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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 Greg Ough on May 02, 2010 :: 12:08 am

I would use it for work.


From Joseph on May 02, 2010 :: 1:30 am

I’m a subscriber.

I would use the HP TouchSmart at school. I’ve goon back to school to learn a new career. The HP TouchSmart will be a great asset as I study. Using the tablet feature to take notes.


From Chels on May 02, 2010 :: 1:50 am

Well if I won the Touchsmart, I’d use it mainly for schoolwork, visiting techlicious, and facebook. Everything’s harder when you have 3 tech savvy siblings, two computer-literate parents, and one desktop pc.


From Nate Simons on May 02, 2010 :: 2:04 am

I would use the Touchsmart in my band classroom when I give lessons.  The tablet feature would work awesome for students to work with my various music composition and music theory programs.


From Meghan Lacy on May 02, 2010 :: 5:42 am

I am a college student and I could really use something like this for school. I would use it to research, type papers and maybe even take notes in slate mode.


From carolyn f on May 02, 2010 :: 6:25 am

now this is it. i could wear this out.


From Justin on May 02, 2010 :: 9:11 am

I would use it for all my notebook needs, and give my current laptop to my mom!


From elodie trouche on May 02, 2010 :: 9:34 am

i will use it to start a business


From Robin Bullock on May 02, 2010 :: 9:57 am

If I won the HP TouchSmart, I use it to keep control of my business while away from my desktop.


From Chris Momcilovich on May 02, 2010 :: 10:03 am

This computer would help enhance me teaching as a music educator as I am a recent graduate of Western Michigan University.  I believe this computer would allow me to show my students new ways of looking at music, allow me to save paper, and quickly access programs to help students with their questions.


From Vickie Bartlett on May 02, 2010 :: 10:09 am

I’m a subscriber.  One of the things I would like to do is to play with some graphics programs.


From Kathy Scott on May 02, 2010 :: 10:55 am

email subscriber


From Kathy Scott on May 02, 2010 :: 10:56 am

I am trying to start a bookkeeping business and this would be easy to carry every where I go.


From Jill Myrick on May 02, 2010 :: 11:05 am

I am a subscriber.
All of our family members live out of state so we travel a lot for visits.
This would be so perfect for taking with me. So that I am able to keep up with everything while I am gone.
Thank you so very much for the chance to win.



From Mark Price on May 02, 2010 :: 11:37 am



From Carlos Fraticelli on May 02, 2010 :: 11:41 am

I would use it as my front line mobile computer. The Ebook feature would be lovely to pass the time while I commute.


From Jessica Wagner on May 02, 2010 :: 12:22 pm

I would use it in the kitchen for recipes.  I’m not a great cook, so I can use all the help I can get!


From Shannon S. on May 02, 2010 :: 1:08 pm

I would use it to travel with & be able to be connected while on the go & I’d be able to watch movies easily too!  What a great computer!

Thanks for the chance & I’m an email subscriber.



From Claudia M on May 02, 2010 :: 1:36 pm

I would open the Window and throw my ancient Desktop out and replace it with this “bad Boy” smilei finally could watch Movies , take it to Night Class, do Worksheets , and connect with family & friends overseas smile thanks so much for the chance!

also e-mail subscriber


From Darryl Tahara on May 02, 2010 :: 2:04 pm

I would give it to my parents so we could stay connected


From S. B. on May 02, 2010 :: 2:20 pm

I will be in grad school this upcoming fall so I would use it for everything school-related. I had a really old PC during undergrad so it’d be nice to mobile for once.


From Kathleen Evans on May 02, 2010 :: 3:58 pm

Computer/ Ereader, and sketchpad? Cool!  I’d use it in the barn office to keep track of…everything.


From David on May 02, 2010 :: 4:32 pm

I would use the pc for keeping in touch with my business when I’m not in the office.


From tim smith on May 02, 2010 :: 5:25 pm

I would give it to Mom for Mothers Day


From Ali Jameel on May 02, 2010 :: 5:45 pm

This would just be a fun thing to have around, I would love to win one because it looks so sleek and cool! Thanks for the giveaway!


From Edwina Foreman on May 02, 2010 :: 5:48 pm

I’d like to use it to impress the girls at work.


From naomi d on May 02, 2010 :: 5:49 pm

I would use the HP laptop so that I can finish getting my education. Then I can get my child back which then I can make a better life for us. I had to allow my brother to take her so I could get myself together. It has been thirteen years. This gift would be a get help and I am glad you are doing it.


From Stephen S on May 02, 2010 :: 6:31 pm

I would use it while traveling & I’d be able to watch movies and videos easily too!


From donsterb on May 02, 2010 :: 6:35 pm

I could really use it for school and entertainment.


From Chasney on May 02, 2010 :: 6:36 pm

I’m from Charlotte, NC and I am a young single parent with a passion for art and design, and also the desire to finish my nursing degree for steady income. I would use it for all these reasons.


From Charles Wade on May 02, 2010 :: 7:37 pm

It would be great to use while traveling.


From suzypj on May 02, 2010 :: 8:20 pm

What an amazing unit.  I would love to win this!!


From Satkrit on May 02, 2010 :: 9:07 pm

This would be a great giftto give to my son as he is graduating from high school soon and he will need a laptop for college


From Michelle Small on May 02, 2010 :: 9:13 pm

I subscribed smile

If I were fortunate to win I would finally be able to start the blog I have been wanting to.
With 6 of us sharing one computer it is difficult to use.  I would be able to do more work from home and we really need the income with hubby out of work for medical reasons.

Thanks for the Great opportunity smile


From Megan on May 02, 2010 :: 9:51 pm

I just started up a business, so I would us it to help get the business started.


From April Q on May 02, 2010 :: 9:53 pm

I Subscribed! This is a gorgeous HP Touchsmart PC. If I were to win the Touchsmart PC I would be so happy because I would be able to give it to my brother and daughter to benefit their education. They would love this because now and days the new technology for education really benfits students to achieve and do well.


From Randy Bailey on May 02, 2010 :: 10:23 pm


I would use it for pictures, and my granddaughter is very artistic, so she could be creative with it. Sounds like fun. Thanks for the chance to win


From Brian on May 02, 2010 :: 11:18 pm

Kids would love this.


From gordon on May 03, 2010 :: 12:06 am

I have no laptop, so time on the road can be a bit dull. This would help!


From Lyndi on May 03, 2010 :: 12:39 am

If I win it will be used for everyday type stuff of checking email, playing games, reading, and more. It will be especially helpful if I have to travel as I do a lot of online advertising as I work as a web designer for a living.


From Christie on May 03, 2010 :: 12:48 am

I am already a subscriber. What would I do with the HP TouchSmart?  Have a great time with it!


From Dave on May 03, 2010 :: 1:17 am

This TouchSmart would make a great gift for my mom, although I’m guessing my dad will probably use it at least as much she will. But that’s okay. It will definitely get a lot of use. Thank you for the amazing chance to win.


From melissa valmonte on May 03, 2010 :: 4:07 am

My mom has been asking me to buy her a computer for years and I just don’t have the funds for it! :( it makes me feel really bad but if I won this for her she would use it in so many ways.  She loves to cook and she can have a pc in the kitchen to follow recipes on the internet.  she has also taken a liking to facebook and loves to post pics and she can easily scroll through her pics on the touchsmart. 
I think she would definitely benefit from this COOL computer :D


From sheila veit on May 03, 2010 :: 7:20 am

what a wonderful gift


From anne on May 03, 2010 :: 7:36 am

I would use this to keep in touch with my son, daughter and grandson, prepare lessons for my Bible study group, I would also enjoy using the ereader functionality. Being able to research recipes online would be wonderful.


From Diane Redcay on May 03, 2010 :: 9:30 am

I love to tweet,facebbok and read blogs but I only have a desk top computer if I won I would be mobile I could keep up in different place that would be oh so phat!


From Gene Garvin on May 03, 2010 :: 11:49 am

great contest, greater prize


From Chad D on May 03, 2010 :: 12:00 pm

I am a subscriber, and what better way to read techlicious on my commute than on the hp laptop!


From katie s. on May 03, 2010 :: 12:03 pm

I would use it for basically everything.  Carry hulu around with me, take with me to the kitchen, take my writing with me wherever I go, and take some entertaining games with me for my son to play when he’s bored.  Thanks!!  (subscribed)


From Kayce Crews on May 03, 2010 :: 12:04 pm

If I won it, I’d carry it everywhere.


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