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When I had my daughter 2 1/2 years ago, I decided to leave my full time job and stay home with her. I had always dreamed of being able to be at home with my children during their early years, and I knew if I had the opportunity to leave the workforce then, I needed to take the leap and do it. Parenthood opens your eyes to so many things that you never know about yourself. I learned very quickly that Mom-in’ ain’t easy, and that I was actually way more busy staying at home with her than I was working full time! I uncovered strengths I never knew I had, and dreams for myself and my children began to quickly unfold. Just 6 months into being a stay-at-home mom, I started my own business and began the transition from stay-at-home mom to work-at-home mom.
As an entrepreneur, it can be really hard ensuring that the return you get for your time and efforts is worth all of the sacrifices that you make. It didn’t take long to realize that in order for my business to be successful, I’d have to put in (and still put in) more hustle and grit than I ever expected.
The phrase, “dreams don’t work unless you do” always rings loudly in my ear as I wake up at 4:00 each morning to start my work before my little one wakes up. It’s certainly not easy juggling work and being everything my vivacious 2 year old needs me to be 7 days a week, but I wouldn’t trade it for anything in the world! Time is my most precious asset, and because I spread my time over multiple different roles throughout the day, it’s imperative that the processor in my PC can keep up with the task of everything this work-at-home parent throws at it!
I am completely dependent on my PC for all things work related, and it’s also my right-hand man when it comes to providing entertainment for my little one and helping me keep up with personal tasks, like online shopping, making lists, editing photos and so much more. My previous PC had been by my side for the last 5 years, and it was really starting to slow down and was having trouble keeping up with my workload.
Knowing I was well overdue for a computer refresh, I took a little trip to Best Buy where I picked up a Dell Inspiron 2-in-1 Touchscreen Laptop with the 8th Generation Intel® Core™ processor. The exceptional performance of this processor has been pivotal in keeping my business and household running smoothly, and has really aided in helping me work smarter (and not harder) as a work at home parent in a few really big ways!
We’ve entered the golden age of toddler-hood where the naps are becoming fewer and the tantrums are getting stronger. My little one is very opinionated about the things that she likes, and her primary hobby is making sure Mommy isn’t ever too busy to stop what she’s doing and open up her favorite shows to watch at the drop of a hat. The 8th Generation Intel® Core™ processor offers an amazing entertainment hub that helps us stay up to speed with our favorite shows and games, not to mention the battery life is out of this world (lasting up to 10 hours!) Streaming has been a dream, and the visuals are much sharper and more life-like than traditional HD. My old PC would hit us with buffering struggles on the regular, which can be extremely traumatic to a two year old, but thankfully that’s a pain of the past!
I do a ton of multitasking when it comes to my work. I am constantly editing photos, downloading content, thumbing through multiple tabs and worksheets and running multiple apps to help me get the job done. My previous PC would always fuss at me when I tried to perform too many functions at once by locking up and sometimes shutting down in the middle of my work. I’d spend countless hours working way harder than was necessary editing photos and content simply because the programs would run at a snail’s speed. Intel’s new 8th Generation Intel® Core™ processor helps make multitasking a breeze by allowing me to edit content in dramatically less time, move swiftly between programs and tabs, sync content across multiple devices and creating and share immersive 4K, VR and 360 content.
Easy to Use Features that Make Life Easier:
Since getting the Dell Inspiron 2-in-1 Touchscreen Laptop with the 8th Generation Intel® Core™ processor, I feel like I’ve gained a new personal assistant that keeps me in check all throughout my day! With just the turn of my wrist, I can instantly transform my laptop into a tablet without any fuss at all. Through this feature, I am able to go from editing a document in my office to creating things such as grocery lists, personal notes and reminders, and so much more! Thanks to Windows Ink and 3D, I can draw, create and edit 3D images in photos and can easily write and erase just like I’m writing on a notepad. You should have SEEN how many sticky notes and lists I had all over my desk before this new processor entered my life! I’m also able to take advantage of Cortana Voice Command, which instantly pulls up anything I need (weather report, reminders, recipes, etc.) at the sound of my voice. I can’t even explain how awesome it is to have this feature built in, and I’m not even sure how I could have ever possibly kept my sanity all these years without it!
Living in a very rural part of Alabama, it’s no simple task to go to the store. The closest grocery store to me is a 30+ minute drive, and I have to drive 45+ minutes to go shopping for just about everything else! Needless to say, I do at least 90% of my shopping these days online (even some of my grocery shopping!) Knowing the risks of cybercrime and identity theft, I’m so thankful that the built-in password and payment security features of the 8th Generation Intel® Core™ processor makes purchasing goods online so much easier and safer. I’m able to make simple and secure payments with just the swipe of a finger, and having fingerprint recognition lowers the risk of identity theft substantially. All of my daily activities like online banking, paying bills and shopping are protected thanks to an automatic layer of protection that provides fast data encryption to keep keep all of my personal info safe without slowing me down. Talk about some much needed peace of mind!
Without making the switch from my old PC to my new one with an 8th Generation Intel® Core™ processor, I’m certain I’d still be plugging away at my work in the wee hours of the morning, begging the videos to buffer and the pages to load. Gone are the days that I settle for working way harder, when I could totally be working smarter and getting so much more done! Knowing there’s a 40% performance jump between the 7th Gen and 8th Gen Intel core, I can rest assured that my business and personal life is only going to get better from here!
Could you use a PC refresh? Are you currently dealing with a processor that slows you down and prevents you from accomplishing all that needs to be done throughout your day? Make the switch to a PC with an 8th Generation Intel® Core™ processor and experience the exceptional performance yourself!
Karen Elliott says
Well I’m impressed. I feel less stressed myself knowing that this 8th generational Intel Core could my life easier and less stressful! Dear Santa…?