UPDATE: Later today, we’ll be bringing you the winner of the ASUS Blogger campaign. After yesterday’s closing of the votes early we had to re-think how we’d choose a winner. So, we turned to the bloggers themselves, to let them choose who they think was the best blogger. One vote each (no voting for themselves) and winner takes all!
It’s had a great response and we’ll bring you the winner a little later today – stay tuned!
Our six ASUS bloggers have spent a month writing about their experiences with their test machine, and it’s now time to find out which one was your favourite blogger. Was it Lauren with the Bamboo, John with the Eee PC, or Mark with the N80vc?
Maybe Johan grabbed your attention with the N50, or did Emma’s posts keep you reading about her Eee Top? And what about Gavyn with the gaming G71V?
Relive some of their best moments and vote on your favourite ASUS blogger, right here!
Lauren Brown has been using the ASUS Bamboo U6 for the last month and told us that most comments from people seemed to ‘be obsessed with the battery life of the U6′.
Lauren really got into the spirit of the campaign early on, testing out all the features of the Bamboo U6, even setting up the fingerprint scanner, even though she wasn’t really concerned too much about security – she just wanted to see how well it worked!
However, we really liked the topic about when she ‘killed Peter Griffin‘. Messing about with the settings, Lauren accidently deleted something and had to be resourceful how to get it back. This showed real ingenuity and made for some interesting points.
Was Lauren your favourite ASUS blogger with her indepth comments about the ASUS Bamboo U6 ultraportable laptop? If so, vote below, and help her keep her blogging machine!
Mark Dumpleton was our youngest blogger and had the ASUS N80vc to get to grips with. Being a student he probably had the most unlikeliest of laptops, as the N80vc is a business machine. However, Mark made some great points, approaching the machine with a practical guide to reviewing and testing.
Perhaps the best thing Mark brought to the campaign was his own Quiz Show – fast or flop! This took the Asus and pitched it against a couple of other machines he had to hand to see how the N80vc copes in real world situations. This was a great example of ingenuity coming to the fore with our ASUS bloggers, as Mark really got in to the spirit of the whole event.
If Mark was your favourite ASUS blogger make sure you vote below, and reward his novel take on testing ASUS N80vc business laptop. If he wins, he’ll get to keep it!
John Scholes had the ASUS Eee PC 1000HE netbook and from the start set himself the challenge of discovering whether ‘a netbook really [is] just supposed to be an ultraportable laptop without a cd/dvd drive? What is it being used for?’
John seemed to get a great deal of comments and was keen to answer as many queries as possible, making for a great deal of debate about the Eee PC. A lot of this debate centred around which version of Linux is best to install – if any at all – on a machine running Windows XP.
Did John’s take on the Eee PC 1000HE win you over? If so, make sure you vote below and help him keep hold of the machine for good!
Johan Sijbesma was easily our most prolific blogger, as he put the ASUS N50 laptop thouroughly through its paces. He approached getting to grips with the N50 in a very methodical way and was keen to get Electricpig readers involved whenever possible. That’s exactly what we wanted, and as a result, people were genuinely interested in how portable the ASUS N50 was
To answer their questions, Johan took it on the road with him, summing up, ‘The N50 might not be the world’s best ‘travel laptop’ but it travels well enough once you found a bag for it.’
However, Johan wasn’t content to simply test out what the ASUS came shipped with, as he was the first of our bloggers to get the Windows 7 bug and actually install it on his machine!
Was Johan you’re favourite ASUS blogger with his in-depth analyse of the ASUS N50 laptop? Your vote could help him keep his computer. Get stuck in below!
Or maybe you’d rather plump for Emma Hill. She received the only non-laptop – the Eee Top 1602 and seems to have fallen in love with her blogging machine, even give it the nickname ET. In fact, ET seems to have been making regular appearances on Electripig of late!
This touchscreen machine seems to have made a real impact on the family home, as Emma pointed out that her daughter had been told off for touching the non-touchscreen displays at school! Incidently, this post also got the best response with close to 50 comments!
Emma spent a good deal of time discussing whether the Eee Top really was a good family computer and we feel this quote sums it up nicely – ‘as a family PC it works well it moves around easily although my eldest daughter complained that everyone could see the screen when she was on MSN, exactly I replied that’s why you are on it.’
Was Emma you’re favourite ASUS blogger with her touchscreen fixated love affair with ET? If so, vote and help them stay together!
Gavyn Britton had the most expensive ASUS laptop, the ASUS G71V, which is a gaming machine like no other on the market. Being expensive Gavyn spent some time working out whether this price was justified and made for some nice insights in to what makes a portable gaming machine.
The G71V is a large machine and comes with a host of gaming specific features that Gavyn explored with a nice understanding of what a gamer should be looking for in a laptop like this. He summed up the experience saying ‘there are quite a few bells and whistles that will keep your tinkering down to a few button presses.’
So, does Gavyn get your vote? Will you get involved to keep him gaming? Give us your choice below!