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AMD Ships Half Billionth x86 CPU; Win a Laptop

By - Source: Tom's Hardware US | B 22 comments

It's AMD's birthday and YOU get the presents. If you win.

It's a big day for AMD as it has just shipped its 500 millionth x86 processor. This milestone comes coincidently at the company's 40th anniversary.

To celebrate this milestone and birthday, AMD is giving away presents! All you have to do is do the Twitter thing for a while with AMD and you could win one of four HP Pavilion dv2z notebooks.

The details from AMD are as follows:

  • Follow AMD on Twitter (@AMD_Unprocessed), where a new question will be posted every other Monday beginning July 27.
  • Send AMD the answer via a direct message to AMD’s twitter handle @AMD_Unprocessed.
  • All eligible respondents will be entered into a drawing for an HP dv2z Notebook.
  • AMD will give away four AMD processor-based HP Pavilion dv2z notebooks over eight weeks, so fans have ample opportunities to show off their extensive knowledge about the company.

Find out more about the AMD contest here at its 40th Anniversary page.

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    okibrian , July 24, 2009 1:33 AM
    I'm so sick of all this Twitter, Facebook and My Space crap!
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    Area51 , July 24, 2009 2:47 AM
    AMD wants you to come over to myspace so they can twitter your yahoo til you google all over their facebook. Then maybe you would like them enough to buy their CPU :) 
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    jarnail24 , July 24, 2009 1:46 AM
    I thought they would give away some super high performance desktop with crossfireX and super duper liquid cooling. But oh well a cheap laptop is not worth making a twitter account.
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    Anonymous , July 24, 2009 12:54 AM
    Sadly I have no time for that!
  • 36 Hide
    okibrian , July 24, 2009 1:33 AM
    I'm so sick of all this Twitter, Facebook and My Space crap!
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    goleafsguy , July 24, 2009 1:34 AM
    Lol four? 500million processors sold and they can only afford to give away four laptops?:p 
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    jarnail24 , July 24, 2009 1:46 AM
    I thought they would give away some super high performance desktop with crossfireX and super duper liquid cooling. But oh well a cheap laptop is not worth making a twitter account.
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    Niva , July 24, 2009 2:08 AM
    I also hate all these social websites. That is actually a slick looking laptop tho, what are the specs on it?
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    Area51 , July 24, 2009 2:47 AM
    AMD wants you to come over to myspace so they can twitter your yahoo til you google all over their facebook. Then maybe you would like them enough to buy their CPU :) 
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    methal , July 24, 2009 4:17 AM
    ...and for AMD's birthday you could win one of the -if not THE POOREST built laptops in the history of earth.

    i see 10-15 of these less than a year old all with the same dead Mobo.

    But happy B-day AMD. now turn out a intel killing cpu soon.
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    megamanx00 , July 24, 2009 4:44 AM
    Crap, now I'm gonna sign up for twitter. Must win new laptop :D 
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    ricardok , July 24, 2009 5:12 AM
    When will those global companies start sending swags to Brazil or other countries?? :( 
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    curnel_D , July 24, 2009 6:04 AM
    Area51AMD wants you to come over to myspace so they can twitter your yahoo til you google all over their facebook. Then maybe you would like them enough to buy their CPU

    Lol, this is the funniest thing I've heard all day.
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    lvlouro , July 24, 2009 8:31 AM
    okibrianI'm so sick of all this Twitter, Facebook and My Space crap!

    No further comment
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    sanctoon , July 24, 2009 8:43 AM
    Why don't all the social websites combine, FlickMyFaceYouTwit anyone?
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    apmyhr , July 24, 2009 10:53 AM
    Ugh... I was going to sign up for the contest until I saw the word "Twitter" in the article. I almost punched my friend once when he kept talking about how he "tweets" or "twats" or whatever its called.
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    belardo , July 24, 2009 12:12 PM
    Hey now! Nothing wrong with twats, be use nicer language.

    Screw twitters... but its not much different from here. Oh yeah, like we have nothing more to do with our bloody celphones?!
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    Euphoria_MK , July 24, 2009 1:38 PM
    I hate twitter. Is the stupidest page/service ever created. Still it doesnt change the fact that some people are like sheep, and they'll do whatever media/ads tells them to do.
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    delecti , July 24, 2009 1:45 PM
    lolz... it is always good to see others think the same as myself.

    All this social bs is simply because all the newb pc users have finally figured out how to use the net. -just like most of us did back in the 90s... making websites... not spitting out tweets..
    What is funny though to me... twitter is nothing more than a phreaking shoutbox... that has been on every one of my sites for years. Before that... IRC. perhaps all these people will see IRC as the next "new" tech... heh
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    LATTEH , July 24, 2009 3:06 PM
    i think i rather stare a wall then have to go to twitter
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    computabug , July 24, 2009 4:57 PM
    What's twitter/facebook?

    JK. Point is, a low chance at winning one of the only 4 crappy low end OEM laptops is sooo not worth giving my information away to crap companies like facebook/twitter for. Plus I gotta spend time giving away all that information! *sigh* I'm turning from green to blue...
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    fans 6 , July 24, 2009 5:51 PM
    WOW, i bet intels at like 10 billionth
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    JumpKickJoe , July 24, 2009 7:49 PM
    Area51AMD wants you to come over to myspace so they can twitter your yahoo til you google all over their facebook. Then maybe you would like them enough to buy their CPU


    then after you win, deactivate all them accounts!
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