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by Susan Twombly, Dec. 2008

Can you make big holiday dreams come true on a smaller budget? Yes! With a practical approach to shopping, your holidays won’t have to be ho-hum – they can be filled with digital magic.

This year, the answer is to plan savvy and shop smart. With these HP gifts, you and your family can …

… Get more out of the technology you have and the digital content you love
… Do more with the photos, music and videos you wouldn’t want to live without
… Fit more of the computing features you want in less space

Read on to find out how HP can help you light up the holidays – without burning a big hole in your wallet.

Expand your view

HP w1707, 17" LCD Flat Panel monitor
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HP HD1 Flat-Panel Monitor. If you’re not upgrading to a new PC this year, upgrade to a bigger and better view with a new HD1 flat-panel monitor from HP. It’s a clever way to get more value and enjoyment out of the technology your family has at home already.

Choose one of the latest and greatest high-performance widescreen displays to bring your movies, videos and photos to life with brilliant clarity and bold colors. Flat-panel monitors take up less space than older CRT monitors and use less energy. So, you can expand your view while you stretch your gift and energy dollars.

Extend your experience

HP Wireless Accessories. Now you can extend the wireless experience for family members without overextending your budget. A wireless2 mouse can be a great on-the-road convenience, while a wireless2 keyboard can clear cluttered workspaces at home. Let your family unwrap a wireless2 router so they can share a high-speed Internet connection2, printers and multiplayer games.

HP iPAQ 300 Sport Case with HP iPAQ 300 Series Travel Companion inside
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HP iPAQ 310 Travel Companion. You or another lucky traveler can get more mileage out of the mobile experience with this personal navigation system. With an integrated high-performance GPS system, an HD1 touch screen display and 3D views, you can know where you are and where you’re going3.

And, you can enjoy the trip, because the HP iPAQ 310 Travel Companion is more than just a navigation system – it’s a personal entertainment system for your music, videos, photos and pre-installed games4. So, you can get more mileage out of your gift-giving dollars, too.

Protect what you care about

HP Media Vault Pro
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HP Media Vault. Sometimes, the best present you can give someone is peace of mind. That’s especially true when you think about the hefty amounts of priceless memories your family has scattered across your home network. Without proper protection, these photos, videos, songs and files could disappear forever.

The HP Media Vault mv2120 can help you protect, connect to and share 500GB5 of the digital content you and your family care about the most. At home, it can stream6 media files to your home entertainment center or the PCs on your network. With remote access7 to files and data, the HP Media Vault can also be an ideal gift for families on the go. And with automatic backups, it can help protect the cherished memories you have and the memories you’ll make this holiday.

Fit a small space with a big surprise

HP Slimline PC. If someone on your list has a dorm room, compact apartment or other small space, they may think they don’t have enough room for a full-function PC. Give them a big surprise with the HP Slimline PC.

At just one-third the size of a traditional PC tower, the HP Slimline PC packs the same functionality of a full-sized PC in a sleek, space-saving design. So, your loved one can have the power to get a lot done in a little space … handle graphics-rich applications and multimedia … manage personal finances and pay bills.… connect with friends and family for online chats and more7.

Shop smart, shop now

You can have the magical, money-wise holiday experience you want for your family and your wallet. Check out these practical gifts from HP today.

(1) HD content required to view HD images.

(2) Wireless Internet service and access point required and is not included. Availability of public wireless access points is limited.

(3) GPS navigation software is included in select countries. Purchase of additional maps and/or software may be required to enable some features or allow navigation in certain areas. Availability of maps is limited. Map coverage may vary and is not guaranteed.

(4) Listening to personal stereo equipment at full volume for long periods can damage user's hearing. To reduce risk of damage to hearing, lower volume and amount of time listening at full volume.

(5) 1 GB = 1 billion bytes. Actual formatted capacity is less.

(6) Requires Digital Media Adapter (UPnP). Some files may be protected by digital rights management system that may prevent streaming of those files. Media files purchased and downloaded from Internet movie sites are most likely protected. DVD movies cannot be streamed.

(7) Internet access required and sold separately.

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