Neowin Give-away: 31 Days of the Dragon

Update (May 20): Neowin's competition starts today!

Over the years, Neowin has been in a position to give away some pretty neat software titles, usually in October when it's our birthday but nothing compares to what we are able to offer our members this month.

The good people at Buzzcorps and HP have made really topped the bill with this give-away.
31 sites will be giving away a HP Pavilion HDX 9000 "Dragon" Entertainment Notebook every day, starting from 9th of May till the 8th of June. Each site will have their own unique competition and ideas about giving it away, we at Neowin are finalizing our competition details and we'll have more on that this week. Someone will be selected on the 27th of May as a winner here on Neowin and after we've reviewed it and restored it back to factory settings it will be shipped out to that lucky winner!

Here's a brief run down of the specs:

  • Operating system: Windows Vista Ultimate (64-bit)
  • Processor: Intel Core2 Extreme Processor X9000 (2.80GHz, 6MB L2 Cache, 800MHz FSB)
  • Display: 20.1″ diagonal WUXGA High-Definition HP Ultra Brightview Widescreen (1920×1200)
  • 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® PRO/Wireless 4965AGN Network Connection and Bluetooth™
  • Hard Drive: 500GB 5400RPM SATA Dual Hard Drive (250GB x 2)
  • Optical: 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

The excitement doesn't stop there, HP and Buzzcorps have thought about what you're supposed to do ith a powerhouse like this and decided to chuck in a ton of software and games:

Microsoft Office 2007, Corel PaintShop Pro Photo X2, Corel Painter 4, Ulead VideoStudio 11.5 Plus, Viva Pinata, Microsoft Flight Simulator X, Microsoft Flight Simulator X Acceleration Expansion Pack, Gears of War, Pirates of the Caribbean – The Curse of the Black Pearl and Dead Man's Chest, At World's End (Blu Ray)

The competition works like this. The 31 machines are distributed amongst 31 technology blogs - some you probably read already and some you might not have heard of. Each blog will draw a winner on each day starting from May 9 to June 8. How each blog will pick a winner is unique but they will only accept entries starting from 7 days before the draw. Going to each blog to submit an entry is allowed and encouraged.

Link: 31 Days of the Dragon, Contest agenda and details

Here is the iCal download for the competition, thanks to Long Zheng for making this available:


Stay tuned for our competition details, and check out the other sites for theirs!

* This in an international competition!

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