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I am considering buying a Dell Inspiron. I want to buy a good desktop because I am fed up with my laptop's 1.6 Ghz processor. This Dell has a 3.2 Ghz processor which led me to wonder what the difference is between an i3 and Pentium?

asked Jan 16 '11 at 23:35

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edited Jan 16 '11 at 23:41

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Thank you for fixing the link.

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This link might help you understand your question a little bit better.

I actually recommend building your own computer if you know enought about building computers, because you can build a full fledged computer for under $1,000. You can buy a system that runs efficient and fast for only about ~$500. If you need help with this, I can recommend hardware.

answered Jan 16 '11 at 23:46

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edited Jan 16 '11 at 23:49

Well, Pentium has a single core(I think)and has the specified speed. i3 processors dont target speed. They target cores. So if it were a 2.63GH processor, it would be exponentially faster then the Pentium. And, if you want a recommendation for a processor, just ask. All depends on your needs

answered Jan 17 '11 at 00:20

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Pentiums can be dual core. All modern Pentium processors pretty much have to be multiple cores, because Intel wouldn't keep funding for an idea that has come and gone.

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