TS Giveaway: Win an Acer Aspire One 11.6" netbook

By on October 28, 2009, 7:02 AM
Update #3 (11/9): Congratulations to our lucky winner, treeski. Special thanks to everyone who participated (all 368 of you), it certainly made for an interesting contest with a very positive outcome. More info here.

Update #2 (11/7): Thanks everyone for your participation, the giveaway is now officially closed. The contest winner will be announced this Sunday. Look for the announcement on this page. We will also add a short note at the top of the frontpage in our weekend news round-up post on Sunday. Good luck everyone!

Update (11/5): Only two more days to participate! So far response has been overwhelming, not only because of the number of entries but because of the conversations that have formed along our tech news coverage over the past week. It was a risky proposal to prize the quantity of participation, but we are very happy about the quality and relevance of user comments for the most part. Keep it coming as we continue to roll out contests in the next few weeks.

Participate in TechSpot's latest giveaway and win an Acer Aspire One 11.6" netbook computer. Rules are simple and anyone can participate no matter your location. The contest will be held until next Friday, November 6th. Enter here for more details.

TechSpot will be hosting a number of giveaways through the remainder of the year. Our last Good Old Games contest was only the beginning. This time we are giving away an Acer Aspire One 11.6" netbook, similar to the one we reviewed last September. It's a pretty neat system, valued at $300.

What it takes to win

  • First leave a comment below and let us know you want to join the contest.
  • Become an active participant in the news comments starting today and until next Friday, November 6th.
  • For every post you make you get an extra chance to win (e.g. if you've posted 20 times during the contest, you get 20 chances).
  • To make this a sane competition we will cap the number of max comments during the giveaway to 40 (or about 4 posts per day on average).
  • If a participant posts nonsense comments recurrently we will automatically remove him from the giveaway without any notification.
  • Quantity is important but QUALITY will be taken under serious consideration.
  • TechSpot staff members will monitor and join the conversations. Our usernames are highlighted in blue.

Other rules and regulations

  • We will randomly select 1 winner using weights depending on the number of comments posted during the giveaway timeframe (see above).
  • We won't limit participation based on geographic location. We will ship the netbook from the U.S. to the location the winner designates. We should not be held responsible for any customs import taxes or additional fees incurred in the process.
  • The prize is not an off the shelf item. It is however practically new as was only used for evaluation on the site. The manufacturer (Acer) has granted us permission to give it away to our readers.
  • The winner will be notified via email. Only TechSpot community members can participate as we will use your account's email for notification. As always, you can register here free of charge.
  • Once selected, the winner will be notified via email and have 5 days to respond and accept the prize. It will also be announced at this location. If we don't receive a response by the sixth day, we may select an alternate potential winner in his/her place.

Good luck!

User Comments: 403

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kimsland, Ex-TechSpotter, said:

I like how it has Windows XP Home installed

A neat little package, I say thumbs up

Oh I'd like to join the contest ;)

red1776 red1776, Omnipotent Ruler of the Universe, said:

That will look splendid on my desk,

I would like to join as well.

skitzo_zac skitzo_zac, TechSpot Chancellor, said:

I'm in, good to see that the contest isn't limited to the US.

How about you just send it to me in Oz now, why bother with the competition?

Burty117 Burty117, TechSpot Chancellor, said:

I'm In! been after a netbook for ages but with the resession and all that I haven't been able to splash out on one,

to Skitzo: I wonder how much it would cost to send to Oz?

Souljacker Souljacker said:

Mmm, this qould be handy for taking into uni, some of my lectures are far too boring!

kimsland, Ex-TechSpotter, said:

to Skitzo: I wonder how much it would cost to send to Oz?

Well if its too much money for TechSpot to post it, maybe they could give me a free flight to US to pick it up in person

I'm easy either way ;)

gadzooks64 said:

I have one of these that I love!

I just installed W7 on it. It is as fast or faster even that it was with XP.

Burty117 Burty117, TechSpot Chancellor, said:

Windows 7 works on it! what version did you install?

skitzo_zac skitzo_zac, TechSpot Chancellor, said:

kimsland said:

to Skitzo: I wonder how much it would cost to send to Oz?

Well if its too much money for TechSpot to post it, maybe they could give me a free flight to US to pick it up in person

I'm easy either way

You have the right idea there Kimsland. Although I must be back in Oz from picking it up pretty soon. I am going away shortly after this contest is drawn. Would be nice to have a a netbook to take with me :p

Edit: Might want to change this sentence "If a participant posts nonsense comments recurrently we will automatically remove him from the giveaway without any notification.", change the "him" to "him/her" as to not appear sexist :p

z0k! said:

yup always in for a freebie! :P

as a matter of fact i can recall the first time i discovered techspot many years ago was because of a similar giveaway

gadzooks64 said:

I put Home Premium 32bit on it.

Works like a charm but you have to turn the Aero off. I ran the upgrade advisor and it told me that it wouldn't even support Aero but it did; the system was very sluggish with Aero on so I turned it off.

Docnoq said:

This would serve as an awesome replacement for my dated laptop which typically gets less than an hour of battery life.

I would like to join the contest please :-)

natefalk natefalk said:

Docnoq said:

This would serve as an awesome replacement for my dated laptop which typically gets less than an hour of battery life.

I know exactly what you mean. I have a Dell Insperion 1100 that I bought cheap from my work. It won't even work when it's unplugged. My 4 year old desktop PC just died (fried mobo) so I'm sort of stuck with the Insperion...at least I can still surf the web.

I would also like to enter the contest. Thanks!

biggdbo said:

I'd like to join the contest, please!

My daughter has been asking fora laptop for quite a whle ... this would make a great Christmas present!

fref said:

Never been lucky for that sort of thing, but won't hurt to try.

Count me in! Thanks!

Razerblade said:

I would love to join this contest.

Never owned a laptop but it would be so handy to have one so that i can surf the web when i am out and about.


don101 said:

ill join it! could do with it for college!

treeski treeski said:

Hey I'm game. I hope there are a lot of good news bits this week!

Let the comments begin

(btw, does this comment count?

zaidpirwani said:

Just last week I went to the market, choose a laptop and then walked out, cause suddenly it struck me that Holiday Season is coming and many sites will be giving these little things in giveaways, so why spent money now, when I can have it later for free, also if I don't then I will still be able to get some great deals during this holiday season....

VitaminC said:

Great idea on getting the post count up!

I've been lurking for a little while now, enjoying the great site layout, and this finally got me to make an account.

Whiffen Whiffen said:

Sounds like a nice little contest, you can count me in :3

alexandrionel said:

I think that this 11.6" is a good size for a netbook. I saw the 10" model and also the 8.9" model. For me, their screens are too small. I think this is much better. 13.3" would have been too much. This way you also keep it very light.

I also understand that this processor is much faster.

My job requires me to have access to a computer and internet. So, this would be perfect for me. But I doubt I will win it, I am not the person to win when it involves lottery.

Anyway, I would recommend this to anyone on a tight budget who wants also some speed from it.

pbartman said:

Acer has been becoming one of the major players in the PC market. I've owned their monitors and I would have to say the quality is great. I would love to win one of these!

Davidoff Davidoff said:

i would like to join too

would make things easy for me

limpangel limpangel said:

I've been checking TechSpot every day for the past two years, but until now I didn't feel the need to sign up.

I'll join this contest.

Heck, maybe i'll be more active in the comment area even after it's finished.

P.S. Thanks for allowing people outside US to participate. Most of the tech news websites limit their contests/promotions to US and/or Canada only.

ET3D, TechSpot Paladin, said:

I certainly won't mind winning this baby. Personally, I think the smaller the better, but I do care about resolution. That is, I'd be happier with the same spec in 9". I find the UMID M1 really tempting. Hopefully they'll come out with a 1GB RAM version.

lynxon said:

Holy crap that netbook has a resolution worth existence! Count me in on the contest!

TomSEA TomSEA, TechSpot Chancellor, said:

Sign me up, por favor! Great way to get comments....I'll just be my usual verbose self.

alexandrionel said:

I also wish to joing the contest. I posted again because I thought it wasn't clear from my first post that I wish to participate.

n1sm08 said:

I need one for college! count me in!


I want to join the contest.

Thank you

*Working as a freelance computer technician for the past 15 years, I have learned to travel lite. I NEED to win the Acer Aspire One netbook.

Vrmithrax Vrmithrax, TechSpot Paladin, said:

Hey, I'll throw my hat into the ring... Wouldn't mind winning a nice little netbook that I can let the wife use so I can get custody of my laptop back!

ron5334 said:


First, i would love to join the contest.

i'm currently studing for my A+ Cert and a netbook would be helpful to me for keeping up with Techspot news and studying away from home.

good luck to all that enter.

abautu said:

It would be nice to pride myself with this cuttie.

Deso said:

I've been reading teachspot everyday for several months now and never fealth the need to comment since pretty much nobody else comments on the news, the discussion is none-existant, hopefully this giveaway will promt more news discussion

I'd like to join the contest

Afroaggie said:

Well a netbook would help me with my studies I am in. I have always just read the articles maybe now I will actually comment...

KidChaos said:

Registered as I'm interested in entering the contest. Would love to have a netbook to play with. Have wanted to test one out with some DJ software to see what it could handle. I too like others have been a long time reader, but never joined in the conversation. TechSpot continues to be a relevant site without the constant "fanboy/flame" articles seen elsewhere. Keep up the good work.

Richy2k9 said:

hello ...

nice contest here, if Mauritius is eligible, i want to participate. thank you for adding me.

the Acer Aspire One 11.6" netbook is quite an interesting piece of hardware, with decent specifications.

thank you for such a great contest & allowing a worldwide participation

(i remember my last comment on here was against SONY not having a OTHER COUNTRIES option ...)


jet6130 said:

I'll join this contest

The netbook looks feature packed

Obakemono said:

This little netbook would be a great addition so I could have a smaller, yet very functional computer for my work since I travel allot and have limited space. I've had Acer products before and they work well and last. Count me in the contest.


kostov said:

've been checking TechSpot every day for the past fow months, but until now I didn't feel the need to sign up.

This would be great replacement for my old laptop witch the battery is compleatly dead for almost 1 month already.

I would like to join the contest please

Jawshh Jawshh said:

oh nice one. Count me in.

Cueto_99 said:

I'd like to join the contest also,

I would love to give it to my mom as a Christmas Gift, of couse the gift card will say : From: Techspot & Me

Moltar said:

I want to join!!!!

poertner_1274 poertner_1274, secroF laicepS topShceT, said:

Best of luck to everyone! Just remember it's QUALITY, not quantity.

Just be a good part of the discussion and all should be well.


Welcome all new members to TechSpot

I hope to see you all around after this contest is over. You will find TechSpot a very fun, relaxing, & informative place.

pravusnex said:

I want I want!!!

Thanks guys. I really needed some kind of motivation to spew my opinions on everything tech.

Jibberish18 said:

I really don't like netbooks and don't see the point of them unless for VERY specific situations, BUT it seems like Acers Aspire One and it's 11.6" screen is a pretty nice solution to someone wanting something small enough to be portable yet big enough for people with thick fingers such as myself.

thewoosterisroot thewoosterisroot said:

Sweet. I already have a notebook, and a netbook, but several members in my family could certainly use a laptop. Would be incredibly helpful. Nyway, good luck to all!

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