I’m Giving Away a Computer!

Apr 15, 2011 by

I try to reserve Fridays for more thoughtful and reflective posts, something to mull around in my head to keep the brain from going to mush over the weekend (it rarely works). However, on the occasional Friday I also love to give away FREE brand new computers!

Alright, so I’ve never actually given away any computers before, but I will be soon! Lenovo, makers of the popular ThinkPad laptops, recently teamed up with with a promotional partner to put the really cool touch-screen powered Lenovo m90z ThinkCentre in the hands of some prominent education bloggers. I’ve been putting the machine through it’s paces, and there are a lot of really engaging reasons to have a machine like this in your classroom; huge screen, responsive touch, and it makes for a really cool interactive learning center! And guess what? Lenovo is giving me another brand new one to give away! Huzzah!

 

Enough talk, how do you enter to win?

I will be launching the contest on April 25th at 6 AM (EST). Check back here for a post with the official rules on that date as I will ONLY be accepting entries between April 25th and April 29th. I know, I know, waiting is hard to do. Details for what you will need to do will be posted then, as I’m still contemplating whether to do a simple comment entry, or ask for something a bit more creative (I’d love to see some video submissions).

 

Is there going to be another giveaway?

YES! In fact, there are 25 of us edu-bloggers participating in this promotion! In fact, some people already have their contests underway! Check out the list of bloggers giving an m90z away, and when their promotions are:

Lenovo M90z Participants

Site Start End Date
Free Tech 4 Teachers Apr 14 Apr 18
Ilja Coolen ICSS Apr 15 Apr 19
Physician Mom Apr 16 Apr 20
Scrubd In Apr 17 Apr 21
Kathy Schrock’s Kaffeeklatsch Apr 18 Apr 22
Steve Hargadon.com Apr 19 Apr 23
Box of Tricks Apr 21 Apr 25
Clinton Fitch.com Apr 22 Apr 26
Around the Corner Apr 23 Apr 27
Tech Savvy Ed Apr 25 Apr 29
Small Biz Technology Apr 26 Apr 30
Ablet Factory Apr 27 May 1
Click Newz Apr 28 May 2
Geekazine Apr 29 May 3
21st Century Education Technology Apr 30 May 4
A GeekyMomma’s Blog May 1 May 5
Marsha Collier’s Musings May 2 May 6
VA Networking May 3 May 7
Your Virtual Assistant May 4 May 8
Jake Ludington’s Media Blab May 5 May 9
Mobile PC World May 6 May 10
Dangerously Irrelevant May 7 May 11
Bud the Teacher May 8 May 12
Kikolani May 9 May 13
Geeks To Go May 10 May 14
Chad Lehman.com May 11 May 15

 

Want to know more about the Lenovo Thinkcentre m90z? You can view any of my videos below to see the machine in action.

4 Comments

  1. I don’t need a computer, so I’m not entering any of the contests (they’ve been coming through my feed reader pretty regularly, though), but I thought I’d tell you how cool I think it is for all of you (and Big Blue, of course) to give all this equipment away!

    • Well heck, that’s awfully nice of you for the feel good comment 🙂

      Warm fuzzies aside, I really can’t take any credit, as this is a fantastic idea put out there by Lenovo and their partners Ivy Worldwide. Even better is that they didn’t ask us to give really fancy, polished, feel good reviews, but to be honest about the machines, so it was cool to be a part of it. That and being able to give one away is awesome!

  2. Nancy Garman

    Ben, does this computer work as a tablet does? Would it allow me to use a stylus to write on documents and have students see what I write?

    Always hopeful,
    Nancy

    • Great question!

      Yes, it does work with a stylus, but it’s very much not portable (at 23 inches it’s a beast of a desktop), so you would want to either create screencasts for your students similar to Khan Academy, or have the screen close to where you’re going to be doing all of your speaking.

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