November 27, 2022

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What Features Should a Gaming Computer Desk Have?

If you’re an avid gamer, you may be constantly trying to improve your set up, whether that be with the latest chairs, headphones, computer, or even desk. Getting the ultimate gaming experience can be a challenge. You want comfort, practicality and durability in your set up, as well as value for money. Fear not, this article will give you some pointers on what you should be looking for in a good gaming desk! 

Sitting or Standing

Whilst sitting desks are still the most common approach for gamers who may be at their computers for long periods of time, more and more people are swapping over to the standing desk. Generally, the people who are choosing this are the more health-conscious individuals as standing desks allow you to use more muscles while you work or play and are also great for people who have bad backs and find their posture is suffering from sitting at a desk for long periods of time.

This is really going to be a personal preference, but it’s a good thing to consider prior to looking into the other features a gaming desk should hold. 

Space

Some set ups take up more space than others. For example, those who have a full desktop and large  4k monitor system are going to require more room on their gaming computer desk than someone who is running a small NUC or a laptop. Ensuring you have a good range of space for all of your tech is going to be hugely important.

Sturdiness

Cheap desks do not give value for money in the long run, as they will often get chips, wobbly legs, or other issues when pressured with a lot of weight. With that in mind, you should read reviews and check the weight of the desk and the material prior to purchasing (solid woods are going to be more sturdy if you’re opting for an old fashioned wooden desk). That being said, if you only have a very lightweight set up like a laptop, you may not be as concerned with how robust the desk is. 

Height Adjustment

Desks have gone techy in recent years! Yes, you no longer have to deal with a one size fits all height, which is good news as it’s a terrible feeling when you invest in a piece of furniture which  is simply not comfortable due to being too close to your knees or too high up putting strain on your back as you try to reach. You can also be more flexible and play standing one day and sitting the next!

Height adjustable desks are now available (although only rarely in wood) which will allow you to easily adjust the height of the desk making it perfect for your individual needs! 

Summary

Finding a good gaming desk is going to be down to your own personal preferences, but hopefully the points in this guide have given you some things to consider as you look for the right design for you. Remember to check out reviews prior to purchase to get an unbiased consumer opinion of the unit.