02-21-2013, 09:05 AM #1
- 455 Posts
To enter, simply follow these three steps:
- Take a picture of yourself with your tired and worn out netbook or tablet.
- Head over to the official contest thread (if you're reading this, you're already at the contest thread!)
- Post the picture in the thread below, AND tell us why you absolutely NEED a new Surface or ASUS VivoTab.
That's all there really is to it! So head over to the official contest thread and get your entry in. You never know… with a little luck and creativity (hint, hint!) you may end up with a brand new tablet at your front door.
* Contest closes on March 1st, 2013 at 11:59 PM EST. Winners will be selected shortly thereafter via PM and email. ONE entry per person. Contest open to all Windows Phone Central members.
Last edited by James Falconer; 02-21-2013 at 02:42 PM.
- 02-21-2013, 10:52 AM #4
As you can see from my picture my tablet is a little worn out.
Actually I have never owned a tablet or netbook. I am very excited about the new Windows 8 and Windows 8 RT OS. I could really use one of these devices to help get my self organized. I am also hoping that once I can get one of these devices I can start to developing some apps for it. I think having one of these devices would also help me to improve my overall productivity while still being able to have some fun with the entertainment features of the device.Also I would love to be able to show it off to some of my Android and Apple friends.
Thanks for considering me!
- 02-21-2013, 11:05 AM #5
02-21-2013, 11:34 AM #9
- 86 Posts
While it's not really a netbook or tablet, here is my current "mobile" computing solution. It's the combination of 3 broken laptops, some superglue, and the plastickish back of an Oracle 10G handout notepad (it's the thing that's covering where the hard drive is) I say it is "mobile" in quotes because the battery holds close to zero charge, and it complains if i unplug the laptop from the wall. You can also see that it has some overheating problems, by the fact that the bottom case has melted and warped in numerous areas. Also, the quality of the pictures are poor, because my current mobile phone is a falling apart palm pixi. So, between a "frankentop" as I call it, and my falling apart pixi, I am in need of a new mobile solution!!
edit: wow, what a coincidence. I have a falling apart (well, made from multiple laptops that did fall apart) toshiba laptop, and staticK78 has a failing toshiba tablet...
- 02-21-2013, 11:53 AM #11
So this here is my 5 year old laptop. She was my only mobile device, except for my Windows Phone.
She was loud, energy hungry and had only Windows Vista on it. But I did love her anyway.
Last month she did die down. May she rest in peace.
I had to move on, but my wallet wouldn't let another on in my life. It did say, "No, you can't. You will only hurt yourself and me, too. I'm already so thin."
So I searched for a way to get a new mobile computer, without hurting my wallet. So I stumbled on this contest and thought, "Hey, this could solve my problem!"
So why not me? I would be extremly happy and my wallet would be grateful, too.
So please, consider me.
02-21-2013, 11:56 AM #13
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How about editing the subject and text so that they are actually true? There is no such thing as a Tegra powered Windows 8 tablet. What you are giving away are Windows RT tablets. Leaving all other obvious things aside, the fact that the names of the products both include RT should probably have been a clue. Windows 8 and Windows RT may have a similar look and feel but they are not the same OS. You would think that the community manager for Mobile Nations would know there is a huge difference. Quite frankly, this is downright embarrassing.
- 02-21-2013, 12:03 PM #14
As you can see I am still using a old school note pad Tablet. It's still in version 1.1. The last time that this was upgraded was in the early 1900's when they added lines. The resolution is 8 bit or what every color pens I happen to have, mostly just red, blue or black. The good news is that the battery lasts forever, because it has none. It does have a good screen size 8.5" X 11".
The worst part is that it's memory is not reusable once a space has been used it can not be reused, and once it's all used up I have to go buy a whole new pad.
The apps for it are very limited. It comes with Notes, Paint and Doodle. I can play Paper Waist Basket Toss, but I have to clean up all of my misses and it uses up the memory. It takes hand writing, but it can not be read by another user, unless the user goes through many hours of training.
As you can see I am in need of an upgrade. Please, please please consider me for one of the free tablets. If I win I know that my productivity will increase 10 fold (I can't fold even one page of my current tablet this many times.)
Last edited by Seth Chastain; 02-25-2013 at 12:36 AM.
02-21-2013, 12:04 PM #15
- 5 Posts
Here's my trusty ol' tablet.
- Light Weight
- Great Battery Life
- Very limited storage
- No multimedia support
- Resolution could be better
- Game selection is limited, slow, and sometimes repetitive.
- Not that many accessories available...
- Lack of interactivity
- Doesn't sync my work to my computer
This tablet has served me pretty well for several years now, but I think I might be due for an upgrade. Working with my PC and my Windows Phone, I think the Surface Tablet would be a perfect bridge between the two! Please help.
02-21-2013, 12:08 PM #16
- 5 Posts
So the subject is correct. The Sruface RT is powered by a NVIDIA Tegra 3 processor, as well as the Asus Tablet.
Meet VivoTab? Series ? Three new Windows 8 Tablets designed for both work & play
02-21-2013, 12:31 PM #17
- 10 Posts
This is (or was) my iPad2. I purchased it with a bonus that I gotten from my company and soon after that (after doing the set up and everything), my children absconded with it. My wife has also laid claim to my Windows 8 Laptop leaving me with my Lumia 822 that still has not been updated to Portico. When I do get my tablet back, it comes back sheathed in a layer of what I can only describe as 'Kid Filth'. Those of you who have kids know what I am talking about, they must exude it through their skin like frogs. Anyway, I need to get my own tablet so I can truly sever the ties with the iPad and my Windows 8 Laptop... I would love to have this as 'my own'. Please help this father's dream come true.
02-21-2013, 01:20 PM #20
- 38 Posts
I've recently lost my job and I'm currently looking for a new one which means I need a computer/tablet to job search (I tried using my phone but the website I'm mandated to use is the biggest heap of ****e going) but my Vista era laptop decided to be a funny bugger and shuffle of his mortal coil (is there a computer heaven?)
So I'm left with a dead laptop shell and mounting piles of debt, yay! Go me! Save me WPCentral (and Nvidia), you're my only hope.
Last edited by Metrosity; 02-22-2013 at 06:28 AM.
02-21-2013, 02:14 PM #22
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02-21-2013, 02:26 PM #23
- 3 Posts
Ok I know... I'm not the best looking guy, whatever. Nor so my laptop... It has a cracked screen!!! and sometimes it simply turns off, the worst, I bought Windows 8 Pro a few months ago, so now I'm clueless on what to do when it's going crazy, so... a Surface RT would help me mean while I save some bucks to also buy a Surface Pro, I gotta have some love, pleeeease...
Oh, and back there... that's my daughter's Motorola XOOM, so... I don't have a tablet of my own!!! Even my wife got a Nexus 7 for XMas...David Salazar
Windows 8 Pro with Media Center Build 9200
Dell Inspiron 17R N7010
3 GB RAM 1033 MHz
320 GB 5,400 rpm HDD
Windows Phone 7.8 "Tango Refresh" Build 7.10.8862.144
.NET Compact 3.5
Samsung Focus SGH-i917
Qualcomm Snapdragon QSD8250 1GHz
512 MB RAM
32 GB SanDisc SDHC Card
02-21-2013, 02:58 PM #24
- 537 Posts
Broke college kid here, being the only one here without a mac is... well it's awesome. Sadly, my awesomeness is limited by the fact that my laptop is falling apart. As you may be able to see, I have had to extend the wire from the battery dock out of the side of the machine making a long external charging port. This is complemented by a half-roll of electric tape and despite this, I still have to wrap the cord around the laptop screen, whisper sweet nothings in it's ear, and summon the dark lord Cthulu to make it charge (he's also great at braiding my flowing mane of hair) All of this and it also overheats due to the fact that the cord got in the way when the charger was messing up and broke off all but 1 fan blade. I actually have to hang this off the edge of the desk for it not to overheat. I could really use one of these tablets because Cthulu has been gnawing on my left arm (not pictured for a reason) and I'm running out of limbs to appease him.
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