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Intel Core i5 processor Review and Win a $250 Gift Card to Best Buy!

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What fun it has been playing with my new Intel® Corei5 processor.  It really takes multi-tasking to  a new level.  I started using my new laptop to just update Picky Palate, then I started using the computer to store all of my photos and recipes.  It really is easy to pop back and forth to each window and put multi-tasking to good work! Each time I use my processor I find more reasons I love it.

My husband set up the Intel® wireless display (aka WiDi) so I could use my TV as a monitor and talk about cool!  I still get a kick out of seeing my website up on my television screen.  It’s quite impressive and comfortable to be able to sit on the couch and get my work done with my TV screen as the monitor.

Here is some information about the Intel Core i5 Processor.

  • The Intel Processor is a smart processor that delivers extra performance whenever you need it, and it increases energy efficiency when you don’t.
  • It features 4-way (and 8-way) multi-task processing that allows each core of your processor to work on two tasks at the same time that’s Intel Hyper-Threading Technology
  • It Automatically speeds up your processor when your PC needs extra performance-that’s Intel Turbo Boost Technology.
  • A stunning visual experience with Intel HD Graphics, available on select models of the Intel Core processor family.  Smart Speed.
  • Get more done faster with processors that are build for smart multi-tasking.

Now, get ready to enter to win a $250 Gift Card to Best Buy…Here’s How to Enter: (comments from post 1 and 2 will be combined when choosing a winner)

1.  Leave a comment here and tell us, what is the first thing 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 (links to 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. (links to

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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  1. 151
    molly says:

    I would, ironically, buy a new computer with an i5 processor (which is what I’ve been looking at). Either a laptop or an iMac. Our desktop is nine (NINE!!!) years old!

  2. 152
    Suzanne says:

    I’m in desperate need of a new laptop. That would definitely be first on the list.

  3. 153
    Teddie says:

    I would use it for camera lenses to snap pics of my adorable little goobers!

  4. 154
    Hannah P. says:

    Ohhh, I would finally buy myself a new camera!

  5. 155
    Hannah P. says:

    and I followed the link!

  6. 156
    Jey says:

    I would buy the new galaxy s tablet with the gift card!! 😀

  7. 157
  8. 158
    Beverly says:

    I would put it towards a new flat screen TV!

  9. 159
    CaSaundra says:

    I would put it towards buying an SLR camera!

  10. 160
    Jenny says:

    I would buy a new car stereo for my husband. He would LOVE that!

  11. 161
    Katie says:

    OH!!! I would bu a video camera. Our is ancient and I am missing all these precious moments of my 3 kids growing up.

  12. 162
    Kate says:

    Maybe a new camera & some memory cards? I just don’t know…. Best Buy has SO MUCH to choose from! Happy Thanksgiving!

  13. 163
    Jen B says:

    I would use the Best Buy gift card on a new HD Flip Cam!

  14. 164
    Kari H. says:

    I would use it towards a new camera for my hubby!

  15. 165
    Kari H. says:

    I followed the link and gave my info…

  16. 166
    Liz says:

    I would buy a D-SLR camera so my pictures could be as amazing as yours 🙂

  17. 167
    Erin says:

    Decisions… the practical side of me says I should put it towards a new refrigerator as mine is making odd noises that can’t be a sign of anything good to come. However, I really, really want a DSLR camera so forget practical… I’d use the gift card for the camera!

  18. 168
    Brittney says:

    I would buy an SLR camera! I’ve been dying for one!! 🙂

  19. 169
    Lauren says:

    First thing I would buy: a new cell phone. Man the thing I have is totally unreliable and junky! I’d top that off with a few more seasons of CSI.. and some movies I’ve had my eye on!

  20. 170
    Jana says:

    I’ve been wanting a nice new camera with all the bells and whistles…that would be first on my list!:)

  21. 171
    Nicole says:

    The first thing I would buy is a netbook for my husband. He’s a Marine, and lately he’s been stationed in a lot of different places where a desktop computer isn’t an option. Love your blog!

  22. 172
    NancyO says:

    I’m following! I would use the $250 gift card on a new computer .. I like my mac but it’s a little to much for what I need. I’m looking to sell my mac and buy a more basic computer soon.

  23. 173
    Zoe says:

    I’d put it towards a camera or a new laptop.

  24. 174
    Christina says:

    An awesome SD card (and some other fun accessories–maybe a new lens?) for my Nikon d60!

  25. 175
    Jayme says:

    I would buy games!

  26. 176
    Jennie says:

    I would start my Christmas shopping for my boys.

  27. 177
    Sara E says:

    a Wii … I think we are one of the very few families without one

  28. 178
    Liza says:

    I would buy some form of computer, our desktop has been having issues

  29. 179
    Angie says:

    Hmm, this is a bit of a toughie! I’d definitely pick something both my husband and I can use or enjoy. Maybe an ipad or the complete Collection of The Soprano’s DVDs 🙂
    Good luck to all!

  30. 180
    Danielle says:

    A wii or a new camcorder

  31. 181
    Becca H. says:

    The first thing I would buy with that AWESOME gift card is an iPod that plays videos! I’ve been wanting one for SO long now!

  32. 182
    Becca H. says:

    I Tweeted about the giveaway via my account @BeccaCIT here:

  33. 183
    Becky B says:

    New cell phones…just about everyone of us needs one.

  34. 184
    Marci Weir says:

    I would put this towards a flat screen for our newly finished basement that my hubby has been working himself to death on for the past 2 years. This would be my thank you present to him!

  35. 185
    Leana says:

    I would apply it to a new laptop our old one went out and I like to have the kids at the kitchen table with it so we can see what they are doing instead of using are main computer.

    Have a great Thanksgiving 🙂

  36. 186
    Stacy Reading says:

    I have 3 beautiful young children including a new baby and only a pathetic, old camera. I would definitely buy a new camera.

  37. 187
    Danielle says:

    I’d buy an ipod!

  38. 188
    Stephanie says:

    a fancy schmancy camera!

  39. 189

    I would buy a newer and faster computer. It’s bad when you can work lots faster than your computer allows you to!!!

  40. 190
    Pete R says:

    Well, I’d probably go with a new computer. The review of your new computer with the new Intel processor sounds like there are some really great new features that i would love.

  41. 191
    Carolyn says:

    The first thing I would buy would be a new camera for my amazing mom! She loves to take pictures of all she’s been up to since I’ve left for college, but her camera is falling apart!!

  42. 192
    mattie says:

    It would take a good chunk out of that TV my hubby wants.

  43. 193
    Amanda says:

    I would love to get a new netbook. I’ve been needing one for school and I’d love to have one!

  44. 194
    Tricia C. says:

    I would buy lots of music. It’s something I don’t usually spend money on but enjoy a lot.

  45. 195
    Fallon says:

    I would buy the Nikon D3100DX dSLR!

  46. 196
    SuzQ says:

    I would put it towards a new computer. Ours is 5 years old. A dinosaur!

  47. 197
    Kylee says:

    I’d probably use it towards a laptop for my Stepdaughter. She has been consistently begging for one for a year now (as opposed to it being a whim!). It’s time….

  48. 198
    AshleyA says:

    With a best buy gift card I would get either a Flip video, RAM for my computer, or an iPod which would be used as a gift.

  49. 199
    Katie says:

    This would make a great dent in the iPad I’ve been lusting after!

  50. 200
    Kim Adams says:

    The first thing I would buy with my Best Buy gift card would be a new cd player for my car!

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