I'd like to get some tech advice from the T-Nation crowd.
My current laptop is nearing on 5 years of age and slowing down considerably. I'm looking into replacements. Currently, about 95% of my computer usage is web browsing, e-mail, chat/instant messaging, or watching movies/tv shows. So, I'm thinking about getting a netbook or going for the iPad.
The iPad seems pretty sweet. I don't own any Apple products, but the iPad seems pretty cool. I like the touch screen and that whole deal. Here's my main beef with it: apparently it doesn't support Flash? For anybody that has an iPad, how much does that hinder your web browsing experience. From my understanding, the majority of websites use Flash. That could seriously hinder my ability to watch... tv shows.
There's also netbooks. I don't know much about them, but it seems like they could a good option and they are cheap. I still need to work a fair bit in Excel/Word, but nothing requiring serious computing power, so I figure if I get something to hand my web browsing/email stuff, I could just clean out this laptop and be good for another year or two before I have to replace it.
So... thoughts on the netbooks/iPads? Or should I just get a new, lower-end laptop? I don't play games at all, so I don't really need the performance aspect.