My kids think we're really old when we tell them about the time when computers were not in every home. You couldn't just Google any question you had or pop on the latest music video with YouTube during dinner preparations to dance to while singing into the whisk.
Learning to type happened on a typewriter that ruthlessly showed every mistake. Writing a report involved actual books. I couldn't see my grandparents on Skype anytime I wanted.
No, the world has changed.
Schools assume that every family has a computer with internet access for homework assignments, lunch menus, and class announcements. With four in school now, it sometimes requires a little bit of juggling with computer time. (Plus the games and netflix movies to watch!)
Recently a large box was delivered to our doorstep by a most jolly FedEx man. He seemed as excited about the delivery as we did! Inside we pulled out the brand new HP TouchSmart 320 PC with AMD VISION technology.
She was promptly set up in the kitchen. There was no jungle of wires and cords to deal with. Just a single cord for power. Wireless keyboard, wireless mouse. Hooray for easy! But it got even better.
I turned her on, swiftly set up the internet connection, and we were set to ROCK and ROLL. The HP TouchSmart 320 is exactly that. It is an interactive touch screen. What does that mean? You could put away the keyboard and mouse and still use the computer just fine! (I'm picturing water being knocked over onto the keyboard-the perfect remedy!) You can pull up a touch keyboard on the screen if you want or even manually write the letters with your fingers.
Clover is smitten. Instead of me telling her, "Don't touch the computer screen!" over and over, she gets to jab at it with those chubby little fingers to her heart's content.
Our favorites around here are Poissonrouge.com and Starfall.com. They are perfect for little beginners.I got a call from an HP representative, and she filled me on some of the other cool features of the HP TouchSmart 320.
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.
Needless to say we are enjoying our new HP TouchSmart 320. Want a chance to win your very own? Yeah, you heard me right.
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