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HP TouchSmart Mother's Day & Grads Giveaway!

by on April 23, 2010
in Computers and Software, Giveaways, Computers & Accessories, Family and Parenting, Organization :: 613 comments

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Giveaway sponsored by Hewlett Packard

Congratulations to our HP TouchSmart winner, Dot S. from Oakham, MA!

HP TouchSmart tm2 tablet PCIf you're a Project Runway fan, you have seen the contestants using HP TouchSmart notebooks to design their fashion creations. The unique, convertible design offers a full-size keyboard and can also be used in slate mode as a sketchpad with a digital pen.

And even if you're not a fashion designer, the versatile HP TouchSmart offers many more uses than a standard laptop:

HP TouchSmart tm2 tablet PC

Display: 12.1-inch LED BrightView touchscreen
Processor: Intel Pentium with integrated graphics
Memory: 3GB DDR3 RAM
Hard drive: 320GB
Wi-Fi: Wireless N
Battery life: 9.75 hours
Software: Bumptop, DigiFish Dolphin, Corel Paint it!,
Microsoft Works 9.0 and Megatouch Games

  • Stay connected even as you cook up culinary delights in your kitchen. The touchscreen gives you quick access to recipes, demonstration videos and photos without the need for a keyboard or mouse.
  • Use your TouchSmart in the family room as a media server. Scroll through music, videos and photos with a flick of your finger, and then send them to your TV using the built-in HDMI port.
  • Turn the touchscreen into a canvas and bring out your artistic side with the included Corel Paint It! software.
  • Rotate the touchscreen and fold it flat to turn your TouchSmart into an eReader using eBooks from Kindle, Barnes & Noble and others.

With all these uses, the HP TouchSmart would make a great gift for Mother's Day or for a new graduate! So in honor of mothers and grads, HP is giving away a TouchSmart tm2 tablet PC (MSRP $899.99) to one lucky entrant!

To enter for a chance to win:

  1. First, subscribe to the Techlicious newsletter using the "Subscribe" box on this page or any other page on the site—be sure to provide your name, city and state when subscribing and a valid email address (the same one used for your comment)
  2. Then, tell us in a comment below what you would do with the HP TouchSmart if you are picked as the winner!

Maximum of one entry per person. The giveaway will end at 11:59pm on May 4th, 2010.

Official Rules

We will randomly select one (1) winner from the entries. No purchase is necessary to win. Void where prohibited. U.S. residents only. Click here for the full rules.

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From Marlena Griffin on May 03, 2010 :: 12:52 pm

I’m addicted to trying new recipes, using - so if I won this I would use it in my kitchen. I’d also draw pictures with my 4 yr. old with it. smile


From persianarmenian on May 03, 2010 :: 1:00 pm

I was laid off from my job over a year ago, and am starting a new job next week making about 1/2 what I used to.  Winning this PC would mean I could finally own my own computer and not rely my family, friends or the library to use theirs.  Buying my own computer is just not possible for me at this time.


From Jessica on May 03, 2010 :: 1:13 pm

I would want to keep it for myself when I travel, but I’d probably end up giving it to one of my kids. smile


From carol lewis on May 03, 2010 :: 1:26 pm

I would use it when I travel to keep in touch with family.

or pupkake at yahoo dot ocm


From Katy M on May 03, 2010 :: 1:40 pm

I just started a blog and would love to be able to add posts from anywhere!  What a cool idea!

Thanks for the awesome giveaway!!!  smile

I’m a subscriber.


From Marc on May 03, 2010 :: 2:14 pm

I would show it to all my friends and then laugh hysterically because they don’t have one! smile


From Suzanne G on May 03, 2010 :: 3:00 pm

I’d put on Anne Murray’s “Could I Have This Dance,” and waltz around the living room with it.


From Lisbeth on May 03, 2010 :: 3:18 pm

If chosen, I would use the printer to print cards of my own making.


From Dansgaming on May 03, 2010 :: 3:18 pm

I would use the laptop during my live gaming stream to interact with my fans, in addition be sure to tell them what a great computer it is!


From Janna Johnson on May 03, 2010 :: 3:19 pm

I am a subscriber and would use the computer for school and my blog!
Thanks for entering me!  Great Contest!

Janna Johnson


From Jason Nickolay on May 03, 2010 :: 4:22 pm

I would use it to replace my badly damaged and in need of replacing old PC



From Sonya on May 03, 2010 :: 4:26 pm

I’d use this to replace my really old, really afwul computer that is forever breaking down!


From Tom Vigen II on May 03, 2010 :: 4:37 pm

I would use it to replace my old, outdated laptop.


From Valeen N on May 03, 2010 :: 5:10 pm

I would use this to help me write grants for seveal non-profit organizations!  This would be wonderful cuz I could take it on the go!  Thought I would have to wrestle it from my hubby and kids!


From Sharon Seneker on May 03, 2010 :: 5:27 pm

Besides reading the news, email, Facebook, shopping etc.; I just finished a SALLT class and am now a lay minister in the Lutheran Church and I look up my sermon information on the computer and this would really help! I would be able to work on the go! Thanks!


From Karrie on May 03, 2010 :: 5:57 pm

I would give this to my son who is off to college..He could use this to study and get great grades


From Daniel Thornton, Jr. on May 03, 2010 :: 6:13 pm

I would use it for drawing


From Denis Howard on May 03, 2010 :: 6:40 pm

I would use it to download music for the weddings that I DJ.


From Julie K on May 03, 2010 :: 6:55 pm

I would use it to help me write a book and illustrate part of it.  Thanks!


From Jemar. on May 03, 2010 :: 7:23 pm

I’m currently studying computer science and have never had a laptop.  Winning the HP TouchSmart would help so much in my academic career.  Also, I’m also an aspiring screenwriter.  I would use the HP TouchSmart to practice and perfect my craft no matter where I am.  Basically I would use the HP TouchSmart to it’s fullest potential.


From brenda on May 03, 2010 :: 7:28 pm

I love how portable and flat this device is and it definitely would accompany me in my college life


From Heather cahill on May 03, 2010 :: 7:31 pm

I would LOVE to win this! I’m a recently graduate, with a degree in digital photography. My boyfriend and I started our business late last year, and I edit a lot of pictures, and having a computer that I could use to edit directly on would be amazing!


From bzf on May 03, 2010 :: 7:33 pm

I love gadgets and don’t have this one although I know I could find lots of things to do with it.


From Mark Price on May 03, 2010 :: 7:44 pm

I could really use this


From Ron Miller on May 03, 2010 :: 7:58 pm

I need a media server, this would be perfect for the job!


From Chelsea Daigle on May 03, 2010 :: 8:22 pm

I think this would be a great computer for my fiance and I to both use to take notes in college classes next semester. I would also use it for blogging and photo editing, surfing the web, etc.


From Debra F on May 03, 2010 :: 8:28 pm

I’m a subscriber!  If I won, first I’d have to learn about all the features and how to use them, but I bet it would be a lot easier than my clunky desktop and I’d really like it for getting recipes in the kitchen so I don’t have to copy them down - I don’t have a printer.


From Michael on May 03, 2010 :: 8:44 pm

I like to design shirts for Zazzle, and this would make it more fun and easier.


From Vijendra on May 03, 2010 :: 9:00 pm

I would use it for taking notes during a class as I like to take notes on a paper, but keeping them together is a big problem. Directly having a scanned copy will solve that problem.


From Joseph Perozzi on May 03, 2010 :: 9:18 pm

To bring myself into the 21st century!


From Vicki Andrew on May 03, 2010 :: 9:33 pm

this would go to replace my daughter’s macbook which just died, she could use it for her college classes


From wILLA on May 03, 2010 :: 9:34 pm



From Nanette O on May 03, 2010 :: 9:47 pm

I am an artist and would love to have this for sketching and drawing.


From Jammie on May 03, 2010 :: 9:47 pm

If I was the lucky winner I would be a good wife and give it to my husband his birthday and our anniversary is right around the corner.


From Angela Winesburg on May 03, 2010 :: 9:51 pm

I’m a subscriber, I would use it to read books and surf the web, thanks for the chance!


From Rebecca on May 03, 2010 :: 9:55 pm

I love trying new recipe so I would definitely use it for that


From Kevin M. on May 03, 2010 :: 10:10 pm

I would use the HP TouchSmart as a great on-the-go notebook, as well as an easy to use at home system for viewing media files. Why get an ipad, when the HP TouchSmart offers the same ease of use, yet it can do so much more than an ipad can.


From Ing on May 03, 2010 :: 10:15 pm

Ghee, I would like to keep this tablet for myself,
but my daughter could use it for college. I am a subcriber, too.


From Pauline M on May 03, 2010 :: 10:45 pm

I am getting ready to go back and complete my degree (I was only short 15 hours when I attended college previously!) and though I’m excited and nervous, this touchsmart would make the perfect accessory in getting me through!


From Lynette H. on May 03, 2010 :: 10:48 pm

This would without a doubt be the ultimate Mother’s Day Gift. I have never before owned a Laptop, Touch Screen Device, or anything of the sort. I would absolutely love for this to be my very first Laptop. I would finally be able to read my emails and talk to my Mother without having to worry about my old Windows 98 freezing up on me again. Please let me win this so that I can replace my 12 year old Desktop with a Laptop. As you can tell I don’t have a lot of money or else I would have updated to Windows Vista 5 years ago when it came out. Please, let me win!


From tina reynolds on May 03, 2010 :: 10:48 pm

I would give it to my hubby to use in class he needs a computer for school so bad, thanks for the chance


From Holly Walker on May 03, 2010 :: 10:55 pm

I subscribed and I would use the touchsmart for keeping my photos organized and I would be able to edit them and even be able to do it on the go!


From Tammy Kennedy on May 03, 2010 :: 11:18 pm

My daughter is graduating in June from high school and then we will be driving one way 1200 miles to visit family, this would be such a great gift for her. So I would give it to her. She deserves a awesome gift for all her hard work and dedication in keeping up her grades, being in sports, band and marching band and volunteer work.
Also she is so sweet she would let me use it once in a little while.

Thank you for the chance to be a winner


From Pat Nolan on May 03, 2010 :: 11:26 pm

I will use it to write the next great American novel.


From Geoff K on May 03, 2010 :: 11:27 pm

I’m a subscriber.  I’d love to use the TouchSmart as a media server, to have my entire family’s collection of photos, music, and movie files in one central place, and be able to view them any time and show them on our home theater screen.  Thanks for the great giveaway!


From Shellie on May 03, 2010 :: 11:29 pm

I would take this little baby everywhere with me. I’d read books on it, doodle, do business and stay connected to your site!


From LeAndrew Taylor on May 03, 2010 :: 11:30 pm

If I was the ‘lucky’ winner of this ‘HP TouchSmart tm2 Tablet PC’, I would give it to my Mom as a ‘Mother’s Day’ gift! This would make the ‘perfect’ gift for my Mom; who - recently, after dropping out of college 36 years ago, decided to return to school to get her degree!

Please, include us in your giveaway drawing!

Thanks and Good Luck to all!


From kay wolter on May 03, 2010 :: 11:50 pm

It would be amazing to have everything 100     %              new not a piece of this and a part of that…and oh today something has changed and been sold or replaced…all mine


From Christopher Chambers on May 04, 2010 :: 12:15 am

I will be transferring to a university in the fall, but (thanks to my mom) I already have a PC. I want to give this Tablet to my mom as a Mother’s day gift because she is relentless; she won the battle against ovarian cancer. Every morning, she prepares my two sisters for school. Every Monday morning she volunteers at MADCAAP (Madison Countians Allied Against Poverty), distributing food and clothing and every Tuesday evening she attends classes that educate people on how to escape poverty.


From john s. on May 04, 2010 :: 12:45 am

If I won, I would give my 5 year old laptop to my son who is in 5th grade, and finally have a computer to myself.  Then, I would devote my energy to finishing a book.


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