A couple months back I had the opportunity to review an HP EliteBook 8740w Workstation laptop for HP. HP sent me this computer for free and asked me to unbox it, use it, and then give my honest opinion of it in a review. If you follow my personal account on Twitter, you may have seen some of my tweets about it. I put my computer through the ringer. Played a lot of video games and really pushed this laptop to its limits. I had a lot of fun doing this and overall, really liked this machine, even though it was a PC and not a Mac. With that said, after I finished reviewing the machine, HP agreed to give another one of these machines away to one lucky reader of my website.
Update: Congratulations to Tom Semple! You were selected as the winner of a free HP EliteBook 8740w Laptop! We have forwarded your information on to the people at HP and they will be in touch soon. Thanks to everyone who participated!
Instead of giving this machine away on my Colorburned site, I decided to instead, give it away here on Psdtuts. I decided to do this, mostly because Psdtuts is a much bigger site than my Colorburned site and I wanted to give as many people the opportunity to win a new computer as possible.
Before I tell you how you can win this computer. First, you should probably know a little about it. The computer that you may win is exactly like the one that I reviewed. It’s a beast! It has an Intel Core i7-740QM (1.73ghz, 6mb L3 Cache) processor, 8gb DDR3-1333 memory, 17 inch WUXGA (1920×1200) LED-backlight DREAMCOLOR display, an NVIDIA Quadro 5000m with dedicated 2gb DDR5 workstation-class GPU, 500gb 7200RPM HD, Full-sized backlit keyboard, 230w external power adapter, it also includes a fingerprint scanner, ambient light sensor, dual microphones, a three button trackpad mouse as well as a three button point stick mouse, touch-sensitive media keys, a 2.0mp integrated webcam, and a LightScribe DVD +- RW burner. It’s also got a Bluetooth module and an Intel Centrino Ultimate N Wireless Adapter.
So HP isn’t messing around here. It’s their top of the top of the line laptop. If you were to buy this computer on your own, you’d spend about $5,000 USD.
Now that you know a little about this machine, it’s time to tell you how it can become yours. First of all, we can only ship this machine within the U.S. If you don’t live in the U.S., sorry :-(. For those of you who do, to win, all you have to do is answer the following question correctly and submit it using this form.
What video game did I play while I reviewed this machine?
Submit your answer here by Friday, March 11, 2011 at 11:59 PM EST. I will select the winner at random from those of you who answer correctly. You can find the answer in a number of ways. Read my review, Google it, or take a look through my Tweets. It doesn’t matter how you find the answer; only that you submit the correct one. You may only enter once. Entering more than once will disqualify your entry. Also make sure that you leave a valid email and shipping address. Otherwise, I can’t send you the machine. Good luck everyone!