Review – Intel’s Core i5 Processor and WiDi

This is a compensated review by BlogHer and Intel.

I told you all a bit about my hectic life last week. Now let me tell you how it’s been simplified.

As I said, BlogHer and Intel sent me out a free laptop equipped with the new Intel® Core™ i5 processor which allows you to get more done in less time. It’s kind of like magic. It delivers extra performance when you need it (which is almost always for me, as I like to have 18 windows open at a time.) and increased energy efficiency when you don’t.

With it’s Turbo Boost Technology (speeds things up when you need them sped up, automatically) I haven’t had to shout at my laptop even one time. I’m usually quite vocal anytime I get the little spinny circle that tells me my laptop is thinking. I haven’t had too many spinny circles with the new processor. Things seem to be running very smoothly and very quickly.

The processor was built for multitasking and, let’s face it, everyone needs to multitask these days. With Intel’s Hyper-threading each core of your processor can work on two tasks at once. This means I don’t cry when I have everything I need open at once, because everything actually works at once. It’s very nice.

She’s happy because her mama doesn’t shout at the computer anymore.

I mentioned the Intel® Wireless Display (aka WiDi) in my last post, but let me expound on that a bit. I really can’t say enough about this little bit of technology. It makes me happy. So happy.

You see, I’m a photographer and I do all of my ordering in person either at my home or at my client’s home. Gathering around my laptop to view and order images has worked fine in the past, but it can get a bit crowded and doesn’t feel as professional as I’d like. Now, I walk into a client’s home, plug in my little adaptor to their HDTV. It takes just a second and then I’m free to take my laptop all the way back to their couch, clear across the room, and push a button. My screen pops up on their TV and they can view their photos larger and at a comfortable distance. It works wonderfully and couldn’t be simpler to use. I didn’t even read the instructions before I had it set up and working. I really believe that Intel® WiDi will change my business for the better. I’m super excited to be using it and my clients all ooh and aah over it.

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