WE ARE SENDING COMPUTERS ALL OVER THIS VAST COUNTRY!! Last week, Shedoesthecity writer Micki Cole of Vancouver gave her shoulders a break with the new Intel Ultrabook. This week, Lindsay Tapscott shows off the Intel Ultrabook in Montreal cafes from Westmount to Mile End. Here’s what she has to say about this sexy new technology. (Psst, Lindsay…you look hot from behind that screen.)
So testing out this new Ultrabook laptop couldn’t have come at a more convenient moment for me, as my regular laptop is currently on death’s doorstep and has been for some time. A few months ago I gave it a bit of an accidental bath and ever since then it’s preferred to take its sweet time to warm up and load web pages, sometimes just freezing altogether for however long it likes. The keys are also a bit mixed up, with the caps lock button coming on at random and backslashes and question marks appearing out of nowhere. Needless to say, it’s a touch frustrating, though entirely my fault.
But all of this means that I was delighted to use a different laptop for a week, and what an awesome one to use. I loved how light and easily transportable it was. I hardly ever take my regular laptop anywhere because it’s so heavy (#firstworldproblems) and I never feel like lugging it around with me for the entire day. With this one, I barely noticed that I had it on me, so light it was and so easily it fit into my bag.
It was also very responsive. I never had to wait for it to boot up and do its thing. It had done its thing before I even finished opening it. It always woke up right away and loaded pages faster than like, blinking. Typing in URLs was…not even a thing I really had to do after I had typed them once. The Ultrabook remembered them immediately and finished them for me in less than seconds. So that was cool, because I’m lazy sometimes.
Another pretty cool thing was how long the battery life was. It lasted entire days, literally from morning to night, without me having to plug the computer in to recharge. Which meant not having to bring the cord with me everywhere I went, which was saweeeeeet. Even less to carry!
I intern for a magazine during the day and freelance at night, so I basically live on the internet. I have a computer at the office but I used the Ultrabook to do my freelance stuff during the evening and on weekends. I used it to work from home or in cafes; I used it for Tweeting and going on Facebook when I should have been pitching stories (Hi Jen!) and I used it to Youtube and dance to Beyonce videos pretty much all of the time. And THAT was the best because of the super high speed and sharp picture quality the Ultrabook had; and if a computer can let me watch Beyonce videos without freezing and taking forever to load AND make it look like I’m watching them on HDTV? I’m down.
Can I keep it??
So, that’s what Lindsay thought of the Ultrabook. See what Vancouver fashion student, Micki Cole had to say.
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