Intel’s best processor for a laptop is currently their Core i7, but do we really need this, what laptop processor is best for our requirements?
What should a laptop offer?
1) Its main feature is portability
2) Long battery life
3) Can do what we want
4) Cost is always a biggie
A laptop must be portable as it’s probably going to be carried around a lot, not only this but how much of the time can you guarantee you’ll be able to connect to a power source?
So it really needs to have good battery life, many now offer in excess of 5 hours solely running on battery power.
Can it do what we want? Every new laptop is more than capable of running applications such as, Email, Internet, Music, Video, Chatting, basic gaming.
If you want a computer to play the very latest games or work with high end graphics consider a desktop computer.
Cost, it’s true when we say you get what you pay for when it comes to laptops, but do you really need a laptop that’s got more power than you will ever need?
Did you know a laptop with the latest and greatest of processors will currently cost you double, when compared to the price of a mid range laptop that would be more than adequate for 99% of computer users.
My rule of thumb is if you want a really powerful computer get a desktop, it will cost less, plus it will be upgradable and not as limited in this respect as a laptop.
Intel currently has lots of processors on the market, personally I like the newer Core generations, if you’re looking for a budget laptop, one with an Intel Core i3 processor helps to make a very good budget laptop.
The other processor I would recommend is Intel’s Core i5, laptops with this are slightly more expensive than most i3 models, but it comes with Intel’s Turbo Boost technology which enables the processor to speed up and slow down when needed, helping to reduce heat and increase battery life.