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Win a Lenovo U300s, just in time for Christmas!

UPDATE: I’d like to congratulate the winner, kim/reluctant renovator, comment #16! Thanks to all who entered.

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I’m going to be making one of my readers very happy next week. Microsoft Windows and Lenovo are giving away the brand-new, just available today IdeaPad U300s, in a strikingly gorgeous tangerine color.

This is the computer that can boot up in as little as 10.5 seconds, and they proved it by dropping it from an airplane attached to a parachute that would only deploy once the computer successfully booted:

And if you’re tempted to call shenanigans or assume that they used some kind of digital trickery to simply make it look like they dropped it out of a plane:

Pretty cool, huh?

From the Lenovo website’s description of the U300s:

  • Slim, Ultrabook™ design for easy mobility, from just 0.6” thin
  • Minimalist, one-piece aluminum shell, available in Graphite Gray or Clementine Orange (coming soon)
  • Long battery life* with up to 30 days standby time
  • Lenovo RapidCharge brings battery charge to 50 percent in 30 minutes
  • Boot in as little as 10.5 seconds with RapidDrive SSD technology**
  • Breathable keyboard uses Intel® Advanced Cooling Technology to improve airflow so PC can run cooler on your lap
  • Cool-touch palmrest and intelligent glass touchpad with easy scroll, zoom and rotate functions
  • HD graphics and stereo speakers with SRS® Premium Surround Sound™
  • USB 3.0 port, HDMI output and 1.3M (720p HD) webcam
  • Intel® Wireless Display (WiDi): wirelessly stream content from your laptop onto a big screen (requires TV adapter)
  • BIOS-embedded anti-theft protection

This computer is light, super-thin, gorgeous, fast, and packed with features. I had the opportunity to keep it for myself and review it, or give it away, and the Christmas spirit smacked the sense right out of me.

So enter to win by leaving a comment on this post telling me what you would do with this computer if you won. Would you keep it? Would you give it away? Don’t worry – I’m not judging the entries. The winner will be chosen by random.org. So go ahead and be selfish if you want. :-)

For a second entry, you may tweet about this contest with a link back to this page. Or, you can copy and tweet the following:

Want 2 win a super thin, light, fast, & gorgeous #Lenovo IdeaPad U300s laptop? Head over to @SelfishMom’s site & enter: http://slf.sh/sSEIT2

Make sure to leave a second comment with a link to your tweet, or it won’t count (instructions on how to find and post the url of your tweet can be found here).

So, that’s a maximum of two entries per household please! This contest will close at noon-ish on Tuesday, December 20th. The winner will be chosen by random.org. You must be at least 18 years of age to enter. Prize may be shipped within the continental United States only. See my complete Giveaway Rules page for more information.

Good luck!

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177 Responses to “Win a Lenovo U300s, just in time for Christmas!”

  1. Thien-Kim on December 14th, 2011 12:03 am
    1

    I think I’d be selfish and keep it for myself. I love the tangerine color!
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  2. Thien-Kim on December 14th, 2011 12:04 am
  3. Amanda Sakovitz on December 14th, 2011 12:05 am
    3

    I would definitely keep this for myself. The computer I have now is really slow and makes loud noises.

  4. Amanda Sakovitz on December 14th, 2011 12:06 am
  5. Stephanie on December 14th, 2011 12:11 am
    5

    Oh I would keep it! I blog on a shoddy netbook with a broken space key. It sucks and is so tiny it gives me a headache. Clearly I am some sort of blog martyr. How I suffer…
    But honestly we are just broke and can’t afford a laptop right now ap I really hope I win because that would be freaking awesome. Although I would lose my blog martyr status.
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  6. Jessica on December 14th, 2011 12:15 am
    6

    I’d be a little selfish… I’d give away my current laptop and keep the new one because it has VT capabilities, whereas my current one does not. At least that way I wouldn’t have to go to the lab to complete my homework for various computer networking classes.

  7. Nancy on December 14th, 2011 12:19 am
    7

    I would keep it and never ever let the kids touch it. it would be MINE MINE MINE. Or, I would let one of the kids have it, because I would be wracked by guilt if I let them schlepp 17 pound back packs to school partly because of their leaden Dell laptops, when they could have this.
    Ah, well, for a moment there, I had the dream!
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  8. Nancy on December 14th, 2011 12:20 am
  9. Jayme on December 14th, 2011 12:37 am
    9

    Not gonna lie, I would TOTALLY keep it. And my husband would never be able to touch it EVER :)

  10. Jayme on December 14th, 2011 12:42 am
  11. Kristen on December 14th, 2011 12:47 am
    11

    Keep it for myself and give mine to my son! OR keep mine and give this one to him:)

  12. Elizabeth on December 14th, 2011 12:48 am
    12

    Wow that looks amazing. I’d definitely keep it but donate my old one. ;)

  13. Josiah on December 14th, 2011 12:50 am
    13

    It would be so cool to win. I love IBM computers and it’s usually hard to find one sold for personal use. I’ve had my laptop for over 4 years and would love for nothing more than to upgrade. I. WANT. THAT. LENOVO!! HIT ME!!
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  14. Elizabeth on December 14th, 2011 12:51 am
    14

    https://twitter.com/rosefam949/status/146828392250093569

    Tweet, tweet. Hopefully I did this right. :)

  15. Jason on December 14th, 2011 12:56 am
    15

    My son would love this for high school!

  16. kim/reluctant renovator on December 14th, 2011 12:57 am
    16

    I would keep it for myself, but to prove that’s not an entirely selfish move, I’d give my 2010 to my kids. The poor things are stuck on a computer so old, they can barely play MineCraft. Yeah, I don’t pity them that much, either. But if I had a new laptop, I’d be more sympathetic to their cause.
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  17. jenny on December 14th, 2011 1:28 am
    17

    I would totally be selfish and use this to replace my fried pos to do important things like tweet, facebook stalk and pinterest dream =)

  18. Shari on December 14th, 2011 6:04 am
    18

    I would keep it for myself. Give my son this computer and use the bright orange one.
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  19. kate on December 14th, 2011 7:39 am
    19

    i would totally give it to my sister so we could skype and stay in better touch. she lives in durham, nc and her nephew misses her and the dogs terribly.. her current laptop is a hand me down 3 generations old and held together with paper clips..
    :-)

  20. William Wong on December 14th, 2011 8:08 am
    20

    I would keep it for myself and replace my current laptop that gives me second degree burns after 15mins of use. Heard great things about the Lenovo u300s. HOPE I WIN.

  21. Jessica Piedra on December 14th, 2011 8:46 am
    21

    I would give it to my daughter who is going to college in Sept, 2012!! Best gift ever for her! Hope I win!!!

  22. Wendy on December 14th, 2011 8:50 am
    22

    I am a bit torn. I might keep it…and I might give it to our wonderful babysitter Holly who doesn’t have a computer. We’ve been shopping for cheap netbooks to give her one for Christmas. This would be so much better than that!

  23. Wendy on December 14th, 2011 8:51 am
  24. Anne on December 14th, 2011 9:19 am
    24

    It’s past time to replace our family computer!

  25. Mara BHF on December 14th, 2011 9:36 am
    25

    I would totally keep it. Hello? My current laptop is a decade old … let me move into the present.
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  26. beastrow on December 14th, 2011 9:41 am
    26

    It would be a present for my wife. Her laptop is dying a slow and steady death and we can’t afford a new one right now :(

  27. beastrow on December 14th, 2011 9:42 am
  28. Kara on December 14th, 2011 9:59 am
    28

    Thank tou for having a give-away!
    I would KEEP it. I spoil everyone else in my family all year long. Just had a 50th BDAY and it Sucked. After so many years of making everyone else’s special days and every day special my family did nothing for me. Not even a good present. They didn’t even make a RESERVATION at a restaurant. Nothing nada.
    This was August. I am still not over it. (inside)
    This would be my gift. Plus it is absolutely my favorite color on earth.
    Cheers!

  29. Summer on December 14th, 2011 10:16 am
    29

    I’d definitely keep it…I desperately need a new computer! (but I bought my BF an IPAD for Chirstmas, so that’s good mojo right?)

  30. Shandi Alegre on December 14th, 2011 10:49 am
    30

    I actually think I would give this to my mom! Her computer just died and her computer was old anyways and that way she can skype with my kids! Great Christmas giveaway!

  31. Carrie Roth on December 14th, 2011 11:55 am
    31

    Keep it for myself for sure. The kids always take off with my other gadgets.

  32. Carrie Roth on December 14th, 2011 11:57 am
  33. Jenny G on December 14th, 2011 12:24 pm
    33

    I would give my ancient laptop to my fiance who broke his and then I would keep this one for ME! And oh, it would be glorious!
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  34. Stephanie on December 14th, 2011 12:25 pm
  35. Jenny G on December 14th, 2011 12:25 pm
  36. Traci on December 14th, 2011 12:40 pm
    36

    I would definitely give it to my stepfather. He always gives, gives, gives but I want him to “take” this Christmas. It would be the perfect gift for him!

    Also tweeted: https://twitter.com/#!/JumpingTraci/status/147007989516214272

  37. Cheryl on December 14th, 2011 1:58 pm
    37

    We really need a new laptop, so I’d be selfish and keep it!

  38. Jason on December 14th, 2011 3:12 pm
    38

    I’ve been an IBM laptop user for eight years and its time to upgrade to a Lenovo! Would definitely keep it for myself!

    Jason Reply:

    I’ve also twitted:
    https://twitter.com/#!/ja2dalee/status/147047026608181250

  39. Sara on December 14th, 2011 3:24 pm
    39

    I would definitely keep it! My current laptop is literally falling apart. It’s missing keys and the lid is broken. I’d be so grateful if I won this!

  40. Sara on December 14th, 2011 3:39 pm
  41. Kim on December 14th, 2011 5:19 pm
    41

    Oh I would so keep this, and give my old one to my daughter. She can sit there swearing when the buttons keep popping off!
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  42. Svenja Sundermeier on December 14th, 2011 6:02 pm
    42

    I would keep it and sell my old and incredibly slow netbook.
    I only heard good things about Lenovo and since I travel quite a lot, the Ultrabook would come it so handy to keep up with all the work.

  43. Svenja Sundermeier on December 14th, 2011 6:04 pm
  44. Denise Traynor on December 14th, 2011 8:27 pm
    44

    i would keep it and you would maybe show me how to use it.

  45. JoeyfromSC on December 14th, 2011 8:57 pm
    45

    WOW! I’d really LOVE to win this because the laptop I am typing to you on now, is over 3 yrs old and is barely hanging on lol

    I hear Lenovo computers are awesome! Thanks so much for the chance to win! Happy Holidays!

    ajoebloe(at)gmail(dot)com

  46. JoeyfromSC on December 14th, 2011 8:59 pm
    46

    Tweeted about this awesome giveaway:

    https://twitter.com/#!/JoeyfromSC/status/147133320495513602

    ajoebloe(at)gmail(dot)com
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  47. Paula Schuck on December 14th, 2011 11:16 pm
    47

    Love it. I could use this BC my computer is too slow. So I would use it and keep it. It is fabulous! Fastest is best.

    Paula
    @inkscrblr

  48. Paige Kellerman on December 14th, 2011 11:18 pm
    48

    I’d keep it and give this one to Husband so I could finally have a Fantasy Football-free computer…Lol

  49. spencer on December 14th, 2011 11:19 pm
    49

    I would use it to go skydiving!

  50. Kelly LaChioma on December 15th, 2011 12:29 am
    50

    I nevver win anything ever but if i did i would ejoy it and try and teach my husband how to use it…he cant even use comp…im so behind in the times i would be so “in” and excited.i deserve it after emergency c section and my daughter and i almost dying (we are ok now)but i deserve some excitement and joy…this year has been the hardest ever..but so grateful i have my lil girl..what a miracle..really all i want for xmas is my family to spend time together..we never do y husband works 70 hours week…god how i miss the ssimple things like dinner, hugs,laughs…we will get it back..i never needed materialistic things to b happy..just would be a ice surprise!!!

  51. Wendy Porter on December 15th, 2011 3:34 am
    51

    I would keep the laptop because my current one is about to fall apart and I need it to survive (literally and figuratively)!

  52. Tracy on December 15th, 2011 5:33 am
    52

    I would keep it for myself because my last three desktops and most recent laptop (all from the same manufacturer) died on me (not Lenovo of course!), I’m back on a dinosaur desktop, which doesn’t make blogging easy to say the least, but it’s a great lesson learned to avoid that manufacturer next time around! That skydiver is truly a brave soul, if my life depended on a computer booting up in under 11 seconds I know I’d be SOL ;)
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  53. Tracy on December 15th, 2011 5:36 am
  54. Carol Poulin on December 15th, 2011 6:46 am
    54

    I would use it to work online. I would actually be able to see the print on the screen. Right now I am using an iPod touch & it is difficult to read the print.

  55. Barb on December 15th, 2011 10:43 am
    55

    I would definitely keep it since it’s tangerine, and give my current laptop to the kids. I miss my cherry red laptop. I have a Lenovo right now, and boy are they sturdy! So much better than my old Dell.
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  56. Stimey on December 15th, 2011 10:43 am
    56

    What a cool computer! I think I would definitely keep it for myself. :)
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  57. Bitchin' Amy on December 15th, 2011 10:43 am
    57

    I think I’d have to keep it for my kids… Our Mac just doesn’t have the same game support that a PC does. :(

    Thank you!!!
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  58. Stay At Home Babe on December 15th, 2011 10:44 am
    58

    What would I do with it? I would make sweet, sweet love to it. I would kiss it, hug it and cuddle it all the livelong day.

  59. Michelle Carter on December 15th, 2011 10:44 am
    59

    As much as I would love to keep it for myself if I won I would pass it on to my daughter to use for school. TY for the chance
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  60. Lisa on December 15th, 2011 10:44 am
    60

    I’d be selfish and keep it.
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  61. Angi on December 15th, 2011 10:46 am
    61

    I would keep it for myself, and regift my 5 year old laptop to my children. :)
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  62. Angi on December 15th, 2011 10:47 am
    62

    http://twitter.com/#!/angi33/status/147341320346804224
    I tweeted about this too!
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  63. Emily on December 15th, 2011 10:50 am
    63

    I would totally keep it, and my kids could finally have their own laptop! It’s be better than the cheap stuff they’re getting from Poor Claus this year….

  64. Melissa on December 15th, 2011 10:51 am
    64

    I’m a Mac girl, but a computer in this color I may just have to keep.

  65. Emily on December 15th, 2011 10:55 am
  66. Michelle Carter on December 15th, 2011 10:55 am
    66

    Tweet RE http://bit.ly/t0Nbi7
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  67. Jodes on December 15th, 2011 11:05 am
    67

    I would use it for my kids so I can get my laptop back for myself!

  68. Amanda on December 15th, 2011 11:07 am
    68

    Um, I would keep it and I’m not even ashamed!

  69. Amanda on December 15th, 2011 11:08 am
  70. Paige Kellerman on December 15th, 2011 11:10 am
    70

    I tweeted it!…:)
    http://twitter.com/#!/PaigeKellerman/status/147166936315346944
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  71. knittinpeace on December 15th, 2011 12:38 pm
    71

    I would absolutely be keeping it. That’s one of my favorite colors and it would be heavenly to never have to share the computer with 3 other people.

  72. knittinpeace on December 15th, 2011 12:39 pm
  73. JR on December 15th, 2011 2:20 pm
    73

    I’d keep it, 100%. I’ve owned a T400 for about three years now, and it’s beginning to show signs of student-abuse (won’t boot up without power cord, most DVD-roms aren’t recongized, both the mic and a USB port are broken). I’d then replace my Mom’s busted desktop with this warhorse, since her computer’s so much worse (…can you spell “can’t print” or “still is running IE6″?)

  74. JR on December 15th, 2011 2:21 pm
  75. BrooklynBeka on December 15th, 2011 2:36 pm
    75

    I hate to say it but I’d probably keep it…I’m not sure but it would be so tempting! The Orange color is Hawt!

  76. brent on December 15th, 2011 5:01 pm
    76

    I’ve been trying to buy this computer for 2 months. There’s no way I’d give it up!

  77. Jessica Dobbs on December 15th, 2011 7:11 pm
    77

    I would sooooo keep it, dh has stolen my own!

  78. Monica S. on December 15th, 2011 8:43 pm
    78

    I am not one bit ashamed to admit that I would totally keep this laptop for myself. My old laptop is a total clunker!

  79. Monica S. on December 15th, 2011 8:45 pm
  80. Kerri on December 15th, 2011 8:46 pm
    80

    I would keep it. And, let my daughters take over my older laptop.
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  81. Kerri on December 15th, 2011 8:48 pm
  82. Sara on December 15th, 2011 9:00 pm
    82

    I was just about to start looking for another laptop or computer. So I’ll delay a week and keep my fingers crossed for tangerine (already named it).

  83. LeahK on December 15th, 2011 9:04 pm
    83

    This looks cool ; I’ll be keeping it for me !
    leahaa2000
    yahoo

  84. Cheryl singer on December 15th, 2011 9:18 pm
    84

    Love to win lap top for a special kid that I know!

  85. Rich K on December 15th, 2011 11:07 pm
    85

    If I win this laptop I’m so keeping it for myself.

    I’m British and living away from my family in Australia at the moment and my trusty Lenovo X60 is showing it’s age; I switched it on in the UK, still waiting for it to boot now I’m in Australia.

    I’ll feel much better if I won the U300 so I could treat him like my son. I’ll tuck him in at night, clean his little orange head and even take him skydiving again in a few months time when I have some money!

    All the above… plus I’d now be able to use the built-in-webcam my X60 doesn’t have to see my actual son every day :)

  86. Angel Collins on December 16th, 2011 1:46 am
    86

    Gosh! That’s crazy! I watched the video and I thought that its just bogus but its not. I guess it’s time for me to buy a new laptop. I would love to have the tangerine one since it would be the color for year 2012! I’m so excited. Thanks for posting! :)
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  87. April Johnson on December 16th, 2011 5:31 am
  88. April Johnson on December 16th, 2011 5:32 am
    88

    I would keep it to myself and enjoy traveling with it and showing it off to my friends. Great looking PC

  89. Cheryl Singer on December 16th, 2011 7:38 am
    89

    I just tweeted
    Want 2 win a super thin, light, fast, & gorgeous #Lenovo IdeaPad U300s laptop? Head over to @SelfishMom’s site & enter: http://slf.sh/sSEIT2

  90. JerryS on December 16th, 2011 10:01 am
    90

    This will be my new tech toy; I’ll keep it.

  91. Kevin E on December 16th, 2011 1:17 pm
    91

    I will give it to my wife if I win!

    kjmaje(at)gmail(dot)com

  92. Kevin E on December 16th, 2011 1:21 pm
  93. JosephC on December 16th, 2011 1:32 pm
    93

    I would give it to my daughter.

  94. JosephC on December 16th, 2011 1:38 pm
  95. Marcy on December 16th, 2011 2:01 pm
    95

    I would use it to take on my upcoming road trip across america.
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  96. tonyn84 on December 16th, 2011 2:01 pm
    96

    I’d like to keep it for myself, but I think my sister is far overdue for a new laptop so this would probably help her a ton.

  97. Jessica / Green Skies and Sugar Trips on December 16th, 2011 2:02 pm
    97

    Ummm if you know me on twitter (which you do!) you know my laptop is STILL being fixed THREE MONTHS I haven’t had it for!!!! So yea, I’d be keeping this bad boy for myself!

  98. Catalina B on December 16th, 2011 2:02 pm
    98

    I would totally keep it. As a matter of fact I really need it!!! I’ll be teaching online in the next couple of months and I am desperate for a windows operating computer (I have an old Mac) OMG This would be totally awesome … I am therefore keeping my fingers crossed!

  99. Catalina B on December 16th, 2011 2:04 pm
    99

    Here is the link for my tweet!!! http://twitter.com/#!/SweetDulceLife/status/147753697995264000

    My fingers are still crossed!

  100. Jessica / Green Skies and Sugar Trips on December 16th, 2011 2:05 pm
    100

    I tweeted it! https://twitter.com/#!/bellacake/status/147754065114312704 there is my tweet!!!

  101. Annie on December 16th, 2011 2:10 pm
    101

    I would, selfishly, keep it for myself-because I say badwords about 80 times a day at this one!
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  102. Kimberly/Foodie City Mom on December 16th, 2011 2:35 pm
    102

    I would totally KEEP it.

  103. Jerry on December 16th, 2011 3:02 pm
  104. Jim/ on December 16th, 2011 4:40 pm
    104

    I would be selfish & keep it. I need a new laptop so that the kids can have the old one!

  105. Jim M on December 16th, 2011 4:42 pm
  106. jennifer on December 16th, 2011 6:05 pm
    106

    I would love to win a laptop for an extra computer in my house for my in-the-womb twins to play on!

  107. Melissa on December 18th, 2011 7:21 pm
    107

    I would keep it. I am in desperate need of a laptop so I can carry it around with me to work on my first novel at every moment possible :)
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  108. Abigail on December 18th, 2011 7:38 pm
    108

    I’d share it with my son and tweet!

  109. Camila on December 18th, 2011 7:45 pm
    109

    I will keept it!!! I don’t have a laptop!!!

  110. Desiree on December 18th, 2011 7:46 pm
    110

    We have been looking for a computer, a lap top specifically for awhile now. I even got some tech advice from you a few weeks back. I haven’t chosen one yet so this would be an awesome one to win.
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  111. Danika on December 18th, 2011 7:48 pm
    111

    I’d keep it and use it for school work (lame, but true!)

  112. Ann on December 18th, 2011 7:48 pm
    112

    Love the color! I would share w my family.

  113. Norma Stanton on December 18th, 2011 8:05 pm
    113

    I would keep it for myself and transfer my script writing progam onto it from my desktop, that sits on my dining table. I sit there for as long as I can with my annoying hip injury, as i type up scenes. I DREAM of the day that I can chill with my laptop, in my bed, typing my scenes out comfortably.

  114. Desiree on December 18th, 2011 8:10 pm
  115. Courtney on December 18th, 2011 8:12 pm
    115

    I would give it to my daughter fmto use for her school work.

  116. Natasha Gordon-Chipembere on December 18th, 2011 8:34 pm
    116

    I am a college professor, mom to a 10 year old and 6 year old and a wife… I would love to have this computer for my own writing and research – for those rare 30 minutes at a coffee shop where I can do some reading/writing before rushing to teach a class. My Dell is old and slow! Crossing my fingers during this holiday season. – thanks!

  117. Marie on December 18th, 2011 8:42 pm
    117

    I would probably use it to get work done during my subway commute — when I could wrestle it out of the hands of my naughty naughty children.

  118. Andreas on December 18th, 2011 8:44 pm
    118

    I would give it my hard-working wife!

  119. Maria on December 18th, 2011 8:52 pm
    119

    I will give the computer to my mom. Hers is slow and super outdated!

  120. k on December 18th, 2011 9:56 pm
    120

    I’d give it to my Brother who has four kids – all homeschooled! They could definitely use the help.

  121. Michelle Small on December 18th, 2011 11:26 pm
    121

    I would keep for my household…I could really use this. Have nothing to access internet with that is mobile. Could get a lot accomplished on breaks and lunch time and save time for family when get home from work.
    rsj2000mrs@gmail.com

  122. Michelle Small on December 18th, 2011 11:27 pm
  123. jessamyn on December 19th, 2011 8:19 am
    123

    I’d use it as my digital cookbook in the kitchen! Awesome giveaway!

  124. John ( on December 19th, 2011 8:35 am
    124

    I would completely trash the contraption on my desk now lol. My laptop pretty much provides power to all the external parts that are attached to it. Monitors, hard drives. Not that I’m a geek, but because coffee was spilled in the laptop. I have a feeling it will bite the dust pretty soon. Great giveaway and love the videos. Dropping from a plane? Crazy!
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  125. John ( on December 19th, 2011 8:36 am
  126. bill persinger on December 19th, 2011 9:12 am
    126

    I would replace my old laptop and give the old one to someone less fortunate…in this time of giving….thanks.

  127. Nicola Brower on December 19th, 2011 9:39 am
    127

    I would give it to my husband, whose computer is getting to be very old…

  128. BOB BYER on December 19th, 2011 9:45 am
    128

    If I were to win the laptop, I would donate it to our after-school enrichment class. We have just won a $500 grant to explore our Ft Greene neighborhood, but our program needs a PC laptop for the children to use for research, create a website and a Powerpoint presentation!

  129. Fran on December 19th, 2011 10:33 am
    129

    I would give it to my sister. Or…maybe I would keep it and give her my hand-me-down. ;)

  130. Margo on December 19th, 2011 10:59 am
    130

    I would give the laptop to my husband. He needs it for work.

    Thanks!!

  131. Sehralee on December 19th, 2011 11:43 am
    131

    Oh, I would give it to my best girlfriend. She deserves the whole world– but having a computer of her own to keep her business running and organize all the photos of her babies would be an amazing gift!

  132. noni on December 19th, 2011 12:34 pm
    132

    I would definitely keep it for myself. I work from home sometimes and am in desperate need of a new laptop. Plus, orange is my favorite color!

  133. Shari on December 19th, 2011 12:41 pm
  134. amybnyc on December 19th, 2011 4:08 pm
    134

    I would so so value this! I am in the middle of my NOT FUNDED dissertation and my computer just died. This would be a Christmas miracle :)
    All the best either way – I love your blog.
    amy

  135. mikeD on December 19th, 2011 4:28 pm
    135

    I would give this to my wife to write her dissertation!!
    Best,
    Mike

  136. Jamie on December 19th, 2011 7:27 pm
    136

    I would keep it! My hubby can have our other laptop

  137. Jamie on December 19th, 2011 7:27 pm
    137

    I would keep it! My hubby can have our other laptop.

  138. Karima on December 19th, 2011 8:20 pm
    138

    I’m a single mother of 7 and have not had a computer in 16 months, with the kids going back to school has made it very difficult at times to complete their assignments. The Internet also makes it easier for tracking my kids academic performance and staying in touch with there school communities. I am also in the conceptual phase of a skin care product line and I need to put some more time into research online. Having this opportunity will make some very big changes in my life!

  139. KarenAG on December 20th, 2011 12:35 am
    139

    I would give it to a friend who is in desperate need of a new computer!

  140. PeggyAnn on December 20th, 2011 12:41 am
    140

    Oh man! I’d watch streaming videos for hours and hours and skype with my grandkids!

  141. betsy on December 20th, 2011 1:04 am
    141

    I would give it to my niece so she can write her doctoral dissertation on it (her old computer just kicked the bucket).

    Aunt Betsy

  142. Sarah on December 20th, 2011 5:17 am
    142

    I would LOVE to have this even though pink is way cooler but would MAYBE give it to my cousin, who seems to have a pressing need for it. I’ll just have to keep using my cheap tiny little too small netbook that I share with my kids. Sometimes. Boo hoo! But it would still be Really Cool if I won!!! Yay! Merry Christmas! Thank you just for giving it away to someone. :)

  143. Sarah M on December 20th, 2011 9:00 am
    143

    I would definitely keep it for myself!!! My son ripped most of the keys off of my current laptop!

  144. Sarah M on December 20th, 2011 9:01 am
  145. ChiaLynn on December 20th, 2011 9:03 am
    145

    Oh, no question I’d keep it. My old laptop is dying and I push my poor little netbook too hard, so a new laptop would be amaaaazing.
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  146. ChiaLynn on December 20th, 2011 9:07 am
  147. Rob Spidle on December 20th, 2011 9:08 am
    147

    I would name it ‘George,’ and together we would rule the world.

  148. Rob Spidle on December 20th, 2011 9:09 am
  149. Nicole on December 20th, 2011 9:17 am
    149

    Selfishly keep it for myself.
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  150. Melanie on December 20th, 2011 9:19 am
    150

    Keep it! My darling little monsters, um, children have made my laptop do funny things (like only charge when it wants to) so I would definitely keep it and hide it from them.
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  151. Melanie on December 20th, 2011 9:20 am
  152. Cindy on December 20th, 2011 9:27 am
    152

    I would keep it…I need and would LOVE a new laptop, and come on…it was dropped from a plane and still booted? It can withstand my 5 year old!

  153. Maureen Whelan on December 20th, 2011 9:33 am
    153

    I guess I’m a hybred…I think I’d keep it for myself but also make it available to people in my community for visiting with family and friends living near and far.

  154. Shannen on December 20th, 2011 9:35 am
    154

    If I was lucky enough to win I would give it to my husband who is working and living in another state. We would love to skype with him.

  155. Elizabeth G on December 20th, 2011 9:45 am
    155

    I would give it to my daughter who will be leaving for college next year

  156. Elizabeth G. on December 20th, 2011 9:58 am
  157. Don Hende on December 20th, 2011 10:08 am
    157

    There is an unpublished book in my files called “The Art of Spiritual Surrender”. It was poorly written some 20 years ago. Now, at 70, there’s a chance it could see the light of day……with the proper technology.

  158. Troi on December 20th, 2011 10:10 am
    158

    I would keep it!!!!

  159. LW on December 20th, 2011 10:23 am
    159

    i’d give it to a friend in need!

  160. Christee on December 20th, 2011 10:27 am
    160

    Last night I wrapped my current Lenovo to give to my parents (along with a wireless router) for Christmas as a thank you for watching my 20-month old toddler every day so that I can go to work. Winning a new laptop would be awesome! I’d keep it myself since my parents are not very techy and wouldn’t take advantage of, or know what to do with all the bells and whistles!

  161. heather on December 20th, 2011 10:43 am
    161

    I would totally keep ithave to replace the computer that was stolen out of my car this summer. I take minutes, work from home, and homescchol – i NEED a cool computer :)

  162. MaryAnn on December 20th, 2011 10:55 am
    162

    I need a new laptop, so I’ll keep it.

    @mac2gma

  163. MaryAnn on December 20th, 2011 11:00 am
    163

    https://twitter.com/#!/MAC2GMA/status/149156389804195840

    @mac2gma submitted this comment at 11:00 am just in time

  164. Jenna on December 20th, 2011 11:22 am
    164

    I’d give it to my cousin whose computer was recently tragically destroyed. Maybe I’d keep it and give it to my daughter, who really wants a computer. No, I’d give it to my cousin. She really needs it. C’mon random.org! Pick me!

  165. Marykay Taketa on December 20th, 2011 11:29 am
    165

    I would give it to Amy Beacom so she can finish her dissertation!

  166. Amanda on December 20th, 2011 12:03 pm
    166

    I’d give it to my mom – she just lost her job and is hunting for another one. Her computer is ancient and this would make a big difference to her!

  167. Ginny Millett on December 20th, 2011 12:27 pm
    167

    I would so give it to my husband. I broke the power cord thingie on his current laptop. And his keyboard has had a mind if it’s own lately. Mostly because I love him. :)

  168. Nicole on December 20th, 2011 12:44 pm
  169. Dean Beacom on December 20th, 2011 1:34 pm
    169

    I would first lend it to my sister to finest her dissertation then use it to edite family movies

  170. Lauren at Keep It Sweet on December 20th, 2011 1:35 pm
    170

    I am desperate for a new computer and would definitely keep it for myself:-)
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  171. Laurie on December 20th, 2011 1:35 pm
    171

    I’m a Mac girl, but I would keep it, because it’s orange, and orange is my favorite color. And I would use it in good health. :)
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  172. Heather Vettese on December 20th, 2011 1:38 pm
    172

    Keepin’ it…the orange is smokin’ hot~ LOVE IT

  173. Little Style Finder on December 20th, 2011 1:38 pm
    173

    i’d give it to my husband. i’m a MAC, he’s a PC

  174. tbc6374 on December 20th, 2011 1:41 pm
    174

    I would give it to my son! He’s 13 and ready for his own computer! :) it’s a beautiful color!

  175. Megan M on December 20th, 2011 1:44 pm
    175

    I would give it to my kids. Their current computer doesn’t recognize half of the number keys. This is especially convenient for math practice, but I’d like to remedy the situation ;)

  176. nicole sullivan on December 20th, 2011 1:51 pm
    176

    i would love the laptop so that when my darling sweet daughter demands to help me work i can allow her to use the old laptop to watch my little pony or bubble guppies and mommy can still get her work done… for me it would be a stress reliever better than a little pill…