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The Importance of the Processor in a Laptop

Updated on September 7, 2009

Laptops are used daily by millions of people to provide basic computational services, like email, web browsing, text processing, and other office applications. These are the most common uses of laptops by its owners, but it is just the surface of what can be done with a good laptop.

In reality, each day a lot of time is spent with related activities, such as playing music, video, and games. Our notebook machines are not only a great platform for work, but also a means for entertainment that has many people using their computers a long time each day.

If you want to get the best from your laptop, you need to understand the importance of having a great processor at its core. The processor is the part of the laptop that provides the greatest services, since it supports all computational operations provided by your machine. This is the reason why you need to understand at least the basics of what processors are the best.

How to Choose a Laptop With a Good Processor

Like everything else on the computing industry, laptops come in great varieties. They are mostly classified into its speed and the number of processors in each chip.

The speed of a processor is defined by the number of operations it can performed by second. This number ranges from 1 to 3 GHz, which means that they can process billions of operations per second. A processor with higher clock speed can process even more information, which makes the processor such a central piece of your laptop.

While choosing a new laptop, you should pay attention to the speed of the processor, because it can improve your experience with the computer. If you buy a cheap notebook that has very little processing power, you will probably have to wait longer than necessary for your applications to work.

The second feature that is of high importance, and it is become each time more important, is the number of processors (cores) in each chip. Current chips are able to store multiple processing cores, which means that your computer can easily perform several tasks at the same time. Multiple cores are being created these days because it is a smarter way to use the available silicon on processors. This will allow computers to have more and more applications running simultaneously.

Currently, many processors are sold with at least two cores in each processor. You should avoid buying laptops with single core processors, because they are less capable than multi-core processors. From now on, the number of cores in each processor is supposed to increase. A few laptops come with four cores (quad-cores). More will come shortly, as processor technology continues to improve fast.

Conclusion

Processors are an important part of a laptop. Finding one that gives the required amount of power to perform all the applications you need is essential. If you don’t buy a notebook with a good processor, you may be a victim of performance issues that are difficult to solve. Remember that buying a laptop means that you will have to work with it for a long time, usually a few years. Buying a good laptop guarantees that you will be able to work without regretting your buying decision.

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      bohol 

      7 years ago

      I'm looking for a more technical description of the differences of Intel and AMD. Hope you could update your article.

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      Valerie 

      7 years ago

      Good explanation. WOndering if the criteria of a good laptop is just the warranty and the processor. Anyway, thank you.

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      meet 

      8 years ago

      good but not happy with only this information

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