Giveaway: What would you do for a Microsoft Surface?

Alright folks, we just handed out an awesome pair of headphones to one of our readers, but now it is time to get serious. The Microsoft Surface is coming soon and frankly, we can't wait. So, to help pass the time, we are going to be offering up some sort of Microsoft product giveaway each month. 

This month, we have an awesome screaming flying monkey mascot to giveaway courtesy of Mary Jo Foley. That is no ordinary monkey you see up above, that is a SharePoint monkey that knows Kung-Fu and all about collaboration. As an added bonus, you will also get a Microsoft partner pen, that's right, a pen for you to jot down all the awesome things you will do with your Microsoft Surface.

How do you enter? It's quite simple. In the comments below, or on Twitter, tell us what you would do for a Microsoft Surface. In homage to "what would you do for a Klondike bar", tell us what you are willing to do to get your paws on this plush Microsoft monkey and this little guy could end up on your doorstep.

The competition will run until July 1 11:59 PM EST.

Next month we will be giving away a boxed copy of Microsoft Office! 

 

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I would go on a daily browse on the neowin.net News/Spotlight, Software, and Reviews tabs, read all the content, download files of interest to me, and read all the product reviews for a Microsoft Surface.

I'd like to develop a portable patient tracking system for the hospital where I work to let consultants monitor patients on it.

What would you do for a Microsoft Surface?

nothing. what would YOU do if you want me to take that microsoft surface off your hand.

I would go around the office showing it to my peers, and to friends/family showing them that MIcrosoft is finally where they want to be as far as tablets are concerned. I would show them how usable the Metro interface is, and how much you can get done just with a few fingers and 5 minutes of time. It can only be accomplished by winning this giveaway. I'd also see what tasks people accomplish on an iPAD and see if I can replicate it or perform it better, on a Surface.

I'd write a Metro'ized Neowin application for it. I'm itching for Verizon to get a WP8 device too. So anxious for one that I'd buy one at the off-contract price.

I don't know what I would do for one, but I know what I'd do WITH one. Load it up with learning apps for my toddlers to augment their learning since they love trying to use the TV as a giant tablet already.

I'd wear a Justin Biebier t-shirt at work. For a whole month. And look genuinely surprised and offended when people react laughing

I would climb to the peak of Everest and erect a pole and flag with the Neowin logo! Just because I love you guys that much....okay, well not just because, I would like a Surface please! Kthxbai.

Go to the Dutch Apple store in Amsterdam in the middle of the night and paint a giant light-blue Windows 8 logo on their windows. Then I would visit them the next morning when they cleaned their windows and say to them: "So it's easy to clean up Windows, can you clean a Mac that fast?"..

I would leopard crawl along a mile long tunnel of broken glass with my zip undone and my tackle hanging out just so that I could pull the surface out of a pile of elephant dung with my teeth.

I would build a virus called "The-Surface-to-Air-Missile" and permanently bluescreen every Macbook Air on Earth, and then laugh in the face of my best friend who is a massive Apple fanboy

I would buy it flowers, listen to it when it's upset, give it a deep, sensual massage after a long hard day at work...

Oh, what would I do TO WIN a Microsoft Surface? Enter a contest, I suppose.

Shouldn't the title of this thread be "What would you do for a plush monkey?" as it has little to do with the surface other than to confuse.

"How do you enter? It's quite simple. In the comments below, or on Twitter, tell us what you would do for a Microsoft Surface. "

I would write this comment and more comments in the future on Neowin!

What would I do...I would ask nicely instead of making a bunch of freakishly weird statements.

Please...may I have the monkey and MS Surface?

If I won the monkey and I could win a microsoft surface I would **** the monkey in the **** whilst I pulled my **** and then **** with a **** all whilst **** the pen in ****
Just like last time, remember that?

I'd dedicate my life to trying to make one on the cheap. A few years later, I'd complete it, realise that it's not nearly as good as the one out which tops the current Surface and then become profoundly depressed that I now have no wife, no kids, no house, a job that involves drowning frozen french fries and something that looks a little like Microsoft Surface, but not really...and then I'd die.

That's what I'd do for a Surface...and a plush Sharepoint monkey and clickey pen.

I would convince my family, including the young ones, to step away from the iPads and take a look at the future!

Then all the mac stuff will be delivered to a tech museum, so everyone can see ancient technology.

What would I do for a Surface? I'd post dozens of homemade posters of the surface tablet on the new apple store opening up near my house.

I would use my @live.com email as my exclusive personal email address. I would set up all my other email addresses to forward to my @live.com before I took delivery of the surface (this offer only good for a windows 8 pro model with tactile keyboard and pen).

I would write a comment in here and on twitter just like the rules stated .

Ha, no I kid.... I'd give you a nice stern manly handshake for it. I only give them out to true gentlemen!

Its not really what I would do for it.........its what it would do for me. It would restore my faith in humanity.

I would create a special section on my company website to take suggestions to develop new and awesome Windows Phone/Windows 8 applications based on peoples suggestions and feedbacks.

At least, i see a win win there, well i could open up the special section anyway!

I would be willing to eat my own arms up to the elbows. Though admittedly this would make controlling the Surface a little tricky.

microhard said,
video taping myself jumping out of an airplane while texting on a lumia 900.

u cant text and video tape yourself. you would technically need 3 arms

What would I do? ill tell you what I would do.

I would climb Mount Everest and stick a Microsoft flag at the top.

I would get my sketchbook and draw a turnip riding on the back of a beluga whale, flying through space with a rainbow trail. I would also use the surface as my new digital drawing pad.
(I hope that pen is pressure sensitive ).

What I'd do for a Microsoft Surface? If it is a Windows RT version, I would parachute with a a sign written 'From Air to Surface'!.

Now, for a Pro version, I'd dive with sharks with a sign written 'From Down Deep to Surface!'.

I would touch an Apple product for the first time and run down the Presidential lawn screaming that I love Apple (Even though I would rather die)

GreenOwner said,
I would touch an Apple product for the first time and run down the Presidential lawn screaming that I love Apple (Even though I would rather die)

I'm pretty sure that this wouldn't give you a Surface (MS would probably forbid neowin for giving it to you).

I would do pretty much anything, but seriously, I can look for a job and be a working student and buy one, unless someone gives it to me for free.

well maybe I would do something for the surface, but as its a SharePoint monkey I would fly it round the office to share it with other staff members to show the power of sharing. LOL

I would almost anything for a CLARK bar and more for a surface, my first comment in quite a while love this site.

It's funny you should ask that. Personally, I'd go around all of the town's guards and talk to them twice. I'd then run around the main field outside twice and beat the local running man. I'd then drink 3 bottles of milk and back flip 3 times at night. When the sun rises, I'd go on a wild goose chase to collect a sword while wearing my steel-toe-capped boots and then hit every tree in the surrounding region with it three times. I should then finally get it!!

Wait - we're not talking about the Triforce? What the hell is a Microsoft Surface?

PalletTown said,
I'd listen to Justin Bieber.... for a whole minute.

Damn, you are one hell of a daredevil man!

What I would do? I would wait to see the final specs, autonomy, screen quality and most of all, the apps library...

The hype train is strong with this one

I would let ol' Darth cut off my hand with his lightsaber, lol! :-P Hmmm...I would gladly run around the streets of my neighborhood, shouting how much love I have for microsoft. Mostly macs in my neighborhood, so this probably wouldn't go over too well, and it would most likely get me shot, lmao! (for the record, I'm not a fanboy or anything, I own devices with linux on them, and I bought an ipod as well, so go easy on mgr guys

obiwankenobi said,
I would let ol' Darth cut off my hand with his lightsaber, lol! :-P Hmmm...I would gladly run around the streets of my neighborhood, shouting how much love I have for microsoft. Mostly macs in my neighborhood, so this probably wouldn't go over too well, and it would most likely get me shot, lmao! (for the record, I'm not a fanboy or anything, I own devices with linux on them, and I bought an ipod as well, so go easy on mgr guys
*go easy on me...grrr mobile keyboard! (on my droid)

Honestly, I have little use for a tablet no matter how good it may be, but if I had one of these I'd at least give it a fair, unbiased review.

Well, the most important thing to do is to develop and application for this table by converting my android app to windows 8

I'd ride around on a unicycle singing "Mary had a little lamb" while balancing a cat wearing a Santa outfit on my head.

In reality though the Microsoft Surface is a beautiful thing, good luck to everyone on winning this!

Ask for one for free.. if I didn't get one.. well I dunno, definitely wouldn't be trying to get one with any effort or cost out of my pocket.. that's for sure.

I would drink a whole pot of coffee in one sitting

/Alternatively, enter a contest for one, or pay retail price

Sraf said,
I would drink a whole pot of coffee in one sitting

/Alternatively, enter a contest for one, or pay retail price

I would drink a coffee cup size amount of Jamaican espresso O.O

Brando212 said,
I would drink a coffee cup size amount of Jamaican espresso O.O

Been there, done that. And by coffee cup, I mean 500ml travel mug