HP Giveaway: Free Laptop Computers
This is the HP Pavilion HDX notebook computer that retails at $5,100. This sleek and very powerful laptop with a 20.1” screen is a perfect desktop replacement and ideal for gaming, entertainment and all other computing tasks.
The very exciting news is that we are giving away this gorgeous HP laptop computer for free to one of our readers.
Anyone in the world can participate in the giveaway - you could be a geek, mom, educator, software developer, home maker, photographer, web designer, student, management guru, blogger, journalist, writer and from another profession.
To win this very expensive laptop computer, you just have to talk about stuff that you already love. You may write about your favorite software tools & websites or share ways that help you stay more productive or you may develop something new from scratch.
I have put some examples here to give you an idea on what you can do to claim this laptop but feel free to think beyond this list - be creative, be unique.
* If you are an expert at Microsoft Office, Photoshop, iTunes, Outlook, Firefox or any other software, you may write a tutorial (with screenshots) explaining some lesser-known but useful features of that program. Your write-up could be about a single feature or you could create a list or just produce a video screencast.
* If you are web designer or developer, you may consider writing a Firefox extension, a new WordPress theme or a WordPress Plugin.
* If you are into web applications, you may try creating some mashup using available APIs in Google Maps, YouTube, Flickr, twitter, Yahoo! Pipes, Google Docs, etc. Or you could create a new Google Gadget, a Facebook App or use the OpenSocial platform to create an Orkut app.
* If you are into gadgets and mobile phones, you may share different ways in which you use that gadget - for example, you can read PDF file in iPod.
* If you are a software developer, you may write some utility program that makes our tech life more productive or solves some annoying problem.
* If you are from the education community, you can share innovative ways in which your teachers & students are making use of software and Internet that may benefit other educational institutes as well.
* If you are not a geek or a tech-savvy person, you can still participate in the giveaway - just write about your favorite things. For instance, moms can share a list of best websites for kids and why you recommend these sites. If you are enthusiastic about photography, you may share secrets that can make our photographs look more interesting. Home makers may write tips on how to arrange home or office space to stay more productive.
The choices are endless. And to reiterate, what you read above are only sample ideas. Think beyond the list.
1. You could be based in US, UK, India, Singapore, France, Egypt or any other country in the world - the machine will be shipped to your doorstep for free. The import custom duties that may applicable in your country will also be paid via FedEx.
2. You can submit any number of entries. It can be any format like Word document, email, PDF, video, etc.
3. Please submit only original stories / articles / hacks / ideas. If you have already shared that article on a public website, please do not use it for the contest.
4. Once you submit an entry, we can publish it on our blog while giving you full credit. If you are submitting a software utility, plugin, theme or a mashup - you need to provide the full source code as well though you remain the owner.
5. The last date for receiving entries is Friday - May 23, 2008.
6. The winner will be decided based on creativity, usefulness, uniqueness and so on. It won’t be a random drawing.
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Amit Agarwal is a Google Developer Expert in Google Workspace and Google Apps Script. He holds an engineering degree in Computer Science (I.I.T.) and is the first professional blogger in India.
Amit has developed several popular Google add-ons including Mail Merge for Gmail and Document Studio. Read more on Lifehacker and YourStory