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The Best Gaming Desks Will Let You Get More Work And Play Done

For some people, gaming is a hobby. For others, it’s a lifestyle. For some people, it’s even a form of therapy, of letting out negative energy that they’ve accumulated throughout the day, or it’s a way to escape a reality that can sometimes be overwhelming. Whatever the case, a good gaming desk should never be underestimated, so let’s work together and see if we can find the right one for you.

How to Choose a Gaming Desk

Fellow gamers, we all know what it feels like to spend hours on end in front of the computer and how important it is that we have a desk and chair combo that makes these hours as comfortable as possible. When you’re out shopping for a new gaming desk, here are some of the things to look out for:

  • The size of the desk isn’t as important as the actual top surface available. This is really crucial because if you use two monitors, have large speakers, and you need room for the keyboard and the mouse (a gamer knows that you need a lot of mouse movement, so space must be generous), then the size of the desk has to be appropriate.
  • Some people will tell you that height adjustment in a gaming desk is not important, but that’s not very accurate. Even when you’re gaming, you might have to adjust the angles depending on the types of games that you play. Not only that but if you already have a chair that doesn’t have adjustable height, you would end up gaming in a really awkward position if the desk lacks height adjustment too.
  • The ease of assembly is often underestimated, and there are actually people that leave negative reviews because they were frustrated by the assembly process. We recommend that you carefully read the information related to installing the desk before you actually buying because some of these processes take time and it may take a little bit of effort for you to get the gaming desk to look as it did in the product page photo.
  • The material that the desk is made from plays an important role in the look of the room and the weight capacity and durability of the desk itself. Gaming desks are made from everything from MDF to glass, with the most common ones being those with a metal base and a wooden top.

Top 13 Best Gaming Desks

Respawn Height Adjustable Gaming Desk

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We love everything about this desk, including the name of the manufacturer (for those of you now aware, “respawning” in gaming means coming back to life after you’ve died, so the name is really well chosen). But what else can you expect from this really sleek-looking desk? First of all, it is made with a combination of wood and metal, being both sturdy and handsome at the same time.

You can adjust the height, which is super convenient because it doesn’t limit you in choosing the height of the chair (even though most gaming chairs have adjustable height as well). It has a raised shelf to support the monitor, which is another feature that you’re going to love because you can actually use the space underneath that shelf for extra storage purposes.

If you’re not that much of a gamer yourself, you can still use this desk for working purposes. The monitor shelf can turn into a storage space for your desk organizers in case you’re working on a laptop and aren’t going to use the shelf for its intended purpose. Whatever the case, this baby is customized to hold all gaming peripherals and we absolutely love it.

Pros:

  • Adjustable height.
  • Beautiful construction.
  • Raised monitor shelf.
  • Adjustable leveling glides.
  • Speaker shelves.

Cons:

  • Complaints about difficulty of assembly.

Eldon Desk with Hutch

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Need a wider gaming desk that offers you enough space for two monitors (as every true gamer currently has)? Then you’re going to love what this baby has to offer. The base of the desk is made from metal and features a manufactured wood top that’s smooth and easy to game on. The monitor shelves are raised so that your eyes won’t feel tired because the screen is too close.

There are a lot of things that make this desk part of this best of list, including a 3-port smart power USB hub, a Z-frame design, cable management system, power strip bracket, and a very good-looking design overall.

Pros:

  • Raised monitor shelves.
  • Fits two monitors.
  • Integrated USB ports.
  • Cable management system.
  • Built-in LED lighting.

Cons:

  • Prone to fingerprints.

Inbox Zero Rectangular Desk

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The Inbox Zero gaming desk is another gem that features all the needed elements for you to game comfortably. The top surface of the desk is covered with pressure laminate that prevents the desk from easily getting scratched. Even if this model doesn’t have an elevated shelf for your monitor, it is wide enough to allow a decent amount of space between the display and your eyes.

It is equipped with a lot of things that are useful for a true gamer, like a side hook for placing the headset when not in use or a convenient cup holder (if you haven’t spilled your drink once while playing, are you even really a gamer?) that’s also located on the side. Other features that might be important to you include cable management, an included mouse pad, and a total weight capacity of 70 pounds.

Pros:

  • Cable management system.
  • Headphones hook.
  • XL mouse pad.
  • Generous space.

Cons:

  • No elevated monitor shelf.

Latitude Run Anjelika Desk

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The next item on the list is a personal favorite because it looks absolutely astonishing. This is a very modern gaming desk that is equipped with a bunch of great features and an amazing design fit for the fiercest of gamers. It comes with a variety of features that gamers can take advantage of.

First, you have a really long extra shelf designed to hold two monitors. The main surface comes with 3 magnetic USB ports for extra connectivity. There is also an additional bottom shelf for accessories such as your headset. It has built-in LED lighting too, which is really awesome because what gamer doesn’t love a good light show?

Pros:

  • Cable management system.
  • 3 USB ports.
  • Extra bottom shelf.
  • Long monitor upper shelf.
  • Lighting system included.

Cons:

  • Time-consuming assembly.

Kissner Standing Desk

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Don’t be fooled by the minimalistic look of the Kissner standing desk; it comes with everything needed to give you an amazing gaming experience while promoting posture and quality of materials. Made from a combination of metal and wood, this desk can support a total weight of 500 pounds, which is basically the same amount of weight a Queen-sized bed can support.

What makes this desk so expensive, you ask? Well, it comes with power grommets that allow you to connect and power up all your devices. It also features adjustable height and has a beautiful white finish that inspired elegance.

Pros:

  • Built-in power chargers.
  • Adjustable height.
  • Supports up to 500 pounds in weight.
  • Beautiful design.

Cons:

  • nothing

Adao Computer desk

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The Adao computer desk is a very good-looking piece of furniture that would perfectly fit modern rooms, offices, or spaces that are focused on modern designs. Because the desk is made from natural wood, the grain color and pattern will vary from one product to another, meaning that buying this allows you to invest in a truly unique product.

The desk has a total weight capacity of 150 pounds, which is more than enough to hold all your office supplies, including two gaming monitors. Equipped with caster wheels, it’s really easy to move the desk whenever needed, as long as the floor has enough traction allowing you to do that. It has a middle shield that provides space for your keyboard, and a bottom one to make sure your computer unit isn’t placed directly on the floor.

Pros:

  • Caster wheels.
  • Bottom shelf included.
  • Solid wood construction.
  • Unique wood grain.

Cons:

  • Very expensive.

Adaobi Computer Desk

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The Adaobi computer desk is very similar to the previous model, but it’s also an upgrade that comes with extra features to look forward to as a gamer or as someone who just needs a sturdy and well-equipped office desk. It has the same wood grain variation that provides you with a unique product to take pride in.

It comes with three stands to support everything that a gamer might need to place on the desk. We particularly love the bottom shelf because keeping the computer unit directly on the floor typically results in more dust reaching the internal components.

Pros:

  • Caster wheels included.
  • 4 storage shelves.
  • Natural wood grain.
  • Unique product.
  • Sturdy construction.

Cons:

  • Very expensive.

Mattias Desk

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The Mattias desk is one of the coolest-looking gaming desks that money can buy right now. It is made with durable steel legs that provide plenty of stability so the desk can stay in place even when you lean on it when you’re in the middle of a gaming session. The fact that the legs are X shaped also helps a lot in that aspect.

Made from a combination of wood and metal, this desk comes in a black and red color that seems like a really fit combo for gamers. Overall, the desk can hold up to 220 pounds in weight.

Pros:

  • Durable steel frame legs.
  • Stable X-shaped legs.
  • 220 pounds weight capacity.
  • Red and black color combo.

Cons:

  • Questionable long-term durability.

Mr IRONSTONE Gaming Desk

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The Ironstone gaming desk is a really generous table that provides gamers with a lot of space for them to move their mouse swiftly to victory.  It’s made from MDF PVC laminate and is equipped with durable metal legs, so the construction is pretty sturdy overall.  There is a hook for your headphones located on the front side, so you can get them out of the way when not in use.

There was a cup holder located on the left side of the desk so you can always have room for your drink without risking spilling the drink when you’re gaming. There are also two cable management holes so that you won’t have to deal with pesky cables all over the place.

Pros:

  • Headphones holder.
  • Beautiful top finish.
  • Adjustable feet.
  • Cable management system.

Cons:

  • Difficult assembly.

Atlantic Gaming Original Gaming-Desk Pro – Curved-Front

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The Atlantic gaming desk is designed with durable steel construction and X-crossed legs that are meant to provide more stability to the overall construction. It is not the sturdiest construction we’ve ever seen, but it’s also not the worst one, and it actually offers quite a lot given the good price.

There are plenty of different features that you are going to love about this desk. It comes with an elevated stand for your monitor, but it can only fit one monitor instead of two. It has a variety of different racks and stands for your different peripherals and accessories. There is this one stand that can hold your phone or tablet, granting you access to the screen the entire time.

Pros:

  • Controller rack.
  • Speaker stands.
  • Headphones holder.
  • Elevated monitor stand.

Cons:

  • Accessories sides can’t be exchanged.

Mr IRONSTONE L-Shaped Desk 50.8″ Computer Corner Desk

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This L-shaped desk is both beautiful and practical, and it’s mostly dedicated to gamers that want a corner desk to help them save space and enjoy that cozy feeling that gaming in a corner actually provides (some gamers are real introverts, and there is nothing wrong with that). One of the sides comes with an elevated shelf for the monitor, while the other part offers a generous tabletop surface that can host up to two monitors.

As far as the construction goes, this desk is made with a metal frame and a high-quality P2 MDF board. The frame of the desk itself is constructed from heavy-duty powder-coated steel. There are adjustable leg pads that will stabilize the desk on just about any type of surface.

Pros:

  • Adjustable leg pads.
  • Monitor shelf.
  • X-shape support.
  • Switchable sides.
  • Easy to move from one side to another.

Cons:

  • Complaints about missing hardware.

Steelcase Airtouch™ Height Adjustable Standing Desk

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The Steelcase Airtouch is another wonder in the world of gaming desks because it has one of the sturdiest constructions you’ll ever see, and it also looks really modern. It has one center support leg with an adjustable height that turns it from a sitting to a standing desk in a matter of seconds. The working surface can withstand a total weight of 150 pounds.

Other than that, the Airtouch gaming desk doesn’t come with an impressive number of additional features, as it is mostly focused on the adaptation of the product to your current gaming or working habits, offering a sleek design and a fast adjustment speed. The lifting column is manually controlled and everything about it is really smooth.

Pros:

  • GreenGuard Indoor Air Quality certified.
  • Quick adjustable height.
  • Quality construction.
  • Modern design.
  • Switches from sitting to standing desk.

Cons:

  • Very expensive.

Kadian Reversible L-Shape Corner Desk with Hutch

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Any of you looking for a gaming desk with an included hutch to cover a lot of different storage needs? Then this product might be exactly what you’re looking for. The desk itself is sturdy, yet minimalistic in terms of design, being more suitable for gamers that use laptops instead of PCs, as the surface isn’t that generous space-wise.

The drawers provide quiet operation and they are really easy to pull and push. The bottom two drawers can be secured by a lock while the hutch offers plenty of generous storage space.

Pros:

  • Plenty of storage space.
  • Reversible desk design.
  • Two lockable drawers.
  • Cable management system.
  • Quiet drawers.

Cons:

  • Complicated assembly process.

Bottom Line

When you are a true gamer, having a proper desk is mandatory if you want to be able to fully immerse in the experience. It is wrongfully believed that every accessory or component that’s designated for gamers is really expensive, but the truth is you can spend almost as little or as much money as you want or have available.

A gaming desk comes in many shapes and sizes, and while there are plenty of features that you more or less need, you should look for products that offer a solid weight capacity, have adjustable height (in case you don’t have a gaming chair of standard height), and a surface that doesn’t scratch that easily. The rest is negotiable.