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.

Maria Lichty

I’m Maria and my husband is Josh. We share a love of cooking, baking, and entertaining. We enjoy creating recipes that are simple, fresh, and family friendly. We love sitting around the table with good food, good conversation, and good friends and family! Our kitchen is always open!
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  1. I would spend it on my husband to get him a better computer. Our son and I both have fairy new ones and he kept the older one than keeps threatening to die. I know he would love it 🙂

  2. As much as I would love to have one of these great items for myself, I would use the $250 gift card to buy windows 7 and a computer tech for my moms computer that currently runs Vista. She has nothing but problems with it and gets so frustrated! The computer is the only way mom has to talk to my brother over in Thailand. And when she has trouble getting on line she gets so mad! i try to help out but cant seem to do a thing for it.

  3. I would use it towards a new stove. Mine is shot. I’ve been baking in a countertop roaster for months now! *sigh* I need a stove!!

  4. I’d love to have a laptop to use in my kitchen while cooking. I always have to print out the recipes and now have a 2 inch. stack of unsorted computer paper with recipes in my kitchen.

  5. I would purchase a mini laptop to have to carry with me to work or just as a extra at home when I’m ready for bed but I just still wanna surf the web. Happy New Year!

  6. What would I do with a $250 gift card? Well, I buy itunes cards, headphones for my hubby, some Xbox 360 games for my nephews, protection case for my phone, some blu ray movies to watch during the holidays and kitchen blender. Thank you so much!

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