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You want to work comfortably on your laptop? In this case you have to figure out where to put it. Your knees are sure to get tired very quickly, and the couch will not contribute to the proper operation of the cooling system. Fortunately, there are special tables for your laptop. They are what we will talk about in this review. We will talk about both expensive and budget options. You need to decide how much you are ready to part with.
Rating of the best tables for a laptop
|Rating of the best laptop desks||1||CROWN MICRO CMLS-100||4 640€|
|2||Wonder Worker Newton||3 300€|
|3||STM NT5FA||3 190€|
|6||COSTWAY YL-801BK||1 399€|
|7||Tatkraft Vanessa||7 269€|
CROWN MICRO CMLS-100
A great folding table that exists in two colors. When folded up, it fits easily, even behind a cupboard somewhere. The table literally unfolds in seconds. Sometimes it seems that even some tripod for the photographer takes longer to set up.
Unlike budget tables, the CROWN MICRO CMLS-100 is made almost entirely of metal. This alone has a positive effect on thermal conductivity. And here there are also two 70 mm fans! They make sure your notebook does not suffer from overheating.
You can put a notebook with 17″ screen diagonal at maximum on such a table. And larger portable computers do not exist. It is pleasant that the surface of the table can be tilted in every possible way. Also available to adjust its height. This means that you are sure to achieve a position in space that will turn out to be as comfortable as possible.
Tables usually do not require a power connection. But the CROWN MICRO CMLS-100 has built-in fans, and they need to draw power from somewhere. That’s why the table has a USB cable. You can plug it into any power supply. But it’s much easier to power the turntable from the laptop itself. Especially if it is not working in standalone mode at this point.
It remains to add that the weight of this table is 1750 g. Decent figure. What else do you expect with a metal case?? I don’t think the weight will scare you, though. You are not going to take the table out of your apartment regularly? Or from a work office, if that’s where it comes in handy.
It’s worth mentioning that this is by no means an ideal model. First of all, its fixing elements are not the best performance. Buttons are sometimes blocked so that they cannot be pressed. Secondly, the construction is not very stable. You can also complain about the lack of rubber stickers. They could be good for the legs, because the table tends to slip on the laminate and parquet.
- It is made of metal;
- There are two fans;
- Absolutely any laptop will fit;
- It is powered by USB;
- There is adjustable angle and height;
- There is a support for your notebook.
- The legs are not rubber;
- The design may seem shaky;
- Not the best execution of fixing elements;
- High cost.
Wonder Worker Newton
Another table-transformer. It is also easily foldable, and its work surface can be tilted and adjusted in height. The maximum you can place a laptop with a 17-inch screen. But some people use this table for drawing on it. A flat metal surface is the best way to do it. But in some cases the ventilation holes might interfere, that’s for sure.
The table needs this many holes for better heat dissipation. Tests show that many laptops can rest on the Wonder Worker Newton table for any length of time. Problems may arise only with some particularly powerful laptops, if they have poorly thought-out cooling system. They could use some fans. Alas, there aren’t any. The manufacturer has saved some money and thus achieved a lower price. Many online stores sell this model for 2 thousand Euros. rubles.
Is it possible to screw your own fans to this table? That’s the big question. For one thing, there are no corresponding screw holes. On the other hand, you can use super glue. But you have to buy the “turntables” separately and then re-solder their wire. Wouldn’t it be easier to buy the above table instead??
The weight of this model does not exceed 1 kg, which can not fail to please. When folded, the table can be easily hidden behind a cabinet or on a mezzanine. Also, it’s impossible not to note the presence of the stand for a computer mouse. It saves you from having to use the touchpad, which is not the best in many laptops.
Anyone who reads this review from the beginning can guess the problems of Wonder Worker Newton. This model also suffers from shakiness. When you work with it, you feel like the whole thing is about to fall down. It also has the same setup mechanism that regularly gets jammed. And the product would not hurt the rubber pads on his feet, so they do not slip on the linoleum or parquet.
- When folded, it does not take up much space;
- The metal surface conducts the heat well;
- There is a mouse stand;
- Any laptop will fit;
- Not very heavy;
- Angle and height are adjustable.
- I would like to get more color options;
- The legs could do with some rubber pads;
- There are no fans;
- The design seems flimsy;
- Adjustment mechanism can not be called convenient.
This is the more familiar table. It even looks like a miniature desk. No wonder it is sometimes bought by parents who are looking for a miniature desk for their child to draw on. But first of all STM NT5FA was created for its use with a laptop. This is evidenced by the presence of a direct grid area in the center of the work surface, under which hides an 80mm fan. Measurements show that the rotation of the “turntable” causes noise at about 25dB. A pretty sane figure. Some laptops make much more noise by themselves.
Most of the work surface is made of wood. This is why it has a beige color. Also, there is plastic and metal in the construction. They were used to make the legs and connectors. By the way, the table is as stable as possible. But you have to pay for it with less adjustments. The tabletop can be tilted and raised, but not to a very wide extent. And there is no separate mouse pad. the manufacturer has added to its creation only the support for hands, so that the user’s wrists wouldn’t whine after half an hour of typing. Also this rail can work as a notebook stand.
In the characteristics of the product it is stated that this model is optimized for a laptop with a 17-inch screen. But it seems to us that a more bulky model could fit in here too, if such a model existed. If only the table can support its weight. However, the construction makes it clear from the very beginning that nothing will happen with it anyway. By the way, the desk itself weighs 1.9 kg.
And what are the disadvantages of this model? Except that it is almost impossible to find it on sale. The only thing that can be mentioned is weak cooling. Alas, one fan is not enough for powerful notebooks.
- There is an 80mm fan;
- There is a stop for a laptop;
- Height and tilt adjustment available;
- Plastic joints are very reliable;
- You can place a laptop of any size.
- One fan might not seem to be enough;
- Rarely seen on the market.
The previous tables we looked at seem too small to you? In this case we suggest to buy the COSTWAY YL-801BK. It’s also a full-fledged transformer, allowing you to easily adjust the position of your laptop in space. The tabletop can be placed horizontally or at an angle to the user. As for the legs, their shape is such that the table remains stable even on an uneven surface.
The distinctive feature of this model is the shelf for the mouse. Surprisingly, not all tables of this kind have it. Apparently, their creators think that you only use a laptop from Apple. It is known to be the only one with the most comfortable touchpad.
This table is made of metal. The height of the product varies within a very wide range – for this you should thank the special design of the legs. As for cooling, there are no fans. That’s why for a table asking only 1500 rubles, and sometimes even less. We can only hope that the numerous holes, with which the table top is literally dotted with, will cope with the heat dissipation.
Perhaps the only serious disadvantage of COSTWAY YL-801BK, if we forget about the absence of active cooling system, is the stop. It’s just not there. If you tilt the table top too much, your laptop risks slipping on the floor.
- Low cost;
- There is a shelf for a computer mouse;
- The table is made of a well heat dissipating metal;
- Both the angle of inclination and the height are adjustable.
- The design may not seem very stable;
- No laptop support;
- On sale does not appear very often;
- No fans.
This table differs significantly from the above examples. Unfortunately, it also has more significant disadvantages.
Let’s start with the positives. Perhaps this is the only table for a laptop, which takes up so little space in the room. The thing is that its tabletop is designed just for a laptop – it will not hold anything but a laptop. The legs turned out a little larger. Not surprisingly, this table is loved by employees of medical institutions, offices which have a small area.
This model allows you to adjust the slope of the table top. The height can also be adjusted from 71 cm to 103.5 cm. The entire structure stands on a pin made of chrome steel. In this regard, the product is similar to expensive computer chairs. No wonder, because there are even wheels! They allow you to easily move the entire structure around the room, you do not need to lift it. Two castors have stoppers, which also can not fail to please. And also the merits of this table include a mouse stand. The creators understood that not all people can use a laptop without this accessory.
Unfortunately, while using the Tatkraft Vanessa you are bound to encounter numerous disadvantages. All of them are about the quality of assembly. If you over-torque the wing nut fixing the height, the nut used here will simply tear off. The plastic tips regularly fall off, ending up on the floor. All this strongly spoils the impression of such a seemingly excellent product. That’s why we recommend spending 6 thousand rubles on this table. We recommend that you buy this table only if the options discussed above do not suit you at all because of their size. By the way, there isn’t even a cooling system. You have to count on the fact that the metal tabletop itself can cope with the intake and dissipation of heat.
- Even a laptop with a 17-inch screen fits;
- There is a mouse stand;
- There is a stop for a laptop;
- There are wheels with locks;
- Tilt angle and height are safely adjustable;
- Very small width and length.
- No fans;
- Very high price;
- Disgusting build quality.
Now you know what your next purchase should be after you buy a laptop. The table for it will significantly contribute to your performance. You will simply become less tired. And definitely can not do without it if you like to run games on a portable computer.