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Core i3: Great processor or just sub-par?

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Hey guys, I'm planning on getting this laptop in the upcoming weeks:


It has an i3 processor, and I was just wondering, how good is it? It is better than a dual-core since it has 4 threads? I'm just not sure if the i3 is considered a great processor or if it's considered low-end since there's the i5 and i7. I would really only be using the laptop for graphic design and basic things like web use. No gaming. I just want to know how the general public views an i3 chip, whether it's considered fast and great or just average? Thanks!
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It's definitely not "fast and great", it's a mid-range or lower-mid-range processor however with the HT it should run pretty decent. Would be fine for your uses.
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