The pandemic forced us to adapt to a new lifestyle of working at home and e-learning where we need laptops and a strong internet connection to accomplish our tasks. Wherever we work, we need a suitable table to place our laptops for ergonomic convenience. Although laptop tables or desks have already been in the market for quite some time, it’s popularity rapidly increased not only in the Philippines but in other parts of the world too.
Laptop tables help us comfortably work or study in the comforts of our home. With the different available laptop tables available in the market, choosing the best one can be quite a task. In this article, we present you with a buying guide with a list of 10 excellent laptop tables that you can purchase.
Work from home and online learning are already a big adjustment to the majority of us, with the milieu as the biggest factor. We need to find those sweet spots in our homes to work or study productively to the point of moving from one area of the house to another just to squeeze creative ideas or get a better internet signal needed for the job.
With this situation, we can count on laptop tables because they are more lightweight and portable than office tables for easy transfer. Most laptop tables available in the market have adjustable stands for optimal viewing experience and comfortable working position. Some also have a built-in cooler to prevent heat buildup that may cause damage to the laptop.
Working for a long time in an uncomfortable position can lead to back pain, numbness of legs, and neck strain. A laptop desk with enough room provides space for your wrists to rest on, and it prevents strains when typing.
With its portability and petite frame as compared to office tables, laptop tables are space savers too. You can store them inside a drawer or cabinet, hence, you do not need a fixed space dedicated for them - perfect for those who live in small houses or apartment with a very limited space.
Some work in the living room for wide space, several in their lanai for fresh air, others prefer the bedroom for privacy while the rest would love switching places inside the house. The best laptop table must be mobile, comfortable, and durable.
Generally, there are two types of laptop tables - stationary and portable desk. Stationary laptop tables are fixed in one place. Some tables are wall-mounted while others are just like the normal ones. They resemble more closely of a coffee table but with adjustable legs to match your couch or office chair. They are ideal for those who can stay in one place while working.
A portable or folding laptop table, on the other hand, is an easy-to-carry table that resembles a breakfast-in-bed tray, perfect for those who like to move around the house from time to time.
When buying a laptop table, you need to consider the size of your laptop, or better yet, choose a table that is versatile enough to cater different sizes. Small tables may lead to an unproductive and limited workspace, while larger ones tend to be heavier and may consume more space.
You may also choose one with a little more space available so that you can place some other things needed like a notepad for taking down notes or sticky notes for quick reminders.
The materials used in making laptop tables' body and design determine their weight, cost, and lifespan. There are tons of great designs, color motifs, and textures available in the market so there's definitely one that will perfectly suit your preference.
If you want one with that is on the lighter side and has a sleek or minimalist design, go for an aluminum desk, especially ones in dark or metallic colors. This type is a perfect fit for those who are into a more modern style.
A wooden laptop table boasts its sturdiness, long lifespan, and its Scandinavian or more vintage-like aesthetics. Prices for wooden tables vary depending on the type of wood used. If you have a limited budget, try tables that are plastic-framed with metal components.
Of course, desks with built-in LED lights have their charm too, especially if paired to dim-lighted rooms. Though it is a minimal requirement, picking your favorite design or color gives you extra excitement to work well, and express your sense of style.
Adjustable stands solve issues of back and neck strains caused by improper posture while working in front of the laptop. Check if the desk has adjustable angles and legs that will enable the laptop's screen to reach eye level while sitting. You can also get laptop tables that have wheels for mobility purposes!
Built-in features for accessories are very famous nowadays and give laptop tables a competitive advantage among them. When looking for additional features, make sure that it can help you with your work and won't cause any distractions.
As previously mentioned, built-in coolers help regulate the laptop temperature to avoid computer issues. A cable manager helps to avoid any tangling wires. Some laptop tables also feature extra USB hubs for charging your Android or IOS devices.
Taking into considering the facotrs we discussed above, there are a lot of options in purchasing a laptop table. Here are ten of them with great qualities and features.
Laptop Desk #2
|Tabletop Dimension||Approx. 53-58cm / 20.87~22.83inch|
|Weight||Approx. 2260 g|
|Height||17.5 cm -25.0 cm / 6.89~9.84inch|
|Additional Features||Adjustable Table with Tray Draw|
|Tabletop Dimension||42 x 26 x (45-49) cm with 15 x 16 cm mouse panel dimension|
|Additional Features||Highly Versatile, Easily Adjustable, 2 Cooling Fans, Durable Design|
3C Home Mall-HTFS0521S-PAA1451W
|Tabletop Dimension||55 * 36 * 26cm / 21.65 *14.17* 10.23in(L * W * H)|
|Additional Features||Foldable With tablet slot Wearable charging hole, Large Surface, Designed with tablet slot, Design of Pen hole|
|Material||Not Specified (but high density material)|
|Tabletop Dimension||Not Specified|
|Height||5 height levels height from 3”-15”|
|Additional Features||X-structure design and|
Folding Cooling Computer Desk
|Material||Magnesium Aluminum Alloy|
|Tabletop Dimension||(length * width): standard 420*260mm/16.54*10.24", lengthened: 480*260mm/18.9*10.24"|
|Additional Features||With scale button, ABS joint, 5V fan, mouse board.|
|Tabletop Dimension||43 cm x 43 cm|
|Height||58.0 cm - 69.5 cm|
|Additional Features||Multipurpose, Easy to Carry, Small Space to Enjoy,|
|Tabletop Dimension||23” X 15”|
|Weight||1.1 kgs frame and legs|
|Additional Features||Aluminum Tube Legs, Soft Suitcase, Non-rust Aluminum Frame, Triangle Mechanisim|
|Material||Particle Board and Metal Parts|
|Tabletop Dimension||Approx 20”X 11”|
|Additional Features||Ergonomic Design|
|Tabletop Dimension||Approx 23” X 15”|
|Additional Features||Foldable Legs|
|Tabletop Dimension||60 * 40 * 28cm|
|Additional Features||Keyboard Tray|
Portable with Fan Bamboo Laptop Desk
Portable Laptop Table with Cooling Fans
Small Folding Table
Adjustable Folding Table
Laptop Table Computer Desk
Aluminum Laptop Computer Table
Portable Folding Table for Laptop
Wooden, Well-Ventilated Laptop Table
Portable Laptop Desk with 2 Cooling Fans and a Mouse Panel
Small but Terrific Square Folding Table
X-Structure Laptop Desk for Fast Assembly
Portable Laptop Notebook Desk Stand with Cooler Holder
Non-toxic Plastic Table for Home, Office, or Commercial Furniture
Multipurpose Foldable Laptop Table for Work and Play
Stylish and Multi-functional Wooden Laptop Table
Wooden, Multipurpose, and Mold-Free Laptop Desk
Foldable Laptop Desk with Multifunctional Slot
|Material||Bamboo||Aluminum Alloy||PP material||Not Specified (but high density material)||Magnesium Aluminum Alloy||Plastic||Thermoplastic||Particle Board and Metal Parts||Rubber Wood||Joint Material|
|Tabletop Dimension||Approx. 53-58cm / 20.87~22.83inch||42 x 26 x (45-49) cm with 15 x 16 cm mouse panel dimension||55 * 36 * 26cm / 21.65 *14.17* 10.23in(L * W * H)||Not Specified||(length * width): standard 420*260mm/16.54*10.24", lengthened: 480*260mm/18.9*10.24"||43 cm x 43 cm||23” X 15”||Approx 20”X 11”||Approx 23” X 15”||60 * 40 * 28cm|
|Weight||Approx. 2260 g||Not Specified||1331g||22lbs||15kg||Not Specified||1.1 kgs frame and legs||Not Specified||Not Specified||3.0kg|
|Height||17.5 cm -25.0 cm / 6.89~9.84inch||17.5 inch||26cm||5 height levels height from 3”-15”||480mm/18.9"||58.0 cm - 69.5 cm||11”||9”||10”||11 inches|
|Additional Features||Adjustable Table with Tray Draw||Highly Versatile, Easily Adjustable, 2 Cooling Fans, Durable Design||Foldable With tablet slot Wearable charging hole, Large Surface, Designed with tablet slot, Design of Pen hole||X-structure design and||With scale button, ABS joint, 5V fan, mouse board.||Multipurpose, Easy to Carry, Small Space to Enjoy,||Aluminum Tube Legs, Soft Suitcase, Non-rust Aluminum Frame, Triangle Mechanisim||Ergonomic Design||Foldable Legs||Keyboard Tray|
As we work from home and prepare for our kids' online classes, here are some helpful articles to be ready in this new normal.
Even working from home, we want the best and conducive workplace for optimal outputs. But some people do not have the luxury of budget or space in buying an office table or chair. A laptop desk is the best, most affordable, and lightest alternative.
Not only its relatively small frame compare to an office desk but still large enough to fit some essential accessories. Just weigh in all the things you need to consider before purchasing one. Ultimately, a laptop desk must help you be productive wherever you might be working or studying.
Author: Roel Pillas Malubay
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