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June 1, 2012 9:41 AM Subscribe
My laptop is dying. I don't use it for much, and am wondering if a tablet would be an okay replacement. If so, which one?
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I have a $600 Dell Inspiron laptop purchased three and a half years ago. The battery died at least a year ago so it has to be plugged in at all times (I know I could have just bought another battery, but, well, I didn't). Now it seems to be dying a slow death for a variety of other reasons. I use it primarily for syncing my iPhone to iTunes and hooking it up to our TV via an HDMI cable for watching shows on iTunes and Hulu's website (free - not Hulu Plus). And some web browsing. I also use it for Microsoft Money, but I can move that stuff to a desktop in another room if I have to.
I understand that the iPad does not support Flash, which I believe is what Hulu uses, so that seems to be out. I really, really do not want to pay Time Warner for cable service, so I need to be able to watch those Hulu shows on my TV. Is there a high quality tablet out there that can handle flash video sites and also has an HDMI output? Or do I need to invest in another cheapy laptop?