The deadline for sweepstakes entries has now passed, we are no longer accepting new entries. We'll be announcing the lucky winner soon!


Later this month we will have our delayed, but worth-the-wait site relaunch. To celebrate, we're going to be giving away some hardware and what better way to start than with a prize from the first CPU company I ever worked with? That's right, AMD is chipping in (get it?) for today's giveaway.



While AMD provides the CPU, graphics and chipset for today's prize it's Lenovo that is responsible for the rest. We're giving away a 3.3 lbs 11.6" Lenovo ThinkPad X100e based on AMD's Athlon Neo MV-40.

The full system specs are listed below:

  Lenovo ThinkPad X100e
CPU AMD Athlon Neo MV-40 (Single Core 1.6GHz, 800MHz 512KB L2)
Chipset AMD Mobile 780G with ATI Radeon HD 3200 Graphics
Display 11.6" 1366 x 768 Display
Memory 2GB PC2-5300 DDR2 SDRAM 667MHz (1 SO-DIMM)
Networking Gigabit Ethernet & ThinkPad WiFi (802.11b/g/n)
Battery 6-cell Li-Ion Battery 2.6 Ah
Dimensions 282mm x 209mm x 15-29.5mm (1.50kg/3.3lbs)
OS Windows 7 Professional (32-bit)
Warranty 1 Year Warranty, Mail-In/Carry-In


The sweepstakes entry period is now over.  Thanks to everyone who entered!

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Upon entering any contest, sweepstakes, or promotion (a “Promotion”) offered by (the “Site”), a website owned and operated by AnandTech, Inc. (“AnandTech”), you must agree to the following Official Rules and Regulations (the “Rules”) as well as any additional rules governing a specific Promotion that AnandTech publishes on the Site.



  1. Eligibility.  Promotions are open to entrants who are 18 years of age or older at time of entry, and a legal resident of the United States (excluding Puerto Rico).  Entries are limited to individuals only who are not presently banned from AnandTech’s website or comments section; commercial enterprises and business entities are not eligible.  Directors, officers, employees, contractors, and agents of AnandTech and members of their immediate families (spouses, parents, siblings, and children) are not eligible.  Subject to all applicable federal, state, and local laws and regulations.  Void where prohibited.  Participation constitutes entrant’s full and unconditional agreement to these Rules and AnandTech’s decisions, which are final and binding in all matters relating to a Promotion.
  2. Entry Period.  Each Promotion will contain a specific time period within which entries will be accepted (a “Promotion Period”).   The Promotion Period for this Promotion shall run from 5:00 p.m. PST on March 2, 2010 to 11:59 p.m. PST on March 31, 2010.  Only entries received during the Promotion Period will be accepted. 
  3. How to Enter.  Each Promotion will describe an entry procedure.  AnandTech is not responsible for lost, late, illegible, stolen, incomplete, invalid, unintelligible, misdirected, technically corrupted or garbled entries, which will be disqualified, or for problems of any kind whether mechanical, human or electronic.  Proof of submission will not be deemed to be proof of receipt by AnandTech.  All entries must be in English. Individuals are automatically entered in this Promotion by (i) signing up for AnandTech’s Comments at and posting a reply to this post, or (ii) following AnandTech on Twitter at @AnandTech and mentioning @AnandTech in a tweet, AND (iii) individuals must also email giveaways AT anandtech DOT com including name, complete mailing address, telephone number, and birth date.
  4. Limits on Entry.  An individual may enter a Promotion once only.  The use of any automated launching or entry software or any other means that permits an entrant to automatically enter repeatedly or in excess of the entry limitations is prohibited. 
  5. Prizes.  Winning a gift, prize, or other promotional item (a “Prize”) in a Promotion is contingent upon fulfilling all requirements in these Rules.  Winners will be selected in a random drawing of eligible entries received during the Promotion Period.  AnandTech will notify Prize winners using the contact information provided in the winning entry.  Failure to claim a Prize by the time or in the manner specified in the particular Promotion will invalidate any claim to the Prize.  Prizes are not transferable.  The odds of winning a Prize or the Grand Prize depend on the number of entries received by AnandTech.  TO THE MAXIMUM EXTENT PERMITTED BY APPLICABLE LAW, ALL PRIZES ARE PROVIDED “AS IS” AND ARE NOT EXCHANGEABLE FOR FAIR MARKET VALUE.  TO THE MAXIMUM EXTENT PERMITTED BY APPLICABLE LAW, ANANDTECH DISCLAIMS ALL WARRANTIES WITH RESPECT TO THE PRIZES, INCLUDING THE IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, TITLE, AND NON-INFRINGEMENT. For this Promotion, one winner will be selected on April 5, 2010 and will receive Lenovo ThinkPad X100e system described above (“Grand Prize”).  The Total U.S. Retail Value of the Grand Prize is $549.00.  The Grand Prize may not be substituted for cash.  The Grand Prize winner will be solely responsible for all applicable taxes, fees, and surcharges associated with receipt and/or use of the Grand Prize.  After the Grand Prize winner has been notified and has complied with all applicable Rules, AnandTech will post the Grand Prize winner’s name on this website.
  6. Publicity.  The winner of a Promotion agrees to allow AnandTech to use his or her name, photograph, likeness, voice, prize information, and biographical information for publicity and promotional purposes without further compensation where permitted by law.
  7. Governing Law.  These Rules and all Promotions are governed by and controlled by the laws of the State of North Carolina, without reference to the applicable choice of law provisions. All actions, proceedings or litigation relating hereto will be instituted and prosecuted solely within Wake County, North Carolina. By entering a Promotion, entrants consent to the jurisdiction of the state courts of North Carolina and the federal courts located within North Carolina with respect to any action, dispute or other matter pertaining to or arising out of that Promotion.
  8. General Terms.  Any failure by an entrant, including any prize winner, to comply with any of the Rules or the Site’s Terms, Conditions and Privacy Information may result in disqualification from the Promotion.  All entries, whether they are eligible entries or ineligible entries, are the exclusive property of AnandTech.  AnandTech is not responsible for any typographical errors in the Rules or in any other communication surrounding a Promotion or for any technical malfunction or error relating to the Promotion.  AnandTech reserves the right to amend or interpret the Rules at any time, upon published notice to participants on its website.  Promotion participants agree to release, indemnify, and hold harmless AnandTech and its directors, officers, employees and agents from any and all liability regarding the Promotion, including any injuries, losses, or damages (compensatory, direct, incidental, consequential, or otherwise) regarding the use or misuse of any Prize, any event beyond AnandTech’s control resulting in the disruption, cancellation, or postponement of the receipt of the Prize, or any typographical errors or technical malfunctions associated with the Promotion.  AnandTech reserves the right to disqualify any entry that it, in its sole discretion, determines (i) to be in violation of the Rules, (ii) submitted by fraud or by tampering with the entry process, or(iii) contains inaccurate or fraudulent information.  ANY ATTEMPT BY ANY INDIVIDUAL TO DELIBERATELY DAMAGE THE SITE OR UNDERMINE THE LEGITIMATE OPERATION OF THE PROMOTION IS A VIOLATION OF CRIMINAL AND CIVIL LAWS.  IN THE EVENT SUCH AN ATTEMPT OCCURS, ANANDTECH RESERVES THE RIGHT TO SEEK DAMAGES FROM SUCH INDIVIDUAL TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW.
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  • beezilla - Friday, March 26, 2010 - link

    ...and much faster than my eight year-old thinkpad.
  • Austin4994 - Friday, March 26, 2010 - link

    Since I have never owned a laptop / notebook, and could use one for some up-and-coming schooling, it would be a nice win for me. Please count me in, thanks!
  • Zefram0911 - Friday, March 26, 2010 - link

    make love to me anand.
  • cdemers - Friday, March 26, 2010 - link

    Based on the number of comments so far and the time left, 1/3500 isn't too bad for a laptop.
  • Silenus - Friday, March 26, 2010 - link

  • mrcactus - Friday, March 26, 2010 - link

    I hope I win.
  • justaviking - Friday, March 26, 2010 - link

    To win, you have to do TWO things:
    1) Post a comment here
    2) Send an email

    Question - If my Anantech forum username doesn't match my email address, how do they know if I did both? The instructions do not tell you to include your forum username in your email, which would allow them to verify you did both steps.

    Am I missing something obvious?

    You also need step #3) Be lucky.
    Fingers crossed.
  • justaviking - Friday, March 26, 2010 - link

    Oh crap... I got so excited about this, I forgot I already entered this contest. I wonder if there is any way to "unsend" my email. Bummer.
  • brennz - Friday, March 26, 2010 - link

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