Help Me Choose: Processor

The processor or CPU processes the critical information and instructions that make your computer perform. Think of it as the system’s brains, enabling it to run the applications and other operations.

The speed at which your system runs programs, loads images and downloads files depends in part on the processor. Bandwidth, clock speed and the number of cores in the processor all help determine processor performance. As a general rule, a higher number indicates higher performance.

Upgrading a processor after you purchase your computer can be costly and difficult. Because of this, Dell recommends that you choose a processor with enough performance to meet your needs well into the future.

Depending on the processor you choose, you can get more multitasking capacity, extra speed on demand, and breakthrough performance on digital media consumption and creation. For example, with an Intel® Core™ i5 processor, you have the ability to download and edit high-definition (HD) videos, convert media for use on social networks and portable devices, run multiple applications simultaneously with virus protection in the background, and triumph in mainstream and high-end games.
Which processor is best for me?

When it comes to choosing a processor, keep in mind that a higher number generally indicates better performance.

The Dell Tablet Pro 11 is available with the Intel Baytrail Atom Quad Core processor delivering the perfect balance between productivity performance and extended battery life.

The Dell Tablet Pro 11i has a choice of processors :

Available in three performance levels, Intel Pentium Dual core ,Intel® Core i3  and Intel® Core i5 processors. These processors are designed to deliver faster, smarter performance. Depending on the number of cores within each processor, you can get more multitasking capability, extra speed or advanced media capability. 
Core™ i5
Thanks to new processor technology that adapts to meet your needs and enables you to multitask faster; Core i5 processors have all the capabilities of Core i3, plus they deliver serious PC performance, especially when it comes to creating digital videos, music and photos. With four-way multitask processing, you really can turn your tablet into a fully functioning productive laptop or desktop replacement.  
Core™ i3
Core i3 processors are perfect for everyday applications and are a huge step up from Pentium® processors. Featuring two cores, four-way multitask processing and new graphics capabilities, you can be sure that you will have the performance you need to get your everyday tasks done faster and enjoy a great visual experience.
Intel® Pentium® dual core processor
Dual core performance ideal for multitasking and everyday computing.