My 1-1/2 year old Gateway Windows 7 laptop is literally falling apart. Not the chassis (it sits on a perforated steel VCR shelf right under my TV, it's life wasn't hard).
The hard drive is threatening to fail, the the keys started falling off. Final straw, last night, the battery alerted me it was dying by a screen notice saying I might want to replace battery.
I was going to replace the hard drive as that was going on for a while, now I'm not so sure.
The only thing I really need it for is to watch Internet TV. I hook it up to my television with an HDMI cable and I use an iPad app for the keyboard/mouse. Plus I have mouses; one wireless.
I want to replace it with something that will work as well - but I'm very broke this year, more than any year previous. I watch a fair amount of Network television; like NBC, ABC, CBS, etc. also I have Netflix.
I don't want something with Intel Atom processor if that will make things so slow I can't enjoy it. But I don't know what is really needed (other than it must be Windows for trouble free TV streaming, and I need HDMI output port). Anything beyond that I'm unsure of what is going to affect quality vs. what is just added benefits but not needed for this purpose.
I know about Zotac Mag where you need to buy an OS, but not which Zotac Mag might work. Also I have read about Acer Aspire Revo but they are sold out. I'm open to suggestions. Laptop, netbook, mini desktop, or nettop are all okay. I just need to use it for streaming TV. Oh, and I use Spotify for music. Just media I guess.
Many thanks in advance,