With the 'free laptop' offers, the catch is that you have to sign up for so many partner offers, such as a multi-year subscription to magazines, in order to get your 'free' gift. We delete posts from people spamming with such links, so it's a shame to see such displayed on Cnet by Google ads.
Personally, I'd either ignore or block the Google Syndication ads, which is what you see at the bottom of the page. Google isn't too picky about who they advertise for and Cnet has little to no control over what adverts are shown there. If you want to follow advertisements displayed on Cnet, stick to the ads at the top of the screen, under the search bar...those are much more closely regulated (by Cnet), and therefore more trustworthy.
Hope this helps,
I was on the "Cnet Forums" page and down towards the bottom there are some sponsered links. I clicked on "visit website" for "Free laptop-no joke" and site advisor had a red x on it. Is this a bad website?...Maggie