My Visual Life
The dust has settled from CES a bit and I now have time to reflect on the madness. It was madness – it was brilliant madness and I’m just so amazed at all the cool stuff I got to see and do. Of course, working at Intel we were able to show of the new 2nd Generator Core processors. For the average Jane (like myself), I often wonder about a new computer. And for the record, I personally DO need a new computer. I’ve been publicly complaining about it for almost a year now I think. Mine is dying a slow death. A horrible, horrible death.. but I digress. So the point here is that I think it’s my time to buy. I am a blogging, photo taking, video editing fool. I’m not good at any of it but I do well enough to document memories of my kids. I have most of it all private on YouTube, etc but imagine videos from the rodeo and my 5 year old’s first basketball game (it’s hysterical but again I digress). So you could easily say that I live a ‘visual life’. And therefore, I need a computer that can keep up.
So you might be asking what does the new 2nd Gen Core system do for me? Here are a couple things I’m most excited about. 1 – it’s ‘visibly smart’ meaning Intel put the visual and graphics onto the processor. This just works better and is more responsive when you are doing things such as watching HD videos, viewing photos, etc. 2 – your battery life won’t suffer. This is cool because the new chips are more efficient and enable longer battery life. Cool, right! 3 – something called Intel Quick Sync. This is the real amazing piece as for example – a four-minute HD video can now convert a PC file to transfer to an iPod in just 16 seconds that same video use to take 4 minutes.
So how do you get in the action? One cool way is with our Visual Life contest (in the U.S.). Just submit videos or photos for your chance to win new 2nd Gen Core systems from HP! You can find that here: http://www.intel.com/visuallife. And while you are there, check out how blogger Scott Schuman, aka “The Sartorialist,” lives his visual life. Brilliant, right! Enjoy!