UPDATE: The contest is now closed! Thanks to everyone who participated! Now, a winner will be selected and that lucky person will receive the tablet. I've decided to keep it a secret until the winner has been contacted, so stay tuned to find out if/what you won!
What would you do if you were given a tablet with 16GB of storage; a really awesome display; a 5MP camera; multi-core CPU and GPU; and more? Well, as it just so happens, I have a brand-new one of those to give away to one very lucky winner! All you have to do to enter is answer the following 2 questions (and abide by the additional rules and guidelines provided below them):
1 - Which tablet am I referring to? 2 - What you would do with it if you were given one for free?
Simple, huh? I'll be combing through all of your answers to select a winner, who will be chosen based on the following criteria (in order of % importance):
Correctness (5%): First, you have to correctly guess the answer to the first question. Naturally, I will not be chiming in to confirm until AFTER the contest is closed, but if you don't get this first part correct, then you won't win. I know it's only 5%, but it's 5% that you must have to win.
Reality (70%): For the second question, don't fabricate an answer based on something you think I want to read. In other words, I want an honest answer that expresses why you *really* want this tablet; not why you want to win the Miss America Pageant (although, if you give an answer like this, you might leave me no choice but to automatically declare you the winner for reasons of death by laughter).
Humor (25%): Since you can't feed me something delicious, the next best thing is to make me laugh with your answer to the second question. Be funny! While you can certainly win without a funny answer, I like to laugh. You like tablets, I like to laugh; it's a win-win situation!
Bribery: You can send me monies and/or bake some delicious treats for me to eat.(Just kidding.)
Now, with the stipulations of the questions covered, here are some additional rules to follow. This is how you keep from being disqualified, so pay close attention:
Register as a ZDNet user: If you’re already registered, then you're good to go. If not, then click the "Join" link in the upper right-hand corner of the page and follow the instructions.
Log in and leave a comment below: In 150 words or less, answer both of the questions above. (Seriously, don’t go over that 150-word limit or your entry will be disqualified!)
Leave only one comment: If you enter more than one comment underneath this post, then you will automatically be disqualified. We have to do this so that comments don't get too out of control to keep up with (people just loooove to debate with each other). The contest start time/date is 6:00 AM PT on 4/16/2012 and the deadline for entries is 12:00 PM PT on 4/25/2012.
So, do you think you can handle that to win a brand-spankin'-new tablet? If so, then you know what to do! Also, be sure to check back often so you can read new entries and see what others are saying! Once again, entries can only be submitted until 12:00 PM PT on 4/25/2012, so keep that in mind. GOOD LUCK!!!
(A bit of necessary legalese: )
NO PURCHASE NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN. A PURCHASE WILL NOT INCREASE YOUR CHANCE OF WINNING. YOU HAVE NOT YET WON. MUST BE A LEGAL RESIDENT OF ONE OF THE UNITED STATES (EXCEPT PUERTO RICO & ALL US TERRITORIES) AT LEAST 18 OR AGE OF MAJORITY, WHICHEVER IS OLDER IN STATE OF RESIDENCE AT DATE OF ENTRY INTO CONTEST. VOID WHERE PROHIBITED. SEE OFFICIAL RULES FOR DETAILS.