The AnandTech 20th Anniversary Giveaway

Now that the commemorating is done, let’s get to the fun part of our 20th anniversary: the giveaway.

For some of our past anniversaries we’ve done hardware giveaways, and for our 20th anniversary I wanted to do the best giveaway yet. It only seemed fitting that as a thank you to the readers that have supported us over the last two decades, that we try to give something back to you.

I set out with a goal to do 20 days of giveaways, one for each year of AnandTech’s existence. To do so, myself, the other editors, and the sales team reached out to our friends at hardware vendors across the globe to line up hardware for our greatest giveaway ever. The results exceeded even my wildest expectations.

31 vendors have donated hardware for the AnandTech 20th anniversary giveaway, smashing even my most optimistic goals. We still haven’t finished adding up the value of all of the prizes, but it’s tens of thousands of dollars. It’s honestly almost more than we could handle, if not for the hard work of the Purch community team in helping out to organize all of this.

So a big thank you goes out to our friends at Intel, AMD, HTC, NVIDIA, Seasonic, ARM, Asus, and more, for providing us with so many prizes to give out to you guys. I knew we had a lot of friends, but it’s only after you ask for free hardware to give to random readers that you realize just how many friends you have. And similarly, how these companies are eager to make a good impression with you.

Starting today and running through May 23rd, we’re doing 20 days of giveaways. We have CPUs, motherboards, phones, tablets, video cards, cases, power supplies, laptops, and even some bona fide swag to give away. Each giveaway is only open for 48 hours, so you’re going to want to check in each and every weekday to enter that day’s giveaway(s). Many will enter, not as many will win, but with the number of prizes we have available the odds may be more in your favor than you think.

However for our many international readers, I need to apologize. We’ve not been able to do international giveaways, and the 20th anniversary giveaway is no different. AnandTech/Purch is too big to do a clandestine giveaway, and that means we need to follow all of the relevant local laws on giveaways. And, as it turns out, there are a lot of countries out there who either dislike giveaways or require that someone in their country wins a giveaway in order for it to be offered there. As a result, we’re only able to open these giveaways to residents of the United States. I’m genuinely sorry we can’t offer anything outside of the United States, but I hope you can understand.

Anyhow, for our first giveaway I thought it was only appropriate that we go full-circle and start back where AnandTech itself started: AMD. So please check out our AT20 Day 1 AMD giveaway for your chance to win a Ryzen 7 1800X, a Ryzen 5 1600X, or one of four Radeon RX 570 video cards. And then check back in tomorrow and the day after that (and the day after that) for future giveaways.

Celebrating AnandTech’s 20th Anniversary


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  • cheinonen - Wednesday, April 26, 2017 - link

    During my computer architecture class in college, where we learn about processors, bus interfaces, memory, etc... our professor made the comment that we should just read AnandTech for all the details since our book would already be out of date. Of course, I was already reading it at that point, and building my own computers, and after a couple of days, I just challenged the class so I didn't have to go anymore.

    At that point, I never expected I'd wind up writing for AnandTech later, but I did, and it was a wonderful experience, and of course, I still read it daily today.
  • SSNSeawolf - Wednesday, April 26, 2017 - link

    I'm not sure why you left AnandTech but I do miss your display articles. A real shame and still a gap in their otherwise well-rounded coverage. Reply
  • cheinonen - Thursday, April 27, 2017 - link

    My leaving had nothing to do with AnandTech. I was freelancing back then, writing for multiple sites, while my kids were really young and I was the stay-at-home Dad. Once they were old enough to be in school full time, The Wirecutter wanted me to come on full time so I did that and just didn't have the bandwidth to do displays still for AnandTech. I often wish I could still do them, though, as display tech right now is getting really exciting again for the first time in a while. Reply
  • Ryan Smith - Thursday, April 27, 2017 - link

    The amusing part is that I did pretty much the same thing. I told the professor about AnandTech, and we essentially threw out the book on computer organization. ISA and southbridges connected via PCI were were and dead by that time. Reply
  • cheinonen - Thursday, April 27, 2017 - link

    Yeah, this was when Athlon was just coming out and we were overclocking our Celeron 300A's to 450MHz because pencil lead could connect the pins together. I have no idea how boring that class would have been if I didn't test out of it. Reply
  • Ej24 - Wednesday, April 26, 2017 - link

    Crazy to think it's been so long. Anand actually grew up not far from me. We even went to rival high schools. And I still remember the early days of Anandtech. I'm glad it's still in good form even after being acquired. I look forward to the future tech news and reviews. Reply
  • Despoiler - Wednesday, April 26, 2017 - link

    Congratulations! I've been on here for some time and keep coming back for the quality articles and forum debate. Here's to 20 more! Reply
  • Ampidire - Wednesday, April 26, 2017 - link

    AnandTech has a great reputation and I hope to keep it in my daily news rotation for the foreseeable future. Reply
  • Pork@III - Wednesday, April 26, 2017 - link

    20 years

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  • zeeBomb - Wednesday, April 26, 2017 - link

    I have been only coming to Anandtech for a mere 5 years, but I wanted to say and congratulate all of you who make my decisions of buying technology a lot more easier, with your in depth and comprehensive reviews. The site has been growing and I'm very happy to be a part of a big community. THANK YOU and HAPPY 20 ANAND TECH! Reply

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