Celebrating AnandTech’s 20th Anniversary: 1997 - 2017by Ryan Smith on April 26, 2017 10:00 AM EST
- Posted in
- Site Updates
The AnandTech 20th Anniversary Giveaway
Now that the commemorating is done, let’s get to the fun part of our 20th anniversary: the giveaway.
For some of our past anniversaries we’ve done hardware giveaways, and for our 20th anniversary I wanted to do the best giveaway yet. It only seemed fitting that as a thank you to the readers that have supported us over the last two decades, that we try to give something back to you.
I set out with a goal to do 20 days of giveaways, one for each year of AnandTech’s existence. To do so, myself, the other editors, and the sales team reached out to our friends at hardware vendors across the globe to line up hardware for our greatest giveaway ever. The results exceeded even my wildest expectations.
31 vendors have donated hardware for the AnandTech 20th anniversary giveaway, smashing even my most optimistic goals. We still haven’t finished adding up the value of all of the prizes, but it’s tens of thousands of dollars. It’s honestly almost more than we could handle, if not for the hard work of the Purch community team in helping out to organize all of this.
So a big thank you goes out to our friends at Intel, AMD, HTC, NVIDIA, Seasonic, ARM, Asus, and more, for providing us with so many prizes to give out to you guys. I knew we had a lot of friends, but it’s only after you ask for free hardware to give to random readers that you realize just how many friends you have. And similarly, how these companies are eager to make a good impression with you.
Starting today and running through May 23rd, we’re doing 20 days of giveaways. We have CPUs, motherboards, phones, tablets, video cards, cases, power supplies, laptops, and even some bona fide swag to give away. Each giveaway is only open for 48 hours, so you’re going to want to check in each and every weekday to enter that day’s giveaway(s). Many will enter, not as many will win, but with the number of prizes we have available the odds may be more in your favor than you think.
However for our many international readers, I need to apologize. We’ve not been able to do international giveaways, and the 20th anniversary giveaway is no different. AnandTech/Purch is too big to do a clandestine giveaway, and that means we need to follow all of the relevant local laws on giveaways. And, as it turns out, there are a lot of countries out there who either dislike giveaways or require that someone in their country wins a giveaway in order for it to be offered there. As a result, we’re only able to open these giveaways to residents of the United States. I’m genuinely sorry we can’t offer anything outside of the United States, but I hope you can understand.
Anyhow, for our first giveaway I thought it was only appropriate that we go full-circle and start back where AnandTech itself started: AMD. So please check out our AT20 Day 1 AMD giveaway for your chance to win a Ryzen 7 1800X, a Ryzen 5 1600X, or one of four Radeon RX 570 video cards. And then check back in tomorrow and the day after that (and the day after that) for future giveaways.
Post Your CommentPlease log in or sign up to comment.
View All Comments
themossie - Wednesday, April 26, 2017 - linkComing here for 15+years, still my first stop for quality product reviews. Thank you everyone at AnandTech. Here's to another 20!
CaedenV - Wednesday, April 26, 2017 - linkI started reading Anandtech back in 2000 when I was starting to build my first PC for college video editing. Between Anandtech and Tom's Hardware I built a great little rig far cheaper than what my college suggested for an editing build. Sadly Tom's is no longer relivant and has not aged well, but Anandtech is still a fantastic site that I check almost every day!
Congrats on 20 years! Heres to 20 more!
shadarlo - Wednesday, April 26, 2017 - linkAlmost the same for me! I read both sites religiously back then. Toms has been fairly useless for years unfortunately, but Anandtech continues to be a good read. Just wish there were more reviews, especially of low-end/middle-end mobile tech. And especially more news would be nice... have had to turn to engadget more and more for tech news.
Gasaraki88 - Wednesday, April 26, 2017 - linkActually TomsHardware is pretty good nowadays. I started to read them again last year.
mazz7 - Friday, April 28, 2017 - linkyeah since purch get Toms its getting better now :)
nathanddrews - Thursday, April 27, 2017 - linkFirst AT review I ever read was for the GeForce 256 DDR. I think I had a Fury Pro at the time and was debating between the Fury Maxx and the GeForce 256 DDR. I ended up buying a 64MB version and loved it. UT99 forever!!!
gilmoreisu - Saturday, April 29, 2017 - linkWow, basically the same story for me, and year. I'm with you, great site, still my first place to go for a quality review.
Omega215D - Wednesday, April 26, 2017 - linkYup. I started building my own PC back in 2001 and trusted the reviews of GPUs and CPUs along with MaximumPC's. Those were the days when building and configuring was a bit more involved than it is today and each gen brought massive improvements.
just4U - Monday, May 1, 2017 - linkI would say it's more involved today simply because of the cosmetic features... Wiring and such (unless you were anal as hell back then..) was not as meticulous as it is today. Part selection(s) are still just as involved.. but maybe not as interesting due to the fact that advances are sideways and in small increments today whereas they were leaps and bounds 10-15 & 20 years ago.
crimson117 - Wednesday, April 26, 2017 - linkHappy 20th!
Next year let's have a drink together :)