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by Susan Twombly, Nov. 2008

It’s that time again. The season when many moms like you face the same holiday dilemma. You want to find practical presents to help make life a lot less hectic . But you also want to spread some digital magic with gifts for family fun at home or on the fly.

With these gifts from HP, you can get the best of both: The value and reliability you want to take on every day tasks and the latest features to light up their faces and make the holidays sparkle.

And, by shopping online with HP, you can spend less time in the malls and more time making merry.

Great gifts to grab n’ go

HP Mini 1000. Good things come in small packages! Compact and stylish, the HP Mini 1000 can be great for on-the-go family members who want a simple and speedy way to “get to the net” 1 or connect1 to people and content they love – without needing the full-featured experience of their usual notebook PC.

The HP Mini can transform errands, soccer practice, travel time or couch time into e-mail,1 web browsing1 and fun time. A comfortable keyboard and a bright widescreen display can make web surfing1 a pleasure.

Match an HP Mini to the personal preferences of family members with a choice of three models – including the HP Mini 1000 Vivienne Tam Edition.2 As the world’s first “digital clutch,” it’s designed for fashion-conscious females, which makes it a good idea for your own wish list.

HP TouchSmart tx2 Notebook PC. A gift for on-the-move multi-taskers in your family. Staying in touch, sharing photos, taking lots of notes and traveling light are musts for them. But they also want the latest mobile technologies and innovative entertainment options. For them, we have mobility with a new touch and twist: the HP TouchSmart tx2 Notebook PC.

One of the first multi-touch consumer notebooks, it allows you to use more than one finger to flip through photos, music and movie collections … connect to the Web3 and check email3 … and experience a new way to “game” on the go. Twist the touchscreen into a notepad for a natural handwriting experience. An HP Imprint Finish and silver keyboard add a touch of holiday glitter.

HP Pocket Media Drive. Give the gift of data portability with the compact, lightweight HP Pocket Media Drive. Slightly larger than a recipe card and less than 1-inch thin, it easily slides into a purse, pocket or stocking. Yet, it can store up to 320GB of photos, recorded TV shows, work presentations and more. Plugs directly into built-in media drive bays of select HP PCs or connects with a USB-enabled PC.

Ho-ho for the home

HP TouchSmart PC. Here’s a practical and innovative multi-use gift for the whole family. Touchscreen technology puts your family’s digital life at their fingertips – where it can be accessed, shared and managed in new and visually engaging ways that can bring everyone together.

Touch the screen to easily access the Internet,1 movies, music, photos, social networking sites1 and more. Or watch, pause, rewind, and record live TV4 on the 25.5-inch diagonal widescreen with the included TV Tuner4 and remote. Its slim and sleek design can fit nearly anywhere people gather. So, the HP TouchSmart can be the center of your home and the hit of your holidays.

MediaSmart Server. Chances are, everyone in your family has some digital content they wouldn’t want to live without. Most likely, it’s scattered across multiple devices around the house.

The HP MediaSmart Server can centralize it, so the whole family can easily access and share it. Even away from home, they can log into the server to upload important files1 – from once-in-a-lifetime photos, favorite songs or videos to financial data.

Automatic backups for multiple PCs on your home network help keep content more protected for peace of mind. Choose 500GB or 1TB of storage capacity – that's about 60 feature-length movies – to create a media library your family can cheer about.

Give the gift of HP

Now, you can celebrate your practical and magical sides this season. Shop online with HP today, and start sprinkling some digital magic on your family.

(1) Internet access required and sold separately.

(2) HP Mini 1000 Vivienne Tam Edition is available in December, but may be ordered now.

(3) Wireless access point and Internet service required and not included.

(4) Availability of signals limited by the strength and accessibility of the originating TV signal, location and other factors. Performance issues may arise, and do not constitute defects in the product.

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