Laptop processors that you should not buy

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Laptop Processors are one of the important things to look at when buying a new laptop in the following article we're going to discuss a bit about some of the worst processors that you shouldn't buy.

We are all attracted to the prices of many laptops we see for less or about two hundred euros. Models that have even very fashionable aspects or formats such as convertibles, tablets with removable keyboards and equipped with the most modern versions of Windows.

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Normally, unless our needs are really basic, these machines end up being a disappointment and a bad investment. Normally the key to this disappointment usually comes from a single element, because of the rest, more accessible to these manufacturers, are usually from a certain entity. This key piece is undoubtedly the processor or CPU and here we will give you some keys on how to choose the right ones, ordered from best to worst.

Intel has lately such a complex range that one does not know if it is because they have oversized their ranges or precisely seek to confuse the customer and not everything Intel puts is an Intel Core, nor does it seem like it.

Almost all of these cheap computers have some of Intel's weakest ranges. They are economical and low consumption processors ideal for this type of machine that also integrate all the necessary elements as an SOC. That reduces costs and makes integration easier. These processors have made little progress with each generation and have usually done so in their video playback capacity, forgetting about the rest of the tasks.

Atom Laptop processors

Within these ranges I would flee completely from these models: Atom X5, X3 and Z series. These processors, which are still seen a lot in this type of machine, have four real cores, but they are processors with a simple architecture that does not allow them No agility beyond the video playback capabilities of its integrated cards.

They seem to behave well in Windows, but any more demanding application makes them suffer and suffer the owner with a very frustrating experience. Processors such as The X5-Z8500, X7-Z8700, Z7-8750, X5-Z8350. All these processors will make us hate our decision because they are also accompanied by other elements that spoil more if possible their capabilities.

Celeron Laptop processors

Another dangerous range is the Celeron laptop processors, but not all of them are a bad option, so if we know how to differentiate them we can have an economical machine and with a much more achieved functional result. Whatever your generation we can find, even more in these economic laptops close to 200 Euros, with unpleasant surprises.

The Braswell range is still widespread in very economical laptops being the Celeron N3060 (also I put here the N3050, although this is barely integrated today) one of the most widespread and almost worse in results than the current Atom range. This laptop processor has only two cores and any use of more extended multitasking, which is something we all do by opening more than 4 tabs of our favorite browser, will choke you to death. It is surely the least recommended processor of all that we will highlight today. Run away from him like the plague no matter how cheap and attractive the set where you've seen it mounted and also watch with the Celeron N3350 It has the same configuration, with Apollo Lake architecture, and it enjoys the same poor two-core configuration with low frequencies.

Even within the Celeron, we can find models that can be saved from burning. The Celeron N3150 and N3160 have four cores and closely resemble their Pentium brothers with turbo modes above 2GHz. These two extra cores work wonders and maintain consumption in 6w so it can be mounted on the same machines. These, if our objectives of use are basic, could be acceptable, but do not expect wonders from them.

Pentium laptop processors

The Pentium range largely shares the architectures of the Celeron models, but they are all 4-core and therefore share the benefits of the models we have mentioned after the odious N3060. They have 6w of consumption, good frequencies, four cores and a fairly capable graphic playing high and very high definition video.

I especially highlight the Pentium N4200 laptop processors, from the Apollo Lake architecture, which in my experiences with it has proven to me to be a processor to rely on, within its limitations. The pity is that it is usually accompanied by economic components, which also have to deal with this type of notebook. The N3700, N3710 and the new Pentium Silver N5000 of the new Gemini Lake architecture that offers higher frequencies and a graphic capable of moving Ultra-HD 4k video without disheveled are also good options.

Core M and the “fake” Core i5 and Core i7 ultra-low voltage.

From here we enter very decent ranges, with a very careful performance and close to the Core, but sometimes with prices higher than standard processors because they are mounted on normally very light machines and with passive cooling. Even so, I wanted to add them because they look at machines with a lot of media attention and that personally I think it's good for people to know that they buy.

The new GPD Win 2, which costs $ 600, has a Core M3-7Y30 as a processor. A very decent processor, with good behavior but that has no chance of moving games with the qualities we are used to in the PC world.

These very low power processors have configurations of 2 cores and 4 process threads with low frequencies, but with all the benefits of the Core processors of their corresponding generation.

We have all seen lately models of new machines such as the new GPD Win 2 or the EVE V that have received so much media attention. These two machines promise these processors something that they cannot meet with the quality or that confuse the customer with yields that surely Intel also helps to cover up with confusing nomenclatures.

In the case of the new GPD Win 2, the mounted processor is a Core m3-7Y30. This is a great processor, great for very diverse tasks, but it is not a processor that has a graph to play and this machine is sold as such. We will end up tired of suffering their deficiencies at a graphic level a few weeks before. If we see it as a very portable PC that we can carry in our pocket, then it is a great purchase, but not to play except the emulators that we can also run on much cheaper things.

But perhaps the most painful example is the EVE V that claims to offer cheaper prices than the Microsoft Surface Pro, which is not that difficult, with similar performance thanks to its Core i5 and Core i7 processors (Core i5-7Y54 and Core i7-7Y75) . These processors would previously be within the Core M ranges, but Intel in the Skylake generation named them in a different way to confuse their customers and has given wings to this, for me, I clearly cheat.

This is our article for today which has covered the topic of laptop processors, I hope you enjoyed guys.

Have a great day (:

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