31 Days of the Dragon – Win an HP HDX Dragon Notebook!

Update: We have a winner! Please be sure to checkout the other contests!

It’s only fitting that one of the biggest notebooks I’ve ever seen, is sponsoring one of the biggest contests I’ve ever seen. HP has partnered with BuzzCorp and 31 sites to give away 31 HP HDX Pavilion Entertainment Notebooks! (a.k.a. The Dragon) 31 days, 31 sites, 31 notebook prize packages. This is HUGE!

As configured, the retail value of the notebook is $4,500. Including movies and software from other partners the total price if purchased would be $5,196! That’s over $160,000 in total prizes to be awarded!


Yes, we’re one of the participating 31 sites, and you can win one here! Find more details on the system, and how you can win yours after the break.

Each of the following 31 sites will run a 7 day contest. Contests will vary, so be sure to check each site for details during the contest period. Each site is responsible for notifying and announcing their winners:

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

Update: Our contest is live! Details here.

Our contest starts May 13th and the winner will be announced May 20th. We’ll also have a complete review of this system posted soon.

HP Pavilion HDX Entertainment Notebook prize specifications:
Operating system: Genuine Windows Vista Ultimate (64-bit)
Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM)2 Extreme Processor X9000 (2.80GHz, 6MB L2 Cache, 800MHz FSB)
Display: 20.1″ diagonal WUXGA High-Definition HP Ultra Brightview Widescreen (1920×1200)-“True HD” 1080p resolution
Memory: 4GB DDR2 System Memory (2 Dimm)
Graphics Card: 512MB NVIDIA GeForce 8800M GTS
Personalization: HP Imprint Finish (Dragon) + Fingerprint Reader + Webcam + Microphone
Networking: Intel(R) PRO/Wireless 4965AGN Network Connection and Bluetooth(TM)
Hard Drive: 500GB 5400RPM SATA Dual Hard Drive (250GB x 2)
Primary CD/DVD Drive: Blu-Ray ROM with SuperMulti DVD+/-R/RW Double Layer
TV & Entertainment Experience: Integrated HP HDTV Hybrid TV Tuner and 4 Altec Lansing speakers + the HP Triple Bass Reflex subwoofer
Primary Battery: 9 Cell Lithium Ion Battery

Additional media:
Microsoft Office – $225 retail value (eval copy)
Corel PaintShop Pro X2 – $73.99 retail value (eval copy)
Corel Painter Essentials – $79.99 retail value (eval copy)
Corel Ulead Video Studio Plus 11.5 – $79.95 retail value (eval copy)
Symantec Norton Internet Security – $69.99 retail value (eval copy)
Viva Piñata – $37.99 retail value (eval copy)
Microsoft Flight Sim – $44.99 retail value (eval copy)
Microsoft Flight Sim Expansion Pack – $34.99 retail value (eval copy)
Gears of War – $49.99 retail value (eval copy)
Pirates of the Caribbean – The Curse of the Black Pearl – Blu Ray – $22.95 retail value (eval copy)
Pirates of the Caribbean – Dead Man’s Chest- Blu Ray – $22.95 retail value (eval copy)
Pirates of the Caribbean – At World’s End – Blue Ray – $22.95 retail value (eval copy)

Taxes: Buzz Corps will make a payment directly to the winner to offset their tax burden.


(picture credit to notebooks.com)

If you have any questions, post them in the comments and we’ll do our best to answer them.

Special thanks to HP and BuzzCorps for making this promotion possible. Don’t forget to check out the other sites, and good luck!

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Update: Links to each contest, rules, and the winners when announced!

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