I had to send my laptop back for a new keyboard since the keys were becoming intermittent. I make enough typos without the keyboard helping out, thank you.
I have my laptop set up on a swivel support on a side table next to my chair in the living room. It's where I do most of my computer work and spend the majority of my time when I take a break from working in the shop or elsewhere.
Since the laptop will be gone for a couple of weeks and I need to free it up anyway for actual portable use for astronomy I decided to bring up one of my systems from my basement computer room. I set it up on a unit constructed from wire rack shelving that I modified to suit the purpose. I used wire rack to try and avoid the flat surface crap collection issue. So far it seems to be working and wife is happy with it.
I decided to use two flat panels, a 15" regular and a 19" wide screen. I have experimented in the past with using the monitor in the vertical potrait orientation and have found it much more suitable for reviewing documentation and most web sites. However, for most photo and multimedia work/editing landscape mode is better. The video card supports either via a single hot key press to change the display to suit so I constructed a special bracket that gives my primary 19" display the ability to be rotated, swiveled, tilted and translated with 5 degrees of freedom.
I hate weak supports for things like this so I made it nice and strong. No sag, droop or looseness and all motions are silky smooth with enough resistance to stay where it is put.
I was going to wait until spring to anodize the arm but I think I will just finish polish the rest to match the rotating joint I made for the VESA mount point on the monitor. Pretty well all flat panels have a standardized mounting point on the middle of the back that consists of four threaded screw holes in a square that is 2.950" per side. The screws are metric.