I have an older HDTV so it doesn't have HDMI, but in the near future I think we will be getting a new TV - ours is starting to turn shades of red and pink where the bulb is getting old and a replacement is over 500 bucks. I do play games but my laptop handles the newest games very well, I just have an extra hard disk I bought for my own personal stuff so nothing is installed within the work drives. My old desktop has some storage space but it is a beast, just kicks out a ton of heat, uses a ton of power, is super loud, and so I don't keep it on. Plus it's just old. I guess I pretty much just want something that I can watch my videos on in all sorts of different formats, leave the system on, output music, etc. If I just use it for storage, I will probably but a separate low end laptop for the wife so she has something to work on as well.