OCC is not the only one revving things up for the holidays with a Christmas giveaway contest. Intel has gotten into the spirit as well with three different contests going with prizes like Centrino 2 laptops, Core i7 processors and $500 Amazon gift certificates. The first is called the "What's Inside You?" contest that asks readers to share their story about the unique and personally creative ways a person uses his or her PC or Mac. You can find more information about it here and winners can get a Centrino 2 laptop or cash prizes.
The second merely asks people to guess the number of reinvented transistors Intel has shipped since the beginning of the year. These would be Intel's 45 nanometer chips with the Hafnium-based, high-k metal gate transistor formula. It's a gigantic number and the closest guess wins a $500 Amazon gift certificate good for anything, including Intel-based laptops, netbooks, PCs, etc. People can post their guesses here.
The third one is jointly with Ubisoft. On the heels of the Intel Core i7 Processor launch and from now through Dec. 30th, 50 sweepstakes entrants will win a copy of Far Cry 2 for Windows, optimized for Core i7 processors from Intel and Ubisoft. Also, one daily participant will be awarded an Intel Core i7 Processor Extreme Edition. More information on that one can be found here.