Help Me Choose: Processor

PCs powered by an all new Intel® Core™ processor help businesses cut costs and increase efficiency by taking advantage of intelligent performance and unique hardware-assisted security and manageability features.

What is the difference among Intel® Core™ i3, Intel® Core™ i5 and Intel® Core™ i7 processor?
The Intel® Core™ processor family contains Intel's most feature rich, highest-performance processors for business and consumers. There are three levels of Intel® Core™ processors represented by i3, i5 and i7. The difference between these levels is features (or amount of a particular feature such as amount of cache) present in the processor. The Intel® Core™ i7 processor is the most feature rich, the Intel® Core™ i3 processor the least.

8th Gen Intel® Core™ Processor:
Introducing Intel’s new 8th Generation Intel® Core™ processor, designed to help you and your computer keep pace with the digital world. A new computer with an 8th Gen Intel® Core™ processor delivers a big jump in performance compared to the previous generation, allowing you to get things done fast and easy.

Instant gratification: Enjoy fast, easy, enjoyable completion of tasks
  • Browse fast
  • Move swiftly between countless programs and windows; multi-task easily
  • Be ready with the processing power needed to run the latest apps
  • Rapidly sync content across devices

Easier to use:

  • Touch screen: launch a program or swipe through a document quickly. Get control at your fingertips.
  • Up to 10 hours of battery life. Enjoy up to a whole work day2 of freedom from a clunky power cord and outlet.

Security Made Simple
The 8th Generation Intel® Core™ processor has built-in security that adds a layer of protection to make password logins, browsing, and online payments safe and simple. Don’t gamble on old computers with your data, reduce worry with automatic protection.

  • With an 8th Gen Intel® Core™ processor in a new computer has precise facial, voice, and fingerprint recognition. You can log on with just a look, your voice, or your finger print – it’s rock-solid security, hassle-free, and saves time.
  • Lower the risk of identity and credit card theft with fingerprint recognition
  • Quick, secure checkout with a swipe of a finger makes online shopping a cinch.
  • Strong security against identity theft and fraud
    • An automatic second layer of protection built in to your new computer’s hardware gives you peace of mind to help keep your information safe without slowing you down.
  • Store passwords, personal information, and auto-fill information with one master password that is protected by security1 built in to the computer.
    • Simple and carefree browsing without the hassle of remembering passwords

7th Gen Intel® Core™ Processor:

Delivering real-life productivity, creativity, and big-screen entertainment like never before.
  • Ultra-HD content
  • 360-degree video
  • Virtual Reality (VR)
  • More power and battery life

6th Gen Intel® Core™ Processor:
Built to outperform.
  • Blazing fast startups
  • Natural interaction through touch, voice and facial recognition
  • Amazing responsiveness lets you rocket between apps and browsing
If you want...Choose...
Smart, hardware-assisted security and manageability features with the intelligent performance of Intel® Turbo Boost technology helps businesses increase efficiency and lower costs.Intel® Core™ i7  processor
Smart security and cost-saving manageability combined with the intelligent performance of Intel® Turbo Boost technology helps businesses increase efficiency.Intel® Core™ i5  processor
Mix of value and performance with Enhanced Intel® SpeedStep® technology enabling performance while also meeting the power-conservation needs of mobile systems.Intel® Core™ i3 processor
Enjoy impressive PC performance that lets you communicate with friends and family, enjoy entertainment, and get your work done. Get the Intel® level performance you’ve come to expect and quality you can count on with an Intel® Celeron® processor.  Intel® Celeron® processor 
How to Select the Right Intel® Laptop Processor

Best for:Recommended Intel® ProcessorsCapabilitiesIntel® vPro Technology*Intel® Turbo Boost 2.0Multitask ProcessingBuilt-in Visuals
Performance, IT Intelligence

Intel i7 vpro

Intel i5 vpro

Activation required*

See what your users see. Remotely repair and secure PCs with hardware-based KVM Remote Control, even if the PCs are asleep, hibernating, powered down, or the OS is inoperable, wired and wireless, in or outside the corporate firewall.*
  • Remotely isolate and repair infected PCs from the network*

All the performance of 3rd Generation Intel® Core™ i5 and Intel® Core™ i7 processors.


Intel i7

Intel i5

Smart 4-way or 8-way multitask processing enables users to move between business applications quickly and seamlessly.* Up to 2x faster multitasking.* Run typical business applications up to 60 percent faster on an Intel® Core™ i5 processor vs. a 3-year-old PC.
  • Intel® Turbo Boost technology 2.0 automatically speeds up the processor when the workload requires extra performance*
  • The Intel® Core™ i5 processor encrypts data up to 4x faster*

Intel i3

  • 4-way multitask processing allows each processor to work on four tasks at the same time*
  • Performance to run anti-virus/spam, spyware and data backup in the background

Intel celeron

  • Proven reliability
  • Great value for entry-level computing
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* Intel® vPro technology features and benefits require specific computer configuration and set up by purchaser.