When you’re working on a laptop, the biggest problem with it as a monitor is that the angle of the screen and its limited horizontal size means that your neck is bent awkwardly. If you work from home and don’t have access to an office setting, this can give you some serious pain down the road. A good solution for this would be to place your laptop on top of a stand or table so that it’s level with the height at which you want to use it as a monitor. Another solution would be just to invest in another LCD unit altogether and keep one permanently plugged into your external keyboard and mouse while leaving one open for remote access. Some laptops even come standard with dual-display capability.