Is this fast for a computer? I usually use my computer while having 8 tabs on a browser open while playing a game like minecraft?

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8 GB ram
64 bit
Touch Screen
Intel Core i5-4200 CPU @ 1.60GHZ 2.60GHZ
Is this good for a computer.

Best Answer:

Luke: There's not really enough information there. That particular i5 is a dual-core and it's a low power variant, but it is still a modern Intel CPU, so overall I'd put it mid range. In general use the big impact will be how good the drive is – a quality solid state drive will trounce any mechanical hard drive for speed but a mechanical drive will give you tons more space for less money. For gaming what counts is the graphics, and if it's relying on the integrated graphics gaming performance will not be great.

Other answer:

Hey- I Kind Of Lean Both Ways I Suppose, I Was Addicted To Grand Theft Auto A Little While Ago, I Was On It Every Day After School And Played Late Into The Night. And On That Game You Can Get Your Character To Walk Out Infront Of Cars And They Instantly Stop For You? Well One Day I Was About To Cross The Road And A Car Was Coming Towards Me And I Had The Sudden Urge To Step Out Infront Of It, And I Suppose I Just Expected It To Stop For Me?! The Realization Hit Me And I Got The Shock Of My Life, That Playing Too Much Grand Theft Auto Had Made Me Think That The Car Would Just Stop When I Walked Out In Front Of It. Before That Incident, I Had Always Disagreed With The Statement That TV And Playstation Made People Act Diffrently, But Now Im Not So Sure… This Was After About 2-3 Months Of Playing It Non-Stop. I Had Never Expected Myself To Act Like That. So I Suppose You Can Play A Reasonable Amount, But It Would Be Good For You If You Went Out Once In A While Also, Got Some Fresh Air? I Think It All Depends On How Much Control The Person Has Over Themselves- Me, Obviously Not Very Much.
totally meh
my computer handles more every day on older hardware and doesn't ever get loaded down.

without heavy duty workstation use you're never gonna be able to use that computer to its fullest…

try using folding@home using half your processor, use 7zip to ultra compress a huge file, chrome with 15 tabs open, vlc saving a mp4 1080 movie in the background, and play minecraft on a 1 gb map with unmined on your second monitor viewing the 1 gb map, fraps recording your game…
then thats a real test of your computer

with traditional hard drives that would lock up your system. with my computer using a ssd as primary and several hdds as secondaries that still wouldn't lock up my system and i have a in older 2009 computer thats 6 years old now!

btw i've done that once or twice.

Argus Tuft:
Those specs are now middle of the road when it comes to pc hardware.
the ram is ok and the cpu is good but depending on the gpu and such its ok i guess for a computer
what gpu does it have? if it does not have a dedicated one then it will be slow