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I3 2120 vs amd athlon ii x2 240e

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November 18, 2011 6:06:50 PM

My mom is looking for a new computer, she has a small budget and has found a couple that interest her. Each of them has either the i3 2120 or the AMD Athlon II x2 240e. The main programs she uses are Microsoft office and Photoshop, as well as your basic video watching and such. Can anyone tell me which would offer better performance? She is hoping which ever she chooses to last her quite a while. Thanks.

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November 18, 2011 7:32:02 PM

I like the i3 better, having used it for awhile. But now I use the lowly sempron 140, which also does everything I need. Depends on the price and ram quantity. 3 gb of ram is ok, but 4 or more is better. I also recommend windows 7 pro or ultimate if one of the machines includes it. I use old xp software on my system, which works with either version, but not the home basic 7.
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November 18, 2011 7:35:27 PM

i3 is alot better than all the other dual-core cpu's and some of quad-core like 955,945etc
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August 8, 2013 10:50:15 AM

If the price is in the same ball park the i3 would be the best choice, no question. And you shouldl have a better upgrade ability too.