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Old 11-21-2018, 06:21 PM
Location: SoCal
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Originally Posted by TRex2 View Post
I don't know. My wife has a dual core (according
to task manager) i3 and it chokes when opening
weatherunderground maps.
(Mostly the page trying to open a series of ads.)

I think the days of the i3 are about gone.
That's the point. Get an i3 and it will run your apps slower, and eventually gets too slow to use. Get an i5, lasts yet longer. ... An i7 will last the longest because it's the latest, but getting the latest best ensures your computer will have the power necessary in the future.
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Old 11-24-2018, 07:10 AM
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Originally Posted by Peregrine View Post
She did NOT get an i7 for $250. Everything is NOT an i7 these days.

Intel chips
Lowest of the low: Atom
Next: Celeron
Next: is the low end Pentium. Yes, these may have 4 cores but they have much lower clock speeds, cache and other things that makes them much cheaper to sell. There are not bad entry level processors.
Then you have the i's.
i3, i5, i7.
The i3 dual core processor is faster then a 4 core Pentium by a bit.

This is old but still fits.
Who is "she" ?
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