$6000 HP Magic Giveaway Contest!

Welcome…

To the $6,000 Geeks to Go HP Magic Giveaway contest!

What?

One winner will receive a prize package valued at over $6,000! Including all of the following:

Brought to you by HP, Microsoft, and geekstogo.com.

How?

At Geeks to Go we share the magic. Our tech experts provide free tech help in our forums. We share our technical knowledge with others in need. We get a magical feeling whenever we get a heartfelt thanks from someone we’ve been able to help.

This prize package contains an embarrassment of riches. We’re going to ask our contest winner to share the feeling that comes from giving magic. To enter our contest, simply reply in the comments with what part of the prize package you’d share, and with whom you’d share it (no full names please). The winner will be drawn at random from the qualified entries. So, while there’s no need for a long entry, I and others may enjoy reading them.

The holidays are a time for giving. Many organizations and individuals are in need. We recommend a donation to an organization, not an individual or relative, but the final decision is yours. If requested, we can mail your donation anywhere in the world. We also want to hear your story! If possible, take videos or photos of your recipient, along with a story of the donation. We’d like to publish it, and share your experience of giving magic.

When?

The winner will be drawn from qualified comments posted between December 04, 2008, and December 10, 2008 12PM (noon) CST. Our announcement will be posted shortly after noon (CST) on December 10, 2008 (subscribe to our RSS feed). The winner will also be notified via the email address they used to comment. If 24 hours goes by without a reply, a new winner will be chosen.

Who?

This is an international competition. We will ship the prize package, including any donated portion to anyone worldwide (as permitted by US law). Staff members of this site (including GeekU), previous winners from other sites participating in this contest, and employees of HP, Microsoft, and BuzzCorps are not allowed to enter — bummer.

The Rules

  1. Entries accepted as comments in this post only. Entries in any other areas of the site will not be counted.
  2. ONE entry per person. Those entering more than once will be disqualified (it’s easy to catch).
  3. Contest dates and times. Only comments submitted between 12:01am CDT Dec 04, 2008 and 12:00pm (noon) Dec 10, 2008.
  4. Geeks to Go is a family friendly site. Any submissions that break this rule will be disqualified, and removed.
  5. This is an international competition. As allowed by US law, everyone is allowed to enter. Not allowed to enter are Geeks to Go staff members, and GeekU members. Nor, employees of HP, Microsoft and Buzzcorps. Previous winners of other HP Magic contests can not win again.
  6. You must provide a valid email address with your comment. The winner will be notified using the email address provided. If no response to the notification email is received within 24 hours, a new winner will be chosen.
  7. A US winner will receive payment from HP, Microsoft and Buzzcorps to offset the tax liability.
  8. Geeks to Go reserves the right to change the rules of this contest as needed.
Don’t forget there are 49 other sites running their own contests. Participate in some, or all of them!
Two other contests starting today!
  • UncleJohn

    I would most likely just take a laptop and desktop for myself, the rest I would give to my manager, his wife, and family as they are on some rather old systems and im always up there tinkering just to make them run for the next day. I would love for everyone involved to have a reliable computer. We also are working on a organization soon and for that we REALLY need computers that can stay up and running worrie free. This would be the answer to such a dillema. Not to mention my mom could use a computer to talk to my sisters and brothers whom have all moved away. So I think one of them would have to go to her for sure.

    Its amazing that HP and those they asked to do this, are fallowing through. What a great way to show christmas spirit!

  • UncleJohn

    I would most likely just take a laptop and desktop for myself, the rest I would give to my manager, his wife, and family as they are on some rather old systems and im always up there tinkering just to make them run for the next day. I would love for everyone involved to have a reliable computer. We also are working on a organization soon and for that we REALLY need computers that can stay up and running worrie free. This would be the answer to such a dillema. Not to mention my mom could use a computer to talk to my sisters and brothers whom have all moved away. So I think one of them would have to go to her for sure.

    Its amazing that HP and those they asked to do this, are fallowing through. What a great way to show christmas spirit!

  • Saud

    I would use HP HDX as home computer, give the HP Netbook to my older sister since she travels a lot to work and has college work, give the HP HDX to my older brother who goes to college, and keep the other HP notebook for my school assignments.

  • Lakshmi Narasimha Guptha

    Udavum Karangal (Helping Hands) is a registered non-governmental, non-religious and non-profit social service organization, established in 1983, with sole objective of serving people in distress who are orphans & destitutes.

    I will give away:
    [1]HP MediaSmart Connect: watch an unboxing video here
    [2]HP Pavilion dv4 series Entertainment Notebook PC (with Windows Live)
    [3]Microsoft Windows Live
    [4]Corel VideoStudio X2
    [5]HP Photosmart C6380 Wireless AIO (printer)
    [6]HP 564 Photo Value Pak

  • Saud

    I would use HP HDX as home computer, give the HP Netbook to my older sister since she travels a lot to work and has college work, give the HP HDX to my older brother who goes to college, and keep the other HP notebook for my school assignments.

  • Lakshmi Narasimha Guptha

    Udavum Karangal (Helping Hands) is a registered non-governmental, non-religious and non-profit social service organization, established in 1983, with sole objective of serving people in distress who are orphans & destitutes.

    I will give away:
    [1]HP MediaSmart Connect: watch an unboxing video here
    [2]HP Pavilion dv4 series Entertainment Notebook PC (with Windows Live)
    [3]Microsoft Windows Live
    [4]Corel VideoStudio X2
    [5]HP Photosmart C6380 Wireless AIO (printer)
    [6]HP 564 Photo Value Pak

  • Griff

    I would definitely keep the TouchSmart, and one of the laptops. I can't pick right now though, they are all TOO SWEET!!

    I have a few good friends that could use these those. A good friend of mine, Keri, is planning on moving to another college with hey Boyfriend. I figure she could use one to help her out.

    MY father could use one as well for his teachings, so he would definitely get one.

  • Griff

    I would definitely keep the TouchSmart, and one of the laptops. I can't pick right now though, they are all TOO SWEET!!

    I have a few good friends that could use these those. A good friend of mine, Keri, is planning on moving to another college with hey Boyfriend. I figure she could use one to help her out.

    MY father could use one as well for his teachings, so he would definitely get one.

  • Fort

    I'd love to have the TouchSmart for myself! But, I'd be happy to share the entertainment laptop with my mom (to replace her ancient Toshiba with it's Cel1000), my sister could use the netbook (to replace her Dell P4 that was brought back to life with a 13GB hard drive) And the premium laptop could go to a friend of mine that's been very important in my life to replace her long suffering Duron 1000 and IBM 570 laptop. We'd share the printer (to replace the printers we use now). And then I'd pass on the computers we are no longer using to the local woman's shelter, to which I have donated computers previously.

  • Fort

    I'd love to have the TouchSmart for myself! But, I'd be happy to share the entertainment laptop with my mom (to replace her ancient Toshiba with it's Cel1000), my sister could use the netbook (to replace her Dell P4 that was brought back to life with a 13GB hard drive) And the premium laptop could go to a friend of mine that's been very important in my life to replace her long suffering Duron 1000 and IBM 570 laptop. We'd share the printer (to replace the printers we use now). And then I'd pass on the computers we are no longer using to the local woman's shelter, to which I have donated computers previously.

  • Michell

    All I'd keep for myself would be the printer because this is what I need the most, and possibly the Kung Fu Panda BD disc, of course :)

    I'd give the rest off to members of my family as their gear - or lack of same - is either old or nonexistent.

  • Michell

    All I'd keep for myself would be the printer because this is what I need the most, and possibly the Kung Fu Panda BD disc, of course :)

    I'd give the rest off to members of my family as their gear - or lack of same - is either old or nonexistent.

  • http://photo.nathanchan.frih.net Nathan

    The HP HDX 18 Notebook would go to my father who's for the past year saying he needs a new computer and is still using an old 300 MHz desktop running Windows 98 :(.

    The HP Pavilion dv4t, HP Photosmart C6380 Wireless AIO multifunction, and Microsoft Office 2007 would go to my brother so he could have something to for school assignments and take notes.

  • http://photo.nathanchan.frih.net Nathan

    The HP HDX 18 Notebook would go to my father who's for the past year saying he needs a new computer and is still using an old 300 MHz desktop running Windows 98 :(.

    The HP Pavilion dv4t, HP Photosmart C6380 Wireless AIO multifunction, and Microsoft Office 2007 would go to my brother so he could have something to for school assignments and take notes.

  • Ed Y

    I will set most of the systems up at my sister's clinic. She's a pediatrician and most of her patients are not that well off, so we had fun-for-kid furniture and books to make their trips more enjoyable. What the place is lacking are computers and tv/vid monitors.

    I'll keep the Corel VideoStudio X2 and the mini 1000.
    I think the clinic doesn't need two notebooks, so I'll ask my sister where should we put one of it to better use.

  • Ed Y

    I will set most of the systems up at my sister's clinic. She's a pediatrician and most of her patients are not that well off, so we had fun-for-kid furniture and books to make their trips more enjoyable. What the place is lacking are computers and tv/vid monitors.

    I'll keep the Corel VideoStudio X2 and the mini 1000.
    I think the clinic doesn't need two notebooks, so I'll ask my sister where should we put one of it to better use.

  • http://anotherubuntu.blogspot.com Mads Rosendahl

    Well, I would give everything away except the TouchSmart. I think it's wonderful that HP will make sure that a lot of people will have merry Christmas. It would be nothing less that brilliant if I were to give away these amazing presents.

  • http://anotherubuntu.blogspot.com Mads Rosendahl

    Well, I would give everything away except the TouchSmart. I think it's wonderful that HP will make sure that a lot of people will have merry Christmas. It would be nothing less that brilliant if I were to give away these amazing presents.

  • Ben Stabley

    Thank you to you and HP for doing this contest. I'm an Assistant English Teacher in rural Japan. If I am selected to win, I would give most of the prize to the middle and elementary school I work at in my village. The school's website is: http://fish.miracle.ne.jp/chibuchu/ . The village, Chibu Village, is on a small island in the Sea of Japan. The middle school has 13 students in 7th-9th grade, and the elementary school has 29 students in 1st-6th grade. While they do have some computers, they are very old--they're running Windows 2000, I think. Lately, I've been working on writing a Japanese-English dictionary program which displays pictures and uses Windows speech synthesis to provide pronunciation. I don't think these old computer are up to the task, and I would like a PC dedicated for the children to use. The elementary school could also use the printer, and perhaps the middle school could use the video software to create videos, if it has support for Japanese. Also, I would give the Mini 1000 to my girlfriend, because she has no computer and would like a netbook for college.

  • Ben Stabley

    Thank you to you and HP for doing this contest. I'm an Assistant English Teacher in rural Japan. If I am selected to win, I would give most of the prize to the middle and elementary school I work at in my village. The school's website is: http://fish.miracle.ne.jp/chibuchu/ . The village, Chibu Village, is on a small island in the Sea of Japan. The middle school has 13 students in 7th-9th grade, and the elementary school has 29 students in 1st-6th grade. While they do have some computers, they are very old--they're running Windows 2000, I think. Lately, I've been working on writing a Japanese-English dictionary program which displays pictures and uses Windows speech synthesis to provide pronunciation. I don't think these old computer are up to the task, and I would like a PC dedicated for the children to use. The elementary school could also use the printer, and perhaps the middle school could use the video software to create videos, if it has support for Japanese. Also, I would give the Mini 1000 to my girlfriend, because she has no computer and would like a netbook for college.

  • Simon

    If I was to win, I would give the HP touchsmart desktop PC to my family as I personally feel it's a great family computer (and looks amazing to), who wouldn't want a touch screen! The HP pavilion dv4 I would give to my sister as she's at uni and currently has a brick of a laptop. The HP mini 1000 I would probably use for uni as I have a stone aged laptop. As for the hp mediasmart connect digital media receiver - definately for family. The wireless printer/hp 564 Photo value pack, again, for family. Vista, would be for my dad as his computer needs upgrading! And, the rest of the software would definately be a gift to friends.

  • Simon

    If I was to win, I would give the HP touchsmart desktop PC to my family as I personally feel it's a great family computer (and looks amazing to), who wouldn't want a touch screen! The HP pavilion dv4 I would give to my sister as she's at uni and currently has a brick of a laptop. The HP mini 1000 I would probably use for uni as I have a stone aged laptop. As for the hp mediasmart connect digital media receiver - definately for family. The wireless printer/hp 564 Photo value pack, again, for family. Vista, would be for my dad as his computer needs upgrading! And, the rest of the software would definately be a gift to friends.

  • Martin

    I used to volunteer in the IT Department at Bootstrap Enterprises, http://www.bootstrap.org.uk, which is a training and support provider which focuses on helping the local community, businesses and teenagers find work, gain qualifications, get support and help, they also refurbish and donate computers to charities. We would collect unwanted hardware and strip them into parts and make computers that we then donated computers to all who needed not just charities but needy members of the public, we also would go out to businesses and the local council and provide free tech support and training. If i won i would be donating some of the hardware to Bootstrap for them to use in-house and lend out to businesses and charities who need them, if i win i would keep one laptop for myself, give one to my father who has just come out of hospital after a major operation and the rest I will share out appropriately.

  • http://blog.mrbrammer.com Evan Brammer

    Let's start here:

    I have the privilege of working for a fantastic education organization in Indonesia that builds high-quality international schools for the wealthier Indonesians and then uses that money to benefit the less fortunate. These are referred as "pelita" schools. I teach at Sekolah Pelita Harapan in Lippo Cikarang. My wife and two kids moved with me here half a year ago from the States to be a part of this great work.

    What is great about what the Foundation does is that they take the money they "make" from the higher level "pelita" schools to then build two other types of schools: "dian" schools for the middle class (these schools break even as far as funding goes) and then "lentara" schools (where all of there funding comes from outside sources because the students families are unable to pay for an education).

    The mission of the Foundation is to build ten pelita schools, one hundred dian schools, and one thousand lentara village schools. What is great about the lentara schools are they are completely free to the students, most of which would have no opportunity for an education. They are in Indonesian villages and while they are staffed with high quality Indonesian teachers, they still have very limited access to quality resources. That is where the magic begins.

    What I would do with with the HP Magic Giveaway computers is to help every level of the schools that I mentioned to give them better opportunities at a world class education.

    First, I would set up the Touchsmart in my classroom, giving my students (the future leaders of this burgeoning nation) a jumpstart into 21st century learning; helping them to not only be content consumers, but more importantly content producers. We would use it to create dynamic kml tours for Google Earth for geography and blogging for English. We could then use those and many more resources that the students and teachers create to pass down to both the dian and lentara village schools.

    We (my class) would donate one of the laptops to a nearby (or faraway) lentara village school so that the teachers and students from both my school and the lentara school can exchange ideas, lessons, and friendships. This would greatly benefit both parties as the lentara schools would have better access to content and the pelita students would be able to have a greater knowledge of a constituency here in Indonesia that all too often is forgotten: the village poor.

    For the remaining computers (and Kung-Fu Panda), they would most likely be used as tools in one of the three levels of schools. I can see the Mini 1000 being used as a field computer to gather data from the eco-garden that we are trying to build. The other laptop could be used as a mobile training computer, used to train both dian and lentara staff in new methodology. Truly, the opportunities in education would be endless.

    Thank you for even giving us the opportunity to compete.

  • Martin

    I used to volunteer in the IT Department at Bootstrap Enterprises, http://www.bootstrap.org.uk, which is a training and support provider which focuses on helping the local community, businesses and teenagers find work, gain qualifications, get support and help, they also refurbish and donate computers to charities. We would collect unwanted hardware and strip them into parts and make computers that we then donated computers to all who needed not just charities but needy members of the public, we also would go out to businesses and the local council and provide free tech support and training. If i won i would be donating some of the hardware to Bootstrap for them to use in-house and lend out to businesses and charities who need them, if i win i would keep one laptop for myself, give one to my father who has just come out of hospital after a major operation and the rest I will share out appropriately.

  • http://blog.mrbrammer.com Evan Brammer

    Let's start here:

    I have the privilege of working for a fantastic education organization in Indonesia that builds high-quality international schools for the wealthier Indonesians and then uses that money to benefit the less fortunate. These are referred as "pelita" schools. I teach at Sekolah Pelita Harapan in Lippo Cikarang. My wife and two kids moved with me here half a year ago from the States to be a part of this great work.

    What is great about what the Foundation does is that they take the money they "make" from the higher level "pelita" schools to then build two other types of schools: "dian" schools for the middle class (these schools break even as far as funding goes) and then "lentara" schools (where all of there funding comes from outside sources because the students families are unable to pay for an education).

    The mission of the Foundation is to build ten pelita schools, one hundred dian schools, and one thousand lentara village schools. What is great about the lentara schools are they are completely free to the students, most of which would have no opportunity for an education. They are in Indonesian villages and while they are staffed with high quality Indonesian teachers, they still have very limited access to quality resources. That is where the magic begins.

    What I would do with with the HP Magic Giveaway computers is to help every level of the schools that I mentioned to give them better opportunities at a world class education.

    First, I would set up the Touchsmart in my classroom, giving my students (the future leaders of this burgeoning nation) a jumpstart into 21st century learning; helping them to not only be content consumers, but more importantly content producers. We would use it to create dynamic kml tours for Google Earth for geography and blogging for English. We could then use those and many more resources that the students and teachers create to pass down to both the dian and lentara village schools.

    We (my class) would donate one of the laptops to a nearby (or faraway) lentara village school so that the teachers and students from both my school and the lentara school can exchange ideas, lessons, and friendships. This would greatly benefit both parties as the lentara schools would have better access to content and the pelita students would be able to have a greater knowledge of a constituency here in Indonesia that all too often is forgotten: the village poor.

    For the remaining computers (and Kung-Fu Panda), they would most likely be used as tools in one of the three levels of schools. I can see the Mini 1000 being used as a field computer to gather data from the eco-garden that we are trying to build. The other laptop could be used as a mobile training computer, used to train both dian and lentara staff in new methodology. Truly, the opportunities in education would be endless.

    Thank you for even giving us the opportunity to compete.

  • Brian Hughes

    I am giving the TouchSmart to my parents. The three laptops to my two brothers (one just started college, other just got his first job), and my brother in law who is a high school english teacher.

    All of the software will also be distributed between them.

    I am only keeping MediaSmart Connect and Kung-Fu Panda, which is still going to be used with my roommates!

  • Brian Hughes

    I am giving the TouchSmart to my parents. The three laptops to my two brothers (one just started college, other just got his first job), and my brother in law who is a high school english teacher.

    All of the software will also be distributed between them.

    I am only keeping MediaSmart Connect and Kung-Fu Panda, which is still going to be used with my roommates!

  • Peter Franco

    i would give a laptop to my friend who is a real needy person, the reaming stuff except the touch smart i would donate to my church funded nursery school, they really don't have much technology their at all to help them, if I'm not mistaken i think one of them even use's an ancient typewriter, I'm sure if I win i would be even more happy to donate it to this school.

  • Peter Franco

    i would give a laptop to my friend who is a real needy person, the reaming stuff except the touch smart i would donate to my church funded nursery school, they really don't have much technology their at all to help them, if I'm not mistaken i think one of them even use's an ancient typewriter, I'm sure if I win i would be even more happy to donate it to this school.

  • eli2k

    I would use the Mini 1000 for school, taking it to lecture with me, and use the HDX at home in my dorm. I would give the Desktop and the Media Receiver to my mom, who likes to watch lots of Asian dramas. My uncle needs a new laptop, so I would give him the dv4 laptop. He also is a photographer, so he would like the printer. I would give the Kung Fu Panda to my little cousin. Not sure what I would do with the rest of the software, maybe donate it somewhere.

  • eli2k

    I would use the Mini 1000 for school, taking it to lecture with me, and use the HDX at home in my dorm. I would give the Desktop and the Media Receiver to my mom, who likes to watch lots of Asian dramas. My uncle needs a new laptop, so I would give him the dv4 laptop. He also is a photographer, so he would like the printer. I would give the Kung Fu Panda to my little cousin. Not sure what I would do with the rest of the software, maybe donate it somewhere.

  • Vickie Bartlett

    What a great sweeps.

    I would give my Dad the Entertainment Laptop and MediaSmart Connect. He's lost a lot of his mobility since retiring and these would keep him busy.

    The mini computer would go to my roommate.

    The Premium notebook would be mine.

    The rest would be shared here at home.

  • Vickie Bartlett

    What a great sweeps.

    I would give my Dad the Entertainment Laptop and MediaSmart Connect. He's lost a lot of his mobility since retiring and these would keep him busy.

    The mini computer would go to my roommate.

    The Premium notebook would be mine.

    The rest would be shared here at home.

  • Miguel Hernandez

    I'll give the bigger laptop to my brother for his work, and the mini laptop to her sister-in-law who's starting college soon.

  • Miguel Hernandez

    I'll give the bigger laptop to my brother for his work, and the mini laptop to her sister-in-law who's starting college soon.

  • Andrew C

    I would share one of the laptops with my uncle, the printer with my sister, and the desktop with a charity. And by share I mean give of course.

  • Andrew C

    I would share one of the laptops with my uncle, the printer with my sister, and the desktop with a charity. And by share I mean give of course.

  • Srinivasarao Vundavalli

    I use 2 laptops for my village. Most of the people know basics of the computers. Many people have poor economic background and they want to study and reach a good position. These laptops can be very useful for them where they can use it freely anytime. I will also get the Internet connection for them which will be much more useful for the students. And also our institute has a very good service, e-Sagu: An IT based Personalized Agricultural Extension System, for farmers. Most of the farmers in our village can access this service using these laptops. It will be of great use for the farmers and the students.

    In brief, I will use the 2 laptops i) to familiarize the village people in using computers and internet, ii) to provide the training freely (this may take some time to regularize) iii) to provide free e-mail fecilities for the people who have their relatives staying outside the village(mostly abroad and longer distance) and some other services totally freely.

    The above idea have been in my mind for a long time. But as I can’t afford to buy the required accessories alone, I have been waiting for funds from my friends to implement the above. Currently I am studying…so I am not able to buy the computers…Adding to the above laptops I will try to collect some funds from my friends and buy some more accessories to make it successful.

    And I will use the remainig package for my research work and entertainment while also using them for the 2nd cause when needed.

  • Srinivasarao Vundavalli

    I use 2 laptops for my village. Most of the people know basics of the computers. Many people have poor economic background and they want to study and reach a good position. These laptops can be very useful for them where they can use it freely anytime. I will also get the Internet connection for them which will be much more useful for the students. And also our institute has a very good service, e-Sagu: An IT based Personalized Agricultural Extension System, for farmers. Most of the farmers in our village can access this service using these laptops. It will be of great use for the farmers and the students.

    In brief, I will use the 2 laptops i) to familiarize the village people in using computers and internet, ii) to provide the training freely (this may take some time to regularize) iii) to provide free e-mail fecilities for the people who have their relatives staying outside the village(mostly abroad and longer distance) and some other services totally freely.

    The above idea have been in my mind for a long time. But as I can’t afford to buy the required accessories alone, I have been waiting for funds from my friends to implement the above. Currently I am studying…so I am not able to buy the computers…Adding to the above laptops I will try to collect some funds from my friends and buy some more accessories to make it successful.

    And I will use the remainig package for my research work and entertainment while also using them for the 2nd cause when needed.

  • http://www.twitter.com/screename Matthew

    I would share most of the winnings with my family and friends. More specifically I would give one of the laptops to my brother, as well as sharing the PC with the rest of my family over Christmas. I would keep the other notebook to my self as a birthday present, as I am 17 on the 9th December! What a present that would be if I win!

  • http://www.twitter.com/screename Matthew

    I would share most of the winnings with my family and friends. More specifically I would give one of the laptops to my brother, as well as sharing the PC with the rest of my family over Christmas. I would keep the other notebook to my self as a birthday present, as I am 17 on the 9th December! What a present that would be if I win!

  • Ashley

    The only item I would keep for myself is the HDX laptop, as my desktop is terrible and my laptop is broken. This would be great for supporting my work.

    Everything else in the package would go to a small children's school called Cherry Gardens in my local area. It's a very poor school so they don't have any good IT facilities, and most of the kids there come from poor backgrounds so it would be nice for them to have usage of good technology at the school. It will be a huge aid in their education and help them gain standard computer literacy skills and more. It will also open doors for more creativity from them.

  • Ashley

    The only item I would keep for myself is the HDX laptop, as my desktop is terrible and my laptop is broken. This would be great for supporting my work.

    Everything else in the package would go to a small children's school called Cherry Gardens in my local area. It's a very poor school so they don't have any good IT facilities, and most of the kids there come from poor backgrounds so it would be nice for them to have usage of good technology at the school. It will be a huge aid in their education and help them gain standard computer literacy skills and more. It will also open doors for more creativity from them.

  • Johns Mathew

    I would love to recieve this prize. If i get, surely i will keep the touchsmart pc, a laptop and printer for myself. And alsothe softwares too. Rest i will share with my friends here, most probably, with one who doesn't have a computer.
    Hoping to win the prize,
    May God Bless you, and ofcourse me too.

  • Johns Mathew

    I would love to recieve this prize. If i get, surely i will keep the touchsmart pc, a laptop and printer for myself. And alsothe softwares too. Rest i will share with my friends here, most probably, with one who doesn't have a computer.
    Hoping to win the prize,
    May God Bless you, and ofcourse me too.

  • Saso Naceski

    I will keep the HP Touch Smart, HP Mini 1000 and Kung Fu Panda (DVD only) for myself. Give digital media receiver to my neighbour who is always complaining about bad TV cable signal, and share everything else with first 3 or 4 persons who I meet after receiving the winning e-mail. ;-)

  • Saso Naceski

    I will keep the HP Touch Smart, HP Mini 1000 and Kung Fu Panda (DVD only) for myself. Give digital media receiver to my neighbour who is always complaining about bad TV cable signal, and share everything else with first 3 or 4 persons who I meet after receiving the winning e-mail. ;-)

  • Randi Lewis

    Zoe Rose was the most fragile of premature triplet girls. Zoe’s needs were complex, but it was her hearing loss that offered me the magnificent opportunity to get to know her, her family and the still-growing community of Zoe’s cheering squad.

    Zoe came home when she was almost 11 months old and she had a few glorious months with her mom and dad and her sisters Avery and Lily. Last February, Zoe fell ill and after a valient struggle to gain her strength, Zoe died in her mother’s arms.

    Zoe’s parents have started the Zoe Rose Memorial Foundation, an organization developed to support families of premature infants to access necessary information as they embark on their journey.

    This awesome prize package would offer the founding board the chance to get off the ground running, providing technology for the board members to start their important work, making contacts, developing a website and reaching out to families in need.

  • Randi Lewis

    Zoe Rose was the most fragile of premature triplet girls. Zoe’s needs were complex, but it was her hearing loss that offered me the magnificent opportunity to get to know her, her family and the still-growing community of Zoe’s cheering squad.

    Zoe came home when she was almost 11 months old and she had a few glorious months with her mom and dad and her sisters Avery and Lily. Last February, Zoe fell ill and after a valient struggle to gain her strength, Zoe died in her mother’s arms.

    Zoe’s parents have started the Zoe Rose Memorial Foundation, an organization developed to support families of premature infants to access necessary information as they embark on their journey.

    This awesome prize package would offer the founding board the chance to get off the ground running, providing technology for the board members to start their important work, making contacts, developing a website and reaching out to families in need.

  • Jonathan G

    If I was to win this prize, i would give the 2 notebooks away. One I would give to a family friend that doesn't have a computer but has been wanting one and planning on getting one. The second i would donate to a charity or organization who could use it or find someone that could use it. The rest of it will be shared with family and some given to friends.

  • Jonathan G

    If I was to win this prize, i would give the 2 notebooks away. One I would give to a family friend that doesn't have a computer but has been wanting one and planning on getting one. The second i would donate to a charity or organization who could use it or find someone that could use it. The rest of it will be shared with family and some given to friends.

  • Radu

    What HP and you are doing is amazing!
    The Christmas present would be shared like this:
    - 1 laptop for my crazy-for-advertising-with-a-very-slow-pc-for-rendering-prints girlfriend (she is very talented, but her pc is so slow that her ideas are somewhat tortured by the time she loses with rendering); you can see one of her works here. She really puts passion in what she does and I really think that a new laptop (a powerful one actually) will help her to follow her dream.
    - 2 laptops for two friends of mine who can’t afford one. We are part in a students’ programming team currently involved in a project that aims to build an open-source online platform for our University, at first, and then to distribute it to all universities that could make use of it. It should ease the tasks for professors, students and secretaries, building an online collaboration environment that would keep track of courses, schedules, official papers, etc. The fact that these 2 friends/colleagues of mine don’t afford buying laptops makes it so hard to write code while in the same study room and this really affects the code quality since the communication must be done using emails or chat rooms.
    - I would like to replace my old desktop, so I guess I would keep that one for me.
    - The media center would be a great gift for my parents and it sure would be a surprise to both of them. They both like to watch movies and listen music, so this would be just perfect. I wish I could buy them one if I don’t win…

    You see, creativity comes in many shapes: whether it’s about an advertorial print or some code that translates into an useful application, it’s all about creating and touching people’s minds in different ways. Talent without support is a lost cause. And this prize is the support one could have. It’s a start-up for my girlfriend’s career and a necessity for my two friends/colleagues (we study Computer Science; pretty ironical…). As for me, it would make my Christmas happier. But the real joy will be to see the smile on their faces and to know that I shared a great prize with people who deserve it.

    Please, help me help their talent grow.

    Thank you!

  • Radu

    What HP and you are doing is amazing!
    The Christmas present would be shared like this:
    - 1 laptop for my crazy-for-advertising-with-a-very-slow-pc-for-rendering-prints girlfriend (she is very talented, but her pc is so slow that her ideas are somewhat tortured by the time she loses with rendering); you can see one of her works here. She really puts passion in what she does and I really think that a new laptop (a powerful one actually) will help her to follow her dream.
    - 2 laptops for two friends of mine who can’t afford one. We are part in a students’ programming team currently involved in a project that aims to build an open-source online platform for our University, at first, and then to distribute it to all universities that could make use of it. It should ease the tasks for professors, students and secretaries, building an online collaboration environment that would keep track of courses, schedules, official papers, etc. The fact that these 2 friends/colleagues of mine don’t afford buying laptops makes it so hard to write code while in the same study room and this really affects the code quality since the communication must be done using emails or chat rooms.
    - I would like to replace my old desktop, so I guess I would keep that one for me.
    - The media center would be a great gift for my parents and it sure would be a surprise to both of them. They both like to watch movies and listen music, so this would be just perfect. I wish I could buy them one if I don’t win…

    You see, creativity comes in many shapes: whether it’s about an advertorial print or some code that translates into an useful application, it’s all about creating and touching people’s minds in different ways. Talent without support is a lost cause. And this prize is the support one could have. It’s a start-up for my girlfriend’s career and a necessity for my two friends/colleagues (we study Computer Science; pretty ironical…). As for me, it would make my Christmas happier. But the real joy will be to see the smile on their faces and to know that I shared a great prize with people who deserve it.

    Please, help me help their talent grow.

    Thank you!

  • Jalaj

    I am giving the TouchPC to Udayan CAre. The 2 laptops to my two brothers (one just started college, other just got his first job)

    All of the software will also be distributed between them.

    I am only keeping MediaSmart Connect and Kung-Fu Panda, which is still going to be used with my roommates!

  • Jalaj

    I am giving the TouchPC to Udayan CAre. The 2 laptops to my two brothers (one just started college, other just got his first job)

    All of the software will also be distributed between them.

    I am only keeping MediaSmart Connect and Kung-Fu Panda, which is still going to be used with my roommates!

  • Ossi Syvänne

    I would keep the mini and use it for university. I would also replace my old desktop with touchsmart which also would be my media center. I would give the bigger laptops to my brother and to my parents or to my best friend. My brother's only computer seems to be dying so he needs a new laptop for his studies. My parents need a new computer for their aging desktop and my friend can't afford to buy a laptop but needs one because he travels a lot for work.

    The printer would go to my girlfriend's mother whose 2nd job is accountant. She needs to print a lot more papers than I do.

    The movies would go as christmas presents for my and my girlfriend's godchildren.

  • Ossi Syvänne

    I would keep the mini and use it for university. I would also replace my old desktop with touchsmart which also would be my media center. I would give the bigger laptops to my brother and to my parents or to my best friend. My brother's only computer seems to be dying so he needs a new laptop for his studies. My parents need a new computer for their aging desktop and my friend can't afford to buy a laptop but needs one because he travels a lot for work.

    The printer would go to my girlfriend's mother whose 2nd job is accountant. She needs to print a lot more papers than I do.

    The movies would go as christmas presents for my and my girlfriend's godchildren.

  • JD

    # HP TouchSmart IQ816 AIO Desktop PC
    Would go to my parents, they keep kids who have been kicked out of their homes until foster families can be found.. And could use a computer for those kids to entertain themselves. :)

    # HP Pavilion dv4 series Entertainment Notebook PC
    My brother is in need of a computer as well, he lives in a tiny little apartment in which his current computer takes up most of it, so..

    # HP Mini 1000
    And another brother of mine, who works on the road, comes to mind.. I don't know if he'd be interested or not, but it sounds a good fit to me.

    # HP HDX 18 series Premium Notebook PC
    Would be mine, all mine.

  • JD

    # HP TouchSmart IQ816 AIO Desktop PC
    Would go to my parents, they keep kids who have been kicked out of their homes until foster families can be found.. And could use a computer for those kids to entertain themselves. :)

    # HP Pavilion dv4 series Entertainment Notebook PC
    My brother is in need of a computer as well, he lives in a tiny little apartment in which his current computer takes up most of it, so..

    # HP Mini 1000
    And another brother of mine, who works on the road, comes to mind.. I don't know if he'd be interested or not, but it sounds a good fit to me.

    # HP HDX 18 series Premium Notebook PC
    Would be mine, all mine.

  • Sushruta

    Firstly, thanks to HP & to all the participating sites for this oopportunity.
    I’m participating for myself & for our organization " Arushi " (http://www.arushi-india.org/) which means "The first ray of the sun" .This organization strives to integrate people with disabilities into the mainstream of society.

    Here are two pictures celebrating a recent festival with our kids.

    Picture 1 :- http://img389.imageshack.us/img389/4808/diwali1uu0.jpg

    Picture 2 :- http://img20.imageshack.us/img20/3098/diwali2qe2.jpg

    I already do have a computer & i seriously don’t need another.I would like to keep the Printer with me & let our organization decide how they will share the computers among the kids.We don’t have enough computers here in Arushi.Around 150 kids are sharing 10 old desktops.So, it would be highly helpful for us if they can get to use more computers. I hope you feel that Arushi is deserving.

  • Sushruta

    Firstly, thanks to HP & to all the participating sites for this oopportunity.
    I’m participating for myself & for our organization " Arushi " (http://www.arushi-india.org/) which means "The first ray of the sun" .This organization strives to integrate people with disabilities into the mainstream of society.

    Here are two pictures celebrating a recent festival with our kids.

    Picture 1 :- http://img389.imageshack.us/img389/4808/diwali1uu0.jpg

    Picture 2 :- http://img20.imageshack.us/img20/3098/diwali2qe2.jpg

    I already do have a computer & i seriously don’t need another.I would like to keep the Printer with me & let our organization decide how they will share the computers among the kids.We don’t have enough computers here in Arushi.Around 150 kids are sharing 10 old desktops.So, it would be highly helpful for us if they can get to use more computers. I hope you feel that Arushi is deserving.

  • Jamie Jahnke

    I would gift the two laptops, having recently purchased a very nice one for myself. I would give one to my nephew who lives with his grandmother and currently doesn't have a computer or even internet access. He's 13 years old and currently comes over to my home in order to do his school work. I would also likely give him the AIO-printer and MS Office (I already have Office Ultimate thanks to my college. The other laptop would be determined at a later time as I haven't yet determined who is really needing such a nice gift, the selection would likely be one of several registered 501.3c charities I work with. One run is the local food pantry / thrift store and they could use one for their accounting. The other provides lunches to thousands of under privileged students every day. I also might give it to my brother who has 4 children and is being laid off in 3 weeks, his current computer is sitting next to me with a dead motherboard.

  • Jamie Jahnke

    I would gift the two laptops, having recently purchased a very nice one for myself. I would give one to my nephew who lives with his grandmother and currently doesn't have a computer or even internet access. He's 13 years old and currently comes over to my home in order to do his school work. I would also likely give him the AIO-printer and MS Office (I already have Office Ultimate thanks to my college. The other laptop would be determined at a later time as I haven't yet determined who is really needing such a nice gift, the selection would likely be one of several registered 501.3c charities I work with. One run is the local food pantry / thrift store and they could use one for their accounting. The other provides lunches to thousands of under privileged students every day. I also might give it to my brother who has 4 children and is being laid off in 3 weeks, his current computer is sitting next to me with a dead motherboard.

  • Arif Lukito

    I most likely will keep the HP HDX 18 series Premium Notebook PC for myself if I win the prize and I will share the others with some of my best mates.

  • Arif Lukito

    I most likely will keep the HP HDX 18 series Premium Notebook PC for myself if I win the prize and I will share the others with some of my best mates.

  • Franco Cavadini

    Of the whole package I think I would take only the HDX notebook because I need a new laptop for my job, and maybe the mini 1000.
    As for the rest, the Touchsmart would be a great gift for my mother who surely needs a replacement for her desktop at work. The dv4 would go to my little cousin who's going to begin the high-school while the mediasmart would go to my best friend.
    Finally, I'll share whatever rests with my friends.

  • Franco Cavadini

    Of the whole package I think I would take only the HDX notebook because I need a new laptop for my job, and maybe the mini 1000.
    As for the rest, the Touchsmart would be a great gift for my mother who surely needs a replacement for her desktop at work. The dv4 would go to my little cousin who's going to begin the high-school while the mediasmart would go to my best friend.
    Finally, I'll share whatever rests with my friends.

  • http://www.clazh.com Arpit Jacob

    In case I win I this contest I would give the HP HDX 18 series Premium Notebook PC, HP Photosmart C6380 Wireless AIO multifunction, and Microsoft Office 2007, to Job Sudakar, a good friend of mine who is doing his PhD in Cancer Research at Sankara Nethralaya, Eye Hospital, Chennai, India. He joined for PhD about 6 months back and is badly in need of a laptop and cannot afford to buy one, since he borrowed money from me to pay for his educational fees.

    I would personally like to keep the HP Pavilion dv4 series Entertainment Notebook PC, since I quit my job two months back to become a freelance graphics designer and currently I do all my work on a two year old Pentium IV machine, it would make my work easier especially when dealing with clients.

    The rest I would donate to any NGO or charitable institute in my city.

  • http://www.clazh.com Arpit Jacob

    In case I win I this contest I would give the HP HDX 18 series Premium Notebook PC, HP Photosmart C6380 Wireless AIO multifunction, and Microsoft Office 2007, to Job Sudakar, a good friend of mine who is doing his PhD in Cancer Research at Sankara Nethralaya, Eye Hospital, Chennai, India. He joined for PhD about 6 months back and is badly in need of a laptop and cannot afford to buy one, since he borrowed money from me to pay for his educational fees.

    I would personally like to keep the HP Pavilion dv4 series Entertainment Notebook PC, since I quit my job two months back to become a freelance graphics designer and currently I do all my work on a two year old Pentium IV machine, it would make my work easier especially when dealing with clients.

    The rest I would donate to any NGO or charitable institute in my city.

  • Grant

    I would share the HDX notebook and the HP Mini with Creston Robotics. They are a team that participates in competitive robot building competitions, and have been funded primarily by the auto industry. Now their funding is in trouble and they really need new computers so they can learn C++ programming, Web development, media editing, and other high powered applications.

    I would give the touch screen desktop to my family who has never had a new computer in their lives (they have always gotten one from a friend or something like that) and I would keep the last hp laptop and share it with my sister.

  • Grant

    I would share the HDX notebook and the HP Mini with Creston Robotics. They are a team that participates in competitive robot building competitions, and have been funded primarily by the auto industry. Now their funding is in trouble and they really need new computers so they can learn C++ programming, Web development, media editing, and other high powered applications.

    I would give the touch screen desktop to my family who has never had a new computer in their lives (they have always gotten one from a friend or something like that) and I would keep the last hp laptop and share it with my sister.

  • Damian

    I would only keep the HDX laptop to replace my 6 year old Thinkpad. Also the blu-ray copy.
    The two other laptops, movie, and printer would go to my Mom, Sister, and Stepdad.
    The desktop would go to my father to replace his 8 year old desktop.
    I'm not sure what to do with Media Connect thing, mabye try to give it away to some one at school for them to do what they want with it.

  • Damian

    I would only keep the HDX laptop to replace my 6 year old Thinkpad. Also the blu-ray copy.
    The two other laptops, movie, and printer would go to my Mom, Sister, and Stepdad.
    The desktop would go to my father to replace his 8 year old desktop.
    I'm not sure what to do with Media Connect thing, mabye try to give it away to some one at school for them to do what they want with it.

  • SeBsZ

    I would keep the TouchSmart to myself, and give the rest to my girlfriend, her mother and my parents as they could definitely use some new hardware.

  • http://reluctanthippie.net David

    I will use the TouchSmart as a digital entertainment center for my home. I plan to use the MediaSmart connect in my living room to access the same digital media. I also plan to keep the Mini 1000. That looks like a great platform to play with.

    As a new Dad, I plan to donate the other two laptops, the printer and the rest to Children's National Medical Center. I'm sure they have a way to make this happen, and I'm sure they can use them to help children. Thanks!

  • SeBsZ

    I would keep the TouchSmart to myself, and give the rest to my girlfriend, her mother and my parents as they could definitely use some new hardware.

  • http://reluctanthippie.net David

    I will use the TouchSmart as a digital entertainment center for my home. I plan to use the MediaSmart connect in my living room to access the same digital media. I also plan to keep the Mini 1000. That looks like a great platform to play with.

    As a new Dad, I plan to donate the other two laptops, the printer and the rest to Children's National Medical Center. I'm sure they have a way to make this happen, and I'm sure they can use them to help children. Thanks!

  • http://craig-m.co.cc/ craig

    My friend Recently suffered structural damage after a tree hit there house in Brisbane's worst storm for over 20 years. (and we get some bad ones) I Think A laptop would really bitten their Christmas. My Brother really needs a laptop for university and he simply can't afford one with the drop in the Australian dollar. I won't list were everything is going but in short the only thing that I am keeping for myself is the touch smart so I can start up my freelance web design business. A touch screen makes designing a lot more efficient.

    Good luck to everyone and I hope someone who really deserves it wins.

  • http://craig-m.co.cc/ craig

    My friend Recently suffered structural damage after a tree hit there house in Brisbane's worst storm for over 20 years. (and we get some bad ones) I Think A laptop would really bitten their Christmas. My Brother really needs a laptop for university and he simply can't afford one with the drop in the Australian dollar. I won't list were everything is going but in short the only thing that I am keeping for myself is the touch smart so I can start up my freelance web design business. A touch screen makes designing a lot more efficient.

    Good luck to everyone and I hope someone who really deserves it wins.

  • Bakhtier Tukhtaev

    I read many good stuff here how people want to share their victory. I honestly will say that the package will stay within my family. I am very kind person, but I have a poor family. My family is not only me and my parents. It is my relatives. Most of them live in a village in Uzbekistan. It is very expensive for my family to buy computers or other technology products. So i think it will be great opportunity for them to know that there is internet and its benefits in their lifes. To understand this situation i will give you an example from everday life.
    Average salary of a family in Uzbekistan village is $100/per month. Average price of computers is $300 (a Pentium III with monitor and other features). Average price of a notebook is $1100. Do the math. I got a scholarship to study in London, because I learned English, when I was child. But most of my relatives they spend time in the village feeding cows and sheep. I think that it will help my family to learn more about technology and internet. Thank you for great opportunity

  • Bakhtier Tukhtaev

    I read many good stuff here how people want to share their victory. I honestly will say that the package will stay within my family. I am very kind person, but I have a poor family. My family is not only me and my parents. It is my relatives. Most of them live in a village in Uzbekistan. It is very expensive for my family to buy computers or other technology products. So i think it will be great opportunity for them to know that there is internet and its benefits in their lifes. To understand this situation i will give you an example from everday life.
    Average salary of a family in Uzbekistan village is $100/per month. Average price of computers is $300 (a Pentium III with monitor and other features). Average price of a notebook is $1100. Do the math. I got a scholarship to study in London, because I learned English, when I was child. But most of my relatives they spend time in the village feeding cows and sheep. I think that it will help my family to learn more about technology and internet. Thank you for great opportunity

  • http://goddess-of-7s.livejournal.com/15582.html?mode=reply Heather

    I will be graduating this December from the University of Georgia and about half of the prizes I plan to take to my biology classroom (classes start Jan 7th!) I've already seen my classroom and it is pretty awesome(but any room that I could call my own would be awesome!) Large with my own lab and Smartboard. There are bookshelves galore (I've already packed the books that I'm going to stuff them with). What I don't have in the classroom is a printer or any student computers (I'm already planning on bringing my own scanner). The photo printer and package would be just perfect as I am trying to switch over to a portfolio evaluation system (rather than just tests to gauge student progress) and pictures are very important to show actions like labs which are harder to put to paper.

    My mother (who is retiring and planning to travel) will get one of the laptops, the premium one (she's worth it--trust me). My sister has a bottom of the line laptop so I'd swap out her laptop for the entertainment notebook and hers would come to my classroom along with the mini (which will be awesome out in the field!). I admit that I really really want the TouchSmart for myself (I have no TV and this sounds like an awesome upgrade to viewing movies on my laptop. I think the student-teacher Microsoft office goes without speaking and I trust that I will find good use for the other items. I can't send any photos of my sister's computer as she lives two hours away and my classroom is (currently!) five hours away but I would be happy to send pictures of everybody getting their prizes (and my new tricked out classroom!) as proof if I win. Please tech my room!

    So item by item break down:

    Hardware

    • HP TouchSmart IQ816 PC Keeping for myself (yes I know I do feel a little guilty)
    • HP HDX 18 series Premium Notebook PC Giving to momma (she really, really is worth it)
    • HP MediaSmart Connect Going to my new school
    • HP Pavilion dv4 series Entertainment Notebook PC (with Windows Live) going to my sister (who will give me her current laptop for my classroom)
    • HP Mini 1000 (with XP) going to my classroom for field work
    Accessories

    • HP Photosmart C6380 Wireless AIO (printer) Classroom (yeah!)
    • HP 564 Photo Value Pak Classroom (double yay!)
    Software

    • Microsoft Windows Vista Ultimate/Home Premium or Microsoft Windows XP pre-installed on all units (Mini 1000 runs XP) Classroom
    • Microsoft Office Home and Student Edition 2007 (Student-Teacher Edition) – 1 DVD with 3 licenses say it with me--classroom
    • Microsoft Windows Live classroom
    • Corel VideoStudio X2 the classroom (woot woot!)
    Entertainment
    • Kung Fu Panda (2 widescreen DVDs; 1 widescreen Blu-ray disc) Okay I have to admit I'm not sure where I'd give this maybe the local library?

    You can tell that I've been entering some of the contests huh? Well that's okay, and even if I don't win I'll be happy because the most I really want from life is to spend it learning and share that joy with my students.

  • http://goddess-of-7s.livejournal.com/15582.html?mode=reply Heather

    I will be graduating this December from the University of Georgia and about half of the prizes I plan to take to my biology classroom (classes start Jan 7th!) I've already seen my classroom and it is pretty awesome(but any room that I could call my own would be awesome!) Large with my own lab and Smartboard. There are bookshelves galore (I've already packed the books that I'm going to stuff them with). What I don't have in the classroom is a printer or any student computers (I'm already planning on bringing my own scanner). The photo printer and package would be just perfect as I am trying to switch over to a portfolio evaluation system (rather than just tests to gauge student progress) and pictures are very important to show actions like labs which are harder to put to paper.

    My mother (who is retiring and planning to travel) will get one of the laptops, the premium one (she's worth it--trust me). My sister has a bottom of the line laptop so I'd swap out her laptop for the entertainment notebook and hers would come to my classroom along with the mini (which will be awesome out in the field!). I admit that I really really want the TouchSmart for myself (I have no TV and this sounds like an awesome upgrade to viewing movies on my laptop. I think the student-teacher Microsoft office goes without speaking and I trust that I will find good use for the other items. I can't send any photos of my sister's computer as she lives two hours away and my classroom is (currently!) five hours away but I would be happy to send pictures of everybody getting their prizes (and my new tricked out classroom!) as proof if I win. Please tech my room!

    So item by item break down:

    Hardware

    • HP TouchSmart IQ816 PC Keeping for myself (yes I know I do feel a little guilty)
    • HP HDX 18 series Premium Notebook PC Giving to momma (she really, really is worth it)
    • HP MediaSmart Connect Going to my new school
    • HP Pavilion dv4 series Entertainment Notebook PC (with Windows Live) going to my sister (who will give me her current laptop for my classroom)
    • HP Mini 1000 (with XP) going to my classroom for field work
    Accessories

    • HP Photosmart C6380 Wireless AIO (printer) Classroom (yeah!)
    • HP 564 Photo Value Pak Classroom (double yay!)
    Software

    • Microsoft Windows Vista Ultimate/Home Premium or Microsoft Windows XP pre-installed on all units (Mini 1000 runs XP) Classroom
    • Microsoft Office Home and Student Edition 2007 (Student-Teacher Edition) – 1 DVD with 3 licenses say it with me--classroom
    • Microsoft Windows Live classroom
    • Corel VideoStudio X2 the classroom (woot woot!)
    Entertainment
    • Kung Fu Panda (2 widescreen DVDs; 1 widescreen Blu-ray disc) Okay I have to admit I'm not sure where I'd give this maybe the local library?

    You can tell that I've been entering some of the contests huh? Well that's okay, and even if I don't win I'll be happy because the most I really want from life is to spend it learning and share that joy with my students.

  • http://www.kyletunney.com/ Kyle Tunney

    First of all I'd like to thank you and HP for hosting this contest. Now, down to the dirty work.

    With Christmas just around the corner I'd be the best guy in town with all th'HP TouchSmart IQ816 AIO Desktop PC' would go to one of my best friends as he has screwed his computer over too many times with all this chubby-porn. His computer has been so corrupted that not even geekstogo could help fix this it. Honestly, it gets annoying having to scan and fix his computer every few weeks.

    I'd like to keep the 'HP HDX 18 series Premium Notebook PC' & 'HP Photosmart C6380 Wireless AIO multifunction' as it would be perfect for my photography work.

    I'd give the 'HP Pavilion dv4 series Entertainment Notebook PC' to the family so they can watch dvds and check their mails on the go.

    The 'HP Mini 1000' would go to another one of my good friends, you see he was born with all things 'small'. So it would be rude to give him a BIG laptop and rub his face in it, so he'd get the mini ;).

    I would donate the 'HP MediaSmart Connect digital media receiver' to a local charity. The 'Microsoft Windows Vista Ultimate and Home Premium preinstalled', well if they were in a box I'd probably hike up a cliff and see how far I could throw them as I'm an XP Pro guy myself.

    Although I'd more than likely donate them to the above charity along with 'Microsoft Office 2007 Home and Student Edition', 'Microsoft Windows Live' & 'Corel VideoStudio X2'. Finally but not least I'd give Kung Fu panda to my nephews as they love it!

    Thanks for reading,
    Great Site!

  • http://www.kyletunney.com/ Kyle Tunney

    First of all I'd like to thank you and HP for hosting this contest. Now, down to the dirty work.

    With Christmas just around the corner I'd be the best guy in town with all th'HP TouchSmart IQ816 AIO Desktop PC' would go to one of my best friends as he has screwed his computer over too many times with all this chubby-porn. His computer has been so corrupted that not even geekstogo could help fix this it. Honestly, it gets annoying having to scan and fix his computer every few weeks.

    I'd like to keep the 'HP HDX 18 series Premium Notebook PC' & 'HP Photosmart C6380 Wireless AIO multifunction' as it would be perfect for my photography work.

    I'd give the 'HP Pavilion dv4 series Entertainment Notebook PC' to the family so they can watch dvds and check their mails on the go.

    The 'HP Mini 1000' would go to another one of my good friends, you see he was born with all things 'small'. So it would be rude to give him a BIG laptop and rub his face in it, so he'd get the mini ;).

    I would donate the 'HP MediaSmart Connect digital media receiver' to a local charity. The 'Microsoft Windows Vista Ultimate and Home Premium preinstalled', well if they were in a box I'd probably hike up a cliff and see how far I could throw them as I'm an XP Pro guy myself.

    Although I'd more than likely donate them to the above charity along with 'Microsoft Office 2007 Home and Student Edition', 'Microsoft Windows Live' & 'Corel VideoStudio X2'. Finally but not least I'd give Kung Fu panda to my nephews as they love it!

    Thanks for reading,
    Great Site!

  • Louis Senecal

    I would keep one laptop for myself and give the netbook to my son. The PC would go to my church (sthelenaschapel.org) and another system would go to my aunts organization she runs (hollyhelp.org). thanks for the contest

  • Louis Senecal

    I would keep one laptop for myself and give the netbook to my son. The PC would go to my church (sthelenaschapel.org) and another system would go to my aunts organization she runs (hollyhelp.org). thanks for the contest

  • remo26

    BHN"W

    I would keep the HDX for myself. I am still limping along with a 450 MHz pentium III with WinXP, 512MB RAM, and a 12 GB HDD.

    I would give the TouchSmart to my wife, who has an even older system. An HP Pavillion Pentium II with Win98. She would finally be able to publish the book she started writing several years ago.

    I would give the Mini 1000 to my son, who is 14, and hasd never had a computer. His interest in multimedia is limited by the slow capabilities of our family's machines.

    I would give the Pavilion dv4 to my mother- and father-in-law who have never had a computer of their own. It would be worth all the gifts just to see the look in their eyes when they received it. They would be able to listen to internet radio and news programs without having a time limit before someone had to take back their machine, and send e-mail and pictures of their grandkids.

  • remo26

    BHN"W

    I would keep the HDX for myself. I am still limping along with a 450 MHz pentium III with WinXP, 512MB RAM, and a 12 GB HDD.

    I would give the TouchSmart to my wife, who has an even older system. An HP Pavillion Pentium II with Win98. She would finally be able to publish the book she started writing several years ago.

    I would give the Mini 1000 to my son, who is 14, and hasd never had a computer. His interest in multimedia is limited by the slow capabilities of our family's machines.

    I would give the Pavilion dv4 to my mother- and father-in-law who have never had a computer of their own. It would be worth all the gifts just to see the look in their eyes when they received it. They would be able to listen to internet radio and news programs without having a time limit before someone had to take back their machine, and send e-mail and pictures of their grandkids.

  • http://fadingwhispers.org Jane

    I would keep the HDX laptop and MediaSmart for my work & personal use respectively.
    The HP Touchsmart + CorelStudio would go to the local school where I live (UGA).
    The KungFu panda, wireless printer and photo pack goes to a homeless shelter (Athens Area Homeless shelter)
    HP Mini & dv4 laptop will go to my family in Nigeria (nuclear family).
    MS Office will go to my father-in-law as well as the Windows Live subscriptions.

    Thanks!

    Sincerely,
    Jane

  • http://fadingwhispers.org Jane

    I would keep the HDX laptop and MediaSmart for my work & personal use respectively.
    The HP Touchsmart + CorelStudio would go to the local school where I live (UGA).
    The KungFu panda, wireless printer and photo pack goes to a homeless shelter (Athens Area Homeless shelter)
    HP Mini & dv4 laptop will go to my family in Nigeria (nuclear family).
    MS Office will go to my father-in-law as well as the Windows Live subscriptions.

    Thanks!

    Sincerely,
    Jane

  • Kevin P.

    I would probably keep the best laptop and then give the other one's away as Christmas gifts since I usually don't buy gifts during the Christmas season(I'm pretty much broke). The Kung Fu Panda DVD I would give to my younger cousins because they love that movie. The printer, while it doesn't have a fax on it but it would still be nice to give to my aunt even though she just bought one for $40.

  • Dan

    My 13 year old son has autism and is in desperate need of a new computer - I am also planning to give a laptop to his special needs classroom as their equipment is very dated. The computer helps them read, write, and communicate with others.

  • Kevin P.

    I would probably keep the best laptop and then give the other one's away as Christmas gifts since I usually don't buy gifts during the Christmas season(I'm pretty much broke). The Kung Fu Panda DVD I would give to my younger cousins because they love that movie. The printer, while it doesn't have a fax on it but it would still be nice to give to my aunt even though she just bought one for $40.

  • Dan

    My 13 year old son has autism and is in desperate need of a new computer - I am also planning to give a laptop to his special needs classroom as their equipment is very dated. The computer helps them read, write, and communicate with others.

  • Brian

    I would keep the TouchSmart for myself. The rest I would donate to our local nurseries. I think it is very important for the young kids to learn how to properly use computers in a fun and friendly environment. My goal on the TouchSmart is to write some fun interactive activities that kids would have fun and learn at the same time.

    Thank you!

  • Brian

    I would keep the TouchSmart for myself. The rest I would donate to our local nurseries. I think it is very important for the young kids to learn how to properly use computers in a fun and friendly environment. My goal on the TouchSmart is to write some fun interactive activities that kids would have fun and learn at the same time.

    Thank you!

  • man0000

    I will share most of it. Don't need more than a Notebook/Netbook (haven't decided yet).

    I want gift/help friends, family and my old techers who have started an association to help less favored children from "not conventional" families to keep a smile and have an opportunity. They have asked me to help them anyway I can and now this opportunity has landed in the precise moment to try it.
    Don't expect much since must be zillions of people trying but, It's Christmas and Hope is here...
    FELICES FIESTAS Y PRÓSPERO AÑO NUEVO!!!

  • man0000

    I will share most of it. Don't need more than a Notebook/Netbook (haven't decided yet).

    I want gift/help friends, family and my old techers who have started an association to help less favored children from "not conventional" families to keep a smile and have an opportunity. They have asked me to help them anyway I can and now this opportunity has landed in the precise moment to try it.
    Don't expect much since must be zillions of people trying but, It's Christmas and Hope is here...
    FELICES FIESTAS Y PRÓSPERO AÑO NUEVO!!!

  • Juno Samuel

    Hi this is Juno.I would like to give the laptop to an orphanage near my home town. Hope I will win.
    Thanks
    Juno Samuel

  • Thomas Escott

    I need to replace my old desktop, so I would replace it with the * HP HDX 18 series Premium Notebook PC, * Microsoft Office 2007 Home and Student Edition, and * Microsoft Windows Vista Ultimate and Home Premium.

    The remainder of the package would be donated to The Hole in the Wall Gang Camp

    * HP TouchSmart IQ816 AIO Desktop PC
    * HP Pavilion dv4 series Entertainment Notebook PC
    * HP Mini 1000
    * HP MediaSmart Connect digital media receiver
    * Microsoft Windows Live
    * Corel VideoStudio X2
    * Kung Fu Panda (DVD & Blu-ray)
    * HP Photosmart C6380 Wireless AIO multifunction printer
    * HP 564 Photo Value Pak

    The Hole in the Wall Gang Camp provides children with cancer and other serious illnesses and conditions a camping experience of the highest quality, while extending year-round support to their families and health care providers. All of our services are provided free of charge.

  • Juno Samuel

    Hi this is Juno.I would like to give the laptop to an orphanage near my home town. Hope I will win.
    Thanks
    Juno Samuel

  • Thomas Escott

    I need to replace my old desktop, so I would replace it with the * HP HDX 18 series Premium Notebook PC, * Microsoft Office 2007 Home and Student Edition, and * Microsoft Windows Vista Ultimate and Home Premium.

    The remainder of the package would be donated to The Hole in the Wall Gang Camp

    * HP TouchSmart IQ816 AIO Desktop PC
    * HP Pavilion dv4 series Entertainment Notebook PC
    * HP Mini 1000
    * HP MediaSmart Connect digital media receiver
    * Microsoft Windows Live
    * Corel VideoStudio X2
    * Kung Fu Panda (DVD & Blu-ray)
    * HP Photosmart C6380 Wireless AIO multifunction printer
    * HP 564 Photo Value Pak

    The Hole in the Wall Gang Camp provides children with cancer and other serious illnesses and conditions a camping experience of the highest quality, while extending year-round support to their families and health care providers. All of our services are provided free of charge.

  • Yair

    i am thinking a notebook to my brother but i also plan on something to a nearby rehabilitation hospital, i'd first need to contact them to figure out what would be most useful for them :)

  • Guest

    A PC and a NoteBook will go for the Jordanian Society for Protection from Family Violence (JSPFV), a non-profit organization which my parents are involved with. Since they're in need of equipment, I'll be giving away a PC and notebook to them.

    The TouchSmart will be kept at home and probably be hooked with the TV. Since I'll leave to college, it would be great entertainment to my parents when the house becomes empty. To college, I'll take one of the notebooks to stay connected with family and friends.

    I'll give a copy of VideoStudio to a friend who's serious about movie making, creating short movies for the Jordan River Foundation regarding poverty, war, etc.

    I'll give a copy of Kung Fu Panda for my a friend of mine, a cartoon freak who hadn't got a chance to watch it yet.

  • Yair

    i am thinking a notebook to my brother but i also plan on something to a nearby rehabilitation hospital, i'd first need to contact them to figure out what would be most useful for them :)

  • http://gmking.org/ Eyas Sharaiha

    A PC and a NoteBook will go for the Jordanian Society for Protection from Family Violence (JSPFV), a non-profit organization which my parents are involved with. Since they're in need of equipment, I'll be giving away a PC and notebook to them.

    The TouchSmart will be kept at home and probably be hooked with the TV. Since I'll leave to college, it would be great entertainment to my parents when the house becomes empty. To college, I'll take one of the notebooks to stay connected with family and friends.

    I'll give a copy of VideoStudio to a friend who's serious about movie making, creating short movies for the Jordan River Foundation regarding poverty, war, etc.

    I'll give a copy of Kung Fu Panda for my a friend of mine, a cartoon freak who hadn't got a chance to watch it yet.

  • Cary P.

    I would keep a laptop for myself and give some of the other gear to a home for abused women and their children

  • Cary P.

    I would keep a laptop for myself and give some of the other gear to a home for abused women and their children

  • teversole

    I will only keep the Mini 1000 laptop for travel purposes. The other items will be divided up between my mother, sister, and her two children. I think my sister would get the most use out of the Touchsmart PC. My mother would enjoy the HDX notebook, and my nieces/nephews would enjoy the DVD. My sister would enjoy the extender as well which would allow her to play recorded tv on another television for the kids. The prize package is truly too much for one person and I would be thrilled to be able to share it with my family.

  • teversole

    I will only keep the Mini 1000 laptop for travel purposes. The other items will be divided up between my mother, sister, and her two children. I think my sister would get the most use out of the Touchsmart PC. My mother would enjoy the HDX notebook, and my nieces/nephews would enjoy the DVD. My sister would enjoy the extender as well which would allow her to play recorded tv on another television for the kids. The prize package is truly too much for one person and I would be thrilled to be able to share it with my family.

  • http://learningmama.blogspot.com Marcia

    I would give both of the larger laptops away. My one aunt has 5 kids under 13. They are not financially fortunate by any means. They started remodeling their house 7 years ago and it's still in shambles. I think the kids could definately benefit from the use of a computer for their school work and for learning. The second laptop would go to my Father-in-Law. He has to travel all over the US, Puerto Rico, and Canada for his job. They put him in hotels with wireless internet all the time but he only has a cell phone that may or may not work. Being away from home for weeks a time with little communication is really difficult.

  • http://learningmama.blogspot.com Marcia

    I would give both of the larger laptops away. My one aunt has 5 kids under 13. They are not financially fortunate by any means. They started remodeling their house 7 years ago and it's still in shambles. I think the kids could definately benefit from the use of a computer for their school work and for learning. The second laptop would go to my Father-in-Law. He has to travel all over the US, Puerto Rico, and Canada for his job. They put him in hotels with wireless internet all the time but he only has a cell phone that may or may not work. Being away from home for weeks a time with little communication is really difficult.

  • Heather

    I would give a portion to Wayne and his family. They lost their house, as well as all of their belongings, in a fire about a month ago. We have been trying to help out here at work by donating clothes and raising money for essentials, but that doesn't count electronics. In these hard economic times, work is slow, and its hard to raise extra money. Wayne and his wife, have a son who is 13, and a daughter who is 17. Given their ages, I'm sure they are missing their computer time. I just think this would be a great Christmas gift for them, so i would give them the 2 laptops and the printer. I would most likely keep the desktop and netbook for myself. My desktop is old, and I need a lighter notebook for travel.

  • Heather

    I would give a portion to Wayne and his family. They lost their house, as well as all of their belongings, in a fire about a month ago. We have been trying to help out here at work by donating clothes and raising money for essentials, but that doesn't count electronics. In these hard economic times, work is slow, and its hard to raise extra money. Wayne and his wife, have a son who is 13, and a daughter who is 17. Given their ages, I'm sure they are missing their computer time. I just think this would be a great Christmas gift for them, so i would give them the 2 laptops and the printer. I would most likely keep the desktop and netbook for myself. My desktop is old, and I need a lighter notebook for travel.

  • http://www.bananasandberries.com BarbaraBaker

    WoW!!!! I actually plan on sharing two computers, three licenses and three Kun Fu Panda DVDs. I actually will also be donating my printer to a ministry service here in town. I really need an all in one system because I go to school online and my printer (although very good and pricy) does not allow me to scan and I don't own a scanner. So, not only will I be sharing many parts of the package, I will be donating some of my pieces of equipment as well. Kind of like upgrading and recycling the old. Many people will benefit here!!!!
    I would love to win because I could surly use a new computer for the family...I would also love the mini because they are so darn cute and I have done nothing more than dream about owning one since I couldn't just outright purchase one with our finances.
    This is an aboslutely wonderful giveaway and I will be crossing my fingers to win!!!!!

  • http://www.bananasandberries.com BarbaraBaker

    WoW!!!! I actually plan on sharing two computers, three licenses and three Kun Fu Panda DVDs. I actually will also be donating my printer to a ministry service here in town. I really need an all in one system because I go to school online and my printer (although very good and pricy) does not allow me to scan and I don't own a scanner. So, not only will I be sharing many parts of the package, I will be donating some of my pieces of equipment as well. Kind of like upgrading and recycling the old. Many people will benefit here!!!!
    I would love to win because I could surly use a new computer for the family...I would also love the mini because they are so darn cute and I have done nothing more than dream about owning one since I couldn't just outright purchase one with our finances.
    This is an aboslutely wonderful giveaway and I will be crossing my fingers to win!!!!!

  • http://jcoaster2008.blogspot.com/ Jeremiah

    I would keep two laptops, give the Mini to my church, and give the other devices and prizes to families around the neighborhood who don't have the money to buy them.

  • http://jcoaster2008.blogspot.com/ Jeremiah

    I would keep two laptops, give the Mini to my church, and give the other devices and prizes to families around the neighborhood who don't have the money to buy them.

  • http://happyarewe.wordpress.com stacey @ tree, root, and twig

    In 2003, when my oldest daughter was just 9 years old, she was rushed to Doernbecher Children’s Hospital in Portland, Oregon for an emergency appendectomy. The doctors and nurses at the hospital were amazing, and the care she received was top-notch. While we only needed to stay overnight, we were humbled by the much braver fight other families were facing in the rooms all around us. I would love for most of the HP prize package (minus just one laptop and one of the Kung Fu Panda dvds for my family of 7) to be donated to Doernbecher’s for use by the families who must spend days, weeks, or even months in the facility as their children fight tremendous battles. At such a time, it is important that they be able to stay connected to others, or even just have a chance to play and be entertained.

  • http://happyarewe.wordpress.com stacey @ tree, root, and twig

    In 2003, when my oldest daughter was just 9 years old, she was rushed to Doernbecher Children’s Hospital in Portland, Oregon for an emergency appendectomy. The doctors and nurses at the hospital were amazing, and the care she received was top-notch. While we only needed to stay overnight, we were humbled by the much braver fight other families were facing in the rooms all around us. I would love for most of the HP prize package (minus just one laptop and one of the Kung Fu Panda dvds for my family of 7) to be donated to Doernbecher’s for use by the families who must spend days, weeks, or even months in the facility as their children fight tremendous battles. At such a time, it is important that they be able to stay connected to others, or even just have a chance to play and be entertained.

  • http://ece.fsa.ucl.ac.be/jmelchio Jérémie Melchior

    Dear geekstogo,

    I would love to win the complete package to share computers to different persons I would like to thank.

    First, a computer for my cousin which is a 17-years old girl that is making my life easier for about a year and a half. We never know how we are chaning someone's life.. and I would like to show her that she has changed my life and that I'm glad to be myself now.

    Then, I would like to give another computer to a student in need in the high school I went before becoming a Ph.D in computing science. It is a small high school for non-rich people and I think it should be very interesting to give someone there a computer !

    I also would like to give a computer to the hospital that saved my life 2 years ago when being the youngest patient for in surgery for slipped disc .. which was even worst than that because of malformations.

    The rest will go to my parents which bring me everything I needed while being a child... and that have hard times these last years.

    Be sure to get videos of every single gift I offer on my website if I get the chance to win this package.

    Jay

  • http://ece.fsa.ucl.ac.be/jmelchio Jérémie Melchior

    Dear geekstogo,

    I would love to win the complete package to share computers to different persons I would like to thank.

    First, a computer for my cousin which is a 17-years old girl that is making my life easier for about a year and a half. We never know how we are chaning someone's life.. and I would like to show her that she has changed my life and that I'm glad to be myself now.

    Then, I would like to give another computer to a student in need in the high school I went before becoming a Ph.D in computing science. It is a small high school for non-rich people and I think it should be very interesting to give someone there a computer !

    I also would like to give a computer to the hospital that saved my life 2 years ago when being the youngest patient for in surgery for slipped disc .. which was even worst than that because of malformations.

    The rest will go to my parents which bring me everything I needed while being a child... and that have hard times these last years.

    Be sure to get videos of every single gift I offer on my website if I get the chance to win this package.

    Jay

  • John Wood

    Wow, what a great contest.

    Giving away parts of the prize is pretty easy, with so much to choose from.

    My wife gets the printer/scanner and the mini. She works for an arts organization and winds up taking home lots of work, and doing lots of meetings on the road. This would greatly help her out.

    My sister gets her pick of the other two laptops. She does craft work at home, and her current laptop just went out. I would keep whichever she doesn't choose.

    The touchsmart would be a great first PC for my parents.

  • John Wood

    Wow, what a great contest.

    Giving away parts of the prize is pretty easy, with so much to choose from.

    My wife gets the printer/scanner and the mini. She works for an arts organization and winds up taking home lots of work, and doing lots of meetings on the road. This would greatly help her out.

    My sister gets her pick of the other two laptops. She does craft work at home, and her current laptop just went out. I would keep whichever she doesn't choose.

    The touchsmart would be a great first PC for my parents.

  • Nick

    I would keep the mini and desktop, and the rest I would give to my church to donate to a couple of needy families in our area. My church is located in a fairly poor neighborhood and the laptops, software and printer could really help some people nearby who are living in poverty.

    Thanks!
    Nick

  • Nick

    I would keep the mini and desktop, and the rest I would give to my church to donate to a couple of needy families in our area. My church is located in a fairly poor neighborhood and the laptops, software and printer could really help some people nearby who are living in poverty.

    Thanks!
    Nick

  • Antonio Filipe

    That's definitely too much hardware for a single person so I would share the prize with my family and friends. I'd keep the HP TouchSmart IQ816 and retire my old Athlon-64 desktop tower and CRT monitor, which would save me a lot of much needed desk space in my cramped room (see the embarrassing picture in attachment, sorry for the quality). The Photosmart C6380 printer would come in handy when I print my PhD thesis (I'm a researcher in Developmental Biology), and the HP Mini 1000 would be great for writing it on the commute to the lab (and hopefully finish it sooner). The HP HDX 18 would go to my cousin, Armando, a struggling landscape architect who'd appreciate the large screen real-estate and horsepower for his CAD work. My parents are a little behind the times so I would give them the HP Pavilion dv4 so that they can finally get on the internet (I'll admit that this would not be an entirely unselfish gift, I would be trading "tech support" for Mom's cookings). In don't have room for a TV (or much time to watch it anyway) so the HP MediaSmart Connect would go to my friend Sara (giving me an excuse to visit her more). And finally the Kung Fu Panda DVDs would go to the kids in the family.

    The sharing of the prize that I described is probably not the most altruistic, as I just want to share the joy with my loved ones, so it would be perfectly understandable if you would prefer to award someone who would be willing to donate the prize to some charity or institution in need. In any case, let me say thanks for the chance to enter this contest,

  • Antonio Filipe

    That's definitely too much hardware for a single person so I would share the prize with my family and friends. I'd keep the HP TouchSmart IQ816 and retire my old Athlon-64 desktop tower and CRT monitor, which would save me a lot of much needed desk space in my cramped room (see the embarrassing picture in attachment, sorry for the quality). The Photosmart C6380 printer would come in handy when I print my PhD thesis (I'm a researcher in Developmental Biology), and the HP Mini 1000 would be great for writing it on the commute to the lab (and hopefully finish it sooner). The HP HDX 18 would go to my cousin, Armando, a struggling landscape architect who'd appreciate the large screen real-estate and horsepower for his CAD work. My parents are a little behind the times so I would give them the HP Pavilion dv4 so that they can finally get on the internet (I'll admit that this would not be an entirely unselfish gift, I would be trading "tech support" for Mom's cookings). In don't have room for a TV (or much time to watch it anyway) so the HP MediaSmart Connect would go to my friend Sara (giving me an excuse to visit her more). And finally the Kung Fu Panda DVDs would go to the kids in the family.

    The sharing of the prize that I described is probably not the most altruistic, as I just want to share the joy with my loved ones, so it would be perfectly understandable if you would prefer to award someone who would be willing to donate the prize to some charity or institution in need. In any case, let me say thanks for the chance to enter this contest,

  • http://www.lovingdanger.wordpress.com LovingDanger

    Touchsmart for me, a laptop for the hubs, a laptop for my friend who's husband only gives her his hand me downs even though she is in University and he is not. and a laptop for my BFF that moves away tomorrow :(

  • http://www.lovingdanger.wordpress.com LovingDanger

    Touchsmart for me, a laptop for the hubs, a laptop for my friend who's husband only gives her his hand me downs even though she is in University and he is not. and a laptop for my BFF that moves away tomorrow :(

  • http://misusingecards.blogspot.com Mark Lehman

    Throughout my childhood and high school, I spent numerous Fridays in downtown Sacramento, CA, volunteering at a soup kitchen and homeless shelter called Loaves & Fishes. Since Loaves & Fishes is a soup kitchen without much need for computers, I’d like to donate part of the prize to an offshoot of Loaves & Fishes, the WIND Center and Education Program. According to http://www.windyouth.org, WIND’s “programs are structured to move the youth out of the homeless cycle.” Though I haven’t actually been to WIND, I do believe in Loaves & Fishes as a charity and I know that whatever they are involved in will be very helpful to at-risk teens in Sacramento.

    I’ll be keeping the MediaSmart Connect, the HDX 18, the Mini 1000, Windows XP for both computers, the printer and the photo value pak, and I’ll be donating the rest to WIND, as well as my current laptop.

  • http://misusingecards.blogspot.com Mark Lehman

    Throughout my childhood and high school, I spent numerous Fridays in downtown Sacramento, CA, volunteering at a soup kitchen and homeless shelter called Loaves & Fishes. Since Loaves & Fishes is a soup kitchen without much need for computers, I’d like to donate part of the prize to an offshoot of Loaves & Fishes, the WIND Center and Education Program. According to http://www.windyouth.org, WIND’s “programs are structured to move the youth out of the homeless cycle.” Though I haven’t actually been to WIND, I do believe in Loaves & Fishes as a charity and I know that whatever they are involved in will be very helpful to at-risk teens in Sacramento.

    I’ll be keeping the MediaSmart Connect, the HDX 18, the Mini 1000, Windows XP for both computers, the printer and the photo value pak, and I’ll be donating the rest to WIND, as well as my current laptop.

  • Kal

    I'd give to my mum & elder sis the HP HDX 18 series Premium Notebook PC & HP Pavilion dv4 series Entertainment Notebook PC, respectfully. And as long as he's not smashing anything indoors, my nephew gets the Kung-fu panda!

  • Kal

    I'd give to my mum & elder sis the HP HDX 18 series Premium Notebook PC & HP Pavilion dv4 series Entertainment Notebook PC, respectfully. And as long as he's not smashing anything indoors, my nephew gets the Kung-fu panda!

  • Jerry Snajczuk

    Merry Xmas to all and to all a goodnight!

  • Jerry Snajczuk

    Merry Xmas to all and to all a goodnight!

  • http://www.aircinc.org Heather Hale

    I work for the a non-profit organization funded by grants and contracts with the U.S. Government. One of the grants we have serves approximately 10 non-profits in northeastern Oklahoma. We help these non-profits improve their capacity, allowing them to better themselves and better serve youth. Most of these non-profits are on tight budgets and do not have a way to replace rather old and outdated equipment. Some of these organizations have received new equipment from the grant, but there are a couple non-profits who have not.

    One of the organizations that comes to mind is using a rather outdated laptop for organization business and it would be nice to give their Excutive Director something newer and with a bigger hard drive so she can do her job more effectively. Another laptop would be given to our grant writer, who uses her own laptop and has never asked for a company supplied computer. Hers is also rather outdated and in dire need of replacement, but she does not have the personal funds nor does our organization have the extra grant money to replace it. I would also use the desktops to replace a couple of computers in the office since some other staff has rather outdated equipment with no extra grant funds to replace them.

    I would not keep any of these computers, but would put them toward programs and organizations who truly need them. The only thing I would keep would be the media smart connect, and that is because I don’t know of anyone who would know what to do with it.

  • http://www.aircinc.org Heather Hale

    I work for the a non-profit organization funded by grants and contracts with the U.S. Government. One of the grants we have serves approximately 10 non-profits in northeastern Oklahoma. We help these non-profits improve their capacity, allowing them to better themselves and better serve youth. Most of these non-profits are on tight budgets and do not have a way to replace rather old and outdated equipment. Some of these organizations have received new equipment from the grant, but there are a couple non-profits who have not.

    One of the organizations that comes to mind is using a rather outdated laptop for organization business and it would be nice to give their Excutive Director something newer and with a bigger hard drive so she can do her job more effectively. Another laptop would be given to our grant writer, who uses her own laptop and has never asked for a company supplied computer. Hers is also rather outdated and in dire need of replacement, but she does not have the personal funds nor does our organization have the extra grant money to replace it. I would also use the desktops to replace a couple of computers in the office since some other staff has rather outdated equipment with no extra grant funds to replace them.

    I would not keep any of these computers, but would put them toward programs and organizations who truly need them. The only thing I would keep would be the media smart connect, and that is because I don’t know of anyone who would know what to do with it.

  • http://unclebubby.blogspot.com Joe Fusco

    I won't lie, I would keep part of this prize package for myself. I would keep one of the laptops because I don't have one. I'm not sure which one because they're both cool. I would also keep the MediaSmart Connect because I so want to play digital content on my TV.

    As for the rest, I could give part of it to family but they all pretty much have computers. I'm not really involved with any local organizations right now so I don't know which would be in need. What I have decided to do is to give it as a gift to the Angel Tree. I don't know if they do this where you live but around here they have angel trees. The trees are placed at local businesses and have tags with wishes from children in needy families. They mostly include clothes and toys but I would drop one of the laptops on some lucky kid... anonymously. Imagine the surprise when they find this awesome gift under the tree! I may even do it twice and donate the TouchSmart and the printer to another family.

  • http://unclebubby.blogspot.com Joe Fusco

    I won't lie, I would keep part of this prize package for myself. I would keep one of the laptops because I don't have one. I'm not sure which one because they're both cool. I would also keep the MediaSmart Connect because I so want to play digital content on my TV.

    As for the rest, I could give part of it to family but they all pretty much have computers. I'm not really involved with any local organizations right now so I don't know which would be in need. What I have decided to do is to give it as a gift to the Angel Tree. I don't know if they do this where you live but around here they have angel trees. The trees are placed at local businesses and have tags with wishes from children in needy families. They mostly include clothes and toys but I would drop one of the laptops on some lucky kid... anonymously. Imagine the surprise when they find this awesome gift under the tree! I may even do it twice and donate the TouchSmart and the printer to another family.

  • Mohamed Osman

    My name is Mohamed Abdulhameed Mohamed Osman,I am from Egypt.I study at faculty of engineering,Computer and Systems Department,Alexandria University
    The Portion I plan To keep For myself:

    * HP TouchSmart IQ816
    * HP MediaSmart Connect
    * HP Photosmart C6380 Wireless All-in-One printer

    1st of all:I am nominating one of my friends in computer department,faculty of engineering,he has no computer coz his family can't afford it .However he needs one for his studies.So i'll give him one of the notebooks.
    2nd:the other notebook:i'll give it to an orphanage,it's next to our house and they has no computer for keeping a database for their children
    3rd;about the progs:I intend to give away the microsoft office and windows live and coral video studio to a girl in faculty of arts..coz she always gets illegal software coz she can't afford buying original ones
    4th:the HP mini,I am planning to give it to my cousin's son..they can't affor buying him a computer or a laptop...
    5th:kung fu panda,to the same orphanage
    6th:hp 564 Photo Value Pack.I don't know what it includes.but i am gonna find someone to give it to...

  • Mohamed Osman

    My name is Mohamed Abdulhameed Mohamed Osman,I am from Egypt.I study at faculty of engineering,Computer and Systems Department,Alexandria University
    The Portion I plan To keep For myself:

    * HP TouchSmart IQ816
    * HP MediaSmart Connect
    * HP Photosmart C6380 Wireless All-in-One printer

    1st of all:I am nominating one of my friends in computer department,faculty of engineering,he has no computer coz his family can't afford it .However he needs one for his studies.So i'll give him one of the notebooks.
    2nd:the other notebook:i'll give it to an orphanage,it's next to our house and they has no computer for keeping a database for their children
    3rd;about the progs:I intend to give away the microsoft office and windows live and coral video studio to a girl in faculty of arts..coz she always gets illegal software coz she can't afford buying original ones
    4th:the HP mini,I am planning to give it to my cousin's son..they can't affor buying him a computer or a laptop...
    5th:kung fu panda,to the same orphanage
    6th:hp 564 Photo Value Pack.I don't know what it includes.but i am gonna find someone to give it to...

  • http://www.wictorwilen.se Wictor

    Hi,
    I would like to give away christmas presents as follows:

    - Touchsmart to my daughter who will begin school soon

  • http://www.wictorwilen.se Wictor

    Hi,
    I would like to give away christmas presents as follows:

    - Touchsmart to my daughter who will begin school soon

  • http://schmobag.com Ty

    I would like to share this prize with two non-profits, the Michigan Campaign for Justice and the Phoenix Society for Burn Survivors. They could both use some new laptops.

  • http://schmobag.com Ty

    I would like to share this prize with two non-profits, the Michigan Campaign for Justice and the Phoenix Society for Burn Survivors. They could both use some new laptops.

  • Mishraz

    My name is Mishraz. I live in Islamabad, Pakistan. In my spare time I teach at a local institution for the under-privileged. For the past six months we have been trying to collect donations for some new computers and other related hardware. If I won these fabulous prizes, I am going to share it with that local Institution and some local Schools and Computer Training Center in Kashmir. As you know in 2005 a horrible earthquake hit Pakistan and almost all the schools in Kashmir region, were vanished in the blink of an eye. I will only keep a laptop from it and the rest will be donated to different schools in Kashmir. It will be a really good thing for me and them to experience working on some good computers.

    Thanks
    Mishraz

  • Mishraz

    My name is Mishraz. I live in Islamabad, Pakistan. In my spare time I teach at a local institution for the under-privileged. For the past six months we have been trying to collect donations for some new computers and other related hardware. If I won these fabulous prizes, I am going to share it with that local Institution and some local Schools and Computer Training Center in Kashmir. As you know in 2005 a horrible earthquake hit Pakistan and almost all the schools in Kashmir region, were vanished in the blink of an eye. I will only keep a laptop from it and the rest will be donated to different schools in Kashmir. It will be a really good thing for me and them to experience working on some good computers.

    Thanks
    Mishraz

  • Anubhav Mathur

    Hardware

    • TouchSmart -This will go out to my school which also is working as a Non-Profit Organization in helping and guiding mentally & Physically disabled children. This i feel wouldbe a great way to unleash their mental skills & keep abreast with the rising demands for computer proficiency. I would love to keep this wonder but thinking about those tiny tots. i convinced myself i'll get one for myself later when i can afford it.

    • HDX NOtebook- This is for me and my family. Our current PC is a P4 running windows XP and 256 MB ram.

    • HP MediaSmart Connect. this on will also go out to me coz i couldnt afford a DVD player for my house..

    • HP Pavilion Entertainment Notebook - This will go out to My gadget-frenzy uncle who just broke his beloved laptop. And cannot bear the repairing costs. (He was instrumental in providing me good education)

    • HP Mini 1000 (with XP) - IM gonna donate this to This personally to some worthy soul who i think will make use of it or a descent legitimate charity foundation as and when i research a little bit and find one.

    • HP (printer) -This one will be with me coz currently my printer is a horrible squeaky deskjet 695 which is about 6-7 years old!

    No plans with the software right now but will go out, when the right time comes, to whoever needs it the most.

  • Anubhav Mathur

    Hardware

    • TouchSmart -This will go out to my school which also is working as a Non-Profit Organization in helping and guiding mentally & Physically disabled children. This i feel wouldbe a great way to unleash their mental skills & keep abreast with the rising demands for computer proficiency. I would love to keep this wonder but thinking about those tiny tots. i convinced myself i'll get one for myself later when i can afford it.

    • HDX NOtebook- This is for me and my family. Our current PC is a P4 running windows XP and 256 MB ram.

    • HP MediaSmart Connect. this on will also go out to me coz i couldnt afford a DVD player for my house..

    • HP Pavilion Entertainment Notebook - This will go out to My gadget-frenzy uncle who just broke his beloved laptop. And cannot bear the repairing costs. (He was instrumental in providing me good education)

    • HP Mini 1000 (with XP) - IM gonna donate this to This personally to some worthy soul who i think will make use of it or a descent legitimate charity foundation as and when i research a little bit and find one.

    • HP (printer) -This one will be with me coz currently my printer is a horrible squeaky deskjet 695 which is about 6-7 years old!

    No plans with the software right now but will go out, when the right time comes, to whoever needs it the most.

  • Jeffrey John Imutan

    I would probably choose HP Mini 1000, I've had HP desktop and laptop and I'm still using it right now. HP products are the best! I also have an HP 3in1 printer.

  • Jeffrey John Imutan

    I would probably choose HP Mini 1000, I've had HP desktop and laptop and I'm still using it right now. HP products are the best! I also have an HP 3in1 printer.

  • http://www.rginid.com Rachel Stones

    I would donate two computers to my husband's 5th grade classroom. He is working on his masters in “Learning and Technology” to utilize technology in his teaching. The problem? His school can’t afford the equipment he needs to implement what he is learning. He has a lot of cool ideas for using computers in teaching, & the kids would love it.

    I would give one computer to my brother, who has had an unbelievable string of bad luck. Most recently, two of his three kids came down with the same disease he has. His insurance sucks, and he is looking into internet-business opportunities, for some extra income.

    I would keep one computer and the printer for myself. I have been stressed about the inevitable approaching death of my computer, and how my little home business will afford a new one.

  • http://www.rginid.com Rachel Stones

    I would donate two computers to my husband's 5th grade classroom. He is working on his masters in “Learning and Technology” to utilize technology in his teaching. The problem? His school can’t afford the equipment he needs to implement what he is learning. He has a lot of cool ideas for using computers in teaching, & the kids would love it.

    I would give one computer to my brother, who has had an unbelievable string of bad luck. Most recently, two of his three kids came down with the same disease he has. His insurance sucks, and he is looking into internet-business opportunities, for some extra income.

    I would keep one computer and the printer for myself. I have been stressed about the inevitable approaching death of my computer, and how my little home business will afford a new one.

  • http://www.insertwittyteamnamehere.blogspot.com Danielle in Iowa

    I'd keep the Touchsmart for myself to replace my TV (which I would donate if I won this) and give the rest of the computers to Youth and Shelter Services here in town. In particular they have a transitional program for homeless pregnant youth and parents and computers have been on their wishlist.

  • Frode

    Hey, my name is Frode, and I'm a 17 year old student. Christmas is coming up, and the wish lists has been made in my family. This year I would like to get the all some good gifts. I don't currently work, since theres enough to do at school, so my christmas budget is enough to a DVD to my brother, sister, mom and dad. If I win this contest, I would like to get the HDX laptop for myself, so i got a computer to game on, but it's still portable so I can take it with me to my friends. But though I want a new computer, I feel that my mother needs one more. She's about 50 now and isn't the quickest learner. I'm trying to learn her how to use a computer to order, write emails, watch movies/listen to music and such, but it's going slowly. I feel that if she could get a Touch-based computer it may be easier to learn, since then she'll be more "connected" with what she's doing on the screen. She currently has an old setup of spare parts from my dads home office. That's the computer I mostly use too. The HP Mini would be great for me I feel. Since I'm the one entering, I would wish to win this netbook to use at school because it doesn't take much space or add weight to my backpack. Then there's my dad who's always said that he would like to learn how to edit the homevideos from my childhood, where the VideoStudio comes handy. And my sister just started working with some management(ordering, doing the budget) in a small store, so I know she really would love a laptop(which could be the hp pavilion) and office to be able to do this on the train home from work, so she could leave earlier. Then I guess my brother could get the printer and photo value pack, since his old multifuncitonal has started to make some noises he said. And the DVD to my new adoptive first cousin who's 4 year old and from Colombia. The BluRay I guess I would want to keep for myself to see how blu-ray works with the new computer, hehe.

  • http://www.insertwittyteamnamehere.blogspot.com Danielle in Iowa

    I'd keep the Touchsmart for myself to replace my TV (which I would donate if I won this) and give the rest of the computers to Youth and Shelter Services here in town. In particular they have a transitional program for homeless pregnant youth and parents and computers have been on their wishlist.

  • Frode

    Hey, my name is Frode, and I'm a 17 year old student. Christmas is coming up, and the wish lists has been made in my family. This year I would like to get the all some good gifts. I don't currently work, since theres enough to do at school, so my christmas budget is enough to a DVD to my brother, sister, mom and dad. If I win this contest, I would like to get the HDX laptop for myself, so i got a computer to game on, but it's still portable so I can take it with me to my friends. But though I want a new computer, I feel that my mother needs one more. She's about 50 now and isn't the quickest learner. I'm trying to learn her how to use a computer to order, write emails, watch movies/listen to music and such, but it's going slowly. I feel that if she could get a Touch-based computer it may be easier to learn, since then she'll be more "connected" with what she's doing on the screen. She currently has an old setup of spare parts from my dads home office. That's the computer I mostly use too. The HP Mini would be great for me I feel. Since I'm the one entering, I would wish to win this netbook to use at school because it doesn't take much space or add weight to my backpack. Then there's my dad who's always said that he would like to learn how to edit the homevideos from my childhood, where the VideoStudio comes handy. And my sister just started working with some management(ordering, doing the budget) in a small store, so I know she really would love a laptop(which could be the hp pavilion) and office to be able to do this on the train home from work, so she could leave earlier. Then I guess my brother could get the printer and photo value pack, since his old multifuncitonal has started to make some noises he said. And the DVD to my new adoptive first cousin who's 4 year old and from Colombia. The BluRay I guess I would want to keep for myself to see how blu-ray works with the new computer, hehe.

  • Rich

    Well thanks to everyone who is involved in this great giveaway.

    I would share everything in the prize except for probably the desktop. There are many many deserving people that would benefit from these great products. In these times of economic crunch there are families who are living at or below the poverty line. The people don't generally have computers. I would find 4 deserving families in my area who would benefit from a new computer. It would be so wonderful for these people to have these for Christmas. The joy and happiness on there face would make my whole year.

  • Mike Starkey

    As a disabled person living on a fixed income, being able to afford a new computer is difficult to do. Winning this contest would allow me to replace the several years old computer and printer that I have now. Also the addition of a mini-laptop would allow me to move freely around my house and not be confined to working only at the computer desk. I would give one of the computers to my niece. A new computer along with Microsoft Office for her to use in her schoolwork would be a great benefit to her. The second computer would go to a good neighbor, who is also living on a fixed income and cannot afford a computer. She comes over to use my computer now when she needs to look something up, so it would be a pleasure to be able to give her a computer of her own.

  • Rich

    Well thanks to everyone who is involved in this great giveaway.

    I would share everything in the prize except for probably the desktop. There are many many deserving people that would benefit from these great products. In these times of economic crunch there are families who are living at or below the poverty line. The people don't generally have computers. I would find 4 deserving families in my area who would benefit from a new computer. It would be so wonderful for these people to have these for Christmas. The joy and happiness on there face would make my whole year.

  • Mike Starkey

    As a disabled person living on a fixed income, being able to afford a new computer is difficult to do. Winning this contest would allow me to replace the several years old computer and printer that I have now. Also the addition of a mini-laptop would allow me to move freely around my house and not be confined to working only at the computer desk. I would give one of the computers to my niece. A new computer along with Microsoft Office for her to use in her schoolwork would be a great benefit to her. The second computer would go to a good neighbor, who is also living on a fixed income and cannot afford a computer. She comes over to use my computer now when she needs to look something up, so it would be a pleasure to be able to give her a computer of her own.

  • darkplanet

    I would like to take the hp mini and HP dv4t will give my mum the touchsmart IQ816t and my sister HDX18t.

  • darkplanet

    I would like to take the hp mini and HP dv4t will give my mum the touchsmart IQ816t and my sister HDX18t.

  • http://GreenFlagAuto.com John

    I would keep
    Desktop PC, depending on the specs
    Entertainment notebook
    Mini 1000 Maybe I would like to review it first.
    Media Smart Connect
    The remainder along with my old PC and Laptop I would donate to groups or individuals that I would ask my son in law to recommend as he is a social worker and would know who would appreciate them the most

  • http://GreenFlagAuto.com John

    I would keep
    Desktop PC, depending on the specs
    Entertainment notebook
    Mini 1000 Maybe I would like to review it first.
    Media Smart Connect
    The remainder along with my old PC and Laptop I would donate to groups or individuals that I would ask my son in law to recommend as he is a social worker and would know who would appreciate them the most

  • Paula

    I would love the opportunity to share 2 of the computers with the pregnant teen program at the YWCA. Our YWCA is nearly bankrupt and has no money for computers. I would donate one to a family where the two orphaned grandchildren ware being raised by an eighty seven year old grandmother. Last year I took the 10 year old to buy a new winter coat from target. It was the first time she had ever gotten to go to a store and pick out a piece of her own clothing. She makes straight As and is always pleasant. The family has no money for a computer.

  • http://www.sacredheartnj.com Mark

    I volunteer as the technology committee head for a non-profit parochial school that has a shoestring budget and not many computers and most are outdated.

    Virtually everything would go to in classroom items. The DVD's would be used in our Tricky Tray fundraisers. There is nothing I need/would keep for myself as I have a fairly good laptop.

  • Kostas

    I really need a laptop for my university classes, so I think the hp mini would be useful. The hdx 18 will be given to my cousin who has no computer. The rest of the package I’m going to give it away. My mom is a primary school director and I want to give the rest of the huge package to this school to help children learn, using new shiny computers.

  • Paula

    I would love the opportunity to share 2 of the computers with the pregnant teen program at the YWCA. Our YWCA is nearly bankrupt and has no money for computers. I would donate one to a family where the two orphaned grandchildren ware being raised by an eighty seven year old grandmother. Last year I took the 10 year old to buy a new winter coat from target. It was the first time she had ever gotten to go to a store and pick out a piece of her own clothing. She makes straight As and is always pleasant. The family has no money for a computer.

  • http://www.sacredheartnj.com Mark

    I volunteer as the technology committee head for a non-profit parochial school that has a shoestring budget and not many computers and most are outdated.

    Virtually everything would go to in classroom items. The DVD's would be used in our Tricky Tray fundraisers. There is nothing I need/would keep for myself as I have a fairly good laptop.

  • Kostas

    I really need a laptop for my university classes, so I think the hp mini would be useful. The hdx 18 will be given to my cousin who has no computer. The rest of the package I’m going to give it away. My mom is a primary school director and I want to give the rest of the huge package to this school to help children learn, using new shiny computers.

  • Ben

    If I were to win I'd use the TouchSmart to replace my TV and keep the HP Mini for travel. I'd give the printer to my grandmother so she can print things out on her own without having to worry about asking others. Also, I'd give the HP HDX 18 to my brother and the remaining notebook to my girlfriend's sister for use at college.

  • Ben

    If I were to win I'd use the TouchSmart to replace my TV and keep the HP Mini for travel. I'd give the printer to my grandmother so she can print things out on her own without having to worry about asking others. Also, I'd give the HP HDX 18 to my brother and the remaining notebook to my girlfriend's sister for use at college.

  • Patrick

    I would give the:
    HP HDX 18 series Premium Notebook PC

    HP Photosmart C6380 Wireless AIO multifunction

    To my mother. She is very low income and i could use a computer to check her account online and to introduce her into the online world. Theres no way she would ever be able to afford a PC without it being a gift. And with todays economy its too hard for myself to make that happen out of my own pocket.

    And i already have a good printer at home so i would for sure give her the printer as well.

  • Patrick

    I would give the:
    HP HDX 18 series Premium Notebook PC

    HP Photosmart C6380 Wireless AIO multifunction

    To my mother. She is very low income and i could use a computer to check her account online and to introduce her into the online world. Theres no way she would ever be able to afford a PC without it being a gift. And with todays economy its too hard for myself to make that happen out of my own pocket.

    And i already have a good printer at home so i would for sure give her the printer as well.

  • Marc-Andre

    I'm from Canada, Quebec and I'd like to offer the Blue-ray movie to my library. I'm living in a small town and let's just say that it doesn't have big $ to spent on things like blue-ray movies or in fact, any movies. I would also like to give a notebook to the library, so that kids would be allowed to use it for projects. I'd also give a laptop to one of the retirement houses. I think that old people benefits much from being in contact with computers. The computer could help them interact with each other and permit them to follow up with the world at there pace and in security. I would give them the printer as well, allowing them to print picture of the kids and family. I would probably give the softwares to cousins as a Xmas gift. There’re all teenagers and going to school. That would be helpful. I would also like to give a laptop to my brother, who might be ask to travel a lot if he's accepted in the RCMP. I don't even know yet if he'll go in Ontario for his study or even further, but with a laptop he should be able to contact us. I'd also like to use a laptop at school for taking notes, but a touch screen is not bad as a personal computer, paired with the mediaSmart, I would have a nice entertainment system at home to relax after a day at university.

  • Marc-Andre

    I'm from Canada, Quebec and I'd like to offer the Blue-ray movie to my library. I'm living in a small town and let's just say that it doesn't have big $ to spent on things like blue-ray movies or in fact, any movies. I would also like to give a notebook to the library, so that kids would be allowed to use it for projects. I'd also give a laptop to one of the retirement houses. I think that old people benefits much from being in contact with computers. The computer could help them interact with each other and permit them to follow up with the world at there pace and in security. I would give them the printer as well, allowing them to print picture of the kids and family. I would probably give the softwares to cousins as a Xmas gift. There’re all teenagers and going to school. That would be helpful. I would also like to give a laptop to my brother, who might be ask to travel a lot if he's accepted in the RCMP. I don't even know yet if he'll go in Ontario for his study or even further, but with a laptop he should be able to contact us. I'd also like to use a laptop at school for taking notes, but a touch screen is not bad as a personal computer, paired with the mediaSmart, I would have a nice entertainment system at home to relax after a day at university.

  • Yo-Sing

    The HP mini for my dad, because he travels too much, and a more portable laptop will benefit.

  • http://web.utk.edu/~tkempf Timothy

    If I were to win, the only things I'd keep are the HDX18 (for graphic design work), the printer, and the mediasmart. Everything else would be given away to whomever I can help the most.

    The most important person from those I would help is my brother, David. For years now he's just used old hand-me-down computers (mostly from me)--he hasn't had a new computer since 2000! He's always helped me so much growing up and especially now that I'm in college. I just want to give him the most excellent gifts I can (Touchsmart, Pavillion laptop) so that he can finally have the good things he deserves.

  • Yo-Sing

    The HP mini for my dad, because he travels too much, and a more portable laptop will benefit.

  • http://web.utk.edu/~tkempf Timothy

    If I were to win, the only things I'd keep are the HDX18 (for graphic design work), the printer, and the mediasmart. Everything else would be given away to whomever I can help the most.

    The most important person from those I would help is my brother, David. For years now he's just used old hand-me-down computers (mostly from me)--he hasn't had a new computer since 2000! He's always helped me so much growing up and especially now that I'm in college. I just want to give him the most excellent gifts I can (Touchsmart, Pavillion laptop) so that he can finally have the good things he deserves.

  • diane redcay

    If I were to win this prize package I would share it with my Mom. My Mom is 63 years old and has been through a tough year she had heart surgery then one month later that she found out she has cancer. She didn’t hesitate about chemotherapy and started as soon as she could. Right after she started her treatments her sister called and gave her bad news that she was diagnosis with cancer too. They live about six hours away and neither of them can travel at this time. My Mom’s sister has a computer but my Mom can’t afford one being on a fixed income. It would be so wonderful and very beneficial to my Mom and her sister if they could commutate through the internet.

  • http://oompa.mp Mike Skalnik

    I would give away all but the netbook to my various friends.

  • diane redcay

    If I were to win this prize package I would share it with my Mom. My Mom is 63 years old and has been through a tough year she had heart surgery then one month later that she found out she has cancer. She didn’t hesitate about chemotherapy and started as soon as she could. Right after she started her treatments her sister called and gave her bad news that she was diagnosis with cancer too. They live about six hours away and neither of them can travel at this time. My Mom’s sister has a computer but my Mom can’t afford one being on a fixed income. It would be so wonderful and very beneficial to my Mom and her sister if they could commutate through the internet.

  • http://oompa.mp Mike Skalnik

    I would give away all but the netbook to my various friends.

  • http://www.myspace.com/billchenxi Xi Chen

    Hi Geeks,
    I am an international student from China. I really need a computer so I hope I could win. Of course I would share with other people.

    1. Me, I need a laptop to take note in class.
    2. Boarding host, he definitely need a computer, the other day I asked him to help me write an email, he wrote on a paper, and named it "Email". Then he ask me can I fax it or not...
    3. Rhonda, a 40+ years old lady who is self-studying language. She bought an expensive software to learn Spanish. you know what? Her computer cannot run it. I guess it's Win 98 or 2000.
    4. Jack, a 3 year old boy. He really want to learn Spanish. I don't know what's wrong with him...you know all the people try to learn English. And he is an American boy...

    That's it. Hope I could win.
    Thank you.
    Xie Xie (Chinese)

  • http://www.myspace.com/billchenxi Xi Chen

    Hi Geeks,
    I am an international student from China. I really need a computer so I hope I could win. Of course I would share with other people.

    1. Me, I need a laptop to take note in class.
    2. Boarding host, he definitely need a computer, the other day I asked him to help me write an email, he wrote on a paper, and named it "Email". Then he ask me can I fax it or not...
    3. Rhonda, a 40+ years old lady who is self-studying language. She bought an expensive software to learn Spanish. you know what? Her computer cannot run it. I guess it's Win 98 or 2000.
    4. Jack, a 3 year old boy. He really want to learn Spanish. I don't know what's wrong with him...you know all the people try to learn English. And he is an American boy...

    That's it. Hope I could win.
    Thank you.
    Xie Xie (Chinese)

  • Michael Torino

    I think I would probably keep a portion of it for my family. My kids would love to have a laptop to use to play and do homework (let's be honest - mostly play). My father in could also use a computer. He doesn't know how to use one, but I would take the opportunity to teach him myself!

    I would also like to give one to my son's school. The computers the kids are using in the classroom right now could really use updating. I think all the classes could benefit from it. I would also give them a copy of Kung Fu Panda of course!!!

  • Michael Torino

    I think I would probably keep a portion of it for my family. My kids would love to have a laptop to use to play and do homework (let's be honest - mostly play). My father in could also use a computer. He doesn't know how to use one, but I would take the opportunity to teach him myself!

    I would also like to give one to my son's school. The computers the kids are using in the classroom right now could really use updating. I think all the classes could benefit from it. I would also give them a copy of Kung Fu Panda of course!!!

  • Corwin Lester

    Here is my entry I I'll be donating most at the winnings to my universities FSAE team. http://fsae.uta.edu/

  • Bill

    I would send part of it to my mom so she can keep in closer contact with her children and grandchildren.

  • Corwin Lester

    Here is my entry I I'll be donating most at the winnings to my universities FSAE team. http://fsae.uta.edu/

  • Bill

    I would send part of it to my mom so she can keep in closer contact with her children and grandchildren.

  • Kevin Vesga

    I would keep the HP HDX notebook for myself and give the rest away. One computer would go to my mom because she currently does not have her own computer. Another computer would go to one of my closest friends since he is a geek and his current laptop is rather ancient. The rest I would give to my college or if you (Geeks to Go) could give it to a charity for me, Id appreciate it.

  • Kevin Vesga

    I would keep the HP HDX notebook for myself and give the rest away. One computer would go to my mom because she currently does not have her own computer. Another computer would go to one of my closest friends since he is a geek and his current laptop is rather ancient. The rest I would give to my college or if you (Geeks to Go) could give it to a charity for me, Id appreciate it.

  • AH

    I would share the prizes with my cousin, church, and mom.

    My cousin will be graduating from high school soon so she can use a new computer (she doesn't have one) and my church and my mom both need some new technology as theirs are getting long in the tooth.

    I would keep a notebook (and maybe the TouchSmart - still thinking on it) for myself and give all the other stuff away.

  • AH

    I would share the prizes with my cousin, church, and mom.

    My cousin will be graduating from high school soon so she can use a new computer (she doesn't have one) and my church and my mom both need some new technology as theirs are getting long in the tooth.

    I would keep a notebook (and maybe the TouchSmart - still thinking on it) for myself and give all the other stuff away.

  • http://www.dasmirnov.net/blog/ Paul Smith

    I'd give the more powerful laptop to my sister's boyfriend - who is struggling to play WoW with his almost dead PC (with a French copy of Windows XP!). Although the TouchSmart is very tempting for myself, I think this would be the perfect machine to give to my mum, my parents have an old dinky P4 laptop that barely works and they barely know how to use it and have refused a more powerful desktop system, as they say it wouldn't fit in. The TouchSmart would be great here, it might even make it into their kitchen!

  • http://www.dasmirnov.net/blog/ Paul Smith

    I'd give the more powerful laptop to my sister's boyfriend - who is struggling to play WoW with his almost dead PC (with a French copy of Windows XP!). Although the TouchSmart is very tempting for myself, I think this would be the perfect machine to give to my mum, my parents have an old dinky P4 laptop that barely works and they barely know how to use it and have refused a more powerful desktop system, as they say it wouldn't fit in. The TouchSmart would be great here, it might even make it into their kitchen!

  • Cristian Ballesteros

    Geekstogo,
    I would like to start of by saying thank you for this amazing contest. My name is Cristian Ballesteros and I live in Bogota, Colombia. If I win this grand giveaway I think I will put it to best use because not only will I use it but hundreds if not thousands of people will use the hardware as well. I am a 20 year old College student who is struggling, along with my class mates to finish our school work and assignments. At our College we have a “Compu Center” which in reality is a computer lab that is based of 15 donated computers to be used for school work for the College students. You may say well 15 computers is a lot. Not really when you consider the number of students whom attend College to be able to live a better life.

    If I win this contest I will donate everything but the HP Mini (I will keep for myself) to our Compu Center at college. The donated hardware will be used by hundreds of College students and we will ALL be grateful for your geneirosity. If I win I will also contact local news channels to record and evidence the donation and to give thanks to you and HP.

    Thank you very much for your time.

    God Bless.

  • Cristian Ballesteros

    Geekstogo,
    I would like to start of by saying thank you for this amazing contest. My name is Cristian Ballesteros and I live in Bogota, Colombia. If I win this grand giveaway I think I will put it to best use because not only will I use it but hundreds if not thousands of people will use the hardware as well. I am a 20 year old College student who is struggling, along with my class mates to finish our school work and assignments. At our College we have a “Compu Center” which in reality is a computer lab that is based of 15 donated computers to be used for school work for the College students. You may say well 15 computers is a lot. Not really when you consider the number of students whom attend College to be able to live a better life.

    If I win this contest I will donate everything but the HP Mini (I will keep for myself) to our Compu Center at college. The donated hardware will be used by hundreds of College students and we will ALL be grateful for your geneirosity. If I win I will also contact local news channels to record and evidence the donation and to give thanks to you and HP.

    Thank you very much for your time.

    God Bless.

  • Jonas Knipper

    First up, thanks for your work and for having this contest.
    To be perfectly honest, the HP TouchSmart and the Mini 1000 look absolutely fascinating to me in terms of the concept behind them. I am somewhat of a tech geek (in fact, if you google my name, you'll find that James and the late Marc Orchant from the "On The Run with Tablet PCs" podcast were so nice as to take half an episode to answer a question that I sent in), so I would love to be able to use them in my daily work as an aspiring entrepreneur.

    Now to the giving part: I reside in Germany, but since the machines are set up for the US, I would give the laptops, printer, and software to a group of students at my former university who support Habitat for Humanity in Mississippi and travel there once a year to help build new houses (http://www.mad-ev.org/) . I know that there are a lot of young people in these communities, so a school there could probably put the gear to good use.

  • Jonas Knipper

    First up, thanks for your work and for having this contest.
    To be perfectly honest, the HP TouchSmart and the Mini 1000 look absolutely fascinating to me in terms of the concept behind them. I am somewhat of a tech geek (in fact, if you google my name, you'll find that James and the late Marc Orchant from the "On The Run with Tablet PCs" podcast were so nice as to take half an episode to answer a question that I sent in), so I would love to be able to use them in my daily work as an aspiring entrepreneur.

    Now to the giving part: I reside in Germany, but since the machines are set up for the US, I would give the laptops, printer, and software to a group of students at my former university who support Habitat for Humanity in Mississippi and travel there once a year to help build new houses (http://www.mad-ev.org/) . I know that there are a lot of young people in these communities, so a school there could probably put the gear to good use.

  • Florin

    This contest comes just in time cause I wanted to give some magic for some autistic kids so they can have a magical Christmas just like mine when I got my first PC, few years ago. I even started a blog for the association at podulung.wordpress.com, but it's only in Romanian, and they don't really have at this moment a PC on which to write on the blog.
    I hope they have a little luck with you guys.

    Thank you and have the most beautiful holiday season!

  • Florin

    This contest comes just in time cause I wanted to give some magic for some autistic kids so they can have a magical Christmas just like mine when I got my first PC, few years ago. I even started a blog for the association at podulung.wordpress.com, but it's only in Romanian, and they don't really have at this moment a PC on which to write on the blog.
    I hope they have a little luck with you guys.

    Thank you and have the most beautiful holiday season!

  • James

    All I really need is a new PC so I would keep the desktop and give the rest away.

    The laptops I would share out between my siblings. I would give the other hardware to my parents.

    Not sure who would want the rest but I'm sure I could find some takers!

  • James

    All I really need is a new PC so I would keep the desktop and give the rest away.

    The laptops I would share out between my siblings. I would give the other hardware to my parents.

    Not sure who would want the rest but I'm sure I could find some takers!

  • Ken

    Wow, HP and Microsoft are being extremely generous given the economic times that we live in today. Win or lose, I think these two companies have gained my respect and deserve to be rewarded with some loyalty by all members that participate in the contest no matter which sites they frequent. Thank you HP and MS.

  • Ken

    Wow, HP and Microsoft are being extremely generous given the economic times that we live in today. Win or lose, I think these two companies have gained my respect and deserve to be rewarded with some loyalty by all members that participate in the contest no matter which sites they frequent. Thank you HP and MS.

  • Desi

    The powerful HDX, the Media Connect, and the printer would complement my needs. The TouchSmart would be perfect for my Dad a senior citizen who plays games, organizes photos, and listens to music. My girlfriend's young daughter writes stories. She spends time weekly with each parent, the portable Mini is perfect for her. The Pavilion would find a nice home with an elderly couple,currently using Windows Millennium, who often call me for tech support.

  • Desi

    The powerful HDX, the Media Connect, and the printer would complement my needs. The TouchSmart would be perfect for my Dad a senior citizen who plays games, organizes photos, and listens to music. My girlfriend's young daughter writes stories. She spends time weekly with each parent, the portable Mini is perfect for her. The Pavilion would find a nice home with an elderly couple,currently using Windows Millennium, who often call me for tech support.

  • Rafael dos Santos Correia

    If I win this prize I would like to give:

    One notebook to my girlfriend, as she is becoming a teacher and will need it to prepare her lessons, and organize her teste and stuff;

    One notebook to my church, in which I'm a teenager teacher. We need something to project the slides on the wall, and organize our meetings and schedules to the growing of the class.
    The printer and photo/pack I would like to give to my mother-in-law, since she's a photographer, and would be really nice to her if she could print her job at home.
    The movies I would like to give to my cousins, one of which has toxoplasmosis, so he likes to watch colored TV shows very closely.
    The media receiver I would like to donate to the victims of a flood in my country, in the southern states (http://edition.cnn.com/2008/WORLD/americas/12/02/brazil.floods/index.html).
    The other notebook and computer I would like to have to myself, since I'm coursing Computer Engineering and don't even have a computer that meets the minimum system requirements for programming and simulating.
    Thanks for the attention!

  • Robert Krasser

    I would give a laptop to my niece who is being raised by her grandparents because her mom cannot take care of her. She is in high school and could greatly use and appreciate one.

  • Rafael dos Santos Correia

    If I win this prize I would like to give:

    One notebook to my girlfriend, as she is becoming a teacher and will need it to prepare her lessons, and organize her teste and stuff;

    One notebook to my church, in which I'm a teenager teacher. We need something to project the slides on the wall, and organize our meetings and schedules to the growing of the class.
    The printer and photo/pack I would like to give to my mother-in-law, since she's a photographer, and would be really nice to her if she could print her job at home.
    The movies I would like to give to my cousins, one of which has toxoplasmosis, so he likes to watch colored TV shows very closely.
    The media receiver I would like to donate to the victims of a flood in my country, in the southern states (http://edition.cnn.com/2008/WORLD/americas/12/02/brazil.floods/index.html).
    The other notebook and computer I would like to have to myself, since I'm coursing Computer Engineering and don't even have a computer that meets the minimum system requirements for programming and simulating.
    Thanks for the attention!

  • Robert Krasser

    I would give a laptop to my niece who is being raised by her grandparents because her mom cannot take care of her. She is in high school and could greatly use and appreciate one.

  • Howard

    Wow, this is awesome. I don't know who I'd give the stuff to. Probably some kids I know that would benefit from a new computer.

  • Howard

    Wow, this is awesome. I don't know who I'd give the stuff to. Probably some kids I know that would benefit from a new computer.

  • http://worldbymike.blogspot.com MikeyB

    If I win I would spread the love to my friends and family as follows. My fiancée and I would give the Pavillion dv4 notebook to our good friend who’s been looking for something more environmentally friendly than his current big old desktop. My Dad desperately needs a new printer so he’d get the Photosmart and my brother could really use the Mini 1000 because he’s a teacher and his old laptop is too big to use in class. Kung Fu Panda would be great for family movie nights and you can never have enough photo printer ink. The TouchSmart we'd keep in our bedroom and use it as our TV. Being recent grads we have virtually no money so winning such a prize pack would be amazing! We’d also keep the MediaSmart Connect and add it to the home network for access our media from the living room. Finally, the HDX and MS Office would go to my fiancée since she’s still using Office 2000 and would appreciate and upgrade.

  • http://worldbymike.blogspot.com MikeyB

    If I win I would spread the love to my friends and family as follows. My fiancée and I would give the Pavillion dv4 notebook to our good friend who’s been looking for something more environmentally friendly than his current big old desktop. My Dad desperately needs a new printer so he’d get the Photosmart and my brother could really use the Mini 1000 because he’s a teacher and his old laptop is too big to use in class. Kung Fu Panda would be great for family movie nights and you can never have enough photo printer ink. The TouchSmart we'd keep in our bedroom and use it as our TV. Being recent grads we have virtually no money so winning such a prize pack would be amazing! We’d also keep the MediaSmart Connect and add it to the home network for access our media from the living room. Finally, the HDX and MS Office would go to my fiancée since she’s still using Office 2000 and would appreciate and upgrade.

  • charlie

    I would keep one of the laptops,and the rest I donate to a childrens home or similar in the US.They are in greater need for things like that,then myself or my family or friends.

  • charlie

    I would keep one of the laptops,and the rest I donate to a childrens home or similar in the US.They are in greater need for things like that,then myself or my family or friends.

  • http://blog.alvarezdaniel.com.ar Daniel Alvarez

    Hi, my name is Daniel Alvarez, I am a developer from Argentina, and my computer is an AMD Sempron 2800 +, running on an MSI mother and 1Gb of RAM and a 120Gb disk. My idea of winning this competition is to replace my desktop computer with a good notebook, because now It is a little slow in performance and I can not buy another at this time. I have 2 godchildren (7 and 8 years old), which I think help by offering a notebook for each, which will help them with their education and their approach to computing. My wife is also in need of a computer, which will help in their daily work (she works as a beautician, and there are several programs that she could use on a laptop)

  • http://blog.alvarezdaniel.com.ar Daniel Alvarez

    Hi, my name is Daniel Alvarez, I am a developer from Argentina, and my computer is an AMD Sempron 2800 +, running on an MSI mother and 1Gb of RAM and a 120Gb disk. My idea of winning this competition is to replace my desktop computer with a good notebook, because now It is a little slow in performance and I can not buy another at this time. I have 2 godchildren (7 and 8 years old), which I think help by offering a notebook for each, which will help them with their education and their approach to computing. My wife is also in need of a computer, which will help in their daily work (she works as a beautician, and there are several programs that she could use on a laptop)

  • http://micoutopia.com.ar Marcelo Lynch

    I will share the software with my school, and some equipment to my local library. Another idea I have is to make a contest, a ticket system, and the gain money, give it to the charity. I would love to share the magic.

    Is this enough for me to enter the contest? Because I will sure share more, but I have to think so if and when I win...

    Thanks!

  • http://micoutopia.com.ar Marcelo Lynch

    I will share the software with my school, and some equipment to my local library. Another idea I have is to make a contest, a ticket system, and the gain money, give it to the charity. I would love to share the magic.

    Is this enough for me to enter the contest? Because I will sure share more, but I have to think so if and when I win...

    Thanks!

  • Paul

    I'd put everything under our Christmas tree and I'd wait for everyone else of my family to pick one of these prizes. So I wouldn't have to make up my mind whom to give what, I'd just wait and see.

  • Paul

    I'd put everything under our Christmas tree and I'd wait for everyone else of my family to pick one of these prizes. So I wouldn't have to make up my mind whom to give what, I'd just wait and see.

  • charlie

    sorry,double post

  • Susan Walters

    Well I have 3 kids in or working at a college.

    So the HP HDX 18 would go to my oldest (Nikki) at Texas U. My Son (Matt)at Univ. Of Illinois would get the dv4.
    My youngest daughter (Ashley)at NIU in Illinois would get the HP mini 1000.

    The touchsmart desktop my son in law Jim could really use and my grandson Eric would love the kung fu panda DVD. My Dell printer would go to Jim and I would keep the HP along with the value pack.

    We would all figure out which of the kids needs the office, live and studio corell and the Media receiver I would setup with my own HP laptop.

    Something for everyone.

    Thanks for the contest.

  • charlie

    sorry,double post

  • Susan Walters

    Well I have 3 kids in or working at a college.

    So the HP HDX 18 would go to my oldest (Nikki) at Texas U. My Son (Matt)at Univ. Of Illinois would get the dv4.
    My youngest daughter (Ashley)at NIU in Illinois would get the HP mini 1000.

    The touchsmart desktop my son in law Jim could really use and my grandson Eric would love the kung fu panda DVD. My Dell printer would go to Jim and I would keep the HP along with the value pack.

    We would all figure out which of the kids needs the office, live and studio corell and the Media receiver I would setup with my own HP laptop.

    Something for everyone.

    Thanks for the contest.

  • Amitai Rosenberg

    I think I want the HP Touchsmart.
    It's so cool!
    It loos really nice.

  • JB

    I know for certain that the printer will go to our local green organization, which at the moment has no way to print in color. A laptop will go to one of my friends, who will need it next year, for he is going to collage. As for the rest, I will think about something...

  • Amitai Rosenberg

    I think I want the HP Touchsmart.
    It's so cool!
    It loos really nice.

  • JB

    I know for certain that the printer will go to our local green organization, which at the moment has no way to print in color. A laptop will go to one of my friends, who will need it next year, for he is going to collage. As for the rest, I will think about something...

  • Joel Peña

    Reading this in your BLOG I've seen in an excellent opportunity to help a humanitarian institution (ILAC, Creighton University) that
    has an education center in my house (Dominican Republic). It is a hall of tasks that benefits dozen boys and girls of scarce economic resources, the center is limited to teach basic but with what these teams can do a more complete job.

    Of the prizes really interests me only HP HDX Series 18, the other prizes are given to boys and girls so they use it in their technology education

    Usually they (children) do not have any contact with the technology inside or outside your home.
    If you take it into account Notify me please. I'm ready to teach them how to use the equity already donarles the internet. Thank you

  • Joel Peña

    Reading this in your BLOG I've seen in an excellent opportunity to help a humanitarian institution (ILAC, Creighton University) that
    has an education center in my house (Dominican Republic). It is a hall of tasks that benefits dozen boys and girls of scarce economic resources, the center is limited to teach basic but with what these teams can do a more complete job.

    Of the prizes really interests me only HP HDX Series 18, the other prizes are given to boys and girls so they use it in their technology education

    Usually they (children) do not have any contact with the technology inside or outside your home.
    If you take it into account Notify me please. I'm ready to teach them how to use the equity already donarles the internet. Thank you

  • Craig S.

    I would share at least one of the computers with a local group of family doctors that I know. There are several in the group here in mid-Michigan that I am talking about and I know they could use it. As you know, Michigan is just about as hard-hit as anyone in this country, and with people here losing insurance at an astronomical rate these guys provide a lot of their services for free or at a discounted rate to a lot of people. These people in this community (and this county as they cover several hospitals) rely on them and I know this would help in terms of keeping track of patient data and would provide for a convenient and paperless way to provide the healthcare that these people need.

  • Craig S.

    I would share at least one of the computers with a local group of family doctors that I know. There are several in the group here in mid-Michigan that I am talking about and I know they could use it. As you know, Michigan is just about as hard-hit as anyone in this country, and with people here losing insurance at an astronomical rate these guys provide a lot of their services for free or at a discounted rate to a lot of people. These people in this community (and this county as they cover several hospitals) rely on them and I know this would help in terms of keeping track of patient data and would provide for a convenient and paperless way to provide the healthcare that these people need.

  • http://mobilescholar.wordpress.com mobilescholar

    As a scholar finishing a Master's degree -- one that seeks to understand historical aspects of inter-faith relations -- I know that technology increases the efficiency of research. Mobility is also important to academics who visit archives and libraries regularly. The Mini 1000 will serve well as a basic mobile research platform for both myself and my wife, who also is finishing her Master’s degree. The battery of my current four-year-old laptop will no longer hold a charge, and a replacement is too costly.

    The Pavilion dv4 and HDX laptops could be of use to fellow graduate students from my department who do not have personal computers.

    As an expecting father far from my and my wife’s family, the HP
    TouchSmart, the printer, and associated media components will help
    record our first pregnancy and our child’s early years, so our extended families can participate in this exciting time. Photographs and movies are merely substitutes for the presence of family, but the media can help maintain these important connections from across long distances.

    Finally, my youngest sibling, a Taekwondo student, would appreciate the Kung Fu Panda DVDs.

  • http://mobilescholar.wordpress.com mobilescholar

    As a scholar finishing a Master's degree -- one that seeks to understand historical aspects of inter-faith relations -- I know that technology increases the efficiency of research. Mobility is also important to academics who visit archives and libraries regularly. The Mini 1000 will serve well as a basic mobile research platform for both myself and my wife, who also is finishing her Master’s degree. The battery of my current four-year-old laptop will no longer hold a charge, and a replacement is too costly.

    The Pavilion dv4 and HDX laptops could be of use to fellow graduate students from my department who do not have personal computers.

    As an expecting father far from my and my wife’s family, the HP
    TouchSmart, the printer, and associated media components will help
    record our first pregnancy and our child’s early years, so our extended families can participate in this exciting time. Photographs and movies are merely substitutes for the presence of family, but the media can help maintain these important connections from across long distances.

    Finally, my youngest sibling, a Taekwondo student, would appreciate the Kung Fu Panda DVDs.

  • Andre Da Costa

    Thanks for this wonderful opportunity to participate in the HP Magic Giveaway. Its quite overwhelming when you think about what HP, Microsoft and Gotta Be Mobile are giving away. HP has exemplified something here, the gift of giving, so why not do the same? If I were to win all this hardware, the first place I thought of sharing some of these gifts with is my Church. St. Josephs Roman Catholic Cross Keys has been a significant contributor to this small community in South Manchester. Serving not only the spiritual aspects of its congregation but providing a foundation for families and the youth such as a Basic School constructed in 2005. The church started its first Youth Club program in fall of 1997 and has been consistent ever since by providing opportunities for the Youth through social activities such as sports, summer schooling and trips.

    What would I share? One of the laptops (HP Pavilion dv4 series Entertainment Notebook PC) and the HP Photosmart c6380 Wireless Printer printer are part of my sharing the magic idea. A lot of folks are in rough economic times (world-wide)right now. A non-profit organization such as my church does not have the bugdet or resources to invest in state of the art technology, but giving them these hardware gifts would be a significant contribution I believe in helping out the church in whatever way I can technology wise. The rest would be shared among family and friends. I want the TouchSmart, that's specifically why I entered this. This wonderful package is screaming, show the good in you, so why not make the 'smart' choice of sharing the magic too. Thanks!

  • Andre Da Costa

    Thanks for this wonderful opportunity to participate in the HP Magic Giveaway. Its quite overwhelming when you think about what HP, Microsoft and Gotta Be Mobile are giving away. HP has exemplified something here, the gift of giving, so why not do the same? If I were to win all this hardware, the first place I thought of sharing some of these gifts with is my Church. St. Josephs Roman Catholic Cross Keys has been a significant contributor to this small community in South Manchester. Serving not only the spiritual aspects of its congregation but providing a foundation for families and the youth such as a Basic School constructed in 2005. The church started its first Youth Club program in fall of 1997 and has been consistent ever since by providing opportunities for the Youth through social activities such as sports, summer schooling and trips.

    What would I share? One of the laptops (HP Pavilion dv4 series Entertainment Notebook PC) and the HP Photosmart c6380 Wireless Printer printer are part of my sharing the magic idea. A lot of folks are in rough economic times (world-wide)right now. A non-profit organization such as my church does not have the bugdet or resources to invest in state of the art technology, but giving them these hardware gifts would be a significant contribution I believe in helping out the church in whatever way I can technology wise. The rest would be shared among family and friends. I want the TouchSmart, that's specifically why I entered this. This wonderful package is screaming, show the good in you, so why not make the 'smart' choice of sharing the magic too. Thanks!

  • Tanya Wilson

    Thank you for hosting a great contest and a wonderful opportunity to "share the love". Its great that these collective prizes will impact so many lives in a powerful, positive way.
    If I was fortunate enough to win, I would love to be able to gift a computer to my daughter who is working diligently in establishing independent functionality as a young, autistic adult. Our large family (includes 5 kids) has very limited financial resources, and having her own computer would be therapeutic and allow her to blog, take online courses,network socially and really take advantage of all the positive attributes that the internet has to offer.
    I would also love to gift a needy family through the Endependence Center (http://www.endependence.org/) a wonderful, local organization in my area that has been instrumental in providing transitional services for my daughter and many other families with disabilities. My daughter and I tutor there once a week, and we know first hand that this gift would really change a person's life.
    Lastly, I would love to win a laptop for myself (we have one old desktop for our 7 member family) and gift a laptop to a co-worker & close friend who is a struggling, single, young Mom. She and I are both nurses at at a Local hospital here in Virginia. We have promised to see each other through acquiring our degrees together (we're enrolled together at Indiana State University's online RN-BSN program) and this would be a blessed and most useful gift.

  • Tanya Wilson

    Thank you for hosting a great contest and a wonderful opportunity to "share the love". Its great that these collective prizes will impact so many lives in a powerful, positive way.
    If I was fortunate enough to win, I would love to be able to gift a computer to my daughter who is working diligently in establishing independent functionality as a young, autistic adult. Our large family (includes 5 kids) has very limited financial resources, and having her own computer would be therapeutic and allow her to blog, take online courses,network socially and really take advantage of all the positive attributes that the internet has to offer.
    I would also love to gift a needy family through the Endependence Center (http://www.endependence.org/) a wonderful, local organization in my area that has been instrumental in providing transitional services for my daughter and many other families with disabilities. My daughter and I tutor there once a week, and we know first hand that this gift would really change a person's life.
    Lastly, I would love to win a laptop for myself (we have one old desktop for our 7 member family) and gift a laptop to a co-worker & close friend who is a struggling, single, young Mom. She and I are both nurses at at a Local hospital here in Virginia. We have promised to see each other through acquiring our degrees together (we're enrolled together at Indiana State University's online RN-BSN program) and this would be a blessed and most useful gift.

  • Brandon Young

    I would most likely take a notebook and the netbook and share the other products with my roommate. He is studying to be an engineer but he is working with the oldest computer I have ever seen. He can never take it to class to take notes and he can't run most of the engineering software that is required. He spends most of his time in the computer lab doing his work.

  • Brandon Young

    I would most likely take a notebook and the netbook and share the other products with my roommate. He is studying to be an engineer but he is working with the oldest computer I have ever seen. He can never take it to class to take notes and he can't run most of the engineering software that is required. He spends most of his time in the computer lab doing his work.

  • Lukas Heyny

    I help a lot of people around me with their computers, but lately my mother has needed
    my help more often, than i had time to give. The reason for this is her 10 year old pc, which i will replace with one of the computers from the package, if i got it. And you can believe me that i will do this, because it is also in my best interest :-). On top of this, I promise, that one of the prices (probably the printer or mini-laptop) will go to my mother’s class, because it consists of 90% immigrants and 10% handicapped children (i am not exaggerating!), which are the poorest people i know.

  • Lukas Heyny

    I help a lot of people around me with their computers, but lately my mother has needed
    my help more often, than i had time to give. The reason for this is her 10 year old pc, which i will replace with one of the computers from the package, if i got it. And you can believe me that i will do this, because it is also in my best interest :-). On top of this, I promise, that one of the prices (probably the printer or mini-laptop) will go to my mother’s class, because it consists of 90% immigrants and 10% handicapped children (i am not exaggerating!), which are the poorest people i know.

  • Te Wann

    I would give out 3 of the systems (haven't decided which ones but I'd probably keep the HDX).

    1 would go to replace my parents computer, 1 for my grandad and 1 to a charitable organisation for kids as a christmas gift.

  • http://nnnnn.livejournal.com/ Jonathan Bressie

    I would share the prize with Pankow Vocational Tech. It is a school where you can take computer courses (and others) through my old high school (for high school credits and certifications). If I won, I would go to the school and conduct a short survey. Whoever has no computer, the worst/oldest computer, or teacher's suggestion to further narrow it if needed, would be the winners of the prizes. I had an old computer through middle school and through into college (200mhz pentium I...), yet I am a computer science major. So I know how tough it can be when you want to pursue a future in computers, but just don't have the money to get one. I would love to help them, and I know for a fact that they would make great use of the prizes. You can't really do much without your own computer as a software dev student. You can't even use library computers because you would have to install _at least_ your compiler (much less essentials like an IDE), which isn't allowed, or possibly not even possible. I would keep one laptop for myself for college, and maybe give the mini to my mother (since it is more of a netbook than a full pc -- if I'm not mistaken).

  • Te Wann

    I would give out 3 of the systems (haven't decided which ones but I'd probably keep the HDX).

    1 would go to replace my parents computer, 1 for my grandad and 1 to a charitable organisation for kids as a christmas gift.

  • http://nnnnn.livejournal.com/ Jonathan Bressie

    I would share the prize with Pankow Vocational Tech. It is a school where you can take computer courses (and others) through my old high school (for high school credits and certifications). If I won, I would go to the school and conduct a short survey. Whoever has no computer, the worst/oldest computer, or teacher's suggestion to further narrow it if needed, would be the winners of the prizes. I had an old computer through middle school and through into college (200mhz pentium I...), yet I am a computer science major. So I know how tough it can be when you want to pursue a future in computers, but just don't have the money to get one. I would love to help them, and I know for a fact that they would make great use of the prizes. You can't really do much without your own computer as a software dev student. You can't even use library computers because you would have to install _at least_ your compiler (much less essentials like an IDE), which isn't allowed, or possibly not even possible. I would keep one laptop for myself for college, and maybe give the mini to my mother (since it is more of a netbook than a full pc -- if I'm not mistaken).

  • http://www.missmalevolent.com Miss Malevolent

    Well, for myself I just want the gaming laptop. My best friend has been talking about getting a netbook so I'd give her that. My mom has this Pentium 3 with a 10GB HD and 64MB of RAM. Obviously that computer is so slow it's only purpose is to gather dust. So I'd give her the touchscreen desktop. Friend was interested in the printer...and my sister was asking me to buy her a laptop, so there goes the other laptop. Don't need the Office Suite, cause I already have it, so that can get installed on all their computers...my sis' 5 year old can get the Kung-Fu Panda movie...dunno about what to do with the media center though. I'll have to think about that.

  • http://www.missmalevolent.com Miss Malevolent

    Well, for myself I just want the gaming laptop. My best friend has been talking about getting a netbook so I'd give her that. My mom has this Pentium 3 with a 10GB HD and 64MB of RAM. Obviously that computer is so slow it's only purpose is to gather dust. So I'd give her the touchscreen desktop. Friend was interested in the printer...and my sister was asking me to buy her a laptop, so there goes the other laptop. Don't need the Office Suite, cause I already have it, so that can get installed on all their computers...my sis' 5 year old can get the Kung-Fu Panda movie...dunno about what to do with the media center though. I'll have to think about that.

  • David M

    I am hoping to win this contest so that I can donate the laptops to our neighborhood school's robotics club. They are a bunch of 2nd graders starting out using Lego Mindstorms. However, you need computers to program them, and the only computer they have is the instructor's personal laptop that he brings in. It takes quite a long time to get everything done, and 2nd graders aren't known for their patience having to wait their turn to use the computer. Having a few more would certainly make a huge improvement in their lives. And the instructor wouldn't have to risk his personal computer:)

  • David M

    I am hoping to win this contest so that I can donate the laptops to our neighborhood school's robotics club. They are a bunch of 2nd graders starting out using Lego Mindstorms. However, you need computers to program them, and the only computer they have is the instructor's personal laptop that he brings in. It takes quite a long time to get everything done, and 2nd graders aren't known for their patience having to wait their turn to use the computer. Having a few more would certainly make a huge improvement in their lives. And the instructor wouldn't have to risk his personal computer:)

  • Steve

    I'd end up giving the IQ816 & C6380 to my mother who is still using an ancient computer, one of the notebooks and the photo pak to my sister, the mini 1000 to my brother-in-law, the kung fu panda to their son, and keep the other notebook and mediasmart.

    No idea who would actually get any use out of the software though :/

  • http://chiefshepherd.net Ray Waldo

    I serve as the pastor a small church in the USA and as the bishop of several churches in D.R. Congo, Africa. I would like to present a laptop & printer to the pastor of our sister church in Congo. This pastor lives in the Eastern portion of the country where the war is still going on and life is difficult. He currently has to visit a cyber cafe to use a computer. My present laptop would be given to the ministerial training center that he oversees. I would use the HP desktop & other laptop to pursue my ministry of writing and supporting other ministers throughout the world (http://chiefshepherd.net). And of course the media connect device would be put to a less BUSINESS related purpose .

  • Steve

    I'd end up giving the IQ816 & C6380 to my mother who is still using an ancient computer, one of the notebooks and the photo pak to my sister, the mini 1000 to my brother-in-law, the kung fu panda to their son, and keep the other notebook and mediasmart.

    No idea who would actually get any use out of the software though :/

  • http://chiefshepherd.net Ray Waldo

    I serve as the pastor a small church in the USA and as the bishop of several churches in D.R. Congo, Africa. I would like to present a laptop & printer to the pastor of our sister church in Congo. This pastor lives in the Eastern portion of the country where the war is still going on and life is difficult. He currently has to visit a cyber cafe to use a computer. My present laptop would be given to the ministerial training center that he oversees. I would use the HP desktop & other laptop to pursue my ministry of writing and supporting other ministers throughout the world (http://chiefshepherd.net). And of course the media connect device would be put to a less BUSINESS related purpose .

  • http://www.technomomreviews.com erica m

    HP Pavilion dv4 series Entertainment Notebook PC
    HP Mini 1000
    HP MediaSmart Connect digital media receiver
    HP Photosmart C6380 Wireless AIO multifunction
    HP 564 Photo Value Pak
    Kung Fu Panda (DVD & Blu-ray)

    These would all be shared with either the Pregnancy Care Center or Children's Advocacy Center in our home town!

  • http://www.technomomreviews.com erica m

    HP Pavilion dv4 series Entertainment Notebook PC
    HP Mini 1000
    HP MediaSmart Connect digital media receiver
    HP Photosmart C6380 Wireless AIO multifunction
    HP 564 Photo Value Pak
    Kung Fu Panda (DVD & Blu-ray)

    These would all be shared with either the Pregnancy Care Center or Children's Advocacy Center in our home town!

  • Heather

    Laptop: My friend who cannot afford to even buy a $300 refurbished computer. He has since lost touch with many of his best friends- and he worries about them constantly.
    Computer/printer: to my mom. She's the owner of a (very) small business, and its really struggling right now. Having the up-to-date technology would really make a world of difference in how she communicates with her customers and manage her inventory (books).
    Mini: my sister. She is newly-named Editor of her college paper and could really use it.

  • Eric Lee

    I would share the package with my immediate family, namely the desktop would go to her so she can stay in touch with her 2 grandkids via webcam as she is by herself. I would keep one to use for work/entertainment as I have always had hand me downs and never a new computer. My wife would receive one so we don't have to coordinate usage on the current home computer which would be donated to charity.

  • Heather

    Laptop: My friend who cannot afford to even buy a $300 refurbished computer. He has since lost touch with many of his best friends- and he worries about them constantly.
    Computer/printer: to my mom. She's the owner of a (very) small business, and its really struggling right now. Having the up-to-date technology would really make a world of difference in how she communicates with her customers and manage her inventory (books).
    Mini: my sister. She is newly-named Editor of her college paper and could really use it.

  • Eric Lee

    I would share the package with my immediate family, namely the desktop would go to her so she can stay in touch with her 2 grandkids via webcam as she is by herself. I would keep one to use for work/entertainment as I have always had hand me downs and never a new computer. My wife would receive one so we don't have to coordinate usage on the current home computer which would be donated to charity.

  • Jegatheez

    If I win the gift,i will be providing the laptop and printers to my sister who is doing her Master degree. It will be very useful for her project and study works.HP media smart connect will go to my girl friend who is a movie freak..

  • Jegatheez

    If I win the gift,i will be providing the laptop and printers to my sister who is doing her Master degree. It will be very useful for her project and study works.HP media smart connect will go to my girl friend who is a movie freak..

  • Jenny

    I would only keep one of the PCs for myself (haven't decided which one), but give the rest of the package away. I am already so much luckier than many people I know, so I want to share this with others! I have cousins who have never owned a computer before, so some of the computers will go out to them. Also, I will donate the printer and the Touchsmart to my church. Even though it's small, it has helped many families and touched all of our lives, but we don't have much money and we lack equipment. I want this package to help as many people as possible, and touch their lives too.

  • Jenny

    I would only keep one of the PCs for myself (haven't decided which one), but give the rest of the package away. I am already so much luckier than many people I know, so I want to share this with others! I have cousins who have never owned a computer before, so some of the computers will go out to them. Also, I will donate the printer and the Touchsmart to my church. Even though it's small, it has helped many families and touched all of our lives, but we don't have much money and we lack equipment. I want this package to help as many people as possible, and touch their lives too.

  • Reeve Luiz

    I have an HP Laptop dv6000 series purchased in 2005. Although this machine is decent, it cannot keep up with my demanding requirements. Unfortunately being a student, I cannot afford to purchase a newer one.

    If I do win the prize, I will firstly sell of this machine and donate the proceeds to the valiant Police force who fought with vigor during the recent Terror attacks that occurred in Mumbai. It was a very disheartening experience and I want to do as much as I can for them. I will personally keep the HDX machine. The HP dv4 machine I will gift to my elder brother on Christmas, as he is using a machine that he was gifted in 2001! It is really really old and I would love to surprise my elder brother by gifting him a spanking new machine!! It would be simply amazing to surprise him as his little bro would really be making his day! The HP Touchsmart PC, I will gift to my darling mother. She is currently learning how to operate a PC on our old Desktop PC which is a Pentium 2(64 MB RAM) machine and is just not good enough by today’s standards. I will donate that old machine to a school where I teach underprivileged kids as a part of my Sharing Care club (http://www.sharingcare.org/). The HP Mini, I will gift to my retired dad. He will be simply delighted to have a small lightweight machine to check his emails and to read the online articles that he loves to read. It would be perfect for him! This gift would all in all, make Christmas a whole lot brighter for my entire family! :D

    Regards & Thanks for this great opportunity!
    Reeve

  • Reeve Luiz

    I have an HP Laptop dv6000 series purchased in 2005. Although this machine is decent, it cannot keep up with my demanding requirements. Unfortunately being a student, I cannot afford to purchase a newer one.

    If I do win the prize, I will firstly sell of this machine and donate the proceeds to the valiant Police force who fought with vigor during the recent Terror attacks that occurred in Mumbai. It was a very disheartening experience and I want to do as much as I can for them. I will personally keep the HDX machine. The HP dv4 machine I will gift to my elder brother on Christmas, as he is using a machine that he was gifted in 2001! It is really really old and I would love to surprise my elder brother by gifting him a spanking new machine!! It would be simply amazing to surprise him as his little bro would really be making his day! The HP Touchsmart PC, I will gift to my darling mother. She is currently learning how to operate a PC on our old Desktop PC which is a Pentium 2(64 MB RAM) machine and is just not good enough by today’s standards. I will donate that old machine to a school where I teach underprivileged kids as a part of my Sharing Care club (http://www.sharingcare.org/). The HP Mini, I will gift to my retired dad. He will be simply delighted to have a small lightweight machine to check his emails and to read the online articles that he loves to read. It would be perfect for him! This gift would all in all, make Christmas a whole lot brighter for my entire family! :D

    Regards & Thanks for this great opportunity!
    Reeve

  • http://www.justmylifemygripespot.blogspot.com justmylife

    I would like to keep a laptop and maybe a deskop for myself and family and would donate the rest to a local charity or to the nomination I receive from my readers. It is really all about the giving.

  • http://www.justmylifemygripespot.blogspot.com justmylife

    I would like to keep a laptop and maybe a deskop for myself and family and would donate the rest to a local charity or to the nomination I receive from my readers. It is really all about the giving.

  • Arnold

    Hello my name is Arnold, I’m from Dominica it's a small Caribbean island located in the Caribbean Sea. If I was to win I would surely put such prizes to great use, firstly I would give away the HP TouchSmart PC to our local Alpha Center a school for mentally challenged children, I'm sure they would put the TouchSmart to good use by using it in the learning process there. Secondly I would also give away the HP Pavilion to our local library a new computer is of great need since the computers they have now are outdated and slow. Thirdly I would also give away the HP Mini to a local Grammar School new computers are always needed since they are the largest secondary school on the island. I would also give away the HP Photosmart printer and HP 564 Photo Value Pak to the main hospital located on the island, also the DVD of Kung Fu Panda is sure to bring excitement to the children in the hospital. Also for the software that comes along I would also give it away to the other schools on the island in an attempt to help them with the technology fields in each school. I would like the HP HDX Notebook PC it will sure come in need for me as I am continuing my education. The HP MediaSmart Connect is wonderful but on the island we do not have any form of HD devices so I am sure it would greatly benefit someone on your site who is willing to accept it.

    Thank you for taking the time to read this.
    Arnold

  • Arnold

    Hello my name is Arnold, I’m from Dominica it's a small Caribbean island located in the Caribbean Sea. If I was to win I would surely put such prizes to great use, firstly I would give away the HP TouchSmart PC to our local Alpha Center a school for mentally challenged children, I'm sure they would put the TouchSmart to good use by using it in the learning process there. Secondly I would also give away the HP Pavilion to our local library a new computer is of great need since the computers they have now are outdated and slow. Thirdly I would also give away the HP Mini to a local Grammar School new computers are always needed since they are the largest secondary school on the island. I would also give away the HP Photosmart printer and HP 564 Photo Value Pak to the main hospital located on the island, also the DVD of Kung Fu Panda is sure to bring excitement to the children in the hospital. Also for the software that comes along I would also give it away to the other schools on the island in an attempt to help them with the technology fields in each school. I would like the HP HDX Notebook PC it will sure come in need for me as I am continuing my education. The HP MediaSmart Connect is wonderful but on the island we do not have any form of HD devices so I am sure it would greatly benefit someone on your site who is willing to accept it.

    Thank you for taking the time to read this.
    Arnold

  • Arnold

    Also here are the pics that go along with my entry
    Picture of local library sorry for the quality it was taken from google: http://tinyurl.com/5pf2mz
    Article Explaining the Alpha Center
    http://www.travellingaid.nl/english/dominca.htm

  • Arnold

    Also here are the pics that go along with my entry
    Picture of local library sorry for the quality it was taken from google: http://tinyurl.com/5pf2mz
    Article Explaining the Alpha Center
    http://www.travellingaid.nl/english/dominca.htm

  • ariel

    the only pc i want is the new HP TouchSmart IQ816 AIO Desktop ,, i saw the comercial and a demo of it,, i was shock when i saw it,, that is the only thing i want everything else i give away, if this comment is not perfect please excuses my english cause i from Dominican Republic...and isnt our lenguage...well see ya.. and thank you.

  • ariel

    the only pc i want is the new HP TouchSmart IQ816 AIO Desktop ,, i saw the comercial and a demo of it,, i was shock when i saw it,, that is the only thing i want everything else i give away, if this comment is not perfect please excuses my english cause i from Dominican Republic...and isnt our lenguage...well see ya.. and thank you.

  • Brett

    Hey,

    I'm Brett and im a broke college student at Butler University in Indianapolis, IN and i could really use this prize package. I would donate half of it to charity. Thanks

  • Brett

    Hey,

    I'm Brett and im a broke college student at Butler University in Indianapolis, IN and i could really use this prize package. I would donate half of it to charity. Thanks

  • http://cdesseno.com.ar Carlos

    If I win, I would share the items with my family and friends also. I am from Argentina, and here all tech-items are more expensive than anywhere. Buying outside isn't a possibility because of the shipping, handling and taxes costs.

    Thanks!

  • http://cdesseno.com.ar Carlos

    If I win, I would share the items with my family and friends also. I am from Argentina, and here all tech-items are more expensive than anywhere. Buying outside isn't a possibility because of the shipping, handling and taxes costs.

    Thanks!

  • Julie Nusbaum

    There are two local families who had recent house fires: one lost everything and has 6 home schooled kids; the other is a struggling single mom with MS. I would love to be able to give each of them a new laptop to help replace a small part of what they've lost. I'd like to give a laptop to my college-bound son as well. I would like to donate the blue ray player, movies and the media smart connect one or more local charitable organizations, though I'd have to research their needs first. The only items I'd like to keep for myself are the desktop computer, since my old one is slowly dying, the printer and perhaps some of the software.

  • McCallister

    I would give part of the prize to the local Interfaith Caregivers organization in my hometown who has been helping my family as my mother receives treatment for cancer. Both my brother, sister, and I are in need of laptops. My sister is studying Chinese and wants to work with children in China after graduating. She has a learning disability and uses special software on her sluggish Compaq laptop that reads text to her as well as Rosetta stone software. My brother is getting ready to apply to colleges and would benefit greatly from his own laptop. The main family computer is an old beige box that can no longer be upgraded. It is incredibly slow and frustrating to use. I've never owned a laptop myself. As student studying film and a screenwriter, a tiny laptop would allow me to write away from my desk.

  • Julie Nusbaum

    There are two local families who had recent house fires: one lost everything and has 6 home schooled kids; the other is a struggling single mom with MS. I would love to be able to give each of them a new laptop to help replace a small part of what they've lost. I'd like to give a laptop to my college-bound son as well. I would like to donate the blue ray player, movies and the media smart connect one or more local charitable organizations, though I'd have to research their needs first. The only items I'd like to keep for myself are the desktop computer, since my old one is slowly dying, the printer and perhaps some of the software.

  • McCallister

    I would give part of the prize to the local Interfaith Caregivers organization in my hometown who has been helping my family as my mother receives treatment for cancer. Both my brother, sister, and I are in need of laptops. My sister is studying Chinese and wants to work with children in China after graduating. She has a learning disability and uses special software on her sluggish Compaq laptop that reads text to her as well as Rosetta stone software. My brother is getting ready to apply to colleges and would benefit greatly from his own laptop. The main family computer is an old beige box that can no longer be upgraded. It is incredibly slow and frustrating to use. I've never owned a laptop myself. As student studying film and a screenwriter, a tiny laptop would allow me to write away from my desk.

  • Maíra

    I live in Brazil and every Easter and Christmas my family and friends make some donation to Graac, a non-governmental institution that helps children with cancer (www.graacc.org.br). Their non-profit hospital helps approximately 2500 children per month, with quimo sessions, surgeries, transplants and others.
    As it could not be different, if I were the winner I would only keep Mini 1000 and HP Pavilion dv4 and share the rest of the products with Graac. I'm sure it would bring lots of joy to those children that face so much suffer along the year. The price of these products in Brazil is very high due to our taxes and maybe it could be their only opportunity to have contact with these top of line products.
    Regards,
    Maíra.

  • Maíra

    I live in Brazil and every Easter and Christmas my family and friends make some donation to Graac, a non-governmental institution that helps children with cancer (www.graacc.org.br). Their non-profit hospital helps approximately 2500 children per month, with quimo sessions, surgeries, transplants and others.
    As it could not be different, if I were the winner I would only keep Mini 1000 and HP Pavilion dv4 and share the rest of the products with Graac. I'm sure it would bring lots of joy to those children that face so much suffer along the year. The price of these products in Brazil is very high due to our taxes and maybe it could be their only opportunity to have contact with these top of line products.
    Regards,
    Maíra.

  • Paul P

    I will be giving 2 of the laptops, printer and office to my nephews who will be able to use them in their education. They are from families that can not afford a computer, and I believe that a computer is a necessity in this day and age.

    Paul

  • Paul P

    I will be giving 2 of the laptops, printer and office to my nephews who will be able to use them in their education. They are from families that can not afford a computer, and I believe that a computer is a necessity in this day and age.

    Paul

  • Ulises

    Hi everybody

    If I win this contest would like to keep the HP TouchSmart
    and give away the rest of the goodies to the posters of the site
    something like 2nd place -> one laptop third place -> another laptop
    etc.

  • Ulises

    Hi everybody

    If I win this contest would like to keep the HP TouchSmart
    and give away the rest of the goodies to the posters of the site
    something like 2nd place -> one laptop third place -> another laptop
    etc.

  • Matt Standley

    I would give my mother and stepfather in Louisiana one of the new computers because theirs crashed and my stepdad was recently laid off from his job. I would give another one of the computers to my dad and stepmom here in Georgia because the computer they have now was bought at a refurbishment place for $150. I would give another computer, the printer, and the media connect to my fellow interns at the theater that I work at because we’re all just starting out in our careers and it’d be nice to share that with someone to help them along. I’d give Kung Fu Panda to my little brother and his friend. The only thing I would keep would be one of the the laptops, and the interns and i would share the photo pack so we could print out some headshots. :-)

  • Matt Standley

    I would give my mother and stepfather in Louisiana one of the new computers because theirs crashed and my stepdad was recently laid off from his job. I would give another one of the computers to my dad and stepmom here in Georgia because the computer they have now was bought at a refurbishment place for $150. I would give another computer, the printer, and the media connect to my fellow interns at the theater that I work at because we’re all just starting out in our careers and it’d be nice to share that with someone to help them along. I’d give Kung Fu Panda to my little brother and his friend. The only thing I would keep would be one of the the laptops, and the interns and i would share the photo pack so we could print out some headshots. :-)

  • http://silverambz.livejournal.com Amber

    If I should win:
    I will only be keeping the desktop and one of the laptops for my homebased business (my gear is seriously obsolete and needs an upgrade to keep me going).
    1 laptop will go to an unemployed friend.
    The Kung Fu Panda DVD's will be going to a friend of mine that is depressed and needs cheering.
    The final laptop will be going to someone I know that works with special needs children to use in her work--she works in tutoring children with autism, and children who are deaf.
    And the printer will be donated to The Fletcher Academy (http://thefletcheracademy.com) which is a school specifically targeted to help children with Autism and other special needs that cannot be met by public schools. The school can decide if it wants to keep the computer for use or to have as a raffle prize so that it can raise money for the school.

  • http://silverambz.livejournal.com Amber

    If I should win:
    I will only be keeping the desktop and one of the laptops for my homebased business (my gear is seriously obsolete and needs an upgrade to keep me going).
    1 laptop will go to an unemployed friend.
    The Kung Fu Panda DVD's will be going to a friend of mine that is depressed and needs cheering.
    The final laptop will be going to someone I know that works with special needs children to use in her work--she works in tutoring children with autism, and children who are deaf.
    And the printer will be donated to The Fletcher Academy (http://thefletcheracademy.com) which is a school specifically targeted to help children with Autism and other special needs that cannot be met by public schools. The school can decide if it wants to keep the computer for use or to have as a raffle prize so that it can raise money for the school.

  • http://none Randall

    thanks for this awesome opportunity geekstogo and hp! :D

    I'd probably keep the touchsmart for myself because it's something I've been wanting. lol

    I will be giving 2 of the laptops to my nephew and niece. My niece plays on her crappy old laptop everyday and I'd love to see her face when I hand her a new hp mini. :D

    My father would get the hdx! I would also give kung fu panda to my niece. XD

  • Ha Hua

    A few months ago I was researching charities and one of them I found was Computers with Causes who donate computers to world wide causes, including veterans and disability programs.
    If I'm lucky enough to win, I'd donate most of the prize to Computers with Causes.
    Also, I'd like to give to my niece one of the notebooks - she is a good student and could benefit from a laptop for school.

    Here is the website for Computers with Causes if anyone is looking for a charity or program to donate to: http://www.computerswithcauses.org/

  • Ha Hua

    A few months ago I was researching charities and one of them I found was Computers with Causes who donate computers to world wide causes, including veterans and disability programs.
    If I'm lucky enough to win, I'd donate most of the prize to Computers with Causes.
    Also, I'd like to give to my niece one of the notebooks - she is a good student and could benefit from a laptop for school.

    Here is the website for Computers with Causes if anyone is looking for a charity or program to donate to: http://www.computerswithcauses.org/

  • http://bartonomus.wordpress.com Paul Barton

    I would give my 10 year old daughter the choice of laptops. She really loves working on the computer and the ability to give her a machine of her own would be like watching roses bloom. She does limited programming with Alice and loves it. She has a curious mind that could do great things, and I love her very much.

  • http://bartonomus.wordpress.com Paul Barton

    I would give my 10 year old daughter the choice of laptops. She really loves working on the computer and the ability to give her a machine of her own would be like watching roses bloom. She does limited programming with Alice and loves it. She has a curious mind that could do great things, and I love her very much.

  • http://www.viewlogic.blogspot.com Y V SAI MADHAV

    I am currently using a p3 system that was gifted to me by my brother years ago.

    I will gift the touchscreen pc to my parents who are too old for the conventional pc. My father is 75+ and mother is 60+.

    I will gift the dv4 notebook to my little sister who is a budding journalist.

    I will give the media smart connect to my brother.

    I will give the Mini to a dear teacher of mine.

    I will keep the hdx and the printer for my use.

  • http://www.viewlogic.blogspot.com Y V SAI MADHAV

    I am currently using a p3 system that was gifted to me by my brother years ago.

    I will gift the touchscreen pc to my parents who are too old for the conventional pc. My father is 75+ and mother is 60+.

    I will gift the dv4 notebook to my little sister who is a budding journalist.

    I will give the media smart connect to my brother.

    I will give the Mini to a dear teacher of mine.

    I will keep the hdx and the printer for my use.

  • http://www.iowaoeshome.com/ Barry Crist

    Should I be fortunate to win this terrific prize I would give one notebook to a nurse/caregiver at the Eastern Star Nursing home in Boone, Iowa. He has cared for my mother so unselfishly for 17 years including volunteering to do things for her on his day off. Knowing him as I do, he would share his laptop with the residents as he does his rounds spreading joy while he works.

    I would also give the entertainment notebook and media receiver to the nursing home for their use in creating a theater room.

    The HP TouchSmart desktop I would keep to replace my aging HP desktop.

    This is a wonderful gesture by the Geeks
    to Go website, HP, Microsoft and Buzzcorps. Tis the season of giving and it's a wonderful idea to have the winners further share the sponsors generosity with worthy causes.

  • http://www.iowaoeshome.com/ Barry Crist

    Should I be fortunate to win this terrific prize I would give one notebook to a nurse/caregiver at the Eastern Star Nursing home in Boone, Iowa. He has cared for my mother so unselfishly for 17 years including volunteering to do things for her on his day off. Knowing him as I do, he would share his laptop with the residents as he does his rounds spreading joy while he works.

    I would also give the entertainment notebook and media receiver to the nursing home for their use in creating a theater room.

    The HP TouchSmart desktop I would keep to replace my aging HP desktop.

    This is a wonderful gesture by the Geeks
    to Go website, HP, Microsoft and Buzzcorps. Tis the season of giving and it's a wonderful idea to have the winners further share the sponsors generosity with worthy causes.

  • http://www.alicantevivo.org Rubén

    I would like to use for me the HP Mini 1000, and donate all the equipment to the cultural organization in which I collaborate: Alicante Vivo (www.alicantevivo.org). It is a free organization which helps people recover old photos and tales from our region, to write the history of our local culture and preserve it for the future. The new computers and software would be wonderful for the team. The multifunction printer would help us to scan and reprint old photos. And maybe the Kung Fu panda could be a nice present for a kid contest that we could make.
    Good luck to everybody!!!

  • http://www.alicantevivo.org Rubén

    I would like to use for me the HP Mini 1000, and donate all the equipment to the cultural organization in which I collaborate: Alicante Vivo (www.alicantevivo.org). It is a free organization which helps people recover old photos and tales from our region, to write the history of our local culture and preserve it for the future. The new computers and software would be wonderful for the team. The multifunction printer would help us to scan and reprint old photos. And maybe the Kung Fu panda could be a nice present for a kid contest that we could make.
    Good luck to everybody!!!

  • Ambroos Vaes

    Hi! I'd share most of it with my mum, since we have only one family computer she almost never has the chance to use it (I'm always behind the screen!). So she would definately get a laptop!

  • Darren Humphries

    My plan for this prize package would be to give 2 of the computers to a local Boys and Girls Club. They are a community centre that has a computer room for kids to use but rather old computers. They rely on donations, so this would help out a lot. Actually, the photo kit and printer would be for them as well.

    I would be looking to hang on to the Mini 1000 and the larger laptop for me and my family. You know how it is with a family of 5 and 2 computers! :/

    Hoping to win! Thanks guys!

  • Ambroos Vaes

    Hi! I'd share most of it with my mum, since we have only one family computer she almost never has the chance to use it (I'm always behind the screen!). So she would definately get a laptop!

  • Darren Humphries

    My plan for this prize package would be to give 2 of the computers to a local Boys and Girls Club. They are a community centre that has a computer room for kids to use but rather old computers. They rely on donations, so this would help out a lot. Actually, the photo kit and printer would be for them as well.

    I would be looking to hang on to the Mini 1000 and the larger laptop for me and my family. You know how it is with a family of 5 and 2 computers! :/

    Hoping to win! Thanks guys!

  • http://notevenatshirt.blogspot.com Veronica Baum

    For quite a while now I have watched my two dear friends do their best to use their dilapidated computers. Allison's laptop has recently die all together and so she has gone back to using her ten-year-old desktop that barely runs. Shawnda's laptop is still working, but that's relatively speaking; not to mention that the lid won't even stay open on it's own any more--she has to hold it open with one hand and type with the other. What's so hard about this is knowing that these are two of the most deserving people I've ever met. Allison is a spanish teacher who pours herself into her students. She is available to them for encouragement and emotional support 24 hours a day. They all have her email and phone number so that they can text her and they frequently turn to her for advice. Shawnda is a nanny who has devoted her life to nurturing the little ones she takes care of; she even offers free babysitting to the families she no longer works for just so that she can keep in contact with the children she used to take care of. On top of all of this, both of these women take a group of students to the Dominican Republic every January for a missions trip to an orphanage. I know, right? There aren't many people that would make me feel warmer inside to bless with a gift like this. Teachers and nannies aren't exactly the best paid bunch on the planet, so this would be such a wonderful opportunity to really really reward them for actually contributing to this world, instead of just taking from it.
    If I win, I plan to give away two of the laptops (I will probably let them each take their pick) as well as the printer; I will probably keep the rest for my family.
    I have four kids who need a good computer for school work as well as everything else that kids like to do online. I'm a nurse and we aren't the best paid bunch either! It will really bless my heart to see how excited all of these people that I love so much will be blessed by this. Thanks!

  • http://notevenatshirt.blogspot.com Veronica Baum

    For quite a while now I have watched my two dear friends do their best to use their dilapidated computers. Allison's laptop has recently die all together and so she has gone back to using her ten-year-old desktop that barely runs. Shawnda's laptop is still working, but that's relatively speaking; not to mention that the lid won't even stay open on it's own any more--she has to hold it open with one hand and type with the other. What's so hard about this is knowing that these are two of the most deserving people I've ever met. Allison is a spanish teacher who pours herself into her students. She is available to them for encouragement and emotional support 24 hours a day. They all have her email and phone number so that they can text her and they frequently turn to her for advice. Shawnda is a nanny who has devoted her life to nurturing the little ones she takes care of; she even offers free babysitting to the families she no longer works for just so that she can keep in contact with the children she used to take care of. On top of all of this, both of these women take a group of students to the Dominican Republic every January for a missions trip to an orphanage. I know, right? There aren't many people that would make me feel warmer inside to bless with a gift like this. Teachers and nannies aren't exactly the best paid bunch on the planet, so this would be such a wonderful opportunity to really really reward them for actually contributing to this world, instead of just taking from it.
    If I win, I plan to give away two of the laptops (I will probably let them each take their pick) as well as the printer; I will probably keep the rest for my family.
    I have four kids who need a good computer for school work as well as everything else that kids like to do online. I'm a nurse and we aren't the best paid bunch either! It will really bless my heart to see how excited all of these people that I love so much will be blessed by this. Thanks!

  • John

    Greetings -
    I would give away one of the laptops, likely the Pavilion dv4, to my cousin whose two children are about to start school. They currently do not have a computer and go to the library to send email and such. They would also get the all-in-one printer.
    I would keep the Touchsmart and the Mediasmart. My household setup is very Media Center centric and the Mediasmart would work very well in this environment.
    Virtually all of the other hardware would go to the local Boy Scout camp - I am heavily involved with the Boy Scouts and their current computer that they do all of their paperwork on is an IBM T20 - and I'm not sure how much life it has left in it.

  • John

    Greetings -
    I would give away one of the laptops, likely the Pavilion dv4, to my cousin whose two children are about to start school. They currently do not have a computer and go to the library to send email and such. They would also get the all-in-one printer.
    I would keep the Touchsmart and the Mediasmart. My household setup is very Media Center centric and the Mediasmart would work very well in this environment.
    Virtually all of the other hardware would go to the local Boy Scout camp - I am heavily involved with the Boy Scouts and their current computer that they do all of their paperwork on is an IBM T20 - and I'm not sure how much life it has left in it.

  • http://todaysthedaytheygivebabiesaway.blogspot.com/ Andrea Drouin

    IF my y entry should be chosen, the prize package will enhance the lives of the 12 teachers and 155 students at Halifax Independent School. The dedicated teachers there are developing our future. Through the use of Art, Science and Music they are teaching kids to be self sufficient thinkers who will one day change our world for the better! The technology of this package will let them explore new avenues of learning and keep up with today's technology. Help me help them.

  • http://todaysthedaytheygivebabiesaway.blogspot.com/ Andrea Drouin

    IF my y entry should be chosen, the prize package will enhance the lives of the 12 teachers and 155 students at Halifax Independent School. The dedicated teachers there are developing our future. Through the use of Art, Science and Music they are teaching kids to be self sufficient thinkers who will one day change our world for the better! The technology of this package will let them explore new avenues of learning and keep up with today's technology. Help me help them.

  • Albert Munsee

    I would keep the love to have the touchsmart for myself and i would give the rest of it away. And i would give the dv4t to my brother which doesn't have a computer, the mini i would give to my nephew which is 13 years old and also doesn't have a computer, and the HDX 18 i would keep for my self as well because i don't have a laptop that nice. And the rest of it will go to my sister which is have a real hard time with the economy being the way that it is. so i hope that i can help out people that are less fortunate than me. Thanks HP and Microsoft.

  • Aleksander W

    I would have to keep a notebook for myself as my Sony Vaio is entering its 6th year of usage and barely pulling through.

    Other than that, I would send one of the other computers to my uncle overseas in Poland who's been running on an ancient 500 megahertz computer with a heavy desire to purchase a new computer to edit photographs. Money proves to be a problem, I'd love to see him be able to edit and store his excellent photographs on a worthy computer.

    My other uncle just had a baby girl and has found himself in a financial crunch with the economy being a construction worker. He's running on at least a 4 year old dell. It'd be great to see him running on a better computer.

    I'd want to give the Mini notebook to a friend in college, who's been struggling on a computer that doesn't even have a task bar.

    As for the rest of the gear, I'd either donate it away to charity or ask around to see if anyone has a need for something.

    Great giveaway! Thanks to everyone who made it possible. Good luck to everyone and I'd like to wish everyone a great upcoming Happy Holidays.

  • Albert Munsee

    I would keep the love to have the touchsmart for myself and i would give the rest of it away. And i would give the dv4t to my brother which doesn't have a computer, the mini i would give to my nephew which is 13 years old and also doesn't have a computer, and the HDX 18 i would keep for my self as well because i don't have a laptop that nice. And the rest of it will go to my sister which is have a real hard time with the economy being the way that it is. so i hope that i can help out people that are less fortunate than me. Thanks HP and Microsoft.

  • Aleksander W

    I would have to keep a notebook for myself as my Sony Vaio is entering its 6th year of usage and barely pulling through.

    Other than that, I would send one of the other computers to my uncle overseas in Poland who's been running on an ancient 500 megahertz computer with a heavy desire to purchase a new computer to edit photographs. Money proves to be a problem, I'd love to see him be able to edit and store his excellent photographs on a worthy computer.

    My other uncle just had a baby girl and has found himself in a financial crunch with the economy being a construction worker. He's running on at least a 4 year old dell. It'd be great to see him running on a better computer.

    I'd want to give the Mini notebook to a friend in college, who's been struggling on a computer that doesn't even have a task bar.

    As for the rest of the gear, I'd either donate it away to charity or ask around to see if anyone has a need for something.

    Great giveaway! Thanks to everyone who made it possible. Good luck to everyone and I'd like to wish everyone a great upcoming Happy Holidays.

  • flowergurl281

    Hi,
    If I were to win the HP Giveaway I would give the mini laptop (depending on when I would receive the item) to a giving tree (the ones at the banks, where you choose a age of a child or teen and donate a item) or to a school. I would also donate the office software to a school and the dvds would also go to the giving trees or toys for tots program.
    My mom is taking care of my brothers two kids who have had a rough time. They were taken from their mom and dad and then put in foster care and now they are with my mom. She doesnt have a computer nor the resources to buy one. I would like to give them the HP Pavilion dv4 series Entertainment Notebook PC.
    Thank you very much for your consideration
    Kathy

  • flowergurl281

    Hi,
    If I were to win the HP Giveaway I would give the mini laptop (depending on when I would receive the item) to a giving tree (the ones at the banks, where you choose a age of a child or teen and donate a item) or to a school. I would also donate the office software to a school and the dvds would also go to the giving trees or toys for tots program.
    My mom is taking care of my brothers two kids who have had a rough time. They were taken from their mom and dad and then put in foster care and now they are with my mom. She doesnt have a computer nor the resources to buy one. I would like to give them the HP Pavilion dv4 series Entertainment Notebook PC.
    Thank you very much for your consideration
    Kathy

  • Philip

    I would give at least two of the computers to our church in Houston to distribute as they see fit, most likely to recently unemployed families or inner-city organizations that we support.

  • Philip

    I would give at least two of the computers to our church in Houston to distribute as they see fit, most likely to recently unemployed families or inner-city organizations that we support.

  • Irzaud Hoosein

    I would keep the touchsmart (why are people so fascinated by those?). I would definitely give a portion of the prize package to the fire station that is literally around the block from my house. I would be required by conscience to give one to my sister.

  • Irzaud Hoosein

    I would keep the touchsmart (why are people so fascinated by those?). I would definitely give a portion of the prize package to the fire station that is literally around the block from my house. I would be required by conscience to give one to my sister.

  • Stacy Cortez

    What a great way to celebrate the holidays!

    If I were to win, I would give the touchsmart and a laptop (with a video camera) to a the Windham Family. Their youngest son, who is 2, spends more than 250 days a year in the hospital. His mom is always with him, but his dad and siblings are at home. He's been in the hospital for most holidays and all of the family's birthdays. If they had these computers they could video chat and at least see one another. I also think the family would like a copy of the DVDs.

    I would keep one laptop for my family, and donate the rest of the equipment to Rady Children's Hospital in San Diego. My son has spent too much time there, and we know that the children would be able to use and enjoy this equipment during their hospitalization.

  • Stacy Cortez

    What a great way to celebrate the holidays!

    If I were to win, I would give the touchsmart and a laptop (with a video camera) to a the Windham Family. Their youngest son, who is 2, spends more than 250 days a year in the hospital. His mom is always with him, but his dad and siblings are at home. He's been in the hospital for most holidays and all of the family's birthdays. If they had these computers they could video chat and at least see one another. I also think the family would like a copy of the DVDs.

    I would keep one laptop for my family, and donate the rest of the equipment to Rady Children's Hospital in San Diego. My son has spent too much time there, and we know that the children would be able to use and enjoy this equipment during their hospitalization.

  • James

    If I was to win this competition I would share out the prize as follows:

    I would like to keep the TouchSmart as I’m in the process of starting my own business, and this would be a very valuable asset to my company. Oh, and I love all touch screen devices!

    The HDX I would give to my dad, as he is really in need of a new computer.

    The Pavillion would go to my grandparents as they have always wanted a computer. Along with the new computer, I would also teach them how to use it as they have never used a computer in their life.

    I would have the Mini 1000 as this would be extremely helpful when I’m out doing business as it’s so tiny and portable!

    All the other bits and bobs would be distributed among friends who are in need!

  • James

    If I was to win this competition I would share out the prize as follows:

    I would like to keep the TouchSmart as I’m in the process of starting my own business, and this would be a very valuable asset to my company. Oh, and I love all touch screen devices!

    The HDX I would give to my dad, as he is really in need of a new computer.

    The Pavillion would go to my grandparents as they have always wanted a computer. Along with the new computer, I would also teach them how to use it as they have never used a computer in their life.

    I would have the Mini 1000 as this would be extremely helpful when I’m out doing business as it’s so tiny and portable!

    All the other bits and bobs would be distributed among friends who are in need!

  • Matthew H

    I'd share pretty much the entire package with my wife's family.
    If I could I would like to keep the mininote 1000, but I would see who would need what. For instance my wife would get the dv4t or the mininote. The touchsmart would be an everyone shared desktop. The hdx 18 would go to her sister, and the mininote, if my wife didn't want it would go to her oldest brother. The media server would be for their house, as well as the rest of the package. Thank you for your consideration and this wonderful opportunity.
    Matt

  • Kerri Reed

    If I won this contest, I would give one computer to my local elementary school for the underprivileged children, I would give one computer to my son, who has learning disabilities and requires home schooling. The last computer would go to my sister's children who lost their mother last summer. They have very little in their lives, and a new computer would lift their spirits and allow them to create a public memorial for their mom. Thank you for considering me in this wonderful contest!

  • Matthew H

    I'd share pretty much the entire package with my wife's family.
    If I could I would like to keep the mininote 1000, but I would see who would need what. For instance my wife would get the dv4t or the mininote. The touchsmart would be an everyone shared desktop. The hdx 18 would go to her sister, and the mininote, if my wife didn't want it would go to her oldest brother. The media server would be for their house, as well as the rest of the package. Thank you for your consideration and this wonderful opportunity.
    Matt

  • Kerri Reed

    If I won this contest, I would give one computer to my local elementary school for the underprivileged children, I would give one computer to my son, who has learning disabilities and requires home schooling. The last computer would go to my sister's children who lost their mother last summer. They have very little in their lives, and a new computer would lift their spirits and allow them to create a public memorial for their mom. Thank you for considering me in this wonderful contest!

  • Gianina L.

    If I'm meant to win, I would share the prize to my aunt, Josie. For me, she is the epitome of an angel. I even see the late Mother Theresa in her. She has a heart of gold, and lives life serving God and other people. She never got married because she wanted to take care of her mother and aunt until their last breath. Her source of income is making rosaries, and with the little profit she gets, she chooses to share it with others, leaving almost nothing for her. She says its okay because she believes that "God will provide". Which is true. But this time, I want to be her angel. She will surely love HP computers because she'll be able to communicate with her loved ones abroad through email. This will also help her expand and promote her business through the internet. And since she's living alone, HP products will surely entertain her and keep her company. I honestly need just 1 laptop to replace the cranky one I'm using that's why I'd like to give her the rest of the prizes because I'm sure that she'll share them to those in need. Yup, just like what she always does. I'll just force her to keep one for herself. :)

  • http://reddochlife.blogspot.com Ian Reddoch

    I almost hate to admit it, but my family could make complete use of all of the computers in this bundle - kids all across the globe, and my wife and I fighting over the PC. The Notebook would go with her to visit clients. We would likely give the photo printer to my sister, because the printer she uses makes all her photos look . . . wack.

  • Gianina L.

    If I'm meant to win, I would share the prize to my aunt, Josie. For me, she is the epitome of an angel. I even see the late Mother Theresa in her. She has a heart of gold, and lives life serving God and other people. She never got married because she wanted to take care of her mother and aunt until their last breath. Her source of income is making rosaries, and with the little profit she gets, she chooses to share it with others, leaving almost nothing for her. She says its okay because she believes that "God will provide". Which is true. But this time, I want to be her angel. She will surely love HP computers because she'll be able to communicate with her loved ones abroad through email. This will also help her expand and promote her business through the internet. And since she's living alone, HP products will surely entertain her and keep her company. I honestly need just 1 laptop to replace the cranky one I'm using that's why I'd like to give her the rest of the prizes because I'm sure that she'll share them to those in need. Yup, just like what she always does. I'll just force her to keep one for herself. :)

  • http://reddochlife.blogspot.com Ian Reddoch

    I almost hate to admit it, but my family could make complete use of all of the computers in this bundle - kids all across the globe, and my wife and I fighting over the PC. The Notebook would go with her to visit clients. We would likely give the photo printer to my sister, because the printer she uses makes all her photos look . . . wack.

  • Anthony Winner

    I'd keep the One of the laptops, the other would go to my Wife, she's a teacher and is stuck with an old Mac desktop that constantly locks up. The Mini would go to my daughter for school, The HDX desktop and the rest would be family property.

  • Anthony Winner

    I'd keep the One of the laptops, the other would go to my Wife, she's a teacher and is stuck with an old Mac desktop that constantly locks up. The Mini would go to my daughter for school, The HDX desktop and the rest would be family property.

  • Frank Warta

    My sister runs the local chapter of an organization called the heart gallery. Basically they aim to pair local photographers with older foster kids in an attempt to help get them adopted. Both by increasing awareness by holding photo galleries, and making older foster kids less intimidating to potential adoptive parents. I would like to donate the Media Extender and the 14" laptop, for them to use themselves or at their annual silent auction.

    http://www.sacheartgallery.org/

  • Frank Warta

    My sister runs the local chapter of an organization called the heart gallery. Basically they aim to pair local photographers with older foster kids in an attempt to help get them adopted. Both by increasing awareness by holding photo galleries, and making older foster kids less intimidating to potential adoptive parents. I would like to donate the Media Extender and the 14" laptop, for them to use themselves or at their annual silent auction.

    http://www.sacheartgallery.org/

  • Spenser D

    I would keep the TouchSmart PC and one of the laptops and give the rest away. I know some extended family members who are out of jobs right now that would appreciate some of this stuff and if they don't want it, I'll find a local charity that wants the stuff.

  • Spenser D

    I would keep the TouchSmart PC and one of the laptops and give the rest away. I know some extended family members who are out of jobs right now that would appreciate some of this stuff and if they don't want it, I'll find a local charity that wants the stuff.

  • Erin Rusch

    I truly want this prize, because I really want to share it! I would give a computer to my brother in law, Matt. He and my sister just got married and their financial situation is tight. He needs a new computer, (He was recently laid off and would like to become a self employed Graphic Artist). I believe a new computer will help his new career and better help their income.

    Please Consider Me For This Prize!!

  • Erin Rusch

    I truly want this prize, because I really want to share it! I would give a computer to my brother in law, Matt. He and my sister just got married and their financial situation is tight. He needs a new computer, (He was recently laid off and would like to become a self employed Graphic Artist). I believe a new computer will help his new career and better help their income.

    Please Consider Me For This Prize!!

  • Ken

    I would use some of this equipment myself, and share some of it.
    My brother has had some hard times and his two boys don't get much in the way of cool new gadgets or computers. So, I would be sharing some of this with them. Since they are in high school and college, they'd probably want the laptops, but I would check with them first.
    If they don't really need that, I have a friend that works at the church we go to, and she would be next on the list.
    For myself, I'd upgrade my old Dell desktop.

  • Ken

    I would use some of this equipment myself, and share some of it.
    My brother has had some hard times and his two boys don't get much in the way of cool new gadgets or computers. So, I would be sharing some of this with them. Since they are in high school and college, they'd probably want the laptops, but I would check with them first.
    If they don't really need that, I have a friend that works at the church we go to, and she would be next on the list.
    For myself, I'd upgrade my old Dell desktop.

  • http://www.elissaminorrust.blogspot.com Elissa

    I would give these computers (minus the touchsmart, which I would keep for the family) to a local group that is trying to start a much-needed charter school in our area.

  • http://www.elissaminorrust.blogspot.com Elissa

    I would give these computers (minus the touchsmart, which I would keep for the family) to a local group that is trying to start a much-needed charter school in our area.

  • Elsie Brockett

    Hats Off To HP...

    Oh, the places you'll go,
    HP computers, I know,
    If I get my way,
    With my wish today!

    I wish on a star,
    That the computers go far,
    To reach kids and their kin
    From Ohio to Beijing!

    Oh, how could that be?
    With computers of three!!
    And a laptop for me,
    Just listen, you'll see...

    I know a place,
    That's filled with space,
    To take care of families,
    And their kids, with grace.

    It's Ronald McDonald House!
    In Cleveland, Ohio, yes!
    Home for so many
    From so many spots
    The world over...lots!!

    The children are treated
    With medical care,
    And families are invited
    To make a home here.

    Please consider the reaches
    Of computers, like these,
    To promote peace and friendship
    And kinship, with ease.

    Submitted by Elsie Brockett
    (Inspired by the verse of Dr. Seuss for children of all ages)

  • Elsie Brockett

    Hats Off To HP...

    Oh, the places you'll go,
    HP computers, I know,
    If I get my way,
    With my wish today!

    I wish on a star,
    That the computers go far,
    To reach kids and their kin
    From Ohio to Beijing!

    Oh, how could that be?
    With computers of three!!
    And a laptop for me,
    Just listen, you'll see...

    I know a place,
    That's filled with space,
    To take care of families,
    And their kids, with grace.

    It's Ronald McDonald House!
    In Cleveland, Ohio, yes!
    Home for so many
    From so many spots
    The world over...lots!!

    The children are treated
    With medical care,
    And families are invited
    To make a home here.

    Please consider the reaches
    Of computers, like these,
    To promote peace and friendship
    And kinship, with ease.

    Submitted by Elsie Brockett
    (Inspired by the verse of Dr. Seuss for children of all ages)

  • Damien Mabita

    I would only keep one of the laptops and the rest would go to an organization here in La Paz, Bolivia called Para los Niños, which gives shelter to homeless kids. The would really need the computers as it would be way easier for them to update their website, which hasn't been updated since last year, because they don't have personal access to a computer, they have someone who volunteered to pay for their internet. But a computer would be awesome for them too.

    Damien

  • Damien Mabita

    I would only keep one of the laptops and the rest would go to an organization here in La Paz, Bolivia called Para los Niños, which gives shelter to homeless kids. The would really need the computers as it would be way easier for them to update their website, which hasn't been updated since last year, because they don't have personal access to a computer, they have someone who volunteered to pay for their internet. But a computer would be awesome for them too.

    Damien

  • Eric

    I would just keep the HDX and give the rest away. The TouchSmart will be shared between me and the rest of the family. I'll give the Mini to my father, whose always been interested in netbooks, but doesnt have any extra money to buy one, and the Pavillion to my brother. I'll donate the MediaSmart to a teacher I know that would appreciate having it in her classroom. I probably will give the other stuff to friends.

  • Eric

    I would just keep the HDX and give the rest away. The TouchSmart will be shared between me and the rest of the family. I'll give the Mini to my father, whose always been interested in netbooks, but doesnt have any extra money to buy one, and the Pavillion to my brother. I'll donate the MediaSmart to a teacher I know that would appreciate having it in her classroom. I probably will give the other stuff to friends.

  • Kara

    I think I'll have to keep the TouchSmart and the media connect center, but I'll be giving one laptop to my best friend who is using a laptop that gets the blue screen of death whenever she tries to move it from her lap (I'll be installing some free antivirus on it before I give it to her though). My dad is self-employed, and his laptop is at least 10 years old and not at all mobile. He would definitely get one of the laptops.

  • Kara

    I think I'll have to keep the TouchSmart and the media connect center, but I'll be giving one laptop to my best friend who is using a laptop that gets the blue screen of death whenever she tries to move it from her lap (I'll be installing some free antivirus on it before I give it to her though). My dad is self-employed, and his laptop is at least 10 years old and not at all mobile. He would definitely get one of the laptops.

  • http://www.shamelesslysassy.com Amanda

    I'd love to share a laptop from the package and my current desktop with my cousin Laura. Laura is a single mother raising two teenage girls with a job where she barely minimum wage. However, she was just laid off and will be unable to purchase a computer for her girls like she wanted. Her girls are tech savvy, but they have to go to enjoy computers and do most of their school work. I would love to be able to share this package with them. They would definitely benefit from it.

  • http://www.shamelesslysassy.com Amanda

    I'd love to share a laptop from the package and my current desktop with my cousin Laura. Laura is a single mother raising two teenage girls with a job where she barely minimum wage. However, she was just laid off and will be unable to purchase a computer for her girls like she wanted. Her girls are tech savvy, but they have to go to enjoy computers and do most of their school work. I would love to be able to share this package with them. They would definitely benefit from it.

  • Hoot Gibson

    As one who has never won a contest, first I would sit around stunned for awhile, then begin to determine what to give and what to keep.

    My grandson Catholic school would be a beneficiary, as well as some non-profit groups I know of, and family and friends. Would I keep something for myself? Most likely. What...unknown.

  • Hoot Gibson

    As one who has never won a contest, first I would sit around stunned for awhile, then begin to determine what to give and what to keep.

    My grandson Catholic school would be a beneficiary, as well as some non-profit groups I know of, and family and friends. Would I keep something for myself? Most likely. What...unknown.

  • Joe N

    If I were to win I would keep HP HDX Notebook,wife should be happy with HP TouchSmart, HP Pavilion dv4 for the brand new college student of Business Administration (kid of mine); and finally, HP Mini 1000 should be great to my sister. HP MediaSmart Connect digital media receiver, HP Photosmart C6380 Wireless AIO multifunction, HP 564 Photo Value Pak, Corel VideoStudio X2, Kung Fu Panda (DVD & Blu-ray) for a local hospital....

  • Joe N

    If I were to win I would keep HP HDX Notebook,wife should be happy with HP TouchSmart, HP Pavilion dv4 for the brand new college student of Business Administration (kid of mine); and finally, HP Mini 1000 should be great to my sister. HP MediaSmart Connect digital media receiver, HP Photosmart C6380 Wireless AIO multifunction, HP 564 Photo Value Pak, Corel VideoStudio X2, Kung Fu Panda (DVD & Blu-ray) for a local hospital....

  • Nikolaos

    I have two sons and one daughter. I would probably keep the touchsmart for the family and one of the notebooks for the kids. The rest I would give to http://www.sos-villages.gr . The Children's Village SOS, is Charitable Association, which is designed to protect children who for serious social reasons are permanently deprived of their natural parents.

  • Nikolaos

    I have two sons and one daughter. I would probably keep the touchsmart for the family and one of the notebooks for the kids. The rest I would give to http://www.sos-villages.gr . The Children's Village SOS, is Charitable Association, which is designed to protect children who for serious social reasons are permanently deprived of their natural parents.

  • http://youtube.com/user/luiso455 Jon Wellington

    Wow that is quite the X-mas present to receive. If I were to receive this gift, I would probably give most of the stuff away to family and organizations. I would most likely keep the laptops but the Touch-Smart and other items would be given as gifts. I would most likely send the TouchSmart to my aunt who lives in Puerto Rico and is currently studying in college, and using an old Win Me machine. An HP for her would be an amazing machine and would help her greatly with her studies. The movies and printers would be given to my Mom's workplace (School). My mom is a teacher and the movies and printer being offered would be a great enhancement for her teaching experience. I would be very grateful if I won this prize and would share my "wealth" with the World. Merry Christmas GeeksToG0!

  • http://youtube.com/user/luiso455 Jon Wellington

    Wow that is quite the X-mas present to receive. If I were to receive this gift, I would probably give most of the stuff away to family and organizations. I would most likely keep the laptops but the Touch-Smart and other items would be given as gifts. I would most likely send the TouchSmart to my aunt who lives in Puerto Rico and is currently studying in college, and using an old Win Me machine. An HP for her would be an amazing machine and would help her greatly with her studies. The movies and printers would be given to my Mom's workplace (School). My mom is a teacher and the movies and printer being offered would be a great enhancement for her teaching experience. I would be very grateful if I won this prize and would share my "wealth" with the World. Merry Christmas GeeksToG0!

  • Cody

    The HDX will be a wonderful gift for myself as I return to school in January. The other prizes will go to friends and family members, most notably my aunt and uncle who will be getting the desktop to replace their own aging computer, my cousin who's starting a new self business venture, and my sister so she can finally keep in touch all the way in MS :). My nephew would also enjoy the DVD.

    Happy holidays everyone.

  • Cody

    The HDX will be a wonderful gift for myself as I return to school in January. The other prizes will go to friends and family members, most notably my aunt and uncle who will be getting the desktop to replace their own aging computer, my cousin who's starting a new self business venture, and my sister so she can finally keep in touch all the way in MS :). My nephew would also enjoy the DVD.

    Happy holidays everyone.

  • Gustavo Cedeño

    I have a sister, who studies medicine and has no way to access the facilities of the internet, I would give, if I win one of the laptops like my girlfriend

  • Gustavo Cedeño

    I have a sister, who studies medicine and has no way to access the facilities of the internet, I would give, if I win one of the laptops like my girlfriend

  • Alvaro Bonilla

    Hi my name is Alvaro Bonilla, I´m from El Salvador, but right now I´m on vacatios at Indiana. If I win this contest I would take all to El Salvador, and I will keep for me the HP HDX 18t Premium series, beause I´m in my last year on college so that will be a very helpful to me. Now to help others the rest of the package I´ll give it to the university where I go, that is Don Bosco University, is one of the best of my country, but as you know that is a third world country, so we have only the basic things, because over there we don´t see this wonderful technology, because is too expensive, many of the people make $200.00 a month so if very difficult buy something like this. One of our rooms that are dedicated to asignatures that need to use a computer, use very old computer, we are talking that are IBM and most of all are Pentium II, pretty old, and I know that this package isn´t enough for all the students but I know that will be something that they can use for asigments that needs a powerful computer or notebook, and will be somenthing that will give them a lot of enthusiam by see this technology that is way far from our pockets to buy. But I´ll put one condition to them, that everything will be only use by the students, or to teach, because I don´t want that any staff of the university will take it for them, and I know that all this equipment will serve to them a lot, and all those thing will be a useful tool, and will do amazing things for knowledge, So help me, to help them!

  • Alvaro Bonilla

    Hi my name is Alvaro Bonilla, I´m from El Salvador, but right now I´m on vacatios at Indiana. If I win this contest I would take all to El Salvador, and I will keep for me the HP HDX 18t Premium series, beause I´m in my last year on college so that will be a very helpful to me. Now to help others the rest of the package I´ll give it to the university where I go, that is Don Bosco University, is one of the best of my country, but as you know that is a third world country, so we have only the basic things, because over there we don´t see this wonderful technology, because is too expensive, many of the people make $200.00 a month so if very difficult buy something like this. One of our rooms that are dedicated to asignatures that need to use a computer, use very old computer, we are talking that are IBM and most of all are Pentium II, pretty old, and I know that this package isn´t enough for all the students but I know that will be something that they can use for asigments that needs a powerful computer or notebook, and will be somenthing that will give them a lot of enthusiam by see this technology that is way far from our pockets to buy. But I´ll put one condition to them, that everything will be only use by the students, or to teach, because I don´t want that any staff of the university will take it for them, and I know that all this equipment will serve to them a lot, and all those thing will be a useful tool, and will do amazing things for knowledge, So help me, to help them!

  • Joe Hoffman

    I'd personally share with my family mostly. I've got a tablet PC already, so all of the laptops would go to my family (sister who is a freshman in college, brother is a senior in college and his laptop is hanging on for dear life).

    The Touchsmart would go in my kitchen though.

  • Joe Hoffman

    I'd personally share with my family mostly. I've got a tablet PC already, so all of the laptops would go to my family (sister who is a freshman in college, brother is a senior in college and his laptop is hanging on for dear life).

    The Touchsmart would go in my kitchen though.

  • Francisco Miguel Villa

    Saludos desde México.

    Yo, en caso de ganar, quiero donar el siguiente equipo:

    -HP Pavilion dv4 series Entertainment Notebook PC
    -HP MediaSmart Connect
    -HP Photosmart C6380 Wireless AIO multifunction
    -HP 564 Photo Value Pak
    -Kung Fu Panda

    To: Fundacion Teleton Mexico (www.teleton.org.mx)

    a la fundación Teleton México (www.teleton.org.mx)

    - HP mini 1000

    To:to a friend who does not have serious computer
    and the tool to be official notices and realises her activities

    a una amiga que no tiene computadora y seria la herramienta
    para estar comunicados y realice sus actividades

  • Francisco Miguel Villa

    Saludos desde México.

    Yo, en caso de ganar, quiero donar el siguiente equipo:

    -HP Pavilion dv4 series Entertainment Notebook PC
    -HP MediaSmart Connect
    -HP Photosmart C6380 Wireless AIO multifunction
    -HP 564 Photo Value Pak
    -Kung Fu Panda

    To: Fundacion Teleton Mexico (www.teleton.org.mx)

    a la fundación Teleton México (www.teleton.org.mx)

    - HP mini 1000

    To:to a friend who does not have serious computer
    and the tool to be official notices and realises her activities

    a una amiga que no tiene computadora y seria la herramienta
    para estar comunicados y realice sus actividades

  • Vickie

    So for starters I am going to tell you what I would keep - I would take the mini. I've always wanted to have a small laptop in my kitchen for recipes etc. I would give my husband the desktop - I know that's not a far reaching give, but he gave up a promising career in photography to support our family (good photographers don't always make good money) and he needs a good computer so he can pretend he's still a photographer. As for the other two laptops, I think I would go to an unemployment office or a place giving out free Christmas dinners and share the love. Or maybe I'd donate it to someone who is making the dinner for those in need.

  • Vickie

    So for starters I am going to tell you what I would keep - I would take the mini. I've always wanted to have a small laptop in my kitchen for recipes etc. I would give my husband the desktop - I know that's not a far reaching give, but he gave up a promising career in photography to support our family (good photographers don't always make good money) and he needs a good computer so he can pretend he's still a photographer. As for the other two laptops, I think I would go to an unemployment office or a place giving out free Christmas dinners and share the love. Or maybe I'd donate it to someone who is making the dinner for those in need.

  • http://www.zweetech.com Duy Vu

    I would like to give the TouchSmart to my mom because she is a hard worker in the IT field. She spent most her life crouching under tables, connecting cables, and fixing computers. All she has at home is a used dell and her a laptop she borrowed from work. I think she deserves a better Christmas this year and I would love to see her face when she receives something as big as this. She was the one who got me into technology and I want to thank her and show how much I love her. I am a first year college student and dirt poor. What I have right now is full blown desktop that I built myself, though it is a great gaming machine, it isn't too portable. Having something like the HDX 18 would be nice to carry around and work where ever I want on campus. And during breaks, instead of lugging my heavy computer back I can just take the laptop with me. I can't forget my little brother in this, I love him dearly. When I come home on the weekends, the first person I want to catch up with is my bro. He is 1 year from graduating high school and needs a laptop for college as well, I think the PV4 would fit his needs. Lastly my father deserves something in this. Though he doesn't pay child support or see me a lot, I don't want to forget the person who brought my brother and I into this world. Last weekend he called me on my cell saying that his computer was acting up. I...being the techie of the family told him to drop it off to me so I could clean it up for him, that's what a son is for right? Well what could be better timing, since my father uses the computer just for surfing and checking mail, the Mini 1000 would do him good. The rest of the gifts like the Media Connect and the Kungfu Panda Bluray would work nicely with our 52" DLP HDTV a present from Dad. He gets me things like a HDTV and doesn't pay child support? I don't get it. But overall winning something like this would be one of the best days of my life, seeing the faces of my family light up this holiday season. What's not to like? That's why I am entering in the HP Share the Magic Giveaway. Thanks and happy holidays!

  • http://www.zweetech.com Duy Vu

    I would like to give the TouchSmart to my mom because she is a hard worker in the IT field. She spent most her life crouching under tables, connecting cables, and fixing computers. All she has at home is a used dell and her a laptop she borrowed from work. I think she deserves a better Christmas this year and I would love to see her face when she receives something as big as this. She was the one who got me into technology and I want to thank her and show how much I love her. I am a first year college student and dirt poor. What I have right now is full blown desktop that I built myself, though it is a great gaming machine, it isn't too portable. Having something like the HDX 18 would be nice to carry around and work where ever I want on campus. And during breaks, instead of lugging my heavy computer back I can just take the laptop with me. I can't forget my little brother in this, I love him dearly. When I come home on the weekends, the first person I want to catch up with is my bro. He is 1 year from graduating high school and needs a laptop for college as well, I think the PV4 would fit his needs. Lastly my father deserves something in this. Though he doesn't pay child support or see me a lot, I don't want to forget the person who brought my brother and I into this world. Last weekend he called me on my cell saying that his computer was acting up. I...being the techie of the family told him to drop it off to me so I could clean it up for him, that's what a son is for right? Well what could be better timing, since my father uses the computer just for surfing and checking mail, the Mini 1000 would do him good. The rest of the gifts like the Media Connect and the Kungfu Panda Bluray would work nicely with our 52" DLP HDTV a present from Dad. He gets me things like a HDTV and doesn't pay child support? I don't get it. But overall winning something like this would be one of the best days of my life, seeing the faces of my family light up this holiday season. What's not to like? That's why I am entering in the HP Share the Magic Giveaway. Thanks and happy holidays!

  • Bryan

    I will keep the TouchSmart PC and the MediaSmart Connect for myself. All 3 laptops, printer, and software I will donate to a local Church with the instructions that they're to be given to those who need it most.

  • Bryan

    I will keep the TouchSmart PC and the MediaSmart Connect for myself. All 3 laptops, printer, and software I will donate to a local Church with the instructions that they're to be given to those who need it most.

  • jared

    My 7 year old desktop is on the fritz so I'm sure I would keep that and some software. I work in a doctor's office and I see a lot of people who are down on their luck and sickness/injury have made it harder on them so I would pick a patient who really needed a little help getting back on their feet.

  • jared

    My 7 year old desktop is on the fritz so I'm sure I would keep that and some software. I work in a doctor's office and I see a lot of people who are down on their luck and sickness/injury have made it harder on them so I would pick a patient who really needed a little help getting back on their feet.

  • morgan culbertson

    I am a thirteen year old teenager who lives in Pennsylvania. There is a local community center in my area. Three years ago a generous donor gave them a room of computers which the community was overjoyed at having. Later that year the building burned down and all the computers were lost. They are hoping to rebuild a computer, but with the failing economy, the center had to devote their time and money to supplying people in need with food and a place to stay. I would like to give this center the two of the computers, the mediasmart connect, as well as all the accessories, software, and DVD's to help them start rebuilding they're computer center.

  • morgan culbertson

    I am a thirteen year old teenager who lives in Pennsylvania. There is a local community center in my area. Three years ago a generous donor gave them a room of computers which the community was overjoyed at having. Later that year the building burned down and all the computers were lost. They are hoping to rebuild a computer, but with the failing economy, the center had to devote their time and money to supplying people in need with food and a place to stay. I would like to give this center the two of the computers, the mediasmart connect, as well as all the accessories, software, and DVD's to help them start rebuilding they're computer center.

  • http://www.supergeekblog.com Jake Barnard

    I would love to win as well!

    I would use one laptop to replace my patched together machine that I use for blogging at home, give one to my wife, and share one with my fire dept. (That I volunteer for and am webmaster for.)

    At least one piece I would also love to give away as a contest on my own blog! :) It would be fun, and then others would get to share in winning as well.

  • http://www.supergeekblog.com Jake Barnard

    I would love to win as well!

    I would use one laptop to replace my patched together machine that I use for blogging at home, give one to my wife, and share one with my fire dept. (That I volunteer for and am webmaster for.)

    At least one piece I would also love to give away as a contest on my own blog! :) It would be fun, and then others would get to share in winning as well.

  • http://rootbeerlove.blogspot.com Annemarie

    Ooooh, I think I'd keep one of the laptops, maybe the printer, and give the rest to the public library where I work, and a friend who just lost her husband and has 5 kids to care fore on her own.

  • http://rootbeerlove.blogspot.com Annemarie

    Ooooh, I think I'd keep one of the laptops, maybe the printer, and give the rest to the public library where I work, and a friend who just lost her husband and has 5 kids to care fore on her own.

  • http://ryanparker.tumblr.com Ryan Parker

    I will keep the touchsmart for myself and give two of the laptops to my brothers (the dv4 and the HDX 18). If I don't give it to them they have to go out and buy one for themselves. One of my brothers is in his last year of college and needs it for the working world. The other brother is starting graphics design course next year in college and needs to buy a laptop for the course so this will be great for him.
    The rest of the stuff, including the mini will all be given away. I will give the DVD, corel, live, office, photosmart, photopack, etc. all away to a charity in my city to make a childs wish come true. The stuff I give get sent to children with disabilities/sick and I feel that will make them very happy :)

  • http://ryanparker.tumblr.com Ryan Parker

    I will keep the touchsmart for myself and give two of the laptops to my brothers (the dv4 and the HDX 18). If I don't give it to them they have to go out and buy one for themselves. One of my brothers is in his last year of college and needs it for the working world. The other brother is starting graphics design course next year in college and needs to buy a laptop for the course so this will be great for him.
    The rest of the stuff, including the mini will all be given away. I will give the DVD, corel, live, office, photosmart, photopack, etc. all away to a charity in my city to make a childs wish come true. The stuff I give get sent to children with disabilities/sick and I feel that will make them very happy :)

  • Thomeisha

    I would share the computers with my mother. She is starting up a new English as a Second Language business and has been experiencing financial difficulties, hindering her from full progression. Having new computers would really help jump-start her business, and she wouldn’t have to worry about the expense of buying her own. I’m currently a freshman in college, and I hate having to know that she wouldn’t have so many money issues if she weren’t footing my tuition bill. She, in turn, would probably give one of the other laptops to one of her students.

  • Thomeisha

    I would share the computers with my mother. She is starting up a new English as a Second Language business and has been experiencing financial difficulties, hindering her from full progression. Having new computers would really help jump-start her business, and she wouldn’t have to worry about the expense of buying her own. I’m currently a freshman in college, and I hate having to know that she wouldn’t have so many money issues if she weren’t footing my tuition bill. She, in turn, would probably give one of the other laptops to one of her students.

  • erik J F

    Wow i would love to have a new desktop. Mine is so old i don't know how much longer it can last. well good luck to everyone.

  • erik J F

    Wow i would love to have a new desktop. Mine is so old i don't know how much longer it can last. well good luck to everyone.

  • http://dream-phase.net Nathan Wiering

    I would keep the hp 18" computer and the little mini one. the other laptop I would give to my mom. Her computer is falling apart. all the keys on her keyboard are coming off, and the frame is starting to break. The touchsmart, I am not sure. I would probably give it to a friend I have, who I have been working on a large 3d video game project with, or my brother.

  • http://dream-phase.net Nathan Wiering

    I would keep the hp 18" computer and the little mini one. the other laptop I would give to my mom. Her computer is falling apart. all the keys on her keyboard are coming off, and the frame is starting to break. The touchsmart, I am not sure. I would probably give it to a friend I have, who I have been working on a large 3d video game project with, or my brother.

  • WSPage

    The only items I would keep are the printer and DvD (for my children). I have little need for any of these items. I work with an animal rescue group, http://www.dvgrr.org, that is always in need of new equipment. These items would go a very long way to improving their technical situation.

  • Aliep

    I would share this with my Mom, Step Dad both of them moved with me to the United States not long ago. We moved from Cuba and they use computer for their work however they have no means to acquired them since their income is to low. Last year I bought a IBM X61 Tablet pc and passed my retired X41 Tablet to them, but they both need a computer so you see now the problem.
    Some information about me, I'm a student at Georgia Institute of Technology I came to US in 2001 (from Cuba) and started college right away. I started in Miami Dade College and look how far I've got. However I want to say that I couldn't been here without the support of my family (the one here and in Cuba) and thats is why I would want to give back to them.
    The othe two persons I would like to share this prize with is my Dad and Sister both of which live still in Cuba. I'm still in the process of waiting for my papers to travel and spend Christmas with them (in cuba). So I would definitely share some of my prizes with them.
    Thanks to you, HP and Microsoft there is always hope :)

  • WSPage

    The only items I would keep are the printer and DvD (for my children). I have little need for any of these items. I work with an animal rescue group, http://www.dvgrr.org, that is always in need of new equipment. These items would go a very long way to improving their technical situation.

  • Aliep

    I would share this with my Mom, Step Dad both of them moved with me to the United States not long ago. We moved from Cuba and they use computer for their work however they have no means to acquired them since their income is to low. Last year I bought a IBM X61 Tablet pc and passed my retired X41 Tablet to them, but they both need a computer so you see now the problem.
    Some information about me, I'm a student at Georgia Institute of Technology I came to US in 2001 (from Cuba) and started college right away. I started in Miami Dade College and look how far I've got. However I want to say that I couldn't been here without the support of my family (the one here and in Cuba) and thats is why I would want to give back to them.
    The othe two persons I would like to share this prize with is my Dad and Sister both of which live still in Cuba. I'm still in the process of waiting for my papers to travel and spend Christmas with them (in cuba). So I would definitely share some of my prizes with them.
    Thanks to you, HP and Microsoft there is always hope :)

  • http://www.theawesomeer.com Ashandari

    Here's the breakdown of how I'd divvy up the stuff:
    HP TouchSmart IQ816 AIO Desktop PC: This would go to my little brother who is away at college right now studying Graphic Design.

    HP HDX 18 series Premium Notebook PC: This I would keep to take with me when I deploy, so I could keep in touch with my family back here.

    HP Pavilion dv4 series Entertainment Notebook PC: This one would go to my wife so she can take it to school with her.

    HP Mini 1000: My dad is a network tech and hates lugging his huge school-district-bought-laptop around. This one would ease the strain on his back for sure.
    HP Photosmart C6380 Wireless AIO multifunction: Todd could use this for all his graphic design projects. His printer is super old.

    The rest I'd donate to a local school in need.

    And that's how I'd share in the holiday spirit.
    Happy Chrismachauniquanzica!

  • Virus Killin’ Man

    I would love to give all these as gifts to friends. I just bought myself a sweet HP Laptop, so I have no reason to keep these for myself. I will spread my geekness to all friends and family.

  • Josh

    My family has recently fallen into financial hardship making Christmas difficult. With everything in this contest I would have more than enough to share with all of these important people. Lindsey, my sister, would get a laptop, something she has wanted for a while now. Julie, my girlfriend who loves pictures, would get all of the photography items. My mom and dad would get a computer to replace the last one I gave them; it died. And finally, I would share one of the other computers with my brother, Justin, so that he and his son could finally have one. I think that would be a pretty sweet Christmas.

  • http://www.theawesomeer.com Ashandari

    Here's the breakdown of how I'd divvy up the stuff:
    HP TouchSmart IQ816 AIO Desktop PC: This would go to my little brother who is away at college right now studying Graphic Design.

    HP HDX 18 series Premium Notebook PC: This I would keep to take with me when I deploy, so I could keep in touch with my family back here.

    HP Pavilion dv4 series Entertainment Notebook PC: This one would go to my wife so she can take it to school with her.

    HP Mini 1000: My dad is a network tech and hates lugging his huge school-district-bought-laptop around. This one would ease the strain on his back for sure.
    HP Photosmart C6380 Wireless AIO multifunction: Todd could use this for all his graphic design projects. His printer is super old.

    The rest I'd donate to a local school in need.

    And that's how I'd share in the holiday spirit.
    Happy Chrismachauniquanzica!

  • Virus Killin’ Man

    I would love to give all these as gifts to friends. I just bought myself a sweet HP Laptop, so I have no reason to keep these for myself. I will spread my geekness to all friends and family.

  • Josh

    My family has recently fallen into financial hardship making Christmas difficult. With everything in this contest I would have more than enough to share with all of these important people. Lindsey, my sister, would get a laptop, something she has wanted for a while now. Julie, my girlfriend who loves pictures, would get all of the photography items. My mom and dad would get a computer to replace the last one I gave them; it died. And finally, I would share one of the other computers with my brother, Justin, so that he and his son could finally have one. I think that would be a pretty sweet Christmas.

  • Adam

    I'd keep the Pavilion HDX laptop for myself to use for game and application development. I'd also keep the printer and give my old printer away to a local charity. I'd give the Pavilion to one of my friend. I'd give away Office. I haven't thought of what to do with the last two pc's but I'll figure it out if I win.

  • gorkon

    I would give the dv4 machine to my mother in-law. I MAY even give her the printer as I have a couple as well. She is battling cancer and deserves it so much. Every time I use her computer at her house it's so slow.

    My wife would get the desktop.

    My son might get the Mini 1000 if he's good.

    The HDX 18 is all mine!

    I hope I win!

  • Adam

    I'd keep the Pavilion HDX laptop for myself to use for game and application development. I'd also keep the printer and give my old printer away to a local charity. I'd give the Pavilion to one of my friend. I'd give away Office. I haven't thought of what to do with the last two pc's but I'll figure it out if I win.

  • gorkon

    I would give the dv4 machine to my mother in-law. I MAY even give her the printer as I have a couple as well. She is battling cancer and deserves it so much. Every time I use her computer at her house it's so slow.

    My wife would get the desktop.

    My son might get the Mini 1000 if he's good.

    The HDX 18 is all mine!

    I hope I win!

  • Matthew

    I would share the following parts of the prize with a local dog rescue group we support.

    HP HDX 18 series Premium Notebook PC
    HP Mini 1000
    HP Photosmart C6380 Wireless AIO multifunction
    HP 564 Photo Value Pak
    Microsoft Windows Vista Ultimate and Home Premium preinstalled
    Microsoft Office 2007 Home and Student Edition
    Microsoft Windows Live
    Corel VideoStudio X2

    Simply put, this group was born of desperation to help shelter dogs be adopted. They focus their mission on saving these pups with treatable medical conditions, and overlooked or shy dogs not selected by anyone else. Millions of dogs are euthanized every year and even shelters with a “no-kill” policy still have to euthanize helpless dogs.

    These dogs were left for dead, work out mother dogs saved by shelters only to feed their puppies, burned dogs, older dogs, dogs at the verge of death, dogs for whom people had “no more time.”

    My family has rescued three of these miracle dogs and we wish that we could do more. The Rescue has no financial safety net of funding and exists solely through the generosity of others. Times are tough right now and not many people are donating, including my family, not because they do not want to, but because they cannot. As the year draws to a close, their donations are down to levels that will not carry them forward without additional support.

    This prize would help the Rescue continue their work, as the volunteer run group is currently using outdated equipment to support their wonderful cause.

  • Matthew

    I would share the following parts of the prize with a local dog rescue group we support.

    HP HDX 18 series Premium Notebook PC
    HP Mini 1000
    HP Photosmart C6380 Wireless AIO multifunction
    HP 564 Photo Value Pak
    Microsoft Windows Vista Ultimate and Home Premium preinstalled
    Microsoft Office 2007 Home and Student Edition
    Microsoft Windows Live
    Corel VideoStudio X2

    Simply put, this group was born of desperation to help shelter dogs be adopted. They focus their mission on saving these pups with treatable medical conditions, and overlooked or shy dogs not selected by anyone else. Millions of dogs are euthanized every year and even shelters with a “no-kill” policy still have to euthanize helpless dogs.

    These dogs were left for dead, work out mother dogs saved by shelters only to feed their puppies, burned dogs, older dogs, dogs at the verge of death, dogs for whom people had “no more time.”

    My family has rescued three of these miracle dogs and we wish that we could do more. The Rescue has no financial safety net of funding and exists solely through the generosity of others. Times are tough right now and not many people are donating, including my family, not because they do not want to, but because they cannot. As the year draws to a close, their donations are down to levels that will not carry them forward without additional support.

    This prize would help the Rescue continue their work, as the volunteer run group is currently using outdated equipment to support their wonderful cause.

  • tabletenvy

    I would give everything away.

    The Touchsmart would go to a local elementary school.

    The HDX would replace my in-laws' ancient virus-infested desktop system.

    The Pavilion DV4 would go to my brother/sister-in-law to replace their aging, over-weight laptop.

    My sister and other brother and their families will benefit from the assorted treasures of the remainder of the prize package.

  • tabletenvy

    I would give everything away.

    The Touchsmart would go to a local elementary school.

    The HDX would replace my in-laws' ancient virus-infested desktop system.

    The Pavilion DV4 would go to my brother/sister-in-law to replace their aging, over-weight laptop.

    My sister and other brother and their families will benefit from the assorted treasures of the remainder of the prize package.

  • http://www.blakebritton.com Blake Britton

    What I would keep? The Touchscreen PC, the high end laptop and the extender. That’s ALL.

    I would be giving away the rest and more! That’s right, my current computer desktop (AMD Athlon64 4000+, 2GB RAM, Windows Vista Ultimate) would be donated to my totally deserving friend William. William suffered from meningitis when he was 15, and that caused some severe brain damage. Now, Will is about the nicest person I’ve EVER known. He gives freely and asks for nothing in return. He however, badly needs a computer upgrade. He has expressed interest in my desktop computer many times, so I plan on giving it to him, along with the 19? dual widescreen monitors I have. My laptop, a Hewlett Packard dv9000t (core2duo t7200, 2GB RAM, 17? screen) will be donated along with the aforementioned contest materials to three needy families. These needy families will be determined by the local Salvation Army, United Way and my church (Grace Episcopal). I figured this was about as fair a way possible to give things away, because they really KNOW who needs. I would love to be there when they are given away because I would just want to see the looks on those families’ faces.

    That’s the MAGIC of Christmas I tell you!

  • http://www.myspace.com/cosmotos Steven

    I'd give everything except the Desktop and printer away to my friends, since none of them have up-to-date computers.

  • Megan

    I would keep one laptop for my husband and myself, give one to my parents, and the rest would be donated to the school I teach at. I work in a very poor area, and any technology that we can use to help the students to learn is wonderful. The school needs more resources, and I would do everything I can to help.

  • http://www.blakebritton.com Blake Britton

    What I would keep? The Touchscreen PC, the high end laptop and the extender. That’s ALL.

    I would be giving away the rest and more! That’s right, my current computer desktop (AMD Athlon64 4000+, 2GB RAM, Windows Vista Ultimate) would be donated to my totally deserving friend William. William suffered from meningitis when he was 15, and that caused some severe brain damage. Now, Will is about the nicest person I’ve EVER known. He gives freely and asks for nothing in return. He however, badly needs a computer upgrade. He has expressed interest in my desktop computer many times, so I plan on giving it to him, along with the 19? dual widescreen monitors I have. My laptop, a Hewlett Packard dv9000t (core2duo t7200, 2GB RAM, 17? screen) will be donated along with the aforementioned contest materials to three needy families. These needy families will be determined by the local Salvation Army, United Way and my church (Grace Episcopal). I figured this was about as fair a way possible to give things away, because they really KNOW who needs. I would love to be there when they are given away because I would just want to see the looks on those families’ faces.

    That’s the MAGIC of Christmas I tell you!

  • http://www.myspace.com/cosmotos Steven

    I'd give everything except the Desktop and printer away to my friends, since none of them have up-to-date computers.

  • Megan

    I would keep one laptop for my husband and myself, give one to my parents, and the rest would be donated to the school I teach at. I work in a very poor area, and any technology that we can use to help the students to learn is wonderful. The school needs more resources, and I would do everything I can to help.

  • Jared Parkinson

    I would keep the Mini and one of the other laptops for myself and rest I would give to my family to update the tech in their house.

  • Jared Parkinson

    I would keep the Mini and one of the other laptops for myself and rest I would give to my family to update the tech in their house.

  • Yexing Yang

    I'm planning on giving the TouchSmart to a neighbor, their family is rather occupied in paying for their house so they can't really afford something like this. I would keep one of the laptops, give another to my mom, and give the netbook to my little brother as a starting computer. Thanks for the sweeps!

  • Yexing Yang

    I'm planning on giving the TouchSmart to a neighbor, their family is rather occupied in paying for their house so they can't really afford something like this. I would keep one of the laptops, give another to my mom, and give the netbook to my little brother as a starting computer. Thanks for the sweeps!

  • Nate

    Surprisingly enough, I would probably give away almost all of this stuff.

    The desktop would go to my mother. She needs a new one (her current one is from the 90's) and my sister could use it for the papers she's going to have to write in school soon.

    The premium Notebook would go to my friend since his dad recently got ripped off on a laptop.

    The entertainment notebook could go to someone else I know, or I could donate it.

    I would either keep or donate the Mini. Can't really decide.

    I have no idea what I'd do with the software. Probably install it on the desktop so my sister can get her work done.

    I don't really know what I'd do with the rest of it either, except for Kung Fu Panda. I would definitely keep the DVD of that because I love the movie.

  • Nate

    Surprisingly enough, I would probably give away almost all of this stuff.

    The desktop would go to my mother. She needs a new one (her current one is from the 90's) and my sister could use it for the papers she's going to have to write in school soon.

    The premium Notebook would go to my friend since his dad recently got ripped off on a laptop.

    The entertainment notebook could go to someone else I know, or I could donate it.

    I would either keep or donate the Mini. Can't really decide.

    I have no idea what I'd do with the software. Probably install it on the desktop so my sister can get her work done.

    I don't really know what I'd do with the rest of it either, except for Kung Fu Panda. I would definitely keep the DVD of that because I love the movie.

  • KennethJ

    If I win the prize, I will give the Touchsmart, Mediasmart and the DVD to the local church that I go to, which will become a good tool at children and youth ministry. I will give dv4 to my father, who needs a mobile computer for occasional business trips. HDX will replace my 5-year-old desktop, and mini will be my mobile companion. Rest of the prizes will be divided as needed.

  • KennethJ

    If I win the prize, I will give the Touchsmart, Mediasmart and the DVD to the local church that I go to, which will become a good tool at children and youth ministry. I will give dv4 to my father, who needs a mobile computer for occasional business trips. HDX will replace my 5-year-old desktop, and mini will be my mobile companion. Rest of the prizes will be divided as needed.

  • Brad Enderson

    When I was young, I created a school newsletter for my class. I continued this newsletter for THREE years. You might think it is an easy feat, but it was not so. There was homework to worry about, teachers sometimes didn't like what I printed, and I had to worry about other people's submittions. It would have been easy for me had I just written it all myself, but I was insistent on letting other people try, and therefore my "editors" took years to type what seemed to be a short story.

    You might wonder where this all came from; where the cost of the paper, where the cost of the ink came from. And where the printer came from. The answer? I paid for it. All $3000 of it. In 2004 I won a grant from Texas of $500 dollars, and a year later I tried a fund-raising campaign. I got $15 dollars from that.

    So that left $2485. Of ink. Of paper. and of printing costs. I couldn't afford going out to copy my newsletter. I was doing it as a class service. So instead, I used a $20 dollar printer that was three years old. It was slow, true, but it was the cheapest.

    This printer printed, when I finally closed my newsletter after three years, over 3000 sheets of paper. Filled to color with Photoshoppings, pictures, photographs, and other things I had done. When somebody was kind enough to submit an article, I responded by spending hours in photo-editing software (keep in mind I was 10 at the time), going through all this.

    A new printer would be cool. We got a new one a few months ago, but it's still a small, itsy bitsy printer. Maybe a page a minute? Who knows. The old printer was pretty much dying on us. Printing out all those newsletters, which ended up being given out to classmates for free.

    Which speaking of classmates, one of them has been affected by the economy. These days, everyone knows how tight the economy is. One of my friends has been so constrained. He used to love gaming. But harsh times have driven him tightly.

    My answer to this is a nice Christmas present to him. The other day I was asking him that if he could get a free computer, what he would want. He responded by saying he would like something to have fun on, to fill his life with some joy. I think the dv4 is perfect for him. It's small, it's light, and it is portable.

    I also plan on giving away the Panda disks to someone for a great present. Everyone needs some butt-kicking. I also might give away the Mini to someone I haven't decided yet. Maybe I will give it to my church. Maybe I will give it away to someone in need.

    Either way, I will be giving away something at least. Maybe I won't give away the Mini at all, if no one is nice enough. But everyone needs some light in their lives. I hope I will be the light bulb for my friend.

  • Brad Enderson

    When I was young, I created a school newsletter for my class. I continued this newsletter for THREE years. You might think it is an easy feat, but it was not so. There was homework to worry about, teachers sometimes didn't like what I printed, and I had to worry about other people's submittions. It would have been easy for me had I just written it all myself, but I was insistent on letting other people try, and therefore my "editors" took years to type what seemed to be a short story.

    You might wonder where this all came from; where the cost of the paper, where the cost of the ink came from. And where the printer came from. The answer? I paid for it. All $3000 of it. In 2004 I won a grant from Texas of $500 dollars, and a year later I tried a fund-raising campaign. I got $15 dollars from that.

    So that left $2485. Of ink. Of paper. and of printing costs. I couldn't afford going out to copy my newsletter. I was doing it as a class service. So instead, I used a $20 dollar printer that was three years old. It was slow, true, but it was the cheapest.

    This printer printed, when I finally closed my newsletter after three years, over 3000 sheets of paper. Filled to color with Photoshoppings, pictures, photographs, and other things I had done. When somebody was kind enough to submit an article, I responded by spending hours in photo-editing software (keep in mind I was 10 at the time), going through all this.

    A new printer would be cool. We got a new one a few months ago, but it's still a small, itsy bitsy printer. Maybe a page a minute? Who knows. The old printer was pretty much dying on us. Printing out all those newsletters, which ended up being given out to classmates for free.

    Which speaking of classmates, one of them has been affected by the economy. These days, everyone knows how tight the economy is. One of my friends has been so constrained. He used to love gaming. But harsh times have driven him tightly.

    My answer to this is a nice Christmas present to him. The other day I was asking him that if he could get a free computer, what he would want. He responded by saying he would like something to have fun on, to fill his life with some joy. I think the dv4 is perfect for him. It's small, it's light, and it is portable.

    I also plan on giving away the Panda disks to someone for a great present. Everyone needs some butt-kicking. I also might give away the Mini to someone I haven't decided yet. Maybe I will give it to my church. Maybe I will give it away to someone in need.

    Either way, I will be giving away something at least. Maybe I won't give away the Mini at all, if no one is nice enough. But everyone needs some light in their lives. I hope I will be the light bulb for my friend.

  • Eli

    I would probably keep the premium notebook.. but that is it. The rest would make for an awesome Christmas. My parents might not think of me as such a jackass anymore if I lavished the family with gifts... right?? I'll make them proud some day. haha

  • Darshan

    I would like to keep one desktop and one laptop for me and I'll give one of the laptop to my brother and other laptop to my friend who can't afford one right now.
    good luck everyone

  • Eli

    I would probably keep the premium notebook.. but that is it. The rest would make for an awesome Christmas. My parents might not think of me as such a jackass anymore if I lavished the family with gifts... right?? I'll make them proud some day. haha

  • Darshan

    I would like to keep one desktop and one laptop for me and I'll give one of the laptop to my brother and other laptop to my friend who can't afford one right now.
    good luck everyone

  • Marc Basara

    I would keep the HDX, and would utilize it mostly for multimedia and design work.

    The rest of the items would be divided up on an as needed basis. As there is soo much in this package, I cannot think of 6 or 7 different parties that I would like to give to. There are two I have in mind though. There is a student competition organization at school that I am associated with, and people are always in need of a computer, so I figure one or maybe two of the three laptops would go to them. The other I'm thinking I would give to my church to let them decide who to give it to. They usually have a better handle on who is in need than I do, and I think they would do a good job in choosing. Finally I would like to give the blu ray dvd to an underprivileged childrens home, to give them something to enjoy over the holiday season... and heck if they dont have a blu ray player, i may need to throw that in as well.

  • gonz

    I'd give the HP HDX 18 series Premium Notebook PC to a friend that has a Pentium III desktop and can't afford a better setup. His name is Guillermo, but we call him Guichi

  • Darshan

    i would keep touchsmart pc for me and i will give one laptop to my brother and other to my friends who can't afford right now.
    good luck everyone

  • Marc Basara

    I would keep the HDX, and would utilize it mostly for multimedia and design work.

    The rest of the items would be divided up on an as needed basis. As there is soo much in this package, I cannot think of 6 or 7 different parties that I would like to give to. There are two I have in mind though. There is a student competition organization at school that I am associated with, and people are always in need of a computer, so I figure one or maybe two of the three laptops would go to them. The other I'm thinking I would give to my church to let them decide who to give it to. They usually have a better handle on who is in need than I do, and I think they would do a good job in choosing. Finally I would like to give the blu ray dvd to an underprivileged childrens home, to give them something to enjoy over the holiday season... and heck if they dont have a blu ray player, i may need to throw that in as well.

  • gonz

    I'd give the HP HDX 18 series Premium Notebook PC to a friend that has a Pentium III desktop and can't afford a better setup. His name is Guillermo, but we call him Guichi

  • Darshan

    i would keep touchsmart pc for me and i will give one laptop to my brother and other to my friends who can't afford right now.
    good luck everyone

  • Kel A

    Myself being a college student, i know how it feels not being able to afford college necessities. My roommate actually had to sell his computer to afford rent. I would have helped him pay it if I had more than just enough money to cover my own rent. I've never been one to be able to give Christmas gifts because i can never afford them. I'd love to surprise my roommate with a new computer for Christmas. He's been there for me when i needed it most so i'd love to return the favor!

  • Kel A

    Myself being a college student, i know how it feels not being able to afford college necessities. My roommate actually had to sell his computer to afford rent. I would have helped him pay it if I had more than just enough money to cover my own rent. I've never been one to be able to give Christmas gifts because i can never afford them. I'd love to surprise my roommate with a new computer for Christmas. He's been there for me when i needed it most so i'd love to return the favor!

  • http://www.divita.eu Philip Seyfi

    I would like to share 2 of the notebooks. First one with my mother who wants one for a loooong time already and the second one with my father who recently left to the Mac side and I would love to get him back ^^ I would share the Kung-Fu panda DVDs with some of my friends.

  • http://www.divita.eu Philip Seyfi

    I would like to share 2 of the notebooks. First one with my mother who wants one for a loooong time already and the second one with my father who recently left to the Mac side and I would love to get him back ^^ I would share the Kung-Fu panda DVDs with some of my friends.

  • http://www.bart.geek.nz Bart van der Wee

    I would keep the TouchSmart and divide the rest of the package around family members whose computers are all in need of an upgrade.

  • http://www.bart.geek.nz Bart van der Wee

    I would keep the TouchSmart and divide the rest of the package around family members whose computers are all in need of an upgrade.

  • Philip Wolschendorf

    I would only keep one of the computers. the other one i would give to my mom because she has an outdated one that keeps crashing. I would give the rest to my friends so that they can have a jolly Christmas after some of their parents lost their jobs.

  • Philip Wolschendorf

    I would only keep one of the computers. the other one i would give to my mom because she has an outdated one that keeps crashing. I would give the rest to my friends so that they can have a jolly Christmas after some of their parents lost their jobs.

  • Danielle Nester

    I would donate one of the notebooks, the mini notebook and the printer to the Epilepsy Foundation of St. Louis. I would give two of the panda movies to my nieces. I would like to keep the touchsmart and the media center and I'm undicided about the other notebook I may donate it or keep it.

  • Danielle Nester

    I would donate one of the notebooks, the mini notebook and the printer to the Epilepsy Foundation of St. Louis. I would give two of the panda movies to my nieces. I would like to keep the touchsmart and the media center and I'm undicided about the other notebook I may donate it or keep it.

  • Zi Chun

    I'll keep the HP Mini for myself for portability as I already have a laptop (17", which isn't exactly for use on the road). I'll distribute the rest of the items with all the teachers that have taught me in high school. I cannot think of anythign better than to give something in return for all they have given me.

  • Zi Chun

    I'll keep the HP Mini for myself for portability as I already have a laptop (17", which isn't exactly for use on the road). I'll distribute the rest of the items with all the teachers that have taught me in high school. I cannot think of anythign better than to give something in return for all they have given me.

  • http://madnotes.blogli.co.il Michael Genkin

    I'll distribute the laptop between my family members - I'll give one to my brother who began his college studies this year, one laptop will go to my father - to replace his ancient Pentium II laptop (his computing needs are very basic, but he wanted a new machine for a long time - but couldn't afford it because he spent all the family spare money on my & my brother's education).
    The touchscreen desktop will be donated to a local organization that helps children with physical disabilities - because I think that a touch screen computer will be able to improve their chances in the modern world - by enabling them access to a technology they couldn't access otherwise. The same organization will get the Kung-Fu Panda DVDs.

    I haven't decided yet what I'll do with the rest of the package.

  • http://madnotes.blogli.co.il Michael Genkin

    I'll distribute the laptop between my family members - I'll give one to my brother who began his college studies this year, one laptop will go to my father - to replace his ancient Pentium II laptop (his computing needs are very basic, but he wanted a new machine for a long time - but couldn't afford it because he spent all the family spare money on my & my brother's education).
    The touchscreen desktop will be donated to a local organization that helps children with physical disabilities - because I think that a touch screen computer will be able to improve their chances in the modern world - by enabling them access to a technology they couldn't access otherwise. The same organization will get the Kung-Fu Panda DVDs.

    I haven't decided yet what I'll do with the rest of the package.

  • Colin Huang

    I would use the TouchSmart and the HDX 18. This rest would go to my cousins whose father just got laid off and some family and friends.

  • Colin Huang

    I would use the TouchSmart and the HDX 18. This rest would go to my cousins whose father just got laid off and some family and friends.

  • Neil

    I'd keep the touchsmart and the mini 1000, the rest would go to family and friends. especially my nephew who has always wanted a notebook.

  • Neil

    I'd keep the touchsmart and the mini 1000, the rest would go to family and friends. especially my nephew who has always wanted a notebook.

  • http://www.buildingsteps.org/ Keith Sopher

    Our good friend is the Executive Director of BuildingSTEPSs, and Baltimore-based non-profit that focuses on preparing high-risk, minority high-school students that have demonstrated an aptitude in the sciences and math to go to college. In most every case these kids are the first in their family to ever graduate high school, let alone go on to college. Currently they focus on approximately 60 kids from 6 schools each year. My wife has volunteered with them the past few years to teach the kids how to write a college essay, then spends time with each one to help them edit their essay and prepare their college application. It's a bare-bones operation that struggles for funding each year and relies on donations for equipment and other supplies. At least one of the laptops, the printer, and the software will help many kids not only immediately, but will continue to pay dividents throughout their lifetime after they receive their college degree.

  • http://www.buildingsteps.org/ Keith Sopher

    Our good friend is the Executive Director of BuildingSTEPSs, and Baltimore-based non-profit that focuses on preparing high-risk, minority high-school students that have demonstrated an aptitude in the sciences and math to go to college. In most every case these kids are the first in their family to ever graduate high school, let alone go on to college. Currently they focus on approximately 60 kids from 6 schools each year. My wife has volunteered with them the past few years to teach the kids how to write a college essay, then spends time with each one to help them edit their essay and prepare their college application. It's a bare-bones operation that struggles for funding each year and relies on donations for equipment and other supplies. At least one of the laptops, the printer, and the software will help many kids not only immediately, but will continue to pay dividents throughout their lifetime after they receive their college degree.

  • Jeff Burgess

    I would give one of the laptops to my friend Jann... she really needs to be cheered up this Christmas. I would share the Kung Fu Pandas with my nieces & nephew. Good Luck to all who enter!!

  • Jeff Burgess

    I would give one of the laptops to my friend Jann... she really needs to be cheered up this Christmas. I would share the Kung Fu Pandas with my nieces & nephew. Good Luck to all who enter!!

  • PATRIC KRUEGER

    I have no intention of keeping any of the gear. My sole purpose in entering this sweepstakes is to provide three underprivileged children with a new laptop for Christmas (or thereabouts). One of the children I have in mind is named Anthony. Anthony is eight-years-old and lives with his grandmother in Stuart, Florida. His parents are who knows where. His grandmother works three jobs and Anthony spends the majority of his time alone. Anthony is a good kid and I believe this computer will be a way for him to free his mind and perhaps discover the outside world and something about himself. As naïve as it sounds I believe in the power of technology to transform lives. Perhaps receiving this gift will be a life-changing event for him and lead to a better life. I remain hopeful for all of us.

  • PATRIC KRUEGER

    I have no intention of keeping any of the gear. My sole purpose in entering this sweepstakes is to provide three underprivileged children with a new laptop for Christmas (or thereabouts). One of the children I have in mind is named Anthony. Anthony is eight-years-old and lives with his grandmother in Stuart, Florida. His parents are who knows where. His grandmother works three jobs and Anthony spends the majority of his time alone. Anthony is a good kid and I believe this computer will be a way for him to free his mind and perhaps discover the outside world and something about himself. As naïve as it sounds I believe in the power of technology to transform lives. Perhaps receiving this gift will be a life-changing event for him and lead to a better life. I remain hopeful for all of us.

  • Stacey verguldi

    I would keep at least one laptop for myself and maybe give one to my parents since they have given my family so much. I would like to give the desktop and maybe a laptop to Laurel House, a domestic abuse shelter in Montgomery County, PA.

  • Stacey verguldi

    I would keep at least one laptop for myself and maybe give one to my parents since they have given my family so much. I would like to give the desktop and maybe a laptop to Laurel House, a domestic abuse shelter in Montgomery County, PA.

  • Zoey

    I would keep a laptop for myself. I would give each of my two sons a computer. Then I would also give a computer and the printer to my favorite family (single mom with two adopted children).

  • Jayayess1190

    What I would keep:

    DV4 (to replace a 4 year old Inspiron 9100)
    Office 2007
    Vista (since its preinstalled)

    Give-away: everything else to a charity, not sure which one.

  • Zoey

    I would keep a laptop for myself. I would give each of my two sons a computer. Then I would also give a computer and the printer to my favorite family (single mom with two adopted children).

  • Jarrett Stewart

    What I would keep:

    DV4 (to replace a 4 year old Inspiron 9100)
    Office 2007
    Vista (since its preinstalled)

    Give-away: everything else to a charity, not sure which one.

  • Gary Brill

    I would keep one of the notebooks, and possibly the netbook. Touchsmart i would give to my father, who is still using an ancient 600Mhz celeron(from the P3 era) with 128mb ram. Other notebook i would give to a friend of mine who is very underprivileged and them getting a laptop would be the thrill of a lifetime for them. The printer i would probably keep because i have no printer right now, old one decided it would die on me. The kung fu panda DVD i would give to one of my little brothers friend(7 yrs old) who's also doing pretty tough in these economic conditions and then keep the blu ray for my little brothers(6 and 7yrs old) to watch.

  • Gary Brill

    I would keep one of the notebooks, and possibly the netbook. Touchsmart i would give to my father, who is still using an ancient 600Mhz celeron(from the P3 era) with 128mb ram. Other notebook i would give to a friend of mine who is very underprivileged and them getting a laptop would be the thrill of a lifetime for them. The printer i would probably keep because i have no printer right now, old one decided it would die on me. The kung fu panda DVD i would give to one of my little brothers friend(7 yrs old) who's also doing pretty tough in these economic conditions and then keep the blu ray for my little brothers(6 and 7yrs old) to watch.

  • Robbie Ride

    I would give the complete package to my parents albeit one laptop.

    My dad have a stroke a short while ago and it's been difficult for him and i think that the HP TouchSmart IQ816 AIO Desktop PC would benefit him alot and help his recovery, he's not very mobile and using a keyboard and mouse is a no-no at the moment so the touch interface would be good for him to use with help from my mother.

    My mother and brothers would make use of the rest of the items listed because of my dad being unable to work any more and money being tight they can not afford such luxuries, any money that goes into the house goes towards my dad's recouperation.

  • Robbie Ride

    I would give the complete package to my parents albeit one laptop.

    My dad have a stroke a short while ago and it's been difficult for him and i think that the HP TouchSmart IQ816 AIO Desktop PC would benefit him alot and help his recovery, he's not very mobile and using a keyboard and mouse is a no-no at the moment so the touch interface would be good for him to use with help from my mother.

    My mother and brothers would make use of the rest of the items listed because of my dad being unable to work any more and money being tight they can not afford such luxuries, any money that goes into the house goes towards my dad's recouperation.

  • Ans

    As a high school student, I know how difficult work can be. I would keep one computer for me, and one laptop for my brother so we can finally stop fighting over our one computer when we both need it for homework. I'm sure that a laptop will help my brother and I now (as we're in high school), and well into our college years; so its a good investment.

    One of my friends, is a junior with me, and he doesn't have a computer. Its difficult for me to fathom how he could have possibly survived the past 2 years in high school without a computer. There are so many papers, projects, presentations, and research that a student must do, and he always has to stay hours after school, or come early in the morning. I'd really like for him to finally be able to look at school with ease, and not a burdensome place.

    P.S. I'd also give Kung Fu Panda to my four little cousins because I know they'd just jump for joy if they saw it.

  • Ans

    As a high school student, I know how difficult work can be. I would keep one computer for me, and one laptop for my brother so we can finally stop fighting over our one computer when we both need it for homework. I'm sure that a laptop will help my brother and I now (as we're in high school), and well into our college years; so its a good investment.

    One of my friends, is a junior with me, and he doesn't have a computer. Its difficult for me to fathom how he could have possibly survived the past 2 years in high school without a computer. There are so many papers, projects, presentations, and research that a student must do, and he always has to stay hours after school, or come early in the morning. I'd really like for him to finally be able to look at school with ease, and not a burdensome place.

    P.S. I'd also give Kung Fu Panda to my four little cousins because I know they'd just jump for joy if they saw it.

  • Andrei

    If I win I will give the HP TouchSmart to my sister, when she saw it for first time she liked it a lot. I will give one of the laptops to my girl friend, his computer is really old and slow. Another laptop and the multifunction would be for me. And right now I really don't know what would I do with the other things.

  • Andrei

    If I win I will give the HP TouchSmart to my sister, when she saw it for first time she liked it a lot. I will give one of the laptops to my girl friend, his computer is really old and slow. Another laptop and the multifunction would be for me. And right now I really don't know what would I do with the other things.

  • http://chapmans.spaces.live.com Chaps

    I would be sharing my prize pool with my parents and my In-laws. After all the work they both have done for their respective churches, retirement communities and , most importantly, their families, the least I could do is to tech them up so they can communicate with their distributed kids and grandkids via video and VOIP. Considering that half of the products in the prize pool are yet to be availabel in australia, we would finally have them ahead of the tech curve rather than giving them our old hand-me-up coomputers.

  • Stanley Chan

    This prize package will be shared with my friends and family. They have all done a lot for me, and I feel it is about time to repay them back.

    For one thing, I would like to allow my friend Nic to play around with the HP Touchsmart to check out the new innovative technology (hes a hardware guy).

    The laptops offer portable entertainment, which I can share with many others as I travel and watch movies on them. The photo printer will be used to capture and print out vivid memories that we can all see again. On a side note, I can remain connected with devices with these powerful little machines. My friends, like John or Ian, would perhaps love to experience a pleasant viewing experience as I bring a laptop to school or their house. If not, we can do some work together, allowing music from their iPods or other music players to by played on it.

    The netbook would be utilized largely for schoolwork (I don't have laptop), and will keep me working, discovering, and learning new stuff since it goes where I would go and should be practically networked, always.

    Also, as a final blurb, it is interesting that I finally got my first floor back and my dad is getting an HDTV. With the media-oriented prizes, I would love to invite friends over to my house and have a home theater experience. That would just be awesome :) !!

  • http://chapmans.spaces.live.com Chaps

    I would be sharing my prize pool with my parents and my In-laws. After all the work they both have done for their respective churches, retirement communities and , most importantly, their families, the least I could do is to tech them up so they can communicate with their distributed kids and grandkids via video and VOIP. Considering that half of the products in the prize pool are yet to be availabel in australia, we would finally have them ahead of the tech curve rather than giving them our old hand-me-up coomputers.

  • Stanley Chan

    This prize package will be shared with my friends and family. They have all done a lot for me, and I feel it is about time to repay them back.

    For one thing, I would like to allow my friend Nic to play around with the HP Touchsmart to check out the new innovative technology (hes a hardware guy).

    The laptops offer portable entertainment, which I can share with many others as I travel and watch movies on them. The photo printer will be used to capture and print out vivid memories that we can all see again. On a side note, I can remain connected with devices with these powerful little machines. My friends, like John or Ian, would perhaps love to experience a pleasant viewing experience as I bring a laptop to school or their house. If not, we can do some work together, allowing music from their iPods or other music players to by played on it.

    The netbook would be utilized largely for schoolwork (I don't have laptop), and will keep me working, discovering, and learning new stuff since it goes where I would go and should be practically networked, always.

    Also, as a final blurb, it is interesting that I finally got my first floor back and my dad is getting an HDTV. With the media-oriented prizes, I would love to invite friends over to my house and have a home theater experience. That would just be awesome :) !!

  • Smiley

    My parent's printer is unreliable, I have a cousin going off to college who could use a laptop, and I have a friend getting her doctorate in Educational Technology that has a broken computer. Any or all of them could benefit from sharing the love.

  • Smiley

    My parent's printer is unreliable, I have a cousin going off to college who could use a laptop, and I have a friend getting her doctorate in Educational Technology that has a broken computer. Any or all of them could benefit from sharing the love.

  • trish everetts

    I would give two of the laptops to Visiting Nurses Hospice. They could use these to loan out to patients and family. It would be perfect for patients that are no longer physically able to sit at a computer. This way, they can still keep in touch with friends and family through email, video chat, etc. Also, it would provide a mental break from a very tough situation.

  • trish everetts

    I would give two of the laptops to Visiting Nurses Hospice. They could use these to loan out to patients and family. It would be perfect for patients that are no longer physically able to sit at a computer. This way, they can still keep in touch with friends and family through email, video chat, etc. Also, it would provide a mental break from a very tough situation.

  • http://www.kateswindow.com Cathy Flynn

    Hi - I was married 30 years, when, on my husband's 50th birthday, I gave him his birthday card, he said, "Thanks - I want a divorce." I had put him through college and worked on and off during the marriage for family vacations, second cars, etc. but had never worked to support myself, and now I was on my own. Then I found “The Mary Rigg Neighborhood Center.” I enrolled in their adult re-entry computer education program and it not only helped me get a job; it got me through one of the most difficult times in my life. I’m still on my own, at 60+ yrs., but I’ve had the same good job for 8 yrs and I've just started blogging. Mary Rigg gave me my opportunities, so I’d like to share this gift with them. If I'm your winner, since my computer is 6 yrs old and reconditioned, I work at home too, and take meeting notes, I’d like the PC, the Mini 1000, and the larger notebook – everything else, I'd share w/Mary Rigg. http://www.maryrigg.org/w/driving.aspx

    (p.s. I probably old enough to be your mom, but I check out your site regularly to make sure I at least know the latest computer words. )

  • http://www.kateswindow.com Cathy Flynn

    Hi - I was married 30 years, when, on my husband's 50th birthday, I gave him his birthday card, he said, "Thanks - I want a divorce." I had put him through college and worked on and off during the marriage for family vacations, second cars, etc. but had never worked to support myself, and now I was on my own. Then I found “The Mary Rigg Neighborhood Center.” I enrolled in their adult re-entry computer education program and it not only helped me get a job; it got me through one of the most difficult times in my life. I’m still on my own, at 60+ yrs., but I’ve had the same good job for 8 yrs and I've just started blogging. Mary Rigg gave me my opportunities, so I’d like to share this gift with them. If I'm your winner, since my computer is 6 yrs old and reconditioned, I work at home too, and take meeting notes, I’d like the PC, the Mini 1000, and the larger notebook – everything else, I'd share w/Mary Rigg. http://www.maryrigg.org/w/driving.aspx

    (p.s. I probably old enough to be your mom, but I check out your site regularly to make sure I at least know the latest computer words. )

  • Alexander

    What would I do with all that equipment?

    My brother is handicapped and does a lot of his communication and art work via computer. I'd love to give him any one of the computers of his choice.

    I would donate several systems to a local grade school library that doesn't have a tremendous amount of IT resources available to its students.

    "Kung Fu Panda" I would donate to the pediatrics "Child Life" program at my hospital.

    And for myself, I would enjoy whatever is left over... If I upgrade to one of the nice computers, I'd donate my present system to the above. I'm anxious to see the multitouch system... Looks cool!

    What a great contest and what an overly generous prize. Thanks to HP and all the organizers involved.

  • Alexander

    What would I do with all that equipment?

    My brother is handicapped and does a lot of his communication and art work via computer. I'd love to give him any one of the computers of his choice.

    I would donate several systems to a local grade school library that doesn't have a tremendous amount of IT resources available to its students.

    "Kung Fu Panda" I would donate to the pediatrics "Child Life" program at my hospital.

    And for myself, I would enjoy whatever is left over... If I upgrade to one of the nice computers, I'd donate my present system to the above. I'm anxious to see the multitouch system... Looks cool!

    What a great contest and what an overly generous prize. Thanks to HP and all the organizers involved.

  • http://www.autumnatoakhollow.com Heather

    I'd most definitely give the Touchsmart and printer to my mother. She's never able to get onto my dad's computer and he always complains when she wants to print out pictures I send them of my daughter.

    A local GM plant is closing up next year and I would like to give at least one of the laptops to a worker there who has a child going into college next year.

  • http://www.autumnatoakhollow.com Heather

    I'd most definitely give the Touchsmart and printer to my mother. She's never able to get onto my dad's computer and he always complains when she wants to print out pictures I send them of my daughter.

    A local GM plant is closing up next year and I would like to give at least one of the laptops to a worker there who has a child going into college next year.

  • Thomas Fazio

    Who would I share the prize with:

    My Dad, he uses a 5 year old laptop right now that doesn’t even have a wireless card working and has to remote desktop to his work computer to pay his bills and get his work done. With a new laptop he could do this faster and have more time to do other stuff. He’s a small business owner and can’t afford to buy a new laptop. I would give another laptop to a friend of mine who can’t afford a computer. His family opened up a business that didn’t succeed and he can’t afford a laptop for school.

  • Thomas Fazio

    Who would I share the prize with:

    My Dad, he uses a 5 year old laptop right now that doesn’t even have a wireless card working and has to remote desktop to his work computer to pay his bills and get his work done. With a new laptop he could do this faster and have more time to do other stuff. He’s a small business owner and can’t afford to buy a new laptop. I would give another laptop to a friend of mine who can’t afford a computer. His family opened up a business that didn’t succeed and he can’t afford a laptop for school.

  • http://feather-light.com AmandaL

    I'd love to win this - I'm loving the idea I posted on my blog about giving away three of the computers to families my coworkers and I are sponsoring through United Christmas Service!

  • http://feather-light.com AmandaL

    I'd love to win this - I'm loving the idea I posted on my blog about giving away three of the computers to families my coworkers and I are sponsoring through United Christmas Service!

  • BigMuz

    This prize pack would stop the fights in my family over the 1 computer we currently have. The Touchsmart would go in the living room for the whole family to share, and my wife and 2 children would get a laptop each (I would have to come up with my own competition and rules as to who gets allocated which laptop!)

    That leaves me with the MediaSmart Connect to play with.

  • BigMuz

    This prize pack would stop the fights in my family over the 1 computer we currently have. The Touchsmart would go in the living room for the whole family to share, and my wife and 2 children would get a laptop each (I would have to come up with my own competition and rules as to who gets allocated which laptop!)

    That leaves me with the MediaSmart Connect to play with.

  • http://www.techsangeeks.com Ethan

    I would keep the HP touchsmart to be used as my development pc, the large touch screen would make things easier and would give me more room to work. I would also keep the HP HDX and use as my portable development machine.(i do a lot of web, video, and picture projects.) I would give the HP dv4-1143go to a friend of mine, whos never had much and her desktop is relly old and a wreck. I would give the HP mini to my friend who travels a lot. I would probly give the printer to my friend with the wrecked desktop. The software i would give to my brother who could use it for school.

  • http://www.techsangeeks.com Ethan

    I would keep the HP touchsmart to be used as my development pc, the large touch screen would make things easier and would give me more room to work. I would also keep the HP HDX and use as my portable development machine.(i do a lot of web, video, and picture projects.) I would give the HP dv4-1143go to a friend of mine, whos never had much and her desktop is relly old and a wreck. I would give the HP mini to my friend who travels a lot. I would probly give the printer to my friend with the wrecked desktop. The software i would give to my brother who could use it for school.

  • Scott May

    What I would do with all this hardware if I were chosen? My daughter in her first year of college would get the HDX 18 Notebook PC, a copy of MS Office, the printer, and VideoStudio software. I sent her off to college with a P3 notebook. My mom would get the Pavilion dv4 Notebook to replace her old Gateway desktop machine and a copy of MS Office. My roommate would get the HP Mini 1000 so he can stop using my computer to check his e-mail. I would keep the TouchSmart PC and the MediaSmart Connect and the last copy of MS Office. My old computer would be given to my friend’s daughter for her kids to use. All this hardware would make my friends and family very happy this Christmas season.

  • Scott May

    What I would do with all this hardware if I were chosen? My daughter in her first year of college would get the HDX 18 Notebook PC, a copy of MS Office, the printer, and VideoStudio software. I sent her off to college with a P3 notebook. My mom would get the Pavilion dv4 Notebook to replace her old Gateway desktop machine and a copy of MS Office. My roommate would get the HP Mini 1000 so he can stop using my computer to check his e-mail. I would keep the TouchSmart PC and the MediaSmart Connect and the last copy of MS Office. My old computer would be given to my friend’s daughter for her kids to use. All this hardware would make my friends and family very happy this Christmas season.

  • patricia skinner

    I would keep a Laptop for myself as I am battling MS and just the thought of being about to chat or read blogs from the couch or bed is a huge plus to me.

    I would definately give a laptop to my son who is trying to become a fulltime teacher. I know it would be put to good use in preparing lessons, etc.

    I would give a computer to my husband who would use it for his work related items.

    The other one..I am not sure but I do have friends and family that could use a lil christmas cheer in the form of a new computer!

  • patricia skinner

    I would keep a Laptop for myself as I am battling MS and just the thought of being about to chat or read blogs from the couch or bed is a huge plus to me.

    I would definately give a laptop to my son who is trying to become a fulltime teacher. I know it would be put to good use in preparing lessons, etc.

    I would give a computer to my husband who would use it for his work related items.

    The other one..I am not sure but I do have friends and family that could use a lil christmas cheer in the form of a new computer!

  • http://www.creativeassistants.com Cindy Opong

    One of the laptops I'll use to replace my rapidly failing business computer (not sure which one yet!). Another laptop I'll give to a local high schooler whose family could never afford one (single mother with 7 children!). The other items would go to a local school in the poorest part of town that serves underprivileged children. They deserve the same chance as everyone else to learn the technology and use it to get into college!

  • http://www.creativeassistants.com Cindy Opong

    One of the laptops I'll use to replace my rapidly failing business computer (not sure which one yet!). Another laptop I'll give to a local high schooler whose family could never afford one (single mother with 7 children!). The other items would go to a local school in the poorest part of town that serves underprivileged children. They deserve the same chance as everyone else to learn the technology and use it to get into college!

  • http://www.wipingupsnot.com Karly

    I'd love to have the chance to win this package. I'd have to keep the TouchSmart for myself, but the rest I would donate to local homeschooling families that don't have the money for computers. I'm a homeschooler and I know how tough it can be making it on one income and purchasing your children's school books. Having a computer and the internet makes such a difference in our homeschool, that I would love the chance to share that with another couple of families.

  • http://www.wipingupsnot.com Karly

    I'd love to have the chance to win this package. I'd have to keep the TouchSmart for myself, but the rest I would donate to local homeschooling families that don't have the money for computers. I'm a homeschooler and I know how tough it can be making it on one income and purchasing your children's school books. Having a computer and the internet makes such a difference in our homeschool, that I would love the chance to share that with another couple of families.

  • http://outsideraustin.blogspot.com/ Ric Hubbard

    I have put a bit of thought into this and I have decided that, if I am win, the dv4 laptop and the printer will go to the Hays County Food Bank to be used to raise money by auction or raffle.

    A good deal of money can be raised this way and could provide as many as 100 meals for the needy in my home county.

    There are more then enough other stuff to keep me happy for quite awhile, so the added bonus of helping someone out would be a nice addition.

  • http://outsideraustin.blogspot.com/ Ric Hubbard

    I have put a bit of thought into this and I have decided that, if I am win, the dv4 laptop and the printer will go to the Hays County Food Bank to be used to raise money by auction or raffle.

    A good deal of money can be raised this way and could provide as many as 100 meals for the needy in my home county.

    There are more then enough other stuff to keep me happy for quite awhile, so the added bonus of helping someone out would be a nice addition.

  • http://www.bittybobo.blogspot.com Heather Morris

    I would give all the notebooks to my daughters school. I keep getting notices about cutting the budget here and there, no more field trips, turning the heat down a degree or two, there is less for the kids at that school all of the time. They do however have a great staff that would be so grateful for some computers! For myself I would keep the desktop, and printer.

  • http://www.bittybobo.blogspot.com Heather Morris

    I would give all the notebooks to my daughters school. I keep getting notices about cutting the budget here and there, no more field trips, turning the heat down a degree or two, there is less for the kids at that school all of the time. They do however have a great staff that would be so grateful for some computers! For myself I would keep the desktop, and printer.

  • Anthony N

    I would keep one laptop and maybe the media center. The HP Mini 1000 would go to my girlfriend, who is a student on the go and has been coveting my Samsung NC10 netbook for some time now.

    Everything else will go to a local after school program here in Trenton, NJ.

  • Anthony N

    I would keep one laptop and maybe the media center. The HP Mini 1000 would go to my girlfriend, who is a student on the go and has been coveting my Samsung NC10 netbook for some time now.

    Everything else will go to a local after school program here in Trenton, NJ.

  • PAUL GARDNER

    If I win, I plan on sharing it with a friend of mine. I will keep a few items give the rest away to a friend and his wife and 4 kids to use for his online college courses and entertainment of his family. He can use half of this equipment to make him and his family's life a little bit sweeter!

  • PAUL GARDNER

    If I win, I plan on sharing it with a friend of mine. I will keep a few items give the rest away to a friend and his wife and 4 kids to use for his online college courses and entertainment of his family. He can use half of this equipment to make him and his family's life a little bit sweeter!

  • http://joshuadelung.blogspot.com Joshua

    I spent six years in the Army National Guard, and my enlistment just ended earlier this year, and I am pursuing my Master's now. However, I still have lots of friends in my old unit, and they left after Thanksgiving for training in the states and will leave shortly after Christmas for Iraq. Not only do these men deserve something nice because they are sacrificing so much, but also when not on missions it gets pretty boring over there — and that's when the loneliness and missing families sets in. So, I would help remedy that.

    * HP TouchSmart IQ816 AIO Desktop PC - They'd not have anywhere to set this up, so I'd set it up at home to keep in contact with them and see what they need.

    * HP HDX 18 series Premium Notebook PC - This would go to my old vehicle commander.

    * HP Pavilion dv4 series Entertainment Notebook PC - This would go to my old driver, who has replaced me as gunner on our vehicle.

    * HP Mini 1000 - This would go to my old dismount, who is now the driver on my old vehicle.

    * HP MediaSmart Connect digital media receiver - I'm pretty sure they couldn't use this, but I bet my dad would love it for Christmas!

    * HP Photosmart C6380 Wireless AIO multifunction - I know a certain nonprofit that I have written stories about (part-time journalist here) that could use this, as they are struggling with their current one.

    * HP 564 Photo Value Pak - This would likely go along with the printer.

    I will evenly distribute the software.

  • http://joshuadelung.blogspot.com Joshua

    I spent six years in the Army National Guard, and my enlistment just ended earlier this year, and I am pursuing my Master's now. However, I still have lots of friends in my old unit, and they left after Thanksgiving for training in the states and will leave shortly after Christmas for Iraq. Not only do these men deserve something nice because they are sacrificing so much, but also when not on missions it gets pretty boring over there — and that's when the loneliness and missing families sets in. So, I would help remedy that.

    * HP TouchSmart IQ816 AIO Desktop PC - They'd not have anywhere to set this up, so I'd set it up at home to keep in contact with them and see what they need.

    * HP HDX 18 series Premium Notebook PC - This would go to my old vehicle commander.

    * HP Pavilion dv4 series Entertainment Notebook PC - This would go to my old driver, who has replaced me as gunner on our vehicle.

    * HP Mini 1000 - This would go to my old dismount, who is now the driver on my old vehicle.

    * HP MediaSmart Connect digital media receiver - I'm pretty sure they couldn't use this, but I bet my dad would love it for Christmas!

    * HP Photosmart C6380 Wireless AIO multifunction - I know a certain nonprofit that I have written stories about (part-time journalist here) that could use this, as they are struggling with their current one.

    * HP 564 Photo Value Pak - This would likely go along with the printer.

    I will evenly distribute the software.

  • Lew

    I would donate the whole prize (save one laptop) to my local church. More specifically, the prize would help the preschool children and their teachers who use the church every weekday to hold classes and afterschool programs for about fifty economically challenged students. The program allows the kids to begin their lifelong education who would otherwise not be able to attend preschool and would likely end up at a crowded day care center. The children are bused in from towns surrounding (and including) the Boston area and enjoy “physical, emotional, social and intellectual growth through experimentation and investigation”. Heavy influence is placed on each individual student and their respective family, and I myself have volunteered there multiple times, helping to create lesson plans and interact with the students.
    The computers would be used for enriching the classroom by providing the teachers with a means to organize their lesson plans and activities for the children. Additionally, this first donation of computers will hopefully serve as the foundation for a mini computer lab within the school that would be used to have the children develop their motor, creative, and reading skills. The Kung Fu Panda bluray is also a fun addition to the package that I’m sure any preschooler would love to watch.

  • Lew

    I would donate the whole prize (save one laptop) to my local church. More specifically, the prize would help the preschool children and their teachers who use the church every weekday to hold classes and afterschool programs for about fifty economically challenged students. The program allows the kids to begin their lifelong education who would otherwise not be able to attend preschool and would likely end up at a crowded day care center. The children are bused in from towns surrounding (and including) the Boston area and enjoy “physical, emotional, social and intellectual growth through experimentation and investigation”. Heavy influence is placed on each individual student and their respective family, and I myself have volunteered there multiple times, helping to create lesson plans and interact with the students.
    The computers would be used for enriching the classroom by providing the teachers with a means to organize their lesson plans and activities for the children. Additionally, this first donation of computers will hopefully serve as the foundation for a mini computer lab within the school that would be used to have the children develop their motor, creative, and reading skills. The Kung Fu Panda bluray is also a fun addition to the package that I’m sure any preschooler would love to watch.

  • John OBrien

    Jim - a laptop, Ernie - a laptop, and Mary the netbook

  • John OBrien

    Jim - a laptop, Ernie - a laptop, and Mary the netbook

  • http://champagneliving.blogspot.com Zipporah Sandler

    I would give the HP Pavilion dv4 series Entertainment Notebook PC to this wonderful writer that I know. She has no computer and I love reading her articles, so I'd hope that she'd be able to use it to start blogging. I'd want the HP mini1000 - just because it's so CUTE. The HP TouchSmart IQ816 AIO Desktop PC would go to my college aged son who's studying film making (for obvious reasons). That's as far as I can get right now, you can be assured that everything either given or kept would be appreciated!

  • http://champagneliving.blogspot.com Zipporah Sandler

    I would give the HP Pavilion dv4 series Entertainment Notebook PC to this wonderful writer that I know. She has no computer and I love reading her articles, so I'd hope that she'd be able to use it to start blogging. I'd want the HP mini1000 - just because it's so CUTE. The HP TouchSmart IQ816 AIO Desktop PC would go to my college aged son who's studying film making (for obvious reasons). That's as far as I can get right now, you can be assured that everything either given or kept would be appreciated!

  • Ryan Sprang

    If i win i would Give the best of the 3 notebooks to my cousin. He could really use a good notebook hes goes to this vocational school for Information Technology along with me and he could use a good computer outside the classroom. I would give the Media Connect to my family along with the smallest laptop, the printer, and the dvd. I would keep the TouchSmart and and the second best laptop for myself because I could really use new equitment my current desktop is quite old and cant do much.If i won this equipment i could gain more knowledge and become more a creative student outside the classroom( i go to this Vocational school within High School for Information Technology). Then once Ive graduated i could use this equipment for collage and future job.

  • Ryan Sprang

    If i win i would Give the best of the 3 notebooks to my cousin. He could really use a good notebook hes goes to this vocational school for Information Technology along with me and he could use a good computer outside the classroom. I would give the Media Connect to my family along with the smallest laptop, the printer, and the dvd. I would keep the TouchSmart and and the second best laptop for myself because I could really use new equitment my current desktop is quite old and cant do much.If i won this equipment i could gain more knowledge and become more a creative student outside the classroom( i go to this Vocational school within High School for Information Technology). Then once Ive graduated i could use this equipment for collage and future job.

  • Dawn Greenfield

    I would keep the Entertainment Notebook to use at home for work related and family use; I would put the Desktop Touchscreen and Printer into my classroom, and then I would give the remaining items to the Christmas "Maverick" Angels (needy students) that I have adopted for this Christmas as they were not going to be able to have a Christmas this year.

  • Dawn Greenfield

    I would keep the Entertainment Notebook to use at home for work related and family use; I would put the Desktop Touchscreen and Printer into my classroom, and then I would give the remaining items to the Christmas "Maverick" Angels (needy students) that I have adopted for this Christmas as they were not going to be able to have a Christmas this year.

  • Chris

    I would keep one notebook(not sure which one) and the MediaSmart connect. The rest of the computers will go to my local church as well as the McKinney Vento program which deals with the education of homeless students.

  • Chris

    I would keep one notebook(not sure which one) and the MediaSmart connect. The rest of the computers will go to my local church as well as the McKinney Vento program which deals with the education of homeless students.

  • Blake Smith

    I would keep one of the laptops. And give the rest to family members and my Best friend Sam :)

  • Blake Smith

    I would keep one of the laptops. And give the rest to family members and my Best friend Sam :)

  • Gus O. Davis

    I am starting a small moble IT tweaking service. I will repair, tweak, configure PC's on demand, on site or online and this system will allow me to start up with class and style, running connected 24/7 will allow me to advise customer's on the vast capabilities of Windows. I specialize in Vista Ultimate and am gearing up for Windows 7. I am a lover and loyal customer of Microsoft products and recommend their higher end software to everyone.

  • Gus O. Davis

    I am starting a small moble IT tweaking service. I will repair, tweak, configure PC's on demand, on site or online and this system will allow me to start up with class and style, running connected 24/7 will allow me to advise customer's on the vast capabilities of Windows. I specialize in Vista Ultimate and am gearing up for Windows 7. I am a lover and loyal customer of Microsoft products and recommend their higher end software to everyone.

  • Zach

    I would give the Touchsmart to my parents, I would give the HP Mini to my uncle for Christmas as he has been wanting a mini laptop, I would probably keep the HDX 18 for myself. The Entertainment Notebook would go to my grandma since she is in need of a new computer. The printer would be a gift also to my parents, and the software as well. Always remember Christmas is not about receiving gifts but its giving gifts, and celebrating the creator of the worlds Birthday.

  • Zach

    I would give the Touchsmart to my parents, I would give the HP Mini to my uncle for Christmas as he has been wanting a mini laptop, I would probably keep the HDX 18 for myself. The Entertainment Notebook would go to my grandma since she is in need of a new computer. The printer would be a gift also to my parents, and the software as well. Always remember Christmas is not about receiving gifts but its giving gifts, and celebrating the creator of the worlds Birthday.

  • Blake M.

    If I won the Hp Magic givaway, I would defiantly give at least one thing away. I would give the laptops to my mom and dad, who has always been there for me. I would also give the movie to my brother and sister for Christmas. But, I just want to say thank you so much for this opportunity, although I know there is a slim change in wining. Again, Thanks!

    -Blake

  • Blake M.

    If I won the Hp Magic givaway, I would defiantly give at least one thing away. I would give the laptops to my mom and dad, who has always been there for me. I would also give the movie to my brother and sister for Christmas. But, I just want to say thank you so much for this opportunity, although I know there is a slim change in wining. Again, Thanks!

    -Blake

  • Darrell Jackson

    These are my friends that help me out on rent, food, gas and my credit card bills when I lost my job do to the slow economy and the only way to pay them back and say thank you is by giving them a piece of the HP magic

    Prize package I would give away?

    Alex-HP Mini 1000 with XP
    David- HP Pavillion dc4-1145
    Chan-HP HDX 18 Series Premium Notebook
    Myself HP TouchSmart

    Thanks to GeeksToGo and HP for having this contest and sharing the Holiday magic with us and good luck to everyone and wishing everybody a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year

  • Darrell Jackson

    These are my friends that help me out on rent, food, gas and my credit card bills when I lost my job do to the slow economy and the only way to pay them back and say thank you is by giving them a piece of the HP magic

    Prize package I would give away?

    Alex-HP Mini 1000 with XP
    David- HP Pavillion dc4-1145
    Chan-HP HDX 18 Series Premium Notebook
    Myself HP TouchSmart

    Thanks to GeeksToGo and HP for having this contest and sharing the Holiday magic with us and good luck to everyone and wishing everybody a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year

  • http://stampgram.blogspot.com/ Connie Holso

    I have four persons/causes I would like to help with this gift. I hope these causes might be worthy of this gift. In our area seems that most charitable organizations and groups get lots of donations of equipment and supplies but it is so hard to help individuals to improve their lives. I would like to make a difference on a more personal level.

    First I want to help a young stay-at-home mom who is disabled. She has two little ones and a new baby on the way. Her husband is able to work but is also handicapped due to first a terrible auto accident that kept him in the hospital for months and it was three years before he could walk again. Then two years ago he had some mini-strokes that left his one arm and hand crippled. They cannot afford to buy a computer of their own but if they had one that worked she could use her teaching degree to work with an online teaching opportunity that is available here. This would be a way that she could work as much as she is able and yet be home with her babies. This could really improve their standard of living, which is pretty much hand-to-mouth.

    The second person I would like to help is also a young woman of limited means. She was in an abusive marriage and just walked away from everything she had in order to save her life. She is rebuilding her life but because her ex-husband had done things that ruined their credit, she is struggling. She has the opportunity to do freelance work at night in addition to her regular day job for extra income if she just had a computer. If I could do this for her it would really help to get her back on her feet.

    The third person I would gift is my father. He has never had a computer, but the mini would be so wonderful for him as he could get email and all of his children and grandchildren could email him and send him photos. It would be great to help keep in touch with his posterity.

    The final cause that I would like to support is our local family history center/geneology library. They offer free use of their computers, microfilms, and microfische to people working to find their ancestors. The people who work there donate hundreds of hours to give assistance -- all at no cost for this service -- they are all volunteers. The volunteers who have laptops even go out to teach in the homes of people who cannot come out to the center but would like to learn how to do family history. I would like to keep one of the laptops to take with me when I go to the center to volunteer, and so that I could also help those that are shut in but would like to do this work. A laptop would greatly help in these volunteering efforts.

    Thanks for doing this, it is such a wonderful thing you are doing.

  • http://stampgram.blogspot.com/ Connie Holso

    I have four persons/causes I would like to help with this gift. I hope these causes might be worthy of this gift. In our area seems that most charitable organizations and groups get lots of donations of equipment and supplies but it is so hard to help individuals to improve their lives. I would like to make a difference on a more personal level.

    First I want to help a young stay-at-home mom who is disabled. She has two little ones and a new baby on the way. Her husband is able to work but is also handicapped due to first a terrible auto accident that kept him in the hospital for months and it was three years before he could walk again. Then two years ago he had some mini-strokes that left his one arm and hand crippled. They cannot afford to buy a computer of their own but if they had one that worked she could use her teaching degree to work with an online teaching opportunity that is available here. This would be a way that she could work as much as she is able and yet be home with her babies. This could really improve their standard of living, which is pretty much hand-to-mouth.

    The second person I would like to help is also a young woman of limited means. She was in an abusive marriage and just walked away from everything she had in order to save her life. She is rebuilding her life but because her ex-husband had done things that ruined their credit, she is struggling. She has the opportunity to do freelance work at night in addition to her regular day job for extra income if she just had a computer. If I could do this for her it would really help to get her back on her feet.

    The third person I would gift is my father. He has never had a computer, but the mini would be so wonderful for him as he could get email and all of his children and grandchildren could email him and send him photos. It would be great to help keep in touch with his posterity.

    The final cause that I would like to support is our local family history center/geneology library. They offer free use of their computers, microfilms, and microfische to people working to find their ancestors. The people who work there donate hundreds of hours to give assistance -- all at no cost for this service -- they are all volunteers. The volunteers who have laptops even go out to teach in the homes of people who cannot come out to the center but would like to learn how to do family history. I would like to keep one of the laptops to take with me when I go to the center to volunteer, and so that I could also help those that are shut in but would like to do this work. A laptop would greatly help in these volunteering efforts.

    Thanks for doing this, it is such a wonderful thing you are doing.

  • Ken

    I would like to donate the Touch Smart to the CF Foundation, or a kid with CF. I would donate the Mini to Special Olympics. And finally, the DV4 to the Children's Tumor Foundation.

  • Ken

    I would like to donate the Touch Smart to the CF Foundation, or a kid with CF. I would donate the Mini to Special Olympics. And finally, the DV4 to the Children's Tumor Foundation.

  • Anderson

    I would be giving away HP Mini 1000, HP MediaSmart Connect digital media receiver and HP Photosmart C6380 Wireless AIO multifunction to my friends, the HP TouchSmart for me and the other prizes to my family members.

  • Anderson

    I would be giving away HP Mini 1000, HP MediaSmart Connect digital media receiver and HP Photosmart C6380 Wireless AIO multifunction to my friends, the HP TouchSmart for me and the other prizes to my family members.

  • Brandon Giddens

    If I won this package I would admit to keeping a laptop for myself, but that's only because I will need one next year in college. My family simply cannot afford to purchase one for me, especially since I'll need one that can support large programs (such as AutoCAD) as well as support a wide spectrum of colours. The rest of the "goods" I would be donating to my home church, Prairie Creek Baptist Church, of 17 years. We've never been able to have high quality and fancy equipment, much less a fancy building, and just this year our church is finally getting updated. It's quite apparent though that we're on a super tight budget and I still don't know where any of this money is coming from, but it would make me joyous inside to be able to contribute somehow to this milestone in our church's life. The office area is still using ancient computers and other things that definitely need a face lift in the form of new HP technology. And hey, Kung Fu Panda was an excellent movie for kids, and the DVD could be some sort of reward of excellence in Sunday School classes.
    Thank you for your time!
    ~Brandon

  • Brandon Giddens

    If I won this package I would admit to keeping a laptop for myself, but that's only because I will need one next year in college. My family simply cannot afford to purchase one for me, especially since I'll need one that can support large programs (such as AutoCAD) as well as support a wide spectrum of colours. The rest of the "goods" I would be donating to my home church, Prairie Creek Baptist Church, of 17 years. We've never been able to have high quality and fancy equipment, much less a fancy building, and just this year our church is finally getting updated. It's quite apparent though that we're on a super tight budget and I still don't know where any of this money is coming from, but it would make me joyous inside to be able to contribute somehow to this milestone in our church's life. The office area is still using ancient computers and other things that definitely need a face lift in the form of new HP technology. And hey, Kung Fu Panda was an excellent movie for kids, and the DVD could be some sort of reward of excellence in Sunday School classes.
    Thank you for your time!
    ~Brandon

  • Saud

    I would give the computers and the other gadgets to my family members including my father and my brothers. Some of the other stuff I would share with friends who need it the most.

  • Saud

    I would give the computers and the other gadgets to my family members including my father and my brothers. Some of the other stuff I would share with friends who need it the most.

  • Marilyn

    It is not often that I get truly excited at my age. However after reading about the HP Magic Giveaway I found my mind going in a thousand directions. So grab your coffee, let’s begin.
    My history:
    Vice President of the Cheshire Challengers. (http://www.takeanotherstep.com/CheshireChallengersRegistration.html). A group dedicated to helping handicapped children play little league baseball.
    Former member of the Cheshire Human Services Committee.
    One of the founding members of “Take Another Step” (http://www.takeanotherstep.com/) .
    Habitual supplier to the Plainville Food Pantry, (http://www.thefoodpantry.net/aboutus.htm) .
    Supporter of Camp Nerden. (http://www.takeanotherstep.com/TownTimesCampNerdenRTCCampStory.html)
    Mother blessed with two children, one with special needs.
    Personally knowing these organizations has granted me insight into the delicate financial crisis that each is experiencing.
    The food pantry supplies over 120 families and is in need of everything. No doubt they already know of a child desperate for a computer/laptop, or perhaps the need is for them! Susie would no doubt cry if so gifted.
    Camp Nerden is one of the very few camps (60-90 kids each summer) for handicap children. They constantly run a shoestring and need technology updating.
    For the Challengers last year I printed over 800 pages of materials just for registrations. We serve over 50 children each season. Then there’s brochures, pamphlets for fundraising etc. Not long ago my hard drive became corrupt and lost most files and pictures for the league. Personally it was devastating. A new computer would help so much with all the printing/photos we do.
    Let’s bring the holiday magic back. Together we can make dreams come true.

  • Marilyn

    It is not often that I get truly excited at my age. However after reading about the HP Magic Giveaway I found my mind going in a thousand directions. So grab your coffee, let’s begin.
    My history:
    Vice President of the Cheshire Challengers. (http://www.takeanotherstep.com/CheshireChallengersRegistration.html). A group dedicated to helping handicapped children play little league baseball.
    Former member of the Cheshire Human Services Committee.
    One of the founding members of “Take Another Step” (http://www.takeanotherstep.com/) .
    Habitual supplier to the Plainville Food Pantry, (http://www.thefoodpantry.net/aboutus.htm) .
    Supporter of Camp Nerden. (http://www.takeanotherstep.com/TownTimesCampNerdenRTCCampStory.html)
    Mother blessed with two children, one with special needs.
    Personally knowing these organizations has granted me insight into the delicate financial crisis that each is experiencing.
    The food pantry supplies over 120 families and is in need of everything. No doubt they already know of a child desperate for a computer/laptop, or perhaps the need is for them! Susie would no doubt cry if so gifted.
    Camp Nerden is one of the very few camps (60-90 kids each summer) for handicap children. They constantly run a shoestring and need technology updating.
    For the Challengers last year I printed over 800 pages of materials just for registrations. We serve over 50 children each season. Then there’s brochures, pamphlets for fundraising etc. Not long ago my hard drive became corrupt and lost most files and pictures for the league. Personally it was devastating. A new computer would help so much with all the printing/photos we do.
    Let’s bring the holiday magic back. Together we can make dreams come true.

  • Chris Dalton

    The HP TouchSmart IQ816 PC would go to my father-in-law who recently had a stroke and is unable to move his left side. The touch screen would be ideal for him.

    The HP HDX 18 series Premium Notebook PC would go to my grandmother who is now widowed. It would allow her to see out the "digital window" to a whole new world.

    The HP MediaSmart Connect and HP Pavilion Entertainment Notebook PC would probably stay with me.
    The HP Mini 1000 can be donated to the guy or gal who just missed winning any of the 50 contests.

  • Chris Dalton

    The HP TouchSmart IQ816 PC would go to my father-in-law who recently had a stroke and is unable to move his left side. The touch screen would be ideal for him.

    The HP HDX 18 series Premium Notebook PC would go to my grandmother who is now widowed. It would allow her to see out the "digital window" to a whole new world.

    The HP MediaSmart Connect and HP Pavilion Entertainment Notebook PC would probably stay with me.
    The HP Mini 1000 can be donated to the guy or gal who just missed winning any of the 50 contests.

  • http://gudang-hadiah.blogspot.com Herman

    I will conduct a contest with prize from my winning in my blog at [removed spammy link] to share my winning

  • http://gudang-hadiah.blogspot.com Herman

    I will conduct a contest with prize from my winning in my blog at [removed spammy link] to share my winning

  • http://www.myspace.com/angelasim Angela Sim

    i would be so happy if i got the prize because my family is not wealthy and money is very hard to come by. there would only be one thing i would take, it would be one laptop because i dont have my own and i usually have to walk to the library to do my homework. the rest of the prizes i would give to my brothers, sisters, and the less fortunate people i know, some who are blind that be overcome with thankfulness, and some who are just handicap.

  • http://www.myspace.com/angelasim Angela Sim

    i would be so happy if i got the prize because my family is not wealthy and money is very hard to come by. there would only be one thing i would take, it would be one laptop because i dont have my own and i usually have to walk to the library to do my homework. the rest of the prizes i would give to my brothers, sisters, and the less fortunate people i know, some who are blind that be overcome with thankfulness, and some who are just handicap.

  • http://dexterphilip.blogspot.com Maggie Smith

    I would like to give my dad one of the computers and the AIO. I would give Kung Fu Panda to my son for Christmas and the rest of the computers will be donated to the school down the street from my house! THANK YOU!!

  • http://dexterphilip.blogspot.com Maggie Smith

    I would like to give my dad one of the computers and the AIO. I would give Kung Fu Panda to my son for Christmas and the rest of the computers will be donated to the school down the street from my house! THANK YOU!!

  • Keith

    If my entry is chosen please donate everything to Project Bootstrap.

  • Keith

    If my entry is chosen please donate everything to Project Bootstrap.

  • http://misspriss.org becky

    I would donate various computers to different members of my family. My daughter, a college student, desperately needs a new computer, but can't afford it. Neither can we. She'd get a laptop. My parents are on a fixed income, but they've been struggling with their computer. So I'd give them one, too. My husband's desktop is on its last legs, slow, and unreliable. Since I got a newer computer a couple of years ago, it's his turn. I'd probably give him the touchscreen, since he always gets my hand-me-downs. This time, he'd be the one with the newest, coolest toy. :) And I'd think about keeping the tiny laptop for my writing, so I can easily travel with it.

  • http://misspriss.org becky

    I would donate various computers to different members of my family. My daughter, a college student, desperately needs a new computer, but can't afford it. Neither can we. She'd get a laptop. My parents are on a fixed income, but they've been struggling with their computer. So I'd give them one, too. My husband's desktop is on its last legs, slow, and unreliable. Since I got a newer computer a couple of years ago, it's his turn. I'd probably give him the touchscreen, since he always gets my hand-me-downs. This time, he'd be the one with the newest, coolest toy. :) And I'd think about keeping the tiny laptop for my writing, so I can easily travel with it.

  • http://www.nyceducated.info/ Michael Perlman

    Since my school really struggles with keeping up-to-date on technology, I'd donate one or more computers for purposes of media presentation in classes.

    Also, since my grandfather has been in either a hospital or a nursing home since October, I might give him the HP Mini so he could have access to a computer wherever he may be (specifically the Mini and not the dv4 because the Mini is much easier for my grandmother to bring to him).

  • http://www.nyceducated.info/ Michael Perlman

    Since my school really struggles with keeping up-to-date on technology, I'd donate one or more computers for purposes of media presentation in classes.

    Also, since my grandfather has been in either a hospital or a nursing home since October, I might give him the HP Mini so he could have access to a computer wherever he may be (specifically the Mini and not the dv4 because the Mini is much easier for my grandmother to bring to him).

  • michael

    i would keep the hp mini for myself as ive been wanting a smaller screen to carry with me and would prob keep the software also, as for the hdx18 and the hp pavilion notebook i would give to my sisters boys, and would like to find a local group or ministry that needs a
    desktop computer and printer for the kids and for educational purposes christmas is a time for giving.
    thanks michael

  • michael

    i would keep the hp mini for myself as ive been wanting a smaller screen to carry with me and would prob keep the software also, as for the hdx18 and the hp pavilion notebook i would give to my sisters boys, and would like to find a local group or ministry that needs a
    desktop computer and printer for the kids and for educational purposes christmas is a time for giving.
    thanks michael

  • http://reyeshouse.blogspot.com Erika

    I would keep the Touchsmart... it would be a great surprise for my husband he's been drooling over it since the first commercial. He's also in need of a notebook since he's going back to school in January (I'm thinking he would like the smallest one since it is very portable).

    The other two notebooks would go to work with me. I work at the local elementary school teaching first grade. My first graders love the 2 times a month they get to go to the "computer lab". While it's much better off than it used to be... using computers every day in class would be a much better option! My 3rd grade tutoring kids would benefit greatly from them as well! This is amazing, and I'm hoping I win because I want to see the look on my kids faces when I show them what Santa brought them for Christmas!

  • http://reyeshouse.blogspot.com Erika

    I would keep the Touchsmart... it would be a great surprise for my husband he's been drooling over it since the first commercial. He's also in need of a notebook since he's going back to school in January (I'm thinking he would like the smallest one since it is very portable).

    The other two notebooks would go to work with me. I work at the local elementary school teaching first grade. My first graders love the 2 times a month they get to go to the "computer lab". While it's much better off than it used to be... using computers every day in class would be a much better option! My 3rd grade tutoring kids would benefit greatly from them as well! This is amazing, and I'm hoping I win because I want to see the look on my kids faces when I show them what Santa brought them for Christmas!

  • Justin

    My family is full of college students and parents trying to pay for it. My brother and sister would both get a laptop. My mom would get the printer so she can print her family photos and my dad can have the media connector (since he helped me with school) and the TouchSmart as he keep complaining his old screen is too small.

  • Justin

    My family is full of college students and parents trying to pay for it. My brother and sister would both get a laptop. My mom would get the printer so she can print her family photos and my dad can have the media connector (since he helped me with school) and the TouchSmart as he keep complaining his old screen is too small.

  • Sean

    Thanks to HP and Geeks to Go!

    I'm not a media nut, but my best friend Randy is. And, while he's got computers coming out the ying yang, my family of six is sharing two PCs. I think the choice is obvious. Randy gets Kung Fu Panda.

    Kidding, kidding! Randy and his family need the MediaSmart Connect and would love the Photosmart printer. And Kung Fu Panda.

  • Sean

    Thanks to HP and Geeks to Go!

    I'm not a media nut, but my best friend Randy is. And, while he's got computers coming out the ying yang, my family of six is sharing two PCs. I think the choice is obvious. Randy gets Kung Fu Panda.

    Kidding, kidding! Randy and his family need the MediaSmart Connect and would love the Photosmart printer. And Kung Fu Panda.

  • Eric

    Winning such a grand prize would be fantastic. I have to say I'm definitely in the situation of needing a new PC and those desktop replacement units would be pretty awesome. For the DVD, I'm going to have to give that to my English teacher, and for the programs I'll send those over to the Technology teacher of my school. As for the printer most likely I'm going to donate that to my Photography class since an extra unit could help. The laptops are most likely going to be submitted into the school for a further competition/Christmas event that I want to help organize with the student council.

  • Eric

    Winning such a grand prize would be fantastic. I have to say I'm definitely in the situation of needing a new PC and those desktop replacement units would be pretty awesome. For the DVD, I'm going to have to give that to my English teacher, and for the programs I'll send those over to the Technology teacher of my school. As for the printer most likely I'm going to donate that to my Photography class since an extra unit could help. The laptops are most likely going to be submitted into the school for a further competition/Christmas event that I want to help organize with the student council.

  • Chris

    As I own a computer store, I have no need for any of the gear (already got what I need :),) I would donate it all to one of the local shools that needed it most.
    Maybe even split it up and donate bits to a few schools.

  • Steven Yagozinski

    I volunteer my time on the Technology Committee for St. Mary’s Prep School in Denville, NJ USA where my 3 children attend.

    One of the goals of our committee is to acquire computers and a projector for the school library to create a media center that the teachers can utilize to enhance our children’s learning. Your prize package would go a long way to helping us achieve this goal.

    If I were to win this prize, I would give the school all of the equipment except the Net-Book (which the computer geek in me would love to have) and one copy of Kung-Fu Panda.

    Please let me know if you have any further questions and I’ll be happy to give you more information.

    Thank you for your time and consideration.

  • Chris

    As I own a computer store, I have no need for any of the gear (already got what I need :),) I would donate it all to one of the local shools that needed it most.
    Maybe even split it up and donate bits to a few schools.

  • Steven Yagozinski

    I volunteer my time on the Technology Committee for St. Mary’s Prep School in Denville, NJ USA where my 3 children attend.

    One of the goals of our committee is to acquire computers and a projector for the school library to create a media center that the teachers can utilize to enhance our children’s learning. Your prize package would go a long way to helping us achieve this goal.

    If I were to win this prize, I would give the school all of the equipment except the Net-Book (which the computer geek in me would love to have) and one copy of Kung-Fu Panda.

    Please let me know if you have any further questions and I’ll be happy to give you more information.

    Thank you for your time and consideration.

  • Fowl

    I'd spread all of the goodness with my friends and family.

    At least one of the laptops would go to my budding young programmer friend in recession plagued New-Zealand.

  • Fowl

    I'd spread all of the goodness with my friends and family.

    At least one of the laptops would go to my budding young programmer friend in recession plagued New-Zealand.

  • ginsbu

    I'd be thrilled to win the package. I would give a number of the items to others: one notebook to my wife, another to my mother (if she can bare switching to Windows), the photo printer to friends who are obsessed with printing pictures of their new baby, and one of the computers to our synagogue which is in desperate need of an upgraded machine for their office! Kung Fu Panda would make our young nephew very happy, I think. As a longtime graduate student, I'm not able to make substantial gifts to others very often and feel guilty always being on the receiving end. It would be wonderful to get the chance to share my good fortune, as I have felt lucky to have others share theirs in support of my education.

  • ginsbu

    I'd be thrilled to win the package. I would give a number of the items to others: one notebook to my wife, another to my mother (if she can bare switching to Windows), the photo printer to friends who are obsessed with printing pictures of their new baby, and one of the computers to our synagogue which is in desperate need of an upgraded machine for their office! Kung Fu Panda would make our young nephew very happy, I think. As a longtime graduate student, I'm not able to make substantial gifts to others very often and feel guilty always being on the receiving end. It would be wonderful to get the chance to share my good fortune, as I have felt lucky to have others share theirs in support of my education.

  • David

    I would keep the printer, HP touchsmart and one of the laptops for school. everything else i will share with my family and my girlfriend. the kung fu panda will be given to my baby niece and nephew since they love cartoons (even though, i'm not quite sure they understand what's going on haha).

  • David

    I would keep the printer, HP touchsmart and one of the laptops for school. everything else i will share with my family and my girlfriend. the kung fu panda will be given to my baby niece and nephew since they love cartoons (even though, i'm not quite sure they understand what's going on haha).

  • August Smith

    I'm already mobile, so I would keep the desktop and printer and ink and give the notebooks and the rest of the stuff to different family memebers.

  • August Smith

    I'm already mobile, so I would keep the desktop and printer and ink and give the notebooks and the rest of the stuff to different family memebers.

  • http://www.bethaynmatt.blogspot.com Beth Shellhart

    We would keep the Touchsmart, and maybe one of the laptop computers. The rest we would give to the camp where we work. It's a youth camp and they can always use new computers, printers, and the theme next year is going to be Ninja's, so Kung Fu Panda will be a great movie night movie to show the kids that they won't have to buy!

  • http://www.bethaynmatt.blogspot.com Beth Shellhart

    We would keep the Touchsmart, and maybe one of the laptop computers. The rest we would give to the camp where we work. It's a youth camp and they can always use new computers, printers, and the theme next year is going to be Ninja's, so Kung Fu Panda will be a great movie night movie to show the kids that they won't have to buy!

  • Chris

    AAA Pregnancy Counseling Center:
    HP Mini 1000
    HP Photo smart C6380 Wireless AIO (printer)
    HP 564 Photo Value Pak
    The best cause I can think of! AAA Pregnancy Counseling Center provides support and planning for mothers to be, all completely free. They are solely run off of donations and in this economy, they are facing a shortage of donations. Another major part of AAA's role is to go out and spend one week each semester in the local schools teaching abstinence. In this town, we have one of the highest number of STD cases in the country. AAA counselors work tirelessly educating students during the day and parents at night. AAA Pregnancy Counseling Center could greatly utilize the HP Mini, HP Photo smart Printer, and HP Value pack. Because they are on the move so often, their counselors could benefit from a Laptop, they could present power points and picture/videos at schools, while answering emails to those in need even when they are away from their desks. A printer would be another great device they could fully use. With many forms and paperwork a second printer could always be used.

    Thanks-Giving Lutheran Church/Corner Stone Christian School:
    HP Touch Smart IQ816 PC
    A fairly good sized church, under some tough economic times. After a survey finding that only 20% of the congregation donates money, the church is having a difficult time coping with paying staff and debt from a recent addition to the building. Wanting to reach out to congregation members while in the lobby, Thanks-giving Lutheran could greatly benefit from an HP Touch Smart. Allowing members to view the latest updates and sign in. During the week while not in use at the church, the computer could be used for the Small under-funded school that utilizes some of our classrooms. currently they have over 10 classrooms, and 5 computers; all of them being tan!

    Lutes (L-oo-ts):
    HP Pavilion dv4 series Entertainment Notebook PC
    Kungfu Panda
    Office 2007
    The Lutes, already having two children decided they wanted a third child. To their surprise Mrs. Lute became pregnant, but not with one baby, as she soon found out she was carrying 4! With six kids to take care of, Mrs. Lute stays home while Mr. Lute provides for the family. As you can imagine, 6 mouths to feed is a lot, and money is tight. With the quads now in 2nd grade I would like to give them an HP Entertainment Notebook Pc. As well as Office 2007 and Kungfu Panda. With four children all receiving the same assignments, computer time is precious and with the new addition of a Laptop and Office 2007 the children and Parents can all take their turn.

  • Chris

    AAA Pregnancy Counseling Center:
    HP Mini 1000
    HP Photo smart C6380 Wireless AIO (printer)
    HP 564 Photo Value Pak
    The best cause I can think of! AAA Pregnancy Counseling Center provides support and planning for mothers to be, all completely free. They are solely run off of donations and in this economy, they are facing a shortage of donations. Another major part of AAA's role is to go out and spend one week each semester in the local schools teaching abstinence. In this town, we have one of the highest number of STD cases in the country. AAA counselors work tirelessly educating students during the day and parents at night. AAA Pregnancy Counseling Center could greatly utilize the HP Mini, HP Photo smart Printer, and HP Value pack. Because they are on the move so often, their counselors could benefit from a Laptop, they could present power points and picture/videos at schools, while answering emails to those in need even when they are away from their desks. A printer would be another great device they could fully use. With many forms and paperwork a second printer could always be used.

    Thanks-Giving Lutheran Church/Corner Stone Christian School:
    HP Touch Smart IQ816 PC
    A fairly good sized church, under some tough economic times. After a survey finding that only 20% of the congregation donates money, the church is having a difficult time coping with paying staff and debt from a recent addition to the building. Wanting to reach out to congregation members while in the lobby, Thanks-giving Lutheran could greatly benefit from an HP Touch Smart. Allowing members to view the latest updates and sign in. During the week while not in use at the church, the computer could be used for the Small under-funded school that utilizes some of our classrooms. currently they have over 10 classrooms, and 5 computers; all of them being tan!

    Lutes (L-oo-ts):
    HP Pavilion dv4 series Entertainment Notebook PC
    Kungfu Panda
    Office 2007
    The Lutes, already having two children decided they wanted a third child. To their surprise Mrs. Lute became pregnant, but not with one baby, as she soon found out she was carrying 4! With six kids to take care of, Mrs. Lute stays home while Mr. Lute provides for the family. As you can imagine, 6 mouths to feed is a lot, and money is tight. With the quads now in 2nd grade I would like to give them an HP Entertainment Notebook Pc. As well as Office 2007 and Kungfu Panda. With four children all receiving the same assignments, computer time is precious and with the new addition of a Laptop and Office 2007 the children and Parents can all take their turn.

  • Wilson Chan

    Being a lover of all things technology related, I would love to keep the TouchSmart. I've played around with it somewhere before and fell in love with it. The style, the functionality, I mean, it's just phenomenal. I would like to share everything else with my family, friends, and other organizations that have left an impact on me. My parents have always been so supportive emotionally and financially and I would be thrilled to be able to give back to them. My dad especially loves technology too and I believe he would love it. I would also like to help out my friend, who, due to familial conflicts and such, does not have sufficient funds to buy herself a new computer and is now stuck with a very, very old mac. She's always been there for me too, through the years of high school I've known her. She has always made me laugh when I'm sad or lonely. Yeah.

    Thanks for this wonderful opportunity.

  • Wilson Chan

    Being a lover of all things technology related, I would love to keep the TouchSmart. I've played around with it somewhere before and fell in love with it. The style, the functionality, I mean, it's just phenomenal. I would like to share everything else with my family, friends, and other organizations that have left an impact on me. My parents have always been so supportive emotionally and financially and I would be thrilled to be able to give back to them. My dad especially loves technology too and I believe he would love it. I would also like to help out my friend, who, due to familial conflicts and such, does not have sufficient funds to buy herself a new computer and is now stuck with a very, very old mac. She's always been there for me too, through the years of high school I've known her. She has always made me laugh when I'm sad or lonely. Yeah.

    Thanks for this wonderful opportunity.

  • http://none Morgan Thurmond

    I've spent the past 2 years building and repairing computers and i would definitely use the hp touchsmart because i cant recall having a computer that i didnt have 2 build myself or that wasnt ancient and i would love something as innovative as this. Its the only item on my Christmas list and I've been praying 4 it since the first commercial. Since my father is the one who has taught me everything i know about computers, i would give everything else to him(except kung fu panda because my mom would love that movie)plus he doesnt prefer anything with a touch screen(he's a little old school). I dont have any accolades such as being part of an organization or anything like that since im only 17 years old, im just a senior in high school collegebound with hopes of becoming a nurse practitioner to one day make a difference in this world.

  • Luke

    If you were to award me the prize package, I would donate part of it to the library where I tutored kids last year as a high school student. The Kingsgate Library is a small, older library in a residential area where I live. There aren’t nearly enough computers there, and while the library should undergo a renovation in the future (2010), it is likely to be pushed back because of the downturn in the economy.
    As a tutor, having a laptop would have been awesome as a learning tool. In high school I tutored students from Pre-K to community college levels, and there are a myriad of tools online and on computers that would have helped me teach and tutor people that came to see me. There are tools that would help me teach the ESL pre-schooler how to read and speak English, and tools that would let me help a 5th-grade science enthusiast that didn’t get the parental support and resources that he needed to keep him interested in the subject.

    I would also donate some of the hardware to the high school that I used to attend, so that they could set up a decent media lab. That way, students would have access to high-powered computers for making media projects, instead of having to use slower computers that took longer and were more unstable (like I was forced to use).

  • Luke

    If you were to award me the prize package, I would donate part of it to the library where I tutored kids last year as a high school student. The Kingsgate Library is a small, older library in a residential area where I live. There aren’t nearly enough computers there, and while the library should undergo a renovation in the future (2010), it is likely to be pushed back because of the downturn in the economy.
    As a tutor, having a laptop would have been awesome as a learning tool. In high school I tutored students from Pre-K to community college levels, and there are a myriad of tools online and on computers that would have helped me teach and tutor people that came to see me. There are tools that would help me teach the ESL pre-schooler how to read and speak English, and tools that would let me help a 5th-grade science enthusiast that didn’t get the parental support and resources that he needed to keep him interested in the subject.

    I would also donate some of the hardware to the high school that I used to attend, so that they could set up a decent media lab. That way, students would have access to high-powered computers for making media projects, instead of having to use slower computers that took longer and were more unstable (like I was forced to use).

  • http://revengenerds.blogspot.com Michael Ware

    To me this holiday season is all about giving as much as I can. This past year I've been an emotional wreck and it has taken a great toll on my family. I lost a lot this past year and winning this competition would really raise my spirits and allow me to say thanks to everyone that carried me through my struggles. I only have interest for the TouchSmart and everything else will be given away to friends and family whom supported me when there were days I didn't have a place to sleep. Even if I don't win I just want to say thanks to you guys for the opportunity in helping me

    Happy Holidays,

    Michael Ware

  • http://revengenerds.blogspot.com Michael Ware

    To me this holiday season is all about giving as much as I can. This past year I've been an emotional wreck and it has taken a great toll on my family. I lost a lot this past year and winning this competition would really raise my spirits and allow me to say thanks to everyone that carried me through my struggles. I only have interest for the TouchSmart and everything else will be given away to friends and family whom supported me when there were days I didn't have a place to sleep. Even if I don't win I just want to say thanks to you guys for the opportunity in helping me

    Happy Holidays,

    Michael Ware

  • http://angiemarion.blogspot.com angie

    I would definitely share the love - each of my children would get a pc and so would my man. The only question is which pc would I keep for myself?
    Probably the TouchSmart, I have been drooling over that FOREVER!
    It would be great to win this, and regift, because in my house, there's always something to do on the pc. My son needs it for research papers all the time and since ours is dead I have to take him to the library all the time. My daughters also use them for learning and playing games.
    I use it for research, networking, blogging, and am hoping to get a review gig going soon. That won't work so well on my Sidekick!

    Love HP and Geeks To Go for this one!!

    Thanks,
    Angie

  • http://angiemarion.blogspot.com angie

    I would definitely share the love - each of my children would get a pc and so would my man. The only question is which pc would I keep for myself?
    Probably the TouchSmart, I have been drooling over that FOREVER!
    It would be great to win this, and regift, because in my house, there's always something to do on the pc. My son needs it for research papers all the time and since ours is dead I have to take him to the library all the time. My daughters also use them for learning and playing games.
    I use it for research, networking, blogging, and am hoping to get a review gig going soon. That won't work so well on my Sidekick!

    Love HP and Geeks To Go for this one!!

    Thanks,
    Angie

  • Sara

    I'm not thinking of keeping anything to myself...maybe sharing it though. I'm not much of a techie, but I'm an elder sisterof eight siblings. Currently, I am attending college. One of my brothers is a year younger than me and I have another sister that is two years younger, both of whom started college this year. One of the many arguments in our house is always about computers. Whose going to use it next, and whose turn is it to go on, is a part of the main conversations that go around in our home. Currently we have an old desktop computer and my laptop. Well it was MY laptop, but of course I've been having to share. If I were to win the HP Magic giveaway it would definitely make up for great holiday presents for my entire siblings. I would give my brother and sister a laptop they have been longing for a long time. Especially in this holiday crunch, I know that a lot of folks are in need of the holiday spirit. Thus, I am going to donate the printer and one of the computers to a local charity in need. The Kung Fu DVD would also make a great addition to the free health clinic.

  • Sara

    I'm not thinking of keeping anything to myself...maybe sharing it though. I'm not much of a techie, but I'm an elder sisterof eight siblings. Currently, I am attending college. One of my brothers is a year younger than me and I have another sister that is two years younger, both of whom started college this year. One of the many arguments in our house is always about computers. Whose going to use it next, and whose turn is it to go on, is a part of the main conversations that go around in our home. Currently we have an old desktop computer and my laptop. Well it was MY laptop, but of course I've been having to share. If I were to win the HP Magic giveaway it would definitely make up for great holiday presents for my entire siblings. I would give my brother and sister a laptop they have been longing for a long time. Especially in this holiday crunch, I know that a lot of folks are in need of the holiday spirit. Thus, I am going to donate the printer and one of the computers to a local charity in need. The Kung Fu DVD would also make a great addition to the free health clinic.

  • Chad Hughes

    I would keep one of the laptops but give the rest away to my nieces and nephews to use for school which they are badly in need of.

  • Chad Hughes

    I would keep one of the laptops but give the rest away to my nieces and nephews to use for school which they are badly in need of.

  • http://www.kcomputerzone.ca KtecK

    Ohh what i would give to win such a great contests...

    I would definitely keep Touchsmart pc, at least one of the laptops.

    I would give at least one laptop to my dad and the printer stuff to someone but not sure who

    Not sure what to do with the rest.

  • http://www.kcomputerzone.ca KtecK

    Ohh what i would give to win such a great contests...

    I would definitely keep Touchsmart pc, at least one of the laptops.

    I would give at least one laptop to my dad and the printer stuff to someone but not sure who

    Not sure what to do with the rest.

  • http://www.3bitvoice.co.nz David

    I would give the touch smart to my grandmother, and one of the laptops to a friend of mine who runs a charity.

  • http://www.3bitvoice.co.nz David

    I would give the touch smart to my grandmother, and one of the laptops to a friend of mine who runs a charity.

  • Karissa G

    Wow, first let me say this is a wee hard of task because I wanted to call folks and see who needed it the most, but I didn't want to get anyone's hopes up either so I didn't make any calls.
    Who I would love to give a laptop and touchscreen and printer to is a local battered women shelter. I know they need computers so they can start looking for jobs and can even have online training through courses such as offered at Familyeden.com. These homes really are only gateways until they can make it again, usually with children on their own.
    I be honored if I could have one of the laptops to give my brother, Jeremiah. He is supposed to leave for Iraq at some point in late 2009, but I know this would make his day. And he is such a stand-up guy he truly deserves it. (I can say that I have 3 other siblings I don't want to give one to!)
    The last I would love to keep.

  • Karissa G

    Wow, first let me say this is a wee hard of task because I wanted to call folks and see who needed it the most, but I didn't want to get anyone's hopes up either so I didn't make any calls.
    Who I would love to give a laptop and touchscreen and printer to is a local battered women shelter. I know they need computers so they can start looking for jobs and can even have online training through courses such as offered at Familyeden.com. These homes really are only gateways until they can make it again, usually with children on their own.
    I be honored if I could have one of the laptops to give my brother, Jeremiah. He is supposed to leave for Iraq at some point in late 2009, but I know this would make his day. And he is such a stand-up guy he truly deserves it. (I can say that I have 3 other siblings I don't want to give one to!)
    The last I would love to keep.

  • Andrew

    I think I'd give the two laptops to one of my sisters and to my mother, and keep the TouchSmart and the Netbook for myself. I'll probably also keep the MediaSmart. I don't know what I'll do with the printer.

  • Andrew

    I think I'd give the two laptops to one of my sisters and to my mother, and keep the TouchSmart and the Netbook for myself. I'll probably also keep the MediaSmart. I don't know what I'll do with the printer.

  • Stormy Beasley

    I would give one computer and the printer to a classmate that doesn't have those. I would give one computer to my mother for her Grant Writing business. I would give another computer to my sister so that she can start a website to raise awareness for international charity organizations, a culinary arts blog, and a website for plus-size fashion design, as well as furthering her education through Engineering. I would keep one computer for myself to help out with school as I am a 2nd year Radiologic Technology student with a lot of papers to write! I would keep the Media Smart Connect to try it out. I would giveaway Kung Fu Panda to some local schools or day care centers for the kiddies! The opportunity to help others with their lives enriches my own, hence I would really love to win this giveaway! :)

    Thanks a lot,
    Storm

  • Stormy Beasley

    I would give one computer and the printer to a classmate that doesn't have those. I would give one computer to my mother for her Grant Writing business. I would give another computer to my sister so that she can start a website to raise awareness for international charity organizations, a culinary arts blog, and a website for plus-size fashion design, as well as furthering her education through Engineering. I would keep one computer for myself to help out with school as I am a 2nd year Radiologic Technology student with a lot of papers to write! I would keep the Media Smart Connect to try it out. I would giveaway Kung Fu Panda to some local schools or day care centers for the kiddies! The opportunity to help others with their lives enriches my own, hence I would really love to win this giveaway! :)

    Thanks a lot,
    Storm

  • Carlos Vicente Ramos Pereira

    Hello!
    My name is Carlos V. R. Pereira and I live in Brazil.
    If I win this contest I will keep the desktop, printer and DVDs (for my 2 sons).
    The other prizes I will donate:
    The notebook (HDX 18) to my sister because the distance is far, and she doesn´t have a computer.
    The notebook (Pavilion), my old printer, and other hardware to the CASF (Casa Sagrada Família - Sacred Family House, an non-government institution that takes care about poor children infected with HIV/AIDS).

    Congratulations for the contest,
    Carlos V. R. Pereira

  • Carlos Vicente Ramos Pereira

    Hello!
    My name is Carlos V. R. Pereira and I live in Brazil.
    If I win this contest I will keep the desktop, printer and DVDs (for my 2 sons).
    The other prizes I will donate:
    The notebook (HDX 18) to my sister because the distance is far, and she doesn´t have a computer.
    The notebook (Pavilion), my old printer, and other hardware to the CASF (Casa Sagrada Família - Sacred Family House, an non-government institution that takes care about poor children infected with HIV/AIDS).

    Congratulations for the contest,
    Carlos V. R. Pereira

  • Kelly Ruiz

    I would love to share the magic of HP with a local Wyoming Search and Rescue Team. The laptops would benefit them by allowing them to install GPS software to allow them access to maps during a search and/or rescue. These Search and Rescue Team members, for the most part, are volunteers. The teams are not funded and resources are desperately needed. These laptops could, quite literally, save a life. Other parts of this wonderful prize package could benefit them as well.

  • Kelly Ruiz

    I would love to share the magic of HP with a local Wyoming Search and Rescue Team. The laptops would benefit them by allowing them to install GPS software to allow them access to maps during a search and/or rescue. These Search and Rescue Team members, for the most part, are volunteers. The teams are not funded and resources are desperately needed. These laptops could, quite literally, save a life. Other parts of this wonderful prize package could benefit them as well.

  • http://www.geodatawiki.com Ken Wall

    I would use the HP TouchSmart for colaborative meetings we do with rural communities in land use planning. Most of the award would be provided to the Orton Family Foundation for distribution to the communities that they have awarded Heart and Soul of the Community grants to further their work in rural communities.

  • http://www.geodatawiki.com Ken Wall

    I would use the HP TouchSmart for colaborative meetings we do with rural communities in land use planning. Most of the award would be provided to the Orton Family Foundation for distribution to the communities that they have awarded Heart and Soul of the Community grants to further their work in rural communities.

  • http://www.opengenco.com Jerry Parnell

    As the owner of OpengenCo. I love to share!
    I would fairly likely donate everything but the desktop PC and the movie to the red cross, to make some very lucky children very happy. It has been my dream to be able to help people in a big way(Whole reason OpengenCo was created in the first place...) and this would be a wonderful chance to do that!

  • http://www.opengenco.com Jerry Parnell

    As the owner of OpengenCo. I love to share!
    I would fairly likely donate everything but the desktop PC and the movie to the red cross, to make some very lucky children very happy. It has been my dream to be able to help people in a big way(Whole reason OpengenCo was created in the first place...) and this would be a wonderful chance to do that!

  • http://mom2ways.blogspot.com Julie Donahue

    If I won the incredible HP prize pack, I would share it with Healthy Marriage of New Mexico (http://healthymarriagesnm.org) which is an organization that works to strengthen marriages.  This is done by giving couples tools to help with communication, conflict management and other common stumbling blocks that can create difficulty in marriages.  Divorce, in addition to the emotional toll on the family, causes great financial stress on a community as well.  Healthy  Marriages of New Mexico is a faith based initiative that is currently looking to expand its operations out of Albuquerque into the southeast corner of New Mexico.  I'd like to give them a head start on setting up an office to help my community.

  • http://mom2ways.blogspot.com Julie Donahue

    If I won the incredible HP prize pack, I would share it with Healthy Marriage of New Mexico (http://healthymarriagesnm.org) which is an organization that works to strengthen marriages.  This is done by giving couples tools to help with communication, conflict management and other common stumbling blocks that can create difficulty in marriages.  Divorce, in addition to the emotional toll on the family, causes great financial stress on a community as well.  Healthy  Marriages of New Mexico is a faith based initiative that is currently looking to expand its operations out of Albuquerque into the southeast corner of New Mexico.  I'd like to give them a head start on setting up an office to help my community.

  • Marc-André

    Hello, I'd like to win this prize so much because it would do wonders. The mini computer I would give to my school so they can share it to students like a library book. The dv4 notebook I'd give to my brother for college since he's tight on budget. The HDX notebook would be mine. I'd be able to do my homework and photo works. The touchsmart would go to my grandmother's retirement home so she can share it with her friends since it's easy to use and very intuitive for the elders. The printer, since I have one at home, I'd like to create a school printer so everybody could print colour and not B&W.

  • Marc-André

    Hello, I'd like to win this prize so much because it would do wonders. The mini computer I would give to my school so they can share it to students like a library book. The dv4 notebook I'd give to my brother for college since he's tight on budget. The HDX notebook would be mine. I'd be able to do my homework and photo works. The touchsmart would go to my grandmother's retirement home so she can share it with her friends since it's easy to use and very intuitive for the elders. The printer, since I have one at home, I'd like to create a school printer so everybody could print colour and not B&W.

  • Katherine D.

    I need a new laptop and a new desktop...but I would give the rest of it away. That's right, all the rest!

    I volunteer with a great group here in New York City called Getting Out & Staying Out(gosonyc.org). We help 18-24 year olds coming out of Riker's with all of the challenges they face - housing, jobs, education - all towards the goal of avoiding recidivism and any other type of bad behavior.

    GOSO is well and tightly run, but it's hit a bit of a rough patch, given that - in lean times - most people will donate any extra money to more 'family friendly' charities (think charities for children, etc.).

    So, long story, long...give me the HDX 18 series notebook PC and the HP TouchSmart IQ816 AIO Desktop PC, and I will happily donate the rest to GOSO!

    Regards,
    Katherine

  • Katherine D.

    I need a new laptop and a new desktop...but I would give the rest of it away. That's right, all the rest!

    I volunteer with a great group here in New York City called Getting Out & Staying Out(gosonyc.org). We help 18-24 year olds coming out of Riker's with all of the challenges they face - housing, jobs, education - all towards the goal of avoiding recidivism and any other type of bad behavior.

    GOSO is well and tightly run, but it's hit a bit of a rough patch, given that - in lean times - most people will donate any extra money to more 'family friendly' charities (think charities for children, etc.).

    So, long story, long...give me the HDX 18 series notebook PC and the HP TouchSmart IQ816 AIO Desktop PC, and I will happily donate the rest to GOSO!

    Regards,
    Katherine

  • http://myislandnights.wordpress.com amanda

    I am a daughter looking to give back to my mom. Last October, our house was robbed and her laptop was stolen. It had been a hand-me-down and ran very slowly, but my mom still valued it; she is a teacher and would use the laptop to work on her lesson plans. This loss was eclipsed, however, as soon after the robbery my grandmother had a stroke. We are lucky that she is still with us, but she is now bed-ridden and in a nursing home. My mom has been visiting her every single day for almost a year, and while she is thankful to have more time with her mother, she is emotionally and physically drained. I am away at college and so desperately want to treat my mom to a surprise.

    I would donate one of the remaining computers and software to one of my grandmother's caregivers, a young girl who is trying to afford earning her college degree. She has been so compassionate to my family during our rough time - something that really makes a difference when a loved one is ill. Finally, the other computers would be donated to two specific bloggers (I won't list their names for their privacy) who have recently been laid off.

  • http://myislandnights.wordpress.com amanda

    I am a daughter looking to give back to my mom. Last October, our house was robbed and her laptop was stolen. It had been a hand-me-down and ran very slowly, but my mom still valued it; she is a teacher and would use the laptop to work on her lesson plans. This loss was eclipsed, however, as soon after the robbery my grandmother had a stroke. We are lucky that she is still with us, but she is now bed-ridden and in a nursing home. My mom has been visiting her every single day for almost a year, and while she is thankful to have more time with her mother, she is emotionally and physically drained. I am away at college and so desperately want to treat my mom to a surprise.

    I would donate one of the remaining computers and software to one of my grandmother's caregivers, a young girl who is trying to afford earning her college degree. She has been so compassionate to my family during our rough time - something that really makes a difference when a loved one is ill. Finally, the other computers would be donated to two specific bloggers (I won't list their names for their privacy) who have recently been laid off.

  • Rebecca Graham

    I would share the premium notebook with my son's girlfriend who does not have a laptop herself. What a great giveaway!!

  • Rebecca Graham

    I would share the premium notebook with my son's girlfriend who does not have a laptop herself. What a great giveaway!!

  • Scott

    if i was lucky enough to win this contest, i think id keep the touchsmart and maybe the printer. the rest of the stuff would go to my parents and brother. it would be so much help to have an update in technology around the house since im in college and cash is sometimes hard to come by. while i don't think i really deserve to win this contest (others could benefit more from it), it would be great for xmas presents and gifts in general.

  • Scott

    if i was lucky enough to win this contest, i think id keep the touchsmart and maybe the printer. the rest of the stuff would go to my parents and brother. it would be so much help to have an update in technology around the house since im in college and cash is sometimes hard to come by. while i don't think i really deserve to win this contest (others could benefit more from it), it would be great for xmas presents and gifts in general.

  • Reeva

    I'd keep one of the notebooks and give some to family and the rest like the licenses to MegaCare a charity organization.

  • Reeva

    I'd keep one of the notebooks and give some to family and the rest like the licenses to MegaCare a charity organization.

  • Yoon

    I would share everything except the mini and TouchSmart with my workplace. I work at a non-profit educational institute, giving free education to students, some who have no place to go. Everything is supplied to them for free, including books and materials.

    There is not enough budget for equipment, and this prize will be appreciated.

  • Yoon

    I would share everything except the mini and TouchSmart with my workplace. I work at a non-profit educational institute, giving free education to students, some who have no place to go. Everything is supplied to them for free, including books and materials.

    There is not enough budget for equipment, and this prize will be appreciated.

  • http://enternow.mediamafia.org Chi

    I would share almost all of it with different people :) My children need a computer. My best friend, starting a work at home business, needs a computer. So does my mom! And I know I can find other people who need the rest! :)

    Thanks for the great contest :D

  • http://enternow.mediamafia.org Chi

    I would share almost all of it with different people :) My children need a computer. My best friend, starting a work at home business, needs a computer. So does my mom! And I know I can find other people who need the rest! :)

    Thanks for the great contest :D

  • John Darrow

    I serve as secretary of the Boards of several nonprofits, so I'd dedicate the Mini 1000 for taking minutes, as it would be easier to carry with me.

    I have extended family in several locations. My son-in-law in particular could make use of one of the laptops.

    My wife is a paraprofessional working in the Denver Public Schools with children ages 3 to 5. Her classroom could use the other laptop.

    The desktop I'd keep to use at home.

  • John Darrow

    I serve as secretary of the Boards of several nonprofits, so I'd dedicate the Mini 1000 for taking minutes, as it would be easier to carry with me.

    I have extended family in several locations. My son-in-law in particular could make use of one of the laptops.

    My wife is a paraprofessional working in the Denver Public Schools with children ages 3 to 5. Her classroom could use the other laptop.

    The desktop I'd keep to use at home.

  • Brandon

    That prize would be Christmas for my whole family, brother sister, mom and grandmother as well. would be a nice thing to win that since money is tight for presents.

  • Brandon

    That prize would be Christmas for my whole family, brother sister, mom and grandmother as well. would be a nice thing to win that since money is tight for presents.

  • Jeffrey

    I would probably give the desktop to my fiance's father. I dont need a new one and His computer just crashed. On top of his normal work he is a photographer and needs a desktop to edit his photos. But as that is just a hobby for him and he has four kids to take care of he doesn't have any money.

  • Jeffrey

    I would probably give the desktop to my fiance's father. I dont need a new one and His computer just crashed. On top of his normal work he is a photographer and needs a desktop to edit his photos. But as that is just a hobby for him and he has four kids to take care of he doesn't have any money.

  • http://www.kennethbrandon.com Kenneth Brandon

    What a cool contest!

    I'd give the media extender to my parents, because they have given me so much! I'd give a laptop to my brother's In-laws. His Father in-law died on Thanksgiving Day from ALS (Lou Gehrig's Disease.) Read about him here: http://www.markriddering.com They could use a computer. I'd also give a laptop to my Fiancee because the one she's using is about 10 years old. (It's running Windows 98!) She could use it as she is a 5th grade teacher.

    The Desktop I'd keep at home! :-)

  • http://www.kennethbrandon.com Kenneth Brandon

    What a cool contest!

    I'd give the media extender to my parents, because they have given me so much! I'd give a laptop to my brother's In-laws. His Father in-law died on Thanksgiving Day from ALS (Lou Gehrig's Disease.) Read about him here: http://www.markriddering.com They could use a computer. I'd also give a laptop to my Fiancee because the one she's using is about 10 years old. (It's running Windows 98!) She could use it as she is a 5th grade teacher.

    The Desktop I'd keep at home! :-)

  • Rob Fitzgerald

    With this prize I would share it with a room mate of mine, because of the poor of college students that we are, neither of us can afford a awesome HP laptop. Having the use of a laptop my room mate wont have to use the school computers or constantly borrow or use another persons computer/laptop for his work. As for me going in the I.T. field a laptop would greatly help me with all of my classes from taking notes, doing homework, to class work that requires a computer, because trying to make my desktop computer mobile is next to impossible with how big and old the thing is. As for the small mini laptop I would give it to another friend of mine who dorms in another room, because he uses a mac computer that cant run any of his engineering programs because they are made for windows.

    Hope I win :) and thanks for the opportunity.

  • Rob Fitzgerald

    With this prize I would share it with a room mate of mine, because of the poor of college students that we are, neither of us can afford a awesome HP laptop. Having the use of a laptop my room mate wont have to use the school computers or constantly borrow or use another persons computer/laptop for his work. As for me going in the I.T. field a laptop would greatly help me with all of my classes from taking notes, doing homework, to class work that requires a computer, because trying to make my desktop computer mobile is next to impossible with how big and old the thing is. As for the small mini laptop I would give it to another friend of mine who dorms in another room, because he uses a mac computer that cant run any of his engineering programs because they are made for windows.

    Hope I win :) and thanks for the opportunity.

  • Michael Forcer

    I work in education with primary school children aged 3-11 years. I would like to use this amazing equipment to enhance the children’s learning by introducing these new technologies such as the media centre and touchsmart computer. At the moment our ICT budget is extremely limited, with no real funding, therefore most equipment is worn and dated, and we come from a school where products like this are only a dream. If I win, I will be donating every single product to the school (I will be able to use them as well) where everyone will be able to use them to the full, this is including the children, members of staff, members of the local community and myself (I am the ICT Technician). Using this hardware will make learning more exciting. I believe a child’s education is the most important thing, the more way’s we have to enhance their learning the better, products like the touchsmart can help us introduce new ways of learning.

  • Michael Forcer

    I work in education with primary school children aged 3-11 years. I would like to use this amazing equipment to enhance the children’s learning by introducing these new technologies such as the media centre and touchsmart computer. At the moment our ICT budget is extremely limited, with no real funding, therefore most equipment is worn and dated, and we come from a school where products like this are only a dream. If I win, I will be donating every single product to the school (I will be able to use them as well) where everyone will be able to use them to the full, this is including the children, members of staff, members of the local community and myself (I am the ICT Technician). Using this hardware will make learning more exciting. I believe a child’s education is the most important thing, the more way’s we have to enhance their learning the better, products like the touchsmart can help us introduce new ways of learning.

  • George Ploaie

    Touchsmart Desktop and Mini for me.

    The others can go to a charity fund on a forum i often visit, which helps by giving away computers to those in need and can't afford one.

    Good luck to everyone!

  • George Ploaie

    Touchsmart Desktop and Mini for me.

    The others can go to a charity fund on a forum i often visit, which helps by giving away computers to those in need and can't afford one.

    Good luck to everyone!

  • Rob Fitzgerald

    With this prize I would share it with a room mate of mine, because of the poor of college students that we are, neither of us can afford a awesome HP laptop. Having the use of a laptop my room mate wont have to use the school computers or constantly borrow or use another persons computer/laptop for his work. As for me going in the I.T. field a laptop would greatly help me with all of my classes from taking notes, doing homework, to class work that requires a computer, because trying to make my desktop computer mobile is next to impossible with how big and old the thing is. As for the small mini laptop I would give it to another friend of mine who dorms in another room, because he uses a mac computer that cant run any of his engineering programs because they are made for windows. Also as the holidays are nearing I would give the touch screen to my mother because her old computer is way too out dated and extreamly slow for her just trying to store pictures and read her email.

    Hope I win :) and thanks for the opportunity.

  • Rob Fitzgerald

    With this prize I would share it with a room mate of mine, because of the poor of college students that we are, neither of us can afford a awesome HP laptop. Having the use of a laptop my room mate wont have to use the school computers or constantly borrow or use another persons computer/laptop for his work. As for me going in the I.T. field a laptop would greatly help me with all of my classes from taking notes, doing homework, to class work that requires a computer, because trying to make my desktop computer mobile is next to impossible with how big and old the thing is. As for the small mini laptop I would give it to another friend of mine who dorms in another room, because he uses a mac computer that cant run any of his engineering programs because they are made for windows. Also as the holidays are nearing I would give the touch screen to my mother because her old computer is way too out dated and extreamly slow for her just trying to store pictures and read her email.

    Hope I win :) and thanks for the opportunity.

  • Mark

    I would like to donate the prize to an organisation I volunteer at in vacations. I came across your site when searching for HP 1000 mini reviews. That's the piece of the kit that I would like to (greedily) keep... but only to help with studies ;-)

    The rest I would like to the local hospice. It's a small organisation, only 5 minutes from where I grew up. Although overflowing with caring staff, it only has limited facilities inside for patients and their visiting families. I can envisage that the current "computer zone", that has an old (clearly donated) sorry-excuse for a machine, being drastically improved to give patients a chance to learn new skills and gain independence. Most importantly I'm sure their children, grandchildren and maybe a few of them themselves would love Kung Fu Panda!

  • Mark

    I would like to donate the prize to an organisation I volunteer at in vacations. I came across your site when searching for HP 1000 mini reviews. That's the piece of the kit that I would like to (greedily) keep... but only to help with studies ;-)

    The rest I would like to the local hospice. It's a small organisation, only 5 minutes from where I grew up. Although overflowing with caring staff, it only has limited facilities inside for patients and their visiting families. I can envisage that the current "computer zone", that has an old (clearly donated) sorry-excuse for a machine, being drastically improved to give patients a chance to learn new skills and gain independence. Most importantly I'm sure their children, grandchildren and maybe a few of them themselves would love Kung Fu Panda!

  • http://www.bowch.co.uk Bowch

    I would keep the HP HDX 18 series Premium Notebook PC and the HP MediaSmart Connect digital media receiver for myself. The laptop will help when I start my degree in February.

    I would give the HP TouchSmart IQ816 AIO Desktop PC to my disabled Dad to replace his now aging Athlon-based PC.

    I would give the HP Pavilion dv4 series Entertainment Notebook PC to my kid sister to replace her aging desktop system.

    I would give the HP Mini 1000 to my cousin's daughter. It will save my cousin having to find the money on her tight budget to buy her daughter a PC for her college work.

    I would give one copy of Kung Fu Panda to my other sister for her kids and the other copy to my brother for his kids.

    I would give the HP Photosmart C6380 Wireless AIO multifunction and HP 564 Photo Value Pak to my brother.

    Microsoft Office 2007 Home and Student Edition and Corel VideoStudio X2 will both help with my degree. If there are multiple licenses they would also potentially help my cousin's daughter and my sister's kids.

  • http://www.bowch.co.uk Bowch

    I would keep the HP HDX 18 series Premium Notebook PC and the HP MediaSmart Connect digital media receiver for myself. The laptop will help when I start my degree in February.

    I would give the HP TouchSmart IQ816 AIO Desktop PC to my disabled Dad to replace his now aging Athlon-based PC.

    I would give the HP Pavilion dv4 series Entertainment Notebook PC to my kid sister to replace her aging desktop system.

    I would give the HP Mini 1000 to my cousin's daughter. It will save my cousin having to find the money on her tight budget to buy her daughter a PC for her college work.

    I would give one copy of Kung Fu Panda to my other sister for her kids and the other copy to my brother for his kids.

    I would give the HP Photosmart C6380 Wireless AIO multifunction and HP 564 Photo Value Pak to my brother.

    Microsoft Office 2007 Home and Student Edition and Corel VideoStudio X2 will both help with my degree. If there are multiple licenses they would also potentially help my cousin's daughter and my sister's kids.

  • Nima Reghabi

    Hi ,

    Thank you and HP for setting up this beautiful give away.

    We work in a small company and there is tea boy over here working for about 5 or 6 years, he is in his late 30s and has a wife and a little son who is in second grade, actually he is not in a very good economical condition and is struggling to pay his rent for the house every month,about a year ago he was asking if we knew where he could buy a cheap PC so that his sun gets acquainted with computers and stuff, so me and some of the other staff over here gathered some money and were able to buy a very cheap second hand PC for him ,we tried to keep the look of the PC as good as possible so that it wont be offensive to him and his family as everything inside is very old.I'm not quiet sure of the Spec of the PC but I know it was really outdated so that we could buy it for him real cheap.

    So , My main concern is to provide him with the latest gear so that both himself and his son could start using that, as for himself, I am thinking that he could learn to type in word or maybe other do other stuff so that he could upgrade himself from being a tea boy and as for his son , I think growing up learning the new technology will give him the knowledge , perspective and motivation to try harder for the better future.I will give them the DV4 pavilion laptop plus the printer and Kung fu panda DVD.

    As for myslef , I want to have a laptop to use when I go to business trip from time to time and I never had the luxury of owning one so that my computer would be personal. Being very much into the new technology , I love the laptops , netbooks , and multimedia centers very much but so far they are a little bit out of my reach. I will keep the HDX laptop.

    Best regard and wish the best for anyone who wins all these perfect gifts,

  • Nima Reghabi

    Hi ,

    Thank you and HP for setting up this beautiful give away.

    We work in a small company and there is tea boy over here working for about 5 or 6 years, he is in his late 30s and has a wife and a little son who is in second grade, actually he is not in a very good economical condition and is struggling to pay his rent for the house every month,about a year ago he was asking if we knew where he could buy a cheap PC so that his sun gets acquainted with computers and stuff, so me and some of the other staff over here gathered some money and were able to buy a very cheap second hand PC for him ,we tried to keep the look of the PC as good as possible so that it wont be offensive to him and his family as everything inside is very old.I'm not quiet sure of the Spec of the PC but I know it was really outdated so that we could buy it for him real cheap.

    So , My main concern is to provide him with the latest gear so that both himself and his son could start using that, as for himself, I am thinking that he could learn to type in word or maybe other do other stuff so that he could upgrade himself from being a tea boy and as for his son , I think growing up learning the new technology will give him the knowledge , perspective and motivation to try harder for the better future.I will give them the DV4 pavilion laptop plus the printer and Kung fu panda DVD.

    As for myslef , I want to have a laptop to use when I go to business trip from time to time and I never had the luxury of owning one so that my computer would be personal. Being very much into the new technology , I love the laptops , netbooks , and multimedia centers very much but so far they are a little bit out of my reach. I will keep the HDX laptop.

    Best regard and wish the best for anyone who wins all these perfect gifts,

  • Daniel Antonio

    I would keep the touch smart and printer only becuase I need those for school. Everything else i would give to friends and family.

  • Daniel Antonio

    I would keep the touch smart and printer only becuase I need those for school. Everything else i would give to friends and family.

  • http://brenocferreira.spaces.live.com Breno Corni Ferreira

    I will give two notebooks, Windows Vista and Office to the my old school. They are in serious need for a new gear.

  • http://brenocferreira.spaces.live.com Breno Corni Ferreira

    I will give two notebooks, Windows Vista and Office to the my old school. They are in serious need for a new gear.

  • Connor

    The HP Magic Giveaway.

    cant wate for the winner good luck.

  • Connor

    The HP Magic Giveaway.

    cant wate for the winner good luck.

  • Pantea Yadegari

    I would keep the HP HDX 18 series Premium Notebook PC for myself and the HP MediaSmart Connect digital media receiver and HP TouchSmart IQ816 AIO Desktop PC for my husband

    The HP Pavilion dv4 series will be given to my mom and dad so that they can start using it and chat through Skype with my sister abroad.The HP Mini 1000 will also be given to my husbands little brother along with the Kung Fu Panda.

    The HP Photosmart C6380 Wireless AIO multifunction and HP 564 Photo Value Pak would also go to my father in law.

  • Pantea Yadegari

    I would keep the HP HDX 18 series Premium Notebook PC for myself and the HP MediaSmart Connect digital media receiver and HP TouchSmart IQ816 AIO Desktop PC for my husband

    The HP Pavilion dv4 series will be given to my mom and dad so that they can start using it and chat through Skype with my sister abroad.The HP Mini 1000 will also be given to my husbands little brother along with the Kung Fu Panda.

    The HP Photosmart C6380 Wireless AIO multifunction and HP 564 Photo Value Pak would also go to my father in law.

  • Ryan

    Having one of the prizes will really be beneficial. I'm a college student and I find it hard to do my school work because the only available computer I use is the one in my auntie's home.

  • Ryan

    Having one of the prizes will really be beneficial. I'm a college student and I find it hard to do my school work because the only available computer I use is the one in my auntie's home.

  • kstomom

    My daughter just entered middle school and is now needing to research and print homework and it would be nice if she could do it from home. Thank you

  • kstomom

    My daughter just entered middle school and is now needing to research and print homework and it would be nice if she could do it from home. Thank you

  • hir0da

    I could give out the laptop to my sister and my girlfriend. They could both use it at/for work. My nephew could also use the desktop. Since we live far apart at the moment, it's going to be great to be able to connect online with them. It's also going to be a great learning tool for him, as he becomes engrossed in computers; he has been since he grew up with a gamer/freelancer uncle. I could also use the multimedia set, as I'd be moving out of my rented home into a low-cost housing of my own with my girlfriend. Wishful thinking, maybe, but it's going to be a blessing if I won.

  • hir0da

    I could give out the laptop to my sister and my girlfriend. They could both use it at/for work. My nephew could also use the desktop. Since we live far apart at the moment, it's going to be great to be able to connect online with them. It's also going to be a great learning tool for him, as he becomes engrossed in computers; he has been since he grew up with a gamer/freelancer uncle. I could also use the multimedia set, as I'd be moving out of my rented home into a low-cost housing of my own with my girlfriend. Wishful thinking, maybe, but it's going to be a blessing if I won.

  • Jen

    If I were to win this contest the bulk of the items (at least two computers, the movie, etc) would go to my Aunt and her two children, Rachel and Erin. At the age of three Erin had to have a brain tumor removed and since then has been plagued with various medical conditions and side effects. Her life expectancy is 15 and she turned 10 this year. Rachel is 13 and a freshmen in highschool. My Aunt is now as single mom and stays home taking care of Erin full time, so as you can imagine they are living paycheck to paycheck and cannot afford computers. Computers which Rachel needs for school work. They have been given computers in the past, but all are out of date and broken.

    The other computers would go to my husband Tom. He is starting his own company and developing a computer system that will give schools more bang for the buck when it comes to their labs, maintenance, and overall software capability.

    So that's what I would do with the loot were I to win this contest.

  • Jen

    If I were to win this contest the bulk of the items (at least two computers, the movie, etc) would go to my Aunt and her two children, Rachel and Erin. At the age of three Erin had to have a brain tumor removed and since then has been plagued with various medical conditions and side effects. Her life expectancy is 15 and she turned 10 this year. Rachel is 13 and a freshmen in highschool. My Aunt is now as single mom and stays home taking care of Erin full time, so as you can imagine they are living paycheck to paycheck and cannot afford computers. Computers which Rachel needs for school work. They have been given computers in the past, but all are out of date and broken.

    The other computers would go to my husband Tom. He is starting his own company and developing a computer system that will give schools more bang for the buck when it comes to their labs, maintenance, and overall software capability.

    So that's what I would do with the loot were I to win this contest.

  • Alex

    I would like to share the prize with my friend Mika. He has just graduated. He works a lot and is involved in numerous activities. His old PC gives him much trouble...
    We often watch movies together at his place so MediaSmart Connect could be another great addition to the Xmas present!

  • Alex

    I would like to share the prize with my friend Mika. He has just graduated. He works a lot and is involved in numerous activities. His old PC gives him much trouble...
    We often watch movies together at his place so MediaSmart Connect could be another great addition to the Xmas present!

  • Jim

    HP has done a fantastic job of putting this package together. I need a new laptop for the house and my daughter is going to college next year and will need one too. We have a battered woman's shelter where I live that would love a few computers so if I win I will be donating a couple of the computer to them. It is a wonderful time to be thinking of others, especially during this economic downturn.

    Happy holidays to all.

  • Jim

    HP has done a fantastic job of putting this package together. I need a new laptop for the house and my daughter is going to college next year and will need one too. We have a battered woman's shelter where I live that would love a few computers so if I win I will be donating a couple of the computer to them. It is a wonderful time to be thinking of others, especially during this economic downturn.

    Happy holidays to all.

  • http://carolfoltz.blogspot.com CaySedai

    I would give the HP TouchSmart to my 70-year-old mom so she can visit her favorite websites. She has been missing BYU TV online because she's using my old HP Pavilion computer runs on Win98 and can't open the videos. The TouchSmart screen is plenty big for her to see. My nieces Jessica (planning to go back to college) and Suzanna (currently going to college) would get one laptop and the HP mini 1000. (Jessica gets first pick.) The other laptop would be mine, to do my college coursework.

    My major is web technology. My coursework involves creating websites. I plan to mostly do websites for nonprofit organizations while I'm in school. My first such website is for the Webster County Museum (Iowa). I'm also thinking of starting a technology group at church to help people learn to do email and so on.

    Although this doesn't include donating to an organization, it would enable me to donate my time to nonprofit organizations. I would be able to help others as well as myself, thereby having that warm fuzzy feeling you get when your efforts help others.

  • http://carolfoltz.blogspot.com CaySedai

    I would give the HP TouchSmart to my 70-year-old mom so she can visit her favorite websites. She has been missing BYU TV online because she's using my old HP Pavilion computer runs on Win98 and can't open the videos. The TouchSmart screen is plenty big for her to see. My nieces Jessica (planning to go back to college) and Suzanna (currently going to college) would get one laptop and the HP mini 1000. (Jessica gets first pick.) The other laptop would be mine, to do my college coursework.

    My major is web technology. My coursework involves creating websites. I plan to mostly do websites for nonprofit organizations while I'm in school. My first such website is for the Webster County Museum (Iowa). I'm also thinking of starting a technology group at church to help people learn to do email and so on.

    Although this doesn't include donating to an organization, it would enable me to donate my time to nonprofit organizations. I would be able to help others as well as myself, thereby having that warm fuzzy feeling you get when your efforts help others.

  • http://www.myspace.com/wm3worldawarenessday Tammy Adin

    I'd keep one of the notebooks for myself to replace the ancient one I am using since I lost my good one (and everything else) in a tornado two years ago. I'd donate some of the other products to be auctioned off to raise money for the West Memphis Three (www.wm3.org). I raise money and awareness for this cause, and coordinate the World Awareness Day (http://www.myspace.com/wm3worldawarenessday), working with thousands of people all over the world to raise awareness and much-needed money. I would donate one of the notebooks to the wife of one of the West Memphis Three.. she has selflessly given up everything to fight for her husband's life and freedom and I know a new computer could help her.

  • http://www.myspace.com/wm3worldawarenessday Tammy Adin

    I'd keep one of the notebooks for myself to replace the ancient one I am using since I lost my good one (and everything else) in a tornado two years ago. I'd donate some of the other products to be auctioned off to raise money for the West Memphis Three (www.wm3.org). I raise money and awareness for this cause, and coordinate the World Awareness Day (http://www.myspace.com/wm3worldawarenessday), working with thousands of people all over the world to raise awareness and much-needed money. I would donate one of the notebooks to the wife of one of the West Memphis Three.. she has selflessly given up everything to fight for her husband's life and freedom and I know a new computer could help her.

  • John Peter Reyes

    I will share the following prizes to GMA Kapuso Foundation, which is non-government organization in the Philippines; the leader in serving and uplifting the lives of the underprivileged members of our society through serbisyong totoo and the responsible use of media.

    HP MediaSmart Connect digital media receiver
    HP Photosmart C6380 Wireless AIO multifunction
    HP 564 Photo Value Pak
    Microsoft Windows Vista Ultimate and Home Premium preinstalled
    Microsoft Office 2007 Home and Student Edition
    Microsoft Windows Live
    Corel VideoStudio X2
    Kung Fu Panda (DVD & Blu-ray)

    I believe on their vision and mission in uplifting the life of the unprivileged people.

  • John Peter Reyes

    I will share the following prizes to GMA Kapuso Foundation, which is non-government organization in the Philippines; the leader in serving and uplifting the lives of the underprivileged members of our society through serbisyong totoo and the responsible use of media.

    HP MediaSmart Connect digital media receiver
    HP Photosmart C6380 Wireless AIO multifunction
    HP 564 Photo Value Pak
    Microsoft Windows Vista Ultimate and Home Premium preinstalled
    Microsoft Office 2007 Home and Student Edition
    Microsoft Windows Live
    Corel VideoStudio X2
    Kung Fu Panda (DVD & Blu-ray)

    I believe on their vision and mission in uplifting the life of the unprivileged people.

  • http://alex-mcintosh.com Alex

    Im trying to become a web developer so a lot will come in handy, the touchsmart will help me with graphics being able to do them in a lot more detail. Id also keep the notebook for college since i dont have on to do work on :(
    I would give the entertainment notebook to my mum becuase she deserves it right now and she would love it.

    I would give the Mini to my brother because he is trying to get involved with computers and he would love one he could take around with him

    Kung Fu Panda would go to my little nephew because he loves kung fu panda, he would love it, especially in HD.

    :D

    Thanks for the oppurtunity.

  • http://alex-mcintosh.com Alex

    Im trying to become a web developer so a lot will come in handy, the touchsmart will help me with graphics being able to do them in a lot more detail. Id also keep the notebook for college since i dont have on to do work on :(
    I would give the entertainment notebook to my mum becuase she deserves it right now and she would love it.

    I would give the Mini to my brother because he is trying to get involved with computers and he would love one he could take around with him

    Kung Fu Panda would go to my little nephew because he loves kung fu panda, he would love it, especially in HD.

    :D

    Thanks for the oppurtunity.

  • Gary

    I would share it with the family and a keep myself a laptop as my one at the moment is not working properly. I am currently learning ICT at college and would like to win this prize to allow myself learn more, especially with the touchsmart laptop. This would be a early christmas present for me and who i share it with.

  • Gary

    I would share it with the family and a keep myself a laptop as my one at the moment is not working properly. I am currently learning ICT at college and would like to win this prize to allow myself learn more, especially with the touchsmart laptop. This would be a early christmas present for me and who i share it with.

  • Jeff T

    I would give a laptop to each my brother who need a new laptop since his has broken and need one for school and also to my parents id give the Touchsmart. i would keep the printer the movie , Microsoft Office and the mini 1000. id give one to one of my friends who does not own a computer. the rest would be shared with any of the people i given something to or someone else that wanted.

  • http://jwisser.tumblr.com Jonas Wisser

    I'd probably keep the TouchSmart for myself, and hand the rest over to The Bridge, a community technology center in my town at which I volunteer. Although my parents could really use a new laptop...

  • Jeff T

    I would give a laptop to each my brother who need a new laptop since his has broken and need one for school and also to my parents id give the Touchsmart. i would keep the printer the movie , Microsoft Office and the mini 1000. id give one to one of my friends who does not own a computer. the rest would be shared with any of the people i given something to or someone else that wanted.

  • http://jwisser.tumblr.com Jonas Wisser

    I'd probably keep the TouchSmart for myself, and hand the rest over to The Bridge, a community technology center in my town at which I volunteer. Although my parents could really use a new laptop...

  • donald ullah

    first i want to thank you all for giving the less privileged around the world in participating in this contest. i am from nigeria and i would want to help my church. they would put to use the printer and laptops in programs to cut cost on the part of printing. stil in college and working at the same time does not afford me the opportunity to assist the church the way i would want to.thank you for this contest.

  • donald ullah

    first i want to thank you all for giving the less privileged around the world in participating in this contest. i am from nigeria and i would want to help my church. they would put to use the printer and laptops in programs to cut cost on the part of printing. stil in college and working at the same time does not afford me the opportunity to assist the church the way i would want to.thank you for this contest.

  • Jerry

    I will give 2 notebooks, 1 to my cousin who never owns a computer before and the other 1 to my niece who will be starting school next year. I will be keeping the HP mini 1000 as its convenient when I travel. Next, I will give the HP TouchSmart to my Mum and she can start learning to use computer (she has a hard time controlling the mouse). Lastly, the MediaSmart, printer and software will be given my sister where she can print photos and enjoy watching video with her daughter.

  • Jerry

    I will give 2 notebooks, 1 to my cousin who never owns a computer before and the other 1 to my niece who will be starting school next year. I will be keeping the HP mini 1000 as its convenient when I travel. Next, I will give the HP TouchSmart to my Mum and she can start learning to use computer (she has a hard time controlling the mouse). Lastly, the MediaSmart, printer and software will be given my sister where she can print photos and enjoy watching video with her daughter.

  • Cat

    I would definitely have a list of people to give these great prizes to. My mother, who got me into computing early in life, would be on the list.

    Also, my friend who has to use her mother's computer to pay her bills online would have to catch one of these systems as a great gift! I also would donate one to someone that is in 'need' not 'want' locally in my community so that they could benefit from a gift such as this.

    In addition, my friend at work that is always here to cheer me up, would get one of the systems to use at home.

    There are so many ways to give back to others and this package would allow me to do just that. I love being able to help others and I have always said if I continue to do that, life is worth living.

  • Cat

    I would definitely have a list of people to give these great prizes to. My mother, who got me into computing early in life, would be on the list.

    Also, my friend who has to use her mother's computer to pay her bills online would have to catch one of these systems as a great gift! I also would donate one to someone that is in 'need' not 'want' locally in my community so that they could benefit from a gift such as this.

    In addition, my friend at work that is always here to cheer me up, would get one of the systems to use at home.

    There are so many ways to give back to others and this package would allow me to do just that. I love being able to help others and I have always said if I continue to do that, life is worth living.

  • Dave

    Id keep touchsmart for me and give the laptops to my kids

  • Dave

    Id keep touchsmart for me and give the laptops to my kids

  • Sean McMurray

    I would keep the touchsmart and give the laptops away to friends of mine.

  • Sean McMurray

    I would keep the touchsmart and give the laptops away to friends of mine.

  • Rajes Mishra

    If I win this contest I will want to share three laptops, Microsoft Office 2007, HP photosmart C6380 wireless AIP multifunction printer * HP 564 photo value pack.

    I want to share laptop HP Mini 1000 with XP & Microsoft office 2007 home and student edition with United Christmas Service (Part of United Way), Indianapolis, Indiana. Actually we small group of people every year give something to them. Last year we were able to sponsor 3 kid’s clothing and food needs. This year we also trying make it to that goal again. I helped purchases and wrap gifts last year and it was so rewarding to know that those kids were going to have basic necessities (t-shirts, work pants, school uniforms) that most of take us for granted. If I win this contest I want to add one computer on their gift list so that they can learn some new technology too.

    2nd laptop which I want to share is HP Pavilion dv4 series Entertainment Notebook PC. I also want to share HP photosmart c6380 wireless AIO multifunction printer & HP 564 photo value pack with same person. I want to share these with my friend who is in India and struggling to find a job. These laptop will help him to learn some technology and make him more competent to find the job.

    Apart from this I also want to give HP HDX 18 Series Premium Notebook PC & HP mediasmart Connect as a gift.

    I want to keep HP touchsmart IQ815 pc with me.

  • Rajes Mishra

    If I win this contest I will want to share three laptops, Microsoft Office 2007, HP photosmart C6380 wireless AIP multifunction printer * HP 564 photo value pack.

    I want to share laptop HP Mini 1000 with XP & Microsoft office 2007 home and student edition with United Christmas Service (Part of United Way), Indianapolis, Indiana. Actually we small group of people every year give something to them. Last year we were able to sponsor 3 kid’s clothing and food needs. This year we also trying make it to that goal again. I helped purchases and wrap gifts last year and it was so rewarding to know that those kids were going to have basic necessities (t-shirts, work pants, school uniforms) that most of take us for granted. If I win this contest I want to add one computer on their gift list so that they can learn some new technology too.

    2nd laptop which I want to share is HP Pavilion dv4 series Entertainment Notebook PC. I also want to share HP photosmart c6380 wireless AIO multifunction printer & HP 564 photo value pack with same person. I want to share these with my friend who is in India and struggling to find a job. These laptop will help him to learn some technology and make him more competent to find the job.

    Apart from this I also want to give HP HDX 18 Series Premium Notebook PC & HP mediasmart Connect as a gift.

    I want to keep HP touchsmart IQ815 pc with me.

  • Shailendra

    Hi,

    I would keep the HP Pavilion for myself and will give the HP mini 1000 to my father who is a primary school teacher, it will help students to learn more advance.

    The HP HDX will go to my younger brother for his further college studies and the I will keep HP Touch Smart for my little sister and my mother. May be she will learn to use computer from touch experience as she is small to use mouse and keyboard.

    I have not planned but may be I will donate remainig stuff to near by non-gov orgnisation or some other.

  • Shailendra

    Hi,

    I would keep the HP Pavilion for myself and will give the HP mini 1000 to my father who is a primary school teacher, it will help students to learn more advance.

    The HP HDX will go to my younger brother for his further college studies and the I will keep HP Touch Smart for my little sister and my mother. May be she will learn to use computer from touch experience as she is small to use mouse and keyboard.

    I have not planned but may be I will donate remainig stuff to near by non-gov orgnisation or some other.

  • http://presidentoor.com Harry Toor

    I live in San Diego and see many military families, or just service members, walking about malls and downtown streets, shopping or window browsing. I think it'd be great to surprise them with the laptop and printer set. I will probably keep the desktop (for photography), the mini (for college), and one other laptop (for sister). I would donate the software and videos to children at the San Diego Children's hospital.

  • http://presidentoor.com Harry Toor

    I live in San Diego and see many military families, or just service members, walking about malls and downtown streets, shopping or window browsing. I think it'd be great to surprise them with the laptop and printer set. I will probably keep the desktop (for photography), the mini (for college), and one other laptop (for sister). I would donate the software and videos to children at the San Diego Children's hospital.

  • Jennifer Phillips

    I would have to be a little selfish in that I have two sons about to start college and I am stuck at home disabled and no hopes of ever going back to work at this time. I would give them each a laptop for college and set up the desktop at home here for all of us since I do not currently have one. That way they could have use of it when home and I could keep in touch with them when away, and the wireless printer would probably stay with the desktop. I would also give the student programing to them to run the computers and help with their schooling and the windows live.

    The mini I would give to my ex-husband who is suffering in this economy and almost jobless at this time, so he could keep in touch with them also, and I would give him the windows live package.

    The Kung Fu Panda I would donate to the local hospital for the childrens wing so those children who are stuck there would have something fun.

    The rest I guess I would also give to the boys to be used for college or here at home.

    This could really make the difference of making it in college or not. I do not know how or what they will use if I don't find a way like winning to help them get what is needed for college in this day and age. Also my ex husband could really use the help to bring him into the 20th century and anyway else I could use this package to help others, I would. I'm sure I will think of other more to do, but this is it for now, other than I will also use the desk top to continue to help through the internet other organizations in any way a poor disabled old woman can. Thank for this chance at such a wonderful way to give to others!!

  • Jennifer Phillips

    I would have to be a little selfish in that I have two sons about to start college and I am stuck at home disabled and no hopes of ever going back to work at this time. I would give them each a laptop for college and set up the desktop at home here for all of us since I do not currently have one. That way they could have use of it when home and I could keep in touch with them when away, and the wireless printer would probably stay with the desktop. I would also give the student programing to them to run the computers and help with their schooling and the windows live.

    The mini I would give to my ex-husband who is suffering in this economy and almost jobless at this time, so he could keep in touch with them also, and I would give him the windows live package.

    The Kung Fu Panda I would donate to the local hospital for the childrens wing so those children who are stuck there would have something fun.

    The rest I guess I would also give to the boys to be used for college or here at home.

    This could really make the difference of making it in college or not. I do not know how or what they will use if I don't find a way like winning to help them get what is needed for college in this day and age. Also my ex husband could really use the help to bring him into the 20th century and anyway else I could use this package to help others, I would. I'm sure I will think of other more to do, but this is it for now, other than I will also use the desk top to continue to help through the internet other organizations in any way a poor disabled old woman can. Thank for this chance at such a wonderful way to give to others!!

  • shilpa

    i would like to have the touch screen for my self as i am in animation and i would like to give one laptop to the family in my neighbor they had 3 children the elder girl is very genius and doing her higher studies but they cant afford a pc and i will take one printer
    and rest i would like to give to government scool in the near sub town cos they dont hav any computer in 1000 students

  • shilpa

    i would like to have the touch screen for my self as i am in animation and i would like to give one laptop to the family in my neighbor they had 3 children the elder girl is very genius and doing her higher studies but they cant afford a pc and i will take one printer
    and rest i would like to give to government scool in the near sub town cos they dont hav any computer in 1000 students

  • Susan Gustafson

    I would love to win one of the laptops and would share the rest with my friend Dawn and her two young boys!

  • Susan Gustafson

    I would love to win one of the laptops and would share the rest with my friend Dawn and her two young boys!

  • Alex

    I would probably keep either the HP HDX or the HP Pavilion dv4 and give the other to my friend, who cannot afford to buy one for college (which I think would help him take notes easier and do his work in the middle of the night, when the library would not be open). I would give the HP Mini to my father, so he does not have to fight with my mother to use the computer. I will definitely give the Kung Fu Panda movie away, but that is more because I do not want it! I would give away the HP printer, the Videostudio,the photo value pack, and the mediasmart to my uncle, who works in video editing and publishing.

  • Lowry Stiles

    This would be incredible to win for my family and myself. It would replace some aging equipment (from 3 to 10 years old!), and make a merry Christmas!

  • Jennifer C

    I would keep the desktop and a notebook for our family, give the mini to my brother Brett who is going back to school, and donate a notebook and the printer to Best Friends shelter, a no-kill home for abused and abandoned animals. I would love for them to be able to share in this bounty, either for using at the facility or to auction off for fundraising, whatever they choose!

  • Alex

    I would probably keep either the HP HDX or the HP Pavilion dv4 and give the other to my friend, who cannot afford to buy one for college (which I think would help him take notes easier and do his work in the middle of the night, when the library would not be open). I would give the HP Mini to my father, so he does not have to fight with my mother to use the computer. I will definitely give the Kung Fu Panda movie away, but that is more because I do not want it! I would give away the HP printer, the Videostudio,the photo value pack, and the mediasmart to my uncle, who works in video editing and publishing.

  • Lowry Stiles

    This would be incredible to win for my family and myself. It would replace some aging equipment (from 3 to 10 years old!), and make a merry Christmas!

  • Jennifer C

    I would keep the desktop and a notebook for our family, give the mini to my brother Brett who is going back to school, and donate a notebook and the printer to Best Friends shelter, a no-kill home for abused and abandoned animals. I would love for them to be able to share in this bounty, either for using at the facility or to auction off for fundraising, whatever they choose!

  • Timothy D. Lee

    I serve on the pastoral staff of three churches. I would share one of the laptops with one of the churches to use for ministry (we need to get a laptop for that purpose anyway).

  • Timothy D. Lee

    I serve on the pastoral staff of three churches. I would share one of the laptops with one of the churches to use for ministry (we need to get a laptop for that purpose anyway).

  • elkevin369

    I would keep give my notebook to my brother who is going into college, i would give the the printer to charity or public schools, i would give the kung fu panda dvds to my school kindergarten and i would keep the mini 1000 but give the Microsoft 2007 office student edition to my brother if he already does have it of course i think he may have it, it is going straight to my school.

  • elkevin369

    I would keep give my notebook to my brother who is going into college, i would give the the printer to charity or public schools, i would give the kung fu panda dvds to my school kindergarten and i would keep the mini 1000 but give the Microsoft 2007 office student edition to my brother if he already does have it of course i think he may have it, it is going straight to my school.

  • Lora Davison

    I would share the prize pack with my mom (since her computer is ten years old, and she is REALLY in need of a an upgrade), a laptop for my friend mel, who was nice enough to loan me her laptop, and a good enough friend that she didn;t even get mad at me when I crashed her harddrive. (I think i will take advantage of the free tech help in your forums to see if I can fix it, it I don't win lol). And a laptop for my friend debra who is struggling to get by as a recently separated mom of twin 16 year old boys and a severely handicapped 4 year old daughter. I know she would just give it to her boys for christmas, but if it helps to releive some of the burden of trying to provide her kids with gifts when she's already struggling financially, then I am still spreading magic.

  • Lora Davison

    I would share the prize pack with my mom (since her computer is ten years old, and she is REALLY in need of a an upgrade), a laptop for my friend mel, who was nice enough to loan me her laptop, and a good enough friend that she didn;t even get mad at me when I crashed her harddrive. (I think i will take advantage of the free tech help in your forums to see if I can fix it, it I don't win lol). And a laptop for my friend debra who is struggling to get by as a recently separated mom of twin 16 year old boys and a severely handicapped 4 year old daughter. I know she would just give it to her boys for christmas, but if it helps to releive some of the burden of trying to provide her kids with gifts when she's already struggling financially, then I am still spreading magic.

  • http://adamfishercox.com Adam Fisher-Cox

    Personally, I don't have a use for any of the objects in the prize package aside from a couple of the smaller items. What I plan to do with it is sell everything except for the printer, photo pack, and DVD. I'll sell them at low prices to give others a great deal for the holidays, and turn around and use the money I make for bigger and better presents this holiday season. I will likely also keep one of the computers for a giveaway on my blog, because that seems like a really fun thing to be able to do.

  • http://adamfishercox.com Adam Fisher-Cox

    Personally, I don't have a use for any of the objects in the prize package aside from a couple of the smaller items. What I plan to do with it is sell everything except for the printer, photo pack, and DVD. I'll sell them at low prices to give others a great deal for the holidays, and turn around and use the money I make for bigger and better presents this holiday season. I will likely also keep one of the computers for a giveaway on my blog, because that seems like a really fun thing to be able to do.

  • http://amommystory.blogspot.com Christina

    My daughter attends a special needs preschool program funded by the local school district because she was diagnosed with autism last year. The school district is failing, and even with the passage of a new levy, they have cut out any support or supplies for teachers.

    Her classroom has an old computer that only works part of the time, and a printer that is older than my daughter. (She's 4.) I would give the majority of this prize to her classroom so her teacher can finally use the software she's been given to help her students (her computer is too old to run the software) and print off the papers she uses for fine motor skills and writing practice. This will be a big help for her, since she's been bringing in her personal supplies for the kids.

    I would save one laptop, though, for a friend of mine. She is a single mom who is trying to go back to school to get a college degree. She called me last week and told me her employer is cutting back, and so she's now out of a job. I'd love for her to have a laptop to make it easier for her to do her schoolwork, instead of spending more time away from her 4 yr. old son to go to the computer lab.

    All I want from this package for myself is one laptop for my husband. He was laid off in June, and we've had no steady work since then and have spent most of our time on unemployment. His computer screen went out this week and we can't afford a new one. But he has been getting a little contract and freelance writing work in the past month, so he needs his computer for work. We're hoping one freelance job will become a full-time job, since we've been on assistance far longer than we're comfortable with. We both write and sharing one computer is getting difficult.

    Thanks for this contest!

  • http://amommystory.blogspot.com Christina

    My daughter attends a special needs preschool program funded by the local school district because she was diagnosed with autism last year. The school district is failing, and even with the passage of a new levy, they have cut out any support or supplies for teachers.

    Her classroom has an old computer that only works part of the time, and a printer that is older than my daughter. (She's 4.) I would give the majority of this prize to her classroom so her teacher can finally use the software she's been given to help her students (her computer is too old to run the software) and print off the papers she uses for fine motor skills and writing practice. This will be a big help for her, since she's been bringing in her personal supplies for the kids.

    I would save one laptop, though, for a friend of mine. She is a single mom who is trying to go back to school to get a college degree. She called me last week and told me her employer is cutting back, and so she's now out of a job. I'd love for her to have a laptop to make it easier for her to do her schoolwork, instead of spending more time away from her 4 yr. old son to go to the computer lab.

    All I want from this package for myself is one laptop for my husband. He was laid off in June, and we've had no steady work since then and have spent most of our time on unemployment. His computer screen went out this week and we can't afford a new one. But he has been getting a little contract and freelance writing work in the past month, so he needs his computer for work. We're hoping one freelance job will become a full-time job, since we've been on assistance far longer than we're comfortable with. We both write and sharing one computer is getting difficult.

    Thanks for this contest!

  • Melissa

    I can't decide...but my sister-in-law would get one for sure. My favorite organization is Warren Village (www.warrenvillage.org) who I am sure could put these to good use!

  • Melissa

    I can't decide...but my sister-in-law would get one for sure. My favorite organization is Warren Village (www.warrenvillage.org) who I am sure could put these to good use!

  • Patricia Dally

    I would give my sister one of the computers. As a military wife, her budget doesn't stretch to a new computer. I would keep one of the laptops and computers for my house, replacing older computers I have. The older computers and one of the new computers would go to my daughter's school computer lab along with the printer. The DVD's would go to the local elementary school.

  • Patricia Dally

    I would give my sister one of the computers. As a military wife, her budget doesn't stretch to a new computer. I would keep one of the laptops and computers for my house, replacing older computers I have. The older computers and one of the new computers would go to my daughter's school computer lab along with the printer. The DVD's would go to the local elementary school.

  • Jason Tomafsky

    All I would take is the laptop to replace my tired hp laptop. And I would donate the rest to The Greayt people at http://www.greyhoundangelsadoption.com/ I work on their systems and i do it for free because it makes me feel great, that they take these dogs in(who would be killed) and find great homes for them. They are a non profit org and don't have much money to take care of the computers in the office since they pour all the money into the dogs and kennel. The software would be great in helping improve the website and the computers would speed there process up 3 fold. And the movie would be played for all 70 dogs currently in their kennel. I would really like to make their holiday wishes come true. Thanks for giving them a chance to have something new.

    Happy Holidays

  • Jason Tomafsky

    All I would take is the laptop to replace my tired hp laptop. And I would donate the rest to The Greayt people at http://www.greyhoundangelsadoption.com/ I work on their systems and i do it for free because it makes me feel great, that they take these dogs in(who would be killed) and find great homes for them. They are a non profit org and don't have much money to take care of the computers in the office since they pour all the money into the dogs and kennel. The software would be great in helping improve the website and the computers would speed there process up 3 fold. And the movie would be played for all 70 dogs currently in their kennel. I would really like to make their holiday wishes come true. Thanks for giving them a chance to have something new.

    Happy Holidays

  • Evan Hopkins

    I would definitely give one of the laptop to my grand mom who has never had a computer, but really wants one. She doesn't have enough money though, so this is a great opportunity. The other laptop would go to my brother whose laptop is on its last legs. The touchsmart would serve as our family desktop since we don't have any desktops. And finally, i would use thew mini note for note taking in school

  • Evan Hopkins

    I would definitely give one of the laptop to my grand mom who has never had a computer, but really wants one. She doesn't have enough money though, so this is a great opportunity. The other laptop would go to my brother whose laptop is on its last legs. The touchsmart would serve as our family desktop since we don't have any desktops. And finally, i would use thew mini note for note taking in school

  • Steve

    I would personally keep one laptop and the all in one printer for myself. I've been in need of a printer for three years now and it's troublesome getting things printed when I want. I would give one laptop to my brother. He's been without a computer for over a year due to a nasty virus and some laziness on his part to fix and/or replace the old junky desktop he currently owns. I might sell the touchscreen and give the money to my mom to help pay the bills. The rest would be donated to a local charity.

  • Steve

    I would personally keep one laptop and the all in one printer for myself. I've been in need of a printer for three years now and it's troublesome getting things printed when I want. I would give one laptop to my brother. He's been without a computer for over a year due to a nasty virus and some laziness on his part to fix and/or replace the old junky desktop he currently owns. I might sell the touchscreen and give the money to my mom to help pay the bills. The rest would be donated to a local charity.

  • dnay

    I tried to leave a comment this afternoon and it went to an error page. I don't see my comment up there, but if I missed it I hope this doesn't count as a 2nd try.

    Anyway, I would share with my baby sister. She is a graduate student and works full time at a children's psychiatric hospital. Her home pc died a while back and she needs to do work from home but can't now. She also needs it for college. She loves the job but the pay sucks. (case manager)

  • dnay

    I tried to leave a comment this afternoon and it went to an error page. I don't see my comment up there, but if I missed it I hope this doesn't count as a 2nd try.

    Anyway, I would share with my baby sister. She is a graduate student and works full time at a children's psychiatric hospital. Her home pc died a while back and she needs to do work from home but can't now. She also needs it for college. She loves the job but the pay sucks. (case manager)

  • http://www.smctainsh.com/ Steven

    Hi,

    Firstly, thanks for the awesome opportunity to win this prize pack!

    I would keep the high-end laptop for myself for University next year, and possibly one of the other computers for my Mum and Dad (who currently have a slow system at the moment). With the rest of the prizes, I would auction them off on the New Zealand auction site Trademe and donate the result of the auctions to various charities.

    Thanks again for the opportunity!

    Steven

  • http://www.smctainsh.com/ Steven

    Hi,

    Firstly, thanks for the awesome opportunity to win this prize pack!

    I would keep the high-end laptop for myself for University next year, and possibly one of the other computers for my Mum and Dad (who currently have a slow system at the moment). With the rest of the prizes, I would auction them off on the New Zealand auction site Trademe and donate the result of the auctions to various charities.

    Thanks again for the opportunity!

    Steven

  • David Bjorklund

    I'd really like to keep the touch screen for myself but in all actuality I would give the majority of the package to my brother who is handicapped after suffering from a stroke. My mom who has never even touched a computer would be another recipient.

  • David Bjorklund

    I'd really like to keep the touch screen for myself but in all actuality I would give the majority of the package to my brother who is handicapped after suffering from a stroke. My mom who has never even touched a computer would be another recipient.

  • Debra Nicholson

    Just like to say thanks to HP and geekstogo

    I WILL Share and WILL let you know how shared.

    Is this enough to enter?

  • Debra Nicholson

    Just like to say thanks to HP and geekstogo

    I WILL Share and WILL let you know how shared.

    Is this enough to enter?

  • Manny

    I would share one of the laptops with my mother, another with my cousin, and divide the rest among family and friends. Of course I would be keeping the touch screen and a laptop for myself :D

  • http://www.ultimatemoneyblog.com MrsMoney

    I manage a bank and one of our customers is a school for pregnant high school girls. I would donate some of the computers to them. I would also give one of them to my 17 year old handicapped neighbor, who would be ecstatic to get one! We spend a lot of time together because my husband works a lot and he doesn't have too many friends and it would be fun to play on the computer with him!

  • Manny

    I would share one of the laptops with my mother, another with my cousin, and divide the rest among family and friends. Of course I would be keeping the touch screen and a laptop for myself :D

  • http://www.ultimatemoneyblog.com MrsMoney

    I manage a bank and one of our customers is a school for pregnant high school girls. I would donate some of the computers to them. I would also give one of them to my 17 year old handicapped neighbor, who would be ecstatic to get one! We spend a lot of time together because my husband works a lot and he doesn't have too many friends and it would be fun to play on the computer with him!

  • Jon T

    I would share the laptop and other accessories with my family.

  • Jon T

    I would share the laptop and other accessories with my family.

  • http://gomobile.com.ar Zim

    If I win, I want to share the prize with a friend who is very passionate about computers. And reading some of the comments here, there are people who can really make a difference with this, so maybe helping other people can be great too.
    I hope that the prize will help others in some way! (sorry about my English)

  • http://gomobile.com.ar Zim

    If I win, I want to share the prize with a friend who is very passionate about computers. And reading some of the comments here, there are people who can really make a difference with this, so maybe helping other people can be great too.
    I hope that the prize will help others in some way! (sorry about my English)

  • http://brandonveski.blogspot.com/ Brandon Veski

    I would give one of the notebooks to a man that helped me a great deal named Humberto. A blog of mine is offering a contest where, if I win, I will give away one of the computers to the person that leaves the most thoughtful example of how they have "paid it forward" http://brandonveski.blogspot.com/

  • http://brandonveski.blogspot.com/ Brandon Veski

    I would give one of the notebooks to a man that helped me a great deal named Humberto. A blog of mine is offering a contest where, if I win, I will give away one of the computers to the person that leaves the most thoughtful example of how they have "paid it forward" http://brandonveski.blogspot.com/

  • Alan K

    Hi. I would share everything except the Netbook with some of my co-workers who were recently laid off. I would hope that, in times like these, something for free can brighten their lives!

  • Alan K

    Hi. I would share everything except the Netbook with some of my co-workers who were recently laid off. I would hope that, in times like these, something for free can brighten their lives!

  • Millie Gonzalez

    I am a librarian at a college and like most state institutions, the college is facing budget cuts. I would like to donate the laptops to my library. I would use these laptops to loan out to students in case they need to use a laptop at the library and would use them for students who do not have laptops in the research classes I teach.

    I would keep one laptop, printer and value pak.

    The Home and Student edition, Microsoft Windows Live classroom,Corel VideoStudio X2, and Kung Fu Panda would be donated to my daughter's middle school technology lab.

  • Millie Gonzalez

    I am a librarian at a college and like most state institutions, the college is facing budget cuts. I would like to donate the laptops to my library. I would use these laptops to loan out to students in case they need to use a laptop at the library and would use them for students who do not have laptops in the research classes I teach.

    I would keep one laptop, printer and value pak.

    The Home and Student edition, Microsoft Windows Live classroom,Corel VideoStudio X2, and Kung Fu Panda would be donated to my daughter's middle school technology lab.

  • Dad2JTK

    This is Christmas Season correct? (Well I celebrate it). However you have to award this to someone that is planning to give to Organization that does good deeds for Christmas! It would be excellent to say the least to win this prize package. I am looking forward to obtaining and paying it forward a bit, The plan is to provide the HP Mini 1000, The HP Photosmart C6380, MS Office Student 2007, at least the Corel VideoStudio X2 to a group called the Merry Mob ( http://www.merrymob.com ) in order for them to provide a larger surprise to someone. However here is where I differ! What will most people do with their OLD pc? Most will trash more than likely.. Ah.. Not me, I would also donate my older Laptop and One older Desktop to the Mob as well! Both are still capable machines and run every day! If the Mob would not be willing to accept it as it may not fit their cause, I would find a local organization that the church I belong to uses in order to find a worthwhile family that would have a special Santa Present. At least that is the plan.

  • Dad2JTK

    This is Christmas Season correct? (Well I celebrate it). However you have to award this to someone that is planning to give to Organization that does good deeds for Christmas! It would be excellent to say the least to win this prize package. I am looking forward to obtaining and paying it forward a bit, The plan is to provide the HP Mini 1000, The HP Photosmart C6380, MS Office Student 2007, at least the Corel VideoStudio X2 to a group called the Merry Mob ( http://www.merrymob.com ) in order for them to provide a larger surprise to someone. However here is where I differ! What will most people do with their OLD pc? Most will trash more than likely.. Ah.. Not me, I would also donate my older Laptop and One older Desktop to the Mob as well! Both are still capable machines and run every day! If the Mob would not be willing to accept it as it may not fit their cause, I would find a local organization that the church I belong to uses in order to find a worthwhile family that would have a special Santa Present. At least that is the plan.

  • http://kukuripupu.livejournal.com Jase

    In the spirit of the coming holidays we give and giving always makes me feel good. If I am chosen, I would give one price to my brother who desperately needs a computer for business. I will keep one as well to remind me of the day i was chosen and the rest will given to other people who joined but were not chosen. I think the winning person would not only be happy with but would feel good too by spreading the magic HP has given.

  • http://kukuripupu.livejournal.com Jase

    In the spirit of the coming holidays we give and giving always makes me feel good. If I am chosen, I would give one price to my brother who desperately needs a computer for business. I will keep one as well to remind me of the day i was chosen and the rest will given to other people who joined but were not chosen. I think the winning person would not only be happy with but would feel good too by spreading the magic HP has given.

  • Yeong

    Great contest.

    It would be great to be Santa for some of my friends and family that will need the prizes more than me.

    I would only keep the Mini.

  • Yeong

    Great contest.

    It would be great to be Santa for some of my friends and family that will need the prizes more than me.

    I would only keep the Mini.

  • Jari H

    I think I would give one laptop to my ex husband, I didn't used to like him but I guess now days we are friends and he doesn't have much. I would give another laptop to my best friend who was recently divorced and has no computer. I would likely give the printer to my son's school and the software to the high school/college prep classes so that the students would have more of a chance to learn.

  • Jari H

    I think I would give one laptop to my ex husband, I didn't used to like him but I guess now days we are friends and he doesn't have much. I would give another laptop to my best friend who was recently divorced and has no computer. I would likely give the printer to my son's school and the software to the high school/college prep classes so that the students would have more of a chance to learn.

  • WinterPB

    I would give HP HDX 18 series Premium Notebook PC and Microsoft Office 2007 Home and Student Edition to my girlfriend summerpb because she is using a company laptop with Korean OS and she’s not allowed to change it. She’s studying now in G2G and she finds it really hard because she can’t understand the commands at times in her laptop.

  • WinterPB

    I would give HP HDX 18 series Premium Notebook PC and Microsoft Office 2007 Home and Student Edition to my girlfriend summerpb because she is using a company laptop with Korean OS and she’s not allowed to change it. She’s studying now in G2G and she finds it really hard because she can’t understand the commands at times in her laptop.

  • ken

    it would be truly a magic when i will be the winner on this contest :) i love the touchsmart and the mini, and the rest i will give it to churchmates and relatives.. cheers

  • ken

    it would be truly a magic when i will be the winner on this contest :) i love the touchsmart and the mini, and the rest i will give it to churchmates and relatives.. cheers

  • Linda Oleszkowicz

    I know you mentioned not just sharing the winnings with family... but things are tough in Michigan due to the car industry... many of my family members have been affected... I would set up my sister with a computer (recently disabled and lost her job)so that she could look for jobs and print out resumes. We dont have much ourselves, I would give to my daughter and her boyfriend computers so that it would be easier to do their homework, and finish high school. (Maybe even think about college.) My brother lost his job right before Thanksgiving, so I would make sure he had what he needed. And with all of us facing moving out of state, I would have my parents set up so that we stay in touch. None of us ever thought we would be going seperate ways, we are a tight knit family. But things have changed, and we all just hoping to hang on.

  • Linda Oleszkowicz

    I know you mentioned not just sharing the winnings with family... but things are tough in Michigan due to the car industry... many of my family members have been affected... I would set up my sister with a computer (recently disabled and lost her job)so that she could look for jobs and print out resumes. We dont have much ourselves, I would give to my daughter and her boyfriend computers so that it would be easier to do their homework, and finish high school. (Maybe even think about college.) My brother lost his job right before Thanksgiving, so I would make sure he had what he needed. And with all of us facing moving out of state, I would have my parents set up so that we stay in touch. None of us ever thought we would be going seperate ways, we are a tight knit family. But things have changed, and we all just hoping to hang on.

  • Eitsfo

    Well, all the most important thing I would do with the prize is to establish contact with my little sister. My family is in a bit of a turmoil right now... My parents are moving to Alberta to find work, after the last 25 years living in our little farming community in central Saskatchewan. Most of my siblings are out of school now and are either in university or working. However, my little sister is still in high school and will be attending a boarding school in our home town. For the first time in her life she will be without any family. My family's plan to maintain connectivity is by way of Skype and webcams... however, Kristina doesn't have a computer at all, and there isn't such a prolific amount of money available as to buy her one. So I would give her one of the two laptops. Through this our problem would be solved. The touchsmart would probably become my media center for my stereo system (I am a severely underfunded audiophile), and the rest would be given to a local charity. Preferably the Secret Santa organization, as these would be particularly spectacular gifts for kids that would never dare dream of receiving such a thing.

  • Eitsfo

    Well, all the most important thing I would do with the prize is to establish contact with my little sister. My family is in a bit of a turmoil right now... My parents are moving to Alberta to find work, after the last 25 years living in our little farming community in central Saskatchewan. Most of my siblings are out of school now and are either in university or working. However, my little sister is still in high school and will be attending a boarding school in our home town. For the first time in her life she will be without any family. My family's plan to maintain connectivity is by way of Skype and webcams... however, Kristina doesn't have a computer at all, and there isn't such a prolific amount of money available as to buy her one. So I would give her one of the two laptops. Through this our problem would be solved. The touchsmart would probably become my media center for my stereo system (I am a severely underfunded audiophile), and the rest would be given to a local charity. Preferably the Secret Santa organization, as these would be particularly spectacular gifts for kids that would never dare dream of receiving such a thing.

  • Ben

    I just want it. Thanks!

  • Ben

    I just want it. Thanks!

  • Leanne Reitan

    I would give one of the laptops to my friend, M, who is undergoing chemo & radiation for breast cancer. She could use the laptop to stay in touch with her family, who live an 8 hr + drive away from where M will be receiving treatment. I'd let her pick which one she thought suited her best.

  • Leanne Reitan

    I would give one of the laptops to my friend, M, who is undergoing chemo & radiation for breast cancer. She could use the laptop to stay in touch with her family, who live an 8 hr + drive away from where M will be receiving treatment. I'd let her pick which one she thought suited her best.

  • Dor

    A few years ago, a Down syndrome children's hostel was founded in my town. My sister used to volunteer there, and she told me the costs of running the place are so high that the management just can't afford a new computer.
    I've met some of the kids who live there, and I think they could really put a computer to good use. If I win, I'll have the TouchSmart and one of the Kong Fu Panda discs mailed to them.

    The dv4 will go to a refugee from Guinea who lives in my country. He's had a long way, and I'm glad I got to know him as he's one of the nicest people I've ever met.

    The HDX 18, the Kong Fu Panda disc, and the printer will all go to a family in my town (yes, I do know them, but I'm not related to them) who just got their house renovated and desperately needs a new computer. Their use of computers is pretty straightforward, and it sums up to watching movies, surfing the internet, browsing photographs and writing essays.

    It may sound selfish, but the rest of the prize will probably stay within the boundaries of my nuclear family :P

  • Dor

    A few years ago, a Down syndrome children's hostel was founded in my town. My sister used to volunteer there, and she told me the costs of running the place are so high that the management just can't afford a new computer.
    I've met some of the kids who live there, and I think they could really put a computer to good use. If I win, I'll have the TouchSmart and one of the Kong Fu Panda discs mailed to them.

    The dv4 will go to a refugee from Guinea who lives in my country. He's had a long way, and I'm glad I got to know him as he's one of the nicest people I've ever met.

    The HDX 18, the Kong Fu Panda disc, and the printer will all go to a family in my town (yes, I do know them, but I'm not related to them) who just got their house renovated and desperately needs a new computer. Their use of computers is pretty straightforward, and it sums up to watching movies, surfing the internet, browsing photographs and writing essays.

    It may sound selfish, but the rest of the prize will probably stay within the boundaries of my nuclear family :P

  • JOE Houde

    I am very excited about the touchsmart and the media smartconnect. The three notebooks I am excited about sharing (I don’t know what to do with the printer and other stuff):

    The Pavilliondv4 I would give to my mother – she is recently widowed, getting by through a small ebay business selling dolls, and is currently managing that with a windows ME desktop and a recently acquired windows 98 notebook. Having a modern computer that is reliable and portable will dramatically change how she can earn money and spend time with her grandchildren.

    The HDX 18 I would give to a local organization called TROSA - Triangle Residential Options for Substance Abusers - that works in my city to help people recover from addiction by learning trades and reintegrating into society. They run on a tight budget, and a powerful notebook would help them manage their good work.

    The mini…I am a big believer in random acts of kindness. I would like to give the mini1000 to a stranger at my local coffee shop. I think that sharing the magic in that way would be fabulous for myself and for them.

  • JOE Houde

    I am very excited about the touchsmart and the media smartconnect. The three notebooks I am excited about sharing (I don’t know what to do with the printer and other stuff):

    The Pavilliondv4 I would give to my mother – she is recently widowed, getting by through a small ebay business selling dolls, and is currently managing that with a windows ME desktop and a recently acquired windows 98 notebook. Having a modern computer that is reliable and portable will dramatically change how she can earn money and spend time with her grandchildren.

    The HDX 18 I would give to a local organization called TROSA - Triangle Residential Options for Substance Abusers - that works in my city to help people recover from addiction by learning trades and reintegrating into society. They run on a tight budget, and a powerful notebook would help them manage their good work.

    The mini…I am a big believer in random acts of kindness. I would like to give the mini1000 to a stranger at my local coffee shop. I think that sharing the magic in that way would be fabulous for myself and for them.

  • Kurt Frank

    I can see that I'd definitely keep the HP Mini 1000, but beyond that pretty much everything would be up for grabs. I can't say for now who would get what, as if I were to win I'd also run something of a competition, asking all my contacts why they should get any particular item.

    As a hobby I collect older computers and run something of a chop shop where I rebuild them and then give them out on permanent loan to my friends, the only condition being that once they have no further need for that item (usually because something better has become available) it comes back to me for parts and/or reissue to someone else.

  • Kurt Frank

    I can see that I'd definitely keep the HP Mini 1000, but beyond that pretty much everything would be up for grabs. I can't say for now who would get what, as if I were to win I'd also run something of a competition, asking all my contacts why they should get any particular item.

    As a hobby I collect older computers and run something of a chop shop where I rebuild them and then give them out on permanent loan to my friends, the only condition being that once they have no further need for that item (usually because something better has become available) it comes back to me for parts and/or reissue to someone else.

  • Dan Hildebrandt

    I would keep the Mini for myself. The Touchsmart would go to my older sister. The HDX would go to my younger sister. The other notebook would go to my parents. I'd keep the Photosmart and the media receiver, and give Kung Fu Panda to my younger sister because I already bought it for myself.

  • Dan Hildebrandt

    I would keep the Mini for myself. The Touchsmart would go to my older sister. The HDX would go to my younger sister. The other notebook would go to my parents. I'd keep the Photosmart and the media receiver, and give Kung Fu Panda to my younger sister because I already bought it for myself.

  • http://halosecretarialservices.com/blog Laurie M.

    Well I'd definitely make use of the mini and the touchsmart for my virtual legal assistance business! But sharing is what the contest is about right? I'd share in a few ways - I'd love to give something great to my amazing best friend who has done more for me than I can ever thank her for. Hey she even suffered through my last labour and delivery with me (and she's a tad squeamish about some of that stuff, lol!) I'd also love to help my sister out by giving her a laptop. She can't afford one herself, as she's currently attending school for the first time since she dropped out of junior high many years ago! I'd give some of the items to a local charity as well.

    Good luck to everyone!

  • http://halosecretarialservices.com/blog Laurie M.

    Well I'd definitely make use of the mini and the touchsmart for my virtual legal assistance business! But sharing is what the contest is about right? I'd share in a few ways - I'd love to give something great to my amazing best friend who has done more for me than I can ever thank her for. Hey she even suffered through my last labour and delivery with me (and she's a tad squeamish about some of that stuff, lol!) I'd also love to help my sister out by giving her a laptop. She can't afford one herself, as she's currently attending school for the first time since she dropped out of junior high many years ago! I'd give some of the items to a local charity as well.

    Good luck to everyone!

  • Adrian Manlapig

    I would get any laptop that would suite my specifications for myself and share some to my parents for their productivity needs. Upon taking my laptop with me, the desktop which I presently have now will be of no use to me anymore so I will transfer its ownership to my sister. A portion of the prize will be shared to "He Cares Foundation" so they, too, can further their goals of helping educate and feed street children for a more prosperous Philippines.

  • Adrian Manlapig

    I would get any laptop that would suite my specifications for myself and share some to my parents for their productivity needs. Upon taking my laptop with me, the desktop which I presently have now will be of no use to me anymore so I will transfer its ownership to my sister. A portion of the prize will be shared to "He Cares Foundation" so they, too, can further their goals of helping educate and feed street children for a more prosperous Philippines.

  • http://goa-utl.blogspot.com Michelle Hudak

    I'd like to keep the HP HDX 18 Series Premium Notebook PC (for me), the HP Mini 1000 (for my daughter), Microsoft Office, Corel VideoSeries X2, and naturally Kung Fu Panda.

    The rest of this spectacular package I would donate to GLSEN Cleveland (gay-lesbian-straight-education-network). My son volunteered for GLSEN while he was in high school and when he left to attend college GLSEN honored him with a much appreciated scholarship of $1000. I know the agency struggles for funds and after all the kindness, support and knowledge they gave my son when he worked with them, I'd like to pay them back.

  • http://goa-utl.blogspot.com Michelle Hudak

    I'd like to keep the HP HDX 18 Series Premium Notebook PC (for me), the HP Mini 1000 (for my daughter), Microsoft Office, Corel VideoSeries X2, and naturally Kung Fu Panda.

    The rest of this spectacular package I would donate to GLSEN Cleveland (gay-lesbian-straight-education-network). My son volunteered for GLSEN while he was in high school and when he left to attend college GLSEN honored him with a much appreciated scholarship of $1000. I know the agency struggles for funds and after all the kindness, support and knowledge they gave my son when he worked with them, I'd like to pay them back.

  • Christy

    I would definitely give one of the laptops to my aunt who is a single mom. She has worked incredibly hard to provide everything she can for her kids, allowing them opportunities that might have seemed out of reach. She now has my cousin's family living with her in tight quarters. She's a kind and thoughtful person and I think that should be rewarded.

    I'd also like to give some of the gear away to others who would appreciate it. I'm not sure what or how, but why should you guys get all of the fun?! Hubby and I would keep some things for ourselves, too, as an upgrade and pass along out machines to family members.

  • Christy

    I would definitely give one of the laptops to my aunt who is a single mom. She has worked incredibly hard to provide everything she can for her kids, allowing them opportunities that might have seemed out of reach. She now has my cousin's family living with her in tight quarters. She's a kind and thoughtful person and I think that should be rewarded.

    I'd also like to give some of the gear away to others who would appreciate it. I'm not sure what or how, but why should you guys get all of the fun?! Hubby and I would keep some things for ourselves, too, as an upgrade and pass along out machines to family members.

  • Bernadette

    I would share it with my son who loves to have a laptop.

  • Bernadette

    I would share it with my son who loves to have a laptop.

  • Russkarl

    I will share it with my family to increase our productivity.

  • Russkarl

    I will share it with my family to increase our productivity.

  • Tricia

    My brother definitely would love all of this so I would share it with him. Also, I can give out the others to my friends and relatives. Thanks!

  • Tricia

    My brother definitely would love all of this so I would share it with him. Also, I can give out the others to my friends and relatives. Thanks!

  • Lyka

    Sharing this with my boyfriend who is also in love with laptops is definitely a great idea. We will also donate some to needy NGO's.

  • Lyka

    Sharing this with my boyfriend who is also in love with laptops is definitely a great idea. We will also donate some to needy NGO's.

  • Nimrod

    I'll keep the high-end notebook (mine is aging), the media center (i need one for some time now) and the printer (my old HP printer just died). I'll give the rest to some non-profit, preferably to be used to provide benefits to others in need.

  • Nimrod

    I'll keep the high-end notebook (mine is aging), the media center (i need one for some time now) and the printer (my old HP printer just died). I'll give the rest to some non-profit, preferably to be used to provide benefits to others in need.

  • http://www.kotbcorp.blogspot.com Ahmed Kotb

    Hi, I’m Ahmed Kotb a 19 year student in 1st year in computer and systems Engineering Dept in Egypt, I don’t have a laptop so winning one will really help me in my studies...
    Having another pc (strong enough to handle eclipse IDE :D ) will be a great thing also the laptop will enable me to work on another places rather than home..
    So here is what I will do with the rest of the package:

    •I intend to give a laptop to my relative who is on the third year of the same dept and doesn’t have a laptop till now .this laptop will be extremely useful to him.

    •I have a relative who is an architect; she might found the printer and the photo pack useful.
    •Also I intend to give the (Corel VideoStudio X2) to my sister who loves video editing.

    •I will give 2 office licenses one to my father (a Prof. in Alexandria University) and another license to one of my friends.

    •Also the panda movie will be a nice present to my small cousin :).

    I will be really happy if I won this package as I think it will make me one step nearer to my far goal… kotbCorp company :D
    http://www.kotbcorp.blogspot.com
    Thank u…

  • http://www.kotbcorp.blogspot.com Ahmed Kotb

    Hi, I’m Ahmed Kotb a 19 year student in 1st year in computer and systems Engineering Dept in Egypt, I don’t have a laptop so winning one will really help me in my studies...
    Having another pc (strong enough to handle eclipse IDE :D ) will be a great thing also the laptop will enable me to work on another places rather than home..
    So here is what I will do with the rest of the package:

    •I intend to give a laptop to my relative who is on the third year of the same dept and doesn’t have a laptop till now .this laptop will be extremely useful to him.

    •I have a relative who is an architect; she might found the printer and the photo pack useful.
    •Also I intend to give the (Corel VideoStudio X2) to my sister who loves video editing.

    •I will give 2 office licenses one to my father (a Prof. in Alexandria University) and another license to one of my friends.

    •Also the panda movie will be a nice present to my small cousin :).

    I will be really happy if I won this package as I think it will make me one step nearer to my far goal… kotbCorp company :D
    http://www.kotbcorp.blogspot.com
    Thank u…

  • Ido Eshet

    WOW - how I’d like to win! I participated in almost all of the HDX giveaways a while back, did some crazy stuff to try and win - but alas…I didn’t.

    I’d give a few of the items to the Beth Levinstein Hospital (Raanana, Israel) which specializes in rehabilitating head and spinal cords injuries, I’d give them a laptop, all the games and software and the multifunction printer. Apart from that my girlfriend and parents sure need some tech upgrades so they’ll get some new stuff too.

    Thanks for the opportunity to enter!

  • Ido Eshet

    WOW - how I’d like to win! I participated in almost all of the HDX giveaways a while back, did some crazy stuff to try and win - but alas…I didn’t.

    I’d give a few of the items to the Beth Levinstein Hospital (Raanana, Israel) which specializes in rehabilitating head and spinal cords injuries, I’d give them a laptop, all the games and software and the multifunction printer. Apart from that my girlfriend and parents sure need some tech upgrades so they’ll get some new stuff too.

    Thanks for the opportunity to enter!

  • Roy Cheung

    I would like to win because I want to give my friend Brian his dream come true. He has been there for us many times and he never asked for anything back and as a teenager, that’s pretty rare. He is in love with technology, but he’s always on a tight budget and cannot afford any good hardware, so this Christmas, I would like to give him the perfect gift, courtesy of HP and MSFT, hardware for him to work on, replacing an old mac. I would also like to give my Brother Leon a new computer, because of the horrible economy; we can’t afford to give him even a decent computer for college. So I would like to make up for it and give him what he deserves.
    I will give away the hP Pavilion dv4-1143go or dv4-1145go Entertainment notebook, HP TouchSmart IQ816 PC, HP MediaSmart COnnect, HP Photosmart C6380 Wireless AIO, HP 564 Series Photo Value Pack, MS Office, Kung Fu Panda.

    I will keep only the HP HDX 18 series premium notebook pc

    Thank you for listening.
    Roy

  • Roy Cheung

    I would like to win because I want to give my friend Brian his dream come true. He has been there for us many times and he never asked for anything back and as a teenager, that’s pretty rare. He is in love with technology, but he’s always on a tight budget and cannot afford any good hardware, so this Christmas, I would like to give him the perfect gift, courtesy of HP and MSFT, hardware for him to work on, replacing an old mac. I would also like to give my Brother Leon a new computer, because of the horrible economy; we can’t afford to give him even a decent computer for college. So I would like to make up for it and give him what he deserves.
    I will give away the hP Pavilion dv4-1143go or dv4-1145go Entertainment notebook, HP TouchSmart IQ816 PC, HP MediaSmart COnnect, HP Photosmart C6380 Wireless AIO, HP 564 Series Photo Value Pack, MS Office, Kung Fu Panda.

    I will keep only the HP HDX 18 series premium notebook pc

    Thank you for listening.
    Roy

  • Stacey Ayers

    I will share the HP Magic as follows:

    Small Call Home

    7th Avenue and Buckeye Road in Phoenix, AZ! In the 1970’s the “60 Minutes” television show once described this stretch of inner-city Projects as “the most dangerous mile in America”. Today, much has changed and, as they say - much remains the same. At this intersection sits a high minority-populated, economically challenged Senior Adult community center. This is where I will house my HP Magic project. Many of the Seniors have family/grandchildren living a distance away. With the HP Magic gift I will plan and establish a regular on-site schedule where Seniors can call home using internet webcam and VoIP/Skype technology. With the permission of family members grandparents can virtually visit with their children, connecting with grandchildren classrooms as school projects and, once comfortable with the concept, even visit online with other Seniors who are tech savvy. There is life beyond Bingo.

    Software for Sullivan

    The software and server will be donated to a needy elementary school to complement its computer lab. W.R. Sullivan is a Pre-K through 8th grade school located in the heart of Arizona's desert and the “shadow” of the Arizona Capitol. This area is high in crime and unemployment and lacks expected amenities; there are no libraries, parks, and shopping centers. The school is part of the Murphy Elementary School District, which ranks third highest in at-risk students of the 20 districts comprising the Phoenix Metropolitan area. Nearly 96% of the students qualify for free meals. The school’s tax base consists of few homeowners and almost no business or industry sector. The significance of these conditions is that Sullivan School must educate nearly 1,000 of the city’s most underprivileged children with only meager monetary resources for instruction and maintenance.

    HP Scholarship Drive

    One laptop will be donated to to my employer, South Mountain Community College, to be used as a raffle prize. 100 tickets will be sold at $50 each with all proceeds donated to the general scholarship fund. $5,000 generated from this activity will support a full-time student’s tuition for one year.

  • Stacey Ayers

    I will share the HP Magic as follows:

    Small Call Home

    7th Avenue and Buckeye Road in Phoenix, AZ! In the 1970’s the “60 Minutes” television show once described this stretch of inner-city Projects as “the most dangerous mile in America”. Today, much has changed and, as they say - much remains the same. At this intersection sits a high minority-populated, economically challenged Senior Adult community center. This is where I will house my HP Magic project. Many of the Seniors have family/grandchildren living a distance away. With the HP Magic gift I will plan and establish a regular on-site schedule where Seniors can call home using internet webcam and VoIP/Skype technology. With the permission of family members grandparents can virtually visit with their children, connecting with grandchildren classrooms as school projects and, once comfortable with the concept, even visit online with other Seniors who are tech savvy. There is life beyond Bingo.

    Software for Sullivan

    The software and server will be donated to a needy elementary school to complement its computer lab. W.R. Sullivan is a Pre-K through 8th grade school located in the heart of Arizona's desert and the “shadow” of the Arizona Capitol. This area is high in crime and unemployment and lacks expected amenities; there are no libraries, parks, and shopping centers. The school is part of the Murphy Elementary School District, which ranks third highest in at-risk students of the 20 districts comprising the Phoenix Metropolitan area. Nearly 96% of the students qualify for free meals. The school’s tax base consists of few homeowners and almost no business or industry sector. The significance of these conditions is that Sullivan School must educate nearly 1,000 of the city’s most underprivileged children with only meager monetary resources for instruction and maintenance.

    HP Scholarship Drive

    One laptop will be donated to to my employer, South Mountain Community College, to be used as a raffle prize. 100 tickets will be sold at $50 each with all proceeds donated to the general scholarship fund. $5,000 generated from this activity will support a full-time student’s tuition for one year.

  • Galen Wood

    Well, I really want to be able to give my father a laptop - he has no computer and never has, but wants to learn how to use one, especially since he's a small-town logger and wants to start buying parts online to save time and money, which is definitely
    I'm also part of a college ministry, so I'd try to share some with the ministry itself or find a needy student (I know quite a few).

  • http://zarczynski.net Aleksander Zarczynski

    If I won I would give the HDX 18 Notebook to my brother who is a sculpture artist at the beginning of his career. He definitely could use it for preparing off-line presentations of his works. I would give the Pavilion dv4 to my older sister. She likes traveling, so she could use it as an entertainment device during one of her trips. I would give the Mini 1000 to my second sister. It’s small, portable device, so it could be used as good notebook during classes. The MediaSmart would be given to my parents. They could use it to watch pictures made by me (I’m a little bit vain, and I like to show my pictures to as many person, as possible ;-) ). Because the photography is my hobby I would keep the TouchSmart and Photosmart for myself :-)

  • Galen Wood

    Well, I really want to be able to give my father a laptop - he has no computer and never has, but wants to learn how to use one, especially since he's a small-town logger and wants to start buying parts online to save time and money, which is definitely
    I'm also part of a college ministry, so I'd try to share some with the ministry itself or find a needy student (I know quite a few).

  • http://zarczynski.net Aleksander Zarczynski

    If I won I would give the HDX 18 Notebook to my brother who is a sculpture artist at the beginning of his career. He definitely could use it for preparing off-line presentations of his works. I would give the Pavilion dv4 to my older sister. She likes traveling, so she could use it as an entertainment device during one of her trips. I would give the Mini 1000 to my second sister. It’s small, portable device, so it could be used as good notebook during classes. The MediaSmart would be given to my parents. They could use it to watch pictures made by me (I’m a little bit vain, and I like to show my pictures to as many person, as possible ;-) ). Because the photography is my hobby I would keep the TouchSmart and Photosmart for myself :-)

  • Harish.L

    Hello gtg,

    The HP-Giveaway is truly MAGICAL. Kudos for them and you too for giving the opportunity.

    I don't claim my cause to be noble or some charitable initiative, but yet it's some thing I would put as a worthy entry for your consideration.

    Firstly a little bit about my-self,
    My name is Harish. I am based in Bangalore (INDIA) I have done my Diploma in Pharmacy and am currently pursuing my pharmacy graduation i.e. Bachelor In Pharmacy

    Now coming to whom I’m sharing those huge goodies..

    “Notebooks, MediaSmart Connect, few soft-licenses and the DVD (a bit of entertainment won't hurt!) would definitely help students who aspire to be tech-savvy or just with a dream to learn more, but have been denied of that dream due to various reasons (may be financial)

    Because I too am a student and definitely understand the situation, where u can't pester your dad for a PC nor can we earn that sum while studying and the only way we can have access to it is from college PC's (for e.g in my college there are 6+2 PC's for 450 students). Since my school-days I wanted a PC for the sheer potential it gave to its beholder and its aid in education but never was lucky to put my hands on one (no i won't put any sobbing stories here)

    And how I'm planning to find those students? I'll be involving the Radio (FM stations are a huge success in Bangalore) to host a competition, believe me It'll reach to the entire Bangalore Student Community. And the winners shall be getting those goodies.

    I'll be giving away one notebook for my university students (again they too will go through a competition) the rest will be up to the other student community.

    As far as the nature of the competition would be, may be academical brilliance or a literary event (I'm open for suggestions). I'll finalize it if I win it in the first place.

    I'll be content with the Touchsmart (been amazed with the touch concept) and the Photosmart (because I have no access to a printer as of now, I'll be having a lot of print works for my academical projects).”

    That's it for my entry. There may be other causes to consider, but still I'm optimistic about winning this one. I'll promise that these stuff won't end up on ebay and I'll be doing a complete follow-up about the competition, who won, their responses and all. I'll be honest in deciding my university student winner, It would involve a lecturers panel to decide.

    Anyway thanks for the opportunity.

  • Harish.L

    Hello gtg,

    The HP-Giveaway is truly MAGICAL. Kudos for them and you too for giving the opportunity.

    I don't claim my cause to be noble or some charitable initiative, but yet it's some thing I would put as a worthy entry for your consideration.

    Firstly a little bit about my-self,
    My name is Harish. I am based in Bangalore (INDIA) I have done my Diploma in Pharmacy and am currently pursuing my pharmacy graduation i.e. Bachelor In Pharmacy

    Now coming to whom I’m sharing those huge goodies..

    “Notebooks, MediaSmart Connect, few soft-licenses and the DVD (a bit of entertainment won't hurt!) would definitely help students who aspire to be tech-savvy or just with a dream to learn more, but have been denied of that dream due to various reasons (may be financial)

    Because I too am a student and definitely understand the situation, where u can't pester your dad for a PC nor can we earn that sum while studying and the only way we can have access to it is from college PC's (for e.g in my college there are 6+2 PC's for 450 students). Since my school-days I wanted a PC for the sheer potential it gave to its beholder and its aid in education but never was lucky to put my hands on one (no i won't put any sobbing stories here)

    And how I'm planning to find those students? I'll be involving the Radio (FM stations are a huge success in Bangalore) to host a competition, believe me It'll reach to the entire Bangalore Student Community. And the winners shall be getting those goodies.

    I'll be giving away one notebook for my university students (again they too will go through a competition) the rest will be up to the other student community.

    As far as the nature of the competition would be, may be academical brilliance or a literary event (I'm open for suggestions). I'll finalize it if I win it in the first place.

    I'll be content with the Touchsmart (been amazed with the touch concept) and the Photosmart (because I have no access to a printer as of now, I'll be having a lot of print works for my academical projects).”

    That's it for my entry. There may be other causes to consider, but still I'm optimistic about winning this one. I'll promise that these stuff won't end up on ebay and I'll be doing a complete follow-up about the competition, who won, their responses and all. I'll be honest in deciding my university student winner, It would involve a lecturers panel to decide.

    Anyway thanks for the opportunity.

  • http://hamdi.web.id hamdi

    Well, Actually I never dream to get Notebook by winning this giveaway... but since the prize is very "wow" I'll take the chance.

    If I win, I'll get the Pavilion dv4 notebook with all software myself and give mini notebook to my wife.
    Since I have small internet cafe bussines, I'll use AIO Desktop to replace my generic AMD Sempron server, it will be more more faster.

    That's all, sorry for my Bad english, I'm Indonesian ;)

  • http://hamdi.web.id hamdi

    Well, Actually I never dream to get Notebook by winning this giveaway... but since the prize is very "wow" I'll take the chance.

    If I win, I'll get the Pavilion dv4 notebook with all software myself and give mini notebook to my wife.
    Since I have small internet cafe bussines, I'll use AIO Desktop to replace my generic AMD Sempron server, it will be more more faster.

    That's all, sorry for my Bad english, I'm Indonesian ;)

  • http://None Saeko

    If it can be directly delivered, I'd love them to have such a great giveaway for X'mas!

    The photographer in Chicago, IL - needs Laptop and editing software

    The single mother with 2 kids in MA - needs a good printer for kids' pics to printout as well as Media center.

    The hard worker in Osaka, Japan - deserves a laptop.

    They are just like everybody else getting through this hard times and deserve a nice gift for X'mas!

  • http://hygw.net84.net Piyush Marmath

    Hi!

    I would keep the HP Touchsmart and HP HDX 18 Premium Notebook for me.
    I would donate the other things to Shiksha Kendra (After trying them a bit :-)).
    Shiksha Kendra is a school run by Mount Carmel School Society in Dwarka, New Delhi, India. Shiksha Kendra is a school for under-privileged children. These children are sons or daughters of laborers and very poor people who live under a dollar a day. I would also teach them how to operate these awesome devices too.

    Thank You,
    And I hope I win
    to help these children.
    :-)

  • http://hygw.net84.net Piyush Marmath

    Hi!

    I would keep the HP Touchsmart and HP HDX 18 Premium Notebook for me.
    I would donate the other things to Shiksha Kendra (After trying them a bit :-)).
    Shiksha Kendra is a school run by Mount Carmel School Society in Dwarka, New Delhi, India. Shiksha Kendra is a school for under-privileged children. These children are sons or daughters of laborers and very poor people who live under a dollar a day. I would also teach them how to operate these awesome devices too.

    Thank You,
    And I hope I win
    to help these children.
    :-)

  • John Stanton

    Our church sponsors an inner-city ministry in Minneapolis, and I would like to give all but the netbook to that group in order to provide computers to needy families.

  • John Stanton

    Our church sponsors an inner-city ministry in Minneapolis, and I would like to give all but the netbook to that group in order to provide computers to needy families.

  • http://hygw.net84.net Piyush Marmath

    Ummmm.........

    I would like to be disqualified from this contest on your site. Please don't ask me why but please trash or don't consider my entry.

    I will be highly obliged.

  • http://hygw.net84.net Piyush Marmath

    Ummmm.........

    I would like to be disqualified from this contest on your site. Please don't ask me why but please trash or don't consider my entry.

    I will be highly obliged.

  • Pam McAdams

    I first met Corinna last Thursday at our "Operation Homecooking". Operation Homecooking gives families the opportunity to sponsor an Air Force Basic Trainee during the Thanksgiving Day holiday. Corinna is the mother of 2, a twelve year old daughter and seven year old son. She joined the military to make a better life for her children. Her dream is to get an education through her military service and start her own business. She's making a HUGE sacrifice to take care of her family. It would be an honor to share this gift with her.

  • Pam McAdams

    I first met Corinna last Thursday at our "Operation Homecooking". Operation Homecooking gives families the opportunity to sponsor an Air Force Basic Trainee during the Thanksgiving Day holiday. Corinna is the mother of 2, a twelve year old daughter and seven year old son. She joined the military to make a better life for her children. Her dream is to get an education through her military service and start her own business. She's making a HUGE sacrifice to take care of her family. It would be an honor to share this gift with her.

  • http://www.sleepynewmommy.wordpress.com Meg

    I would really only like to keep the Smart Media Connect for myself. We have an amazing new HDTV that is just screaming for something like this.

    As for the rest of the stuff, I have this idea in the back of my mind that I'm working on. My grandmother recently lost her spouse and is living all along, in another state from her family. She has no computer and the isolation is really beginning to wear on her. I would love to give her the HP Touch, as it seems like something simple to maneuver and learn and it would allow her to keep in constant contact with the family and her other loved ones. I think other isolated, unconnected people would be thankful for the rest of the computers, as it would help them to feel connected to the rest of the world again, much like my grandmother.

    Oh, and Kung Fu Panda would go to my 3 year old daughter, who calls it "Kung Tu Tanda" and loves to show us her mad Kung Fu Skills.

  • http://www.sleepynewmommy.wordpress.com Meg

    I would really only like to keep the Smart Media Connect for myself. We have an amazing new HDTV that is just screaming for something like this.

    As for the rest of the stuff, I have this idea in the back of my mind that I'm working on. My grandmother recently lost her spouse and is living all along, in another state from her family. She has no computer and the isolation is really beginning to wear on her. I would love to give her the HP Touch, as it seems like something simple to maneuver and learn and it would allow her to keep in constant contact with the family and her other loved ones. I think other isolated, unconnected people would be thankful for the rest of the computers, as it would help them to feel connected to the rest of the world again, much like my grandmother.

    Oh, and Kung Fu Panda would go to my 3 year old daughter, who calls it "Kung Tu Tanda" and loves to show us her mad Kung Fu Skills.

  • Linda Pettit

    I would give 2 of the laptops to the local library. The librarian has already helped decide who they will go to. I will have the final say because I want to make sure they are going to people who really need them. Like a student, veteran, sick adult or child. I want to help make someones life better.

  • Linda Pettit

    I would give 2 of the laptops to the local library. The librarian has already helped decide who they will go to. I will have the final say because I want to make sure they are going to people who really need them. Like a student, veteran, sick adult or child. I want to help make someones life better.

  • Gary

    The abundance of equipment would permit me to share with multiple organizations. I would love to provide equipment to a local library, which regularly has more people than PC's and a waiting list to use the machines. Also, there is an organization called Hearth that provides bridge housing for single Mom's with kids, who are simultaneously participating in job training, seeking employment, and permanent housing. If nothing else than entertainment for the kids or helping themselves doing homework, the PC's would be great.

    Overall, this is the time of year when all people think more of others than themselves. I would love the opportunity to promote that ideal. And it's good karma!

  • Gary

    The abundance of equipment would permit me to share with multiple organizations. I would love to provide equipment to a local library, which regularly has more people than PC's and a waiting list to use the machines. Also, there is an organization called Hearth that provides bridge housing for single Mom's with kids, who are simultaneously participating in job training, seeking employment, and permanent housing. If nothing else than entertainment for the kids or helping themselves doing homework, the PC's would be great.

    Overall, this is the time of year when all people think more of others than themselves. I would love the opportunity to promote that ideal. And it's good karma!

  • Gord

    I would just keep the Mini 1000.

    I have enough technology in my home.

    Around my area the schools are the ones that suffer. I would donate the rest to my son's school. Possibly donate one item as an award for acheivement in the school.

  • Gord

    I would just keep the Mini 1000.

    I have enough technology in my home.

    Around my area the schools are the ones that suffer. I would donate the rest to my son's school. Possibly donate one item as an award for acheivement in the school.

  • http://www.purpleindigo.co.cc/ Caffery

    I will give my brother the HP Mini 1000 and the HP Pavilion dv4 Entertainment Notebook PC to my sister.

    With the HP Photosmart C6380 Wireless AIO printer, we can printing out a lot of good quality photos and share with other people.

    Besides, the HP MediaSmart Connect will be placed near the TV so that every one in my house can enjoy with it.

    The HP HDX18 Premium Notebook PC I decided to give it to my father. Lastly, the HP TouchSmart IQ816 will be for myself.

    Thanks.
    (Sorry for my poor English, I am a Malaysian.)

  • http://www.purpleindigo.co.cc/ Caffery

    I will give my brother the HP Mini 1000 and the HP Pavilion dv4 Entertainment Notebook PC to my sister.

    With the HP Photosmart C6380 Wireless AIO printer, we can printing out a lot of good quality photos and share with other people.

    Besides, the HP MediaSmart Connect will be placed near the TV so that every one in my house can enjoy with it.

    The HP HDX18 Premium Notebook PC I decided to give it to my father. Lastly, the HP TouchSmart IQ816 will be for myself.

    Thanks.
    (Sorry for my poor English, I am a Malaysian.)

  • Paul

    If I were to win, I would give my mother one of the laptops since she uses one currently that's about 10 years old, I would give my brother one since he's going to college. I don't know anything about the charities in my area because I'm a typically selfish college student, but I would talk to the numerous volunteer umbrella organizations at my school and figure out a good place to send some of the hardware.

  • Paul

    If I were to win, I would give my mother one of the laptops since she uses one currently that's about 10 years old, I would give my brother one since he's going to college. I don't know anything about the charities in my area because I'm a typically selfish college student, but I would talk to the numerous volunteer umbrella organizations at my school and figure out a good place to send some of the hardware.

  • Jon

    I would keep the touchsmart PC, then share one or both of the laptops with a friend in need (John) to help him run his martial arts program.

  • Jon

    I would keep the touchsmart PC, then share one or both of the laptops with a friend in need (John) to help him run his martial arts program.

  • Connor (skyhintack)

    1.) I would share the Photosmart printer (well actually give it) to one of the great Admins here at Geeks to Go. Admin, you deserve it for such a great site! because I already have 3 (maybe soon 4) printers that handle all my jobs. I'll let the Admins decide who wants it (no fighting lol). ;)

    2.) I would give away the Kung-fu Panda movie as well. I don't have blu-ray, plus I already have it. For this one, what Admin likes this movie? Toss-up!

    3.) I would give away the Office 2007 as I just got this also. Every good grammar Goddess needs a good office suite with a grammar and spelling checker to be sure! Sari, this one goes to you.

    4.) I don't know if this would be much use to you, but ScHwErV, you can have the Photo Value Pack because I already have printers and ink and paper, so I wouldn't need it. If you don't need it, I'm sure Admin would love it to accompany the printer.

    -> Sorry if you weren't included in the give-aways. I tried to give away the things that would fit the specific person the most.

  • Connor (skyhintack)

    1.) I would share the Photosmart printer (well actually give it) to one of the great Admins here at Geeks to Go. Admin, you deserve it for such a great site! because I already have 3 (maybe soon 4) printers that handle all my jobs. I'll let the Admins decide who wants it (no fighting lol). ;)

    2.) I would give away the Kung-fu Panda movie as well. I don't have blu-ray, plus I already have it. For this one, what Admin likes this movie? Toss-up!

    3.) I would give away the Office 2007 as I just got this also. Every good grammar Goddess needs a good office suite with a grammar and spelling checker to be sure! Sari, this one goes to you.

    4.) I don't know if this would be much use to you, but ScHwErV, you can have the Photo Value Pack because I already have printers and ink and paper, so I wouldn't need it. If you don't need it, I'm sure Admin would love it to accompany the printer.

    -> Sorry if you weren't included in the give-aways. I tried to give away the things that would fit the specific person the most.

  • http://ankurmittal.com Ankur Mittal

    Hmm I would like to share HP Mini 1000 with an orphanage would like to give another laptop to my small sis and one to my cousin brother.I would just love to keep HP Touch smart with me rest I would give to my dad

  • http://ankurmittal.com Ankur Mittal

    Hmm I would like to share HP Mini 1000 with an orphanage would like to give another laptop to my small sis and one to my cousin brother.I would just love to keep HP Touch smart with me rest I would give to my dad

  • http://narutojutsu.110mb.com Peter Tran

    I would give one to my sister who currently uses an HP Pavilion 533w with 256mb of ram and Intel Celeron. It's really slow running under Windows XP. She does design and creative stuff so a new laptop would really help her accomplish task much easier and faster.

    I would give one to my parents who currently own a Compaq Presario with 128mb of ram and 1ghz. This desktop is super super slow for doing anything basic. Just surfing the internet is extremely slow and they like to watch asian series online.

    I would give one to a catholic school that I used to help out as a boyscout. The only computer they have are donated computer which are all more than 5 years old. The Sisters and Father could use a new pc. This is a small school so their budget is limited.

    My laptop could use an upgrade also. My Dell XPS M140 is losing its keycaps and the display is very loose. The left trackpad button is dead.

  • http://narutojutsu.110mb.com Peter Tran

    I would give one to my sister who currently uses an HP Pavilion 533w with 256mb of ram and Intel Celeron. It's really slow running under Windows XP. She does design and creative stuff so a new laptop would really help her accomplish task much easier and faster.

    I would give one to my parents who currently own a Compaq Presario with 128mb of ram and 1ghz. This desktop is super super slow for doing anything basic. Just surfing the internet is extremely slow and they like to watch asian series online.

    I would give one to a catholic school that I used to help out as a boyscout. The only computer they have are donated computer which are all more than 5 years old. The Sisters and Father could use a new pc. This is a small school so their budget is limited.

    My laptop could use an upgrade also. My Dell XPS M140 is losing its keycaps and the display is very loose. The left trackpad button is dead.

  • Calvin

    I would love to share the entertainment laptop with my father, who has been using an ancient Dell desktop which isn't capable of doing much anything anymore. He really does deserve this notebook, especially because he works on the aging desktop all the time.

  • Calvin

    I would love to share the entertainment laptop with my father, who has been using an ancient Dell desktop which isn't capable of doing much anything anymore. He really does deserve this notebook, especially because he works on the aging desktop all the time.

  • http://www.coolphotoideas.com Jill Caren

    What an awesome opportunity to do something great! Thank you for such a great and meaningful giveaway. If I were to win I would keep the Touchscreen for my home business needs.

    The remainder of the package would be donated to our SPCA. They have limited funds and know that this would be a huge help to them. They can either earn more funds for what the animals need by raffling off the donation...or use it in their own offices which are way behind in technology.

    The SPCA is so overwhelmed right now and with people having less to give this year and more people leaving their pets behind because of the housing crisis-they are strapped and having a hard time keeping their doors open. Every little contribution helps, so I know that this would be appreciated greatly by the staff--and the animals!

  • http://www.coolphotoideas.com Jill Caren

    What an awesome opportunity to do something great! Thank you for such a great and meaningful giveaway. If I were to win I would keep the Touchscreen for my home business needs.

    The remainder of the package would be donated to our SPCA. They have limited funds and know that this would be a huge help to them. They can either earn more funds for what the animals need by raffling off the donation...or use it in their own offices which are way behind in technology.

    The SPCA is so overwhelmed right now and with people having less to give this year and more people leaving their pets behind because of the housing crisis-they are strapped and having a hard time keeping their doors open. Every little contribution helps, so I know that this would be appreciated greatly by the staff--and the animals!

  • Stefan

    I would give the printer to my highschool, 'cause there's never any working printers there.
    The Mediacenter I would give to my parents, I don't know any organisations that would need one of thoose...
    I would also give the desktop to my parents, their old desktop has a hard time doing the simplests of tasks(a Danish expression, don't know if translates into English)...
    the movie should go to the mozilla firefox development team as a small token of apprication, for making the best and fastest webbrowser out there, 'cause we all know computer programming is not allways as fun as should be.
    one of the laptops is for my little brother, 'cause he's Jealous of mine.
    the other laptop should be a christmas gift for someone(can't decide).
    the netbook and what's left I would keep for myself.

  • Stefan

    I would give the printer to my highschool, 'cause there's never any working printers there.
    The Mediacenter I would give to my parents, I don't know any organisations that would need one of thoose...
    I would also give the desktop to my parents, their old desktop has a hard time doing the simplests of tasks(a Danish expression, don't know if translates into English)...
    the movie should go to the mozilla firefox development team as a small token of apprication, for making the best and fastest webbrowser out there, 'cause we all know computer programming is not allways as fun as should be.
    one of the laptops is for my little brother, 'cause he's Jealous of mine.
    the other laptop should be a christmas gift for someone(can't decide).
    the netbook and what's left I would keep for myself.

  • Matthew

    I would donate everything in the prize package except for one of the notebooks (I'm not sure yet which one I'd keep to use in college ... maybe the HP mini) to my parent's ministry in Tak, Thailand and the church they started there, Light Baptist Church. You can see more about their ministry at http://www.TenForThais.org. My dad teaches Computer classes there, and the computers are really needed for the classes as their existing computers are very old. Also my mom works with deaf people in the church and community, and could use the computers to make instructional videos for deaf people and also sign language videos to teach deaf people's families sign language. The computers, software, and printer would be used very well in this ministry.

  • Matthew

    I would donate everything in the prize package except for one of the notebooks (I'm not sure yet which one I'd keep to use in college ... maybe the HP mini) to my parent's ministry in Tak, Thailand and the church they started there, Light Baptist Church. You can see more about their ministry at http://www.TenForThais.org. My dad teaches Computer classes there, and the computers are really needed for the classes as their existing computers are very old. Also my mom works with deaf people in the church and community, and could use the computers to make instructional videos for deaf people and also sign language videos to teach deaf people's families sign language. The computers, software, and printer would be used very well in this ministry.

  • http://www.momdot.com trisha

    Thanks for the great contest. I am so happy that HP and GeekstoGo is passing on the holiday love.

    First off, I would keep the desktop. I am a work at home mom just trying to get my business off the ground. Like so many other people, and moms, I am trying to keep my head above water in this economy, as well as, make something great for my daughters future. I work very hard, sometimes up to 15 hours a day, and its not easy, but I see that I can do something great. I am also an advid blogger, so having a great computer is worth gold to me. Not only in function, but in the fact that it limits my online time so I can still spend time with my family by not wasting time fighting with slow programs.

    I would share the 2nd notebook with my father. 2 years ago he ended up in the hospital unexpectedly with divirticulitis. He nearly dyed from a staph infection he got while there and had half of his intensines removed. He still has massive scaring from it. He is a realtor and has inspired me my entire life to be something great, to help others lives, and to be independant. While he was in the hospital, he ended up being there for over 2 months and because of that, his company pulled all of his listings from him and he came out of the hospital barely able to move, trying to get his life back, 100K worth of hospital bills, and all of his business gone. He has worked two years to just get his head up again, but the economy is so bad that its like fighting an upstream river.

    Recently he has started taking his customer service online. Learning twitter, myspace, facebook, and a slew of other online programs and social networks. I would love to give this computer to him so he can continue to work on the trend and to reward him for NEVER giving up.

    THe 3rd notebook I would reward back to my blog. I started my blog in July and it has quickly became a wonderful community with amazing woman. I am so blessed to have been accepted so readily in the blogging world and recently we ran a few christmas contests. I was able to hear stories all around of women and families who just needed SO much...but even more, they were willing to share and come together and I saw so much support on the forums and all the blogs. I just cant do it alone and I want to be able to make ONE MORE mommies christmas. Which one, I do not know. So i pledge to take that 3rd computer and regive it back out to someone for THIER christmas dream. There are so many moms, like myself, that are just trying to get their businesses off the ground, or teach thier kids from home, or just trying to make it. Nothing would give me more pleasure then to be able to pass that back on to someone. We gave out a high chair yesterday and when I picked the winner I got teared up. Its truly what the holidays are about. I cant imagine how I would feel to be able to bless someone else again.

    The last computer I would pass on to my brother. Our mom was murdered in 2002 and he was only 13 at the time. Now he is 19 and he has struggled for years coming to grips without her. He graduated high school at 16, had a full scholarship to college and was an athelete. But he took a wrong turn and got into drugs and never wnet to college and lost his scholarship. He has since quit drugs, and has been doing his best, working in telemarketing and trying to turn his life around. My dad is going to help him go back to college and I believe the mini computer would be a way for the whole family to show that we back him, believe in him, and he CAN change his life.

    Because of my blog and meeting all the women and hearing all the stories, I am launching a nonprofit program that starts in January. The site is up but not ready (so i will only give URL privately if asked for proof) and I will pledge to donate the
    # HP 564 Photo Value Pak
    # Microsoft Office 2007 Student Edition
    # Microsoft Windows Live
    # Corel VideoStudio X2
    # Kung Fu Panda (DVD & Blu-ray)

    as the very FIRST products to the nonprofit organization that launches.

    Thankyou for the opportunity to change my life and so many others on behalf of me.

    Trisha
    http://www.momdot.com

  • http://www.momdot.com trisha

    Thanks for the great contest. I am so happy that HP and GeekstoGo is passing on the holiday love.

    First off, I would keep the desktop. I am a work at home mom just trying to get my business off the ground. Like so many other people, and moms, I am trying to keep my head above water in this economy, as well as, make something great for my daughters future. I work very hard, sometimes up to 15 hours a day, and its not easy, but I see that I can do something great. I am also an advid blogger, so having a great computer is worth gold to me. Not only in function, but in the fact that it limits my online time so I can still spend time with my family by not wasting time fighting with slow programs.

    I would share the 2nd notebook with my father. 2 years ago he ended up in the hospital unexpectedly with divirticulitis. He nearly dyed from a staph infection he got while there and had half of his intensines removed. He still has massive scaring from it. He is a realtor and has inspired me my entire life to be something great, to help others lives, and to be independant. While he was in the hospital, he ended up being there for over 2 months and because of that, his company pulled all of his listings from him and he came out of the hospital barely able to move, trying to get his life back, 100K worth of hospital bills, and all of his business gone. He has worked two years to just get his head up again, but the economy is so bad that its like fighting an upstream river.

    Recently he has started taking his customer service online. Learning twitter, myspace, facebook, and a slew of other online programs and social networks. I would love to give this computer to him so he can continue to work on the trend and to reward him for NEVER giving up.

    THe 3rd notebook I would reward back to my blog. I started my blog in July and it has quickly became a wonderful community with amazing woman. I am so blessed to have been accepted so readily in the blogging world and recently we ran a few christmas contests. I was able to hear stories all around of women and families who just needed SO much...but even more, they were willing to share and come together and I saw so much support on the forums and all the blogs. I just cant do it alone and I want to be able to make ONE MORE mommies christmas. Which one, I do not know. So i pledge to take that 3rd computer and regive it back out to someone for THIER christmas dream. There are so many moms, like myself, that are just trying to get their businesses off the ground, or teach thier kids from home, or just trying to make it. Nothing would give me more pleasure then to be able to pass that back on to someone. We gave out a high chair yesterday and when I picked the winner I got teared up. Its truly what the holidays are about. I cant imagine how I would feel to be able to bless someone else again.

    The last computer I would pass on to my brother. Our mom was murdered in 2002 and he was only 13 at the time. Now he is 19 and he has struggled for years coming to grips without her. He graduated high school at 16, had a full scholarship to college and was an athelete. But he took a wrong turn and got into drugs and never wnet to college and lost his scholarship. He has since quit drugs, and has been doing his best, working in telemarketing and trying to turn his life around. My dad is going to help him go back to college and I believe the mini computer would be a way for the whole family to show that we back him, believe in him, and he CAN change his life.

    Because of my blog and meeting all the women and hearing all the stories, I am launching a nonprofit program that starts in January. The site is up but not ready (so i will only give URL privately if asked for proof) and I will pledge to donate the
    # HP 564 Photo Value Pak
    # Microsoft Office 2007 Student Edition
    # Microsoft Windows Live
    # Corel VideoStudio X2
    # Kung Fu Panda (DVD & Blu-ray)

    as the very FIRST products to the nonprofit organization that launches.

    Thankyou for the opportunity to change my life and so many others on behalf of me.

    Trisha
    http://www.momdot.com

  • Daniel

    I would keep the touchsmart desktop and the HDX laptop for myself. I would give the other laptop to my brother whose laptop needs and upgrade, and i would give the mini to a friend that doesn't have a laptop.

  • Daniel

    I would keep the touchsmart desktop and the HDX laptop for myself. I would give the other laptop to my brother whose laptop needs and upgrade, and i would give the mini to a friend that doesn't have a laptop.

  • http://www.emilie18.wordpress.com Emilie Schnabel

    I would share a laptop with my sister because she is struggling with a job and evening commitments while trying to pay off her student loans, all this without a computer. She can only check her email when she is at a friend's house or work, and she cannot update her resume or search for apartments and jobs without a computer.

  • http://www.emilie18.wordpress.com Emilie Schnabel

    I would share a laptop with my sister because she is struggling with a job and evening commitments while trying to pay off her student loans, all this without a computer. She can only check her email when she is at a friend's house or work, and she cannot update her resume or search for apartments and jobs without a computer.

  • Hal

    I would keep the mini for myself and give the rest to my best friend who is a struggling artist but who is always helping others.

  • Hal

    I would keep the mini for myself and give the rest to my best friend who is a struggling artist but who is always helping others.

  • Kevin Jian

    I would definitely keep the HP mini because I'm a student and the mini's portability would be ideal for my daily usage. I would also use the microsoft office 2007 because again, I'm a student. Everything else I would give away to my friends and family who need new laptops or computers. One of my friends has also always wanted to watch kung fu panda so that would make a great night out. I also have a friend who's an artist that would appreciate some of the prize offers which I will give to him.

  • Ismael

    What to do with such a big prize?
    Well, to tell the truth, who knows what I would do. The contest holds so many prizes that I may like something more once I actually have it, so that I would keep. The rest I would probably spread around. My mom recently asked for a PC because she wants to learn so besides the touch screen (since that would be a little too complicated) I would give her one of them. My mother in law could use a new desktop for her new real estate career. My sister could also use a new laptop. I don't know what I would be left with but am sure I could find a use for it here and there.

    Thanks for holding such a great contest, and hope that the one who wins has a big smile on their face when they win. :)

  • Kevin Jian

    I would definitely keep the HP mini because I'm a student and the mini's portability would be ideal for my daily usage. I would also use the microsoft office 2007 because again, I'm a student. Everything else I would give away to my friends and family who need new laptops or computers. One of my friends has also always wanted to watch kung fu panda so that would make a great night out. I also have a friend who's an artist that would appreciate some of the prize offers which I will give to him.

  • Ismael

    What to do with such a big prize?
    Well, to tell the truth, who knows what I would do. The contest holds so many prizes that I may like something more once I actually have it, so that I would keep. The rest I would probably spread around. My mom recently asked for a PC because she wants to learn so besides the touch screen (since that would be a little too complicated) I would give her one of them. My mother in law could use a new desktop for her new real estate career. My sister could also use a new laptop. I don't know what I would be left with but am sure I could find a use for it here and there.

    Thanks for holding such a great contest, and hope that the one who wins has a big smile on their face when they win. :)

  • http://www.zedge.com/profile/latin07boi carlos

    i would keep the desktop because i don't have a computer since me or my family can't afford it :(. this desktop would be very useful to me because i need it for college since i'm studying medicine i need a lot of research. By having this computer i would hope to become a good doctor and help people in need. The rest would go to good news at noon, a free community clinic here in my area that has helped me and other low income patients with no social security to help for the expenses of their treatments. I hope everybody has a wonderful christmas and good luck to all :D.

  • http://www.zedge.com/profile/latin07boi carlos

    i would keep the desktop because i don't have a computer since me or my family can't afford it :(. this desktop would be very useful to me because i need it for college since i'm studying medicine i need a lot of research. By having this computer i would hope to become a good doctor and help people in need. The rest would go to good news at noon, a free community clinic here in my area that has helped me and other low income patients with no social security to help for the expenses of their treatments. I hope everybody has a wonderful christmas and good luck to all :D.

  • Christi

    I would keep the touchsmart pc , the print, and the media server but I would give one laptop to my brother, another to my mom so she can learn to use the computer and one to a child in need.

    Thank you.

  • Christi

    I would keep the touchsmart pc , the print, and the media server but I would give one laptop to my brother, another to my mom so she can learn to use the computer and one to a child in need.

    Thank you.

  • Chris

    If i won the hp magic givaway, i would donate one of the prizes to the St. Jude Childrens Hospital, because i think what they do is very important.

  • Chris

    If i won the hp magic givaway, i would donate one of the prizes to the St. Jude Childrens Hospital, because i think what they do is very important.

  • Bonnie Comstock

    I would share one laptop with my daughter. The kung Fu Panda for my granddaugher and grandson. I would like to keep the HP mimi 1000. Everything else I would share with a missionary that has worked with the Navajos in Falgstaff, Az the last 45 years.

  • Bonnie Comstock

    I would share one laptop with my daughter. The kung Fu Panda for my granddaugher and grandson. I would like to keep the HP mimi 1000. Everything else I would share with a missionary that has worked with the Navajos in Falgstaff, Az the last 45 years.

  • Robin

    I would keep the desktop, media server and mini for myself (to replace my old desktop. The rest would be divided between a poor college student, a person who will be laid off in Jan., and/or a new health care provider starting a new biz.

  • Robin

    I would keep the desktop, media server and mini for myself (to replace my old desktop. The rest would be divided between a poor college student, a person who will be laid off in Jan., and/or a new health care provider starting a new biz.

  • Tim

    I would share this product with the whole family. I would use the HP Touch Smart as a family computer. I would give the laptops to my mom because she uses a old Sony Vaio, which slows down on her all the time. I believe HP is the best PC computer to use for her and suites her needs.

  • Tim

    I would share this product with the whole family. I would use the HP Touch Smart as a family computer. I would give the laptops to my mom because she uses a old Sony Vaio, which slows down on her all the time. I believe HP is the best PC computer to use for her and suites her needs.

  • http://firehazard.wordpress.com supersteve

    My parents have been running the same desktop for forever and it's really running slow so I would probably give them the HDX to use at home. The mini, and quite possibly the TouchSmart, would go to my mother to use in her classroom at the school where she teaches - along with a copy of Kung Fu Panda.

  • http://firehazard.wordpress.com supersteve

    My parents have been running the same desktop for forever and it's really running slow so I would probably give them the HDX to use at home. The mini, and quite possibly the TouchSmart, would go to my mother to use in her classroom at the school where she teaches - along with a copy of Kung Fu Panda.

  • http://www.bixbytalk.com Chad

    When I first moved to Minnesota from Florida I had less then 100 dollars in my pocket and no where to go. Comming from a middle class family, I did have a lot of opportunites growing up, but I decided to do it on my my own. I met a man by the name of Dan, who didnt have much, but got me out of the snow and the shelters. As I got a job, my own place a built life from nothing, I finally got into college and needed a computer. Without second guessing, Dan took the little extra he had and got me something nice because he wanted to see "someone young" go to college and also wanted me to teach him how to use a computer. Shortly after, he was laid off from his job for performance because of Back sergery after 19 years on the job and strugles financially as bad as I was. He stays in a small place, and being an army veteran the VA pays his rent till he can get social security and I help as much as I can. This man got ME a computer when times were hard, and then got dealt a bad hand. He doesnt know anything about computers, and wants one he can learn on, some times I feel like I should give him the one he bought me after college. I would give this whole setup to him!

  • http://www.bixbytalk.com Chad

    When I first moved to Minnesota from Florida I had less then 100 dollars in my pocket and no where to go. Comming from a middle class family, I did have a lot of opportunites growing up, but I decided to do it on my my own. I met a man by the name of Dan, who didnt have much, but got me out of the snow and the shelters. As I got a job, my own place a built life from nothing, I finally got into college and needed a computer. Without second guessing, Dan took the little extra he had and got me something nice because he wanted to see "someone young" go to college and also wanted me to teach him how to use a computer. Shortly after, he was laid off from his job for performance because of Back sergery after 19 years on the job and strugles financially as bad as I was. He stays in a small place, and being an army veteran the VA pays his rent till he can get social security and I help as much as I can. This man got ME a computer when times were hard, and then got dealt a bad hand. He doesnt know anything about computers, and wants one he can learn on, some times I feel like I should give him the one he bought me after college. I would give this whole setup to him!

  • Chidozie

    If I win, I would like to share with the following:

    (1) I'll give HP Pavilion dv4-1143go Notebook with Windows or dv4-1145go Entertainment Notebook with Windows, HP Mini 1000 Series with Windows and kungfu Panda (DVD Blu-ray + Microsoft Office Home & Student 2007 the rest of the items to HOPE Family Ministries, Inc. Center of HOPE, 107 Flippen Road, Stockbridge, GA 30281, USA. Reason: They have an all girls program GEMS - Girls who Empower, Mentor and Succeed. They are starting an interactive workshops with girls from Swaziland, Africa. They need updated computer hardware to complete this project. I really don't know much about them, but it's prefer to give the items to those who would not go ahead and sell them, which I believe they will not do. They advertised for this assistance. Their website is: http://www.hopefamilyministries.org

    (2) HP HDX 18 series Premium Notebook PC with windows to the local Police Station, in my community, Ago, Okota, Lagos, Nigeria because they still operate the old way of keeping records in high-piling files. Things still move sluggishly at the station without a computer. Retrieving files or information from files could take ages. A Notebook is preferred to a desktop computer because of our incessant power outages.

    (3) The HP Photosmart C6380 Wireless AIO, and HP 564 Series Photo Value Pak goes to my brother who runs a business center and uses an old printer, DeskJet 895Cxi printer. This machine will be priceless to him.

    I would like to keep the HP TouchSmart IQ816 PC with windows, Corel VideoStudio X and HP MediaSmart Connect. My Computer system is an OmniTech PC Pentium 3, 648 Mhz, 224Mb, and 7.5 Gb HD, which I replaced with a 60Gb HD. The Monitor is a Dell 14 inch.

  • Chidozie

    If I win, I would like to share with the following:

    (1) I'll give HP Pavilion dv4-1143go Notebook with Windows or dv4-1145go Entertainment Notebook with Windows, HP Mini 1000 Series with Windows and kungfu Panda (DVD Blu-ray + Microsoft Office Home & Student 2007 the rest of the items to HOPE Family Ministries, Inc. Center of HOPE, 107 Flippen Road, Stockbridge, GA 30281, USA. Reason: They have an all girls program GEMS - Girls who Empower, Mentor and Succeed. They are starting an interactive workshops with girls from Swaziland, Africa. They need updated computer hardware to complete this project. I really don't know much about them, but it's prefer to give the items to those who would not go ahead and sell them, which I believe they will not do. They advertised for this assistance. Their website is: http://www.hopefamilyministries.org

    (2) HP HDX 18 series Premium Notebook PC with windows to the local Police Station, in my community, Ago, Okota, Lagos, Nigeria because they still operate the old way of keeping records in high-piling files. Things still move sluggishly at the station without a computer. Retrieving files or information from files could take ages. A Notebook is preferred to a desktop computer because of our incessant power outages.

    (3) The HP Photosmart C6380 Wireless AIO, and HP 564 Series Photo Value Pak goes to my brother who runs a business center and uses an old printer, DeskJet 895Cxi printer. This machine will be priceless to him.

    I would like to keep the HP TouchSmart IQ816 PC with windows, Corel VideoStudio X and HP MediaSmart Connect. My Computer system is an OmniTech PC Pentium 3, 648 Mhz, 224Mb, and 7.5 Gb HD, which I replaced with a 60Gb HD. The Monitor is a Dell 14 inch.

  • Chad

    I think this is a awesome giveaway by HP. Anyway I would give the Touchsmart to my Grandpaw who just can't seem to use current computers with a mouse. He is able to use my iPhone so maybe a touch screen computer would better suit him.

  • Chad

    I think this is a awesome giveaway by HP. Anyway I would give the Touchsmart to my Grandpaw who just can't seem to use current computers with a mouse. He is able to use my iPhone so maybe a touch screen computer would better suit him.

  • Antonio Ortega

    I would share with my family (especially my mother; she needs a laptop for her work), because we are not in our best moment and it would make our Xmas happier.

  • Antonio Ortega

    I would share with my family (especially my mother; she needs a laptop for her work), because we are not in our best moment and it would make our Xmas happier.

  • Josh

    I would definitely give the TouchSmart to my parents. All three laptops to my three other brothers (one who is a 4.0 GPA Senior in High school, and other just got his first job).

    I would then give all the software to my High School technology coordinator who got me involved in technology in the first place!

    The MediaSmart Connect and Kung-Fu Panda will also go to my youngest brother who LOVES KUNG-FU PANDA!!!

    Plus, they all love my HP dv6000t notebook, and so do I!!!

  • Josh

    I would definitely give the TouchSmart to my parents. All three laptops to my three other brothers (one who is a 4.0 GPA Senior in High school, and other just got his first job).

    I would then give all the software to my High School technology coordinator who got me involved in technology in the first place!

    The MediaSmart Connect and Kung-Fu Panda will also go to my youngest brother who LOVES KUNG-FU PANDA!!!

    Plus, they all love my HP dv6000t notebook, and so do I!!!

  • http://www.myspace.com/sparrowgrumble Robin Lu

    * HP TouchSmart IQ816 AIO Desktop PC
    * HP HDX 18 series Premium Notebook PC
    * HP Pavilion dv4 series Entertainment Notebook PC
    * HP Mini 1000
    * HP MediaSmart Connect digital media receiver
    * HP Photosmart C6380 Wireless AIO multifunction
    * HP 564 Photo Value Pak
    * Microsoft Windows Vista Ultimate and Home Premium preinstalled
    * Microsoft Office 2007 Home and Student Edition
    * Microsoft Windows Live
    * Corel VideoStudio X2
    * Kung Fu Panda (DVD & Blu-ray)

    Happy holidays, as a senior in high school i would probably keep the 18 series notebook for university bound use. send the smart touch to my father and mother to use, along with kung fu panda which they loved watching in theaters. not sure about the rest but they would find good use towards friends or my brother already at UCI.

    thanks geeks to go for this great opportunity!
    happy holidays!!

  • http://www.myspace.com/sparrowgrumble Robin Lu

    * HP TouchSmart IQ816 AIO Desktop PC
    * HP HDX 18 series Premium Notebook PC
    * HP Pavilion dv4 series Entertainment Notebook PC
    * HP Mini 1000
    * HP MediaSmart Connect digital media receiver
    * HP Photosmart C6380 Wireless AIO multifunction
    * HP 564 Photo Value Pak
    * Microsoft Windows Vista Ultimate and Home Premium preinstalled
    * Microsoft Office 2007 Home and Student Edition
    * Microsoft Windows Live
    * Corel VideoStudio X2
    * Kung Fu Panda (DVD & Blu-ray)

    Happy holidays, as a senior in high school i would probably keep the 18 series notebook for university bound use. send the smart touch to my father and mother to use, along with kung fu panda which they loved watching in theaters. not sure about the rest but they would find good use towards friends or my brother already at UCI.

    thanks geeks to go for this great opportunity!
    happy holidays!!

  • cmpm

    Wow!!!
    What a prize package!
    I'd probably need a week off work just to look at it all if I won it!
    I think I would retire my pentium 3's that's for sure.

  • cmpm

    Wow!!!
    What a prize package!
    I'd probably need a week off work just to look at it all if I won it!
    I think I would retire my pentium 3's that's for sure.

  • Sean Carroll

    Great giveaway! Sign me up!

  • Sean Carroll

    Great giveaway! Sign me up!

  • Sean Carroll

    Great giveaway, sign me up!

  • Sean Carroll

    Great giveaway, sign me up!

  • http://www.thethoughtfulgeek.com Steve Coward

    I plan to donate the HP Pavilion dv4 series Entertainment Notebook PC (with Windows Live) to my church. They are in need of a new computer to run the powerpoint during the worship service.

  • http://www.thethoughtfulgeek.com Steve Coward

    I plan to donate the HP Pavilion dv4 series Entertainment Notebook PC (with Windows Live) to my church. They are in need of a new computer to run the powerpoint during the worship service.

  • Lena

    I would keep the Touchsmart desktop and donate the rest to the graduate research labs at my university. Some of their laptops are in dire need of updating.

  • Lena

    I would keep the Touchsmart desktop and donate the rest to the graduate research labs at my university. Some of their laptops are in dire need of updating.

  • Dave Wells

    I would love to win this prize for selfless and selfish reasons. I would like to help my parents because they are both 64, have never owned a computer and aren't in a financial position to purchase one. I believe the HP TouchSmart IQ816 PC with Windows would be the perfect introductory computer for a novice and I think the touch screen input would help to alleviate their technophobia. I would endeavour to find worthy recipients for the other computers and surprise them for Christmas. I would like the printer package for myself please because I don't have one.

  • Dave Wells

    I would love to win this prize for selfless and selfish reasons. I would like to help my parents because they are both 64, have never owned a computer and aren't in a financial position to purchase one. I believe the HP TouchSmart IQ816 PC with Windows would be the perfect introductory computer for a novice and I think the touch screen input would help to alleviate their technophobia. I would endeavour to find worthy recipients for the other computers and surprise them for Christmas. I would like the printer package for myself please because I don't have one.

  • Jessica P

    I would share with my mom, my sister and my partner...

  • Jessica P

    I would share with my mom, my sister and my partner...

  • http://www.donationcoder.com mouser

    If we won this prize we would give different pieces of it to various coders on our site who write freeware tools for the rest of us.

  • http://www.donationcoder.com mouser

    If we won this prize we would give different pieces of it to various coders on our site who write freeware tools for the rest of us.

  • Stephen Boots

    The entire contest package is amazing. If I were lucky enough to win, I'd want the TouchSmart for myself above all else. The DV4 would go to my stepdaughter, who has a new baby and can't be tied to a desktop PC. Her PC is rather old and one in a series of hand-me-downs. I'd give the other laptop to my wife who would get much use out of it, I'm sure.

  • Stephen Boots

    The entire contest package is amazing. If I were lucky enough to win, I'd want the TouchSmart for myself above all else. The DV4 would go to my stepdaughter, who has a new baby and can't be tied to a desktop PC. Her PC is rather old and one in a series of hand-me-downs. I'd give the other laptop to my wife who would get much use out of it, I'm sure.

  • Gina Maria

    I would donate 1 pc, printer, Kung Fu blue ray and 1 dvd to the Westchester Medical Center for Children. Thank you for the opportunity to pay it forward. Good luck to everyone.

  • Gina Maria

    I would donate 1 pc, printer, Kung Fu blue ray and 1 dvd to the Westchester Medical Center for Children. Thank you for the opportunity to pay it forward. Good luck to everyone.

  • james b

    i would keep only the hdx laptop and give the touchsmart computer to my mother who has a 3 year old desktop that has not had a single upgrade making it a very, very slow computer. The dv4 and the software would go to my older sister who has two young daughters who are learning to use the computer the software would make it easier to save those precious moments,and they can watch kung fu panda. The hp mini 1000 would go to my younger sister who ,like myself and older sister, never had a laptop. i would make sure it is used for educational purposes only!!!! lastly the hp mediaconnect would go to my uncle who has really wanted this since it came out but could never afford it.

  • james b

    i would keep only the hdx laptop and give the touchsmart computer to my mother who has a 3 year old desktop that has not had a single upgrade making it a very, very slow computer. The dv4 and the software would go to my older sister who has two young daughters who are learning to use the computer the software would make it easier to save those precious moments,and they can watch kung fu panda. The hp mini 1000 would go to my younger sister who ,like myself and older sister, never had a laptop. i would make sure it is used for educational purposes only!!!! lastly the hp mediaconnect would go to my uncle who has really wanted this since it came out but could never afford it.

  • nchristine

    This is a totally awesome thing for everyone to do!! I will be giving most of the items to the University of Iowa Children's Hospital. Lots of the kids at this hospital are there for pretty serious illnesses and often have to stay for weeks on end. These 'toys' will help them keep in touch with friends, extended family, and keep up with school.

  • nchristine

    This is a totally awesome thing for everyone to do!! I will be giving most of the items to the University of Iowa Children's Hospital. Lots of the kids at this hospital are there for pretty serious illnesses and often have to stay for weeks on end. These 'toys' will help them keep in touch with friends, extended family, and keep up with school.

  • Alex A

    I would love to win this prize. I would love to win this prize. I would give one laptop to my little sister because she has been saving up for one for 3 years (she is only 14), but we don't have very much spare money to help her out. I would give the desktop to my mom because at the moment she has this really old gateway, which she has had since I was in the 6th grade (or maybe even longer) and I am a college sophomore now. Another of the laptops would go to my boyfriend. His was about 4 years old and recently crashed and he needs to have access to a computer for school.

  • Alex A

    I would love to win this prize. I would love to win this prize. I would give one laptop to my little sister because she has been saving up for one for 3 years (she is only 14), but we don't have very much spare money to help her out. I would give the desktop to my mom because at the moment she has this really old gateway, which she has had since I was in the 6th grade (or maybe even longer) and I am a college sophomore now. Another of the laptops would go to my boyfriend. His was about 4 years old and recently crashed and he needs to have access to a computer for school.

  • Andrew Kowalczyk

    I need a lap top for major that I need to go into. So all I want is one of the laptops and the touchsmart. The rest I want to give to something or someone that needs it. And I cant get in touch with someone like that at the moment. But I could. So I want to give it to them in person. To see the reaction.

  • Andrew Kowalczyk

    I need a lap top for major that I need to go into. So all I want is one of the laptops and the touchsmart. The rest I want to give to something or someone that needs it. And I cant get in touch with someone like that at the moment. But I could. So I want to give it to them in person. To see the reaction.

  • Sally Thompson

    I have 4 children, 3 of them married and all living on their own. One has two children, two have one on the way, and one is a struggling college student.
    I would love to divide this entire package up and give all of them the access to technology they don't currently have.
    Wow. This would be a win of all wins. How wonderful of each company, and HP, to be a part of this.

  • Sally Thompson

    I have 4 children, 3 of them married and all living on their own. One has two children, two have one on the way, and one is a struggling college student.
    I would love to divide this entire package up and give all of them the access to technology they don't currently have.
    Wow. This would be a win of all wins. How wonderful of each company, and HP, to be a part of this.

  • Josh Fitzgerald

    I hope to win and share.

  • Josh Fitzgerald

    I hope to win and share.

  • Tim Thornbrough

    My three daughters are now all between the ages of 8 and 12. It is a constant household battle sharing 1 computer for entertainment and homework. I would be giving each of the girls their own notebook for use at home and at school. Thank you for this opportunity and happy holidays to everyone here.

  • Tim Thornbrough

    My three daughters are now all between the ages of 8 and 12. It is a constant household battle sharing 1 computer for entertainment and homework. I would be giving each of the girls their own notebook for use at home and at school. Thank you for this opportunity and happy holidays to everyone here.

  • http://www.3amjosh.com 3amjosh

    I would donate one of the laptops to a local mission organization called Frazee Dream Center that is a training school for underpriveldged students where they get one on one tutoring for free from qualified tutors. They also host games and events to keep the students out of trouble and keep them motivated to finish school! This is an amazing thing for HP to do and I think it's great that whoever wins will give stuff away.

    I will also donate one of the laptops to my wife to use. She is a teacher, who all teachers are underpaid, and don't have enough equipment to use in their classrooms!

    Thanks so much for this oppurtunity!

    You said to post the e-mail in this post so my e-mail is:
    joshm82@gmail.com

  • http://www.3amjosh.com 3amjosh

    I would donate one of the laptops to a local mission organization called Frazee Dream Center that is a training school for underpriveldged students where they get one on one tutoring for free from qualified tutors. They also host games and events to keep the students out of trouble and keep them motivated to finish school! This is an amazing thing for HP to do and I think it's great that whoever wins will give stuff away.

    I will also donate one of the laptops to my wife to use. She is a teacher, who all teachers are underpaid, and don't have enough equipment to use in their classrooms!

    Thanks so much for this oppurtunity!

    You said to post the e-mail in this post so my e-mail is:
    joshm82@gmail.com

  • Jean D.

    I'd give the entire HP Magic treasure trove to John. He has the biggest heart of anyone I know, and he's a techie. He'd know how to set up a system for each recipient. Last month his apartment was burgled, and his electronics all went bye-bye. He needs a home computer for his full-time job search, and for whatever living he can make for himself until he finds that job.

    Great contest. Wow!

  • Jean D.

    I'd give the entire HP Magic treasure trove to John. He has the biggest heart of anyone I know, and he's a techie. He'd know how to set up a system for each recipient. Last month his apartment was burgled, and his electronics all went bye-bye. He needs a home computer for his full-time job search, and for whatever living he can make for himself until he finds that job.

    Great contest. Wow!

  • John Martin

    I would give one of the laptops to my brother who is a worship minister, and the other laptop to Straight Street in ROanoke VA a ministry setup for children to keep them on th the streets...

  • Mia F

    I would keep the TouchSmart IQ816 PC, the HDX 18 Notebook PC, the Photosmart printer and 564 Photo Value Pak to replace my old desktop and printer setup. The Pavilion dv4 would go to my brother because he’s always wanted a portable computer. The HP Mini 1000 would go to my niece who will be attending college soon. The Kung Fu Panda DVD would be a nice gift to my 7 year old nephew. Any remaining items will be divided between other family members.

  • John Martin

    I would give one of the laptops to my brother who is a worship minister, and the other laptop to Straight Street in ROanoke VA a ministry setup for children to keep them on th the streets...

  • Mia F

    I would keep the TouchSmart IQ816 PC, the HDX 18 Notebook PC, the Photosmart printer and 564 Photo Value Pak to replace my old desktop and printer setup. The Pavilion dv4 would go to my brother because he’s always wanted a portable computer. The HP Mini 1000 would go to my niece who will be attending college soon. The Kung Fu Panda DVD would be a nice gift to my 7 year old nephew. Any remaining items will be divided between other family members.

  • Phuc

    This is such a wonderful giveaway. If I were to win, there is no doubt I would give two of my closest friends a computer. They know me as a giving person and I know they deserve it. One of my friends is an education major and his current laptop is in horrible condition. I managed to fix it a couple of times, but issues came one after the next. It is unreliable and out of date. My other friend who is a geology major also needs a computer. Every student in college nowadays need a computer. And I feel like he really needs one. And finally the desktop will go to my little sister who is in the 3rd grade. It will help her get familiar with computers. She will able to do many activities on the computer. This is such a wonderful giveaway. Thanks

  • Phuc

    This is such a wonderful giveaway. If I were to win, there is no doubt I would give two of my closest friends a computer. They know me as a giving person and I know they deserve it. One of my friends is an education major and his current laptop is in horrible condition. I managed to fix it a couple of times, but issues came one after the next. It is unreliable and out of date. My other friend who is a geology major also needs a computer. Every student in college nowadays need a computer. And I feel like he really needs one. And finally the desktop will go to my little sister who is in the 3rd grade. It will help her get familiar with computers. She will able to do many activities on the computer. This is such a wonderful giveaway. Thanks

  • Ognjen

    I actually haven't thought about whom I would give the stuff to since I live by the motto "Jump first, they say HOP". I don't know whether that makes any sense but in my language it does. :D

    If I had to decide right now, I would give the TouchSmart to my parents, my dad who just got around
    to doing his Masters and my mom who spends quite a lot of time preparing for he classes
    [she is a highschool teacher]. They are both working with a laptop that is 8 YO and takes about 3 minutes to boot. One of the laptops would go to my sister, while the others as well as the Office licenses I would ask my mom to arrange some kind of giveaway at her school. The Media thing I really don't know what I would do with that since I really don't have an idea what that is but my dad would probably confiscate it. The DVDs and the Blue Ray would be given away to a library or something. I think I would not keep anything to myself since I already have a perfectly good setup but this would be an excellent way to share the joy this holiday season [but if I had to, it would be HP Mini].

  • Ognjen

    I actually haven't thought about whom I would give the stuff to since I live by the motto "Jump first, they say HOP". I don't know whether that makes any sense but in my language it does. :D

    If I had to decide right now, I would give the TouchSmart to my parents, my dad who just got around
    to doing his Masters and my mom who spends quite a lot of time preparing for he classes
    [she is a highschool teacher]. They are both working with a laptop that is 8 YO and takes about 3 minutes to boot. One of the laptops would go to my sister, while the others as well as the Office licenses I would ask my mom to arrange some kind of giveaway at her school. The Media thing I really don't know what I would do with that since I really don't have an idea what that is but my dad would probably confiscate it. The DVDs and the Blue Ray would be given away to a library or something. I think I would not keep anything to myself since I already have a perfectly good setup but this would be an excellent way to share the joy this holiday season [but if I had to, it would be HP Mini].

  • http://www.patricksays.net Patrick D.

    I would love to win this package. I would split it with my wife's church. They have been extremely kind to us and helped us with preschool for our oldest son when we really could not afford it. It'd be great to give them something back. Thank you.

  • http://www.patricksays.net Patrick D.

    I would love to win this package. I would split it with my wife's church. They have been extremely kind to us and helped us with preschool for our oldest son when we really could not afford it. It'd be great to give them something back. Thank you.

  • Donald H.

    If I won I would give one of the laptops to my daughter and the desktop to my son.

  • Donald H.

    If I won I would give one of the laptops to my daughter and the desktop to my son.

  • Mustaque Ullah

    Tis a treasure chest. I'd end up fitting a Linux operating system in the computers and giving them away to people who have taken care of me in difficult times (not genetic family; e.g. when I was homeless/kicked out), to spread the FOSS love and pragmatism. I would keep the HDX for home use and the Mini 1000 to take everywhere I go.
    The rest I have no use for (except a printer-I'd need a printer before going off to college in half a year...) so I'd give the Vista CD to a friend reluctant to use Linux. The Kung Fu Panda discs and the MediaSmart Connect I'll give to my friend whose dad passed away a few days ago... I don't know of anyone who would need or want Windows Live or VideoStudio, though...
    Then Office 2007 and one of the computers would go to a small village in Bangladesh where my parents used to live. I'm sure they'll appreciate it.

  • Mustaque Ullah

    Tis a treasure chest. I'd end up fitting a Linux operating system in the computers and giving them away to people who have taken care of me in difficult times (not genetic family; e.g. when I was homeless/kicked out), to spread the FOSS love and pragmatism. I would keep the HDX for home use and the Mini 1000 to take everywhere I go.
    The rest I have no use for (except a printer-I'd need a printer before going off to college in half a year...) so I'd give the Vista CD to a friend reluctant to use Linux. The Kung Fu Panda discs and the MediaSmart Connect I'll give to my friend whose dad passed away a few days ago... I don't know of anyone who would need or want Windows Live or VideoStudio, though...
    Then Office 2007 and one of the computers would go to a small village in Bangladesh where my parents used to live. I'm sure they'll appreciate it.

  • Piedone

    Great contest.

  • Piedone

    Great contest.

  • John Darrow

    My friend Robin is a college librarian and some time back asked advice on getting a laptop. I think I would give one of the laptops to her.

    I serve as secretary of several nonprofit Boards, so the mini laptop would be ideal for me to take minutes at those meetings.

    With the coming February cutover to digital TV broadcasting, the Touchsmart with its ATSC tuner would likely replace an analog TV here (and likely use less electricity.)

  • John Darrow

    My friend Robin is a college librarian and some time back asked advice on getting a laptop. I think I would give one of the laptops to her.

    I serve as secretary of several nonprofit Boards, so the mini laptop would be ideal for me to take minutes at those meetings.

    With the coming February cutover to digital TV broadcasting, the Touchsmart with its ATSC tuner would likely replace an analog TV here (and likely use less electricity.)

  • Stadi

    I would share the computers with my family. I always have to take care of my brothers' and mother's computers and this way maybe I would not have to do that for months. The Touchsmart would look great in the living room.

  • Stadi

    I would share the computers with my family. I always have to take care of my brothers' and mother's computers and this way maybe I would not have to do that for months. The Touchsmart would look great in the living room.

  • Michael Chen

    As i was surfing the web today, i came across http://www.hp.com/united-states/campaigns/blogger-magic/. Since this contest is opened to anyone, i said to myself to give it a go, there is nothing to lose. If i was to be the winning person,
    I would like give my mom the HP Touchsmart because my mom loves to watch drama shows but our tv is like 15 years old, one of those JVC big fat old TV, pretty much outdated to today technology with all the HD TV. Giving her the HP Touchsmart would improve her media entertainment allowing her to enjoy all the shows she wants in higher video and sound quality, that will be a magic that she will never forget. I would love to also share 2 of the laptops with my family relatives who moved here to the US from China because they only work enough for their daily activity so having laptops in their home helps them with their work and entertainment. As for myself, I would sell the rest for low price so people can get the thing they want without spending a lot of money on them. So a little magic for them too. The money I earn would help me in college.

    Michael Chen

  • Michael Chen

    As i was surfing the web today, i came across http://www.hp.com/united-states/campaigns/blogger-magic/. Since this contest is opened to anyone, i said to myself to give it a go, there is nothing to lose. If i was to be the winning person,
    I would like give my mom the HP Touchsmart because my mom loves to watch drama shows but our tv is like 15 years old, one of those JVC big fat old TV, pretty much outdated to today technology with all the HD TV. Giving her the HP Touchsmart would improve her media entertainment allowing her to enjoy all the shows she wants in higher video and sound quality, that will be a magic that she will never forget. I would love to also share 2 of the laptops with my family relatives who moved here to the US from China because they only work enough for their daily activity so having laptops in their home helps them with their work and entertainment. As for myself, I would sell the rest for low price so people can get the thing they want without spending a lot of money on them. So a little magic for them too. The money I earn would help me in college.

    Michael Chen

  • Dhananjay Singh

    This is all I want for this Christmas. I hope you guys turn out to be my Santa Claus. And of course, the goods here would help me replace my aging PC!

  • Dhananjay Singh

    This is all I want for this Christmas. I hope you guys turn out to be my Santa Claus. And of course, the goods here would help me replace my aging PC!

  • Paul b

    I would love to give my mom a laptop for chrismas as she has never had a computer in her life the HP Pavilion dv4 series Entertainment Notebook PC would be perfict for her first computer. I don't have the money. as I'm out of work. but shes done so much for me in my lfe i would love to see her smile this christmas. thanks

  • Paul b

    I would love to give my mom a laptop for chrismas as she has never had a computer in her life the HP Pavilion dv4 series Entertainment Notebook PC would be perfict for her first computer. I don't have the money. as I'm out of work. but shes done so much for me in my lfe i would love to see her smile this christmas. thanks

  • http://pinoycontests.blogspot.com pinoycontests

    I'm about to launch a public relations consultancy firm that will give pro bono services to various charities and foundations. Having HP computers will be a helpful boost to jumpstart my advocacy in promoting note-worthy projects of organizations such as the Virlanie Foundation (http://www.virlanie.org/), which aims to shelter street children in Manila. I will also donate the extra computers to them, providing them with valuable tools in communicating with donors all over the world. Overall, the HP package will put to good use, supporting not just my noble cause but others' as well.

  • http://pinoycontests.blogspot.com pinoycontests

    I'm about to launch a public relations consultancy firm that will give pro bono services to various charities and foundations. Having HP computers will be a helpful boost to jumpstart my advocacy in promoting note-worthy projects of organizations such as the Virlanie Foundation (http://www.virlanie.org/), which aims to shelter street children in Manila. I will also donate the extra computers to them, providing them with valuable tools in communicating with donors all over the world. Overall, the HP package will put to good use, supporting not just my noble cause but others' as well.

  • Roberto Sonnino

    If I win this prize, I'd like to share it with the organization that helps the victims from the rains in the south of Brazil that damaged the lives of many people. These computers would help them to organize the information on victims and donations and finally help them rebuild their lives in a more efficient way.

  • Roberto Sonnino

    If I win this prize, I'd like to share it with the organization that helps the victims from the rains in the south of Brazil that damaged the lives of many people. These computers would help them to organize the information on victims and donations and finally help them rebuild their lives in a more efficient way.

  • http://nuke1.net/users/laaabaseball Kurt Wismer (laaabaseball)

    I would give one of the laptops to my brother, as he is the only one in my family without a laptop. I would give the Photosmart to my other brother, because he could use for all of his school projects (he's a smart kid)! The DVD i would donate to a Toy Drive, because although the DVD would be of no use to me, it could brighten a young child's life for several days, and he would watch it over and over, probably giggling, and be able to find happiness in a less plentiful environment. I am a Cinema/Television major, and I would use the Desktop and Corel software to further my education. The HP desktop would be a major improvement over my 6 year old Dell.

  • http://nuke1.net/users/laaabaseball Kurt Wismer (laaabaseball)

    I would give one of the laptops to my brother, as he is the only one in my family without a laptop. I would give the Photosmart to my other brother, because he could use for all of his school projects (he's a smart kid)! The DVD i would donate to a Toy Drive, because although the DVD would be of no use to me, it could brighten a young child's life for several days, and he would watch it over and over, probably giggling, and be able to find happiness in a less plentiful environment. I am a Cinema/Television major, and I would use the Desktop and Corel software to further my education. The HP desktop would be a major improvement over my 6 year old Dell.

  • OeL

    If ever i win this contest, I would give the pc to my sister since she's turning 18 this month (dec 29). We are never really close to each other and we often just fight when we see each other. But still, she's my sister. And it's about time i give her gratitude being my sister, for the past 18 years she's been there. I hope that would solve our conflicts.

    Then, me and my brother would share the hdx18 and mini as a reward to ourselves since we're both studying hard just to keep up with the requirements of our scholarships. I will give the media smart to my parents because both of them are becoming workaholics that they sometimes forget to relax and have quality time with us. I hope having that entertainment gadget help. We really miss them.

    And lastly, I will give the Pavillion to Mars. He is our helper here at home and he's from Mindanao (an island here at the Philippines). He's smart but he has to work for us just to earn a living because their town at Mindanao is at war. He's muslim so i really don't know if he ever had the chance to celebrate christmas back there. He hates christmas but i dont know why since he never really talked about it. I hope the computer could help him a lot and also for him to realize that christmas is actually great. Christmas is not just for us right?

  • OeL

    If ever i win this contest, I would give the pc to my sister since she's turning 18 this month (dec 29). We are never really close to each other and we often just fight when we see each other. But still, she's my sister. And it's about time i give her gratitude being my sister, for the past 18 years she's been there. I hope that would solve our conflicts.

    Then, me and my brother would share the hdx18 and mini as a reward to ourselves since we're both studying hard just to keep up with the requirements of our scholarships. I will give the media smart to my parents because both of them are becoming workaholics that they sometimes forget to relax and have quality time with us. I hope having that entertainment gadget help. We really miss them.

    And lastly, I will give the Pavillion to Mars. He is our helper here at home and he's from Mindanao (an island here at the Philippines). He's smart but he has to work for us just to earn a living because their town at Mindanao is at war. He's muslim so i really don't know if he ever had the chance to celebrate christmas back there. He hates christmas but i dont know why since he never really talked about it. I hope the computer could help him a lot and also for him to realize that christmas is actually great. Christmas is not just for us right?

  • Natasha DeWitt

    My reasons for wanting to win this contest is difficult to right because as I write the words they become more realistic. Please believe me when I tell the hardships my family has endured. First My mom lost her father and a younger and older brother within a 3 year span. It has been hard on her and I see her cry when she talks about them. Shortly after this she became disabled, she won't tell us everything she has or if it was the deaths of her family members, but I do know she has agoraphobia. I am 23 and I have 2 more sisters one who is 22 and one who will be 16 shortly. I have cancer and just had my cervex removed. My 22 year old sister is disabled with melonoma cancer, which is weird because she has never liked being in the sun. She is also agoraphobic. Myself and my 22 year old sister have a very rare blood disorder called inherited Dysfibrinogenemia. They say they don't know alot about the disease. But I think it is causing the cancer in us. There are only about 300 people in the entire world who have this form of the disease. If I won this contest I would give my mom and my sisters computers. Because mom and sis doesn't leave the house and this way they could have a life to read the news or anything they choose. My youngest sister stays at home for e-schooling on a computer because she has to be here to help my disabled family if something happens. Please let me pay it forward and help my family. Please, I know some of you think that this is a fake plea. But it isn't. All of what I have told you is true. Please let me win.

  • Natasha DeWitt

    My reasons for wanting to win this contest is difficult to right because as I write the words they become more realistic. Please believe me when I tell the hardships my family has endured. First My mom lost her father and a younger and older brother within a 3 year span. It has been hard on her and I see her cry when she talks about them. Shortly after this she became disabled, she won't tell us everything she has or if it was the deaths of her family members, but I do know she has agoraphobia. I am 23 and I have 2 more sisters one who is 22 and one who will be 16 shortly. I have cancer and just had my cervex removed. My 22 year old sister is disabled with melonoma cancer, which is weird because she has never liked being in the sun. She is also agoraphobic. Myself and my 22 year old sister have a very rare blood disorder called inherited Dysfibrinogenemia. They say they don't know alot about the disease. But I think it is causing the cancer in us. There are only about 300 people in the entire world who have this form of the disease. If I won this contest I would give my mom and my sisters computers. Because mom and sis doesn't leave the house and this way they could have a life to read the news or anything they choose. My youngest sister stays at home for e-schooling on a computer because she has to be here to help my disabled family if something happens. Please let me pay it forward and help my family. Please, I know some of you think that this is a fake plea. But it isn't. All of what I have told you is true. Please let me win.

  • Desirae

    My name is Desirae and if I were to win this amazing giveaway, I would love to share it in a few different ways.

    First, I would like to share one of the computers with a group of soldiers that have been deployed and are not able to communicate with their families during this holiday season.

    Second I would like to share one of the computers with my parents. They own their own business and are the hardest working people I know. My son, their grandson, just turned one and I would like them to have one of the computers so that I can share more pictures and home videos with them. Not too mention, it would help them enjoy their hobbies more.

    I, of course, would love this package, specifically the Touchsmart. I am starting to scrapbook and it looks like an amazing tool.

  • Desirae

    My name is Desirae and if I were to win this amazing giveaway, I would love to share it in a few different ways.

    First, I would like to share one of the computers with a group of soldiers that have been deployed and are not able to communicate with their families during this holiday season.

    Second I would like to share one of the computers with my parents. They own their own business and are the hardest working people I know. My son, their grandson, just turned one and I would like them to have one of the computers so that I can share more pictures and home videos with them. Not too mention, it would help them enjoy their hobbies more.

    I, of course, would love this package, specifically the Touchsmart. I am starting to scrapbook and it looks like an amazing tool.

  • Juan Miguel Tirona

    As cheesy as it sounds, the kids I teach at our local parish would enjoy the "HP TouchSmart IQ816 AIO Desktop PC". I've really no clue about its specs, but anything's better than those broken-*** stuff they use now.

  • Juan Miguel Tirona

    As cheesy as it sounds, the kids I teach at our local parish would enjoy the "HP TouchSmart IQ816 AIO Desktop PC". I've really no clue about its specs, but anything's better than those broken-*** stuff they use now.

  • Sean Shi

    I would like to give the prize to Olin College of Engineering. We are a very new and innovative college, with a mission to redefine how engineering is taught. All of our engineering course are project heavy and involve a lot of hands on learning. As our school is only 300 students, I know this prize will be be greatly appreciated/beneficial to the college. Thanks for running the competition!

  • Sean Shi

    I would like to give the prize to Olin College of Engineering. We are a very new and innovative college, with a mission to redefine how engineering is taught. All of our engineering course are project heavy and involve a lot of hands on learning. As our school is only 300 students, I know this prize will be be greatly appreciated/beneficial to the college. Thanks for running the competition!

  • http://www.kameko.mw Estelle Vorster

    With this amazing package for grabs
    I would firstly thank the sponsors for this opportunity for everyone.
    Then a little quick information we do a lot of sponsoring here in Malawi (Africa) to the community that cannot afford it.
    with this magnificent prices i would donate to a orphanage near pay us calle Thekelani Village (10 years old there they take children in from small to 18 months old and they educate, feed and teach them on the same facility until university entrance. so we r at this moment sponsoring to help build more buildings for them as the eldest one has now reached 11 years old and they need to upgrade, so this will help their computer workshop tremendously thank u once again 4 this opportunity

  • http://www.kameko.mw Estelle Vorster

    With this amazing package for grabs
    I would firstly thank the sponsors for this opportunity for everyone.
    Then a little quick information we do a lot of sponsoring here in Malawi (Africa) to the community that cannot afford it.
    with this magnificent prices i would donate to a orphanage near pay us calle Thekelani Village (10 years old there they take children in from small to 18 months old and they educate, feed and teach them on the same facility until university entrance. so we r at this moment sponsoring to help build more buildings for them as the eldest one has now reached 11 years old and they need to upgrade, so this will help their computer workshop tremendously thank u once again 4 this opportunity

  • Carolyn G

    I would keep one for myself. My sister would get a computer and then I would send one to a homeless shelter in West Palm Beach where I used to work.

  • Carolyn G

    I would keep one for myself. My sister would get a computer and then I would send one to a homeless shelter in West Palm Beach where I used to work.

  • Irvin Walser

    I'd give the HP TouchSmart IQ816 AIO Desktop PC and HP Photosmart C6380 Wireless AIO multifunction to my daughter to help her run her home-based business. I'd share the HP MediaSmart Connect digital media receiver with family and friends. I'd give the HP Pavilion dv4 series Entertainment Notebook PC and the Kung Fu Panda DVD to a non-profit organization for children. I would keep the rest of the prize package for my wife and myself.

  • Irvin Walser

    I'd give the HP TouchSmart IQ816 AIO Desktop PC and HP Photosmart C6380 Wireless AIO multifunction to my daughter to help her run her home-based business. I'd share the HP MediaSmart Connect digital media receiver with family and friends. I'd give the HP Pavilion dv4 series Entertainment Notebook PC and the Kung Fu Panda DVD to a non-profit organization for children. I would keep the rest of the prize package for my wife and myself.

  • http://proyecto75232.wordpress.com Zark

    All the MAGIC to the hypnotoad.

    And the rest for my family.

  • http://proyecto75232.wordpress.com Zark

    All the MAGIC to the hypnotoad.

    And the rest for my family.

  • Michael

    Greetings,
    My family has had a really tough year. First, my mother lost her home to fire, about a year ago. Insurance rebuilt the home, but she lost everything. I would share with her, because she has not been able to replace the one she lost. Second, I have been unemployed sine January. My wife and kids have encouraged and supported me in going back to school full time.
    And that leads me to this, My daughter is a freshman at college with a partial scholarship for photography and design. This would really help her in her degree. with our financial situation we have not been able to support her the way we would like.
    Thank you

  • Michael

    Greetings,
    My family has had a really tough year. First, my mother lost her home to fire, about a year ago. Insurance rebuilt the home, but she lost everything. I would share with her, because she has not been able to replace the one she lost. Second, I have been unemployed sine January. My wife and kids have encouraged and supported me in going back to school full time.
    And that leads me to this, My daughter is a freshman at college with a partial scholarship for photography and design. This would really help her in her degree. with our financial situation we have not been able to support her the way we would like.
    Thank you

  • http://www.techsweek.com Ersan Genc

    I would save the HDX and the desktop for myself, because my desktop at home is 8 years old and it takes an awful lot of time to just boot it and for the HDX; because I study at an university out of my home city and because I stay in a dormitory with no public computers to use, I would use it to spend my free time and do my school assignments and homework.

    As for the netbook, I would give it to my father who works as a lawyer and has to write a lot of documents, and as for the dv4, I would give it to my mom who definitely wants so much to learn to use a computer.

    I would give the Office package to my brother who takes a lot of time just writing his thesis and university stuff.

    I would give the printer to my neighbour, who does not have a printer.

    I would give the Corel video editing program to my neighbour's grandfather, because he loves to shoot some videos of his family and I think he would love to edit them personally.

  • http://www.techsweek.com Ersan Genc

    I would save the HDX and the desktop for myself, because my desktop at home is 8 years old and it takes an awful lot of time to just boot it and for the HDX; because I study at an university out of my home city and because I stay in a dormitory with no public computers to use, I would use it to spend my free time and do my school assignments and homework.

    As for the netbook, I would give it to my father who works as a lawyer and has to write a lot of documents, and as for the dv4, I would give it to my mom who definitely wants so much to learn to use a computer.

    I would give the Office package to my brother who takes a lot of time just writing his thesis and university stuff.

    I would give the printer to my neighbour, who does not have a printer.

    I would give the Corel video editing program to my neighbour's grandfather, because he loves to shoot some videos of his family and I think he would love to edit them personally.

  • Ver Ivanz Gabinete

    I thank HP for this opportunity. HP probably is the best product in the world. I am sure that these prizes will make everyone happy this holiday season so these would be my plans:

    First, I will keep the HP DV4 laptop to replace my "ancient" laptop with a P3 750MHz processor and 20gig hard drive and 128 MB Ram and 20 minutes battery life.. It would be a very great help for my work as a part time graphic artist and a field engineer who always need a powerful laptop on the go. I will also share it with my little brothers and sisters when I am at home. Also, I will give them my old laptop.I am the eldest in the family and I have 6 brothers and sisters.

    Second, I will give the HP mini 1000 and the printer to my sister who is about to take college next semester. It would be a very great help for her. I always wanted to give
    my family a good life since we are not that well-off in life. I want to give them something that they will not forget this Christmas.

    Third, I really want to share the blessing to everyone but there are a few devices left to share, instead of just giving these to several persons only, this will be my plan so that more people can experience the spirit of Christmas.
    I will facilitate a fund raising campaign in the form of a raffle. I will sell raffle tickets and the remaining devices will be the prizes. In this way, once I have earned enough money, probably bigger than the resale value of these devices, I will buy gifts for the poor families in my town who don't even have enough money to buy food to celebrate Christmas as they live only on the streets. I always felt pity for them. I want to help them but I don't have enough funds. I would like to be a Santa Claus for them. I will buy grocery items/food/clothing/candies and I will distribute my blessings to them, specially those street childrens who haven't experienced celebrating Christmas and receiving Gifts. Some of them are as young as 4 years old, some are even younger who just rely on eating left-over
    foods from the garbage. It breaks my heart when I see them. I still thank GOD that even I consider my self poor, I am still lucky because I still eat three times a day, I can't imagine myself living in that kind of situation. We are always complaining about little things in life but we always forget that we are so much blessed and there are more unfortunate persons other than us, so be thankful to God. I live in the
    Philippines and there are so many less fortunate persons here. I really dreamed that someday, I can put a smile in their hearts this Christmas, and if ever I will win these
    packages, I will be the happiest person in the world because I now have a chance to bring those less fortunate a chance to celebrate and feel the spirit of Christmas at least once in
    their life.

    Here are the pictures of the street childrens and poor families on our country.

    http://www.abroaderview.org/images/philipines/street-children-philippines.jpg
    http://www.mindanao.com/images/streetkids.jpg
    http://www.hobotraveler.com/blogphotos01/207-432-starbucks-philippines-street-children.jpg
    http://blog.compassion.com/wp-content/uploads/2008/04/indonesia-children-garbage-dump.jpg
    http://www.pbase.com/image/61886840/original.jpg

    They are not the actual pictures as I don't have a camera. But I am willing to show pictures of them with a smile on their faces once I have given them the gifts. God Bless Us All...

  • Ver Ivanz Gabinete

    I thank HP for this opportunity. HP probably is the best product in the world. I am sure that these prizes will make everyone happy this holiday season so these would be my plans:

    First, I will keep the HP DV4 laptop to replace my "ancient" laptop with a P3 750MHz processor and 20gig hard drive and 128 MB Ram and 20 minutes battery life.. It would be a very great help for my work as a part time graphic artist and a field engineer who always need a powerful laptop on the go. I will also share it with my little brothers and sisters when I am at home. Also, I will give them my old laptop.I am the eldest in the family and I have 6 brothers and sisters.

    Second, I will give the HP mini 1000 and the printer to my sister who is about to take college next semester. It would be a very great help for her. I always wanted to give
    my family a good life since we are not that well-off in life. I want to give them something that they will not forget this Christmas.

    Third, I really want to share the blessing to everyone but there are a few devices left to share, instead of just giving these to several persons only, this will be my plan so that more people can experience the spirit of Christmas.
    I will facilitate a fund raising campaign in the form of a raffle. I will sell raffle tickets and the remaining devices will be the prizes. In this way, once I have earned enough money, probably bigger than the resale value of these devices, I will buy gifts for the poor families in my town who don't even have enough money to buy food to celebrate Christmas as they live only on the streets. I always felt pity for them. I want to help them but I don't have enough funds. I would like to be a Santa Claus for them. I will buy grocery items/food/clothing/candies and I will distribute my blessings to them, specially those street childrens who haven't experienced celebrating Christmas and receiving Gifts. Some of them are as young as 4 years old, some are even younger who just rely on eating left-over
    foods from the garbage. It breaks my heart when I see them. I still thank GOD that even I consider my self poor, I am still lucky because I still eat three times a day, I can't imagine myself living in that kind of situation. We are always complaining about little things in life but we always forget that we are so much blessed and there are more unfortunate persons other than us, so be thankful to God. I live in the
    Philippines and there are so many less fortunate persons here. I really dreamed that someday, I can put a smile in their hearts this Christmas, and if ever I will win these
    packages, I will be the happiest person in the world because I now have a chance to bring those less fortunate a chance to celebrate and feel the spirit of Christmas at least once in
    their life.

    Here are the pictures of the street childrens and poor families on our country.

    http://www.abroaderview.org/images/philipines/street-children-philippines.jpg
    http://www.mindanao.com/images/streetkids.jpg
    http://www.hobotraveler.com/blogphotos01/207-432-starbucks-philippines-street-children.jpg
    http://blog.compassion.com/wp-content/uploads/2008/04/indonesia-children-garbage-dump.jpg
    http://www.pbase.com/image/61886840/original.jpg

    They are not the actual pictures as I don't have a camera. But I am willing to show pictures of them with a smile on their faces once I have given them the gifts. God Bless Us All...

  • Jonathan

    I would give one to every member of my family!

  • Jonathan

    I would give one to every member of my family!

  • avraham

    printer would go to a family I know who are new immigrants and don't have much money, a laptop I'm thinking about my roomate, his fell ad broke the screen, I'm not sure if I keep the laptop or the desktop, but the other one would go to some poor family (I could give to charity and they would then give to someone, so I figured I could just do it directly)

  • avraham

    printer would go to a family I know who are new immigrants and don't have much money, a laptop I'm thinking about my roomate, his fell ad broke the screen, I'm not sure if I keep the laptop or the desktop, but the other one would go to some poor family (I could give to charity and they would then give to someone, so I figured I could just do it directly)

  • http://www.themediaguru.co.cc carrotmadman6

    I’ll want to create a University of Mauritius society where all the laptops, netbook, PC & printer will be available to needy students for use, free of charge.
    I’ve seen that many students need to queue up at a local internet café so that they can use the PCs there (standing!) & then pay for the printing.
    However by creating a University-funded society, this should help to alleviate some of their problems.
    & I’m also thinking of setting up a “geek-squad” of volunteers so that they can help speed up any presentations, documents typing for these students. Thanks again for the giveaway! :)

  • http://www.themediaguru.co.cc carrotmadman6

    I’ll want to create a University of Mauritius society where all the laptops, netbook, PC & printer will be available to needy students for use, free of charge.
    I’ve seen that many students need to queue up at a local internet café so that they can use the PCs there (standing!) & then pay for the printing.
    However by creating a University-funded society, this should help to alleviate some of their problems.
    & I’m also thinking of setting up a “geek-squad” of volunteers so that they can help speed up any presentations, documents typing for these students. Thanks again for the giveaway! :)

  • david

    ill give away to friends and family
    HP TouchSmart IQ816 PC,HP Pavilion dv4 series Entertainment Notebook PC (with Windows Live),
    HP Photosmart C6380 Wireless AIO (printer).

    ill would like the mini and maybe the HP HDX 18 series Premium Notebook PC

  • david

    ill give away to friends and family
    HP TouchSmart IQ816 PC,HP Pavilion dv4 series Entertainment Notebook PC (with Windows Live),
    HP Photosmart C6380 Wireless AIO (printer).

    ill would like the mini and maybe the HP HDX 18 series Premium Notebook PC

  • Nathan Weller

    I work in IT for a living, so I hear from lots of people who could use a new pc.

    However, I haven't heard from my college roommate for a year or two because his pc got stolen. I'd give him the pavilion laptop so he could get back online.

    I built a pc for my sister a few years ago that's growing long in the tooth, and her printer has been broken since her last apartment move. She could get the touchsmart or the other laptop, I'm not sure what she'd want now. She could also use a copy of office for her work.

    I'm mainly interested in the Mini 1000, even though it's one of the more inexpensive prizes, the whole netbook category has been interesting me. I'm sure myself and my wife would make great use of it around the house with the wireless connection.

    I'm sure I could find other worthy people from my church, work, or daily life who would benefit from a fresh technology item.

  • Nathan Weller

    I work in IT for a living, so I hear from lots of people who could use a new pc.

    However, I haven't heard from my college roommate for a year or two because his pc got stolen. I'd give him the pavilion laptop so he could get back online.

    I built a pc for my sister a few years ago that's growing long in the tooth, and her printer has been broken since her last apartment move. She could get the touchsmart or the other laptop, I'm not sure what she'd want now. She could also use a copy of office for her work.

    I'm mainly interested in the Mini 1000, even though it's one of the more inexpensive prizes, the whole netbook category has been interesting me. I'm sure myself and my wife would make great use of it around the house with the wireless connection.

    I'm sure I could find other worthy people from my church, work, or daily life who would benefit from a fresh technology item.

  • Shan

    Thanks for giving me an opportunity to participate in this wonderful contest. Wish you all the best in spreading the festival warmth.

    I am a firm believer of the old proverb: “Give a man a fish and you feed him for a day. Teach a man to fish and you feed him for a lifetime”. As a lecturer of finance working in a developing country, I have been captivated by microfinance - making finance available to the real poor. While microfinance has put a lot of money in the hands of the poor, they have little training on how to use them effectively. I, along with a group of friends, are planning to create a platform that will educate them on the basics of banking, personal finance, saving do’s-and-dont’s etc. We will design CDs in various local languages that will train them on these fundamental ideas.

    The laptops with original Windows OS, the Corel software and the mediacenter will all be a great help in creating these learning packages. While I have a basic printer for my everyday needs, the Photosmart printer will really be a blessing for this endeavour. More importantly, these gifts will also help us channel our limited funds on other non-infrastructure requirements (including building distribution channels). After the venture is stabilized, we intend to identify rural entrepreneurs who are willing to take up training as a career and gift them the laptops along with complete access to our learning material.

    As for the remaining gadgets: I will gift the Touchsmart, which frankly is a luxury, to my wonderful parents for the countless sacrifices they have made. The mini, I will gift to my adorable neice who is just discovering the joy of computers. I will gift the KungFu DVD pack to my boss’s son (my boss helped me identify my calling in life - teaching).

  • Shan

    Thanks for giving me an opportunity to participate in this wonderful contest. Wish you all the best in spreading the festival warmth.

    I am a firm believer of the old proverb: “Give a man a fish and you feed him for a day. Teach a man to fish and you feed him for a lifetime”. As a lecturer of finance working in a developing country, I have been captivated by microfinance - making finance available