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Lap it up: Killer laptop up for grabs!

The epic battle for world supremacy continues in our massive Rise of Nations competition! Enter now for your chance to win an awesome 3.06Ghz P4-powered Dell laptop and more

Fancy your dream of PC gaming on the move being realised? Well, we've teamed up with Microsoft Game Studios to put together a fantastic Rise of Nations competition that will see one lucky reader walk away with a top prize of a Dell Inspiron 5150 laptop powered by a juicy 3.06GHz Mobile Intel Pentium 4 CPU, worth over 900, plus a copy of Rise of Nations and the brand new expansion Thrones and Patriots.

Also, we have 10 runners-up prizes consisting of a fabulous RTS gaming bundle that includes a copy of Rise of Nations and the expansion Throne and Patriots.

Rise of Nations is Big Huge Games' and Brian Reynolds' strategy title for PC that mixes the fast-paced action of an RTS and turn-based gameplay with the epic scope of a Civilization-style game. The game sees players starting out life as a Stone Age dunce, eking out a living in a single village. From this basic stage players can quickly progress to modern times by accruing as much lands as possible, dabbling in the economy, amassing giant military forces and working your way up the technology ladder.


Packing in a wealth of extra content, the expansion pack Thrones and Patriots introduces a wealth of new content, including six new nations, four unique single-player campaigns, more than 20 new units, new wonders and new government types to the original game. Phew!

Dell's spec sheet for its Inspiron 5150 laptop - because we know you like spec sheets - reads thus:

Processor: Mobile Intel Pentium 4 Processor 3.06GHz
Operating system: Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition and Microsoft Works 7.0
Memory: 1024MB DDR RAM
Hard Drive: 40GB
Monitor: 15" SXGA+ TFT Display (1400 x 1050)
Graphic Card: 32MB nVidia Geforce FX Go 5200 Graphics Card
Optical Drive: Integrated 4xDVD+RW Drive
Modem: Integrated 56Kpbs V92 Modem - 10/100 Ethernet

And how do you go about winning this Saucy little minx and a copy of Rise of Nations and expansion Thrones and Patriots (or indeed nabbing one of the ten runners-up prizes of RoN plus the add-on)? Simple. All you need to do is answer correctly the stupidly easy question below, stick in the rest of the required details, sit back, cross your fingers and hope for glory.