[QUOTE="Talal"]\nHello,\n\nI am in the market for a good computer, with a dual-core CPU. I keep\nreading that Athlon is better than Pentium, Athlon is faster than Pentium,\nand Athlon is lower priced than Pentium. But if that is the case, why do\nmost businesses have Pentium based PCs and not Athlon based PCs? Surely most\nbusinesses research the pros and cons of a product before they make their\npurchases. Thank you for clarifying this for me.\n\nT.I.[/QUOTE]\n\nIntel and AMD both make excellent chips. Business have historicly\nchosen Intel because of heat and stability issues, plus most business\napps don't demand the performance of Athlons. But AMD has been gaining\nground in the Business market. I would not disrecommend either\nprocessor.\n\nStay away from VIA processors, they do not perform. They're energy\nefficient, and require minimal cooling, and they're cheap, but if you\nhave real work to be done, stay away.\n\nIf you want a good, reliable machine, go with Dell, or have one built.\nAvoid Emachines.