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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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Since I have 22,107 songs

From Keith james on August 11, 2010 :: 10:36 pm

Since I have 22,107 songs on my laptop, I could relly rock!


I can't begin to tell

From meeyeehere on August 11, 2010 :: 11:05 pm

I can’t begin to tell you how this lap top would improve my life and my husbands career.He masters peoples Cds and does lots of musical stuff,thats his job,I don’t really understand it but that is what he does and he wants this laptop because he works on a computer he built 10 years ago out of many spare parts,it freezes up and sound quality is a joke with that thing!The Lenovo has great raving reviews and it would mean so much for my work as well. Thank you and I have my fingers crossed.


If only my laptop would

From Aleta Walther on August 11, 2010 :: 11:12 pm

If only my laptop would beep! It won’t even boot, now! How I’d love to hear its little speakers buzz!


Better audio on my PC

From McDuffy on August 11, 2010 :: 11:18 pm

Better audio on my PC would improve life because then all those great 80’s MP3s would sound like I was back in high school hearing them for the first time.


This ROCKS! I'm in!

From Robert Lamb on August 11, 2010 :: 11:46 pm

This ROCKS! I’m in!


Better audio on my pc

From Daisy Soto on August 12, 2010 :: 12:31 am

Better audio on my pc would enhance the enjoyment of streaming movies..


I'm a subscriber! I

From Crystal F on August 12, 2010 :: 12:43 am

I’m a subscriber!  I think my speakers are starting to go along with everything else on my laptop.  It would be great to have a nice clear sound when watching videos online.  Thank you!!


this would help so much

From eileen06 on August 12, 2010 :: 1:41 am

this would help so much in my schooling.


How do I put this?

From Paul Conrow on August 12, 2010 :: 1:44 am

How do I put this?  Let’s see, I am a subscriber, let’s get that out of the way to begin with.  Now, better audio, are you trying to tell me there is sound on the Internet, what I get is basically rocks in a tin can.  How could it possibly get any better?!!!


The left speaker on my

From Jamie on August 12, 2010 :: 2:01 am

The left speaker on my laptop died a couple years ago, so better audio would make music and movies sound a lot better. I feel like I’m not experiencing the music and movies like they are meant to be experienced.


There are countless ways I'd

From Tracy on August 12, 2010 :: 4:49 am

There are countless ways I’d be able to use a laptop with dolby surround:

Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ - When I travel I’d use it to watch movies

Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ - I’d use it during my daily commute to watch inspirational podcasts (I don’t drive I take the bus into the city in the morning)

Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ - I’m a bit of an amateur DJ and have a great ear for mixing music, this would be an avid playlister’s dream!

Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ - I’m considering trying out this whole vlogging thing, and previewing the playback with more realistic sounds before I hit the ‘publish’ button will let me know if my noisy downstairs neighbors loud radio ends up in my Vlog, or my dog is barking too loud, or if the delivery truck horn drowns me out etc.

Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ - and last but not least you’d be my new BFF wink


I signed up for your

From Samantha on August 12, 2010 :: 5:47 am

I signed up for your email.  This audio laptop would be great for BTS.  My daughter is vision impaired and so using a computer / laptop is difficult for her.  This would be a fantastic tool - better audio = better learning!


Better audio would let me

From Tracey Byram on August 12, 2010 :: 6:15 am

Better audio would let me hear my music and movie downloads better.


Better audio makes listening experience

From ruthangelina on August 12, 2010 :: 6:41 am

Better audio makes listening experience more memorable.


A new laptop with Dolby

From Evelyn Wackett on August 12, 2010 :: 7:13 am

A new laptop with Dolby sound sounds great to me. Enter me into this contest. I recently had to send my VIAO out to replace the CD/DVD drive. I had very limited access on the old slow desktop but a second laptop to use as back up and to share with others is a must.



Better audio on my PC

From Quanda on August 12, 2010 :: 7:57 am

Better audio on my PC improve my life by enhancing the audio that’s already in place. Watching movies and listening to the online radio would definitely be more enjoyable to listen to.


As a music educator, better

From Cathy on August 12, 2010 :: 9:37 am

As a music educator, better audio on my PC would definitely improve the quality of instruction for my students.  Dolby is well known for excellent sound reproduction.


Better audio on my laptop

From Elkaye on August 12, 2010 :: 9:59 am

Better audio on my laptop would mean that I would have no using skype to have conversations and meetings (plus I’d enjoy playing online games more).


For my son (who would

From Mary McLure on August 12, 2010 :: 10:15 am

For my son (who would borrow my laptop), gaming would be much sweeter with better sound.  For me, listening to music while I work would be improved greatly. smile


I listen to streaming audio

From Brett on August 12, 2010 :: 10:20 am

I listen to streaming audio rather than live radio and the majority of base PC speakers sound tinny and light.  Good audio quality makes for a much better listening experience.


I listen to music at

From John Rasmussen on August 12, 2010 :: 10:33 am

I listen to music at work while doing homework, this would improve the experience.


Oh to have Dolby instead

From Darlene on August 12, 2010 :: 12:10 pm

Oh to have Dolby instead of what I do have which is horrid would be such a blessing.


I'm pretty deaf, so it

From Bacallsmom on August 12, 2010 :: 12:17 pm

I’m pretty deaf, so it wouldn’t help me.  But my husband would love having better sound—he listens to a lot of music on the computer.


Better audio would improve my

From Gary on August 12, 2010 :: 12:44 pm

Better audio would improve my life because all I have to listen to is my current laptop speakers which sound awful. At the end of my busy stressful days I would love to be able to turn on some good sounding music and just relax and unwind.


Ah, the realism. This

From Horace on August 12, 2010 :: 1:57 pm

Ah, the realism.  This would be a vast improvement over the speakers I have now.


I listen to music on

From David Gresh on August 12, 2010 :: 2:13 pm

I listen to music on my computer all day. This would make it even more enjoyable.


I subscribed and I have

From Annalisa on August 12, 2010 :: 2:34 pm

I subscribed and I have a pair of audio speakers hooked up to my desktop that are ovwer 12 years old. New audio would be unbelievable.


From david manning on August 12, 2010 :: 2:47 pm

better audio=better hulu/netflix viewing experience!


I've been getting into sound

From James Codding on August 12, 2010 :: 3:24 pm

I’ve been getting into sound editing, and having better sound would allow me to better hear the differences in an audio file.


It would make watching movies

From Michael Little on August 12, 2010 :: 3:36 pm

It would make watching movies and other video more enjoyable.


Better Audio, what about the

From JokerSouth on August 12, 2010 :: 5:32 pm

Better Audio, what about the best audio. That’s what I would get from a laptop like that. Thanks to Lenovo


From Christine on August 12, 2010 :: 5:54 pm

I’m a subscriber and the improved audio would benefit me as I’m just starting to use Skype to communicate with my husband and that would make it so much better.  Thank you!


I could watch more movies

From Joy F on August 12, 2010 :: 8:01 pm

I could watch more movies and that would be great.  Thanks.


My daughter would like to

From Doug M on August 12, 2010 :: 8:24 pm

My daughter would like to watch hulu on a laptop so sound is important


Audio is a big part

From Elizabeth I on August 12, 2010 :: 8:26 pm

Audio is a big part of my life it brings me joy, gives me energy and helps me unwind. Having better audio would just amplify these things.


Makes me smile and sometimes

From zrogue on August 12, 2010 :: 8:41 pm

Makes me smile and sometimes grin like a monkey


I could really enjoy my

From Jason Lawless on August 12, 2010 :: 9:41 pm

I could really enjoy my music on my computer while working.


It is good to have

From Jacob LaFountaine on August 12, 2010 :: 9:51 pm

It is good to have high quality music to enjoy when you are trying to drown out a bad day


I'm a musician on the

From Mike Mac on August 12, 2010 :: 10:11 pm

I’m a musician on the go and having a portable notebook capable of playing back quality recordings of my projects would be something I have never experienced. Being able to record anywhere, anytime and not having to sacrifice quality would be priceless!


I am about to move

From Christine on August 13, 2010 :: 12:04 am

I am about to move to the Dominican Republic to teach English in the rural province of Monte Cristi. If I had the Lenovo IdeaPad as an educational tool in the classroom, the possibilities of what I could introduce my students to are endless. From music to videos to communicating with people all around the world, the Lenovo IdeaPad would allow me to give them exposure to things they otherwise may never experience.


I use my computer for

From Richard James on August 13, 2010 :: 12:45 am

I use my computer for everything from phones to videos to audio emails tied to my magic jack phone. Having a proper speaker system is essential on my computer because it is also my home theater system as well. My computer is the center of all my activity and what a blessing it would be to better my Tv speakers because it would affect all areas of my working and social environment around my home Thanks for running the fine contest.


Do not currently have working

From S BARMAN on August 13, 2010 :: 12:56 am

Do not currently have working audio on my computer. Being able to have better audio would enable me to listen to online video, especially the instructional sites visit often


I sure could use this,

From Samuel Taylor on August 13, 2010 :: 1:14 am

I sure could use this, as am a senior of 68 years going back to finnish Vet School after a 37 year lapse


Heh, actually, it would improve

From Timbo on August 13, 2010 :: 1:21 am

Heh, actually, it would improve my life in one very specific way :D When I’m playing Team Fortress 2, I would be much better able to hear spies decloak behind me when I play Heavy or Engie :D


Thanks for the giveaway, I

From Marina on August 13, 2010 :: 2:55 am

Thanks for the giveaway, I would love to win this! Better audio for better music listening!


now that i am older

From Diedre Chaney on August 13, 2010 :: 4:08 am

now that i am older the eyes aren’t what they used to be. i would use the audio to help me with those scrambled verifying things that are hard to read.


The Dolby speakers would greatly

From Fred Reid on August 13, 2010 :: 6:03 am

The Dolby speakers would greatly enhance my old ear Netflix experience


My husband is a full

From Katie Sexton on August 13, 2010 :: 7:51 am

My husband is a full time IT student and having a laptop to use for school would improve his life greatly because the instructors are constantly giving the students helpful tools in class and he is unable to get the tools since he doesnt have a laptop!
kat_1982us at


I'm computer shopping.

From Wayne Moore on August 13, 2010 :: 7:53 am

I’m computer shopping.


A must for my photo

From Jim Dasher on August 13, 2010 :: 9:40 am

A must for my photo trips


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