We're delighted to offer an HP Envy 15 laptop, priced $1,800 and up in stores, to one talented reader.
The Envy 15 (about which you can read more at HP's website) has a 15.6" LED-backlit 1920x1080 display, 6GB of RAM, 500GB hard drive, an Intel Core i7 processor and an ATI Mobility 4830 video card with 1GB of dedicated RAM. It comes with Windows 7 Pro 64-bit installed. There are more pics here.
So, what do you have to do to win it? Re-write a scene from one classic book in the incongruous literary style of another. Winner to be announced this friday, so get cracking. (Only registered commenters are eligible, obviously.)
Update: compo closed. Thank you for your entries! We'll try to pick a winner promptly so HP can get the laptop to you by Christmas.
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