If so, the creds (specs) for the laptop is going to be very high today. And USB 2.0 to UHD for video is too slow. Even 3.0 may not be enough. I think you need to confirm the need for UHD first.
That said, the usual run of the mill laptop with HDMI at about 200 will be fine for 1080p and let the TV upscale.
It's 200 at https://www.groupon.com/deals/gs-hp-elitebook-2560p-12-5-i5-4gb-320gb-refurbished?deal_option=f3116015-0720-472b-a99b-8d5ac2ac057e
I have an older Core2Duo that I use for this. Here's the display port to HDMI cable.
Tablet? What tablet would do this? None I know of.
I have a 55" Samsung Smart tv model UN55HU6950F and I want to be able to watch past episodes of some shows that are no longer on regular TV. I am told that even though I can use the TV to get online I still need to connect a PC/Laptop/Tablet to the TV so that I can watch these programs online and have it show up on my TV.
I have a laptop, but it does not have a HDMI port--only a 2.0 USB--Can I use the 2.0 USB port to connect to the TV HDMI port?
If not what type of device do I need to buy in order to connect? Laptop or Tablet? How much Ram/Storage-HHD do I need to do this type of connection?