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Confused about processer type and speed

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Frostycam Tue 05-May-15 10:14:59

I'm looking to buy a device I can use at home with a program I use in work which is processor-heavy.

I've been told the minimum processor spec is Intel Pentium i3, (or i5 or i7), but also that it needs a minimum of 2.2 gHZ.

However, devices I like the look of which have the Intel Pentium spec stat that the gHZ are less that 2.2 - there's an i7 which is 2 gHZ.

I'm confused - would the i7 2 gHZ be up to the job? My tech knowledge doesn't extend to understanding how processors do their stuff.

Thanks in advance.

ChocolateTeacup Tue 05-May-15 12:31:09

Can you share the program?

Also are you after a new motherboard to upgrade a desktop PC, or are you looking at a laptop?

ChocolateTeacup Tue 05-May-15 12:33:01

Also what are you willing to budget

ChocolateTeacup Tue 05-May-15 12:37:56

Also if you don't want to give the name of the program, can you tell us what the program does - Video Editing/3d Rendering etc

Frostycam Tue 05-May-15 20:31:26

Sorry for the delay in replying - it's voice recognition software.

Frostycam Tue 05-May-15 20:32:15

... Which alone will cost c. £200. I was thinking £500 ish for the laptop.

Thank you.

cdtaylornats Tue 05-May-15 23:20:58

For that sort of price you can get an HP Pavilion with an i5 processor - the i5-4288u has 2 cores and a base frequency of 2.6 GHz.

Frostycam Wed 06-May-15 08:16:02

Thanks - I'm going off to PC World this morning, will take a look.

I also like the Asus transformer book flip TP300LA which seems to meet the spec.

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