A laptop with built-in wireless card is a must - in case your Internet goes down and you have to dash out to the coffee shop. Have a larger monitor at home to prevent eyestrain. Buy: For PC, Dell XPS M1530 ($1398) and 24" Widescreen Flat Panel Monitor ($379). For Mac, Apple's 2.4 GHz 13-inch MacBook ($1299) and 20-inch Cinema Monitor ($599).
Three-in-one printer/scanner/copiers will save you cash and space. Buy: Canon's PIXMA MP600 ($180).