Lina, Working Mom1
"Everyone shares the computer at home, so it has to be able to do everything we want. My husband and I use it for planning budgets and checking email, while our son uses it for just about everything else, like editing videos and playing games."
With a career, a husband and a teenage son, Lina knows how to get things done. To stay ahead, she plans out her daily tasks on her home PC, making sure all the demands of work and family are met. Smart and practical, she sees the computer as an invaluable tool in organising her life, as well as a great investment for her family.
Because of the variety of tasks her family demands from the PC, Lina chose the visually smart performance of the 3rd generation Intel® Core™ processor. Its adaptive speed performs multiple tasks quickly and efficiently, ready to meet every need.
When it comes to family fun, Lina’s PC fits right in. Built-in visual features like Intel® Quick Sync Video edits and uploads family photos and HD videos in a flash, while Intel® Insider™ lets her buy or rent the latest HD movies online.
3rd generation Intel® Core™ i5 processor
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Should I get a desktop or notebook?
Do you plan to use your PC at your desk or would you want to take it with you? Desktop computers are solid, reliable workhorses, offering high performance and great value with a lot of multimedia-rich options you can buy as add-ons later. If you need to stay connected as you move from place to place, then a notebook is the right choice for you.
Today’s notebooks feature powerful processors and longer battery life, and don’t take up much space in your bag or kitchen counter. For even greater portability and convenience, the new Ultrabook™ class of devices combines the best features of a notebook with the responsiveness of a tablet. Powered by a 3rd gen Intel® Core™ processor, they also offer the performance of a full-sized notebook at a size less than 1" thick.
Different processors for different needs
Your processor affects how quickly you can do things, with heavier workloads needing more speed. Playing games or watching HD videos would require more processing power than basic tasks like writing documents or working on spreadsheets. Think about your needs, and plan to get a processor with enough performance for even the busiest days.
Lina’s family needed to do a lot of different things and wanted a PC that could do it all. A desktop PC with a 3rd generation Intel® Core™ i5 processor was a smart choice – with speed that adapts to perform multiple tasks easily and built-in visual features to make watching, editing and uploading photos and HD videos a breeze.