Win a ThinkPad X220 From Lenovo (CES 2012)

GottaBeMobile has landed at CES 2012 in Las Vegas to see the latest and greatest gadgets and thanks to our sponsor, you can win some great prizes of your own.

Lenovo is the official sponsor of and at CES 2012 and has given us four great prizes to give to our readers. We have two ThinkPad Tablets, a ThinkPad X220 and an IdeaPad U400.

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Lenovo has already announced a number of cool products like the Thinkpad X1 Hybrid, IdeaPad Yoga, and a number of Ultrabooks and has many more CES 2012 announcements to come. You can follow our Lenovo CES coverage to see the next big announcement.

We are giving away a ThinkPad tablet and the IdeaPad U400s at and giving away a ThinkPad Tablet and a ThinkPad X220 at GottaBeMobile. You can enter to win the ThinkPad X220 from us today. Stay tuned for your chance to win the rest of these prizes from Lenovo.

ThinkPad X220
Win a ThinkPad X220 from Lenovo

The ThinkPad X220 is a 12.1″ notebook with an amazing keyboard and a plenty of great features for business and home users. Be sure to read our ThinkPad X220 review at, which you can get a taste of below.

It delivers everything a business user would need — power, long battery life and a plethora of connectivity options — in a small and portable package that is rated for demanding conditions for a price that businesses can afford and appreciate

How to Win a ThinkPad X220

Leave a comment telling us what you would do with the ThinkPad X220.

Contest Rules:

The contest is open to U.S. Residents 18 and over. Contest void where prohibited by law, please check local regulations before entering. The contest will close on Wednesday January 18th at 11:59 PM Pacific. You may only enter once per contest, entering multiple times will disqualify you from the contest.



  1. I would give it to my son, Dax, who is headed off to college this fall. He needs a thin and rugged laptop, and they don’t make them any better for college students than Lenovo Thinkpads.

  2. I would not go to Best Buy to purchase the replacement computer I need to run my Mame machine. Instead, I would stop using my wife’s Mac Book, give my iPad to my three year old to watch BrainPop, and then I would rekindle my love affair with Windows. I would then use it in my middle school showing young minds how technology works.

  3. I’d use it in my real estate business as I go out with clients.  Would be something nice and light to carry around and pull up additional homes or details of homes we’re inside of.  It would allow me to serve my clients better AND help make the business more efficient (a boon for myself as well as my employees.)

  4. I would replace my 4 year old X61T, which unfortunately is suffering from bubbles in the display.

  5. I would use it for the mobile work I do. I have worked from air ports to ski slopes and while hiking, my current laptop Lenovo X200 is usually not very far away as I need excellent battery life and moderate horse power for light development work and system administration. 

  6. I would give it to my daughter at the University because she as a knack of accidentally breaking anything electronic and this machine would finally be worthy of  her skills.

  7. I would give it too my wife because she desperatly needs a new computer to try and start a blog or business from home

  8. Our Lenovo S10 netbook is getting a little long in the tooth – this would be a sweet replacement.

  9. This is a great tablet and would be the perfect fit for doing development work on the go. I could go for that.

  10. I believe Lenovo got it right with their new ThinkPad X220. Slick in design, great in battery longevity, superior in CPU fuctionality…great all round Laptop…

  11. I would take it to work and show management this laptop and tell them that they should stop buying those crappy Dell laptops and start buying Lenovo laptops instead.  The company I work for has over 70,000 employees.  Just bought a Lenovo laptop for my wife and we both love it.  Now I want one.  No more buying Dell laptops for me.  Would much rather have a laptop like this over a tablet.          

  12. My kids would get the old Shuttle computer to do their homework on while I would be on the new 
    ThinkPad X220 surfing the web! They get the Shuttle to do their work either way but now days I do my surfing on my eMac.

  13. I would use it for the classes that I teach keeping records and filing reports that need to be filed.  It would also make a great personal computer watching DVD’s, completing my income tax returns and keeping up with my iTunes account.  The question is what wouldn’t I do with it!

  14. I would use it to do my homework now, create networks later when I get my job, and when I have kids I will let this be their first computer. Everyone has to start somewhere so why not start on a good reliable device?

  15. To replace a crappy acer/gateway laptop from toshiba I bought from best buy less than six months ago and finally own a thinkpad notebook after flirting with so many other brands.

  16. We are forming a new non-profit Aging in Place organization in our community, and we will need technology to keep up with and track of our members.

  17. Replace my wonderful old x60t and do the usual; work, play, plan & get yelled @ by my wife for being on the computer too much!

  18. I have an older X-41 convertible which has been great. My real heart throb now is the tablet!… Thin, good screen for outdoors… Way to go Lenovo!

  19. I’m definitely in need of a long lasting light-yet-powerful laptop to bring to class and help to get this graduate degree.  It would be awesome to show those apple fanatics that there are better choices.  I absolutely love the matte screen and lenovo keyboard.   

  20. This would be this would be a perfect upgrade/addition to my photography gear.  I volunteer my time as a photographer to several youth sports teams.  My weekends are spent running across the county from baseball, to basketball, to soccer, lacrosse and field hockey games.  I tough reliable laptop with long battery life would be very helpful.  I could use Lightroom to download and back up pictures as I drive from game to game.  I could connect my camera to the thinkpad, fire up Lightroom, start the download and start driving to the next game.  By the time I arrive, my pictures are downloaded to the thinkpad, duplicated to a portable external hard drive.  I pop the card back into my camera and I’m off to the to find my team.

    Please please pick me.

  21. I would replace my aging HP tx2500 Win Tablet PC laptop which has no usable display (the infamous dead screen) and which I have to hook up to an external monitor. This one will free me of that problem and get me back in a more mobile productive mood. I definitely wouldn’t take it on a dirt bike road trip like in the video.

  22. I would use the X220 to finally strike out on my own and start my own business.  The power and reliability that Lenovo is known for would allow me to be more productive when on the road meeting with clients.  

  23. I work in IT for a non profit and on the first day the the job they handed me an mac book running lepord. The only thing I like to see with lepord on is my wife! I could really be so much with this powerful laptop.
    P.s. My office knows so little about windows they didn’t even give me an office with one!

  24. As a programmer, I think this such portable, well-performed X220 would be a smart choice for me, especially when I travel on business. Besides the work, I also can enjoy the music and movies on it. Sounds fantastic! 

  25. I am a firm believer of Lenovo’s products. The X220 is an outstanding piece of engineering. I would use this as my main business machine and run the latest software with ease.

  26. This would probably turn into my go to notebook. I’d love to use this for my mom’s home business.

  27. I would use it to write code (and probably watch some videos) during the long train commute to my job in the city. When I took my old Thinkpad Z61m that one time, I couldn’t even open it without hitting the seat in front of me.

  28. I would give it to my high school sophomore daughter for schools work. (Older three kids in college have laptops already, but there may be some trading for a best fit!) 

  29. I would replace my trusty but aging Lenovo Thinkpad X61t (my 4th Thinkpad). These are durable laptops that can withstand a lot of abuse and still keep going.

  30. I got mugged and my laptop was stolen from me.  This X220 will replace that.  It’ll keep me in touch when I’m on the go and at home, store downloads, and surf the web.

  31. As a longtime owner of tablets, from the Motion LE1600 to a a previous Lenovo tablet, (both of which I used til they died on me) I’d continue to use the X220 to work with my art projects and film work.  My LE1600 saved me during my graduate school years in taking notes, and I’m sure I’ll find some other new creative ways to continue using a Tablet PC in everyday life and work.

  32. What would I do with a new ThinkPad X220? I’d solve world hunger and develop a cure for cancer. OK, so that probably won’t happen unless I’m abducted by aliens and directly injected with the knowledge needed to solve those problems. I would however, use my limited mental capacity to develop applications and web sites/apps which hopefully will make a difference in someones life.

  33. The Lenovo X220 would replace my 7 year old HP Notebook PC. Which I would donate to a young family member.

  34. I would use the X220 to power the near-automated home brewing setup that I’m building.  I need something with enough battery life to remain running during an 8-hour brew cycle, monitoring mash temperatures, powering system boards to maintain both water level and target temperatures.   Relax, don’t worry, have a home brew!

  35. Thinkpad X220, I’ve spent ten years dealing with nothing but death and am trying to bring my life back to where I want it to be as filmmaker/writer/artist/craftsperson/animaladvocate, what wouldn’t I do with a Laptop? Everything, blog, tweet, make short films, write….how much do you have to do to make up for a decades.

  36. I would give it to my wife who works late at night in bed editing pictures and looking endlessly at facebook.   .  She would no longer wake me to complain about the computer locking up again and making me fix it.

  37. I would love some new technology thats portable.  Three days a week I go hang out with senior citizen who wont talk to me, the Thinkpad would be a great help in passing the time.

  38. I would replace my HP DM3. I really need a more powerful unit. I have been trying to learn some programing and whille the vision Chipset plays videos fine, it struggles with virtualization for the emulators.

  39. I would use it to replace my old desktop.  It takes up too much space, and it would be great to have something faster.

  40. use it for my work.. in health care… lugging a traditional laptop around to do work in a hospital is impossible.. and using tablets are just slow, inefficient and delay patient care… that and I would use it to do some coding for better applications to provide patient care.

  41. i would use it at my new job, hoping to impress! would also need to move, so skyping family would be a priority.

  42. I’d use the Thinkpad X220 to replace my current Toshiba Satelite L305D-S5895, which is a few years old now.

  43. Well I think I’d take it to Hawaii to the ProBowl…then to Vegas to the Superbowl…and just when it’s getting used to going to football events…I’ll introduce it to Basketball.  Gotta be able to keep up with my friends!

  44. Don’t even know where to start but the Lenovo thinkpad would surely be put to good use. Between myself, my two daughters, and my four grandchildren I will have to give out numbers!  Keeping my fingers crossed!!!

  45. A shiny new ThinkPad would allow me to get into the outdoors more, pursue my photography love, and make my travels to family, friends, & friendly strange-lands more enjoyably productive.

  46. I would use the Thinkpad X220 for painting in Photoshop, Art Rage 3, and Corel Painter.  Ideally, I would have some of my favorite tunes playing while I paint.  When I’m not painting, I would use the Thinkpad X220 for watching movies and playing some of my favorite pc games.  I would definitely put it to good use and am excited to be considered for this opportunity.

  47. The X220 is awesome! I just returned home from CES today, I saw several of these floating around the conference.  It would replace my 32-bit T500! Thanks for the opportunity!

  48. The X220 would replace my current 5 yrs old HP laptop and X220 is only 3+lb and one charge can last me for the entire day, so I can easily carry with anywhere. I like the fast boot and the new touchpad.

  49. I would use it to stay connected and work from wherever I am. I can never stay idle, and this will help me stay productive in any situation.

  50. I would finally get a machine I can take to my engineering sites that can keep up with me and doesn’t require a wheelbarrow to carry.

  51. I would use it for surfing the web, checking email, FB, Twitter, light gaming, writing, blogging, etc.  It’s so lightweight and powerful, that I can take it with me everywhere.  At school, work, vacation.  Thanks!!!

  52. I would use this to replace my 5 years old Dell laptop. It has become very sluggish and slow over the years. 

  53. I would use it to store test results, and all of important info regarding the Dr. who has nearly killed me with his uncaring, defeatist attitude. I now write down( and lose 1/2 the time ) in the ultimate battle I’ll ever have to fight,  ” I have stage 3 cancer ” and I’m trying to get all the proof I can that this Dr. is incompetent Please help me in this fight !!!

  54. The ThinkPad X220, I would use plenty
    With Twitter, I’d have a Titter,
    After a bid on Ebay, the ‘Sellers’ I’d pay,
    Facebook’s a blast, with People from the past
    I’m up for blogging,  beats jogging
    Skyping would be frequent, my frustrations I’d vent
    Accounts would be done, giving more time for fun
    Notes I could do, keep my calendar too
    Tunes I’d play,  every day
    Keep an eye on my business, I must confess
    To sum up, light to transport, negatives – nought
    A brilliant device, sure to entice
    Win it I must, it won’t gather dust
    I’ll use it night and day, with the Thinkpad I” stay.

  55. I would use the ThinkPad X220 for scrapbooking, watching movies, surfing the web and keeping myself occupied! Thanks

  56. My current Gateway laptop is over 5 years old but I’ve had to duct-tape down the display bezel and lid hinge due to chemical corrosion (never put a chemical product that might leak in your laptop bag!), so a new Lenovo ThinkPad would be a life saver!! The X220 is an IDEAL portable 12-inch size that’s perfect for my writing/desktop publishing work and for daily web surfing. Plus, I could finally use a laptop outside of the house without having to hide it behind my laptop bag and also charge it every three hours… I’d be proud to show off the X220!

  57. I would love to replace my aging HP Pavilion tx2500 tablet pc, which just got hit with the non-working display issue, and the only way to use it is to attach a vga monitor to it. This would really be a very nice replacement.

  58. If I won a x220, I’d definitely use it for my photography classes this semester at college. My old laptop’s screen has suddenly stopped working.

  59. I would use it to replace my T400, which is cracked from innumerable drops, sticky from thousands of coffee’s, and graphically failing due to my addiction to pushing the limits of what it is meant to do. That my friend, is why I need this laptop.

  60. I would use it to replace my T400, which is cracked from innumerable drops, sticky from thousands of coffee’s, and graphically failing due to my addiction to pushing the limits of what it is meant to do. That my friend, is why I need this laptop.

  61. As my X61T recently decided to die on me, I am fighting with my wife’s R400 to get some of study done. With the ThinkPad X220, I would love to have it with me at school, showing off it’s zippy speed while multitasking: studying with onenote, word, evernote, and the internet written and audio/video resources.  I can do all this without having to worry about running out of juice because of the X220 7 hours long battery!  Would also love to do some video and photo editing with the unit while jokingly smirking at my wife since I won’t have to fight wither her R400 any more!

  62. I already got my older son a ThinkPad for college but my younger son is still stuck with an old netbook so I’ll give it to him. For myself, I’ll wait for Lenovo’s Win8 tablets. My HP Slate will be getting old by then.

  63. I would finally get off my butt and finish my novel I’ve been trying to write for several years now!

  64. I would be able to finish school.  My eyes are not a good as they used to be and reading has become quite uncomfortable.  I had a ThinkPad that I bought used, but the hard drive went bad and Tiger Direct gave me my money back, but I was able to read my online books and I need another Think Pad type of convertible laptop. 

  65. I would give it to my husband. His aging Macbook’s fan is making a super loud irritating noise, while my ThinkPad SL410 is performing like a champ!

  66. I’d upgrade from my current Lenovo ThinkPad z61t which I hope to donate to someone who can use it.

    Also, I’d use it  work on my plans to build a trebuchet in my backyard.

  67. This would be perfect. I’m in the process of downsizing everything I own in preparation for a move to Costa Rica this spring. I’m currently laptop-less. Bringing my desktop will probably not be an option due to space constraints where I will be staying (it’s a renovated shipping container turned studio, pretty nice actually, but very small). Money is tight right now, I was probably going to settle for a mediocre netbook to satiate my crippling internet addiction. But this is a GLORIOUS THINKPAD. If only I could be so lucky.

  68. A better question is what wouldn’t I do with this amazing notebook? I currently have an aging Asus from when I first got in college and this would make a great replacement. The Asus is getting outdated: the specs are several years old and the thing only works when plugged in now… The feature that really makes the Lenovo X220 notebook stand out to me is the amazing battery life. I don’t live right next to campus, but with this I would be able to operate on campus all day! When you add to that the top notch specs, it just makes it that much sweeter! I would have no problem running any of my engineering software anymore, especially AutoCAD. Not to mention when I  was de-stressing and playing some video games with my buddies I would totally kick their butts with this! Well, it might not improve my skills, but one could hope, right? And at least I wouldn’t lag anymore. :) Oh, and the spill resistant keyboard is a big plus because my soon-to-be fiancé (if she could ever decide on the ring that is “the one”) is a bit of a klutz, and I wouldn’t want her shorting it out this baby right after we got married this summer! I’ve also recently got into Android development, and with this I would be able to learn and program more freely than my currently damaged gear. So yeah, you asked what I would do with it and there you have it! Thanks GBM and Lenovo for the chance to win such a great notebook!

  69. I would give it to my wife who is having a difficult pregnancy and is on bed rest for the next three months – she would enjoy the ability to surf the web from the couch and bed AND be able to watch flash video of her favorite shows from bed when she can’t sleep in the middle of the night.

  70. I would use it to replace my great, faithful but aging Lenovo TP x6s, which has no built-in DVD and a smallish screen.

  71. I would use it to replace the crappy laptop I have right now! I’ve heard good things about the ThinkPad X220, so fingers crossed!

  72. I currently use a Lenovo X201 which has been a great machine. I would use the X220 and hand down the X201 to my wife whose Acer Aspire One netbook is on it’s last legs (not that it ever had any).

  73. I would give it to my sister who needs a new laptop to replace her old T61. She will be going to PT grad school and will need a light but powerful notebook. 

  74. I would give it to my two teenage daughters to share (or kill eachother over), so they finally have a computer of their own.

  75. lenovo thinkpad x220 – is the right laptop for my work.. i am working in nightshift and long hours… so i need a laptop that can endure long hours of works without logging off.. 

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