Which Intel processor should I choose?

Published on 29 november 2019

Every laptop has a processor. It is the heart of your notebook and plays a very important role in most of the things you do on your laptop. The vast majority of our laptops have a processor from Intel, the largest processor manufacturer in the world. On this page we help you choose the right Intel processor.


I want to use the internet and email

For basic tasks such as browsing the internet, emailing and word processing, an Intel Atom, Celeron or Pentium processor is sufficient. A Core m3 processor is more energy efficient and does not require a fan, making your laptop completely silent. If you like to work with different programs at the same time, an Intel Core i3 processor is recommended.

Recommended processor: Intel Atom, Celeron, Pentium, Core m3 or Core i3


I want to study

Do you use your laptop to type reports, make presentations and occasionally simply edit a photo? Then choose a laptop with at least a Core m3 or Core i3 processor. This way you can effortlessly have 30 tabs open in your browser while writing an essay and streaming music.

Recommended processor: Intel Core m3 or i3


I want to edit videos

Editing videos requires a lot of your processor. A lot of computing power is required, especially for rendering or editing material in high resolution. An Intel Core i7 processor is powerful enough to work with programs such as Adobe Premiere Pro. We also recommend 8 GB of RAM and a midrange video card.

Recommended processor: Intel Core i7


I want to play games

When we talk about 'playing games' we don't mean Angry Birds, online poker or any other 'simple' game. But if you want to play the more recent, more demanding games, you need at least an Intel Core i5 or i7 processor. You also need at least a midrange video card.

Recommended processor: Intel Core i5 or i7