Computer Desks Buying Guide
You've just purchased a new computer
and now you are faced with a dilemma: where to put it? Perhaps a table or a desk, or maybe you would like to have a whole workstation? Luckily, there's a plethora of options available when it comes to choosing your chair
) could be the difference between enjoying work and hating it. Let us help you get started!
* '''Size''' should be a primary concern. Desks can get as big or as small as you'd like.
** Do you want your whole life on this desk?
** How much room do you have for this desk?
** Do you have a flat screen monitor or a hulking CRT monitor
*** Make sure that any shelving on top of the desk (often called a "hutch
") is not to low or shallow for your monitor.
*** All of your purchases should come with dimensions — make sure they match up.
* '''Ergonomics '''will ensure comfort in your work environment.
** Does the desk have tilt options?
** Can it be used standing or sitting?
** Is it made with hypoallergenic
** Is it large enough to allow for wheelchair access
* '''Weight and Height'''
** How much are you willing to carry?
** How tall do you want it to climb?
** At what level do you need the monitor
*** Normal desk heights of 29-30 inches are often too high for typing.
*** If you're of average height, you'll want to type
** If you have a chair with armrests
, make sure they can fit under the desk.
** Some desks come with standing or sitting styles for your typing convenience.
* '''Wheels''' are sometimes nice to have, but can be a hazard.
* '''Holes for Wires''' come in some desks or their accompanying hutches.
** They're a great way to keep your area neat. Just thread your cords all through a single hole and they are out of your way.
** Some desks even have special spots for surge protectors
to sit and collect all of your cords.
* '''Adjustability''': The more adjustable components your desk has (assuming they are sturdy) the more flexibility you'll have in creating an area that meets all your needs.
, heights, and doors will let you change your appliances over time and make your desk a smoothly running workstation.
* '''Ease of Assembly'''
** Will you be putting it together by yourself?
** Do you want something pre-assembled?
** Will it be Installed by someone else?
** Most mid15 year warranties. Higher quality ones are guaranteed for longer.
** Your warranty may say a lot about the quality you're buying.
: How to buy a quality desk.