What are Computer Processors? (CPUs)

Computer Processors

The processor, also referred to as the CPU is the brain of your computer. It controls everything your computer does. Your computer does a lot of things, usually at the same time, i.e. browse the Internet, send an e-mail, download music, and work on a document / spreadsheet and run security software. So, having the right processor is vital for multi–tasking.

Different processors are better suited for certain purposes. For example, a serious gamer would be better off with a different CPU from someone who mostly surfs the Web.

Remember, upgrading your computer to higher level CPU at a later date is not a do-it-yourself project and generally not even a viable option. This applies in particular to a notebook.

Look for the Intel badge to make sure you are getting the best processor for your budget and one that best suits your requirements. When considering the purchase of a new PC or notebook, buying a little above your current needs (or perceived needs) may pay off in the longer term.

Talk to the staff at Arrow Computers and find out what options may best suit your current and future requirements.