I never thought that I’d be editing videos on a laptop. The usual opinion is that, among other things, the screen is too small and the hardware too incapable. True in part, but mobility is a great plus.
I bought a laptop for working on documents and browsing the internet mostly (Dell Vostro 3450), it has no video card, a 14″ screen and the processor is i3. So I was quite skeptical when I decided to try editing video on it. To my surprise my cheapish laptop turned out in practice to be more powerful than my 5 year old editing pc.
Because I’m very busy at work and like to spend time with my wife at home, I now edit mostly on the go, during the daily commute in the train and elsewhere. I have more free time, I am more mobile and the big screen is overrated – I can check the details later at home, but it doesn’t impact the real editing much. And I’ve become quite agile with the trackpad.
So I suggest you try editing on the laptop too, maybe it works for you.