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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 Chris Smith on April 29, 2010 :: 4:54 pm

It will be given to my youngest son as his computer for college.


From Mark Price on April 29, 2010 :: 8:00 pm

The touch feature allows me to do work with photography work more easily.


From Jacob LaFountaine on April 29, 2010 :: 8:16 pm

I’d sit outside in a lawnchair and keep up on my newsfeeds


From Johanne on April 29, 2010 :: 8:16 pm

I have 3 small children 1 of which is school aged so this ipad would really help me with homework.


From Jim Maloney on April 29, 2010 :: 8:53 pm

I was out of work for 9 months and we had to sell all of our computers and other stuff to try and keep a roof over our head and still trying to get back on our feet so this would be a great gift for my wife and kids thanks for the chance to win a gift like this


From Chris on April 29, 2010 :: 8:56 pm

I would probably give it to my son if/when he decides to go to college…assuming it’s not banned like I hear IPads are at some schools.


From Phyllis Dobrick on April 29, 2010 :: 9:32 pm

I’d love to have that to take to dog shows and keep all my info on it…would be great to have something like this to take to work..A laptop is too big


From Phyllis Dobrick on April 29, 2010 :: 9:36 pm

I travel with my dog to agility shows, would be nice to have something like this to take along
and keep his info & results on. Would like to be able to have something this small to take to work. A laptop is too big…


From Patricia C on April 29, 2010 :: 9:56 pm

I would use the HP TouchSmart at home when cooking and visiting social websites.


From sarah oswaald on April 29, 2010 :: 9:57 pm



From Patricia C on April 29, 2010 :: 9:57 pm

sorry forgot to write that I’m already a subscriber


From tpnoser on April 29, 2010 :: 10:01 pm

Check e-mail from the couch, watch DVDs on the road, download some e-Books.


From Cat on April 29, 2010 :: 11:39 pm

I would like to win this HP Touchsmart so that I can give it to my disabled fiance. He injured his back very badly in his childhood and is having a very hard time finding a job that he can do right now to pay for graphic design school, since most of the available opportunities here require long periods of standing or heavy lifting. One of the only things that he is truly passionate about is his art, and I think if I was able to give this to him is might boost his morale a bit. Thanks, and good luck everyone.


From Kristy on April 30, 2010 :: 12:57 am

This would be perfect for me. I would use it at work where I am a graphics designer. This would make my full time job much easier. I would also use this to edit my photos. I am also a photographer.


From Shilo Beedy on April 30, 2010 :: 1:27 am

This would great to have so I could work on a computer and not be confined by a desktop. My daughter is also going into middle school so I know she will start having to type of reports and do a bunch of research. My husband use to draw a lot back when he was in school so it would be great to get him doing some form of art again.


From Alex on April 30, 2010 :: 1:50 am

I would like to enter to win the computer for my mom as mother’s day gift. I think it would be a nice gift for her and since we can not afford a new computer she would highly appreciate it I think. Just hope I can find a way to get her a new computer.


From Amanda on April 30, 2010 :: 6:12 am

I would use this for school to take notes with and do homework


From Dan D on April 30, 2010 :: 10:04 am

I am already a subscriber, I would use it to catch up on my reading and pay bills and store pictures of my son so I can show others.


From Frank Urena on April 30, 2010 :: 10:31 am

Thanks for this opportunity,

If I win I will use it to illustrated children’s book with story that help empower kids selfs-teem
this will be very helpful for my drawings and hopefully I wont be the only winner , but all the kids I will help with my books will be winners too.



From Pat on April 30, 2010 :: 10:52 am

I would use it to enter more contests!


From Bill on April 30, 2010 :: 10:54 am

I would give it to my wife to replace her laptop that I broke!


From Gena on April 30, 2010 :: 1:36 pm

I am a student and would be able to use this so much!! For studying and reading books and everything else. Also, I love to draw and this would be perfect for that!


From Jenn S. on April 30, 2010 :: 2:32 pm

I would use the Ebook function, when trying new recipes online and to keep up with family and friends.


From Steve Stone on April 30, 2010 :: 6:09 pm

I would use it for my music.


From Kerry Whetstone on April 30, 2010 :: 6:54 pm

I have wanted this since it came outit would really help with my designing


From Mark Price on April 30, 2010 :: 6:59 pm



From Phyllis Dobrick on April 30, 2010 :: 7:24 pm

I can think of so many uses for it..Love to be able to give it my niece as a graduation present


From ky2here on April 30, 2010 :: 9:35 pm

I need this for my graphic design.


From Charles Opperman on April 30, 2010 :: 11:32 pm

I would give to my daughter in law if I won.  She would use for her work at home.


From JoAnn L. on May 01, 2010 :: 10:36 am

subscribed to newsletter

I would keep this for myself to use with my current job that requires computer access at home.


From Rita on May 01, 2010 :: 10:56 am

looks pretty cool


From Jan Below on May 01, 2010 :: 1:09 pm

This was on my Christmas wish list but sadly Santa missed my Apartment.


From Katt Lewis on May 01, 2010 :: 1:40 pm

I’d use it for landscaping design.


From Mark Price on May 01, 2010 :: 3:36 pm



From Mariah Horn on May 01, 2010 :: 6:00 pm

This would help a lot with my studies and when I visit my sister and niece. At the moment I have to use the local library’s computers to do most of my studies, and the touch features look cool on it too.


From julieh on May 01, 2010 :: 6:45 pm

I would use it to design my dream clothing line!


From Jennifer Bates on May 01, 2010 :: 7:30 pm

I would use it to take notes during lectures. Thanks for the chance to win!!


From Steven Rivas on May 01, 2010 :: 7:38 pm

I would use it for school homework.


From Tyler K on May 01, 2010 :: 7:58 pm

On the topic of eBooks, I’d use it to download “Finding a Job for Dummies [2010 Grad Edition]”, cause everything else I’ve tried hasn’t worked so far!  It’s tough out there for us marketing majors…


From Kirstie Calams on May 01, 2010 :: 8:08 pm

If i won the HP Touchsmart TM2 Laptop i would use it for my Art College to where i’d be able to work from the dorms on Photoshop and many other digital graphic programs.


From Mike Stenger on May 01, 2010 :: 8:36 pm

Subscribed. If I was to win the HP Touchsmart, I would use it for graphic design, definitely for music, photos and videos, and last but not least, writing out content for my blog.



From John on May 01, 2010 :: 8:39 pm

I would use this laptop for myself and give my current laptop to my mom.


From Addrianne on May 01, 2010 :: 8:45 pm

If I won the Touchsmart I would probably drive everyone crazy because I would never put it down! I would love this product and use it for so many things: working on my MBA online, social networking, surfing the web, visiting the techlicious website! I might even utilize the art feature and start drawing again!

Thank you!


From barbarabaker on May 01, 2010 :: 9:43 pm

I’m a subscriber wink

If I won…well, let’s just say I’d do everything I haven’t been able to do at this point! My kids would actually be able to play on all their learning sites without it taking forever to load. My husband would be able to do his work without me having to hear him b**** that it’s taking forever to load and ME, well, I’d just be happy to share it with the whole family (as long as I got on it too!!!)..

have a wonderful day and thanks for the awesome chance to win. I’m crossing my fingers!!!!

-Barb smile


From Carol on May 01, 2010 :: 10:10 pm

This is a wonderful giveaway and I would like to win


From Carol on May 01, 2010 :: 10:11 pm

I really could use this in my trailer when on vacation


From Jeff on May 01, 2010 :: 10:40 pm

Perfect Mother’s Day gift for mom ....


From David ODonnell on May 01, 2010 :: 10:53 pm

I would use this


From Terlene on May 01, 2010 :: 11:30 pm

Hi! I’m a pleased subscriber to Techlicious and have been receiving newsletters since the beginning of 2010.

I would love to have this PC not only for entertainment, but it may help my schoolwork for my thesis idea =)

Thanks a bunch!!


From Maria S on May 02, 2010 :: 12:06 am

If I won this awesome laptop I would use it for school. Right now I have to borrow the laptop from my school and it’s a pain in the butt. With this laptop it would make my life so much easier and much more productive as well!


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