Attention: The forums will be placed on read only mode this Saturday (Oct. 20, 2018)

During this outage (6:30 AM to 8 PM PDT) the forums will be placed on read only mode. We apologize for this inconvenience. Click here to read details

Computer Help forum


Core7 or Series 3?

by emszabo / October 9, 2013 8:30 PM PDT

Hi, I have a NP300V5A-S0FAU laptop. On the laptop sticker reads Intel Core7 but the machine is series 3.

I am wondering if my machine is indeed a Core7 just a Core 3? It is confusing to me.

Reply would be appreciated.

Thanks: Mick

Discussion is locked
You are posting a reply to: Core7 or Series 3?
The posting of advertisements, profanity, or personal attacks is prohibited. Please refer to our CNET Forums policies for details. All submitted content is subject to our Terms of Use.
Track this discussion and email me when there are updates

If you're asking for technical help, please be sure to include all your system info, including operating system, model number, and any other specifics related to the problem. Also please exercise your best judgment when posting in the forums--revealing personal information such as your e-mail address, telephone number, and address is not recommended.

You are reporting the following post: Core7 or Series 3?
This post has been flagged and will be reviewed by our staff. Thank you for helping us maintain CNET's great community.
Sorry, there was a problem flagging this post. Please try again now or at a later time.
If you believe this post is offensive or violates the CNET Forums' Usage policies, you can report it below (this will not automatically remove the post). Once reported, our moderators will be notified and the post will be reviewed.

All Answers

Collapse -
Re: Core7 or Series 3
by Kees_B Forum moderator / October 9, 2013 8:56 PM PDT
In reply to: Core7 or Series 3?

The Series three has a lot of models. And the CPU can vary between models.

It's the same as when you buy a Ford Fiesta (the line). You can choose between the motor (1200 cc, 1400 cc), the stereo and a lot more. Inside the Series 3 product line you can choose a lot also.

Nothing wrong, it seems. Now run Everest or Belarc Advisor (both free downloads) or msinfo32 or Device manager (both included in Windows) to see what exactly you chose.


Collapse -
by Jimmy Greystone / October 9, 2013 10:56 PM PDT
In reply to: Core7 or Series 3?

Basically, what that's telling you is that it'd be a third generation Core i7 CPU. If you look at the system specs, it will probably list the model number as 37xx. You might also hear it referred to as Ivy Bridge. There are Series 3/third gen/Ivy Bridge Core i3 CPUs as well, but they'll have lower model numbers.

Popular Forums

Computer Newbies 10,686 discussions
Computer Help 54,365 discussions
Laptops 21,181 discussions
Networking & Wireless 16,313 discussions
Phones 17,137 discussions
Security 31,287 discussions
TVs & Home Theaters 22,101 discussions
Windows 7 8,164 discussions
Windows 10 2,657 discussions


Your favorite shows are back!

Don’t miss your dramas, sitcoms and reality shows. Find out when and where they’re airing!