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Win A VAIO Duo 11 From Sony And Gizmodo Every Week!

This is huge. What old gadget would you trade for a VAIO Duo 11 hybrid tablet/Ultrabook from Sony? Giz has teamed up with Sony Australia and Intel Australia for a fantastic new competition. Almost $6000 of gear is up for grabs and entering is easy… just grab any old piece of technology you have lying around to get started!

Need inspiration? Check out some of these great entries we’ve received so far!

Weekly Prize

VAIO Duo 11 from Sony: A tablet and an Ultrabook rolled into one.

Powered by an Intel Core i5 processor and 4GB of memory, the VAIO Duo 11 features a unique ‘Surf Slider’ design for smooth transitions between tablet and laptop modes. You can use touch operation in the slate mode and regular PC operation in the keyboard mode. (Click image or here for more info).

We have not 1, not 2 but 4 VAIO Duo 11 hybrids from Sony up for grabs; valued at $1,499 each.

Each week throughout February, the weekly winner of the VAIO Duo 11 challenge will receive a VAIO Duo 11 from Sony — simple as that!

How UpTrade To The VAIO Duo 11 From Sony

Are you ready to trade up from your old tech? To upgrade your digital life…to UpTrade?
Here’s how the stylish VAIO Duo 11 could be yours:

Step 1: Gather any pieces of old technology that you’ve got at your place. It can be anything you want: camera, phone, console, TV, blender, tamagochi, video games, walkman… The only trick is that it needs to date back before year 2000 – so don’t take the latest computer that you got for Christmas!

Step 2: Write the following message on the item:

I want to UpTrade this / these for the #VAIODuo11 from Sony

It can be however you want: On a post-it note sticked to your device(s), handwritten with dust, as a text message on your mobile phone… be creative! This time we are not going to judge your entries on your photographic skills but rather on your ingenuity and creativity.

Step 3: Take a photo of it all; your old piece of technology with the message written and send it to us via the form below. We want to be amazed by what you are ready to trade to get your hands on the new VAIO Duo 11.

Need inspiration? Check out some of these great entries we’ve received so far!

How Judging Works

For this special VAIO Duo 11 UpTrade comp, we’ll be checking for new entries and updating each week’s photo voting post several times a day.

Voting will definitely be taken into account, but this time around Gizmodo and Sony Australia will judge the entries. The more interesting or valuable the piece of technology you are willing to trade — the more chance you will have to get your hands on a VAIO Duo 11 from Sony.

• Final Week 4 opens/voting begins at 10:01am AEDT on Tuesday, February 19th.
• Final Week 4 entries close at 10am AEDT on Tuesday, February 26th.
Full terms and conditions.

The Rules

1. The work must be your own.

2. Photos need to include at least one piece of technology (dating from before year 2000) alongside the following sentence: “I want to UpTrade this / these for the #VAIODuo11 from Sony”

3. Australian residents only.

4. You must be ready to trade your old piece of technology for the VAIO Duo 11.

5. Entries must be submitted via the entry form below.

6. Don’t forget to include your name in your image attachment!

7. Save your files as JPGs, and use a FirstnameLastname.jpg naming convention.

8. Please ensure your image is at least 800px wide and no larger than 3MB.


And The Week 1 Winner Is…

Peter McIntosh! Congrats Peter! We love the Commodore 64, and nice touch with the Bravia TV!. We had over 170 amazing entries, so well done to everyone!

Week 2 Winner…

Nicholas Joiner just edged out an amazing field of 147 entries. Congrats to you sir!


Week 3 Winner…

Thomas Jack Oxley. Huge congrats Thoams — that’s a nice old Mac you’ve scribbled over there! You beat out 87 great entries, so well done.


Week 4 And Final Winner…

Tony Costay. tip of the hat Mr Costa, you beat out 129 competitors.
How did you manage to collect so much old Sony gear?! Thank you — as always — to everyone that entered. You made this comp special.

Entries Now Closed!


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