The reason I decided to get this specific desk is because I pondered on purchasing a sit-stand adjustable desk.
When it comes to price – there’s no doubt this desk is much cheaper.
Assembling the desk in my opinion isn’t that complicated, and assuming you will follow instructions it will take about 1-2 hours. Though it’s a rewarding feeling to assemble things – I think this is not a simple task compared to other furniture I assembled.
The desk is consisted of wooden plates and an aluminum metal frame, plus many screws etc. The quality and finishing of the materials is reasonable, but there were some noticeable imperfections such as scratches, bent metal edges, broken parts of the wooden plates coating. The coating is also glued to the wood, so over time there’s a chance it might detach from it (this is only my assumption, but you should be bothered about it only if you plan to use this desk for many years).
Along with the parts, you get a Philips screwdriver, but after trying to work with it a bit, I switched to a different Philips screwdriver that was from better quality.
Once the desk was ready, it was relatively steady – It didn’t shake and there wasn’t unnecessary movement. This takes in account that you follow the instructions, tight the screws properly and make a reasonable use with it.
If you ask me, this is a functional desk, since for three main reasons:
1. It’s adjustable to a height that will be continent enough for the average person (assuming you’re not 7 feet tall).
2. It doesn’t take too much space due to its size – As someone who’s working in a relatively small space, this is a crucial aspect for me to consider.
3. It’s mobile – This is another aspect that is directly related to the previous two paragraphs.
The wheels are made from simple plastic – these aren’t industrial wheels which are from better quality, but they can be locked, and if you don’t shake the desk too much, I guess they will last over time.
Adjusting the height and the laptop’s placement surface is done manually by rotating the relevant handles. I won’t recommend adjusting the height too often not only because it can be annoying and it doesn’t have a convenient mechanism like a pure sit-stand desk. But moreover, the materials are not that durable, so make sure not to put too much pressure when tightening them, otherwise parts will get bent like it happened to me.
The top surface is consisted of 2 different plates, each can be adjusted separately to a different height. Some might like it while others don’t, because it’s not intended to be used as an actual table.
I guess you can place a small printer on the rear plate, but I think when it will print, the whole desk will rotate for sure, so keep that in mind.
The front plate can also be rotated, so you can adjust it for a more convenient angle if you place a laptop or something else on it. It will carry the weight of a laptop, and there is a plastic strip to prevent from things to fall/slip, but you’ll need to make sure that the angle you set won’t be too steep, and that closed the handle well - I wouldn’t recommend you place a laptop (or any other worthy objects you care about) on it, unless the angle is flat - I place on it my laptop only if the surface is flat.
Along with the desk you receive a small cart-placement for a desktop computer – I didn’t realize that when I ordered the desk. It can be attached from either the right or left side of the desk. You don’t have to install it if you don’t want to, and it can always be removed. The thing is that today desktop computers are small, and their number decreased drastically in recent years.
If you consider purchasing a real adjustable sit-stand workstation, this desk is not a recommended alternative just because you want to save your money.
Please note I attached to this review screenshots + a video review I made about my experience with this desk.
- Affordable desk, that is OK as a workstation for your laptop.
- Compact measurements.
- Not too complicated to assemble the desk (but could be easier…).
- Relatively firm (assuming you assemble it properly).
- Mobile, thanks to the wheels.
- Suitable to serve you as a sit desk or standing desk (but don’t count on it to do both too often).
- You can adjust each plate in a different height.
- You can adjust the angle of one of the plates, so it can be suitable for reading, placing a keyboard, writing etc.
- Along with the desk comes a placement for a desktop computer.
- Finishing quality is average, as can be seen in the video I made.
- Materials from reasonable quality at best.
- You need to be careful when setting the angle of the front plate, especially if you want to place on it a laptop or other expensive / breakable stuff.
- The upper surface is not meant to be used as a whole unit.
If you have any, please do ask and I will do my best to answer them.