While I’ve been writing about netbooks since I picked up my first Asus Eee PC 701 in November, 2007, Liliputing was born in April of 2008. And so on this one year anniversary I’ve decided to throw a month-long birthday party.
Over the course of April, I’ll be holding a number of contests to give away goodies. Each contest will be a bit different. Some will be open to contestants anywhere in the world, while others will be geographically restricted due to my agreements with the contest sponsors. But I do want to thank the companies that have already signed on to sponsor some of the upcoming competitions:
If you or someone you know might want to sponsor a contest, there’s still time to get on board. Just hit the contact button at the top of the page and send me a note.
It’s been an amazing year in the netbook space. Twelve months ago there were only a handful of companies selling sub-$500 laptops with 10 inch or smaller displays. Today there are dozens. And there are two major trends: mini-laptops are getting both cheaper and more powerful.
Meanwhile Liliputing has grown from a little site with less than 100,000 page views a month to a destination that receives over 800,000 page views every month. We’ve launched forums, a powerful product database (powered by UMPC Portal), and published nearly 1800 articles over the last year, including a number of in-depth netbook reviews. I’m looking forward to doing a lot more this year, and covering even more exciting news as the netbook and ultraportable laptop industry continues to grow.
The first contest will get underway later this morning. But I’ll also be updated this page with information about each contest as it goes live, so you might want to bookmark this page.
- Week 1: Universal notebook battery from Ultimate Netbook – contest ended
- Week 2: Asus slim, USB powered DVD±R/RW drive – contest ended
- Week 3.1: Universal netbook carrying case – contest ended
- Week 3.2: FidoHub Touchscreen kit – contest ended
- Weel 4: HP Mini 1000 Mi Edition – contest ended