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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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Unboxing Live 045: Apple iMac early 2009

Posted by Andru Edwards Categories: Apple, Features, PC, Videocasts

We are finally bringing you our look at the recently-updated early 2009 model in this episode. Not much has changed on the iMac front, although the price has gone down and the screen size has increased from 20-inch to 24-inches for the standard model. You also get the new graphics chipset as well, which results in a nice speed boost in the graphics department. Get a look at the video for the full scoop, and if you want one, you can find the Apple iMac on Apple’s site.

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Unboxing Live 044: HP Mini Vivienne Tam edition

Posted by Andru Edwards Categories: Features, Laptop, Videocasts

isn’t typically known for women’s fashion, but they are definitely turning that perception on its ear with the release of the HP Mini edition netbook. We get our hands on this netbook in this episode of Unboxing Live, and give you a look at what happens when the words of technology and fashion converge. The result is a notebook that has become the talk of the town, with the peony design being done by Vivienne Tam herself, turning the HP Mini into a digital clutch. Get a look by hitting the play button above, and don’t forget to take a look at our HP Mini Vivienne Tam edition gallery as well.

If you are interested, you can pick up the Vivienne Tam edition HP Mini now.

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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: Enter our contest to win over $6,000 in electronics!

HP Magic Giveaway

So, a few days ago we told you about our HP Magic Giveaway, and how we’d be giving away an absolutely ridiculous amount of prizes to the winner. Now, we are announcing the the contest has officially started, and we’ve got the details on how you can enter to win. First, though, a refresher on what we are giving away:

Yes, you do see four computers listed, as well as a Media Center Extender. No, you aren’t dreaming. Yes, we (and ) are awesome. You want the goods? Here’s how to enter to win - we are making this super-simple:

  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 “#glmagic”.
  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 a ton of HP gear! http://jk9.qlnk.net/ #glmagic”

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, November 28th. You have until 11:59 PM PST on December 4 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 5th. We are also going to encourage (but not require) you to think about donating a portion of the prize package to someone else. It can be a charity, a relative, friend, a fellow contest entrant - anyone. We can even handle the shipping to that third party for you. It’s all in the spirit of giving, and we will let you play Secret Santa, if you so choose.

The contest is open to anyone in the world, which is a rarity. If you are in the US, you’ll even have your tax burden taken care of. What more could you ask for? Now, good luck to all - comments are open!

Update: We’ve announced a winner - and a new contest!


The HP Magic Giveaway: We’re giving away a bunch of stuff

HP Magic GiveawayUPDATE: ENTER OUR HP MAGIC GIVEAWAY CONTEST!

Listen, it’s the holiday season, the economy is going to hell, prices are going up on everything but gas, and you know that no one is going to get you any super-fancy consumer electronics this year. Or, so you thought. You see, once again we are partnering with (along with 49 other sites) to bring you a mind-blowing prize package. That means that you get 50 chances to win the following:

  • HP TouchSmart IQ816
  • HP HDX18 Premium Notebook PC
  • HP Pavilion dv4 Entertainment Notebook PC
  • HP Mini 1000 (Windows XP)
  • HP MediaSmart Connect

Oh, what was that? That isn’t enough? Well, our bad, we though that five computers being given away would be enough. But hey, you pulled our arm, so I guess we’ll also throw in the following:

  • HP Photosmart C6380 Wireless All-in-One printer
  • HP 564 Photo Value Pack
  • Microsoft Office Home and Student Edition 2007 with 3 licenses
  • Microsoft WIndows Live
  • Corel VideoStudio X
  • Kung-Fu Panda on Blu-ray disc, and two DVDs

There, now are you happy? We figured as much. Go back and look over that list again - that’s a lot of stuff. In fact, the value of all that is over $6,000 USD. There’s enough there that you could win it all, and give away some of it as gifts to your family or friends - that what the holidays are all about, right? That whole better to give than to receive thing?

We’ll be announcing the contest rules soon, but in the meantime, check out the HP Magic Giveaway page for more information on the prizes, and other participating sites.

Oh, and let us know what you think of this contest in the comments!

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HP Teases Mini 1000 Netbook

HP-Mini-1000

is now showing this new Mini 1000 Netbook on their online store.  The Mini 1000 is not yet available to purchase and when clicking HP’s link, it brings you to their main store where it is nowhere to be found.  They do however give you the price and some general specs.  The mini laptop sports a nice gloss black finish on the outside, with a matte black finish inside.  The price starts at $399 and comes in at 2.25 pounds, has a 10-inch screen and is under 1-inch thick.  We can assume the Mini 1000 will carry the Intel Atom processor, but there is no confirmation of that just yet.  If using an Atom processor, this Netbook from HP should provide a nice jump over previous Via chipsets in HP’s past offerings.  You should be able to do all the internet has to offer, including videos, music and more with a fullsize experience for such a small piece of gear.

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