I cannot watch JUST TV without also having my laptop sitting on my lap while I'm on the couch. If the TV is on, then my laptop is also on my lap. I have a very tiny MacBook so it sits lightly and conveniently on the tip of my knees. I do have a PC set up in the back room with a printer attached and all so that's where I do real nitty gritty work, but love having my laptop so I can make boring TV less boring and spend time around my husband, who in fact also has his laptop on a plastic pivotal stand sitting in front of him.