Hands down this has been the biggest giveaway on SolidSmack and you all made it an absolute BLAST. I know you’re all anxious to know who won, or if you won, or didn’t, so I’ll cut tho the chase real fast like. The winner of the the HP EliteBook 8740w Mobile Workstation is…

Caleb Newman!!

Dang Caleb, you lucky guy. Caleb is owner of Performance Design in Troy, MI. They do custom product design, program management and some very interesting product development.

His comment was…

I use Solidworks daily – mostly on a desktop workstation, but for the road my Dell Precision M4300 is adequate. This caught my eye because travel CAD design could use a little more HP. Sorry for the pun – I design performance engine parts for a living…couldn’t resist.

Caleb, we forgive you for the ‘HP’ pun. Have fun with your new laptop.

The array of computers that people use absolutely amazed me. Check out the 300+ comments people left telling about their computers and their business. There were people using high-end, low-end, Macs, PCs, smart-phones, custom builts and some things I’ve never heard of. HP, Dell and Apple ranked amongst the top with people working on a range of desktops, laptops and even some netbooks. I honestly wish everyone who joined in the fun could have one of these HP’s. Maybe we’ll work on HP to give out a discount to the readers and those who participated.

Thanks again to everyone and if you have ideas for future contests or giveaways, just let us know!


Josh is founder and editor at SolidSmack.com, founder at Aimsift Inc., and co-founder of EvD Media. He is involved in engineering, design, visualization, the technology making it happen, and the content developed around it. He is a SolidWorks Certified Professional and excels at falling awkwardly.