Hi! I have recently bought an external keyboard, mouse and monitor and I use my laptop as a heart of the whole setup. Overall, I am extremely satisfied with the results, however I thought maybe some of my habits can be improved. Do you guys have any tips for using your laptop as a desktop? I particularly wonder about a possibility to turn on the laptop without opening the lid and pressing the physical power button, which is kind of bummer. Do you believe that buying a dedicated cooling pad will improve the cooling? How do you handle the cables? Kind Regards.
Did the manufacturer of your laptop have a docking bay? If so that is usually the answer for making it a desktop.
Usually storage is one of the limiting factors in a laptop. Changing your storage to solid state (SSD) will make a big difference especially if your laptop is a lower end model.