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Do I need the core i series or will pentium g2020 be OK?

by IndySteve46 / June 10, 2013 11:53 PM PDT

I have a 7 year old Dell Dimension computer and want to buy a new one. I use QuickBooks, Quicken, and Microsoft Office. I also surf the internet but I have the slowest speed that Comcast offers. Thank you for any suggestions anyone can give me.

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You'll be fine
by Jimmy Greystone / June 11, 2013 12:00 AM PDT

You'll be fine with the lower end Pentium series, but if there's a good deal on a Core i3 based system, by all means go for that. Anything over the Core i3 is likely to be wasted on you however.

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Go for it
by pauly1651 / June 11, 2013 10:22 AM PDT

I say go for the Pentium...for what you do, it will be just fine. Just try and get a Windows 7 64 Bit operating system, stay away from Windows 8.

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Refurb is the cheap way to go an get ur moneys worth
by Jager67 / June 11, 2013 11:10 PM PDT
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Core i Series Works Great!!!
by Josexxto / June 12, 2013 9:06 AM PDT

According to Intel's website, one of the features of the newest Core i, is its speed. Take a look from here:

<a href="">CORE i7</a>

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by Jimmy Greystone / June 12, 2013 1:14 PM PDT

Except that if you're just doing light office work and web browsing that speed is completely wasted. Maybe if there were some heavy Excel work you could justify an i5, but it'd have to be some pretty extensive Excel work, using Excel as a spreadsheet not a lazy-man's flat file database.

If there were any mention of gaming whatsoever that would change things, but we're talking some rather basic, pedestrian even, programs and web browsing. Much beyond a Core i3 is just going to be wasted potential for those uses.

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