It's almost back to school time and we have a pretty sweet prize package to give away to one lucky reader, thanks to HP and Microsoft.
The Prize Pack:
HP is celebrating back to school by promoting their “companion” set of notebooks.
HP’s “companion” product bundle consists of a powerful notebook (HP dv6), a portable netbook (HP Mini 110), and sync software (Syncables) to keep them both connected and able to share files between each other. The “companion” bundle provides flexibility, mobility, and power making it a perfect set up for college students.
Here's what we'll be giving away in our contest, which will run August 17-21.
(1) HP dv6 notebook
(1) HP mini netbook
(1) Timbuk2 bag
This giveaway has officially ended. Check out other sites participating in the HP Back to School giveaway.
The HP dv6 notebook
Details of the the contest will not be announced until August 17.
The HP dv6 laptop comes equipped with Intel Core 2 Duo P7350, Windows Vista Ultimate 64 bit, 4GB RAM, 500GB SATA HDD, BluRay ROM SuperMulti with LightScribe, HP webcam, integrated fingerprint reader, WiFi 802.11 a/g/n, 16” display (1366x768 pixels), ATI Mobility Radeon HD4650 Graphics, and Altec Lansing built-in speakers.
The HP Mini 110 netbook is built with Intel Atom 270, Windows XP Home Edition SP3, 1GB RAM, 10.1” display (1024x576 pixels), 160GB SATA HDD, HP webcam, WiFi 802.11b/g, 6 cell battery, and best of all it weighs just 2.89 lbs.
The HP Mini Netbook
Timbuk2 makes high quality bags for notebooks. This giveaway will feature a customized Timbuk2 bag to carry all your gear in. What's great about the Timbuk2 bag is that it's big and well-built allowing you to easily carry both your laptop and your textbooks.
The Perfect Pair
Netbooks provide great ultra-portability with their lightweight and compact design, making the HP mini a solid option for bringing to class and taking notes and offering quick and easy access to the Internet. But with their smaller size, netbooks can be limited in their use and a typical PC user will need a bigger, more powerful machine for important tasks.
This is where the dv6 notebook comes in.
The HP dv6 is a fast and powerful notebook that is well-equipped to handle all of your computer-related tasks in college. It sports a nice big 16” screen and looks pretty flashy as well.
So, with these two “companions” you have portability with one, and size and power with the other, putting in your arsenal a great pair of laptops to tackle all your challenges throughout the school year. HP offers a great combo at a very affordable price for budget conscious students.
Where you will really get the advantage of two laptops is when paired with the Syncables software.
This special software allows you to sync both machines together so you’ll always have the files you need on both machines. This way you can bring the smaller, more manageable HP mini with you to class, while leaving your bigger, do-everything notebook back at your dorm and still be able to access the same files on each computer.
24 other websites are giving away the same package as part of the HP Back to School Giveaway, giving you 25 chances to win 2 laptops.
HP Back to School: Better Together Giveaway
As the chart shows, we will not be announcing details of the contest until August 17. Check back then, or stay on top of updates by subscribing by RSS, by email, or by following us on Twitter.
HP is offering exclusive limited-time coupons just for the HP Back to School promotion.
The current deal:
GET $200 OFF on any customizable configuration of the HP Pavilion dv2z laptop
Deal is available August 26-28.
Use coupon code NBM2356 at checkout to redeem discount.
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