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GBM Contest: Are You A PC?



imapcthumb Are you a PC and want the world to know it? Well, today is your lucky day.

We want to hear your story about why you are a PC, what kind of PC you are, what makes you unique, etc. Are you rugged? Are you artsy? Are you touchy? Are you mobile and flexible? Are you personal? Get creative, but get real!   We’ll pick our eight favorite stories and give each of the winners an authentic Microsoft ““I’m A PC” T-Shirt. In addition, each winner will get their story published on the front page of!

All you have to do is post your story as a comment to this article by midnight MST, October 31.   Contest is open to U.S. and international residents. One entry per person. We’ll pick the eight winners by November 7.





  1. Gavin Miller

    10/20/2008 at 8:18 am

    I’m an Atari ST, but then I’m old.

  2. michael

    10/20/2008 at 8:30 am

    I’m a pc! I’m a Toshiba Satellite. I’m Michael’s Pc and he loves me.

    I’m a pc! I’m a convertible HP Tx2000 pc. I’m Michael’s pc and he loves me more because I’m shiny.

    He loves me more because my screen is bigger.

    No!! He loves me more because he can draw on me and Michael loves to draw.

    Nooooo! He loves me more because I’m bigger and beefier!

    He loves me more because I’m smaller and daintier and yet have more RAM!

    RAM isn’t everything! I have a bigger keyboard and a longer lasting battery.

    But I have two batteries and a removable dvd drive.

    I have Vista business installed.

    I have Vista home premium!….SP1!!!

    Bugger! I can’t install SP1! I keep getting an annoying error.

    So I’m better after all?

    OK, you win, but lets be friends. We have to travel together in the same bag every day.

    Ok. Friends.

    I have touchscreen too!

    Ok! Ok! I give in! He loves you more!

    (It’s true, I love the HP much more…shhh!)

  3. GoodThings2Life

    10/20/2008 at 12:08 pm

    I’m a PC.

    In fact, I’m a brand-spanking new Dell Latitude E6400 PC completely maxed out with all the goodies– even got a backlit keyboard to write let me see in the dark! I used to be a Toshiba Satellite R10, but I redesigned myself since I no longer sit in a classroom or an office all day.

    We PC’s can do that, you know… redesign ourselves. Add some more RAM, swap out a hard drive or battery with something new and shiny, install new software that works for pretty much anyone, and we come in shapes, sizes, and designs… we’re not just black and white copies of each other.

    We’re mutli-talented too! Sometimes we work hard to bring home some bacon, sometimes we’re in classrooms learning new tricks, sometimes we’re in the lab conducting complex research, and other times we’re sitting around playing games, watching videos, and listening to music.

    I’m a PC, and I’m like Scotty– I’m giving it all I’ve got, Captain! And sometimes– I really am a miracle worker!

  4. Herushan

    10/20/2008 at 6:04 pm

    I am a PC, and I can convert between input modes.

    I am an Lenovo X61 Tablet that spends its days taking notes and nights writing papers, surfing the web, or playing games. My screen has high resolutions and can be rotated around for ease of use with the pen. Notes are a breeze with formulas or pictures as I am like an infinite pad of paper with infinite ink input.

    When carried around I hold can take spills with a spill proof keyboard and the daily bumps without showing scares. My composite shell keeps me looking new while staying classic in design. When travel around I never worry about losing a connection because I can take a variety of connections.

    I love being able to be upgraded and being connected to all the new toys knowing that they will work. Only the imagination is my limit, for I am a PC. I am a diverse machine setup to take on anything.

  5. ouzome

    10/20/2008 at 9:20 pm

    I’m a PC.

    In fact, I am a PC that you can write on. Write all over me, wait — not there. The geeks call me a Tablet PC, but you can just call me PC.

    You can hold me like a notepad and scribble down notes, reminders, tasks, emails, even articles; and I am smart enough to understand your sloppy writing and convert it to text so you can paste it into other applications. Or you can just write in programs like Word, Outlook, Excel, PowerPoint and many, many more.

    I’m also a rugged PC. You can carry me, drop me, kick me, even spill on me . . . and I keep kicking. I’m tough.
    Try to do that with your shiny white notebook.

    It doesn’t stop there folks, I was also born as a Media PC. I’m basically a TiVo for free. I can record your favorite TV shows and store your favorite videos, and you can watch them on your computer in your office, your notebook on the couch, or your wide screen HDTV in your living room.

    Way more games, tons more cool and free programs, easily upgradable to keep me fast and economical, support for basically every device in the world — that’s right, I’m a PC.

  6. Amitai Rosenberg

    10/22/2008 at 5:59 am

    I’m a future HP 2730p(maybe HP 2750p?): I have Windows 7 and Multi Touch.
    I’m lighter than my older brothers- I weigh only 2 pounds!
    I have a special pen on my back shoulder that is good for writers and artists. It also doubles as a regular pen.
    The multi touchness in me is nice for the user- but not for me- they think it’s smooth- I think it’s ticklish-:). Oh well.
    I have a 3 megapixel webcam.
    I have a few ports that humans can interact with me- the usual ports- plus a couple of more new ones.
    My design is a bit different than of my older brothers’:
    I have a comfortable design- for artists and writers. I feel like a sketchpad(I think).
    I also have much better speakers- so I can talk louder so the human will hear me better-:).
    I have special programs that come with Windows 7 that are designed for use with a tablet pc. One application is an upgraded version of Inkseine, which now supports multi-touch gestures. I also have multi-touch games.
    I also have a few art programs that are very nice.
    Although it says in my specs that I’m rugged- please don’t throw me- it hurts-:(.
    I love my new Windows 7 interface- it’s so-PCish!
    HP also added to me two small buttons- that you can program.
    On the site it says I cost only $1,200- but I know I’m worth much more! How can they give me a price-:@!
    Overall, with my new design, multi touch and Windows 7- I think that I suit everyone- wrtiers, artists, business men- and everyine else! And best of all- I’m a PC!!!

  7. Steven

    10/22/2008 at 11:55 am

    I’m a PC.

    In fact, I’m a Tablet PC. That gives me special abilities. Abilities I use on my Toshiba M700.

    I’m a PC in the classroom. Delivering notes through my computer that I can edit on the fly, working out chemistry problems that I can email to absent students or convert to text to ask as a test question later, or just showing structures and equations with a pen. As a PC, I can interract with my students at a better level using the pen to deliver notes, rather than a canned slideshow.

    In the office, I can go to faculty meetings, staff meetings, any meeting, and I can jot down notes, take minutes, doodle, and then later I have a stored copy of the notes tied back to my calendar, in case I need to remember what was discussed at the last meeting. Very powerful.

    At home, I can watch my kids draw and learn to write letters without looking for a pen or pencil and paper. They can doodle all they want, and I can save it for later, email it to the grandparents, or post it to a blog for others to enjoy.

    I’m a PC(Tablet), and I’m lovin’ every minute of it.

  8. C-141XLer

    10/30/2008 at 2:17 pm

    I’m A PC because:

    Mostly I’m a TabletPC for without it, I would not be able to continue in school. I injured myself after 17 years on the job in an ambulance. I had cervical and lumbar surgeries and can not carry more than 10 lbs. I can’t carry the 30lbs in books, plus book bag, note book, etc I would need. So I have cut the spines off all the books and used a duplex ADF scanner to copy all the books into my TPC. So the only thing I carry to class is my Gateway C-141XL which weights in at a hefty 7 lbs. I use inkseine to capture passages in my books to make notes directly on them in Onenote. I get the PowerPoint slides from the instructor and print them and any PDF’s to Onenote and can take all my notes that way. For me, it is a lifesaver. So I’m A PC – because it is helping me restore my life.

  9. Kip

    10/30/2008 at 2:44 pm

    I’m a MAC and I’ll pass on the T-Shirt.

  10. Utkarsh Seth

    10/30/2008 at 3:18 pm

    what kind of PC you are, what makes you unique, etc. Are you rugged? Are you artsy? Are you touchy? Are you mobile and flexible? Are you personal?

    I am a PC. And a I am a dell vostro 1400 one, the businessy types. I use Microsoft Office to create my documents, I use expression web to create my website, I use expression blend to make prototypes, I use one note for my class room notes, I also use notepad to write my blog entries before I publish them, I use MS paint religiously to resize my images (Ctrl+W) works amazing :D ), I use WMP to organize my media library, I use VS 2005 for my coding stuff etc etc etc… so its just not saying “I AM A PC” its also BEING “I AM A PC” which I believe I AM… and a BIG one. :)

    I am touchy… big time… no one messes with my PC no one compares it to a MAC ( i hate that s***)

    I am artsy and personal …. with my website with my blog… with what ever I own .. and with my PC.

  11. Andrew Beery

    10/31/2008 at 8:56 am

    Ode to the PC in all of us…

    I’m a PC… Not Politically Correct mind you but a PC none the less. I’m a PC and I love the smell of new hardware in the morning. I’m a PC and I never met an OS I didn’t like. I’m a PC and I want’a be mobile, connected, touch enabled and hepatically simulated. I’m a PC and I love the cloud and the whole concept of the mesh. I’m a PC and proud of it!

  12. mobileman

    10/31/2008 at 10:40 am

    I’am a PC.
    I’am a PC because I have never been something else. It is just the fact since I can think.
    When I was a young PC I took possession of my parents living room just to learn Visual Basic and play games, but at that time I had to do it via TV screen.That were times.
    Then it was great for me to be a PC because many teachers in school liked my clean and duly written and printed out school texts. It was great to be a PC so I also could add pictures.
    Sometimes it was hard to be a PC, when a virus hit my system, then all the other computers said they would never have such problems. But for a real PC it is just the possibility to show how good you can solve problems.So after a small amount of time again problem solved.
    Now as a PC I can communicate with all my friends no matter where they are.
    As a tablet PC I even can write like I learned it in school, that is awesome.
    I like it especially when people stare at me and think that in the next minute I am broken, but I only flip my screen around so I can operate in tablet mode.
    So I am glad to be a PC and excited what kind of PC I will be in future.

  13. riza

    11/01/2008 at 3:27 am

    I was a mac and now a PC, unless apple introduce an awesome tablet pc :D

  14. Todd

    11/08/2008 at 8:52 am

    I’m a PC, but I run Ubuntu (and other varying non-Microsoft OS’s)… Does that still count? ;)

    I do run Vista on my Latitude XT, as N-Trig hasn’t figured out the Linux thing yet.

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