TS Giveaway: Post a pic win an Eee!

By Julio Franco · 147 replies
Dec 14, 2007
  1. As we announced a couple of weeks ago, we are giving away the product of your choice. The winner of our reader poll is the ultra-portable ASUS Eee PC that got the victory with one third of the votes from a small pool of devices that also included the Apple iPhone, Nintendo Wii and a GeForce 8800GT.


    Without further ado, here's the rundown of the prizes for this holiday giveaway:

    First prize: ASUS Eee PC 4G Surf

    Secondary prizes: (courtesy of Diamond Multimedia, one each).
    Diamond XtremeSound 7.1 soundcard
    Diamond XtremeSound 5.1 soundcard
    Diamond XtremeTV PCTV - HDTV USB
    Diamond One-Touch Video Capture USB

    So what does it take to win?


    Official Contest Rules

    * Eligibility relies on one simple rule: take a picture of your PC with TechSpot's frontpage showing on the screen, then post it in THIS forum thread (reply to the existing thread with the image showing in your post as per the example).

    * Double & triple your chances of winning by showing MORE than one computer screen in your picture. Like in the sample picture above, you can put up to 10 computer screens together and that will increase your eligibility ten fold!

    * All the computers/monitors have to be on a single shot in the same picture, not in multiple ones.

    * Image hosting: If you need a host for your pictures you can use TechSpot's own picture gallery, that's what we used to post the picture above. First upload, then copy the image address and post it here.

    * The five (5) winners will be randomly selected from the pool of eligible contestants. If you have multiplied your chances (see above) then your name will be repeated as many times in the pool.

    * The giveaway will run until Friday, December 28th, 2007. The winners will be notified and publicly announced within 48 hours.

    * There are no geographic limitations for the contest, that means we will ship the prizes overseas if necessary. Prizes will be shipped in mid-January.

    * Winners will be contacted via email using the address they used to register in the forums. Each winner will have up to 7 days to get back to us, otherwise we will be forced to disqualify him in favor of a new randomly selected user.

    * TechSpot staff members are not eligible to win any prizes. Our team of moderators are however eligible as any other regular member as they don't have any financial ties with the organization (we had to be fair with them).

    * Current members and new TechSpot members are encouraged to stay around and participate in our news and forum discussions, it is not however a requisite for eligibility.

    * Rules update: You don't have to own all the PCs pictured, so you can use your office computers and so on. The rule is up to 10 screens and they all have to fit perfectly in one single shot.

  2. buttus

    buttus TS Enthusiast Posts: 180

    Happy Happy, Joy Joy. I am officially stoked about this contest. :)

    Gret contest Julio!!!! Just SUCKS that I only have the one PC (and is the actual reason I am hoping to win the EeePC as I need it pretty badly).

    *Update* I decided to stand on my morales here. Fact is that I do really need this EEEpc pretty bad and it isn't just another gadget that so many here (with PDA's, notebooks, desktops, BlackBerry's, phones and gaming devices all in the same room) seem to have. I could take a picture of my work with all the monitors on in the tech support room but I have decided against it. I'd rather rely on my one crappy pic of my one and only crappy home pc then show some computer room or lab.

    I will also rely on luck here....but I'd rather loose honestly then win crookedly.

  3. JMMD

    JMMD TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 854

  4. poertner_1274

    poertner_1274 secroF laicepS topShceT Posts: 4,172

    That's almost like cheating...I thought they had to be your 'own' computer?

    Great thought though JMMD! I like the creativity!
  5. buttus

    buttus TS Enthusiast Posts: 180

    I'd agree. Nothing like taking a pic from the office or computer lab. Heck, maybe I should do that as my company has 10pc's all in a small area. I could login and set all the monitors up and whammo. 10 entries.

    Either that, or I am suffering computer envy.
  6. brand1130

    brand1130 TS Rookie

    The sad story of my laptop: My screen died post-warranty so I had to attach this monitor instead. Now I have a desktop all over again. LoL

    I also lost WiFi since the antenna was in the screen ha


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  7. God Of Mana

    God Of Mana TechSpot Paladin Posts: 493

    i really don't think thats really fair,jmmd...Julio, what are you gonna do? I mean Com'n, its a whole computer lab!(maybe only 7 computers) And as you stated in the rules:
    I don't think all those are jmmd's...
  8. aksd

    aksd TS Member Posts: 51

  9. Julio Franco

    Julio Franco TechSpot Editor Topic Starter Posts: 7,673   +988

    Nice to see some participants already, keep it coming!
    A small rule update:

    * Rules update: You don't have to own all the PCs pictured, so you can use your office computers and so on. The rule is up to 10 screens and they all have to fit perfectly in one single shot.
  10. sbgsus

    sbgsus TS Rookie Posts: 30



    Only one for me im afraid =[
  11. Canadian

    Canadian TS Rookie Posts: 77

    Yay for me!

    6 for me please :D
    I just hope I win, I would like to be able to give the EEE Laptop to my mom
  12. grantedlin

    grantedlin TS Rookie

    Screening in New Zealand

    [​IMG]Maybe this should have been taken upside-down. Greetings from under, down under.
  13. Mictlantecuhtli

    Mictlantecuhtli TS Evangelist Posts: 4,345   +11


    Too bad it's limited to ten now :p

    I provide tech support for all of these computers.
  14. Julio Franco

    Julio Franco TechSpot Editor Topic Starter Posts: 7,673   +988

    It was always limited to ten, I knew somebody would abuse the contest otherwise with a 100+ PC lab. :)
  15. Didou

    Didou Bowtie extraordinair! Posts: 4,274

    & just to be clear, a big screen is worth as much "points" as a smaller one. ;)
  16. SNGX1275

    SNGX1275 TS Forces Special Posts: 10,742   +421

    6, normally that 19" CRT hanging at the edge of the desk isn't there, but had to use it for the contest :D

    Edit: In case anyone was interested - represented, from left to right:
    PCLinuxOS 07, Mac OS X 10.3.9, Mac OS X 10.5.1, Windows Vista, Windows Vista, Ubuntu 7.10
  17. brucel

    brucel TS Rookie

    from AUS

    Clutter is good.... even still using 98

  18. devilghost

    devilghost TS Rookie

  19. ROYAL115

    ROYAL115 TS Rookie


    Here are my 4. iPhone is okay I hope... Unfortunately, my Apple IIgs won't show pictures online.


    ( I guess I should have reduced my resolution instad of the size of the pic. Oh Well...)

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  20. ralpho1228

    ralpho1228 TS Rookie

    Fun Contest

    I'm just a computer slob..this is me, unedited...
  21. kc0eks

    kc0eks TS Rookie


    I lack a ton of screens :p
  22. amir

    amir TS Rookie


    A Collection of ASUS PCBarebone, very amazing, just for you "TechSpot"

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  23. ddappete

    ddappete TS Rookie Posts: 25

    building on other's work.

    What better way to post the TS pic than to mirror back into the site what other's see?

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  24. ddappete

    ddappete TS Rookie Posts: 25

    or this, PC's looking at PCs.........PC is watching

    this is a better pic
  25. ddappete

    ddappete TS Rookie Posts: 25

    PC is watching

    OK. so it took a few to get this right. I'm new and old....

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