Dell Says This is Why You Need a Quad Core CPU

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.

Marcus Yam
Marcus Yam served as Tom's Hardware News Director during 2008-2014. He entered tech media in the late 90s and fondly remembers the days when an overclocked Celeron 300A and Voodoo2 SLI comprised a gaming rig with the ultimate street cred.
  • theDARKW0LF
  • Lessqqmorepewpew
    legit laymen terms, thanks dell
  • asiaprime
    i need a quad core now!! /sarcasm
  • icepick314
    they forgot to add

    "It can play Crysis!!!"
  • pwndcake
    I only have an x3 =/ So that's why my email won't load!
  • hah it also says that an ati 4350 is a "Premium" graphics card... fail.
  • Onus
    Um, so if you choose the processor, noted below ("Athlon X2 7550 Dual-Core Processor"), which one of those things can you not do?

    Exactly, darkw0lf; FAIL.
  • ern88
    Can I saw "FALSE ADVERTISEMENT". What a load of crap. They are praying on the un-educated people like the old. FAIL
  • isamuelson
    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!
  • jonpaul37
    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...