HP Magic Giveaway – Stop, Drop & Blog and Living in Theory

Posted in Haberler by homelessavatar on Aralık 12, 2008

As soon as I saw HP was holding a giveway contest featuring 50 blogs and 50 x 6000 $ worth of computers, I know I had to jump on in because after all those years of using the same old computer which constantly kept popping up a flood of new error messages and lockdowns and maintenances, I needed a new one. And with my family having such a hard time just to look after ourselves, we can not afford to buy a new one, even though I need one to do my homework while I am away at the dormitory going to my university. So, this would be a chance not only to win myself something to do my homework and design work with, it would also mean lifting the burden of trying to afford a new computer for my work off of my family’s shoulders and also giving my household, my brother, my mother and my childhood friend (neighbor) and his grandpa something to be joyful with, something to be happy about: something to share the magic.

So, thanks to Stop, Drop & Blog and Living in Theory, I have joined their parts of this giveaway and would love to win something to make me and people around me happy. Here is the entry that I have submitted:



I am a 18 year old boy from Istanbul who started university this year, which is away from my hometown. I mostly spend my time on internet, writing technology news to my blog at http://www.techsweek.com, and I do some graphics and web design works freelance.


As much as I would like to win this giveaway, I would not keep all these shiny new things for myself. Because my father was a judge who worked for the goverment for 40 years and he is now retired, we don’t have any luxury money to spend on things like computers or consoles and such. I and my older brother are using the 8-year-old computer that our uncle had bought for us. It is P4 machine with 2 gigs of ram (I have added 1 gig to the original 2x512mb after seeing the slowness) and does help in doing our homework or studies but it is really getting old. It went to maintenance for 3 times now and I am afraid that one day it may not be repairable anymore.


So, if I win this giveaway, it would mean that my family will not need to buy me a small laptop to do my assignments and homework with when I am at my dormitory which has no public computers for use. That would take away the burden of buying a new computer at this economically hard times.


I would replace the old pc with the HP touchsmart, making it the general pc of the household. Then, I would keep the HDX for myself, because I do a lot of design work and need a powerful computer with a big screen, and also because my university is away from my hometown and I stay in a dormitory with no public computers to use, I would mostly use it to do my assignments and homework at the university. I would give the Pavilion dv4 to my brother, who needs a computer to research and make his thesis for the university and also for his degree. The netbook would go to my mother, who really wants to learn a computer but is afraid to give any permanent damage to a expensive thing like that. The netbook would be a good pc to learn to how to use one. The media smart connect would help us keep our pcs and network in touch. The printer I would give to my neighbor, who is my childhood friend, because he does not have a printer. He would print his homework and his father who is an accountant would print out his work from there too. Also, I would give the Corel VideoStudio to my friend’s grandfather, because he just loves to shoot clips of family meetings and I think he would love to make those memories golden on his computer and watch them together as a family. I would give the Office pack to my brother because I am used to using OpenOffice for my work.


I thank you all who made this chance possible and I wish everyone a great new year with brilliant things to look forward to.


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  1. Laurie/Mobile Mommy said, on Aralık 13, 2008 at 1:48 am

    That’s a lovely entry into the contests and good luck to you with your studies. I bet you have a bright future in front of you when you are done school! Take care.

  2. Maureen said, on Aralık 13, 2008 at 3:05 am

    How wonderful that you’re going to university! It sounds like you’re studying hard

    And what great ideas you have to share the hardware with people who would benefit from it. You are very thoughtful.

    Whether you win or not, I’m sure you will go far!

  3. Dee Dee said, on Aralık 13, 2008 at 4:39 am

    It always warms my heart to see young people wanting to do things for their family (especially their moms, since I am a mom too. 😉
    Best of luck to you! Go hunt up all the other contests and improve your odds. There are still lots of them open!

  4. jyl_mommygossip said, on Aralık 14, 2008 at 7:25 pm

    Wow! Sounds like you have great ideas for ways in which to share the HP Magic.

    Good luck with the contests and enjoy a happy holiday season!

  5. Zoey said, on Aralık 14, 2008 at 9:32 pm

    I hope you are able to get a newer computer for yourself. Hang in there.

  6. roguepuppet said, on Aralık 16, 2008 at 3:40 pm

    I hope some day when my children are grown they have as much care for me as you do for your parents….

    good luck!

  7. Jolly Joan said, on Aralık 16, 2008 at 3:59 pm

    I like how your uses would not only help you, and your family, but would make your family’s load easier and work more productive–and I can tell that you would help others too. Thanks for a great and thoughtful entry from a model young man!

  8. Tina said, on Aralık 16, 2008 at 10:47 pm

    It’s so great that you want to help out your family and are thinking of them first and foremost..

    Good luck!

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