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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 Sherry McCarthy on April 28, 2010 :: 11:58 am

I would use it to surf the net, and the Ereader to read everything!


From Patricia on April 28, 2010 :: 12:22 pm

I am already a subscriber. I would use the computer if I won. It would allow me to stay in touch with everyone when I travel.


From shirley roehl on April 28, 2010 :: 12:45 pm

oh what fun to find out just what I could do with the touchsmart.


From Paul on April 28, 2010 :: 3:25 pm

Wow the e-reader feature is greta


From Aimee Pickett on April 28, 2010 :: 6:45 pm

Oh this is so neat!! If I had this I would use it the ereader on it alot. This would drastically reduce clutter in my home due to all of the books I have. I wouldn’t have to buy books anymore, I could just download them! Thanks for the great contest. Good luck to everyone!


From Aimee Pickett on April 28, 2010 :: 6:48 pm

I forgot to add that I am a subscriber grin


From martha on April 28, 2010 :: 7:18 pm

would have to learn how to use it, but it would be great to replace my old computer!!


From Susan C on April 28, 2010 :: 7:40 pm

I would do my school work on this great computer.I subscribe.


From Maureen on April 28, 2010 :: 7:49 pm

I’m a subscriber…of course. It would be great to win this laptop! My daughter is taking advanced classes and will be completing regents in 8th grade. This would be a huge help with studying. Unfortunately I can’t afford it by myself. Winning would be the best gift to give and her reaction would be great for Mother’s Day! Please!


From Marcia Goss on April 28, 2010 :: 8:25 pm

I subscribe. I’m a teacher, and I could find all kinds things to do with this HP. My current laptop is old and heavy, and the battery doesn’t stay charged. The 9.75 hour battery life would be wonderful!


From Mark Price on April 28, 2010 :: 8:32 pm

I want to use this for movies.


From Jennifer Reda on April 28, 2010 :: 10:34 pm

i would give this to my mom!
i’m a subscriber


From Kara on April 29, 2010 :: 12:11 am

I would use the laptop and tablet to edit photos and videos. It would also double as a great digital portfolio rather than bringing a traditional portfolio I could carry the tablet and show clients great photos directly from my computer.


From Edward Taoras on April 29, 2010 :: 1:53 am



From Frank on April 29, 2010 :: 2:04 am

I’d use it as a shield against the iPad geeks closing in around me.


From Jaclyn Reynolds on April 29, 2010 :: 11:53 am

I’d share this w/ my husband and daughter!


From Dan M on April 29, 2010 :: 11:54 am

Already subscribe.Would give it to my mother


From Susan on April 29, 2010 :: 11:58 am

I am a subscriber.  I would use this when I travel as it is an easy carry-on.  Also, I’ve always thought I’d like to try drawing - this might be a good tool for me.  Great to take to Valley Forge Park where there are some many good subjects for sketching.


From Katrina Calvo on April 29, 2010 :: 12:01 pm

This would be the perfect laptop for my sister. She is juggling a full time job and full time schooling.  She’s been needing a laptop for a while now for school but can’t afford it. I’ve been trying to save up for a computer for her but this would definitely help me helping her out. smile


From Linda Kish on April 29, 2010 :: 12:02 pm

I could watch tv or movies on it.

lkish77123 at gmail dot com


From Courtney mason on April 29, 2010 :: 12:03 pm

I am a subscriber:)


From Courtney mason on April 29, 2010 :: 12:05 pm

I would use it for everything! Email, pictures, games, applications…everything:)


From mj m. on April 29, 2010 :: 12:07 pm

Already a subscriber- I’d use it as an ereader, and also as a way to check my email and such on the go- I’m so under-gadgeted, I don’t even have a smart phone or laptop…


From Debbie McClung on April 29, 2010 :: 12:09 pm

I would use it for everything. Especially reading.


From Thomas Steplyk on April 29, 2010 :: 12:12 pm

Great Computer - This is having everything you need when you need or want it!


From carol y l on April 29, 2010 :: 12:15 pm

I am a subscriber and I would play with it all-day-long!  Fun!


From fxs111 on April 29, 2010 :: 12:18 pm

Email, photoshop, music server, watch videos, facebook, mad many more apps. Please send it my way


From Deborah Dowd on April 29, 2010 :: 12:18 pm

Hi, I’m a subscriber and have always wanted one of these for my kitchen. I’m always cooking and looking up Martha Stewart recipes on line and would love to be able to have this right at my fingertips when cooking. What a great give away!


From laurie damrose on April 29, 2010 :: 12:20 pm

That is so cool!I could really use that for my business.Please enter me.


From Marc on April 29, 2010 :: 12:23 pm

I’d use it as a prize in a charitable fundraiser.


From Deanna on April 29, 2010 :: 12:25 pm

I would use the HP TouchSmart for all of my favorite computer activities (blogging, emailing, entering contests, social networking, surfing the Internet, etc.) and would let my daughter use my laptop (which just so happens to be an HP) since some of the web sites she likes to go on do not work very well on her netbook.


From Bruce Fontaine on April 29, 2010 :: 12:27 pm

This a Smart gift for my wife - our children’s Mom, who desperately wants to become computer savvy.


From Homero Gutierrez on April 29, 2010 :: 12:29 pm

I would finally be able to carry around my work/pic’s/videos around to show family/friend’s/co-workers, instead of just talking about them.


From Gary on April 29, 2010 :: 12:30 pm

I would play with it for awhile and then try to determine who in the family could best use it.


From Clark on April 29, 2010 :: 12:36 pm

I would use it to read the news online, which I love to do! Thank you.


From Char on April 29, 2010 :: 12:39 pm

I would use it to read the Techlicious Newsletter!
My 12 year old has talked endlessly about this HP Touch Smart, lol. If I win it, I might let him look at it from a distance, lol. Thank you for offering it!


From Mr Hope on April 29, 2010 :: 12:42 pm

Great Looking Gizmo Packed With Features! I Would Give It To My Wife. She Would Get The Most Use Out Of It In The Kitchen.


From Theresa Dell on April 29, 2010 :: 12:53 pm

I would give this to my daughter who is in college because the laptop she has now is falling apart.


From Ken on April 29, 2010 :: 12:57 pm

I would give this to my Mother so she can keep up with gardening tips and look for new recipes. She’s always on the lookout for new things to try.


From Carol Bonds on April 29, 2010 :: 1:01 pm

Since I am a technology professional, I would use it in my work to show clients demo’s of it and other product I would recommend/design for them! 

Pick me! Pick me!


From Phillip Mulins on April 29, 2010 :: 1:04 pm

I am a subscriber.  I would use the tablet to create drawings for presentations at work, read e-books, and watch movies and play with my kids (What a great way to capture their childhood drawings).


From Snowflake07 (Audra) on April 29, 2010 :: 1:05 pm

I’m a subscriber. If I were the lucky winner, I would use it to start my own series of children’s art prints…something I’ve wanted to do ever since I went freelance. I’ve been a graphic designer for years, but since going freelance I’ve not been able to afford a digital drawing pad. I was drooling over this when I first saw it on Project Runway!


From Robert Lamb on April 29, 2010 :: 1:24 pm

I subscribe to the Techlicious newsletter!

If I won, I would use the Touchsmart for my on-line business work. I use my HP laptop EVERY day 8 hours a day and it’s on its last leg!!

Thank you so much for your informative newsletter and chance to win!
Robert Lamb

robswindowcleaning at yahoo dot com


From Christina on April 29, 2010 :: 1:38 pm

I’m a subscriber - and I would use the Core Paint It! Software for my professional collages and other artwork!


From ruby janik on April 29, 2010 :: 1:47 pm

it would replace my old laptop


From Paul Conrow on April 29, 2010 :: 2:53 pm

I am a subscriber, and would love to give this to my mother-in-law!!  I think it would be the perfect, easy starter for her.


From Jim on April 29, 2010 :: 3:41 pm

Now this is something my Mother could really use.


From Sarah B. on April 29, 2010 :: 4:04 pm

I subscribe. I would use this to replace my dying laptop. It just looks like such a snazzy device. It would be so much fun . . .housework would never get done. grin


From Judy on April 29, 2010 :: 4:22 pm

I’m a subscriber,  If I won, I would give this to Mom!


From Sarah L on April 29, 2010 :: 4:32 pm

Subscriber.  I will give it to my niece who love to design clothes.  Thanks for the contest.


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