I find myself using my laptop for long periods of time. It does get uncomfortable after a while. The keyboard and screen should ideally be separate to reduce neckstrain during prolonged use. If you are a full time laptop user, I suggest you build something like this that will help you raise your monitor to a near eye level. This way you can have both the keyboard and the monitor in the right positions.
Step 1: A Simple and Inexpensive File Sorter or Desktop Organizer Solves Your Problem
I have a sturdy file sorter that I use to organize my desk. It has a wide base and 5 slots. It is also strong enough to hold my 8lb laptop.
Step 2: Insert Laptop , Connect Keyboard and Enjoy Your Ergonomic Workspace
Simply place your keyboard in the first slot and you are ready to go. No cutting or drilling required. This position rises your monitor an brings it closer to your eye level. This can reduce the strain on your neck that results from looking downwards for a long period of time.
Step 3: More Desktop Space Too!
In addition to bringing the notebook to a more comfortable position , this design also frees up space on your table. It has a smaller footprint. In addition, as you are using a desktop organizer, note that your books /documents can be neatly stacked in this file sorter. This stays behind your computer, so you dont have to see it when you are working on your computer.