I have a 2007 MPB that has slowed down considerably over the years. It still runs ok in small doses, but streaming video and doing too many things at once overwhelms it now. It gets hot, slows down, and occasionally will freeze and start blinking-forcing a manual shut down. I don't really have the money to purchase a new laptop with all the fixings for around $1400 but can't really use this as my primary mode of streaming video for much longer. The only real nightmare scenario involves buying an ipad and then my laptop entirely melting down (I need M.Soft Word--netbook?) Since I want to knock out paying for cable from my life I will rely heavily on things like MLB.TV, Netflix and Hulu+ for media consumption. Do you think it's worth ponying up for an Ipad in order to save my computer the exhaustion of streaming video? Or is a new laptop a necessity?