CONTEST: Win a USB 3.0 Laptop and Hard Drives

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!

Marcus Yam
Marcus Yam served as Tom's Hardware News Director during 2008-2014. He entered tech media in the late 90s and fondly remembers the days when an overclocked Celeron 300A and Voodoo2 SLI comprised a gaming rig with the ultimate street cred.
  • livinindaghetto
    Yet another US only contest :(
  • apache_lives
    wow a "USB3 LAPTOP"
  • chesterman
  • cscott_it
    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.
    So what, it's laptop that you plug into USB 3.0?

    How is that practical?
  • godwhomismike
    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.
  • liemfukliang
    It seems that Tomshardware is really US Only Hardware site :(.
  • godwhomismike
    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.
  • spsfinest
    I Entered.... Hope I Win! **Crosses Fingers**
  • tipoo
    You don't love Canada. We even let you win at hockey, you ungrateful people!