Saturday, December 6, 2008's Magic Giveaway with HP and Microsoft

The "HP Magic Giveaway” is giving away about $6000 worth of gear to a winner at

What is included in this amazing giveaway?

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
HP 564 Photo Value Pak
Microsoft Office Home and Student Edition 2007 (Student - Teacher Edition) 1 copy; 3 licenses

Now stop right there. In case you don't know I AM a Teacher and I really could use the Microsoft Office Home and Student and Edition 2007. The really great part of's giveaway is you can donate one, two, three, or all the computers to your local school if you choose. I chose my school, Rome High School because more than half of our students are eligible for free or reduced lunch. Many of our students do not have access to computers and with budget cutbacks we can't always provide the latest technology. I think I'm in love with the website just for doing this.

Not familiar with the items being given away? Well let me tell you a bit about them.

HP TouchSmart IQ816 PC : Want to touch instant access to information, e-mail, TV, music, and more? Comfort through webcam connection? Check our generation TouchSmart PC IQ816t. Slim and stylish look of this system “at home” in almost anywhere

HP HDX 18 series Premium Notebook PC HP Pavilion X18-1020US 18.4 Inch Laptop. Expanding on the sophisticated elegance of the current line, the new X18-1020US is defined by fluid, modern lines and metalized finishes with surprising innovations inside and out. 18.4-inch Diagonal High Definition HP Ultra Brightview Infinity Display, 1920x1080 reolution, 2.26 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo Processor P8400 with 3 MB L2 Cache, 4096MB DDR2 System Memory (2 Dimm), 500GB (5400RPM) Hard Drive (SATA), NVIDIA GeForce 9600M GT with up to 2302MB Total Available Graphics Memory with 512MB dedicated
LightScribe Blu-Ray ROM with SuperMulti DVD±R/RW Double Layer, Intel WiFi Link 5100AGN and Bluetooth

HP MediaSmart Connect : Play Your Music/ Photos/ and Video From Any Windows Based PC in Your House On Your HDTV, Direct Access to OnLine Media Services, Integrated Windows Media Center Extender Functionality, HP Pocket Media Drive bay/ Built In Wired and Wireless Networking/HDMI/ Component Video/ and Digital Audio Outputs/ Media Playback From USB Based Portable Storage Media

HP Pavilion dv4 series Entertainment Notebook PC (with Windows Live

HP Mini 1000 (with XP) : Integrated wireless technology helps you get online easily and often from just about anywhere, View websites and photos clearly on both the 8.9” or up to 10.2" displays
Travel light with the ultra-mobile design – only 1” thin, starting at just 2.25 lbs
Work and play comfortably on the near-full size keyboard (92% of full size)
Ideal for email, IM and chatting face-to-face with built-in HP Mini Webcam
Snap an HP Mobile Mini USB drive into recessed port to add storage

HP Photosmart C6380 Wireless AIO : Compact 3-in-1 color inkjet printer that prints, scans, and copies, Print crystal clear color photos up to 9600x2400 dpi
Ultra-fast printing speeds as high as 33 ppm, Built-in Wi-Fi allows for wireless printingm Measures 17.79 x 15.97 x 8.17 inches (WxDxH); weighs 16.4 pounds; 1-year limited warranty

HP 564 Photo Value Pak : well heck you need ink to print don't you?

Microsoft Office Home and Student Edition 2007 (Student - Teacher Edition) 1 copy; 3 licenses : OMG this is the best. this is the program I will be teaching in my class next year. I can learn it before I get it. That is if we are able to budget for it. The economy is causing many school districts to cut back and software and technology is the first place to cut.

This is THE Essential software suite for home computer users makes it a pleasure to complete schoolwork and other tasks, Includes 2007 versions of Excel, PowerPoint, Word, and OneNote, Intuitive user interface that exposes commonly used commands; updated graphics and formatting galleries help you to easily produce high-quality documents, Work with confidence and security thanks to the improved automatic Document Recovery tool and the Document Inspector tool, which removes personally identifiable information from your document, Enhanced Help system includes online tutorials with step-by-step instructions; includes OneNote, a digital notebook that helps you gather, organize, and search many types of information in one place

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