This past week I’ve been going over my holiday shopping checklist again and again to make sure I got everything I needed for my friends and family. Every year I make sure everyone gets a personal gift and together my husband and I also decide on a family gift, something that can be enjoyed and shared by everyone in the house. One year it was a gaming system, another year it was family passes to a water park but this year, the decision of the family gift was taken out of our hands.
Last week HP sent our family an Envy 23 TouchSmart AiO PC loaded with the new Windows 8. It didn’t take long at all to set up given the fact this all-in-one is built to plug and go. With just one power cord, a wireless keyboard, mouse and built-in speakers, wifi and more it was the easiest PC set-up I’ve ever done in my life.
What makes this the perfect family gift?
Well, the standout feature for our family is the touch screen. For younger children like mine that aren’t quite coordinated enough to use a keyboard and mouse yet, the touch screen makes it easy for them to use the computer. After years of using touch screen tablets, the girls were very well prepared and knew exactly how to use it.
The new Windows 8 makes program access easy enough for my 3 year old to tap into Netflix and pick her favorite shows to watch. The 23″ screen is bright, crisp and perfect for watching our favorite holiday shows together while snuggled up in our big old bed.
Even better, the Fresh Paint application is wonderful for little ones with an artistic side that love to draw and paint (without the messy clean up). There are so many kid-friendly applications available in the app store to download and use for kids of all of ages.
See the HP Envy 23 TouchSmart AiO in Action
I put together a quick video below that shows just how fun the Envy is and how we’re using it this holiday season. Also, check back on Friday for a chance to win an Envy for your family!!!
I’d love to hear from you … how does your family use your computer during the holiday season to stay connected with family and friends?
From now until January 3, 2012 you can enter to win this!!! Click the image for the entry form.
* I wrote this review while participating in a program on behalf of HP and received an ENVY 23 TouchSmart AiO and other products as a thank you for my participation. In addition, Netflix provided me with a special account to use during this program.