Help Me Choose: Processor

PCs powered by an all new Intel® Core™ vPro™ 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.

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

5th Gen Intel® Processor:
Premium performance, powerful possibilities.
  • Enjoy exceptionally smooth, seamless video chats
  • Amazing battery life that keeps you productive on the go. Only with Intel® Inside®

Best for Business: 4th Gen Intel® Core™ with vPro™
  • 4th gen Intel® Core™ vPro™ processors provide the foundation for an agile, productive enterprise across the entire business client computing continuum—tablet, netbook, laptop, Ultrabook device, desktop, and workstation
  • Key vPro™ features: Manageability, Security and Automation
  • Get in front of the user’s PC to diagnose and repair without leaving your chair—even with an inoperable OS
  • Cut administration time and cost through fast, automated PC configuration using the latest version of Intel® Setup and Configuration Software. Let employees get back to work instantly and keep them productive while repairing their PCs
  • Improved power management—save power with remotely configured, automated power-up/down – Easily re-direct, reboot, and re-image PCs from anywhere. Quickly locate assets across the campus, like conference rooms, printers, or lost notebook PCs with Intel® vPro™ Technology Embedded, Hardware-Assisted Security
  • Threat Mitigation: Securely boot up business clients from a hardware root of trust with Intel® Platform Protection Technology with Boot Guard. Help prevent malware from digging in below the OS using Intel® OS Guard7
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.