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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

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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.


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by Jimmy Greystone / October 9, 2013 10:56 PM PDT
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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.

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