I'd be duplicating the web here but the i3 is like 2 P4 H4 CPUs. Most lag is due to the APP and not the CPU for the tasks you are asking about.
Then again, the number of times I find malware on torrent user machines is not funny.
Okay, so Im due for a new computer. I currently have a dell desktop. Pentium 4 w/HT, 1gb RAM.
I get alot of lag when downloading even 2 bit torrents at once... like ALOT! I would like to be able to download 3 or 4 at the same time and be able to multitask and use other programs on my computer without the lag. I know its not my internet connection, speedtest.net says Im at 30mb per second.
If I get a computer with a Intel