I always loved the old G4 iMac adjustable monitor and thought Apple should have built upon it in their future designs. So many neck injuries are related to prolonged computer use and I thought the iMac might start a trend in better computer ergonomics. Unfortunately, they dropped the ilamp idea and pursued a cleaner, sleeker design.
During my search for a LCD Monitor stand I came across the Ergotron Neoflex. It pretty much fits the bill for a small footprint, multi-adjustable stand. Not as smooth as the iMac, but it does the job.
This new version looks mechanically similar to the iMac, as well as more durable, but I haven’t tested it yet.
I’m a firm believer that laptops should only be used for mobile computing unless attached to an external monitor. The posture it encourages places too much strain on the neck and wrists. Another option is to get the laptop version and use it with an external keyboard.