Editors Liked

  • Good performance
  • Turbo Boost technology
  • HyperThreading technology
  • Integrated GPU provides excellent Windows Aero and HD content performance
  • 32nm process gives great overclocking headroom
  • Low power draw (when not overclocked)
  • Perfect for HTPC or nongaming rig
  • Very Affordable
  • Lower Thermal Output
  • Turbo Technology
  • Cheaper Dual Channel Memory Support

Editors Didn't Like

  • Overpriced for the level of performance provided
  • Integrated GPU inadequate for even lowend gaming
  • Requires new motherboard to use integrated GPU
  • Very high power draw when overclocked
  • IGPU requires 32M128M of memory for a frame buffer
  • Socket 1156 Motherboard Upgrade Needed
  • Different CPU cooler Needed (in most cases)
  • Lots of rendering issues in games due to drivers
  • No support for Anti Aliasing
  • No duallink DVI output
  • No support for DirectX 10.1, 11
  • No support for CUDA