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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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Post Thu Dec 13, 2018 7:36 am

Re: Discontinue pentium?

I feel Intel wants to earn more money since the Intel i3 has a lot of buyers, so selling the i3 for a low price can make the i3 earn less money. It may also cause fewer people to buy a Pentium and Celeron.
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Post Sun Dec 16, 2018 9:48 am

Re: Discontinue pentium?

could be true, but less is more as they say.
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Post Sun Dec 16, 2018 10:02 am

Re: Discontinue pentium?

I feel Intel may earn more money on selling cheap Celeron and Pentium CPUs than cheap i3 if the i3 ever become cheaper. The Celeron and Pentium maybe cheaper to make, and earn more money in profits. Both the Pentium and Celeron are older.
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