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Today we launched the AMD Center, a portal on AnandTech that aggregates all of our AMD content in one place. Thanks to AMD's sponsorship you'll get a cleaner interface on all AMD articles, as well as reduced advertising on those pages. The portal will also serve as a way for AMD to reach out to you all directly as we're pulling in AMD tweets and have a feed of AMD's own blogs on the right hand side. AMD also wants to hear from you, and we've got some opporuntities to help with that going forward. Finally, the AMD Center serves as a destination for a bunch of pretty awesome AMD giveaways we've got planned. With AMD's support we've got better prizes and more of them to give away. We're kicking off the giveaways with three ultra thin 11.6-inch notebooks: Acer's V5.

The V5 features a touch enabled 11.6-inch 1366 x 768 IPS display, 4GB of DDR3L memory (2GB on board, 2GB in a single SO-DIMM slot, expandable to 6GB total) and normally ships with a standard SATA hard drive. I asked AMD if they would be willing to swap out the hard drives for SSDs and they agreed - so if you win, your V5 will ship with a 128GB Samsung SSD 840 drive (you can thank me later ;)). 

The 2.65 pound Acer V5 features AMD's quad-core A6-1450 APU. That's four Jaguar cores running at 1GHz (1.4GHz max turbo) with a Radeon HD 8250 GPU. It's a nice little system with a very power efficient APU.

Here's the deal. To enter, simply post a comment below (US residents only, please only make a single post, contest requirements below) explaining your current PC setup and why you want, or need to win a V5. What I'm looking for here is an understanding of what you currently own in terms of computing devices (PCs, notebooks, tablets, etc...), how you use them and how winning a V5 would change/improve your current setup. Make your entries good as they may come in handy for some other stuff we've got planned in the future.

If you win, AMD wants your feedback on the machine after you get it. You'll be asked to provide a short review (a paragraph or two) talking about your experience with the system. Do a good job and your feedback may even be featured on AnandTech.

Good luck!

Entries will be accepted from 6:30 PM ET on 9/5/2013 through 6:30 PM ET on 9/9/2013. We will draw 3 winner(s) who will be selected by 9/10/2013.

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  • brehidran - Monday, September 09, 2013 - link

    me! Reply
  • Jolian - Monday, September 09, 2013 - link

    hy Reply
  • Krautmaster - Thursday, September 05, 2013 - link

    well, I'm owning a lot of different devices in linux (HTPC) as well as Windows (8.1) environment. Surface RT, Celeron 847 Biostar Board, AMD E-350 Board, Zenbook UX31A with an 17W i5 (would be my competing object in numbers and usability) and my workstation with 2x24", 24GB Mem, 4,6g OC 990X ES which im doing my LightRoom and PS work with - owing a good Sony A99 to place the testing subject in good digital images as well ;) - so far from my side, ur choice Reply
  • Krautmaster - Thursday, September 05, 2013 - link

    seriously - US only, god damn ;) what abt. Europe or do i have to talk to my cousin who is in marriage with an US marine for him to drop it abt. my village here... well, I'm very sure Anandtech gonna pay the shipping to EU! Thanks Reply
  • Krautmaster - Thursday, September 05, 2013 - link

    P.P.S.: Gonna gift it to my love who could need it for her study - gonna put very big sized AMD stickers on it to do marketing in her well visited classes and out in the parks! Reply
  • Krautmaster - Thursday, September 05, 2013 - link

    P.P.PS.: shes hot, really really hot! http://www.flickr.com/photos/97000273@N03/94617779... Reply
  • prophet001 - Friday, September 06, 2013 - link

    Did you just put a picture of your GF on anandtech.com.

    You're gonna need to win the V5 to fill the void she's gonna leave. lol
    Reply
  • Cheesco - Tuesday, September 24, 2013 - link

    Yeah he is! lol Reply
  • kochano - Monday, September 09, 2013 - link

    contest entry Reply
  • khalidh - Thursday, September 05, 2013 - link

    I own the following: a big desktop for all my computing needs, a smaller desktop (matx motherboard) for the occasional LAN party, a HTPC for general media consumption and couch gaming on the big screen, a 15" Asus laptop which i mostly use around the house (eg on the bed, in the living room, etc), and my trusty LG Optimus Pro which, despite the age and weak specs, is still going strong without any plans for an upgrade. I don't have a tablet because I believe a "good enough" phone can do what a tablet does anyway

    While I already have a laptop, I don't usually go out of the house with it since it's a little unwieldy to go around with it due to its size and weight, and I'd rather not go around with a tablet for the reason I stated earlier.

    This is where a small sized lightweight laptop can come in. Sometimes, I don't need the power of my 15" laptop around and simply need something small and efficient for minor things outside the house such as browsing or some really light gaming on the go.
    Reply

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