I need to replace my current PC and I'm hesitating between two good ones. The first one is £320 (HP) and the other one (Packard) costs £430. They have roughly the same specs except for the processor. The HP has a dual core Intel Pentium E5800 (3.20 GHz) and the Packard has an Intel i3, same sort of speed, 3 GHz. The IT specialist at school (who's is into games, etc.) has told me to buy a PC with a powerful processor, such as the Intel i3. However, I wonder whether a "bog standard" processor like the one in the HP wouldn't be OK for me. On my current PC, I just listen to the radio, watch the odd thing on iPlayer, surf the internet and use 3 or 4 programmes at the same time (say, Word, radio, email, etc.). My partner watches football from time to time (streaming). We don't do games, don't download films, etc. Bearing in mind what we use a PC for, is it worth forking out an extra £100 to absolutely get a PC with an Intel i3 processor? What do you think?