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31 Days Of The Dragon - Win A Hp Hdx Dragon Entertainment Notebook


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#1 Grinler

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Posted 29 April 2008 - 02:02 PM

For 31 days, HP and BuzzCorps are sponsoring an enormous contest where 31 sites will give away a HP HDX Dragon Entertainment Notebook. Each notebook has a retail value of $4,500 and if you add all of the software, games, and movies it gets bumped up to $5,196 if purchased retail. If you multiply that by all the sites involved, this creates a staggering value of prizes for this giveaway. $161,076 to be exact! It is with great pleasure that we announce that Bleeping Computer has been selected as one of the sites to be hosting a contest for one of these notebooks.


On May 26th, 2008 the Bleeping Computer contest will go live and registered members of the site can enter the contest to win one of these beauties. We will announce the winner on June 2nd, 2008. As of now, the detailson how the contest will work is still being decided, but we will update this topic with more news as we go along. If you are interested in participating in this contest, I suggest you subscribe to this topic. We have also created a page, linked below, with more detailed information as to the specifications of the notebook and the various goodies that come along with it. This page will be updated on the details of our contest in the near future. The list of sites involved in the 31 Days of the Dragon giveaway are listed below:

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

This is going to be a great contest, with 31 chances to win one of these notebooks. If you have any questions or comments feel free to post them and I will answer them as best as I can. I also want to send a big thanks to HP and BuzzCorps for including Bleeping Computer in the contest.
We also suggest you visit each site above and become familiar with how their contest will be run as each site will be running the contest differently. These are all great sites and worth visiting even without the contest and I encourage you to do so.

Good luck!



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Posted 29 April 2008 - 03:45 PM

This sounds really great! Good luck to all!
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Posted 29 April 2008 - 03:46 PM

Are people from all countries 'allowed' to join in?
By allowed I mean, will they get the prize no matter where they live?

p.s. on this link -> http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/hp-hdx-dragon-contest
where it says "subscribe to this topic where updates will be posted."
I believe the hyperlink is wrong :/

Edited by Beenthere, 29 April 2008 - 03:49 PM.


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Posted 29 April 2008 - 03:54 PM

Yes, this is an international contest. All countries are elegible.

believe the hyperlink is wrong :/


Fixed.. thanks

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Posted 29 April 2008 - 05:11 PM

Awesome! I just can't believe how cool this is!!! I'm at a loss for words :D
Can't believe BleepingComputer was chosen :D
Hmmm... do we hafta be a certain age or something? Do we have to do anything in the contest? Any way to prepare?
Must come back here later I'm too excited ^_^;;

Edited by skyfuser, 29 April 2008 - 05:14 PM.

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Posted 29 April 2008 - 07:34 PM

Question: I see that it says "evaluation copy" for several software programs. Does this mean that those programs are trial copies and that a license must later be purchased, or is it similar to the "evaluation" copies of books that professors receive gratis?

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#7 Grinler

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Posted 29 April 2008 - 07:59 PM

The laptop is officially a review unit that we will be reviewing. That is why all the software is evaluation copies. They are though, full versions of everything without any time expiration!

As for the contest, there is no age limitation and as to how the contest is going to be run, that is still to be decided.

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Posted 30 April 2008 - 02:10 PM

Just curious -

who will be doing the review?

I've read many of the reviews here on BC and they've been excellent.


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Posted 30 April 2008 - 02:29 PM

I will be doing the review on this one.

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Posted 30 April 2008 - 02:40 PM

Ah, and did I mention yours were among the best?

*removes foot from mouth*


Seriously, I'm looking forward to the review.

Am especially curious how hot it runs, although there are a lot of other aspects that should be interesting, too.


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Posted 30 April 2008 - 05:15 PM

Waiting for 31 Days of the Dragon contest to begin.
How to prepare
off to the 31
WOO HOO! (I think) :thumbsup:

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Posted 30 April 2008 - 06:11 PM

Grinler -

Your link to the HP HDX Dragon Entertainment Notebook isn't working for me.

This l i n k works for me and shows the Data Sheet in PDF format.


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Posted 01 May 2008 - 12:32 PM

Put in a new link that should work.

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Posted 01 May 2008 - 01:02 PM

Very cool indeed!!
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Posted 01 May 2008 - 09:27 PM

This is a great contest for especially a student like me who cannot afford to buy a laptop.
It has all the coolest features especially ram and graphics card.

I strongly need the laptop.

Hello Admin , please gift the laptop to me , I dont want anything just the laptop and software to use it and some drivers .


I wish I will win this laptop.

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