Giveaway: HP Envy 15 Dream Machine

One lucky reader will get to unwrap an HP Envy 15 on October 22. That’s right, we’re giving one of these bad boys away and you have a chance to win it. Wouldn’t you rather spend the day playing with one of the most powerful notebooks on the market than waiting in line to buy Windows 7?

At 5.18 pounds, the Envy 15 is the thinnest and lightest notebook with quad-core processor. If you’re a gamer or creative type you’ll appreciate the Envy 15’s HD display (1920×1080 pixels), ATI Mobility Radeon HD 4830 graphics and 2.8GHz Intel Core i7 processor.

HP Envy15 - rear leaft facing on white

As a photo and video nut, I’ve been drooling over this machine since I first saw it a couple of months ago.

With a starting price of $1,799, the Envy 15 has a lot of features you won’t find in more affordable notebooks. HP’s Kevin Wentzel ran gave me a close look at the Envy 15 at a recent conference. You can see the video below.

UPDATE: Thank you to everyone who participated in this giveaway. It is now closed and the winner has been contacted.

Please stay tuned for our next giveaway.

By now you’re probably wondering what you need to do to get your hands on the prize. Between now and October 16 readers will have several opportunities to enter. We’ll announce at least one new way to enter every day between now and then. As usual, we’ll be assigning numbers to all qualified entries and pull a random number using The more you participate, the more entries you’ll have in the virtual hat. This contest is open to US residents only. The winner will be contacted by email and/or a direct message on Twitter by Friday night. If the winner does not reply within 24 hours a new winner will be selected.

The first way to earn a virtual raffle ticket follow on Twitter and send the following Tweet:

I entered to Win an HP Envy 15 from! #Envy15NB

Remember, in order to earn your entry you need to both follow our new Twitter account at and send the tweet.

We’ll post updates on more ways you can enter on Twitter and here on so stay tuned!

How to Earn Additional Entries :

10/13: If you’d like a 2nd chance at winning, visit this page and follow the instructions to earn another virtual raffle ticket.

10/14: Tell us what you love and hate about your computer to earn a third virtual raffle ticket.Visit this page and leave a comment.

10/15: Tell us what you’d like to learn about notebooks and computing in general if f you’d like a forth chance at winning. Visit this page and leave a comment.

10/16: Sign up for our giveaway newsletter for a 5th chance to win the HP Envy 15!

The Envy 15 we’re giving away has the following specs:

• Windows 7 Home Premium (64-bit)

• Intel Core i7-720QM processor (1.6 GHZ w/ Turbo Boost up to 2.8 GHz)

• ATI Mobility Radeon HD 4830

• 15.6″ Full HD LED Ultra BrightView WS Display

• Intel WiFi Link 5100 Network & Bluetooth

• 500GB (7200RPM) HDD


• 8x DVD+-RW

• Nightvision VGA webcam

• 6-cell Li-Ion polymer battery

Thanks to HP for being generous enough to provide the prize!

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