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10 Great Computer Desks to Suit Any Budget

Find an affordable home office computer desk to fit your existing office decor and balance the price/cost against the budget.

Setting up a work from home office takes a bit of planning. A great work environment leads to a better, more productive work day. Choosing the right office desk to provide the necessary space and functionality is paramount.

To help out we’ve scoured hundreds of office computer desks, searching for ones that are widely available (i.e. quick and easy to have delivered), offer great value for money (across high, middle and low end models) and most importantly are extremely well reviewed by people who have bought them.

After all, the last thing you need when starting a new business is to lose focus over something as commonplace as a desk (which can happen if you end up having to buy a different one).

1. VARIDESK Adjustable Standing Desk Converter

The Varidesk comes in at the top of our list due to it’s overwhelming popularity (over 95% of all reviews are very positive), versatility and potential health benefits.

If you’re conscious about fitness and health then it’s important to seriously consider using the Varidesk. Sitting in front of a computer all day can lead to a host of health problems associated with being sedentary and seated for long periods of time. If your job or business requires you to be at a compute then spending some of that time standing (or even walking, if you set it up over a treadmill) can help keep you fit and healthy.

Please be aware that it is not a desk by itself – it must be placed on an existing desk or table.

What People Say

A lot of people were pleased with the fact that the desk comes assembled so setting it up is super quick and easy. On top of that, it is sturdy and big enough to hold two monitors. In particular, many people who were experiencing back problems (i.e. operation recovery) reported that it helped them recover strength and mobility much sooner than expected.

2. Need 55″ Folding Computer Desk

A large, strong folding desk is the perfect answer for work-at-home people who need a decent size work space but have limited space available to dedicate to a desk. Quickly and easily fold this Need desk down to a respectably flat 2.5″ in a matter of seconds when not in use.

It’s got plenty of surface space (wide enough to hold two large computer monitors side-by-side) and leg space, which makes it fairly unique among folding tables that tend to be significantly smaller and more delicate.

This desk comes in a range of sizes from 47″ all the way up to 63″ and has a number of attractive color combinations available, including black, white and teak.

What People Say

Most people recognize this desk as one of the more solid folding desk options on the market. It’s light enough to carry when necessary but strong enough to carry up to 880lbs, which is significantly more than average. No assembly required (other than folding out the legs), which is always a big plus.

3. Seville Classics S3 Airlift Electric Standing Desk

A variable height desk is perfect for anyone who’s ever suffered from shoulder and neck pain while trying to work. The S3 is a complete variable height desk solution (unlike the Varidesk, which requires a table) and can be adjusted to any height you need regardless of whether you are sitting or standing.

A handsome 54″ x 30″ curved desktop space that comes in a wide range of colors (black, white, gray, walnut, ashwood and birchwood), is complemented by super quiet dual motors that allow the desk surface to be elevated from approximately 26″ all the way up to 51″ at a speed of about 1.5″ per second.

What People Say

While there is manual setup involved, most people found the instructions clear and the assembly easy enough to do with one person. Taller people liked this desk because it can elevate higher than most making it comfortable for people in 6’4 range (who will be grateful not to have to lean over their desk anymore).

4. GreenForest L-Shape 3-Piece Computer Desk

Flexible layout is not usually a phrase applied to a L-shape desk. However, the GreenForest comes in three pieces that are interchangeable meaning that you can swop the long and short arm of the “L” around to fit the corner of your room perfectly – depending on whether you need left or right handed orientation.

If you’re like me, having an L-shape desk is not only about fitting into the corner of a room without taking too much space, it’s about having a space to work on a computer, but still be able to swivel around and deal with printers, paper, and a host of other things that you don’t necessarily want cluttered up next to your screen.

What People Say

While you will need a screwdriver to complete assembly, the vast majority of people reported a very quick and easy setup process. For people who need a lot of desk space, buying two and turning them into a “U” shaped desk seems to be a popular solution – especially given the low price of the desk.

5. Atlantic Gaming Carbon Fiber Space Saving Desk

Technically this desk is designed for gamers and comes with a host of cool add-ons aimed at helping this market. However, a lot of these features are incredibly useful for home business owners who might enjoy having a built-in headphone hook or cup holder to make life easy when they want to speak to clients while having their morning cup of coffee.

Cable management slots, front storage tray and speaker stand round out the suite of PC accessory features in this handy desk, combined with a small footprint and sturdy design make this a perfect option for people with limited office space.

While there are no color options there are three different models offering differing features and levels of customization to cater for your exact needs.

What People Say

People are very happy with the durability of this desk with many saying that it has remained stable for years. Clever, functional design and customization are a few commonly cited pros that you can also expect. Not bad for around $100.

6. Z-Line Designs Cyrus Workstation

The cherry finish with black accents and tempered glass desk surface will add a touch of elegance to your home office at a very reasonable price.

The Cyrus comes with a large pull-out keyboard tray that is a useful space saver and big enough to use with your mouse. Originally designed as a supplementary desk space for a larger model desk most people simply buy this as a standalone option because of its surprising amount of space and very small footprint.

There are no color or model options so it’s “cherry and glass” or nothing.

What People Say

A lot of people use this desk as a kind of space-saver. Perfect for a small room but able to be loaded up with a lot of office hardware and equipment to create a compact, but well organized workstation. Most people found the assembly quite easy – the desk ships with the required Allen wrench but you will need to have your own screwdriver.

7. Monarch Specialties Left or Right Facing Corner Desk

If you have a bit more space to play with and are looking for a high-quality natural wood desk that comes with a good amount of shelf and drawer space to store office supplies, files, folders, books, papers and still have plenty of space for a computer, the Monarchhollow core” desk is a great option.

Like the GreenForest this corner desk is configurable to orient in a left or right hand manner allowing it to fit into any room perfectly.

There are a number of color options available including white, natural, taupe and multicolored.

What People Say

By far and away the “look” and feel of this desk are its most popular attributes. Most people found it to be very attractive and easy to place within a room. It is a larger desk making it quite heavy to carry so try ensure there are two of you in the house when it’s delivered. Assembly is required.

8. Tribesigns Modern 63″ Large Computer Desk

Tirbesigns Modern 63

Boasting a minimal, straight-edge modern design this large, 63″ desk offers reliability and sturdiness with a huge max capacity of 900lbs. Tribesigns also offer their desks with an 18 month quality assurance for peace of mind.

What I like, in particular, is the wide choice of color combinations – including black, white, black-white combo, black & gold, teak, walnut and dark walnut – that makes it easy to match with existing home office decor and furniture (not always a trivial task).

Adjustable leg pads also help make this desk very stable on uneven floors.

What People Say

A big plus is the great leg room that a lot of people said they appreciated even though they didn’t necessarily realize it was missing before they bought it. More than a few people delighted with the sleek design and ample space on the desktop for a computer and laptop as well as a writing & working area.

9. Sauder Harbor View Computer Desk (with Hutch)

For a more full-featured home office the Harbor View offers a number of built-in solutions dressed up in an elegant antiqued paint finish, including:

  • Louver detailed door enclosing a dedicated PC storage space
  • Extension slides in lower draw that can hold legal and European size hanging files
  • Slide-out keyboard and mouse shelf
  • Lockable drawers

It also comes in 3 different finishes – Antiqued Paint, Antiqued White and Salt Oak.

What People Say

Good quality and beautiful finishes are common praise for this desk with many commenting on the fact that it looks far more expensive than it actually is. However, assembly is more involved with this larger unit than our previous desks. In some cases requiring two or three people (requiring only a screwdriver and hammer) to help make the process quick and painless.

10. Topeakmart 2-Tier Computer Desk (with Printer Shelf)

The Topeakmart 2-Tier is a sensible choice if you aren’t looking to spend a lot of money but still need a compact desk (with modest space requirements, like a laptop, printer and a few files or books) that fits in the corner of a room and essentially stores items that would otherwise add clutter to your lounge or bedroom.

Starting at only $68 it can house a PC, computer monitor and keyboard (in a slide-out tray) and save space by storing the printer directly above in a second tier shelf (that can hold up to 33lbs).

It’s a lightweight, fun desk solution for anyone with modest home office needs.

What People Say

Interestingly enough a lot of people comment on the amount of space provided by this small desk unit – with many talking about how much they loaded onto it (it is also relatively sturdy). Pro tip: For people who have a PC and a laptop there is space for the keyboard on the desk itself allowing you to use the pull-out tray for the laptop.

So that’s our round up of the top ten computer desks for small business owners and home based entrepreneurs. Hopefully it’s given you a great bird’s eye view of what desks are available to kit out your home office perfectly.