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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

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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Better sound quality = better

From Christopher on August 13, 2010 :: 9:41 am

Better sound quality = better listening!

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I could really use audio

From Amanda Dixon on August 13, 2010 :: 10:27 am

I could really use audio improvement. I am a junior in college and my current laptop has no sound at all! Having to go to the library and use their enormous headphones from the 70s is getting old!

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Better audio would mean that

From Eric on August 13, 2010 :: 10:41 am

Better audio would mean that my family could gather around the computer and watch movies together! Our DVD player is currently out of order, and our computer is the next best thing. However, the sound on our current PC is crackly at best… and nonexistent at worst! Having Dolby would make movie night a lot nicer. smile

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Signed up for newsletetr.Better audio

From Roxanne Rhoads on August 13, 2010 :: 10:41 am

Signed up for newsletetr.

Better audio would allow me to listen to my music and it would have better quality

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I like to listen to

From debi welbon on August 13, 2010 :: 1:21 pm

I like to listen to music while I am on the pc - but the sound system I have is not the greatest and sounds worse than just listening to the radio.

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Great sound makes for great

From emp on August 13, 2010 :: 2:52 pm

Great sound makes for great multimedia experience.

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Better PC audio would allow

From Tammi Waugh on August 13, 2010 :: 3:16 pm

Better PC audio would allow me to enjoy my itune library whenever and wherever I take my PC.  It would eliminate the need to carry an extra device (ipod) and speakers of some sort.

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I'm subscribed.and I would love

From Sarah Hirsch on August 13, 2010 :: 4:13 pm

I’m subscribed.
and I would love to no longer have to share a computer with my family!!

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Already a subscriber :) Better

From STAISHA W on August 13, 2010 :: 4:40 pm

Already a subscriber smile Better audio on my PC would enhance my life greatly, music is my passion and my only relaxation in a very stressful life, full of homeschooling my autistic children.

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Better PC audio would be

From Belvia Williams on August 13, 2010 :: 6:23 pm

Better PC audio would be a great help since my new company is devoted to promoting music. I need a laptop to take with me on locations.

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Very nice, I could use

From Jorge Granda on August 13, 2010 :: 6:50 pm

Very nice, I could use one of these.

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This would be a great

From Mike Loewer on August 13, 2010 :: 6:54 pm

This would be a great Christmas present for my son!

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It would be nice to

From James Anderson on August 13, 2010 :: 7:36 pm

It would be nice to have a computer with a working sound card

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Having improved audio would greatly

From val on August 13, 2010 :: 8:35 pm

Having improved audio would greatly open my world up to understanding sounds and language in a more definitive manner.  I have hearing impairment and would very much so appreciate the “Lenovo Laptop with Dolby Audio”, so that I could continue to experience the “beauty of language and music” along with having a high quality computer!

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I would get a lot

From Elisse Goldstein-Clark on August 13, 2010 :: 8:35 pm

I would get a lot more pleasure from YouTube videos!

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Wow this would be turned

From Barry Sacks on August 13, 2010 :: 8:48 pm

Wow this would be turned into the perfect wireless remote for my new home theater.

Cant wait till my apartment is all wired and
company arrives

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I wouldn't have to constantly

From Geralynn Ross on August 13, 2010 :: 9:01 pm

I wouldn’t have to constantly borow my Son’s gaming headset so I can listen to music or talk on Skype!!

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I could do better post

From Bill on August 13, 2010 :: 9:47 pm

I could do better post production for my friend’s hip-hop CDs.

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My grandson and I could

From Howard Steeley on August 13, 2010 :: 11:05 pm

My grandson and I could have more fun playing games on my computer.

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My husband, son, and I

From Billie Rowell on August 13, 2010 :: 11:29 pm

My husband, son, and I catch up on tv shows that we’ve missed, watch movies, and we’re all avid gamers. Better audio on our PC would enhance all that we do!

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We like to watch movies,

From jamie on August 13, 2010 :: 11:34 pm

We like to watch movies, listen to music and make videos and this would make doing all of these much clearer and easier

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This laptop would provide music

From veetech1 on August 14, 2010 :: 12:06 am

This laptop would provide music therapy as I worked on it at my workplace, a job I am still thankful to have, to help me cope with the current economy.

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If I had better audio

From Stephanie on August 14, 2010 :: 12:17 am

If I had better audio on my computer maybe I would watch more movies and videos through my P.C.

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Better audio on my PC

From Eloy on August 14, 2010 :: 4:43 am

Better audio on my PC would improve my life by helping me watch and listen to things much clearer than I do right now. At the moment the sound that my laptop gives off is rather dim, even when I enhance the audio any other possible way. This would further help me along the way.

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I am a school psychologist

From Lisa Foster on August 14, 2010 :: 7:53 am

I am a school psychologist and write a lot of reports. Listening to music while writing actually helps me relax and gather my thoughts—my very old laptop has very poor audio so I don’t even try and stream music much anymore.

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I don't even have my

From Tammy Tam on August 14, 2010 :: 7:55 am

I don’t even have my own computer—so my own computer with great audio would allow me to watch movies and listen to music online.

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How would better audio on

From David on August 14, 2010 :: 8:58 am

How would better audio on your PC improve your life? When I watch movies, it is sometimes like the difference in listening to a midi file (current audio) versus Dolby 5.1.

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I would rock all night

From James Hudson on August 14, 2010 :: 9:05 am

I would rock all night with it.

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A computer without audio is

From Jimmy Coleman on August 14, 2010 :: 10:53 am

A computer without audio is like an automobile without an engine

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Would love this new Lenova

From Sharon on August 14, 2010 :: 11:28 am

Would love this new Lenova with superb Dolby audio since I sometimes watch movies on my current laptop.

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I would love to win

From vickie on August 14, 2010 :: 12:19 pm

I would love to win this. It looks very nice.

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Laptop sound quality??? What is

From mjbroadwell on August 14, 2010 :: 1:35 pm

Laptop sound quality??? What is that? Because it sure didn’t come with my Dell. It would certainly be nice to actually hear the dialogue while I’m watching Netflix movies….

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A family member moved in

From Some Lucky Dog (Cindy) on August 14, 2010 :: 1:57 pm

A family member moved in with us recently. I’ve let her use my iPod upstairs in the exercise room and it somehow finds it’s way into the dock in her room instead of back to my office and stays there, hmmmm. With great audio on a laptop I could be happy listening to tunes on there instead of hauling myself upstairs everytime to recover the iPod everytime smile Or maybe I could reclaim the iPod and give her the Leveno!

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Anything would be an improvement

From Margaret on August 14, 2010 :: 5:58 pm

Anything would be an improvement to the computer I have!!!

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A better audio on my

From Pamela Murphy on August 14, 2010 :: 6:15 pm

A better audio on my computer would definitely improve things. I have a hard time hearing the voices since it sounds like an echo.

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Thank you very much for

From jhon on August 14, 2010 :: 6:19 pm

Thank you very much for your article
I have benefited greatly

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Watching movies on the computer

From Sally Baldwin on August 14, 2010 :: 6:20 pm

Watching movies on the computer I have is painful sometimes because the sound is so bad…this would be an awesome improvement!

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I'd actually be able to

From Jeremy on August 14, 2010 :: 8:37 pm

I’d actually be able to hear my music and audio while my air conditioner is running.

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I have some difficulty hearing,

From Robin on August 15, 2010 :: 1:51 am

I have some difficulty hearing, so a really good sound system would make it a little easier for me.

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Having better audio would help

From rich on August 15, 2010 :: 7:32 am

Having better audio would help with training calls and help with other forms of studying too.  A clean, crisp sound on youtube would be nice too!

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I am hard of hearing

From Bruce Howarth on August 15, 2010 :: 9:22 am

I am hard of hearing so this would be of great help to me.

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Will watch more movies

From elena on August 15, 2010 :: 10:43 am

Will watch more movies

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By having better audio on

From Kirstie Calams on August 15, 2010 :: 12:26 pm

By having better audio on a laptop I could watch movies or shoes without plugging it into my speakers for higher volume and rock out to my music while im out. It would just help a lot because of the higher quality of sound. smile

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I do a lot of

From Bradley on August 15, 2010 :: 4:16 pm

I do a lot of recording ,  editing , and mp3 conversions. This would help alot.

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I am a subscriber. I

From Angela Marion on August 15, 2010 :: 6:55 pm

I am a subscriber.

I have a great pc but sometimes the audio could be better. I’d be able to watch shows on Hulu.com and actually hear everything!

pricousins at aol dot com

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We have one tv in

From Scott Harris on August 15, 2010 :: 7:01 pm

We have one tv in our house and many different interests. A laptop with good audio would be great for those times when one of us wants to hole up and enjoy a movie.

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My hearing is fading and

From Chuck Burns on August 15, 2010 :: 7:16 pm

My hearing is fading and anything thats helps sound be clearer is something that i would use alot!

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I would get so much

From Christine on August 15, 2010 :: 8:07 pm

I would get so much more out of my computer if only I had decent audio!  My sound quality on my laptop is so bad that I almost never listen to music or watch videos on it.

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Better audio on my PC

From Lea-Ellen on August 15, 2010 :: 8:19 pm

Better audio on my PC would improve my life by being able to hear (& watch) quality movies, internet videos & music. It would make the PC all-around experience so much better & more enjoyable. Quality sound on a PC would drown out the household machines [washers, dryers, dishwasher, other TV’s, etc.] and allow you to really HEAR what is being said.

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Improved audio would help when

From Jonathan on August 15, 2010 :: 8:29 pm

Improved audio would help when voice-chatting with friends across the country. That doesn’t always work out over regular phonelines.

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