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Dell Says This is Why You Need a Quad Core CPU

By - Source: Tom's Hardware US | B 110 comments

Dell advertisement points out what the power of a quad core processor can do for you.

Today's computers at almost all price points pack multi-core processing power. With all that added processing capabilities, your computing experience should be richer than ever.

Dell, one of the biggest seller of new computers, advertises that these new multi-core computers can help you get more done at the same time… such as checking email, editing a digital photo and running antivirus in the background – all that the same time. Incredible.


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    pwndcake , April 9, 2010 5:33 PM
    I only have an x3 =/ So that's why my email won't load!
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    Anonymous , April 9, 2010 5:34 PM
    hah it also says that an ati 4350 is a "Premium" graphics card... fail.
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    theDARKW0LF , April 9, 2010 5:30 PM
    Fail.
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    theDARKW0LF , April 9, 2010 5:30 PM
    Fail.
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    Lessqqmorepewpew , April 9, 2010 5:31 PM
    legit laymen terms, thanks dell
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    asiaprime , April 9, 2010 5:31 PM
    i need a quad core now!! /sarcasm
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    pwndcake , April 9, 2010 5:33 PM
    I only have an x3 =/ So that's why my email won't load!
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    Anonymous , April 9, 2010 5:34 PM
    hah it also says that an ati 4350 is a "Premium" graphics card... fail.
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    Onus , April 9, 2010 5:35 PM
    Um, so if you choose the [default] processor, noted below ("Athlon X2 7550 Dual-Core Processor"), which one of those things can you not do?

    Exactly, darkw0lf; FAIL.
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    ern88 , April 9, 2010 5:36 PM
    Can I saw "FALSE ADVERTISEMENT". What a load of crap. They are praying on the un-educated people like the old. FAIL
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    isamuelson , April 9, 2010 5:36 PM
    This is rather old. Saw this months ago around here somewhere. Still, pretty friggin' hilarious that you need a quad-core for emailing.

    Glad I upgraded to an X3 (unlocked the 4th core) so I can email now. Never knew what I was missing!
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    jonpaul37 , April 9, 2010 5:38 PM
    Too bad they don't explain why you need a horrible low-quality PSU and Case that does not fit anything! Maybe then, people would look elsewhere as opposed to paying too much for a Sh%&y Dell...
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    unknown_13 , April 9, 2010 5:38 PM
    There was a thread in Tom's Forum about the same picture 1-2 monts before:D 
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    Rosanjin , April 9, 2010 5:41 PM
    We could do that with a single core P4 machine back in the day. If you had it under your desk, it even doubled as a footwarmer!!! :D 
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    Aionism , April 9, 2010 5:41 PM
    I was thinking "you can play Doom 3 and do a virus scan...AT THE SAME TIME" back when dual core processors were something special. Whoever wrote that ad sure isn't aiming very high.
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    Anonymous , April 9, 2010 5:41 PM
    this wasnt posted here be4? im sure ive seen it but oh well, the technology is amazin, i could do this 6 years ago with my pentium, and today i can do it again :D !
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    benzjie , April 9, 2010 5:42 PM
    holy ****, antivirus...the ultimate wet dream.
    ( still one idle core btw)
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    sixbone , April 9, 2010 5:43 PM
    funny, i used to do the same thing with Windows 95 and a Pentium 166Mhz
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    industrial_zman , April 9, 2010 5:44 PM
    That's about as bad as AT&T telling us that we need at least a 6Mbps line for social networking, ie: Facebook, Myspace, ect...
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    Anonymous , April 9, 2010 5:46 PM
    You mean all those e-mail messages and virus alerts I received while editing photos on my old single-core PCs weren't real? Gasp!
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