I am moving to a new flat next month and due to it being a bit smaller we're unlikely to have room for more than one desk. As my other half is an architecture student her need for a desk rather greater than my need to indecisively look at my Steam backlog and then watch a Giant Bomb Quicklook instead. As such I seem to have the following options:
- Sell my PC and make do with my PS3
- Sell my PC and buy a gaming laptop
- Use my PC with a TV and a lapdesk
The last of these seems the most attractive, especially as I can probably set up the room in a way that would mean I could sit fairly close to the TV (under 6 feet) which hopefully should minimise any UI problems. And as luck (or lack of it) would have it both my mouse and TV have broken meaning I need to replace them anyway. I was wondering if anyone else is using a similar set up and could point towards any pitfalls.
My primary concern is the lap desk. I hear good things about the Ikea Dave but am a bit worried that at 60cm it is too narrow. My current set up in 70cm plus but I doubt I use all of my large mousepad. Also have wireless mice and keyboards becomes less of a heavy, laggy mess then when I last used them 10 years ago? If so are they available at a reasonable price (£100ish for the pair)?
It is worth noting that I don't play multiplayer shooters more than a handful of times a year and always at a low level so input lag merely needs to be acceptable not amazing. Mouse and keyboard would mainly be used for strategy, adventure and single player first person games. I would also avoid using it for anything other than gaming and films with a tablet or cheap laptop taking over for browsing the web and productivity.
Thanks for any advice.