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Old 11-26-2008, 07:22 PM
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Default The HP Magic Giveaway: $6000 in Hardware & Software to One Winner, Who Will Share It!

<div class='os_post_top_link'><a href='http://www.hp.com/go/magicgiveaway' target='_blank'>http://www.hp.com/go/magicgiveaway</a><br /><br /></div><p><img border="1" src="http://images.thoughtsmedia.com/resizer/thumbs/size/600/dht/auto/1227719243.usr1.jpg" /></p><p>&nbsp;</p><p><strong>UPDATE:</strong> Our contest is now live, <a href="http://www.digitalhomethoughts.com/news/show/91746/" target="_blank">post your entry here</a>.</p><p>&nbsp;</p><p>Remember that awesome <a href="http://www.digitalhomethoughts.com/news/show/88795/31-days-of-the-dragon-the-hp-sponsored-160-000-giveaway.html" target="_blank">31 Days of the Dragon</a> giveaway contest <a href="http://www.digitalhomethoughts.com" target="_blank">Digital Home Thoughts</a> was a part of earlier this year? Well <a href="http://www.hp.com/go/magicgiveaway" target="_blank">this new contest from HP</a> that we've been invited to partake in dwarfs that one on a number of levels. First, the prize pack is even bigger: <strong>$6000 in total prizes</strong>, consisting of one desktop PC, three laptops, a Media Center extender, a printer, and some software and accessories. Whew! There's some awesome hardware here. The scope is bigger too: there are <strong>50 different blogs involved</strong>, and they range from tech blogs like this one, to women's blogs, to student blogs, to Spanish and Portuguese blogs. The complete list is further on in this post. If you do the math, that's $300,000 USD in total prizes, thanks to <a href="http://www.hp.com" target="_blank">HP</a> and Microsoft's <a href="http://www.live.com" target="_blank">Windows Live team</a>.</p><p><a href="http://www.hp.com/go/magicgiveaway" target="_blank">The HP Magic Giveaway</a> is designed around the idea of the magic of sharing, so it's not a coincidence that it's happening as we lead up to the Christmas &amp; holiday season. Each blog is running their own type of contest (and you can enter all of them), but the idea that many of us are focusing on is sharing. One person probably doesn't need four computers all to themselves, so when I kick off my contest later on, it will include some sort of prize-sharing element. Start thinking of who and how you'd share this with others. A contest like this is even more timely when you look around at the financial markets world-wide, and even in your neighbourhood. Stay tuned for more details on my contest.</p><p>So what's included in this huge giveaway? Here's the full list:</p><p><strong>Hardware</strong></p><p><strong></strong>&bull; <a href="http://www.shopping.hp.com/series/category/desktops/IQ816t_series/3/computer_store" target="_blank">HP TouchSmart IQ816 PC</a></p><p>&bull; <a href="http://www.shopping.hp.com/webapp/shopping/computer_can_series.do?storeName=computer_store&amp;category=notebooks&amp;a1=Category&amp;v1=Entertainment+powerhouse&amp;series_name=HDX18t_series" target="_blank">HP HDX 18 series Premium Notebook PC</a></p><p>&bull; <a href="http://www.shopping.hp.com/store/product/product_detail/KC816AA#ABA" target="_blank">HP MediaSmart Connect</a></p><p>&bull; <a href="http://www.shopping.hp.com/webapp/shopping/series_can.do?storeName=computer_store&amp;landing=notebooks&amp;a1=Category&amp;v1=Mobility" target="_blank">HP Pavilion dv4 series Entertainment Notebook PC (with Windows Live)</a></p><p>&bull; <a href="http://www.shopping.hp.com/webapp/shopping/computer_can_series.do?storeName=computer_store&amp;category=notebooks&amp;a1=Category&amp;v1=Mini&amp;series_name=mini1000_series&amp;a1=Category&amp;v1=Mini" target="_blank">HP Mini 1000 (with XP)</a></p><p>&nbsp;</p><p><strong>Accessories</strong></p><p>&bull; <a href="http://www.shopping.hp.com/store/product/product_detail/CD028A#ABA" target="_blank">HP Photosmart C6380 Wireless AIO (printer)</a></p><p>&bull; <a href="http://www.geardiary.com/wp-content/uploads/2008/11/hol_08_fact_sheet_hp_564_photo_value_pak.pdf">HP 564 Photo Value Pak</a> [thanks for the PDF <a href="http://www.geardiary.com/2008/11/24/the-hp-magic-give-away-youll-have-50-chances-to-win/#more-16654" target="_blank">Gear Diary</a>!]</p><p>&nbsp;</p><p><strong>Software &amp; Entertainment</strong></p><p><strong></strong>&bull; Microsoft Windows Vista Ultimate/Home Premium or Microsoft Windows XP pre-installed on all units (Mini 1000 runs XP)</p><p>&bull; Microsoft Office Home and Student Edition 2007 (Student-Teacher Edition) &ndash; 1 DVD with 3 licenses</p><p>&bull; Microsoft Windows Live</p><p>&bull; <a href="http://www.corel.com/servlet/Satellite/us/en/Product/1175714228541#versionTabview=tab0&amp;tabview=tab0" target="_blank">Corel VideoStudio X2</a></p><p><a href="http://www.corel.com/servlet/Satellite/us/en/Product/1175714228541#versionTabview=tab0&amp;tabview=tab0" target="_blank"></a>&bull; <a href="http://www.bestbuy.com/site/olspage.jsp?skuId=9004793&amp;st=Kung+Fu+Panda&amp;type=product&amp;id=1915586" target="_blank">Kung Fu Panda</a> (2 widescreen DVDs; 1 widescreen Blu-ray disc)</p><p><MORE /></p><p>The complete list of sites involved, in no particular order, are as follows:</p><p><a href="http://www.gottabemobile.com/">Gotta Be Mobile</a><a href="http://digitalmediaphile.wordpress.com/">Barb's Connected World</a></p><p><a href="http://digitalmediaphile.wordpress.com/"></a><a href="http://geek.com/">Geek.com</a><a href="http://gearlive.com/"></a></p><p><a href="http://gearlive.com/">Gear Live</a></p><p><a href="http://gearlive.com/"></a><a href="http://neowin.net/">Neowin</a><a href="http://smallbizvista.com/"></a></p><p><a href="http://smallbizvista.com/">Small Biz Vista</a></p><p><a href="http://smallbizvista.com/"></a><a href="http://jkontherun.com/">JK On the Run</a></p><p><a href="http://jkontherun.com/"></a><a href="http://bostonpocketpc.com/">BostonPocketPC</a><a href="http://notebooks.com/"></a></p><p><a href="http://notebooks.com/">Notebooks.com</a><a href="http://geekzone.co.nz/"></a></p><p><a href="http://geekzone.co.nz/">Geekzone</a></p><p><a href="http://geekzone.co.nz/"></a><a href="http://istartedsomething.com/">I Started Something</a></p><p><a href="http://istartedsomething.com/"></a><a href="http://bleepingcomputer.com/">Bleeping Computer</a><a href="http://the-gadgeteer.com/"></a></p><p><a href="http://the-gadgeteer.com/">The Gadgeteer</a><a href="http://planetx64.com/"></a></p><p><a href="http://planetx64.com/">Planet x64</a></p><p><a href="http://planetx64.com/"></a><a href="http://www.digitalhomethoughts.com/">Digital Home Thoughts</a> (YO! REPRESENT!)</p><p><a href="http://www.labnol.org/">Digital Inspiration</a><a href="http://geeks.pirillo.com/"></a></p><p><a href="http://geeks.pirillo.com/">Geeks!</a></p><p><a href="http://geeks.pirillo.com/"></a><a href="http://mediablab.com/">MediaBlab</a></p><p><a href="http://mediablab.com/"></a><a href="http://geeknewscentral.com/">Geek News Central</a></p><p><a href="http://geeknewscentral.com/"></a><a href="http://thedigitallifestyle.com/">The Digital Lifestyle</a><a href="http://www.geardiary.com/"></a></p><p><a href="http://www.geardiary.com/">GearDiary</a><a href="http://www.last100.com/"></a></p><p><a href="http://www.last100.com/">Last 100</a></p><p><a href="http://www.last100.com/"></a><a href="http://www.geekstogo.com/">Geeks To Go!</a><a href="http://www.liliputing.com/"></a></p><p><a href="http://www.liliputing.com/">Liliputing</a></p><p><a href="http://www.liliputing.com/"></a><a href="http://osnn.net/">OSNN</a><a href="http://slashdotreview.com/"></a></p><p><a href="http://slashdotreview.com/">Slashdot Review</a><a href="http://www.slashgear.com/"></a></p><p><a href="http://www.slashgear.com/">SlashGear</a></p><p><a href="http://www.slashgear.com/"></a><a href="http://www.gadgetell.com/">Gadgetell</a></p><p><a href="http://www.gadgetell.com/"></a><a href="http://windowsconnected.com/">Windows Connected</a><a href="http://www.techiediva.com/"></a></p><p><a href="http://www.techiediva.com/">Techie Diva</a><a href="http://www.onedayonejob.com/"></a></p><p><a href="http://www.onedayonejob.com/">One Day, One Job</a></p><p><a href="http://www.onedayonejob.com/"></a><a href="http://studentbloggers.org/">Student Bloggers</a></p><p><a href="http://studentbloggers.org/"></a><a href="http://www.calnewport.com/blog/">Study Hacks - Demystifying College Success</a></p><p><a href="http://www.calnewport.com/blog/"></a><a href="http://www.hackcollege.com/">HackCollege</a><a href="http://noticiastech.com/"></a></p><p><a href="http://noticiastech.com/">Noticias Tech</a></p><p><a href="http://noticiastech.com/"></a><a href="http://eliax.com/">Eliax</a></p><p><a href="http://eliax.com/"></a><a href="http://erwin.ried.cl/">La Bit&aacute;cora de Erwin Ried</a><a href="http://carlosalbertojr.spaces.live.com/"></a></p><p><a href="http://carlosalbertojr.spaces.live.com/">Carlos Alberto</a></p><p><a href="http://carlosalbertojr.spaces.live.com/"></a><a href="http://www.infowester.com/">InfoWester</a><a href="http://geeksroom.com/"></a></p><p><a href="http://geeksroom.com/">GeeksRoom</a></p><p><a href="http://geeksroom.com/"></a><a href="http://ciberprensa.com/">C&iacute;berPrensa</a><a href="http://www.uniondebloggershispanos.com/"></a></p><p><a href="http://www.uniondebloggershispanos.com/">Uni&oacute;n de Bloggers Hispanos</a></p><p><a href="http://www.uniondebloggershispanos.com/"></a><a href="http://www.livingintheory.blogspot.com/">Living - In Theory</a><a href="http://mooshinindy.com/"></a></p><p><a href="http://mooshinindy.com/">Moosh in Indy</a><a href="http://morningsidemom.wordpress.com/"></a></p><p><a href="http://morningsidemom.wordpress.com/">Morningside Mom</a><a href="http://liz-henry.blogspot.com/"></a></p><p><a href="http://liz-henry.blogspot.com/">Thoughts on poetics &amp; tech</a></p><p><a href="http://liz-henry.blogspot.com/"></a><a href="http://techmamas.typepad.com/">Techmamas</a><a href="http://stopdropandblog.com/"></a></p><p><a href="http://stopdropandblog.com/">Stop, Drop &amp; Blog</a></p><p><a href="http://stopdropandblog.com/"></a><a href="http://www.dtemama.com/">Down-to-Earth Mama</a></p><p><a href="http://www.dtemama.com/"></a><a href="http://www.merlotmom.blogspot.com/">merlot mom</a></p><p>&nbsp;</p><p>And since I'm a visual person, here are some images of these wonderful prizes...<img src="http://images.thoughtsmedia.com/dht/2008/HP-Magic-07.jpg" /><strong><span style="font-size: small;"></span></strong></p><p><strong><span style="font-size: small;">Above: <a href="http://www.shopping.hp.com/series/category/desktops/IQ816t_series/3/computer_store" target="_blank">The HP TouchSmart IQ816 PC</a></span></strong></p><p><img src="http://images.thoughtsmedia.com/dht/2008/HP-Magic-01.jpg" /></p><p><strong><span style="font-size: small;">Above: <a href="http://www.shopping.hp.com/webapp/shopping/computer_can_series.do?storeName=computer_store&amp;category=notebooks&amp;a1=Category&amp;v1=Entertainment+powerhouse&amp;series_name=HDX18t_series" target="_blank">The HP HDX 18 series Premium Notebook PC</a></span></strong></p><p><img src="http://images.thoughtsmedia.com/dht/2008/HP-Magic-02.jpg" /><span style="font-size: small;"><strong></strong></span></p><p><span style="font-size: small;"><strong>Above: <a href="http://www.shopping.hp.com/store/product/product_detail/KC816AA#ABA" target="_blank">The HP MediaSmart Connect</a></strong></span></p><p><img src="http://images.thoughtsmedia.com/dht/2008/HP-Magic-03.jpg" /><span style="font-size: small;"><strong></strong></span></p><p><span style="font-size: small;"><strong>Above: <a href="http://www.shopping.hp.com/webapp/shopping/computer_can_series.do?storeName=computer_store&amp;category=notebooks&amp;a1=Category&amp;v1=Mini&amp;series_name=mini1000_series&amp;a1=Category&amp;v1=Mini" target="_blank">The HP Mini 1000 (with XP)</a></strong></span></p><p><img src="http://images.thoughtsmedia.com/dht/2008/HP-Magic-04.jpg" /><span style="font-size: small;"><strong></strong></span></p><p><span style="font-size: small;"><strong>Above: <a href="http://www.shopping.hp.com/webapp/shopping/series_can.do?storeName=computer_store&amp;landing=notebooks&amp;a1=Category&amp;v1=Mobility" target="_blank">The HP Pavilion dv4 Entertainment Notebook PC (with Windows Live)</a></strong></span></p><p><img src="http://images.thoughtsmedia.com/dht/2008/HP-Magic-05.jpg" /><span style="font-size: small;"><strong></strong></span></p><p><span style="font-size: small;"><strong>Above: <a href="http://www.shopping.hp.com/store/product/product_detail/CD028A#ABA" target="_blank">The HP Photosmart C6380 Wireless AIO Multi-Function Printer</a></strong></span></p><p><img src="http://images.thoughtsmedia.com/dht/2008/HP-Magic-09.jpg" /><strong><span style="font-size: small;"></span></strong></p><p><strong><span style="font-size: small;">Above: <a href="http://www.corel.com/servlet/Satellite/us/en/Product/1175714228541#versionTabview=tab0&amp;tabview=tab0" target="_blank">Corel's VideoStudio X2</a></span></strong></p><p><strong><span style="font-size: small;"></span></strong></p><p><img src="http://images.thoughtsmedia.com/dht/2008/HP-Magic-06.jpg" /><span style="font-size: small;"><strong></strong></span></p><p><span style="font-size: small;"><strong>Above: <a href="http://www.bestbuy.com/site/olspage.jsp?skuId=9004793&amp;st=Kung+Fu+Panda&amp;type=product&amp;id=1915586" target="_blank">Kung-Fu Panda</a></strong></span></p><p><img src="http://images.thoughtsmedia.com/dht/2008/HP-Magic-08.jpg" /><span style="font-size: small;"><strong></strong></span></p><p><span style="font-size: small;"><strong>Above: <a href="http://www.geardiary.com/wp-content/uploads/2008/11/hol_08_fact_sheet_hp_564_photo_value_pak.pdf">The HP 564 Photo Value Pack</a></strong></span></p><p>&nbsp;</p>
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Old 11-27-2008, 01:26 AM
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I'm giving away $6000 in prizes and nobody has anything to say - not even "Nice!". What's going here?
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Old 11-27-2008, 02:23 AM
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We will say more when you outline the contest. It is very cool.
 
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Old 11-27-2008, 03:11 AM
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We waiting for thems rules and contest proper. :P
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Old 11-27-2008, 03:25 AM
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I'm giving away $6000 in prizes and nobody has anything to say - not even "Nice!". What's going here?
Well, the natural first reaction of "dibs" seems a little premature.
 
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Old 11-27-2008, 03:59 AM
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Oooooo (wipes drool off of face)
 
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Old 11-27-2008, 04:46 AM
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Hey, I'm not proud... DIBS!!!!

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Old 11-27-2008, 05:27 AM
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That is one family sized prize package. It's enough to replace every PC for a whole family.

It seems the 31 days of dragon was successful enough to warrant this giveaway! I hope this means that HP is considering more giveaways later on down the road as well!
 
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Old 11-27-2008, 06:45 AM
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Too much of a hassle to have a contest. It's a busy time of the year. I'll take it all off your hands so you can concentrate on more important stuff.
 
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Old 11-27-2008, 03:38 PM
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The Big Question: will those of us in Canada be able to participate?
 
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