*The reviewer has been compensated in the form of a Best Buy Gift Card and/or received the product/service at a reduced price or for free.*
Being a blogger, obviously access to a computer is a necessity. For the past few years, I have worked solely on a laptop as the only area for a computer desk is used for my son's desktop. Using a laptop is very convenient since I can take it wherever I need to, but there are some drawbacks as well.
I have found that I have sacrificed performance to get a laptop in the same price point as my desktop. Meaning I could get more memory and speed for the same money on a desktop as compared to most laptops. I don't mind spending money, but I do mind wasting it. I want to be sure I get the most out of my laptop.
Also, since I am no longer using a mouse, a great touchpad is a must. It took me so long to get used to the one on my current laptop because it is not the smoothest or easiest to use. Another huge disadvantage of my current laptop is the webcam is very poor. I don't even use it because not only is it hard to use, the quality is not sufficient. A good webcam would be great for video reviews, though, which is why I would love a good one on my next laptop.
Basically, I am shopping around for a new, improved laptop. There are clearly hundreds of choices out there, and countless places to look when shopping. It can be very overwhelming if you don't know where to look. Thankfully, I knew exactly where to start. Best Buy always has the best tech brands and products, and the information I need to make an informed decision and even get personal advice if I need it.
After a great deal of comparing, I think I have found my new laptop, and it will be a HP Envy Touchsmart Laptop. This laptop has it all, including the extreme performance of AMD's most powerful mobile processor - the AMD FX Special Edition APU. The AMD FX Special Edition APU will provide you with unbelievable performance, gaming and productivity.
The HP Envy Touchsmart Laptop boasts award winning graphics, 10 compute cores (4 CPU + 6 GPU), unbelievable PC performance, exceptional gaming and entertainment experiences and mega multitasking. I multitask essentially all day, every day. Also the super-fast processor makes it easier to stream video at a higher quality. Since my 3 year old dominates the TV in the living room all day long, I do all my viewing on Netflix and such, making quality streaming imperative.
Also, the HP Envy Touchsmart Laptop is 15.6", making it the perfectly sized for easy travel while allowing a great working/playing experience. Additionally, it is thin and lightweight for maximum comfort while in use.
Speaking of features that make it easy to use, the touchscreen is a huge asset. My current laptop does not have a touchscreen, and I constantly find myself wishing it did and thinking how much easy this or that task would be if it had one. I have been looking for a touchscreen laptop that was really a laptop(in terms of performance) and not a fancy tablet. The HP Envy Touchsmart Laptop 15.6" is exactly what I have been looking for.
Of course, I will be purchasing my new HP Envy Touchsmart Laptop from Best Buy. Not only does Best Buy have the best price, but they also offer free shipping on orders over $35 and free store pickup in as little as 45 minutes.
While I love to shop at Best Buy in store, I just have to take advantage o the free shipping option. Since I don't drive, the only way I can shop is if I have my husband take me when he is off work, which is his relaxing time. Now I get my laptop and he can take a nap, everyone wins.
If you are in the market for a new laptop, the only place you need to look is Best Buy. I would suggest starting with the HP Envy Touchsmart Laptop for superior performance, features and value. It has everything you could need or want at a price that even I think is good. Happy shopping.
Tuesday, April 14, 2015
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Friday, April 10, 2015
If that is not a great asset, I don't know what is. If I am looking to go somewhere or buy something, I always check Groupon first, to see if they have a deal for me. This is especially beneficial for vacations. We don't vacation often, but when we do, I expect it to be perfect.
Being able to get resorts and hotels at a steal of a price on Groupon is wonderful, finding new local(to the destination) restaurants AND saving money on them is fantastic, and getting fun outings like mini golf and bowling at about half price is unbelievable cool. We can get the same vacation for half the cost, or even better, double the vacation for the same price we would otherwise pay.
Groupon is just incredible. I can't even explain how much I love their deals. I was just talking about an upcoming Marilyn Manson/Smashing Pumpkins concert last week. I just found out today that Groupon has a deal for 50% off tickets. A concert I would already pay full price for, half off. It's almost too good to be true.
As if all the phenomenal voucher deals were not reason enough to love Groupon, I have something even better. Groupon just introduced a new feature - Groupon Coupons! That's right, coupons. So now, Groupon will save you money on all the things you already buy, just like it has done before, only now you can get coupons without spending ANYTHING. Totally free coupons!
There are way too many incredible coupons to list(over 55,000!), but I can tell that there is something for everyone. I saw at least a dozen that I am personally going to use, and with new ones being added all the time, you'd be crazy(or foolish) not to check them out. If you want to save money, I can think of no easier way that to get free coupons for things you already plan to buy, and Groupon Coupons has the best free coupons around.
I would love to hear about your experience with Groupon. What is the best deal you've ever gotten. How often do you use Groupon and have you tried Groupon Coupons yet? If not, what are you waiting for?
*Although this is a compensated post, all opinions are 100% my own.*
*This post was made possible by Double Duty Divas and Luvs. I was compensated for my participation in this campaign, but all opinions are 100% mine.*
As a mom, I am always looking for the best products to care for my children. I need to be sure to use a brand I can count on. High quality is essential. However, we do also have a budget, so a good value is also a must. I will never sacrifice quality for price, but luckily I can usually have the best of both worlds.
With Luvs diapers, that is exactly what I get. I have used Luvs since my son was very young. I started with other brands, because I thought the higher cost meant a better product. While that seemed like sound logic(you get what you pay for), it turned out to be completely wrong.
Those other brands were awful. The tabs broke off or the leaked everywhere, they would tear and the gel would fall out of them. It was a nightmare. Then I found Luvs, and could not believe how much better they are. A better product at a better price, who knew?
I have never went back to those other brands, and used Luvs since they day my daughter was born as well. Even know, while she is potty trained, I sleep her in diapers in case of night time accidents. I did try training pants with her for nighttime, in case they were better for that, but went right back to Luvs. She loves them, I love them, my wallet loves them, and she is always dry in the morning.
It's no wonder Luvs with NightLock are the official diaper of experienced moms, helps to lock away wetness – even overnight – with Luvs’ largest absorbency area ever.
Luvs with NightLock has superior overnight protection that locks away wetness better than Huggies Snug & Dry*(*Locks away wetness better than Huggies Snug & Dry, sizes 3-6.)
The only thing better than the performance and price of Luv diapers is additional savings, which is exactly what you will find in this Sunday's(4/12) newspaper. There will be a coupon for $30 off 2 boxes of Luvs diapers, and you don't want to miss it. Whether you are a loyal Luvs customer or you have never tried them(which you must do immediately), you can't pass up this deal.