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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 Eric Henry on May 04, 2010 :: 12:48 am

I will use this for when I do freelance graphic design work! The pen feature would be great to have.

I will also use this with both kids, to help them learn how to use a computer.


From justin Castillo on May 04, 2010 :: 1:12 am

Already a subscriber. Would use this whenever I’m on the bus or any passenger seat.


From Heather Silver on May 04, 2010 :: 1:26 am

I am an e-mail newsletter subscriber. I would do so many different things. First, I run my own home business and my laptop quite working three years ago. After my fiance was laid off, purchasing a new laptop was last on our list. I am trying to build my home business so I can stay home full time. I would love to have a reliable laptop that I can bring with me to clients so I can answer their questions and do invoicing in front of them. I am currently having to go home look up answers on my home computer and calling them back alter that day. Not great business tactics! I am also going back to school in the Fall for a degree in journalism and marketing. I love to cook and would find this VERY useful in the kitchen. I am the type of cook that has to go by a recipe to feel comfortable, so having access to the recipe would be great without having to print it or run to the office every few steps. I also do a lot of photography and would love to be able to organize and share my photo’s with some great programs available. Thanks so much for a a great giveaway!


From Molly Capel on May 04, 2010 :: 1:37 am

I’m a subscriber. I would give this to my oldest son


From Trisha Dowling on May 04, 2010 :: 1:59 am

i am a subscriber. i would keep it and give my current one to my teenager!


From Lori H on May 04, 2010 :: 2:18 am

I would use it for school work for graphic design using the stylus and for creating other media. I would also use it to watch DVDs during downtime between school, work, and home life.


From Sal Williams on May 04, 2010 :: 3:23 am

I subscribe. I’d replace my tired old pc with this wonderful TouchSmart notebook. I’m developing some fairyland stencils for the kids’ rooms. This would make it so much easier a job.


From Robyn Norris on May 04, 2010 :: 3:37 am

Wow. This is amazing! I would use it to design my website


From georgie casson on May 04, 2010 :: 3:53 am

I subscribed as required. I would like to give this to my son, he’s a wiz at computer affairs and would emjoy this and if he lets me borrow it(which he would if I’d win it for him) I would love it for my Greeting card design making.


From Nick Talavera on May 04, 2010 :: 3:55 am

I want to win one for my girlfriend.


From Tipti on May 04, 2010 :: 3:55 am

This is my first mothers day and although I’m not a grad yet I’d love to have one of these for when I return to school next fall! It sure would help a ton!


From Jennifer gersch on May 04, 2010 :: 4:58 am

what you would do with the HP TouchSmart if you are picked as the winner! use it to touch base with friends


From vivian on May 04, 2010 :: 5:31 am

ebook feature to read on the road ty.


From Kim on May 04, 2010 :: 5:37 am

I’m a subscriber and I would use the HP on my travels. It would be great to watch a video on the plane with my hubby. The swivel screen would make that so easy!


From Tonya Dean on May 04, 2010 :: 5:49 am

There are way too many to choose! Would love it for the long trips and to keep my daughter entertained.


From Paula Harmon on May 04, 2010 :: 6:51 am

I would use it for everything! We did have a portable dvd player, but it just doesn’t work after years of using it, and my old laptop’s monitor went out, so I have to hook it up to a desktop monitor and I can’t move it around. I have 4 kids who I would have to share it with. I can see this getting used, alot!


From Elkaye on May 04, 2010 :: 7:39 am

I would use the HP TouchSmart for school assignments and my artwork.


From Corrie Gompf on May 04, 2010 :: 7:47 am

I would give it to my Mom, she really wants a laptop but is very intimidated by computers. The touchscreen would be good for her.


From lori h. on May 04, 2010 :: 7:49 am

I think I’d use it as a family computer…let the whole family enjoy it


From dddiva on May 04, 2010 :: 8:33 am

I would tweet my business to the world of course. wink  Seriously I would take this baby everywhere and get my ideas down when I had them instead of saying oh I’ll do that when I get home which there are always thousands of other things that need to be done.
It seems I am forever taking someone somewhere or going with them and there is a lot of downtime and I could blog, write and just generally keep in touch.
I would also LOVE LOVE LOVE using it as an e-reader!


From Jeanette Hamilton on May 04, 2010 :: 8:39 am

This looks soooo awesome!  I would definately keep it for myself!!

Thank you for the AWESOME giveaway!!


From Erica C. on May 04, 2010 :: 8:43 am

I’m a subscriber.  I’d have to take this to work when I work my 12 hour overnight shifts.  It would keep my entertained for awhile.


From Brandy Byrne on May 04, 2010 :: 8:55 am

I would better organize my life with a pc like this.  Kids going in every which direction and running 2 businesses is not easy!


From Mark on May 04, 2010 :: 9:10 am

First of all I am a suscriber and a huge fan of Techlicious. If I won and I deeply hope I do, I would use the HP Touchsmart to create detailed artworks with Corel Paint It!, which is already preloaded on it, and the fantastic touchscreen. I would share the laptop with my mother who is a great cook and comes up with and publicly shares her delicious recipes. In addition I would use it for my education purpose especially that I am going to college in the fall. I will definitely use it to research various careers and help succeed in my studies. I know its hard to win but I would sincerely need this piece of equipment to help my family and I do good things.


From Mark on May 04, 2010 :: 9:15 am

I am starting college in the fall and I would need this touchsmart laptop to create artworks with the Corel Paint It! Moreover, I would need it to research and make papers for college. Hope I win since I need a computer to successfully complete my double major educational career.


From Michael Goldberg on May 04, 2010 :: 9:16 am

I would give it to my wife as a belated “Mother’s Day” present.  She needs it to replace her “creepy crawler” laptop she’s now using.


From susan on May 04, 2010 :: 9:31 am

I would love to use then when I travel, it would help me on the road.


From Amy Delong on May 04, 2010 :: 9:35 am

subscribe&would; love it, starting back at school in the fall&this; would help a lot!



From Kimberly on May 04, 2010 :: 9:43 am

I would use this for school.  I haven’t had a laptop since mine broke in December and REALLY need one.  smile


From Sandra Crosier on May 04, 2010 :: 9:46 am

I am visually impaired and it would be nice to have a device large enough to see.


From Tracy Roe on May 04, 2010 :: 9:56 am

I subscribed to your site. 

This versatile HP TouchSmart would make my life easier, I could get my recipes, shop, and keep in contact with my friends and family much quicker and maybe learn to add my videos. 

It would be a dream come true!


From Rita G on May 04, 2010 :: 10:03 am

I am a subscriber, I would like to twitter, blog, actually use my computer to do wonderful things with my children’s pictures, shop, write a book and explore the world. My computer is an old Windows 95 that keeps freezing so I get frustrated and walk away from it. Please pick me!


From Carol M on May 04, 2010 :: 10:03 am

I would be cooking up a storm with all the receipes I could get so easily from my new HP Touchsmart. Thanks!!!


From Melissa B on May 04, 2010 :: 10:36 am

Howdy, I just signed up for the newsletter smile

I would use HP TouchSmart to watch movies on, we have a poor quality TV and this would be perfect to watch while laying in bed smile Cheers!!


From Dorothy Hubbard on May 04, 2010 :: 10:44 am

I am a subscriber.  I would give this to my daughter who is a teacher.


From Dorothy Hubbard on May 04, 2010 :: 10:47 am

I am a subscriber.  I would give this to my daughter, who is a teacher.


From Mark Price on May 04, 2010 :: 11:03 am

I love the touchpad feature


From Paul Regal on May 04, 2010 :: 11:10 am

Give it to my grand daughter so she can give it to her special needs friend….at school…..They are BEST Friends Forever BFF My grand daughter really welcomes the opportunity to help her.


From Deci Worland on May 04, 2010 :: 11:23 am

I love to travel and I love to blog. It would be well used.


From Jeanette Huston on May 04, 2010 :: 11:30 am

I have subscribed!

Jeanette Huston


From Jeanette Huston on May 04, 2010 :: 11:32 am

I would use this when I deploy. I am a Marine and this would be perfect to keep in touch with family.


From Susan Smith on May 04, 2010 :: 12:06 pm

If I won I would give this my daughter who is useing out old desktop computer that is slooowwww.


From Joseph Palumbo on May 04, 2010 :: 12:41 pm

I would give it to my daughter. We have three teens and ONE computer. Nuff said.


From Kim on May 04, 2010 :: 12:43 pm

I’m a subscriber! I would love to take this on my travels. The swivel screen would be perfect for watching videos while on the plane!


From Anne on May 04, 2010 :: 12:57 pm

I would finally retire my hand-me-down laptop if I were to win this giveaway. I’m rocking an IBM Thinkpad that may be from the late 1990’s… All I know is that it’s big and barely functions.

If I won this it would make my senior year of College more manageable. I’m working towards an Accounting degree and a new tablet would definitely make my life easier! I could take notes and keep them better organized! THat would be a lifesaver!

Thanks for the chance!


From Kimberly R on May 04, 2010 :: 1:09 pm

I would do everything with it, including store my pictures and music and do all of my homework.


From Elma on May 04, 2010 :: 1:36 pm

If I won this laptop, I would give it to my mom. She loves to take lots of pix and would love to show everyone and it would make her happy because it’ll be easy for her to use and do everything…


From Heather on May 04, 2010 :: 1:42 pm

I would use it to read the news.


From Teresa Balderas on May 04, 2010 :: 1:43 pm

I am a subscriber. I’d give this to my oldest son if I won it. He’ll be graduating from college in a few weeks and this would be perfect for him. I love the fact that he’d be able to draw and save his artwork right to his computer. He’s always doodling and putting his creative ideas on paper. This would be a great way to keep everything in one place. Thank you so much! Have a beautiful day.


From Molly Milroy on May 04, 2010 :: 1:44 pm

I need a new computer and would love to be a winner! I will retweet and post on Facebook!


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