I highly recommend getting a laptop permanently hooked up to your main TV in your living room. It’s awesome.
It wasn’t until I bought a new laptop that I was able to permanently affix my old one. The “permanently affix” part was inportant because it upped the convenience factor drastically. Now I know that there are browsers on smart TVs and things like the roku and smart dvd players are bridging the gap between TV and laptop but these solutions just fall short as a standalone. I access Vudu and Netflix via the Sony DVD player app. I browse the web, including Youtube and Lynda via a normal browser. I watch HBO and ESPN via the roku app, (currently need a new one). When it comes to certain features, like browsing the web, the full browser is tough to beat.
I use a remote mouse on my phone to control the laptop.
I also have a Bluetooth wireless keyboard to control the laptop. I found having a mousetrack built into the keyboard was helpful for me.
One of the features I like best about the latop/tv setup is you can quickly open, or switch over to a different program. For example, Youtube to Lynda with one click. Taking notes in MSWord while simultaneously watching a Lynda Course.
I have not tried using the Adobe suite; this I still keep to a chair and desk. Mostly because I do not have a license for an extra laptop install and I like to use an old school mouse when using Adobe.