromebook 3380 13.3" Touch Celeron 4GB RAM 32GB eMMC 180-Degree Chromebook w/3Yr Warranty
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Dell Chromebook 3380 13.3" Touch Core i3 4GB RAM 32GB eMMC 180-Degree Chromebook w/1Yr Warranty
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Price: $549.99 $529.95
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Dell Chromebook 3380 13.3" Touch Core i3 4GB RAM 32GB eMMC 180-Degree Chromebook w/3Yr Warranty
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Price: $679.99 $599.95
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HP 13 G1 Intel Core m3 4GB RAM 13.3" Google ChromeBook
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HP 13 G1 Intel Core m5 8GB RAM 13.3" Google ChromeBook
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Lenovo ThinkPad 13 Gen2 13.3" Intel Celeron 4GB Laptop PC with Microsoft Office Pro 2016
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Designed to balance mobility and productivity for professionals, students, and educators alike.
Price: $979.00 $599.95

Lenovo ThinkPad 13 Gen2 13.3" Intel Celeron 4GB Laptop PC with Microsoft Office Pro 2016
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Price: $1,039.00 $679.95
Lenovo ThinkPad 13 Gen2 13.3" Intel Celeron 8GB Laptop PC with Microsoft Office Pro 2016
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Lenovo ThinkPad 13 Gen2 13.3" Touchscreen Intel Celeron 4GB Laptop PC with Microsoft Office Pro 2016
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Lenovo ThinkPad 13 Gen2 13.3" Touchscreen Intel Celeron 8GB Laptop PC with Microsoft Office Pro 2016
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Lenovo ThinkPad 13 Gen2 13.3" Touchscreen Intel Core i5 8GB Laptop PC with Microsoft Office Pro 2016
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Price: $1,609.98 $1,249.95
Microsoft Surface Book Deluxe Intel Core i5 128GB SSD 8GB RAM with 3-Yr Warranty, 3D CAD & Software
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Microsoft Surface Book Deluxe Intel Core i5 256GB SSD 8GB RAM NVIDIA with 3D CAD & Software Suite
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Microsoft Surface Book Deluxe Intel Core i7 256GB SSD 8GB RAM NVIDIA GTX with 3D CAD & Software
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Microsoft Surface Book Deluxe Intel Core i7 512GB SSD 16GB RAM NVIDIA with 3D CAD & Software
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Acer Spin 5 SP513-51-5738 13.3" Touchscreen Intel Core i5 8GB RAM 4-in-1 Notebook PC w/Win10 Pro
Tablet or laptop, the choice is yours.
Price: $749.95 $719.95
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