TechSpot giveaway: Acer Timeline laptop winner announcement

By on March 31, 2010, 3:15 AM
It was about time we announced the lucky winner of our latest giveaway, who will be taking home an Acer Aspire Timeline 14" laptop. But before putting the name out there, let us take a second to thank everyone who participated and made of this last contest our best so far in terms of involvement and commentary quality.

It simply makes us proud that 99% of the time discussions went without any moderation, even when the amount of comments flying back and forth was considerably higher than usual with a nice mix of regular members and newcomers taking part on the conversations.

At the end of this announcement we'll also give a bit of details on an upcoming giveaway opening next week that will consist of something completely different than anything we've tried before, just so you don't get bored or feel bribed to voice in more often in our comments. Anyhow, what you wanted to know. And the winner is...

Congratulations JMMD!
With a total of 44 comments posted during our two week-long contest, you were randomly selected as the winner of the Acer Aspire Timeline 14" laptop. Please respond to our announcement email, so we can get the prize on its way soon.

To the rest of members who participated... Thank you again! Unfortunately we can't give prizes to everyone, but we can at least continue giving stuff away, so check out the teaser rules for our next one below.

A few stats...

  • 5000+ news comments were made during the contest period
  • 328 members participated
  • 10.47 was the average number of posts made by contestants
  • Over 25% of participants posted over 20 comments
  • We lost count on how many members were disqualified or banned, but we recall there were at least 5 going either way
  • The winner announcement was delayed by a week - we usually take no more than 3-4 days - because Julio (that's me) was away on well-deserved vacation

Our next giveaway

Our upcoming contest is going to be about wallpapers, that is, you putting together a cool TechSpot themed wallpaper that can be shared among your fellow TS readers, voted and rated by the community as well. But don't despair, Photoshop killer skills won't be needed since we won't be judging on professionalism but creativity, coolness, usability and even simplicity. We will provide you with a high-res TechSpot logo and badge that you can use, the rest will be up to you. Time to dust off those Paint skills you never knew you had and get to work.

Further details on this giveaway will be available next week when it's officially opened.

User Comments: 22

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Serag said:

Congratulation JMMD

skitzo_zac skitzo_zac, TechSpot Chancellor, said:

Congratulations to JMMD. Hope you enjoy the new toy.

Puiu Puiu said:

Congratz JMMD!

BTW i want a vacation too... working over 9 hours a day isn't helping my health (plus 5 hours Saturday). Hopefully i'll have a few free days during Easter.

JMMD JMMD, TechSpot Chancellor, said:

WoW! I mean WOW!! I log in this morning and see this message. My heart is pounding. Thanks so much to Techspot and Acer for this amazing prize. I will be sure to post pics when I receive it.

slh28 slh28, TechSpot Paladin, said:

Congrats! The next contest sounds pretty original, bring it on!

LightHeart said:


Congratulations JMMD and enjoy your computer.

TechSpot crew thanks for putting on this and the other contests.

I guess I'll have to "brush up" on my paint skills for the next contest.

Have a great day everyone...

Tekkaraiden Tekkaraiden said:

Congratulations and enjoy!

Vrmithrax Vrmithrax, TechSpot Paladin, said:

Way to go JMMD! Do a little extra computing for the rest of us

ansarimikail said:

Aww mann, I thought it was gonna be me :-(, or at least the rest of the 327 guys who didnt win. Ah well, get ready for a killer wallpaper that will knock your socks off :-). Congrats any way JMMD.

levar said:

Congrats jmmd can't wait on the next competition!!

jjbeard926 said:

Congrats! That looks like a very cool laptop. Let us know what you think after you get to use it for a bit. I'd be interested to see a review by a user after say 3 months of use. We always see the first glance type reviews where they spend a month, a week or even less with the product then review it. But the real test of a product is what bugs you about it after 2 or 3 months of steady use.

I also have to say I was impressed with the quality of posts I saw. This community is a very good one, polite and well educated.

Trillionsin Trillionsin said:

Congrats JMMD

I have a Acer laptop that I am sure is the exact model, and I LOVE IT. I did put a SSD to replace the HDD, which keeps it very cool in the lap.

You lucky man...

Richy2k9 said:

hello ...

congrats JMMD, enjoy the well deserved laptop. & thank you techspot for the giveaways.


Relic Relic, TechSpot Chancellor, said:

Gratz JMMD! And thanks for the opportunity TS!

TomSEA TomSEA, TechSpot Chancellor, said:

Gratz JMMD! really had to ban 5 people? People tend to be pretty moderate on these boards (unless we're talking about DRM and pirating ) - surprised to hear that.

mv670 said:

Congrats JMMD

Enjoy your new laptop

DryIce said:

Congratulations JMMD! And thanks TechSpot for hosting this contest.

Matthew Matthew, TechSpot Staff, said:

To be clear, the people weren't banned for being rowdy (at least not by me), but for trying to scam the contest or posting gibberish.

Congrats JMMD, and best of luck to everyone in the upcoming giveaway(s).

Chazz said:

Grats! I hope you enjoy it.

Wendig0 Wendig0, TechSpot Paladin, said:

Congrats man! Good for you JMMD!

ET3D, TechSpot Paladin, said:

Congratulations, JMMD! Enjoy your new laptop.

JMMD JMMD, TechSpot Chancellor, said:

The laptop arrived today:


Thanks again to TechSpot and Acer for an awesome prize!

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