We have already mentioned that CPUs with Core micro-architecture perform at a very high level in Microsoft Office 2007 applications. The new Pentium E2160 and E2140 processors are no exception here: they outperform all their competitors pretty significantly in some cases.
Data compression is a different type of task. At least, the results we observe here are a little different from what we have seen before. However, Pentium E2160 processor still wins this race and becomes the fastest sub-$100 offer among dual-core solutions. However, at the same time, Pentium E2140 loses to Athlon 64 X2 3600+ and Pentium D 925 priced identically.