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How to get great PC performance without breaking the bank

Looking for great PC performance at an amazing value? Then you may want to consider a device powered by an Intel® Pentium® processor. Among Intel’s most popular microprocessors since they were launched, these processors are still very much in use today.

With the introduction of more heavy-duty Intel® Core™ processors, the Intel® Pentium® series continues to provide impressive performance as Intel’s mid-range processors. They may be seen by some as a more basic offering but with Intel, basic doesn’t mean cutting corners.

They’re great for students, entrepreneurs, and anyone looking for trusted Intel performance1 at great value – especially those who want to get more done instead of waiting. In particular, here are the reasons why you should get a new PC with an Intel® Pentium® processor:

Up to 46% faster* for more work and fun2,3

Still sacrificing PC performance because of your budget? With a device powered by an Intel® Pentium® processor, you don’t have to. Proven to be up to 46% faster at running apps such as Microsoft Office* and Adobe Photoshop*, you can now spend less time waiting and get more stuff done whether it’s for school or your own business.

With up to 1.5x better performance, Intel® Pentium® processors aren’t just great for work2,4; you can also play mainstream games like The Sims too!

Excellent processing power with Intel® Hyper-Threading Technology

As you may have heard, there are Intel® Pentium® processors that are quad-core, giving you the processing power you may get with other high-end processors. Even if you’re opting for an Intel® Pentium® processor with dual cores, you won’t be trading processing power for value.

Yes, quad-core processors may sound more impressive than dual-core ones, but at Intel, the dual cores in Intel® Pentium® processors are based on the same manufacturing technology as the higher-end Intel® Core™ processors – so you can be assured of excellent processing power even with dual cores.

Several Intel® Pentium® processors now support Intel® Hyper-Threading Technology, allowing the processors’ dual cores to act like quad cores with the processing power of 2 cores and 2 virtual cores. This means you can use your home computer for everything you need to do, including editing videos, 3D-rendering or creating music and illustrations from scratch!

Up to 2+ hours’ longer battery life2,4,5

Got your eye on a lightweight portable device? Feel free to host movie marathons with friends or run entire presentations pitching to potential customers on your PC powered by an Intel® Pentium® processor. With up to 2+ hours longer battery life on current Intel® Pentium®-powered devices, your affordable PC is as mobile as it is reliable.

Stunning inside, even more amazing outside

Many of the latest PCs powered by Intel® Pentium® processors come with Intel® HD Graphics so you and your audience are in for a brilliant visual treat and an enjoyable on-the-go experience. As Intel® Pentium® processors power many popular 2 in 1s that are sleek and light, your PCs will look good too – complete with touchscreens, touch gesture and various special features.

Getting a PC powered by an Intel® Pentium® processor gives you great value for money. Plus, you get trusted Intel performance in the latest devices. Check out some of our devices powered by Intel® Pentium® processors now.

1. Intel technologies may require enabled hardware, specific software, or services activation. Performance varies depending on system configuration. No computer system can be absolutely secure. Check with your system manufacturer or retailer or learn more at www.intel.com

2. Software and workloads used in performance tests may have been optimized for performance only on Intel microprocessors. Performance tests, such as SYSmark and MobileMark, are measured using specific computer systems, components, software, operations and functions. Any change to any of those factors may cause the results to vary. You should consult other information and performance tests to assist you in fully evaluating your contemplated purchases, including the performance of that product when combined with other products. For more information, go to www.intel.com/performance

3. Comparing PCs with Intel® Pentium® 3805U Processor vs. AMD* A8-7410 Processor. Intel® Pentium® Processor 3805U, 2T/2C, 1.9 GHz, 3MB L3 Cache on HP Pavilion* 350 2x256KB/2MB,  Micron* 4GB (1x4GB) DDR3-1600  (PC3-12800) 800, Seagate* 500GB HDD, Intel® HD Graphics @ (10.18.14.4170) (BIOS: Insyde* v.F.11, 10.0.22), Windows* 8.1; AMD* A8-7410, 4T/4C, 2.2 GHz up to 2.5 GHz, 2MB L2 cache on HP* 15-af030nr, HP* 80CBSK Hynix* 6GB (1x4GB + 1x2GB) DDR3 1600 (PC3-12800) 800, Toshiba* 750GB HDD, AMD Radeon Radeon 5 Graphics @ (v.14.502.1013.0) (BIOS: Insyde* F.02, N/A), Windows* 8.1

4. Compared to a 4-year-old PC (Intel® Pentium® Processor B940 vs. Intel® Pentium® Processor 3805U. Intel® Pentium® Processor 3805U (1.9 GHz, 2T2C, 2MB L3) measured on: Dell* Inspiron* 17 (5000 Series), Memory: Hynix* 4GB HMT451S6BFR8A-PB DDR3-1600, HDD: WDC* 500GB WD5000LPVX-75V0TT0, OS: Windows* 8.1 Build 9600, Screen Size: 17”, Resolution: 1600x1900, Battery: 41WHr Battery; Intel® Pentium® Processor B940 (2.0 GHz, 2T2C, 2MB L3) measured on Lenovo* G570, Memory: Ramaxel* 4GB, HDD: WDC* 500GB WD5000BPVT-75HXZT1, OS: Windows* 7, Screen Size: 15.5”, Resolution: 1366x768, Battery: 47WHr. Battery life may vary depending on hardware, software, operating conditions and system configurations. Please contact the respective device manufacturer for more information on battery life.

5. Battery Life Rundown (in minute) - Tears of Steel, 1080p, 23.976fps, H264, 3000kbps, rev1.mp4 >/=150nit, DPST=ON, no dimming, balanced.