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Tuesday, December 13, 2011
Win a HP TouchSmart 320 from BlogHer & HP
Want to win one for your family? Now you can! HP has partnered with five bloggers to give the HP TouchSmart 320
a try, use it with their kids, and report back. Read on to learn about
our bloggers' real life experiences and be sure to enter to win! Ends 12/16
We have a new friend in our home. She is sleek, skinny, and
stylish with a beautiful profile. She has no extra baggage or wires,
vibrant coloring, and she unleashes my kids' creativity with the touch
of a finger. She helps get homework done and plays beautiful music. She
is super efficient and can multi-task like none other. If she folded
laundry, she could probably be nominated for sainthood. What did we ever
do without her??\
The computer has touch-screen capabilities which I always forget
to use because I am old, but which makes it really kid friendly. It has a
built-in webcam and really smooth video playback because of AMD's
VISION technology. The kids loved discovering they could take weird
pictures of themselves; I have found many of those in my Picasa files.
It is also pretty, which means more than anything right? A nice big 20"
screen-just two pieces, one cord, no clutter. I love that.
The screen can tilt 45 degrees for best viewing quality and has a
built-in webcam for those Skype chats with grandparents and cousins who
are in lands far away. You can also enjoy DVDs or the TV tuner
features with the smooth, clear picture thanks to AMD’s VISION
technology.There is also a selection of HP TouchSmart apps you can use,
such as the recipe app! Ryan and I will most certainly be utilizing that
one. All your favorite recipes are at your fingertips. We tend to
look up a lot of our favorite recipes on the computer these days anyway.
What I saw was a gorgeous, slim, flat screen and another very
small box containing a wireless keyboard and a mouse.And, GET THIS, one
small page of instructions that basically said, "PLUG IT IN."The nice
folks at HP had scheduled a call to help me set it up, and I'd already
felt sorry for them several times because they had no idea what they
were about to deal with. But I was feeling brave and emboldened by the
simple directions and set up instructions, so I plugged it in. LO AND
BEHOLD, it was just that easy.
Wow, was I wrong at how impressed they would be with the touch
screen! I wish I would have caught my three year old daughter on video
when she exclaimed, "You can click it with your finger? That is so
COOL!"They have had free range for the past week to explore all of the
fun features. They have used the webcam to talk to their dad, who
travels for work, experienced games on their favorite sites in a new
way, played a little too much Angry Birds, created slideshows with their
pictures, and doodled masterpieces on the magic canvas.