I3 vs i5

Hello,
I use my laptop for business apps. Which processor should I get?
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  1. This topic has been moved from the section CPU & Components to section Laptops & Notebooks by Mousemonkey
  2. bgood1234 said:
    Hello,
    I use my laptop for business apps. Which processor should I get?
    What are "business app" for you, Office?
  3. a mobile sandy bridge core i5 would deliver superior cpu performance (compared to a mobile i3) with aes-ni, higher clock speed, turbo boost.
  4. For regular office applications like "Microsoft Office - Excel, Word and Powerpoint... etc" most if not all i3 will be sufficient. However, if you prefer the system to run smoother and cut some waiting time on larger powerpoint files (>20MB in size), I would suggest getting i5.
    Asus Zenbook UX31E-DH52B 13.3" Ultrabook ~Expensive, yet stylish
    Samsung 300V3A-S02DE 13.3" ~Price in between and functions just as well
    Fujitsu LifeBook SH531 ~Cheap alternative, that is bulkier
  5. More often than not I tend to find that more RAM is better than more CPU for Office tools; many people have many opened applications that use RAM, but usually have only one "active" at a time (unless you run lots of background jobs like music/video processing).
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