WHAT’S THE MEANING
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?
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.