Whether you are looking for a new office desk or just a table to game on, this buying guide got you covered. These are the 6 best computer desks reviewed.
Whether at work or at home it’s always important to have a sturdy desk so that you can perform your work or gaming sessions in a comfortable manner. Having a good desk must never be underestimated especially if you intend to use it for long hours. Everything from table surface area, to the height of the desk, is important for comfort and from a functionality standpoint. For instance, gamers with elaborate setups need to find tables that factor in room spacing as well as the table’s ability to accommodate accessories & peripherals.
We’ve analyzed and picked out 6 diverse options which we think represent the best computer desks for gaming & the work environment. Have a look below
Whether it’s for work, gaming or something else entirely, this is an extremely solid table. This is the desk likely to make the most people happy, with its immense quality and sturdiness. You cannot go wrong with this one.
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If you are looking for something simple and minimalistic for your gaming PC or laptop then this office desk by tribedesigns will serve you well. The upsides are mostly related to the build quality. The design is no award winner but the quality of the steel and the surface is excellent and will last for a very long time. Unlike many others, this desk is extremely easy to assemble. The surface area on top can a positive or negative attribute. Whilst it can hold a couple of monitors, fitting your keyboard can be a bit of a squeeze. We feel it’s more ideally suited if you have a gaming laptop than a monster rig. Another advantage is that the table is also waterproof and does not gather moisture.
There is no section for placing the keyboard below the surface or fitting other accessories like a subwoofer for instance. Unlike other accessories like electronics, it’s important to make sure that the seller is informed that the piece has to be delivered in pristine condition. Many users do report scratches or minor damage with respect to furniture and the TribeDesigns is no different. Overall, a fantastic, highly durable table that can be perfect for the office or gaming needs.
This beautiful corner desk is ideal for both gaming and office work. A quality choice if you are looking for a corner table.
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The Walker is one of our favorites on the list. The 3 piece corner desk provides you with some unparalleled versatility. You can place many items on the left or right desk plus you can simply move them alongside one another to make a long desk. The keyboard tray is slightly small but can be placed on either desk which is a boon. Often time’s gamers or office fold would like to deal with multiple screens and this table provides just enough space to place them either next to one another or in a diagonal position. The CPU stand will come in handy especially if you own a large tower or large screens. There is plenty of room for speakers, headsets and of course a mouse to be placed.
This desk has a minor downside and is related to its assembly. Many users have reported it to be a bit tricky to assemble. Also if you have a ton of wires there are no holes in the desk from the CPU stand so you might have to tie them together to avoid clutter. All in all a near perfect table for all your office & gaming needs.
Atlantic managed to make 2 brilliant gaming desk, and whether you want the pro or normal version, this table can really beef up your gaming sessions.
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If you are looking for a desk that matches your stacked rig setup then look no further than the Atlantic. It has everything from headphone stands to a charging station setup. There are stands for your speakers to be placed but these can be slightly on the flimsy side. The overall frame is quite sturdy and feels strong but the individual stands need to be handled with care. The game storage rack and hold about 10 titles along with two joypads.
A pretty handy feature is the cup holder at the bottom which is a neat thing to have especially during a long gaming or work session. The assembly is extremely easy as well. Other than the flimsy feel or certain parts, the table surface starts to form bubbles as the coating sometimes tends to peel which is not a very good trait. A wired storage drawer is also present for accessories like paper and office items to be placed. The monitor stand can take on a decent amount of weight and allows for at least a dual screen setup. A pretty good choice for those looking for a focused gaming computer desk.
Cable Management System
Speaker Trays, Drawer, Stands, Game storage Racks, Headphone hook etc
When it comes to pure design and aesthetics, this might just be our favorite of the entire list. Ideal if you want a quality workstation that doesn’t take up to much space.
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The Prepac adopts a much different design to that of a conventional desk. For those short on floor space, this wall mounted option can be great. There’s plenty of storage compartments to place speakers and other computer peripherals. The build quality is quite good as well. This table is available in white, espresso or black colors. This table makes any room look more aesthetically pleasing due to the space-saving obtained. This is a much-desired aspect for a lot of folks. The tradeoff, however, is that it can only hold about 100 pounds which is much lesser than a conventional table.
The downside is primarily related to the depth as it can’t hold a large screen and a keyboard setup. This is again more ideally suited to holding gaming laptops or just gaming monitors alone. A way around this con is to place the rig on the ground which can help. Whilst, this model offers you the chance to mount the table at whatever height you desire, moving it can be a pain. Overall, a slightly pricier option but definitely worth the money for those who desire something different.
Integrated Wire Management
Size: 19.8 depth x 42.2 width x 39.5 height inches
If you are either on a budget or just need a desk that won’t take up too much space, then this is an ideal choice with a lot of value for money.
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The Chiffon computer desk is another solid option for gamers & general folk. The ergonomics of placing the monitor on the top shelf and the keyboard and mouse below it are sound. There is more than enough room for a keyboard and mouse on the main shelf. With a room for accessories available on the lower shelf for devices like a subwoofer or even books. The laminate surface is ideal as items don’t tend to slip. The frame is extremely wide which makes for a very sturdy yet small surfaced table.
The cons, however, lie in the positioning of the lower desk which is at a very odd height giving you close to 0 leg room. This is an issue for those who like to stretch their legs under the table. The assembly is also quite simple. The upper desk can hold 1 large screen, but can’t cater to a multiscreen setup.
Looking for that ideal table for guests, LAN parties or just want a desk that is easy to move? This is a great pick and our favorite portable computer desk to date.
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The differentiating upside when you compare the Origami RDE – 01 to others on our list is the desk surface area. You can comfortably place a keyboard and your monitor setup on the same level, unlike others which require an additional level. The build is extremely sturdy as well enabling it to take on more weight. An added advantage is that this table can be folded and stored which is very convenient if you tend to move rooms or like to play around with the layout of the room.
In some cases, the locking mechanism can prove to be faulty which means the table can’t be used properly or tends to be on the wobbly side. The lower shelf is highly convenient for keeping your CPU & UPS and there is plenty of room if you want to place a subwoofer too. The top shelf has enough room for game titles, files, books & many other accessories. If you are after a roomy yet portable desk then this one is for you.
What to consider when looking for a new computer desk
There are a few crucial points to consider before buying a new table for the office
Gaming, Work, or something else
What do you need a new table for? there is a huge difference between finding a proper desk for the home office, compared to finding one that works great as a gaming station.
Shopping for a great office desk is usually a little more simple than a gaming table. You usually don’t need a lot of extra features, and for most, it is just important to get a stylish table of high quality, that can fit your needs.
What you should really consider is whether you want a corner desk, a classic one or maybe something subtle. While a corner desk can have some very desirable benefits, they also take up a lot of space and it really comes down to how much space you need on your desk. If you use a double or triple monitor setup, a corner desk is usually the way to go. However, if you just have the most basic needs for a PC screen, a desktop or laptop and of course your mouse and keyboard, then the classic office desk like the one from Tribesign is likely preferable.
Tables for Gaming
A gaming desk usually has a lot of stuff which you would never need for the office. Such things as a cup and headset holder kan be very useful when trying to create the ideal gaming station. Every gamer knows that spilling your drink is a very real problem during intense gaming sessions, and can singlehandedly lose an important game, so having a safe cup holder to make sure that won’t happen is quite useful.
It is also awesome to have your monitor elevated to create a more pleasant gaming experience, such as the ‘Atlantic Pro Gamer Desk’ and others made solely for gaming. This ensure less neck and back strain during long sessions as you don’t have to look down for hours on end. This is actually very undervalued, and really quite important if you spend a lot of time in front of the computer as back and neck pain are some of the most common problems and illnesses associated with gaming. Which is why having a proper desk and PC chair is crucial.
What is generally worth noting about gaming specific tables is that they have a lot of gadgets and gimmicks. You should, therefore, consider if these are important to you or if you would rather have a classic plain desk. Here are some common features attached to gaming desks:
Headset and peripherals hanger
If these things sound great to you, then you should probably be looking for a gaming specific desk, and we highly recommend our pick, the Atlantic Pro. If not, then you should look into a more standard option. All these gadgets can be very nice, but some people will be much happier with a standard, big, sturdy desk.
There is obviously also some other things to consider, such as size, portability, and functionality etc.
If you tend to have guests over, or just have a friend or 2 which sometimes come to your house to play computer, then having a portable table is incredibly useful.
Tables for the living room
If you don’t have the luxury of having your own office or room, then getting something a little more compact can help create a good office situation in the living room. There are a lot of great options that is either attached to the wall to save space or is just quite small. While these will not work well if you are a double monitor type of guy, then these can be a nice replacement for your home office.
The last, but very important thing to consider before shopping for a new desk.
A very stylish option, but not always the best. There is no denying the fact that glass tables can look incredibly stylish and modern, but they also have som pitfalls. While they are by no means easy to break, glass is still a lot more susceptible to pressure, compared to hardwood.
It is also a very cold material, which means that it can be a little uncomfortable to put your arms down onto.
Whether it be maple, birch or something else, hardwood is usually a great choice, as long as you enjoy the look of it. It is by far the most durable option and will likely last you for ages if it is made properly.
Usually used for foldable tables and such. It has the same pitfalls as a glass table and can be a little uncomfortable due to the cold material. However, it rarely looks as stylish as the glass option but it is much more functional. Which is why it is often used for foldable or gaming tables, as it is easy to make a lot of gimmicks and features in metal.