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Bleeding Edge TV 309: HP Vivienne Tam edition vs HP Mini 1000 netbook

The edition digital clutch netbook, designed for fashion-concious women on the go, is definitely an eye-catching piece of tech. However, the HP Mini 1000 netbook is pretty much the exact same computer, minus the fancy peony flowers and striking red finish. We give you a look at both in this episode, showing you all the key differences, so you can decide on which you want to pick up. Some people are fine with basic functionality, while others most certainly want a laptop that people will notice. You can find both in the HP Store. Check out the video for the full scoop.


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HP Mini Vivienne Tam Edition gallery

Vivienne Tam Mini design

We were able to spend some time with an Mini Edition netbook (or, digital clutch as HP is calling it,) and thought the product was nice enough to warrant a photo gallery. We’ve snapped eighteen up-close-and-personal images of the Vivienne Tam Edition equivalent of the HP Mini 1000, and we have them available for you to view in our Vivienne Tam gallery. We will be bringing you much more on the HP Mini Vivienne Tam Edition, including videos and interviews with the people behind the product, but for now, enjoy the images.

Oh, and if you are interested in purchasing the Vivienne Tam Edition, here are a few links:

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Gallery: HP Mini Vivienne Tam Edition gallery


HP Mini 1000 Giveaway: We have a winner

We’ve got a winner, ladies and gents. Gear Live member uglyfido left a comment in our HP Mini 1000 giveaway, which turned out to be our random pick. We’ve already confirmed his address and all that, so this one is officially in the books!

Stay tuned though, as we will be launching yet another giveaway contest next week!


Reminder: Last day to enter out HP Mini 1000 notebook giveaway

Just a PSA for all you late-comers, today is the last day to enter our HP Mini 1000 giveaway, which stems from our HP Magic Giveaway. To recap, you can win an HP Mini 1000 (with Windows XP installed,) Microsoft Office 2007, Corel VideoStudio X, and Kung-Fu Panda on DVD. All you need to do is enter to win. You have until 11:59 PST tonight.

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Gear Live Magic Giveaway: HP Mini 1000, Office 2007, Kung Fu Panda, VideoStudio X

HP Mini 1000

So, our HP Magic Giveaway winner was awesome enough to give back to the community, thus invoking a second giveaway. We’ve got an HP Mini 1000 here, along with a bunch of software as well. Specifically, here’s the prize package:

We’re going to use the same entrance criteria that we used last time, since that seemed to work so well. Here’s how to enter to win:

  1. If you don’t have one already, sign up for a Gear Live account
  2. If you don’t have one already, sign up for a Twitter account
  3. Add the Gear Live Twitter account to your follow list
  4. On Twitter, post a tweet about our contest and link to this page. In the tweet, include the phrase “#gearlive”.
  5. Once that is done, leave a comment here in this post with a direct link back to your Tweet. Be sure you are signed in to your Gear Live account before you leave the comment.

Here’s an example of an appropriate Twitter entry:
“Entering to win an HP Mini! http://059.qlnk.net/ #gearlive”

BONUS ENTRIES: Want more chances to win? Share the link to our contests on the following sites, and leave us a comment linking to those as well:

  • Facebook: Shared Link
  • Del.icio.us bookmark
  • FriendFeed: Use Post a Link
  • Your blog: Have a site? Link to our contest on it!

Remember: The bonus entries are just that - bonus. In order to be eligible to win, you must complete the core Twitter requirements.

Now, as to the actual contest dates. The contest starts today, December 5th. You have until 11:59 PM PST on December 11th to enter your comments here on this post. We will then announce our winner, chosen randomly out of all valid entrants and bonus points, on December 12th.

Aaaaaand - we’ve got our winner!


HP Magic Giveaway: We have a winner - and a second contest!

HP Magic

Our HP Magic Giveaway came to a conclusion last night, and, wow, we are calling this one a success, as we just got inundated with entries. We first need to thank everyone involved for entering and spreading the word on Twitter, Facebook, and the like. Of course, there can only be one - but if you feel a swerve coming, read on!

First, the winner was chosen randomly out of all valid entries. The person who came out on top of Ashe, with this comment. I’ve contacted him, he replied, and things are good.

Now, about that swerve. In the original contest, we mentioned that it would be awesome if the winner were to give some of those winnings away. After all, it’s the holiday season, and who really needs 3 notebooks, a desktop, and all that stuff? So, the cool thing here is that Ashe has decided to throw some items back into the pot, and he wants us to do a second giveaway! We will get it set up today, and will run it for another week. The winner will get the following:

That is not too shabby of a prize package right there. Wanna win it? Just head on over to our Gear Live Magic Giveaway page to enter.

Again, thanks to all entrants, and a big thank you to Ashe for giving back.

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