Summary: This chip is fast enough for all of your basic tasks and the price is right. I would spring for an i5 part if your budget allows it but for basic web surfing and office tasks this will do everything you need.
Summary: Not a bad processor, I just like the other brand better.
Pros: Actually wroth the money when on sale. Plenty adequate for general use. Gives relatively strong bench results. The hyper-threading works. If you work the processor with certain applications, task manager shows all four cores working. Runs cool- like 35C general use.
Cons: Pitiful graphics. For the money, the competition is superior in every category. 4 real cores in an A*U easily out performs this ghost core CPU in hybrid-real world tests. Like starting prime95, scanning with antivirus, while opening multiple programs. It starts to get twichy, but the comparably p...
Summary: Bought this to run a Linux based desktop which is forgiving to even the oldest of hardware, which this is not. Struggled with WoT under Playonlinix as well as KSP with Steam. Severely curtailed the ability of the dedicated GPU GTX 650 Ti.