New York (Vocus) December 10, 2008
Acer, the third largest vendor in the worldwide PC market (source: Gartner data, 1H 2008) today announced the Want One? Online Video Contest.
The contest, created to celebrate the spirit of the Aspire One, the first netbook launched by Acer, gives participants the chance to write, direct and make their own video and submit their best work for a chance to score worldwide recognition and win fantastic prizes like an Aspire One netbook, an Xbox 360, Microsoft Zune 8 GB MP3 player, cash and more.
The contest gives anyone with a video camera and imagination the opportunity to showcase their talents to the world. Videos should illustrate power, freedom, and style - everything that the Aspire One stands for and the winners will be decided by the public and based on total YouTube views, comments, honors and overall ratings.
For more information and full contest rules and even some inspiration, participants can check out Acer's new television commercial at http://www.wantonecontest.com
The winning participants, therefore, will not only have to demonstrate their filmmaking skills, but also their ability to get the word out using their personal website, blogs, online forums, and social networks like MySpace and Facebook to tell people about their video.
Submissions must be made by January 20th, 2009, but viewers can rate entries until the contest closes on January 22, 2009. The winners will be announced on the Aspire One web site, http://www.wantonecontest.com, on February 17th, 2009.
Unveiled in July 2008, the ultra light weight and compact Aspire One drew instant attention, receiving the "Laptop of the Year Award" in addition to the distinguished "Editor's Choice Award" by LAPTOP Magazine.
The Aspire One features a full keyboard, Windows XP Home Edition, Wi-Fi and 3G connectivity, and is available in four colors from fine retailers such as Best Buy, Circuit City, Costco, Radio Shack and Wal-Mart.
For more information and full contest rules, visit http://www.wantonecontest.com.
Detailed information on Acer products and a catalogue with prices in PDF format are available on Acer's website http://www.acer.com/us
Since its founding in 1976, Acer has constantly pursued the goal of breaking the barriers between people and technology. Focused on marketing its brand-name IT products around the globe, Acer ranks as the world's No. 3 vendor for total PCs and No. 2 for notebooks, with the fastest growth among the top-five players. A profitable and sustainable Channel Business Model is instrumental to Acer's continued growth, while the successful mergers of Gateway and Packard Bell complete the company's global footprint by strengthening its presence in the U.S., and enhancing its strong position in Europe. Acer Inc. employs 5,000 people worldwide. 2007 revenues reached US$14.07 billion. See http://www.acer.com for more information.
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Coverage depending on network availability. Upon launch the Aspire one will be WiFi enabled only. Embedded WiMax and 3G will be available later this year.