My work area is in a room surrounded by gardens on three sides. The desk, HPZ27 monitor, keyboard, speakers, Windows laptop, lives there and never move. My personal area is in a different part of the house. In the personal area, I work in a comfortable chair with a Pilot LapDesk, which unfortunately seems to have vanished from the market.
I carry a MacBook and iPad from one area to the other. In the morning, I rise early, study Talmud for an hour or so, then later I pack up the MacBook, then “go to the office” in the garden room. Nine or ten hours later, I “go home” to the other side of the house and do personal work or research.
I like this division of personal space / work space. Now that I no longer need to work in an office complex an hour away, I can still divide my psychic work / no-work time physically.
For years I did most of my work at one desk on one machine (first a Mac Pro, now an iMac), but then got an iPad Pro to mix it up and allow for certain work to be done “on the go” or out of the house. Then about a year ago I picked up a 2015 13" MBP to expand my mobile work ability (a lot of my work can’t be done effectively/efficiently on the iPad).
I wasn’t using the MBP much until I got a dog. Now, the dog (who controls me) sometimes doesn’t like when I’m at my desk because she wants to lay with me so I have been using the MBP for some portion of the day either in bed or sitting on the floor with her…
So I have ended up needing to do this since remote working began for me in March. I use my laptop stand, monitor and USB-C dock with my MacBook normally, but I now also use these three items by day with my work Dell laptop and they work fine. Even the MacBook charger does a fine job powering the Dell! I do use a separate keyboard and mouse (wireless) for each machine though. Sometimes I connect the MacBook to my TV with another HDMI dongle and use it there when the Dell’s on the desk. It all works pretty well! Even so, it’s my 12.9 iPad Pro that gets the most entertainment usage.
I was unable to use Sidecar, much to my disappointment and frustration because even though my laptop was still “relatively new” and could run the most current OS, Apple deemed it too old. So… No sidecar on the laptop side of the equation. I tested Duet and YAM. I wanted to favor Duet and found myself getting better results from YAM. Did not try Luna.