Monday, November 22, 2010

How did it go? (and $250 Best Buy Giveaway!)

This is a compensated review by BlogHer and Intel.

**Giveaway Closed!  Thank you for entering!! The winner of the giveaway is Peace Love and Pets!!  Congrats!**

I recently told you about the laptop that BlogHer sent me that was powered by the Intel® Core™ i5 processor and I'm back to tell you my experience with it! I can honestly say that it's pretty awesome! I've used older PC's before and I always noticed a lag time when opening programs and working on large spreadsheets but this laptop with the new processor definitely made a difference. For work, I was able to work on several spreadsheets at once and then even edit photos with those spreadsheets open and everything went quite smoothly! My screens didn't freeze and I didn't have to restart at all. I mean, if you've used a PC before, I'm sure you've had to deal with that at least a few times! I really liked how well the processor work because that meant that I could get my work done faster and spend more time with my husband and dogs!

Some info about the Intel® Core™ i5 processor:
Thanks to Intel® Turbo Boost Technology,1 the Intel® Core™ i5 processor automatically adapts to
whatever you are doing on your PC, dialing up speed to respond quickly to your needs. The Intel®
Core™ i5 processor: that’s smart performance with a speed boost. The Intel® Core™ i5 processor
also features Intel® Hyper-Threading Technology,2 which enables each core of your processor to
work on two tasks at the same time, delivering the performance you need for smart multitasking.
Don’t let too many open applications slow you and your PC down. Get smart performance now.


I also had a lot of fun using the Intel® Wireless Display which let me pull up my screen on our HDTV! It was actually a lot of fun sitting on the couch and reading through my favorite blogs through our TV instead of the laptop screen. Not sure my husband enjoyed it as much though. LOL!


Don't forget that you have a chance to win a $250 gift card to Best Buy!  All you need to do is to leave me a comment and tell me what you do help you multitask better or faster! And for an extra entry, tweet or blog about this giveaway!

Giveaway rules:
No duplicate comments.
You may receive (2) total entries by selecting from the following entry methods:

a) Leave a comment in response to the sweepstakes prompt on this post
b) Tweet about this promotion and leave the URL to that tweet in a comment on this post
c) Blog about this promotion and leave the URL to that post in a comment on this post
d) Follow this link and provide your email address and your response to the sweepstakes prompt

Sweepstakes ends at 5 PM PST on December 22, 2010

This giveaway is open to US Residents age 18 or older.
Winners will be selected via random draw from the comments from this post and the one dated 11/17 and will be notified by e-mail.
You have 72 hours to get back to me, otherwise a new winner will be selected.

The Official Rules are available here.

Also, don't forget to check out the BlogHer.com exclusive offers page for more chances to win $250 from other bloggers and 4 chances, one every week, to win a new laptop!





◊1 Intel® Turbo Boost Technology requires a system with Intel Turbo Boost Technology capability. Consult your PC manufacturer. Performance varies depending on hardware, software, and system configuration. For more information, visit www.intel.com/technology/turboboost/.
◊2 Intel® Hyper-Threading Technology (Intel® HT Technology) requires an Intel HT Technology enabled system, check with your PC manufacturer. Performance will vary depending on the specific hardware and software used. Not available on Intel® Core™ i5-750. For more information including details on which processors support HT Technology, visit www.intel.com/info/hyperthreading/.

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Betty C said...

lists, lists, and more lists. I'm totally lost without my lists. Unfortunately I sometimes misplace my lists. I can see how this would really help. I could use the calendar and have my lists quickly at hand and print them out if I need to.

Betty C said...

Tweet - http://twitter.com/willitara/status/17626982816686080

Becky said...

Hmm multitask better..i don't know how to do that..i just do better when I'm multitasking.

patis2 said...

i try to organize my day the night before so im not scrambling in the morning
patis2@msn.com

marcia goss said...

I keep a notepad next to my bed. Sometimes I wake up and remember something that needs to be done the next day and write it down. When I have a day at home, I try to do laundry while cooking or vacuuming.
marcia.goss@gmail.com

marcia goss said...

Tweet.
http://twitter.com/#!/mgoss123/status/17634228095160321
marcia.goss@gmail.com

carolpie said...

I ask my hubby to do stuff! LOL He is a GREAT help! Besides that I get off my butt and start running around like a chicken with my head cut off and do it!
spencer1953 at gmail dot com.

carolpie said...

I tweeted here: http://twitter.com/dresdenrain/status/17639240921784320

Chip said...

I get my kids to help me get things cleaned around the house and I keep lots of lists.
chipdip2010(at)hotmail(dot)com

Scott said...

without my lists I am nothing..but even with them I am better off taking my time and doing one thing really well before going on to the next thing.
Scott
nynekats at aol dot com

Chip said...

Tweeted http://twitter.com/chipdip2010/status/17644246878126080
chipdip2010(at)hotmail(dot)com

Scott said...

my tweet http://twitter.com/#!/RePurrPussed/status/17644411529728001
Scott
nynekats at aol dot com

mail4rosey said...

To make my multi-tasking go faster, I make sure to do my work early in the morning when everyone else is busy or sleeping.

msurosey@yahoo.com

mail4rosey said...

Tweet

http://twitter.com/#!/mail4rosey/status/17646359712636928

msurosey@yahoo.com

Kim said...

get my kids involved with household chores, etc. I have become very fond of the word delegate!

frugalmdmom at comcast dot net

Kim said...

Turbo boost = faster processor - has to be faster than the 6 year old desk top I am using. Will make my internet time a lot enjoyable.

frugalmdmom (at)comcast (DOT)net

Melinda said...

I would buy a GPS as mine just died

dddiva @ discriminating_diva(at)yahoo(dot)com said...

Delegate! That is the best way to get a lot done quickly. And don't micro-manage.

Janice said...

Maybe I could download faster and not pull my hair out waiting..lol

PauleyD said...

I don't multitask very well. When I try, I end up forgetting an important detail.

If I won I would use this towards a blu-ray.

pauleyd68 (at) yahoo (dot) com

PauleyD said...

http://twitter.com/lpauld68/status/17688084971786240

pauleyd68 (at) yahoo (dot) com

mmburdette22 said...

Actually, I really prefer to do one thing at a time. When I have to multitask, I feel like I can’t focus on what I am trying to do…because my brain is still thinking about all the other things that I am doing.

Sewlovely said...

I would love to win. It would help me get work done while on the go.

WWillows6 said...

I'm not a good multi tasker. I try to plan things in advance so I don't forget anything and making a list always helps.
lisalmg25 at gmail dot com

WWillows6 said...

I Tweeted this giveaway. http://twitter.com/lisalmg/status/17702455487762433
lisalmg25 at gmail dot com

Atreau said...

I'm great at organizing which helps multitasking go faster and be more efficient.

Ardy22 said...

i delegate tasks and keep distractions to a minimum to multitask faster

ardy22 at earthlink dot net

Ardy22 said...

tweet

http://twitter.com/Ardy22/status/17708225960873984

ardy22 at earthlink dot net

Joseph said...

I make daily list the night before to I can get things done quickly and efficiently. I am a huge multi-tasker by combing shopping trips, post office, dropping off dry cleaning etc. I have my day planned out and usually end up driving around in a big circle ending back at home.

ChristinaM said...

Lists! I need to make lists. Sometimes lists in spreadsheet form!

naynays1 said...

I write lots of lists to keep on track and to keep me sane. I would buy a new camera for our family if I won.

mightynaynay(at)cs.com

Shawna said...

I Tweeted
http://twitter.com/ShawnaMichelle2/status/17726450933170176

ShawnaMichelle@ymail.com

pattidriving said...

$250 would buy me the widi that I didn't even know existed an hour ago and now I cannot live w/o it!!

Diane52 said...

To multitask-I have to wake up very early before the rest of my household gets up. I start the laundry,read e-mails, prepare that night's dinner..
Diane Baum
esldiane@gmail.com

tallcapp said...

It's the way I learned at work from various supervision classes. Also have an updated to do list in front of you. In that way you can start several things at once, and not lose track until they are concluded.

Jamez De La Plain said...

I'm a caffinated multi-tasker who loves to Stream video and from my computer to my Playstation 3, but as it seems I can use this great Intel Core i5 processor and not get the time lags I currently Face!

simone/ thebubbledies said...

A list is definitely helpful since I forget everything, but paramount to me is getting enough sleep. I don't even attempt multitasking on less than 5 hours of sleep. Thanks! thebubbledies(at)gmail(dot)com

heatherzilla said...

Lists! I have to have lists and schedules to function.

Princess Golden Hair said...

I keep a huge whiteboard calendar in our kitchen to help keep track of all the events and chores that are vital for keeping our family a well oiled machine

teechbiz at gmail dot com

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