Core i7 Giveaway Winner, AT on Kindle, Site Redesign Preview and Moreby Anand Lal Shimpi on November 13, 2009 12:00 AM EST
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We have a winner to our Core i7 giveaway from last week: Gregory Peng from California (user name Possum). Congratulations Gregory! I've just sent you an email to confirm your details, drop me a response and I'll get this out to you.
Below are the specs of the iBuypower system that Gregory won:
|iBuypower Core i7 System|
|CPU||Intel Core i7 870|
|CPU Cooler||Asetek Liquid Cooler|
|Video Card||ATI Radeon HD 4890 1GB|
|HDD||Intel 80GB SSD, 1TB|
|Optical||LG Blu-ray Reader|
|Media||12-in-1 Card Reader|
|OS||Windows Vista Home Premium 64-bit|
|KB & Mouse||iBuypower Keyboard & Mouse|
|Monitor||ASUS 23.6" Widescreen LCD Monitor|
We're already working on gathering hardware for the next giveaway, so this won't be your only opportunity to win. Thanks again to Intel and iBuypower for sending in the hardware for this giveaway and thanks to all of you for entering.
Next on the Agenda: AnandTech is now Available on Amazon Kindle Devices
I'm a Kindle 2 owner and I have to admit, it's sort of exciting seeing AnandTech on the device. Our 10 most recent articles are available for reading (subscription required) on the Kindle through Amazon's Kindle Store. If you've got a Kindle, check it out.
The AnandTech Redesign
I mentioned this a while ago, but we're finally at a point where we can give you guys an idea of what's coming. Have a look at the new AnandTech and be sure to leave your feedback in the comments section. We haven't implemented it in HTML so there's still room to tweak.
Not all of the ad placements are in (something I want to get your input on shortly) and there's going to be a ton of customization options offered as well. So keep those two in mind. The main carousel up top with three big article images will actually automatically rotate through a set number of articles so you'll be able to get a good idea of the past several articles on the main site without any scrolling.
Our main goal here was to make the site look and feel a lot more modern, as well as bring its functionality where it should be for 2010. There's a lot of cool stuff coming with more giveaways, more content and more categories of Bench next year. Here it is, constructive criticism is always appreciated :)
Coming Soon: A Call for Writers
It's a bit premature but I just wanted to give you all a heads up that we'll be looking for some new writers in the near future. If you've ever wanted the chance to get into the industry, it may be time to start polishing off your writing skills. Get those writing samples ready folks!
More details soon...
Anand Goes to India?
From 12/1 - 12/15 I will be traveling to India for the first time in 10 years. If you're an AnandTech reader in/around Mumbai, Delhi or Jaipur let me know. If we can get enough folks together we might do a reader meetup :)