What are the best processors for laptops?

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    #1Intel 7th Gen Intel Core Desktop Processor i7-7700K

    Intel 7th Gen Intel Core Desktop Processor i7-7700K

    The Intel 7th Gen Intel Core Desktop Processor i7-7700K features socket LGA 1151, Intel 200/1001 series chipset, Intel HD Graphics 630, Intel Turbo Boost technology 2.0 and Intel Hyper-Threading Technology.


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    Martha Scott
    Written on February 8, 2018
    "This processor runs pretty fast. It's great for running games on it. It does run hot though so keep an eye out for that."
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    #2Intel Core i9-8950HK

    Intel Core i9-8950HK

    The Intel Core i9-8950HK is a processor for laptops with 6 cores and 12 threads with a base clock of 2.90 GHz and can turbo up to 4.80 GHz. It supports up to 64 GB of memory with a TDP of 45W.


    Charles Wood
    Written on May 9, 2019
    "If you want the best processor for your laptop, this should be at the top of your list. This is Intel's latest and greatest mobile processor that can rival some desktop equivalents. It's going to be pricey and you'll sacrifice battery life for better performance."
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    #3Intel Core i7-8550U

    Intel Core i7-8550U

    The Intel Core i7-8550U is the company's most powerful mobile processor next to the Core i9 Series with 4 cores and 8 threads clocked at 1.80 GHz. It also comes in at a lower 10W TDP, which results in much better battery life.


    Edison Fan
    Written on May 9, 2019
    "This is the next best choice if an i9 is out of the question or budget. You will still get all the perks that the latest processors for laptops have to offer but at a markedly lower price and slightly slower performance."


The microprocessor - also known as a central processing unit (CPU) - is considered to be the heart of any personal computer, laptop or server. The CPU executes three basic tasks. First, it uses Arithmetic or Logic unit to perform mathematical operations that are as simple as addition, subtraction, multiplication and division. Modern microprocessors have floating point processors that execute complex but sophisticated operations on large floating point numbers. Second, it can move data from one memory bank to another. Lastly, it can make decisions and assume a new set of instructions based on its decisions.


Did you know that you can never change a processor for laptops? It may be important for you to think hard about what you will use your laptop before you purchase the latest and hottest laptop on the market. Whether you are using your laptop for small tasks or big tasks, it may help to know that your CPU can handle it. Beginning with the Core i3 or the entry-level Core CPU. It is most often included in budget laptops as it can handle web browsing and emailing. A step up from the Core i3 is the Core i5. It can handle more CPU-intensive tasks such as entry-level games and storing multimedia files. Lastly is the Core i9. It is most often seen in both high-end and gaming laptops. It can handle pretty much anything from editing photos, mixing music to playing games. In addition, laptops processors or chips will have a code with a letter in the end. Laptop chips with the letters ‘H’, ‘HQ’ or ‘HK’ at the end are considered the highest-performance CPUs. These are for processing-intensive activities such as photo and video production and large data-crunching. Those with the letter ‘U’ and ‘Y’ balance its performance with power consumption in order to preserve battery life.

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    #4Intel Core i5-8250U

    Intel Core i5-8250U

    The Core i5-8250U is Intel's mid-range offering in the mobile processor market for laptops offering a good balance of price, performance, and battery life. It clocks in at 1.60GHz base frequencies and up to 3.40GHz boost.


    Harry Ramos
    Written on May 9, 2019
    "This is a nice middle ground and will be the best intel processor for most people's needs. This is the more affordable choice that still balances good performance as well as better longevity compared to other higher-end models."
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    #5Intel Core i9-7900X Processor

    Intel Core i9-7900X Processor

    The Boxed Intel Core i9-7900X Processor Extreme Edition(13.75M Cache, up to 4.30 GHz) FC-LGA14B SKYLAKE X features socket LGA 2066, 10 cores, Intel Turbo boosts mac technology 3.0 and Intel Optane memory ready. 


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    Ridhi Sharma
    Written on February 4, 2018
    "The Intel Core i9-7900X Processor is the best processors for laptops available at a decent price. I decided to buy two of these since they won't likely last long at this rate."
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    #6Intel Core i7 6700K

    Intel Core i7 6700K

    The Intel i7-6700k is a powerful processor that lets your computer go faster and be more productive. Among other things, this small chip allows you to have a display resolution up to 4096x2304.


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    Saúl Castro
    Written on January 27, 2018
    "This laptop can meet all of your needs. With the i7-6700k processor it makes your computer fast and effective."
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    #7Intel Core i5-7600K LGA 1151 Desktop Processors

    Intel Core i5-7600K LGA 1151 Desktop Processors

    The Intel Core i5-7600K LGA 1151 Desktop Processors features the socket LGA 1151, Intel 200/1001 series chipset compatibility, Intel HD Graphics 630, Intel Turbo Boost 2.0.


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    Janet Harper
    Written on January 30, 2018
    "This is a great processor, especially if you use your laptop for gaming a lot like I do. It was easy to install, and all of my new games are running great. Highly recommend this processor."
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    #8AMD FX-9590 Black Edition

    AMD FX-9590 Black Edition
    The AMD FX-9590 Black Edition is a 4.7 GHz Vishera 8-core processor that features 8Mb caché and 220W for liquid cooling. This processor is to be used on desktop computers.

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    Janet Wagner
    Written on February 6, 2018
    "An outdated CPU at this point. When it came out it provided some of the best value for the money, even if the CPU itself tended to overheat. Still, with the performance it had it could compete with Intel CPU's costing several hundred dollars more. If the new generation of CPUs hadn't come out, I would still recommend it. But these days one can do much better."
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    #9AMD FX-8320 FX-Series 8-Core Black Edition Processor

    AMD FX-8320 FX-Series 8-Core Black Edition Processor

    The AMD FX-8320 is an 8-Core processor featuring  8 cores and 8 threads, 3.5/4GHz base, and overdrive processing speed. It is compatible with AM3+ socket type motherboards and has a TDP of 125W.


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    Louis Bryant
    Written on February 4, 2018
    "I prefer Pentium processors though AMD processors are nice due to the built in graphic card. Sometimes gamers prefer AMD. This is a good processor with solid specs which would be more than adequate for most people."
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    #10AMD Ryzen 3 1300X Desktop Processor

    AMD Ryzen 3 1300X Desktop Processor
    Thanks to its quad-core architecture, this processor is perfect for gaming and computing. It also features the wraith stealth cooler, for a great thermal distribution to prevent overheating. 


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    Keith Henderson
    Written on February 2, 2018
    "This Ryzen 3 processor has impressed the heck out of me. It is somewhat power efficient so I can use my laptop for much longer than expected."


Best What are the best processors for laptops
1Intel 7th Gen Intel Core Desktop Processor i7-7700KElectronics 3 Paid
2Intel Core i9-8950HKElectronics 0 Paid
3Intel Core i7-8550UElectronics 0 Paid
4Intel Core i5-8250UElectronics 0 Paid
5Intel Core i9-7900X ProcessorElectronics 0 Paid
6Intel Core i7 6700KElectronics 0 Paid
7Intel Core i5-7600K LGA 1151 Desktop ProcessorsElectronics 0 Paid
8AMD FX-9590 Black EditionElectronics 0 Paid
9AMD FX-8320 FX-Series 8-Core Black Edition ProcessorElectronics 0 Paid
10AMD Ryzen 3 1300X Desktop Processor Electronics -1 Paid

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