I was recently contacted by Intel Centrino to see if I would like to test drive a new notebook? They’ve offered the same to a number of celebrities and I felt privileged that they sought me out to try one out too. Naturally I accepted!
It’s been a couple of weeks now playing with, and testing, the Intel Centrino 2 powered notebook. It has a great easy to view widescreen, is very compact, slim and lightweight, and easy to use. Full size keyboad and it has Windows Vista installed on it and OpenOffice suite. It also has 4gig ram.
My normal daily activities requires me to use MS Office 2003, ACT!, Quickbooks, Dreamweaver for my regular client activity and as it would have taken a few hours to load and then add my data, I elected not to go down this path.
The issue of putting client work on someone else’s computer isn’t really a good idea as I’d need confidence that it was entirely wiped back off again after finishing with it – this wasn’t really a practical idea.
However, I did get to use it for web browsing, blogging, participating in chat forums, and tried out the OpenOffice.org which I’d never used before.
I was impressed with the long battery life and the speed with which it opened programs and seemed to download quicker although it had the same internet connection that the rest of the computers in my office had.
If you are shopping for a new laptop and want something that is lightweight, easy to travel with and could literally put inside a large handbag (I’m talking the ladies here) then this is for you.
The website can direct you to a choice of different vendor notebooks for your needs so if you want performance and style, or long lasting battery life and performance, or all of the above, you can simply pick and choose. The site helps you to understand what you are after i.e a Toshiba or Dell before you go and make your purchase. The site also leads to online reviews, etc to understand the differences.
I consider myself lucky to be asked to try one out and give my feedback.
Intel Centrino has a fantastic promotion on right now and some lucky people will get to win a notebook each or an entertainment system. And if you click on the Great Prizes logo and then click on the link for the Centrino 2 room you’ll see others who have had the opportunity to test out this great little notebook.
You can find out more about this great notebook at http://www.centrino2room.com.au/