Free HP Laptop Giveaway – How To Get One – List Of Sites

Free HP Laptop Giveaway Sitelist

Now here’s a great example of a company using bloggers to spread the word about a new product – HP and “word-of-mouth” marketing agency Buzz Corps have partenered up for an event they’re calling “The 31 Days of the Dragon” in an effort to promote the new HP HDX Dragon Entertainment Notebook. Essentially it’s a ramped up Pavillion line made for heavy entertainment use, which means yes… I want one badly. I’m sure you do too – so here’s how to get one. 31 laptops were given out to 31 different blogs. Sadly I was not chosen but here is a list of all the sites that were. Each one will be conducting their own form of contest to see who gets the laptop, all having to find a winner within a specific week, so if you’re desperate for one of these media powerhouses, you’ve got thirty-one chances…one laptops will be given out each day for 31 days…. good luck.

The Website List – including which weeks they have to run their “contest” (followed by the actual computer specs):

02 May – 09 May www.absolutevista.com
03 May – 10 May www.arstechnica.com
04 May – 11 May www.osnn.net
05 May – 12 May www.jkontherun.com
06 May – 13 May digitalmediaphile.wordpress.com
07 May – 14 May www.bostonpocketpc.com
08 May – 15 May www.the-gadgeteer.com
09 May – 16 May www.thedigitallifestyle.com
10 May – 17 May www.digitalhomethoughts.com
11 May – 18 May www.windows-now.com
12 May – 19 May www.windowsconnected.com
13 May – 20 May www.geekstogo.com
14 May – 21 May bink.nu
15 May – 22 May www.mediablab.com
16 May – 23 May www.last100.com
17 May – 24 May www.labnol.org
18 May – 25 May www.notebooks.com
19 May – 26 May www.slashdotreview.com
20 May – 27 May www.neowin.net
21 May – 28 May www.geek.com
22 May – 29 May www.lockergnome.com
23 May – 30 May www.planetx64.com
24 May – 31 May www.thegreenbutton.com
25 May – 01 Jun www.istartedsomething.com
26 May – 02 Jun www.bleepingcomputer.com
27 May – 03 Jun www.hardwaregeeks.com
28 May – 04 Jun www.geeknewscentral.com
29 May – 05 Jun www.geekzone.co.nz
30 May – 06 Jun www.thetabletpc.net
31 May – 07 Jun www.gearlive.com
01 Jun – 08 Jun www.gottabemobile.com

Each one of these supercharged machines is loaded up with the following:
The HP HDX Dragon comes with Microsoft Windows Vista Ultimate (64-bit) and is powered by an Intel Core 2 Extreme Processor X9000 (2.80GHz, 6MB L2 Cache, 800MHz FSB). Other features include 20.1″ diagonal WUXGA High-Definition HP Ultra Brightview Widescreen (1920×1200) 1080p, 4GB DDR2 System Memory (2 Dimm), 512MB NVIDIA GeForce 8800M GTS, HP Imprint Finish (Dragon) + Fingerprint Reader + Webcam + Microphone, Intel PRO/Wireless 4965AGN Network Connection and Bluetooth, 500GB 5400RPM SATA Dual Hard Drive (250GB x 2), Blu-Ray ROM with SuperMulti DVD+/-R/RW Double Layer, Integrated HP HDTV Hybrid TV Tuner and 4 Altec Lansing speakers with HP Triple Bass Reflex subwoofer, and 9 Cell Lithium Ion Battery.

The entertainment notebooks will come with these software titles: Microsoft Office, Corel PaintShop Pro X2, Corel Painter Essentials, Corel Ulead Video Studio Plus 11.5, Symantec Norton Internet Security.

For the gamers in us the winners will receive the following games: Viva PiƱata,Microsoft Flight Sim, Microsoft Flight Sim Expansion Pack, Gears of War.

And since this is an entertainment beast, you will enjoy the following Blu Ray movies out of the box: Pirates of the Caribbean – The Curse of the Black Pearl, Pirates of the Caribbean – Dead Man’s Chest, Pirates of the Caribbean – At World’s End.

The total retail value of each of these prizes would be over US $5,000

Best of luck guys, the specs were taken directly from the promotional site, the list itself was originally lifted from Amit Agarwal‘s blog – Digital Inspiration….a site that WAS one of the lucky chosen. Amit has to give away his donated laptop via a contest running from the 17th to the 24th of May…. He’s a smart guy, so I’m sure it’ll be a hard one to win. Check out the blog though, he’s got more than just a laptop to offer (i’m referring to content guys, sorry… I’m pretty sure this is the only actual piece of hardware he is willing to part with on his blog, and even then, I can’t see anyone wanting to part with this sweet, sweet machine).

Computer dorkiness aside, the buzz that this will create will be worth the price of those laptops X 50. Great idea guys, now if only I could convince HP to give me one of those laptops so that I can write a review… hmmmmm….

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10 comments

  1. Genius! This way the bloggers and HP win since the former will get more traffic and the latter doesn’t have to put time and labor into developing its own contest and trying to publicize it. Well done.

  2. Thanks for the very nice write up and it is always great to hear good things from your peers.
    Chris@buzzcorps.com

  3. i wish to have a one of this laptop .
    THANK U.

  4. I never owned a laptop in my life and I really like the hp company. please I want one!!!!

  5. hi i never owned a laptop in my life and i really like hp company. please i want one!!!!!

  6. can i have a laptop please i have never tryed 1 and i dnt own one plz can i have one.

  7. Well this is the first time i have visited any computer site since i was looking to find more details of a perticular laptop which was introduced recently in a hypermarket in the gulf. They did not have the catalog or any other paper mentioning the details of that model. The laptop being a combination of a desktop & laptop was quite interesting and after a lot of search threw your website i could only reach to its tiny photograph at the top and this perticular page that says win a laptop. I have not owned a laptop before and to actually win one in the most un-expected of all places that would really be something and i have yet to reach waht i seek.

  8. I would love to have a hp laptop computer please, I have never had my own, when we do have a desk top my family over takes it, I would love to have one of my own esp. because I want to go back to school, Thank you
    Janie

  9. I would love a laptop since i am a developer and that would give a chance to work from home, but i have to be honest. i had around 50 to 60 hp laptops in my hands over the years and personally i think that the best selling Pavillion is a piece of shit!!! i am sorry but it is. The first thing is The broken hinge problem, this is just a pain in the ass. I had to make hinges on my own to replace them. Then the cooling thing – from the back? Come on!!! It had to be on the side. The video card cooling is probably the worst ever, its just a little fucking piece of rubber and to replace one, here, in Moldova (the poorest country in Europe) in costs from 130$ to 300$ where the average income is around 300$ per month. I had around 3-6 brand new 3 months old HP laptops with the video card burned – u know that horrible BIOS beep.
    So in conclusion, saying that HP is a good laptops personally makes me laugh and i try to convince everyone who says that to reconsider and provide him/her with the proper arguments.
    Eugene

  10. i wish to own one of hp laptops because of it;s quality performances, in times of quality services.well iam from nigeria wishing to own a laptop of my own. thank you.

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