HP Magic Giveaway!


Do you believe in magic? Would you like a chance at winning over $6000 worth of computer hardware and software? How about a total of 50 chances?! You’ll soon have your shot because HP and Microsoft have just launched a huge promotion called the HP Magic Giveaway. 50 different websites (including The Gadgeteer) will be running their own individual contests. The first contests go live on 11/28. Our contest here at The Gadgeteer will be announced on 12/2, with the winner being chosen and announced on 12/8.

The prize package includes:


HP TouchSmart IQ816 PC
HP HDX 18 series Premium Notebook PC

HP MediaSmart Connect

HP Pavilion dv4 series Entertainment Notebook PC (with Windows Live)

HP Mini 1000 (with XP)


HP Photosmart C6380 Wireless AIO (printer)
HP 564 Photo Value Pak


Microsoft Windows Vista Ultimate/Home Premium or Microsoft Windows XP pre-installed on all units (Mini 1000 runs XP)
Microsoft Office Home and Student Edition 2007 (Student-Teacher Edition) – 1 DVD with 3 licenses

Microsoft Windows Live
Corel VideoStudio X2


Kung Fu Panda (2 widescreen DVDs; 1 widescreen Blu-ray disc)
Total value: >US$6000

The 50 sites involved in this fantastic promotion are:

Gotta Be Mobile
Barb’s Connected World
Gear Live
Small Biz Vista
JK On the Run
I Started Something
Bleeping Computer
The Gadgeteer
Planet x64
Digital Home Thoughts
Digital Inspiration
Geek News Central
The Digital Lifestyle
Last 100
Geeks To Go!
Slashdot Review
Windows Connected
Techie Diva
One Day, One Job
Student Bloggers
Study Hacks – Demystifying College Success
Noticias Tech
La Bitácora de Erwin Ried
Carlos Alberto
Unión de Bloggers Hispanos
Living – In Theory
Moosh in Indy
Morningside Mom
Thoughts on poetics & tech
Stop, Drop & Blog
Down-to-Earth Mama
merlot mom

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  • Darrin November 24, 2008, 6:33 pm

    ohhh nooo, another contest!!!

    time to put my thinking cap back on!

    the 31 days of the dragon nearly killed me, but who can resist a sweet package like this. i’m drooling all over again!

    can’t wait for the details Julie!!

  • Julie November 24, 2008, 8:09 pm

    It’s going to be another contest for creative minds :o) More details when I’m able to provide them. Right now mum’s the word.

  • Car Guiao November 25, 2008, 8:55 am

    Sigh. My brain is going to hurt on this one. Guess I will have to plan this out. Wonder what the different contests are going to be like.

  • Julie November 25, 2008, 9:00 am


    I know about some of them, but of course, I can’t tell :o)

  • Barbara Baker November 25, 2008, 1:15 pm

    Oh yes, I so-o-o-o believe in MAGIC Julie (it’s not even funny….LOL)!!!! I can’t wait to see what you have in store for us!
    barbarabaker 🙂

    [Edited at November 25, 2008 13:16:05 PM.]

  • Sushruta November 27, 2008, 9:54 am

    Thanks for being a part of this great event.I actually didn’t know about this part of the web so far & due to this contest i’ve found this site.Nice to find.Wish i could find it earlier.I love to drool on gadgets & love to discuss about them.I also tried to register on your forum Julie but you’ve disabled registrations.Because of spam registrations may be ? Anyways, i’ll try later.

  • Julie November 27, 2008, 4:36 pm


    Welcome to the Gadgeteer!

    The VBBS Forums are read-only for the reason that you guessed :o)

  • adacosta38 November 29, 2008, 3:55 pm

    Hi Julie,

    Joined your site back during the HP HDX contest. Looking forward to seeing what you got cooked up this time around. I had taken a picture at my school for the HP HDX but never thought it was good enough to be sent in. Its quite overwhelming when you think about what HP, Microsoft and all the participating sites are giving away. Definitely a fun way to spread the holiday cheer.

    Jamaica W.I.

  • Sushruta December 2, 2008, 2:20 am

    Thanks Julie for your reply.Will be lookin forward to see what do you have in your mind about this event. :0)

    I hope everything goes nicely & peacefully here.Have a good day. 🙂

  • Julie December 2, 2008, 7:52 am

    The Gadgeteer contest details are located here.

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