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Intel® Core™ i5 processor Review & $250 Best Buy Gift Card Giveaway

Intel® Core™ i5 processor Review & $250 Best Buy Gift Card Giveaway

This is a compensated review by BlogHer and Intel.

I was recently asked to participate in a program through BlogHer to review the Intel® Core™ i5 processor and Intel® Wireless Display (aka WiDi). The Intel® Core™ i5 processor increases speed as needed for demanding tasks and features four way multi-tasking. My life has been crazy busy lately, so I was very excited to try out the new processor to see if it would speed up my computer tasks.

I have always been a multi-tasker, especially on the computer. I always have multiple tabs open while I work-my blog, documents, Facebook, Twitter, my email, etc. It drives Josh nuts when he watches me work, but I like to jump around from job to job. I love that the Intel® Core™ i5 processor does not slow me down. I can have several programs running at once and still work at a fast pace. The computer doesn’t have to sit and think before letting me do my tasks, I am able to get things done when I want to.

I am also able to listen to music while editing my food photos without being slowed down. The Intel® Core™ i5 processor is able to stream my music and let me edit high resolution photos without freezing up the computer. The only thing that distracts me is my poor singing:) The photos and graphics are also very sharp and rich in color, which really helps when editing photos for the blog.

I really enjoy having the laptop to look up recipes while in the kitchen. I usually run back and forth from the office and kitchen when I need a recipe from our blog. It is nice having the recipes right there, I just set the laptop on the counter. A little flour may get on the computer, but don’t worry, it will brush right off:)

I am getting ready for the holiday season so I have been keeping track of my shopping lists, budgets, baking lists, parties, and my list for Santa on my new laptop. The Intel® Core™ i5 processor allows me to organize all of my holiday lists in a timely, efficient manner.

We watch most of our favorite television shows online. We used to crowd around the laptop to watch our shows, but now we can watch them on our big screen HDTV. The Intel® Wireless Display allows you to view your favorite online shows, movies, games, photos, and more with a simple wireless connection. I thought it would be difficult to set up, but we had it up and running in minutes. The picture and sound are fantastic! We also are able to video chat with our family and friends that live far away. It is nice to see my cute little niece up on the big screen:)

I’ve been very happy with the Intel® Core™ i5 processor and the Intel® Wireless Display. I’ve been able to get “a lot more done in less time!”

And now for a giveaway! Here’s how to enter to win a $250 to Best Buy: (comments from post 1 and 2 will be combined when choosing a winner)

Leave a comment here and tell us, What you would buy with your Gift Card at Best Buy?

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
e) 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, 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.

Be sure to check out the other bloggers posts HERE and enter in their sweepstakes too!

*Disclaimer:  Giftcard is courtesy of BlogHer.  Laptop was given to me by Intel.

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708 Responses to “Intel® Core™ i5 processor Review & $250 Best Buy Gift Card Giveaway”

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  1. 1
    Jenn — November 29, 2010 @ 5:22 am

    Honestly, I have no idea! I don’t allow myself to look at their ads or lust for expensive electronics because I can’t afford them!

  2. 2
    Jennifer K D. — November 29, 2010 @ 6:09 am

    A new camera!

  3. 3
    Jordan — November 29, 2010 @ 6:21 am

    My husband has been talking about wanting a new sound system. While I find pricey sound systems to be completely unnecessary, having this gift card could help me make him happy and buy him what he really wants!

  4. 4
    jan — November 29, 2010 @ 6:22 am

    A new camera to take pics of my kids!

  5. 5
    Elizabeth — November 29, 2010 @ 6:23 am

    A new digital camera!

  6. 6
    Nicole Hearn — November 29, 2010 @ 6:23 am

    I’d buy a new iPod touch for my best friend…..and my sister.

  7. 7
    Unplanned Cooking — November 29, 2010 @ 6:24 am

    I’d buy an SLR. Really want one for Christmas :).

  8. 8
    SnoWhite — November 29, 2010 @ 6:28 am

    I’d buy a new battery for my dying laptop!

  9. 9
    KellyA — November 29, 2010 @ 6:35 am

    I would probably buy gifts for others for Christmas.

  10. 10
    Bill Weiss — November 29, 2010 @ 6:39 am

    I’d put it toward a new monitor, or maybe a TV (the biggest monitor in the house is doing double duty as the TV right now).

  11. 11
    Cassie — November 29, 2010 @ 6:52 am

    I would put it towards a new TV for my brother. We spent all morning on Black Friday looking for a good deal but he didn’t end up coming home with anything. This gift card would help!

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    Shannon — November 29, 2010 @ 7:04 am

    ooh, maybe a new lens for my camera!

  13. 13
    food librarian — November 29, 2010 @ 7:22 am

    What a fun giveaway! I would buy everything Glee (DVD and soundtrack!! :) and help my friend get a laptop. :) – mary

  14. 14
    Amy A. — November 29, 2010 @ 7:24 am

    I think I would put it towards a TV!

  15. 15
    Darla — November 29, 2010 @ 7:24 am

    I would definitely buy an ipod!

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    Rachel — November 29, 2010 @ 7:24 am

    I really haven’t a clue! I think we’d have to put ideas in a hat and pick one. I’m always game for adding to our dvd collection but maybe something camera or computer related.

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    Amanda B — November 29, 2010 @ 8:08 am

    I would put it towards a laptop for my DH. He needs a small one he can take on trips so those nights he gets stuck in hotel rooms for 6 to 8 hours he isn’t bored silly!.

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    kat — November 29, 2010 @ 8:12 am

    I’d probably buy all the Harry Potter movies on BluRay & Kindle for my dad

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    amanda @ fake ginger — November 29, 2010 @ 8:18 am

    I would put it towards a new laptop or lens, I’m sure.

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    Mami2jcn — November 29, 2010 @ 8:21 am

    My husband would probably use the gift card towards a new TV.

  21. 22
    shawna — November 29, 2010 @ 8:28 am

    a new computer! mine is getting old and a gift card would help out this poor, starving grad student :)

  22. 23
    Kate Mary — November 29, 2010 @ 8:31 am

    We would use a Best Buy gift card to buy a new DVD player, ours sounds like a helicopter about to take off.

  23. 24
    Beverly — November 29, 2010 @ 8:36 am

    I would put it towards a new flat screen TV!

  24. 25
    Amanda — November 29, 2010 @ 8:37 am

    I would buy a netbook. Those mini laptops would really help me out in my biology and chemistry classes.

  25. 26
    kate bakka — November 29, 2010 @ 8:43 am

    I would get a garmin– we travel a lot and always seem to make wrong turns

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    Kathy — November 29, 2010 @ 8:43 am

    We’d go for a new laptop. The one we have now (also from Best Buy, coincidentally) has had a good long life, and really ought to retire. My husband would be soooooooo happy to get to go shopping for a new one!

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    Sherry Martin — November 29, 2010 @ 8:53 am

    I would give it to my daughter who needs a new laptop.

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    Sarah A. — November 29, 2010 @ 8:59 am

    I would put the money toward a new TV. My husband really wants one.

  29. 30
    Julia — November 29, 2010 @ 9:13 am

    A new computer monitor! Or a camera…

  30. 31
    Erin — November 29, 2010 @ 9:14 am

    I’d buy Christmas gifts for my family, and maybe a CD for myself. :)

  31. 32
    Caitlin — November 29, 2010 @ 9:15 am

    I would put it towards a new laptop!

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    Amy @ The Nifty Foodie — November 29, 2010 @ 9:16 am

    Definitely a new lens for my camera. :)

  33. 34
    Allison — November 29, 2010 @ 9:16 am

    It’s definitely time for a new camera!

  34. 35
    megan @ whatmegansmaking — November 29, 2010 @ 9:16 am

    I would buy photoshop elements and a new modem! Not very exciting, but things I need/want :)

  35. 36
    Megan — November 29, 2010 @ 9:18 am

    I would use it for a new camera that I desperately need!

  36. 37
    Janet B — November 29, 2010 @ 9:26 am

    I’m in the market for a lap top. This would come in handy. Thanks for the chance to win.

  37. 38
    Lisa — November 29, 2010 @ 9:27 am

    I would give it to my husband, and I.T. guy who would love something computer related! Thanks!

  38. 39
    Zahra Duffy — November 29, 2010 @ 9:42 am

    I would give it to my husband and he will figure out how to make our surround sound actually surround. This is super exciting. :D

  39. 40
    Janell — November 29, 2010 @ 10:01 am

    A new video camera!

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