November 20, 2012

Hats off to CodeProject, Intel

CodeProject is currently holding a Windows 8 & Ultrabook App Innovation contest and I was fortunate enough to make it to the second round. It's a great contest, as all first round winners, myself included, were winners of a brand spanking new prototype model Ultrabook for development:
4Gb memory, Intel I-7(Ivy Bridge) Processor 2-2.5GHz,
160Gb HD, 5 Touchpoint Screen, Windows 8 OS.

I don't really have any technical points in this post, but I wanted to give some kudos to the folks at CodeProject as well as Intel, since I did have an issue with my screen cracking after a week or two. Since it was a free laptop, and CodeProject barely knows who I am, I was not hopeful about being able to get this issue resolved. And it's an unbranded prototype, so I wasn't really sure what manufacturer would be able to help me. Plus, it's a touch screen, so you can't just replace the glass like other laptops (even though it was still fully functional using mouse and keyboard).

But Chris at CodeProject pointed me to Premier Intel support, which came with the laptop, and they swapped it out for me as soon as I could give them a UPS tracking number. Five days later, I'm up and running on the replacement, and it's the best laptop I've ever owned. Fast, responsive, and boots to a functional Windows 8 login screen within 5 seconds. Thanks, CodeProject!

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