Giveaway: 3 Developer WordPress Theme Accounts from Elegant Themes


Elegant Themes has very kindly given us 3 Developer WordPress Theme accounts to giveaway as they have just released their newest and fullest theme Divi 2.0 – If you know about Divi 1.0 you’ll know that this theme is packed with features and possibilities.

Theme Demo

Take Divi 2.0 for a spin and see what it can do

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How to enter

Leave a comment below telling us what you would do if you had one of 3 developer wordPress accounts from Elegant Themes?


Comment to win a HP EliteBook 8740w Mobile Workstation

You can read more about this laptop in this post where i give it a brief review.

How to Enter

“Leave a comment below stating – Why you need a new computer or Laptop (be as creative in your answer as you like!)”

Follow @designshard on Twitter and like Design Shard on Facebook, dont forget to follow the good folk over @HP too.

HP EliteBook Fresh In The Box

Terms & Conditions

  • HP sent me this laptop to keep, due to US laws i need to tell you that!
  • The competiton is open to all countries so dont worry about that, although the laptop has a US layout keyboard.
  • Please only leave one comment – Suspected multiple entries will be disqualified.

How is the winner determined?

One winner shall be picked at random using a MySQL query on the comments for this post – one random comment ID shall be selected and that will be the lucky winner! make sure you enter your email address / Twitter ID so you can be contacted for your postal address, a winner will be announced on Friday 14th October 2011.

HP EliteBook

HP EliteBook 8740w Mobile Workstation Review

HP EliteBook 8740w

First Impressions & Overview

The HP EliteBook 8740w has a very distinct grey metal finish to the outer casing which makes it look particularly classy and durable. its scratch resistant and also helps protect against general wear and tear.

The weight of the laptop is something to be desired as it is particularly heavy, but to be honest this can be overlooked due the specification which out performs most desktop computers.

The HP DreamColor LED-backlit screen is very bright and makes most graphics pop, it really is better than most desktop LCD displays which makes me very envious when I’m using my desktop computer.

The battery on this thing only lasts about 1.5 hours on full charge, must be all that top notch hardware draining the power!

Technical Specification

As you can see it has a bit of a power house when it comes to hardware.

Who is it aimed at?

This laptop is targeted towards the creative industry whether it be for people using resource heavy applications such as Photoshop, Illustrator or Cinema 4D this laptop can handle it.

I’ve been using this laptop fine with multiple Adobe suite programs open such as Illustrator, Photoshop Dreamweaver and having Firefox open with multiple tabs…the laptop still runs very smooth.

HP EliteBook Front

What Others Think

If you want to find out more about this laptop check out what some other bloggers have been saying.

  • Solid Smack many photos and lots of reading! – Read Review
  • Fuel Your Creativity a series of mini reviews – Read Review
  • Icrontic a more technical review with photos and videos – Read Review