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Lenovo Laptop with Dolby Audio for a Back-to-school Giveaway!

by on August 10, 2010
in Computers and Software, Giveaways, Computers & Accessories, Laptops, Computer Monitors, Back to School, Organization :: 355 comments

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Giveaway sponsored by Dolby

Congratulations to Hope W. on winning the Lenovo laptop with Dolby Advanced Audio! We hope this helps with your college studies!

 

To Enter for a Chance to Win

  1. Sign-up for our FREE weekly Techlicious emailbe sure to provide a valid email address when you sign-up (the same one used for your comment) so we can contact you if you win. Already a subscriber? Skip to step 2!
  2. Once you have subscribed, tell us in a comment below "How would better audio on your PC improve your life?"

See Official Rules below for more detail.
 

About the Lenovo Z560

Lenovo z560The Lenovo IdeaPad Z560 laptop (MSRP $849) uses Dolby Advanced Audio technology to provide great sound for your dorm room or home office. And Dolby is giving away this great laptop to one of our email subscribers!

PCs have never been known for delivering a great audio experience. Yet, Dolby Advanced Audio changes all that, restoring the realism of the original soundtrack, whether for movies, music or games. So you experience every detail exactly as it was intended to sound.

How does Dolby do it?

  • Audio Optimization dramatically improves laptop sound quality by compensating for response irregularities in the speakers built into your laptop
  • Dolby Headphone enables a great surround sound experience and works with any set of headphones, putting the user in the middle of the action.
  • Natural Bass and High Frequency Enhancer delivers sound that's more realistic and more dramatic than ever before.

According to research released today by Dolby, approximately 60 percent of surveyed college students are now using their PCs more than televisions for entertainment. In fact, the majority of students believe PCs deliver the best overall entertainment experience and, as a result, expect higher-quality audio. In addition, 64 percent watch entertainment on their computers with others, so great audio is critical when considering a back-to-school laptop!

The Lenovo IdeaPad Z560 includes an Intel Core i3 Processor, Intel HD Graphics, 15.6" HD Display, 3 GB Memory and a 500GB Hard Drive.
 

Official Rules

We will randomly select one (1) winner from the entries. No purchase is necessary to win. Maximum of one entry per person. The giveaway will end at 11:59pm on August 31st, 2010.  Void where prohibited. U.S. residents only. Click here for the full rules.



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How would better audio on

From Michelle Rosborough on August 11, 2010 :: 11:54 am

How would better audio on your PC improve your life ? I can’t hear anything right now so sound would be a great improvement !!!!

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I'm a subscriber. Better

From Ellen C. on August 11, 2010 :: 12:52 pm

I’m a subscriber.  Better audio would help my husband who records his guitar playing on our laptop.  thanks for the chance.

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I love watching videos and

From ming tsai on August 11, 2010 :: 1:25 pm

I love watching videos and listen to music on my PC.  So I would love it if sounded like my stereo or my TV

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I could watch dvd's on

From Jeff on August 11, 2010 :: 2:34 pm

I could watch dvd’s on my pc with 5.1 audio!

I am already subscribed.

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Great audio can be a

From kaaren on August 11, 2010 :: 2:51 pm

Great audio can be a captivating sensory characteristic which enhances, encourages and compels more interaction with the component.

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Oh, and today's my birthday

From kaaren on August 11, 2010 :: 3:00 pm

Oh, and today’s my birthday—this would be an awesome gift. Thanks for the chance smile

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need new computer

From Karil Whetstone on August 11, 2010 :: 3:06 pm

need new computer

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For some reason the speakers/sound

From McKim on August 11, 2010 :: 3:11 pm

For some reason the speakers/sound don’t work on my computer, so anything would be an improvement!

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I suscrbibed to the weekly

From andrea d on August 11, 2010 :: 3:19 pm

I suscrbibed to the weekly email! also better audio would be soooo great! Sometimes I cant even listen 2 music on my PC because the speakers are horrible! This would be great to win!

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I am an email subscriber.

From Andrea H on August 11, 2010 :: 3:34 pm

I am an email subscriber. A laptop with better audio would help me because I watch a lot of movies and have to use ear buds to listen. My ears hurt after so long!

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Would make my music and

From Dan M on August 11, 2010 :: 3:34 pm

Would make my music and movies sound better and make gaming more fun.

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I am a subscriber. Better

From Joyce on August 11, 2010 :: 3:49 pm

I am a subscriber. Better audio on my PC would improve my life by allowing me to enjoy music while I spend hours on my PC doing mind numbing tasks.  jgs0925(at)gmail(dot)com

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Being a working artist that

From Marion on August 11, 2010 :: 3:51 pm

Being a working artist that often is out writing or doing notes in the field, its lovely to be able to listen to music that fits the mood and the setting. MP3 players are alright, but to be able to work and listen would be a marvelous improvement in my experiences in the mountains. Currently its mainly pen to paper, then typing up notes when I get back.
In any case, all the best of luck to everyone.

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Better sound would mean I

From Tracy on August 11, 2010 :: 3:53 pm

Better sound would mean I would listen to music and watch movies on my computer. I do not do that now due to poor sound quality. This sounds great!

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It would enhance my viewing

From Margay Roberge on August 11, 2010 :: 3:55 pm

It would enhance my viewing pleasure when I watch videos and movies online and just make the whole online experience much better. Especially when I make some book trailers.
Margay

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Better audio on my PC

From Deanna on August 11, 2010 :: 4:15 pm

Better audio on my PC would make listening to music more enjoyable and good music improves one’s life, doesn’t it? wink

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Good speakers that would allow

From Robert M on August 11, 2010 :: 4:23 pm

Good speakers that would allow me to hear clearly and understand the audio from my computer would make a major improvement in my life.

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I do a lot of

From Alex Pauken on August 11, 2010 :: 4:42 pm

I do a lot of recording on my current laptop, but I don’t have enough money for quality headphones/monitors/etc. Having better audio quality right on my laptop would really help me hear my recordings with a more accurate ear, so I can mix accordingly.

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It would make my music,

From colin on August 11, 2010 :: 4:42 pm

It would make my music, movies and video clips sound super awesomer! haha

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Better audio would make my

From Bruce Bennett on August 11, 2010 :: 4:50 pm

Better audio would make my soothing music actually soothing, rather than the horrible screeching I hear now.

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It would be great to

From megan on August 11, 2010 :: 4:55 pm

It would be great to have quality audio when I stream movies or listen to music!

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better audio? Why it would

From AS on August 11, 2010 :: 5:01 pm

better audio? Why it would help me create much better sounding home DVDs… nothing like hearing infant screams in Dolby sound!

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it would improve my movie

From tamatha on August 11, 2010 :: 5:05 pm

it would improve my movie watching tremendously.

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From amy mayer on August 11, 2010 :: 5:09 pm

Better audio would greatly enhance not only viewing shows on the computer but listening to the radio while doing tasks online—and that is relaxing and gratifying especially as our hearing diminishes with age

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Better audio on my PC

From Patty Smith on August 11, 2010 :: 5:21 pm

Better audio on my PC would allow me to actually hear youtubes!

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After nearly 40 years as

From John Kotson on August 11, 2010 :: 5:32 pm

After nearly 40 years as a professional musician, I would love to be able to get that ‘Live’ sound from my computer without resorting to patching through keyboards and amplifiers.

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After spending decades on a

From Teresa on August 11, 2010 :: 5:50 pm

After spending decades on a desktop, I want to make the conversion but in the past I was always leary b/c of the quality of audio and video…but now - look out…send it my way!

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I will go back

From Joe on August 11, 2010 :: 5:58 pm

I will go back to school for a new laptop…..

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I do a lot of

From Andy Russell on August 11, 2010 :: 6:15 pm

I do a lot of audio and video editing on-the-go, and having high-quality speakers, instead of these cheap-o ones, would drastically improve my workflow and output.

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Well not only does my

From Amanda Starr on August 11, 2010 :: 6:21 pm

Well not only does my husband’s laptop cut off after five minutes but it has no sound!

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Laptops have sound? Huh, mine

From true on August 11, 2010 :: 6:50 pm

Laptops have sound? Huh, mine doesn’t.

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I pretty much do everything

From Jeffrey Legg on August 11, 2010 :: 6:58 pm

I pretty much do everything on the computer, watch movies, videos, listen to music, etc. having a better audio system on my PC would be awesome!!
subscriber at graywolfpack5@yahoo.com

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My wife watches a number

From Gary on August 11, 2010 :: 7:16 pm

My wife watches a number of movies on her laptop so I’m sure a new laptop with much better sound would make her very happy.

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I use video editing software

From Kendra on August 11, 2010 :: 7:26 pm

I use video editing software and better audio would help me make better movies and dvds.

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I volunteer with an Internet-based

From John Darrow on August 11, 2010 :: 8:25 pm

I volunteer with an Internet-based radio talk show, so having better audio on my PC would definitely help when I’m listening to our shows. It would also help when my wife misses a TV show and I bring it up for her on the PC.

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Be able to listen to

From Carolyn Navarro on August 11, 2010 :: 9:03 pm

Be able to listen to music better.

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Better audio in a laptop

From Em on August 11, 2010 :: 9:07 pm

Better audio in a laptop would not only improve my life, but should be essential to any laptop. The point of having a mobile computer is being able to take all your “extras” wherever you go without having to pack bulky hardware. My ears are very sensitive to the harsh tinny sounds that cheap underpowered (aka standard laptop speakers) produce. I have a great respect for Dolby and the products they stand behind. A laptop with their audio system in it woulnt leave me with a throbbing headache at the end of the day.

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subscriber,better audio on my pc

From denice p on August 11, 2010 :: 9:10 pm

subscriber,


better audio on my pc would make it a whole lot better to talk and listen to conversations that I have on messenger. I would also like to be able to really hear my music with clarity. wishful thinking? I hope not!

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I'm really hard of hearing,

From Melanie Caiazza on August 11, 2010 :: 9:24 pm

I’m really hard of hearing, at 43 .. it would be sooo nice to not have to blare the volume on my laptop when I watch videos and stuff..

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My laptop speakers are so

From Linda Kish on August 11, 2010 :: 9:33 pm

My laptop speakers are so quiet even with no extraneous noise I can’t hear them. Just a little scritching sound.

lkish77123 at gmail dot com

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If I had better audio,

From Chris Barker on August 11, 2010 :: 9:40 pm

If I had better audio, I would not have to use headphones and I wouldn’t miss the UPS person when they came to deliver stuff to me (like my new Lenovo laptop w/Dolby audio)

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After long hours of work

From Ta on August 11, 2010 :: 9:48 pm

After long hours of work or school, you need some soothing audio to ease your long dreadful day. When you watch your movie, you cannot drag yourself through the whole episode, listening to foul sound. This is just sad sad sad…

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I already use a laptop

From Ron Ablang on August 11, 2010 :: 9:49 pm

I already use a laptop to watch movies and listen to music so a better sound system would be awesome!

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I do not have a

From Thomas J Bremeier on August 11, 2010 :: 10:01 pm

I do not have a laptop at this time but if I did I would ensure that I had Dolby sound.  I know that it makes my television experience great.  I would certainly use it for movies, music and music videos. I could share with friends and family during backyard cookouts.

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My laptop is on it's

From Laura Warren on August 11, 2010 :: 10:07 pm

My laptop is on it’s last legs, it’s going back for repairs but is just about out of warranty.  Any new laptop would be great, but one with good audio would be especially helpful.  My daughter just started medical school and if she comes home on weekends and doesn’t want to bring her own laptop back and forth, it would be helpful to have one with good audio, if she has to listen to videotaped lectures. Also my hearing isn’t as good as it used to be and the audio on laptops without external speakers can be hard to hear, I’d love one with good audio.

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I subscribe to the newsletterI

From Beth Warren on August 11, 2010 :: 10:09 pm

I subscribe to the newsletter

I just started medical school, and my brand new laptop already has to be replaced.  I’d love to have a 2nd one, if only as a backup, or one to leave at home and one I can take to school, so if anything happens, I have another computer.  Audio is especially important as I’m in medical school and often listen to taped lectures, and it can be hard to hear well on a laptop.  Winning this would make my day.

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better audio on my PC

From Linda Lansford on August 11, 2010 :: 10:42 pm

better audio on my PC improve your lifeby improving the sound and I sub to email

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Better audio on my PC

From Gina on August 11, 2010 :: 11:02 pm

Better audio on my PC would make audio/video conferencing better.

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My favorite music is stored

From Anne L. on August 11, 2010 :: 11:06 pm

My favorite music is stored on the computer.  Better audio would be wonderful!

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Better audio on my PC

From John Diggs on August 11, 2010 :: 11:31 pm

Better audio on my PC would be very beneficial. I am a computer science major and an aspiring music producer. Sometimes I carry my laptop around and I don’t have space for the speakers that I use when I am home. I believe the Lenovo with Dolby Audio could not only help me show off my skills as a music producer but also help enhance the presentation of the programs I create.

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