Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Post image for Ultra Giveaway! Win an Ultrabook from Some #UltrabookDads!

I’m going to keep this short and sweet since I have already written a bit about Ultrabooks and I’m going to be talking about them more in the coming weeks. So let’s cut to the chase…Jeff Sass (who is a partner in crime on the Cast of Dads podcast as well as a fellow Intel Advisor) and I have been testing out a new line of Windows laptop, specifically, Ultrabooks.

Well, the time has come to announce a QUICK but GREAT giveaway, courtesy of Intel, who are the thought leaders behind the Ultrabook concept. There is now a page that lists out the Official Rules which I encourage you to read. Here are the critical details on the giveaway though:

  • Begins December 21, 2011 at 12:00:01 a.m. U.S. Pacific Time (“PST”)
  • Ends December 23, 2011 at 11:59:59 p.m U.S. Pacific Time (“PST”)
  • U.S. Residents Only
  • 18 years and older
  • Must have a non-private Twitter account
  • You must send a Tweet with the hashtag (#) – “#UltrabookDads”
  • Read the rest of the Official Rules

To make it a little more interesting, I ask that you tweet not only the hashtag listed above, but also say WHY you think Ultrabooks are so GREAT!

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I’m a dad who loves gadgets. That’s part of the reason why I have this site is so that I can share this love and hopefully provide insights and understanding into the complex world of consumer electronics. While I normally go by the nom de plume of “HighTechDad”, I have a new name that I’m going to assign to myself – “UltrabookDad“. Over the next couple of weeks, Jeff Sass and I, are going to be diving into the world of Ultrabooks.

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What Are Ultrabooks?

What are Ultrabooks you ask? They are this new, hot slice of portable computers that sort of comes in between a netbook and a full-fledged laptop. While the price point of an Ultrabook is more than a netbook and frequently more than lower-end laptops, they are typically faster, more energy efficient and more light weight than other portable computers in the market. The term “Ultrabook” is something that Intel is driving and they have an educational site on Ultrabooks that provides information about this new type of computer that I believe will be extremely popular in the coming years. Ultrabooks generally have SSD (Solid State Drives), full powered Processors (like the Intel i5 or i7) and usually do not have a DVD or CD drive or Ethernet port. They typically have USB ports,  and micro VGA (or other display adapter capabilities) but usually do not have much more than that. They are typically very light-weight and ultra-thin as well.

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