This post is sponsored by Intel, but opinions expressed are my own.
There’s something about the holidays that just makes me so happy! There really is true magic in the air. I love the decorations. I love the holiday music. I love holiday movies playing on loop. I love the soft cold in the air. I love seeing our Christmas tree up, filled with lights and ornaments. Most of all, I love giving gifts. The gift giving is the very best part for me.
This year is a little different on the gift giving front because my kids are on the older side. This is the first year that my 4 sons (ages 11, 12, 14 and 15) didn’t hand me (I mean, Santa) a list filled with toys. It’s all about technology this year for them. They want the latest and the greatest when it comes to helping them do a variety of digital things – edit movies, store images, draft documents, play games, stream videos, surf the web, etc. I can’t blame them, as a full time digital influencer I know the importance of technology and the roll it plays in everyday life for so many different things. That’s why I’ve been on the hunt for an additional Chromebook to bring into the McClelland family this holiday season. It’s a gift that everyone can use.
I’m going to be honest, when it comes to gift-giving on the digital side of things, it doesn’t matter how it’s wrapped or how much money you spend… for the best presents, it’s what’s on the inside that counts. That’s why Chromebooks* with Intel® Core™ processors inside are the must-have gift of the holiday season. Chromebooks* powered by Intel® Core™ processors provide super-fast and snappy performance, which is exactly what you want.
I had the opportunity to check out (up close and personal) the Acer Chromebook Core™ i3 recently that I purchased on Walmart.com and it’s amazing! I’m excited to share with you what I loved about it and why it’s a great gift choice this holiday season. If you’re not sure what to look for when it comes to purchasing Chromebooks, let me first share with you a few things I look for right off the bat when I’m looking to buy.
What’s the storage capacity? I know we download lots of games and videos and extras, so I want to make sure it can stand up to what we put on it.
What’s the battery life? How long will the battery last with one use? One of the most annoying things is having to plug it in after 3-4 hours of use.
What kind of processor does it have? This is important because when you have a great processor you will able to work more efficiently. Essentially the processor helps with the Chromebook’s performance. You want it to perform to the best of its ability!
What’s the RAM Memory? You want to make sure your Chromebook has good RAM (Random Access Memory). This is your system’s short-term data storage; it stores the information your computer is actively using so that it can be accessed quickly.
Now let me share with you why I’m LOVING the Acer Chromebook Core™ i3 for your gift giving! Like I mentioned above, Chromebooks* powered by Intel® Core™ processors provide super-fast performance. This is KEY when gifting to anyone because you want them to have the best performance for their digital needs. Since this is for my family, I want them to be able to get the most out of this Chromebook because it’s going to be shared with 3 of my sons (and most likely my 6 year old daughter, too!) The Acer Chromebook Core i3 has up to 4x faster web browsing, 8x faster document loading, and 2x faster uploading of videos. Think of it this way for your family’s needs, this computer is for the way the modern world works, with thousands of apps, built-in virus protection, and cloud backups. It is secure, fast, up-to-date, versatile and simple.
The Acer Chromebook 715 is sleek and elegant, and delivers a military-grade durability that can easily take the wear and tear of business trips and 5 kids (wink, wink). This premium Chromebook powered by an Intel® Core™ processor gives cloud workers the productivity-boosting features they need to work more efficiently—including a Full HD display, an 8th Gen Intel® Core™ i3 processor for exceptional mobile performance. This is the first Chromebook on the market to include a dedicated numerical keypad for quick data input! It also has a backlit keyboard to keep productivity at a maximum level—even in low-light conditions. And you’ll have access to the latest Chrome apps and millions of Android apps for productivity, connectivity, services, and more!
Quick cheat sheet for you:
8th Generation Intel® Core™ i3-8130U Processor (Up to 3.4GHz)
15.6″ (1920 x 1080) ComfyViewTM IPS Multi-Touch Screen
4GB of Onboard DDR4 Memory
128GB eMMC Storage
802.11ac WiFi featuring 2×2 MIMO technology (Dual-Band 2.4GHz and 5GHz)
HD Webcam (1280 x 720) supporting Super High Dynamic Range (SHDR)
Lithium Ion Battery, Up to 12 Hours Battery Life
First Numeric Keypad
Google Chrome Operating System
Corning® Gorilla® Glass Touchpad
1 – USB 3.0 Type A port
Intel® UHD Graphics 620
I know my daughter will be using it to play with Freckle (http://freckle.com) because she loves playing this educational game at school on the school Chromebook.
I know my son Alex will be streaming live football and baseball games because he’s a BIG Pittsburgh sports guy and we live in New England. We don’t get really any of the Steelers or Pirates games here.
I know my son Ben will be playing games and utilizing the various apps.
I know my son Henry (who is a big writer) will be downloading and crafting lots of short story documents.
There’s different needs for each child and I love that this Acer Chromebook Core i3 can handle it all! Not to mention, the price point (it’s $299.99 right now!) was so reasonable, I could easily purchase 2 just to cut down on the “who gets it next” conversations!
Here are some other key things I loved about it, too! I told you already that it’s built for speed and simplicity, but I didn’t mention that it (literally) starts up in seconds and stays fast throughout the day. There’s a Lithium Ion Battery, which means up to 12 Hours Battery Life. Yes, you read that correctly – 12 hours! And you don’t have to worry because there’s security for you and your family from the beginning. There’s automatic updates and backups regularly, which offer protection and peace-of-mind. And you can set digital ground rules with Family Link, which means parents can manage their family’s apps and websites, set screen time limits, and even remotely lock devices. We LOVE this feature.
I’m telling you the Chromebooks* with Intel® Core™ inside delivers the processing power that everyone on your list will appreciate. This is the perfect gift for any one in your family this holiday season, even YOU! As a digital influencer I will be utilizing this Chromebook, too at home! It really is the gift that will keep on giving!
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