Not buying into all the hype of the Kindle Fire and Barnes & Noble Nook Tablet but still interested in a tablet? Well, we're giving away an alternative to those two 7-inch models, the Viewsonic 7e, which actually has several features that the Kindle and Nook are missing--and this one comes in white.
Here are some of the key specs of the Viewsonic 7e:
- Screen: 800x600-pixel, 7-inch screen (4:3 aspect ratio)
- Processor: 1GHz single core (Samsung Cortex)
- RAM: 512MB
- Internal memory: 4GB
- Memory expansion slot: supports up to 32GB microSD cards
- OS: Android 2.3 (Gingerbread)
- Wireless connectivity: Wi-Fi and Bluetooth
- Built-in microphone
- Dual cameras: Rear: 3 MP autofocus/Front: 0.3 MP
- Video output: Micro-HDMI out
- Kindle Appstore for Android included for app downloads (you can download Kindle for Android but not Nook for Android)
The Viewsonic 7e normally costs $170, but you have a chance to get it for free.
So how do you try to win this week's prize? Let me enumerate the basic rules. Please read them carefully; there will be a test.
- Register as a CNET user. Go to the top of this page and hit the "Join CNET" link to start the registration process. If you're already registered, there's no need to register again.
- Leave a comment below. You can leave whatever comment you want. If it's funny or insightful, it won't help you win, but we're trying to have fun here, so anything entertaining is appreciated.
- Leave only one comment. You may enter for this specific giveaway only once. If you enter more than one comment, you will be automatically disqualified.
- The winner will be chosen randomly. The winner will receive one (1) Viewsonic 7e tablet with a retail value of $170.
- If you are chosen, you will be notified via e-mail. The winner must respond within three days of the end of the contest. If you do not respond within that period, another winner will be chosen.
- Entries can be submitted until Monday, November 28, at 12 p.m. ET.
And here's the disclaimer that our legal department said we had to include (sorry for the caps, but rules are rules) :
NO PURCHASE NECESSARY. MUST BE LEGAL RESIDENT OF ONE OF THE 50 UNITED STATES OR D.C., 18 YEARS OF AGE OR OLDER AT DATE OF ENTRY INTO SWEEPSTAKES. VOID IN PUERTO RICO, ALL U.S. TERRITORIES AND POSSESSIONS AND WHERE PROHIBITED BY LAW. Sweepstakes ends at 12 p.m. ET on November 28, 2011. See official rules for details.