Gateway NV5435U

With YouTube and Hulu viewing far outpacing TV viewing in our household, an old Sony VAIO we’ve had for many years wasn’t providing an acceptable Adobe Flash experience.

Gateway NV5435U

We welcome the newest member of our computer family, the Gateway NV5435U, affectionately dubbed the portable cinema. With a dual core processor and 4 gigabytes of ram, it should provide us with many years of great performance. The 6-Cell battery lasts over 3.5 hours and the built in webcam is a plus for carrying on video conferencing in Skype.

The new laptop is an early Christmas present for my Hulu viewing spouse. Her old laptop was handed down to our eldest son, who’s happily watching episodes of his favorite vintage shows on YouTube. Which makes me contemplate, why do we need cable?

Norma Jean has gone with the wind
And we’ll never, never see her no more
Jimmy Dean you drove that machine
Chased a dream, chased a dream