Welcome to the HP Freshman 15 series of competitions. Today, 15 student-related sites are announcing the opportunity for students to win a laptop, external hard drive, and all-in-one printer/copier/scanner.
Each participating site will give away one system. TheUniversityBlog is one of those sites ready to make one lucky student very happy. The dates of each competition are as follows:
- Poorer Than You – 26 September-03 October
- Broke-Ass Student – 28 September-05 October
- Broke Grad Student – 30 September-07 October
- Study Hacks: Demystifying College Success – 02 September-09 October
- Cooking for Engineers – 04 September-11 October
- College Being – 06 September-13 October
- Paul Stamatiou – 08 September-15 October
- DormDelicious – 10 September-17 October
- Student Bloggers – 12 September-19 October
- Jessica Mah Meets World – 14 September-21 October
- UNEASYsilence – 16 September-23 October
- Gomeler.com – 18 September-25 October
- CampusGrotto – 20 September-27 October
- Hack College – 22 September-29 October
- The University Blog – 24 October-31 October
We are the Freshman 15. Each of us is running our own competition. Dependent on each participants rules, that gives you 15 possible chances of winning. Good, eh?
Stephanie at Poorer Than You is announcing her competition first, this Friday. I’m announcing the final competition, on Friday 24th October.
I will be giving away a Hewlett-Packard dv5t laptop (HP’s American shop has more info), plus a 500Gb Pocket Media Hard Drive (and docking station), an HP Photosmart C6380 all-in-one printer, and a carry bag.
The dv5t laptop won Laptop Magazine’s Editor’s choice earlier this year. It will comprise of the following specs:
Windows Vista Home Premium (with Service Pack 1)
Intel Core 2 Duo Processor T9400 (2.53GHz)
15.4″ WXGA High-Def Widescreen (1280 x 800)
3Gb DDR2 Memory
Intel Graphics Media Accelerator X4500
250Gb SATA Hard Drive
Blu-Ray player (includes Dual-layer 8x DVD+/-R/RW capabilities)
The laptops being given away throughout the HP Freshman 15 competition are dv4t, dv5t and dv7t models. Each is slightly different, but all are good. If the specs above mean nothing to you, let’s just say that none of the systems should disappoint!
I don’t own a laptop myself, so the winner can be happy that I will be jealous of their good fortune! 😉
The flexibility of a laptop of your own means you won’t be restricted to the campus computers. You can work where you want, when you want. If you live on campus and your halls have network points, you can access the Internet in your own room, which can help your study no end (and give you a break when it all becomes too draining…no procrastination, mind!). You’ll also have a chance to stay entertained, watch DVDs (and Blu-Rays), print photos and essays, and so on.
So stay tuned in the coming month. A laptop would be just the thing to start a new academic year…