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CONTEST: Win a USB 3.0 Laptop and Hard Drives

By - Source: Tom's Hardware US | B 32 comments

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Looking to get up to Superspeed on the latest USB standard? USB 3.0 is here, and while it's not widely supported yet, products are slowly trickling out to support the new standard. You have a chance to instantly become a USB 3.0 user by entering our latest contest in conjunction with Newegg.

Our sister site Tom's Guide got its hands on the Asus N61Jq-X1, a multimedia entertainment laptop from with the distinction of having a single USB 3.0 port. To test how fast USB 3.0 really is, the N61Jq-X1 was paired with two USB 3.0-equipped external hard drives: a 500 GB BlackArmor PS 110 from Seagate and a 1 TB MyBook 3.0 from Western Digital. The former uses a 2.5-inch drive, while the MyBook is a 3.5-inch drive. Both drives spin at 7200 rpm. Check out the feature here.

Fancy getting your hands on the same kit that we did? If you're at least 18 years of age and a resident of the United States (excluding RI), you have a chance of winning the USB 3.0 package consisting of:

1. One Asus N61JQ-X1 Notebook Computer with an Intel Core i7 Mobile Processor and 4 GB of Memory
2. One Western Digital 1 TB MyBook 3.0 External Disk Drive
3. One Seagate BlackArmor PS 110 500 GB External Drive

Enter our Newegg and Tom’s Guide Cracking the Egg contest and win all of the USB 3.0-compatible products in this article, including this laptop.

Good luck!

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    livinindaghetto , February 24, 2010 7:02 PM
    Yet another US only contest :( 
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    apache_lives , February 24, 2010 7:11 PM
    wow a "USB3 LAPTOP"
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    chesterman , February 24, 2010 7:39 PM
    DO A WORLDWIDE CONTEST PLEASE!
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    cscott_it , February 24, 2010 8:33 PM
    apache_liveswow a "USB3 LAPTOP"


    You know, it may not be awe inspiring, but I doubt you'd be so cynical if you won it for free.

    You may not tout it as such (USB 3.0 Laptop), but you'd still tout it.
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    LORD_ORION , February 24, 2010 9:01 PM
    So what, it's laptop that you plug into USB 3.0?

    How is that practical?
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    godwhomismike , February 24, 2010 9:01 PM
    The Asus N61JQ-X1? Holy crap!!! I want one of this laptop in the worst way!!! I been staring at this laptop in my Newegg cart for weeks, but all my money right now is going towards redoing a bathroom and insulating a basement. The joys of adulthood.
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    liemfukliang , February 24, 2010 9:01 PM
    It seems that Tomshardware is really US Only Hardware site :( .
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    godwhomismike , February 24, 2010 9:27 PM
    And LOL @ the contest title. "Win a 3.0 USB laptop." Not "Win a Quad Core laptop, with DX11 and USB 3.0." Maybe, TH doesn't want to read though a ton of applications.
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    spsfinest , February 24, 2010 9:28 PM
    I Entered.... Hope I Win! **Crosses Fingers**
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    tipoo , February 24, 2010 9:31 PM
    You don't love Canada. We even let you win at hockey, you ungrateful people!
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    babybeluga , February 24, 2010 9:33 PM
    Do want!
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    randomizer , February 24, 2010 9:35 PM
    soldier37Because we are the only ones that matter, USA USA!

    I challenge you to a dual!
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    Spanky Deluxe , February 24, 2010 9:36 PM
    You'd think they'd have a few European competitions every now and again what with being a European owned company.
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    zoemayne , February 24, 2010 10:28 PM
    transfering all this pr0n can be a pain via USB
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    yang , February 24, 2010 10:36 PM
    zoemaynetransfering all this pr0n can be a pain via USB

    although the experience could be made better through a usb 3.0 connection lol. I also hate the fact that toms won't open up the contest to at lest those of us in the same continent. All those contests we have in canada always allows the US residence to win. Hell a couple month ago we even let a US residence win the lottery here in ontario.
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    tacoslave , February 24, 2010 10:36 PM
    godwhomismikeThe Asus N61JQ-X1? Holy crap!!! I want one of this laptop in the worst way!!! I been staring at this laptop in my Newegg cart for weeks, but all my money right now is going towards redoing a bathroom and insulating a basement. The joys of adulthood.


    for me its the wife who won't let me now im hoping i win. I always enter but never win. *sigh*
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    JohnnyLucky , February 24, 2010 10:36 PM
    Shucks! I have to read the THG article and answer questions. Reminds me of a school quizz.
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    micky_lund , February 24, 2010 10:50 PM
    hmmm...us only...aus so needs a page, and some competitions
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    10tacle , February 24, 2010 11:06 PM
    livinindaghettoYet another US only contest


    Actually if I had to guess it is probably an issue dealing with EU bureaucrats and idiotic red tape. No telling how many forms TH would have to fill out, hoops to jump through, and waiting for an approval before they could hold this contest to EU nations. So to be fair to non-EU nations, they decided to keep it US only.
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    TheDuke , February 24, 2010 11:43 PM
    entered hope I finally win at least one internet giveaway
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