Friday, November 25, 2011

My 2 new Teacher Tech Finds

As a teacher (and a blogger), I'm often bringing work home to finish.  In our home office, I have a beautiful desk; however, my desktop computer is fairly old and runs slow.  So, I rarely use my office.

My husband and I have been waiting to get a new computer until we found the 'just right' one for our needs.  We finally ordered a new computer last night.

Now we can both use a computer at the same time!  We each have an iPhone and we have the new iPad 2, so we aren't ever without web access... it's more of the lack of being able to create documents or projects that usually hindered one of us.  I've been using my laptop in the living room while sitting on our sofa.  I love the comfort of not being at a desk.  So, I went searching for the perfect new 'desk' to house our new computer.

After searching for a while, I am happy to share my new finds: the Turner Lift Top Coffee Table and the HP TouchSmart.  Because of our new finds, we are redesigning our home office.  I'm so excited!  I'll post a few before and after photos when our new shipments arrive.  You can get your coffee table desk for $149 by clicking here.

Having a comfortable space to work in is so important.  I don't want to feel like I'm working (even though I have to) while I'm at home.  So, by removing our desk, painting a warm color on the walls, adding a comfortable sofa, and finding the 'just right desk,' I'm confident that we will enjoy our new home office.

Keep in mind, we didn't get a bonus check... we're simply redesigning our living room and pulling items from our garage and basement to make this functional transition happen on a budget... as HGTV would say... 'design on a dime.'  The only two new items we've purchased are the coffee table desk and the computer.  Be sure to watch the computer demo video below... so cool.  I can't wait until it arrives!  You can build your own HP Smarttouch by clicking here.  I must admit, I cross-compared each model and finally determined that the 420t was the best bet for our family.


I also really like this commercial for the HP Touchsmart:





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4 comments:

  1. Eager to hear how you like the touch screen on a bigger model than an ipad. After using an ipad there's a tendency to touch the screen to get results :)

    Love the coffee table!
    Pat

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  2. Jennifer,

    I know - I can't believe the price, too! Finally, something cool that I can afford. :)

    Thanks,

    Erin

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  3. Pat,

    So funny that you mentioned that... Jacob, my three year old always tries to touch my laptop screen. :)

    I'll keep you posted on how it works out.

    Thanks,

    Erin

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