So Stephen had a really nice dell computer that he got when he was an undergrad. It was too big, and therefore too expensive for us to ship here to the US, and we weren't sure how the whole different outlet/frequency situation was going to work, so we sold it. Well, our sweet friends back in Glasgow held onto it and sold it for us. He loved that computer a lot, and so did I because it had a fairly big screen and we didn’t have a TV for 2 years so it enabled me to watch all of my American shows. We would put on our favorite at the time show at night and crawl into bed (it was on the back wall at the foot of our bed) and watch our show. We binge watched Game of Thrones on it and now, every time we watch GOT, it brings us right back to our tiny flat watching GOT on a computer and eating crisps and cheese in bed.
I have an old MacBook (not even pro...gasp). It’s white, pretty gross looking now, and cracked in a few different places on the outside. It has traveled the world with me because I didn’t have a smart phone for three years (wide eye emoji) and I needed internet access everywhere because I have a problem. She over-heats and if you touch the plug at the side you will get burned. It’s a fire hazard waiting to happen I’m sure, but I am holding onto her for dear life because ugh money.
ANYWAY. For Christmas S got me an ipad mini, my very first, and I love it, so now I feel like I can hang onto my soon to be dead or exploded macbook because I have an ipad mini lifeline. But you see, Stephen hates Apple products. I know. How I managed to look past that and still marry him is beyond me. He hates all things apple and mac and lowercase i. He is a windows, droid, PC person and I don’t understand it but we all have our flaws. He has tried using my mac and just ends up complaining about it, and she’s old and already pissy so he can’t use her anymore because he is making her more upset.
CUT TO THE POINT OF THIS TOO LONG BLOG POST.
Intel sent me an e-mail saying they wanted to send me and probably some other bloggers the intel 2 in 1. I could just see the look on computer-less mac hating Stephen’s face and I’ll do anything to see that happy Irish smile of his. I swear when I told him that I took one for the team and agreed to have them send it to me (the sacrifices I make, I tell you... ) he looked like a 12 year old boy who just got a speed bike or something that he would really like for Christmas.
It finally arrived a couple of weeks ago, and he didn't put it down for the first 24 hours. He was so pumped and showed it off to all the members of our communal living compound (my mom and brother and dogs).
I asked him the other day, after having spent some time getting to know each other, what his review is and he says he really loves the keypad feature and how it can also be used as a touch screen tablet. However, he also said for a tablet it is very heavy and sort of bulky so he prefers using it as more of a laptop.
So for all of you non apple fans out there, or just for those not wanting to dish out the money for an apple computer, I think the intel 2 in 1 is actually a really nice and great alternative, especially considering the dual feature component. So much bang for your buck with this. Stephen agrees.
#spon: This Post was sponsored by Intel by all thoughts and opinions are 100% my own.