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Win an IdeaPad U400 From Lenovo (CES 2012)

By  |  60 Comments is on the floor at CES 2012 in Las Vegas bringing you the latest and greatest gadgets and gear. Thanks to our sponsor, Lenovo, you can win some great prizes of your own.

Lenovo is the official sponsor of and at CES 2012 and has given us four awesome prizes to giveaway to our great readers. We have two ThinkPad Tablets, a ThinkPad X220 and an IdeaPad U400s.

Enter to Win the ThinkPad X220 at

Lenovo has announced a number of cool products at CES 2012 like the Thinkpad X1 HybridIdeaPad Yoga, and a number of Ultrabooks and still has a few CES 2012 announcements to come. You can follow our Lenovo CES coverage to see the next big announcement.

Lenovo IdeaPad U400 contest

We are giving away a ThinkPad tablet and the IdeaPad U400s at and giving away a ThinkPad Tablet and a ThinkPad X220 at GottaBeMobile. You can enter to win the IdeaPad u400 from us today. Stay tuned for your chance to win the rest of these prizes from Lenovo.

How to Win a IdeaPad U400

Leave a comment telling us what notebook you would replace with the IdeaPad U400.

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Contest Rules:

The contest is open to U.S. Residents 18 and over. Contest void where prohibited by law, please check local regulations before entering. The contest will close on Wednesday January 18th at 11:59 PM Pacific. You may only enter once per contest, entering multiple times will disqualify you from the contest.You can enter each contest once.

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  1. lacerum

    January 12, 2012 at 9:37 am

    I would replace my age old Dell 5100 which has a dead heat sink that makes using it almost impossible. It would also replace my desktop so i would not have to be tied to it in order to work.. again courtesy of an essentially dead Dell 5100…

  2. Jeremy

    January 12, 2012 at 9:49 am

    Thank you for the chance! I would be replacing a failing HP DV6000 laptop!

  3. Linda Bundrick

    January 12, 2012 at 9:50 am

    I would replace my dinosaur laptop Dell Inspirion with the IdeaPad U400..I have had this laptop for 5 years now…it was my daughter’s when she went off to college…it is bulky , heavy and very hard to bring with me..the IdeaPad U400 would allow me to take it with me wonderful !!

  4. Paul

    January 12, 2012 at 9:51 am

    I would replace my Dell Latitude D630

  5. Andrew

    January 12, 2012 at 9:51 am

    I’d replace my current Toshiba Satellite L305D-S5895 with the IdeaPad U400.

  6. Robert Breedlove

    January 12, 2012 at 10:30 am

    I would replace an older/larger Toshiba laptop that is my main machine for personal use.

  7. Curtis

    January 12, 2012 at 4:17 pm

    I would replace my Thinkpad x41t.

  8. David Tingler

    January 12, 2012 at 4:35 pm

    My five year old Dell D620 needs a rest. It has been limping along with one hinge and Xp far too long.

  9. Vijay

    January 12, 2012 at 4:45 pm

    I would replace my Lenovo Thinkpad T60. It was a great laptop for the last several years but its time has come.

  10. Sct

    January 12, 2012 at 7:43 pm

    I’d be wishing a fond farewell to a Toshiba Satellite P100 … best upgrade is the USB 3.0 PCcard… otherwise it’s a 7 pound behemoth.

  11. MJ

    January 12, 2012 at 10:13 pm

    This would actually replace my computer novice mom’s ancient desktop- built for her by my youngest brother (in high school at the time) in 2002. It is too slow to use without pulling your hair out, so she shares a laptop with my dad, but gets frustrated when things on the are not as she left them (files moved around on the desktop etc). She has given us the world, but has never had a laptop for personal use. The U400 would be perfect for her- slim and light for travel without being too small, chiclet keys that are ergonomically sound, 720p, and futureproof for her needs.

  12. KAM

    January 12, 2012 at 11:19 pm

    The U400 would replace my T61 which failed yesterday. Rest in peace, old friend. Thanks for the chance to win!

  13. Wendell

    January 13, 2012 at 12:06 am

    I will replace my clunky old laptop that dies within an hour of use.

  14. R. Eric Burdette

    January 13, 2012 at 1:48 am

    I would replace my crummy Dell Inspiron 1440 that somehow is still surviving after two years, even though the speakers and battery failed after less than a year of use. It may just be time for something a little more trendy and high-end with hardware that doesn’t fail so soon after acquisition.

  15. Rob Bushway

    January 13, 2012 at 4:01 am

    I would replace my kids homeschool laptop, an Hp mini, with the Lenovo U400

  16. jeff greene

    January 13, 2012 at 5:36 am

    I would replace my samsung rc512-s02 with the Lenovo u400!

  17. T Robinson

    January 13, 2012 at 7:22 am

    I have a Lenovo W510 that I would replace – it’s a powerful computer but hardly portable enough to carry around all day. I am a CAD engineer and eager to put these ultrabooks through their paces and see if they can keep up!

  18. Grant Wong

    January 13, 2012 at 9:26 am

    Thank you for the chance. I would like to replace my old IdeaPad Y450.

  19. Sharon

    January 13, 2012 at 9:30 am

    I would replace my ancient Samsung (which I loved but is now a dinosaur). How cool it would be to own this one!

  20. Lee Robbins

    January 13, 2012 at 1:10 pm

    I will be replacing an Ideapad u330 with a busted sd card reader.

  21. Timothy Higgins

    January 13, 2012 at 3:05 pm

    I’m entering for my sister-in-law, who needs an upgraded PC. She is struggling with an ancient desktop that was upgraded to XP from WIN 95 2 years ago. She can’t do much with that dinosaur.

  22. Alan Tong

    January 13, 2012 at 3:37 pm

    I actually don’t have a laptop of my own. I share a Dell Latitude with my sister. It’s a few years old but gets the job done. I prefer using the desktop for surfing the web and gaming. I am researching for a new laptop, which is a big reason why I visit Thanks!!!

  23. Angel Zepeda

    January 13, 2012 at 6:20 pm

    the U400 would replace my air laptop. the one i pretend to surf on. the one you cant see.

  24. Stephen Borders

    January 13, 2012 at 6:46 pm

    I need to replace my laptop (HP DM3) with something more powerful since I am having turn my desktop over to my wife.

  25. Melissa

    January 13, 2012 at 8:07 pm

    I’ll be replacing a 4 year old Macbook whose optical drive is wonky. :) Thanks for the opportunity!!

  26. Archana

    January 13, 2012 at 9:04 pm

    I would replace my 5 yeard old Dell Inspiron laptop. Thanks for opportunity.

  27. stephen

    January 13, 2012 at 9:56 pm

    Got to replace my aging Dell laptop. It’s on its last legs.

  28. Courtney Shipp-Wynn

    January 13, 2012 at 10:02 pm

    I’d replace my HP Probook 4530s for the IdeaPad U400 anytime..

  29. Richard Matley

    January 13, 2012 at 11:44 pm

    I would replace an older 15″ Dell laptop – it’s a monster to carry.

  30. Sandra williams

    January 14, 2012 at 12:50 am

    I would not be replacing as I don’t have one, but it would help me in my fight with stage 3 cancer and an incompetent Dr. who is blocking my treatments at every turn , and once I win both my fight with cancer and see charges filed against this Dr. my dream is to finally return to school and this would be invaluable in all three of these matters, I’m taking all my notes by hand and as you know it’s so easy to misplace them, I could instantly load my test results that are given to me on CD before I give them to my Dr. so I have a copy.There are so many ways this would help me.
    Thank you for this opportunity
    Lenovo is my dream to own in all it’s spec’s and forms

  31. Max

    January 14, 2012 at 4:34 pm

    Hang out at $tarbucks; look cool.

  32. Nick

    January 15, 2012 at 8:04 am

    This would replace my HP Mini 1000. I’ve refrained from buying a new laptop until I found one I was sure about, looks like this might be the one to finally replace my 10″ XP machine.

  33. XantorPC

    January 15, 2012 at 3:47 pm

    I’d be replacing my aging Dell Inspiron 1525. The battery barely holds for 15 minutes nowadays…

  34. Nora

    January 15, 2012 at 9:30 pm

    I will be replacing my Dell inspiron E1705 with the new Idea U400, If I win. Thanks for the chanch to win!!

  35. heatwave16

    January 16, 2012 at 10:16 am

    It would actually be replacing my netbook, which is a MSI Wind. It would also be replacing my current desktop which is a few years old.

  36. Mel

    January 16, 2012 at 3:22 pm

    I would replace my Toshiba netbook.

  37. chad

    January 17, 2012 at 10:06 am

    I would replace my wife’s crappy Dell laptop. Her system makes noise if her hand is on the wrist rest area.

  38. Steve

    January 17, 2012 at 2:24 pm

    I would replace a Thinkpad Z61T

  39. Richard

    January 17, 2012 at 2:55 pm

    Replace poorly working HP, Acer, and Gateway notebooks… and finally say I own a Lenovo notebook.

  40. Alex

    January 17, 2012 at 3:16 pm

    I would replace my Dell XPS M1530

  41. Andrew Coon

    January 17, 2012 at 9:19 pm

    I would replace an HP 6510b. The core 2 is getting a little bit slow, and 3 gig of ram just doesnt cut it anymore.

  42. Arzie Hardin

    January 17, 2012 at 11:25 pm

    Replace dell inspiron 1545.

  43. shannon z

    January 18, 2012 at 9:15 am

    Id be replacing my dad’s 1980 dell laptop he gave me like 5 yrs ago. I swear he’s had that since I was a

  44. Costana Hornbaker

    January 18, 2012 at 10:07 am

    My old HP notebook bit the dust. :( The IdeaPad U400 would replace a broke HP laptop.

  45. JeffreyO

    January 18, 2012 at 10:17 am

    This would be a great laptop to use while traveling to keep up with email.

  46. Tony M.

    January 18, 2012 at 10:22 am

    I would replace my incredibly old Toshiba M200 that I used to get through grad school. I don’t need a note-taking tablet PC anymore, but it sure would be nice to have something that can run Flash!

  47. Brian S

    January 18, 2012 at 10:52 am

    I would replace my HP desktop that has died.

  48. David Vaughan

    January 18, 2012 at 11:33 am

    I’d like to replace my faithful but small screen and aging Lenovo TP X60s with the new IdeaPad U400, partly because of bigger screen and partly because of built in DVD!

  49. Piotr

    January 18, 2012 at 11:40 am

    I would use it! I’ve heard that Lenovos last forever! It would replace my old macbook pro!

  50. Lisa V.

    January 18, 2012 at 11:54 am

    I’d replace my x60 Tablet, thank you!

  51. jaimee w

    January 18, 2012 at 1:57 pm

    I’d replace a very old Dell

  52. Samuel

    January 18, 2012 at 4:37 pm

    I would replace my Vaio which has been cursed with a terrible case of Smashed Screen Syndrome by the evil Gravity. Please help me put my poor Vaio out of it’s misery.

  53. Mike

    January 18, 2012 at 4:43 pm

    I would replace my dusty lap-warmer Toshiba Tecra. I think it works better as a frying pan than a laptop…

  54. kim v

    January 18, 2012 at 5:02 pm

    I would replace my old Toshiba laptop which I bought in 2005 if you can believe it. It still runs, but is really slow.

  55. Warren

    January 18, 2012 at 5:30 pm

    I would use it to replace my Apple IIc–seems like the u400 is much more portable.

  56. E-jinx

    January 18, 2012 at 11:07 pm

    I would give it to my girlfriend as her old Dell is about to kick the bucket, and she still has two semesters left in college. I don’t think I would get much out of it personally as I require a more powerful notebook. But it would sure warm her up to me even more before I popped the question! =]

  57. Sue Barney

    January 18, 2012 at 11:40 pm

    I would replace my Dell Inspirion Laptop! Thx for the chance :)

  58. Janine

    January 19, 2012 at 7:21 pm

    I have a Dell from 2004 that is very finicky and I would love to replace it with this new notebook. Looks neat! And fast!!

  59. oasis789

    January 22, 2012 at 9:07 am

    I would replace my old Compaq 585

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