using a netbook and power desktop together

I'm a photographer who started doing video work and I need a much more powerful computer so I don't waste my time waiting for images and videos to process.
I really like sitting around on the couch doing work on a laptop- I don't want to have to sit in a chair in my office on a desktop.
I would like to get a bad *** desktop that's super fast instead of spending double the amount on a laptop that won't even be as powerful - but remote in to the desktop with my chrome book or laptop.
Is this practical? Can I stay connected by remote-in or am I going to have to go back and forth constantly between the PC and chromebook/old laptop.
To clarify; I am looking for a way to use my current crappy laptop or my chromebook as a remote monitor/keyboard/mouse to my super fast desktop.

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You can try.

Most folk then complain about the lag when we use a laptop or such as TERMINAL to a PC.

The good news here is it's free to setup. I use one of the VNC systems to do this. There are plenty of tutorials so I will end here with a link about VNC.


VNC works in and across Windows, Chrome, Android and more.

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Thanks! Do you know if there are any programs where you can stay logged in/connected or any that are meant for my home wifi network rather than linking through the internet?

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That would be VNC.

I guess so folk want to not use IP networking but this is how your home WiFi network works. So your home WiFi network uses the Internet Protocol (IP) but it does not mean VNC links through the Internet but it could if you wanted it to.

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