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21 November 2007

Big Giveaway, Real Prize: RuffBook Water Resistant Laptop!

Remember last month when we mentioned there will be a big giveaway with a real prize? Well, here it is. The reason we say "real" prize is because there seems to be a growing trend on the number of giveaways with "virtual" prizes like ebooks, affiliate money, or cross promotional stuff. However, this is how we do it - properly. The holiday season is approaching fast and combined with the celebration of 1 year anniversary of The Thinking Blog, the prize up for grabs is real big: a brand new, rugged, water resistant Ruff PC with magnesium alloy casing absolutely free - no gimmicks, no catch!

We have been working on the graphics re-design of the Ruff PC website complete with its new logo for a couple of months now, and in collaboration with one of the best marketing consultant out there - Digital Nomads - it is ready to rock ruff your world! We convinced Ruff PC to sponsor this giveaway to celebrate the 1st anniversary of The Thinking Blog which would not only be a way of thanking you all for the continuous support and readership, but also help develop Ruff PC's new brand image.

The Prize

The RuffBook Tech is the latest water resistant Ruff PC with extremely high performance hardware in a show stopping design optimized for harsh environments. Powered by the ultra low power consumption Intel Core Duo 1.73GHz processor, 512MB DDR RAM, 60GB Shock-mounted Hard Drive, and a CD-RW/DVD+RW (DVD Dual) Drive, this rugged portable is designed to give you reliability in environments where conventional laptops would fail. With added protection from damage and data loss to these critical components, it is rugged enough to perform best and safely under any real condition. The RuffBook Tech has a water resistant keyboard (never again worry about spilling drinks), a magnesium alloy casing (20-times-harder than plastic alloy base case) which protects against vibration and drops, and can be trusted with all of your clumsiness wherever you may be. It has state-of-the-art 14.1" non-glare TFT LCD screen and up to 224MB shared video memory that provides for vibrant images, both indoors and outdoors. Behind the display is the ultimate wireless technology (802.11 b/g) for true speed and wireless accessibility. It is heavy duty in the multimedia department as well with the built in flash card reader, microphone, and four speakers. Combined with the Intel high definition Azalia 24Bit audio system, this rough computer delivers a crystal clear sound. More details can be found in the specifications page and there are huge close up pictures in the gallery page, but the following slideshow should give you an idea of what you will get:




The Details

It works like this. To enter our giveaway, all you have to do is write about it in your blog. Ensure you have two links on your blog post, one link with rugged related keywords to RuffPC.com (e.g. "rugged computer", "water resistant laptop", "spill proof notebook", and the likes) and another link to this giveaway post. Here is an example of what we are looking for.

The Thinking Blog is holding a free laptop giveaway and to participate, you just have to write about it! Sponsored by Ruff PC, it is a brand new, rugged, water resistant laptop called RuffBook Tech with magnesium alloy casing built to survive under harsh conditions where ordinary laptops fail. So, this is my entry - now give me the laptop!

The entry can be positive, negative, or mixed, but they have to be genuine to qualify. This giveaway is open to anyone, anywhere in the world (as long as you have a blog). We will even accept entries from non English blog as long as they are following the linking criteria. When you finish your blog entry, send me an email with the URL to the post. Once we confirm the post meets the entry requirements, we will add it to the list of participants.

The deadline for entries is December 20th when all the participants will be listed in a post here with a link their blogs - and a quality link too. You will then have 5 days to vote for the best entry in a poll and the person with highest votes will win a brand new RuffBook Tech. So, the earlier you enter, the higher up on the list your entry will be and the better entry you write, the higher chances of you winning this stellar prize! The winner will be announced on Tuesday, December 25th 2007 on a seperate post, and Ruff PC will get in touch with you to send out your Christmas gift.

Good luck and enter now! Extra karma points to anyone who reddit, digg and stumble this post. Do good things and good things will happen to you! :)

If you can't wait for the deadline and must have a rugged computer now, here's where you can buy it: the Ruff PC online store.

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