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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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I'm a subscriber and better

From Debra Ford on August 30, 2010 :: 4:34 pm

I’m a subscriber and better audio would be so awesome because I am a music lover but I just can’t stand listening from my current computer because it sounds so tin-ny and it’s just unbearable.  I’d love to be able to listen from itunes!

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Better audio on my computer

From Sarah Beth W., SLP on August 30, 2010 :: 5:21 pm

Better audio on my computer would improve the quality of text to speech devices I use with children who have Autism Spectrum Disorders that are unable to speak.  The children with ASD who I work with need these text to speech devices/programs/apps to assist them with verbal communication.  For some of these children, using a computerized devise is the only way they can make powerful choices and have their wants and needs known/met throughout the day.  Better audio on my computer would mean giving a better, more realistic “voice” to these children.

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The sound is soooo low

From lynn brannen on August 30, 2010 :: 5:27 pm

The sound is soooo low on my laptop.A better audio would really help the teens and me enjoy movies and music much better.We wouldn`t have to strain to hear better!

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3. I

From Bonnie Mercier on August 30, 2010 :: 5:35 pm

3.  I have been listening to a Bose radio for so many years that I am unhappy with listening to anything else.  If I was content with the audio on my PC I could watch movies and the SYFY channel (Warehouse 13) and other things that Verizon Fios just does not have in my service area.  Dolby┬« stereo surround sound on a laptop is a dream that I thought never could come true. I would be a VERY HAPPY GRATEFUL woman.  I would be a spokesperson for Lenovo.

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My kids listen to music

From Joy Bennett on August 30, 2010 :: 7:03 pm

My kids listen to music all the time on the computer better audio would improve the sound.

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I'd actually turn the volume

From Ron Miller on August 30, 2010 :: 7:11 pm

I’d actually turn the volume up ! Right now, I have a low setting that my speakers don’t Krackle with.. any higher, it’s unbearable

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My speakers are lousy. I

From Julie M on August 30, 2010 :: 8:05 pm

My speakers are lousy. I would love to have better audio on my computer so that I can listen to music.

Juleemm2003(at)yahoo(dot)com

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I edit music that I

From michael woods on August 30, 2010 :: 9:41 pm

I edit music that I write through software on my laptop so this would greatly enhance my ability to fine tune everthing.

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While traveling, I watch movies

From LeAndrew Taylor on August 30, 2010 :: 9:48 pm

While traveling, I watch movies on my laptop quite often! Dolby sound quality would greatly improve my viewing experience!

Thanks for the chance to win and good luck to all!

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I love music and love

From Erin Walsh on August 30, 2010 :: 9:57 pm

I love music and love music combined with surfing even better, it blocks out all of the distractions and let’s me get what I need to do finished.

Better audio would make the whole thing even more pleasant.

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Better audio would allow me

From Schmidty on August 30, 2010 :: 10:28 pm

Better audio would allow me to better enjoy watching movies and listening to music.  Thank you for the entry!

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On days when I am

From tallcap on August 30, 2010 :: 10:36 pm

On days when I am working long hours on my computer it would be nice to have a better sound system to play my dowloaded music.

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Audio is integral to a

From Jaque on August 30, 2010 :: 11:02 pm

Audio is integral to a good computer experience whether that experience is research or entertainment.  I often find myself replaying a research project because of the audio limitations of my computer, not the video.  So this would dramatically improve my online life!  grin  Thank you.

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I think it would be

From Mary Collins on August 30, 2010 :: 11:02 pm

I think it would be so great to listen to Pandora Radio and watch Netflix with the Dolby surround sound.

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Better audio on my PC

From Nicolette Dada on August 31, 2010 :: 12:54 am

Better audio on my PC would improve my life by allowing me to play my Christian music even louder so everyone in my house and my neighbors smile will know that I LOVE Jesus!

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better audio on my PC

From James Maszczak on August 31, 2010 :: 2:00 am

better audio on my PC improve my life by being able to edit music mixes better, and being able to hear all the clear, crisp audio details !

PLEASE PICK ME I really need this PC !!!

Thanks !

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Ugh, I ordered a laptop

From Eryn on August 31, 2010 :: 4:56 am

Ugh, I ordered a laptop online at a big box store, and when it got to me, the disc drive was open in the box & all sorts of things had been bounced around inside.

My speakers make a noise even when I turn them off. The big box company are “working” with me on the issue, but not giving me a refund.

Anyway, better audio would improve my life because I always feel like I’m in a swarm of mosquitoes when I use my laptop wink

(new subscriber!)

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Better audio would make doing

From Sonya Allstun on August 31, 2010 :: 6:13 am

Better audio would make doing work on my puter alot less stressful. My sound went out on my old 6 yr old laptop

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Better audio would be great

From Pamela on August 31, 2010 :: 6:53 am

Better audio would be great to watch movies and shows.

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I am a cpa and

From Kathy Scott on August 31, 2010 :: 8:02 am

I am a cpa and on my computer all day.  Have some great music in the background while I work would be fantastic.
Prior subscriber

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I subscribe and it would

From Happi Shopr on August 31, 2010 :: 8:33 am

I subscribe and it would make going to school online much easier

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Music always sounds better with

From Lynda C on August 31, 2010 :: 9:11 am

Music always sounds better with a great set of speakers—haven’t found a great system yet.

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Better audio would make spending

From Lisa G. on August 31, 2010 :: 10:58 am

Better audio would make spending my free time watching movies on my computer actually fun instead of irritating.
lisalmg25 at gmail dot com

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It would definitely make my

From Tara W on August 31, 2010 :: 11:40 am

It would definitely make my music and movie watching experience better.

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I subscribe via emails!my speakers

From Joanne Schultz on August 31, 2010 :: 11:48 am

I subscribe via emails!
my speakers for the PC are original equipment, so they are not so good. I’d love Dolby sound!

Thanks for the giveaway!

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Better audio would mean I

From Lisa on August 31, 2010 :: 12:20 pm

Better audio would mean I could actually hear/understand what I am viewing.

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Great sound? YES! I spend

From Lee on August 31, 2010 :: 12:42 pm

Great sound? YES! I spend TONS of time on my laptop and wish I could listen to quality music while working.

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Better audio on my laptop

From Debbie on August 31, 2010 :: 12:56 pm

Better audio on my laptop would help with watching the Live Criminal trials that I watch.  Many times the audio is bad and my speakers don’t help much.

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better sound would allow me

From Vicki Andrew on August 31, 2010 :: 1:05 pm

better sound would allow me to enjoy it more when I stream movie and TV

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Great Sound is an important

From Laura H on August 31, 2010 :: 1:56 pm

Great Sound is an important part of life. Better audio on my laptop would give me an opportunity to listen to music and movies the way they are suppose to sound, not shallow and without impact.

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Sound is very important to

From Joretta Foster on August 31, 2010 :: 2:45 pm

Sound is very important to me. I have all my daughter birthday parties on her and I always wanna her her.

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Better audio would let me

From Sherry Conrad on August 31, 2010 :: 2:57 pm

Better audio would let me enjoy my tunes more, talk to my kids when they are out of the country and actually be able to hear them well and have great sound when watching movies

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I'm enrolled in a Spanish

From Katy V on August 31, 2010 :: 3:03 pm

I’m enrolled in a Spanish course and I have to listen to audio samples and converse with other speakers. My audio isn’t the greatest. Having better audio would make it easier for me to comprehend what the other speaker is saying. Also, in my free time, I enjoy listening to music. So having a better audio system would be a real treat!

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Better audio would be the

From Mariah Horn on August 31, 2010 :: 3:07 pm

Better audio would be the greatest! I have an older computer and the audio is not what it used to be, i video chat with my neices and nephews alot and it is sometimes hard what there saying because of the audio on my computer. I would be soo hapy to win this Lenovo Laptop so I can enjoy what my neice and nephews are saying.

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Could use an updated machine

From Rita on August 31, 2010 :: 3:11 pm

Could use an updated machine

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Better audio would make listening

From Roxann on August 31, 2010 :: 3:46 pm

Better audio would make listening to my music a more enjoyable experience. I listen to music on my computer to de-stress but sometimes with the quality I get now it really doesn’t help and maybe even adds to the stress.

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I love to listen to

From Holly C. on August 31, 2010 :: 4:31 pm

I love to listen to music and my present laptop has horrid audio, would love to get a laptop with premuium audio!

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it would improve my work

From Amy Delong on August 31, 2010 :: 4:40 pm

it would improve my work because i will be able to listen to my music!
ardelong2(at)gmail(dot)com

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This would be great as

From carol y l on August 31, 2010 :: 5:45 pm

This would be great as my current computer is shot and I could listen to some music which I can’t now.

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I'm using a 7 year

From ewhatley on August 31, 2010 :: 6:36 pm

I’m using a 7 year old computer with no speakers so a computer with ANY sound would be an improvement.  I’d be thrilled to win this Lenovo.

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I love these computers

From Heather G on August 31, 2010 :: 7:04 pm

I love these computers

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listening to music and watching

From Susan Smith on August 31, 2010 :: 7:43 pm

listening to music and watching movies will be a lot better with great audio!

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As a recruiting and staffing

From Aimee W. on August 31, 2010 :: 7:52 pm

As a recruiting and staffing professional, I try to keep my skills sharp by participating in many online video seminars and video chats.  Often, I have difficulty hearing other participants.  With better audio on my laptop, I could learn a lot more!

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I'd love better audio for

From Karen Gonyea on August 31, 2010 :: 8:01 pm

I’d love better audio for when I actually have time to listen to music - I’d be able to actually enjoy it !!!

ktgonyea at gmail.com

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my current audio is terrible

From A Smith on August 31, 2010 :: 8:15 pm

my current audio is terrible - would love the improvement!

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Im a subscriber too good

From latisha depoortere on August 31, 2010 :: 8:50 pm

Im a subscriber too good sound would make watching movies on my computer so much better. great giveaway thank you.
[email protected] charter.net

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Having better audio would be

From Geoff K on August 31, 2010 :: 8:50 pm

Having better audio would be a huge help because I give a lot of multimedia presentations on my laptop, and right now my speakers are weak and tinny.  It would definitely improve my standing at work and school to have state of the art audio!

gkaufmanss at yahoo dot com

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Better audio would improve my

From R Hicks on August 31, 2010 :: 9:01 pm

Better audio would improve my life because my current speakers crack and pop and I can’t enjoy fine music with them

ardy22 at earthlink dot net

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I like to listen to

From Chrysa on August 31, 2010 :: 9:21 pm

I like to listen to music while I work, so this would be awesome!

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It'd make watching Stewart and

From Angela Livingston on August 31, 2010 :: 9:48 pm

It’d make watching Stewart and Colbert much easier.  Right now we can barely hear them

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