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Skeithex

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Post Sun Dec 09, 2018 9:25 am

Discontinue pentium?

Do you ever think that pentium processors will be discontinued?
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Post Sun Dec 09, 2018 9:40 am

Re: Discontinue pentium?

I feel the Pentium brand name is still useful for average computer users who want a CPU which is faster than an Intel Celeron, but don't want to spend more money for an Intel i3 which usually cost more than a Pentium.
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Post Mon Dec 10, 2018 7:02 am

Re: Discontinue pentium?

usually the i3 doesn't cost more, no more than $100 which is worth the money.
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Post Mon Dec 10, 2018 8:40 am

Re: Discontinue pentium?

I agree the i3 is worth the extra money. The AMD Ryzen 3 CPU maybe worth it as well since AMD has better onboard video.

If you mainly use your computer for basic tasks like Power Point slideshows, a Pentium maybe good enough for basic tasks, and you save some money.
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Post Tue Dec 11, 2018 6:26 am

Re: Discontinue pentium?

Pentium can't run nothing but browsers, helped one person with a two year old Pentium and could barely run windows media player.
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Post Wed Dec 12, 2018 3:51 am

Re: Discontinue pentium?

I feel some newer browsers like Chrome and Microsoft Edge may have slowdown problems if Pentium can barely run Windows Media Player. I prefer third-party video players like Windows Media Player Classic and VLC Player.
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Post Wed Dec 12, 2018 6:25 am

Re: Discontinue pentium?

Since the i9 is coming out, I see no reason why i3 can't be priced like a Pentium is.
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