This is a compensated review by BlogHer and Intel.It was like Christmas morning: opening my brand new computer (courtesy of BlogHer) that is powered by the Intel® Core™ i5 processor, complete with Turbo Boost Technology and an Intel® Wireless Display (aka WiDi) adaptor!
There are 3 main components that I love about the Intel® Core™ i5 processor:
- Hyper-Threading Technology
- Turbo Boost Technology
- WiDi adaptor & Intel HD graphics
What does all this mean?…Let me simplify.
I am a multi-tasker. On any given day, you will find me instant messaging with friends, downloading pictures, checking email, blogging, checking bank accounts, logging into Facebook, etc.- simultaneously.
The more applications that I have open, the slower my computer runs, and the higher my blood pressure boils. Not good. If Mama aint happy, aint nobody happy.
Intel® Hyper-Threading Technology◊2Features four-way multi-task processing that allows each core of your processor to work on two tasks at the same time, delivering the performance you need for smart multitasking. You and your PC won't be slowed down, regardless of how many applications you have open at once. (Intel®)
So, in other words---NO WAITING! NO slow apps. I can be doing 10 different tasks at once, all with super fast speed. It literally took me one quick hour to download 5 YEARS worth of pictures and videos to my new computer hard drive. This processor is FAAAAAST! I love it.
Intel® Turbo Boost Technology◊1Automatically speeds up your processor when your PC needs extra performance. (Intel®)
…not to mention the WiDi adaptor and ability to use my HDTV as a monitor!
Intel® Core™ i5 processor with WiDi & Netgear Push 2 TV Adapter from suz steece on Vimeo.
Super easy to set up! Click here for specific instructions.
My husband REALLY loves the WiDi feature because he is able to watch sports games via internet that are not broadcast on our local TV channels. Just this week, Uncle Ed came over to watch the Minnesota Timberwolves game with Joe.
And the Intel® HD graphics are amazing! Such a clear picture.
Do more faster. Get a smart Intel® processor inside in your next PC.
Intel® HD Graphics◊3
Intel® HD Graphics provides superb visual performance for sharper images, richer color, and life-like audio and video.◊3 Watch movies and Internet videos in high-definition, play popular game titles, and get full support for Microsoft Windows* 7. It's all built in; no need for an extra add-in video card. (Intel®)
This new processor has definitely allowed me to free up my life and spend more time doing the things that I truly love like playing with my hubby and kids.
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◊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/.