The 2006 results were fascinating, not least because Telstra came bottom out of every list. Indeed, one out of every two customers were so dissatisfied with Bigpond’s Internet service that they wouldn’t recommend it to a friend. Only DoDo Internet came close to doing so badly, and that’s a far, far smaller company. This established a trend: some of the most interesting conclusions seemed to be drawn, not so much whose results were the best but from whose results were the worst.
To sweeten the deal, we've assembled an even bigger and more
valuable prize pool than last year. Just answer the questions (you don't have to answer them all!) for your chance to
win one of the following...
2 x Fujitsu laptops
Fujitsu has very kindly donated two fantastic $3000 laptops. The first is the excellent,
ultraportable LifeBook P7230 which weighs only 1.3kg and has a battery life of five-
and-a-half hours. The second is the LifeBook T4220 tablet with a rotating screen and
great features like dual-digital microphones for VoIP calls.
Albatron's complete line of Nvidia products
Albatron has broken the bank to offer 18 prizes. There's the full graphics card line including:
768MB 880 GTX, 640MB 880 GTS, 320MB 8800 GT, 256MB 8600 GTS, 256MB 8600 GT,
256MB 8500 GT and a media centre- friendly 256MB 8400 GS. There's also an nForce
680I LT motherboard and ten nForce 650I Ultra motherboards.
Top Secret Dell XPS Desktop PC
Dell has offered us a Desktop PC that is so secret we can't even tell you what's inside it! What we do know is that
it will be a top-of-the-line, multimedia-focused XPS system and that, coming from last year's Reliability & Service
award winner in the Desktop PC category, is saying something.
All of Adobe's software
If you're into any kind of design then this is the prize for you. It's Adobe's Master Collection CS3: Photoshop
CS3 Extended, InDesign, Illustrator, Acrobat Pro, Flash Pro, Dreamweaver, Fireworks, Premiere Pro, After Effects,
Soundbooth, Encore and a whole lot more. In short it's everything a professional needs to design graphics, build
websites plus edit photos, audio, video and DVDs.
Nikon D40x with
Nikon's new D40x sees resolution jump from 6 to 10 megapixels over the older D40. The 18-55mm lens gives a great
range of wide-angle and telephoto shots all of which are razor sharp thanks to Nikon's phenomenal optics. A great
choice for any camera enthusiast.
Sonos Digital Music System
We've raved about Sonos' wireless music streaming system for almost two years. There's still nothing that rivals
the quality, design and simplicity it provides when effortlessly streaming music wirelessly around your home. The
prize includes a ZonePlayer 100, a ZonePlayer 80, a controller and a cradle.
Oki C3530 MFP
If you've got an office in your home or run a small business then OKI's multifunction colour laser printer is
right up your street. Printing at 16ppm colour and 20ppm mono, it's fast and is capable of printing great quality
graphics. Add to this the integrated scanner and fax and it's everything your office needs.
10 x Linksys Wireless-N Home Networking Kits
Linksys has donated ten units each of its WRT150N Wireless-N Home Router and its WUSB300N Wireless-N USB Adapter.
If you need to beam large files around your home and office then you need the speed Linksys' 802.11n-based devices
afford. If you simply want to share your Internet connection, the range boost over standard Wi-Fi is massive!
3 x TomTom GO 720 GPS
TomTom has wiped the floor with every other Australian GPS device. This brand new version sports a 4.3in widescreen,
enhanced BlueTooth handsfree calling and an FM tuner to play all instructions and phone calls over your car's stereo.
You can even record your driving instructions.
20 x Belkin TuneCast 3 FM transmitters
If you've wondered how to get your iPod, or any other MP3 player for that matter, to play through your car's
speakers then you need one of these. Just plug it into the headphone jack and tune it into the radio.
3 x Microsoft Office 2007 Professional
Microsoft has donated three copies of its excellent Office 2007 Professional suite. This includes Word, Excel,
PowerPoint, Outlook, Accounting Express, Publisher and Access - everything you need to work and organise your
life on your computer.
2 x Asus LCDs
Asus is donating two, top-of-the-range, multimedia-friendly LCD monitors to survey entrants. The 20in PW201 and
19in PW191 both sport a sleek, award-winning design and offer crystal clear displays. The PW201 also has a built
in webcam and a whole host of video ports which make it great for games consoles, camcorders and DVD players too.
Reliability and Service Awards Competition Terms & Conditions of Entry.
- The promoter is Haymarket Media of 52 Victoria St, McMahons Point, NSW 2060. Promotion period is from 3:00pm on 24.07.07 until 9:00am on 29.10.07.
- Entry is open to residents of Australia and New Zealand. Management and employees of Haymarket Media and their immediate families, and any advertising, marketing or promotional firms associated with this competition are not eligible to enter.
- Enter by filling out the web survey and competition question at www.pcauthority.com.au/survey/
- The draw will be held at the offices of Haymarket Media at 10:00am on 28.11.07. Winners will be notified via email and published in PC Authority 123.
- The prizes are not transferable or exchangeable.
- The judges’ decision is final and no correspondence will be entered into.
- The promoter reserves the right to publish the winner’s name and suburb for promotional purposes.
- All entries will become the property of Haymarket Media.