Triple Strength PC
If traditional PCs are bogging down on complex tasks, they may need some extra computing horsepower. AMD’s triple-core Phenom processor is now available in Dell’s Optiplex 740 series of desktop PCs. The chip balances power and performance with three computational cores and can protect the system with a special section to hold viruses before they can do any harm. The system can be housed in any of three different case sizes and starts at $700.
Specs: AMD triple core Phenom CPU, up to 8GB of RAM, 80-, 160- or 250GB hard drive
Bottom line: AMD’s Phenom triple-core CPU supercharges Dell’s Optiplex 740 PC.