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stf92 11-05-2012 09:37 AM

What is an entry level desktop PC?

The review of an Intel processor ends so:

Legit Bottom Line: The Intel Pentium G620 is a dual-core processor with a stripped down 32nm 'Sandy Bridge' processor that is aimed at entry level desktop PCs.
What is an entry level desktop PC? A destop PC intended for data entry?

malekmustaq 11-05-2012 10:04 AM


Originally Posted by stf92 (Post 4822626)

The review of an Intel processor ends so:

What is an entry level desktop PC? A destop PC intended for data entry?

The Intel answer to that question clears the road toward more confusion :) here they say:


Entry Level Desktop PC What is an Entry Level Desktop PC?
An entry level desktop PC is a versatile, space-saving, and practical desktop device for basic computing and Internet access in more rooms of the house:
  • Internet browsing where you need it in the home
  • Email
  • Instant messaging
  • Online photos
  • Streaming videos* or music
As a compact, light-weight internet companion device to your PC, an entry level desktop PC is typically powered by an Intel® Atom™ processor.

Best inference from that hocosfocus blah, I think, what they mean is a home network topography with several nodes (different rooms) family members sharing singular "entry" into the internet.

Well, I hope that is not more confusing to anyone ha ha ha.

stf92 11-05-2012 10:10 AM

To establish a comparison, suppose you have to compile the kernel, or compile mplayer ("the movie player"). Would this be a suitable computer? I mean an entry level as you understand it.

jefro 11-05-2012 02:44 PM

Almost any entry level system would be fine for general use. The hardware has finally been updated to support common tasks.

It's use may be things like simple to low resolution games, web tasks, video watching, modest photo editing, any sort of word processing or office tasks. Might even run a virtual machine in decent speeds with ram.

TobiSGD 11-05-2012 03:24 PM

They are simply talking about the price class. You could also say low-cost, low-price or several other words, but I think the marketing people have chosen entry-level to avoid the word low in their terms. May be the opposite helps to explain: The opposite of an entry level PC is simply a high-end PC, between those two you will find the mid-price region.

stf92 11-06-2012 03:16 PM

And I thought the opposite to high-end was low-end! Very explicative, like always.

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