Problem: i have a high end gaming PC and a laptop. I work mostly on my laptop in my room since the PC is kept in hall due to some restriction. In a few days i am going to have to let go of my laptop, hence am looking for a cheap way to create a remote setup to substitute for my laptop utilizing the full power of my PC and providing a interface with least bit of latency.

I already have a spare monitor, keyboard, ups etc. All i need is a processing component which will connect to my PC over LAN WiFi (internet is unreliable). Am considering buying a raspberry pi for this job.

Oh and usage wise i would be running heavy programming tools to generous web browsing and media playing etc.

  • But what would you connect to the remote desktop via? – Will Feb 27 '16 at 9:35
  • Have you thought about wireless HDMI? This way you wouldn't need any additional computer at all. – nsilent22 Feb 27 '16 at 10:43
  • You're going to be way, way, way better off connecting the peripherals directly to the PC somehow, either wirelessly or with cables. – goldilocks Feb 27 '16 at 15:10
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    Not sure I agree with @goldilocks on the peripherals. It's definitely going to easier to connect them directly to the PC, but there are a couple of USB over IP solutions for the Pi, such as USB/IP and VirtualHere. – goobering Feb 27 '16 at 15:30
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    Well, I have one Pi that I use sometimes for playing HD videos (my laptop is pretty old). So if you'd like to give Pi a try you can use x11vnc/vncviewer tandem setup. This way you'll run really simple X server on your Pi only for running vncviewer. This is not a solution for streaming video or gaming, but for doing work (e.g text editors) it shall be sufficient. – nsilent22 Feb 28 '16 at 21:48

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