Intel 6th Gen

Intel i5 vs i7: What are the differences?

Intel's line of processors – including Intel's 6th Generation Intel® Core™ Processor, the Skylake processor series – offer a wide range of capabilities at a number of different price points. In fact, the Skylake Core microarchitecture contains no less than 48 different individual processors. Among the most powerful of Intel's processors are those found in the i5 and i7 lines. Knowing the differences between the two key core lineups can help you better understand their strengths and weaknesses, and enable you to decide on a processor that is right for your needs.

Why consider Intel® Core™ i5?

In general, Intel® Core™ i5 processors will be less expensive than Core™ i7 processors. If your primary concerns are budget, or you do not require the most advanced processor on the market for your daily computing needs, then you may want to consider an Intel® Core™ i5-equipped device over one with a Core™ i7 processor. Desktop and laptop computers with Intel® i5 processors are still extremely capable devices, and for many people, will be more than sufficient. If you primarily use your home computer or laptop for Internet browsing and light application work, consider an Intel® Core™ i5.

Why consider Intel® Core™ i7?

The Intel® Core™ i7 processors are their most advanced chipsets, and offer greater capability than the Core™ i5 CPUs do. With much faster CPU performance, this makes them better suited for multitasking, multimedia consumption, high-end gaming, heavy application work like Adobe's Creative Suite, and scientific work. If you currently find your desktop or laptop computer to be too slow when running these types of applications, than a Core™ i7 processor is aimed at your needs.

How can you tell which processor a Lenovo product has?

Lenovo offers both Intel® i5 and Intel® i7 processors in its desktop and laptop computers, as no two individuals are looking for exactly the same device. By offering various processors, Lenovo can meet the needs of a diverse group of people. To determine which processor is in a Lenovo product, simply go to the Technical Specifications section on any product page. You can also filter by processor type to narrow your search. This will aid you in finding the product that meets your preferences.

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