I'm helping to buy a computer for a person whose main computer's use will restrain to web browsing, checking e-mail, office tasks but who may occasionally run Windows in a VM or perform some video conversion.
Among the offers I found two similar ones:
- Acer V3-372 with Pentium 4405 and a LED IPS matrix, extra USB-C and USB 3.0 port
- Acer V3-371 with i3-5005U and a LED matrix
The latter of them is 8.2% more expensive than the former, i.e. 150 PLN. Is the i3 processor worth the extra money in these case?
There's a benchmark showing that Pentium 4405 is 14% faster than i3 (CPU-wise), but benchmarks are benchmarks: http://cpu.userbenchmark.com/Compare/Intel-Pentium-4405U-vs-Intel-Core-i3-5005U/m54474vsm24957
The notebook will run Linux, probably Cinnamon or KDE as its desktop environment.