Hi! I've recently been looking around for a new computer, for this weathered laptop form 2006 is getting a bit outdated. Looking at the price of a good laptop, I found myself being a bit baffled. But! Upon seeing the price of a standalone desktop, I wondered if I could simply buy a desktop and use my faithful laptop merely as a monitor for that aforementioned desktop.

Naturally, I first Google'd the problem, but I got answers from nine years ago and thought I'd just ask the members of the friendly, neighborhood NarutoBase if anyone here had an answer.

Note: I have no experience "shouldering" or "soldering" Whatever it is... my ignorance on how to spell the damn word is proof enough of that.