Wednesday, November 24, 2010



According to the NPD Group, Americas spent $10.8 billion on consumer technology-related products in the 2009 holiday season and electronics are predicted to be the hottest gifts again this year. However, many consumers continue to be challenged when trying to find the right PC for their family or themselves and, with Black Friday and Cyber Monday deals coming soon, there is not a more urgent time to learn than now.

Leslie Sobon, Corporate Vice President, Product Marketing at AMD, offers tips below on how to navigate the holiday buying season and choose a computer for a friend or family member without ruining the surprise:

Look for systems with VISION Technology from AMD labels, which help you choose the perfect PC (without needing an engineering degree)  
Different VISION Technology from AMD labels correspond with different user needs, allowing consumers to quickly and easily make educated buying decisions based on how they will use the computer
To best take advantage of this season’s holiday deals, confirm your purchase beforehand by visiting the store days ahead and asking your salesperson relevant usage questions such as:
o        Will this computer allow me to listen to or mix music?

o        Will this computer allow me to view and edit photos?

o        Can my child build a Power Point presentation on this computer?

o        Will my husband be able to edit the family videos on this computer?

o        Can I watch Blu-ray and/or HD movies?

o        Can I watch Live TV or play video games?

Black Friday is right around the corner, and AMD is here to help make the shopping experience easy, fun and rewarding!

AMD’s Facebook page is currently hosting a deal stream for notebooks, desktops, processors and other goodies featuring AMD technology, all of which were uncovered and tweeted with the #AMDdeals hashtag by AMD fans and shoppers all over North America.  Follow AMD on Twitter.

Beginning Wednesday, November 24th at 6 a.m. CT, every deal submitted with the hashtag counts as one entry into a contest to win fabulous prizes. Take a look at the official site for a full list of contest rules and details, including information on the prizes and the prize periods.

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