The Best Desks: According to the CNET Staff Who Use Them

Again in the prior to moments — before the pandemic — a lot of the CNET crew had been housed in workplaces all over the globe. We all experienced a standard business desk from a standard office provide retailer in our minor cubicles. Have confidence in me when I say, they weren’t the greatest desks. When distant operate grew to become the norm somewhat than the exception although, we all got a opportunity to select the desk that was correct for us.

Picking out the ideal desk for you can be complicated. You could not have a whole lot of area, or the house you have is an odd form. Quite a few of us had to squeeze “workplaces” into little nooks and crevices to make working from house a reality. Some of us essential desks we could not only use with a laptop but get the job done on reviewing products also. Other individuals took the opportunity to try out and be more healthy with standing desks or hybrid desks. What variety of desk you will need will be established by the natural environment you stay in.

We have taken a look at the different desks that the CNET staff has and gathered our favorites for you. Some of the team selected improperly — it happens, we are authorities but not infallible! — so we’ve filtered out the kinds that broke easily or had been just also not comfortable to use. 


When I was on the lookout to furnish a residence workplace after many years of working at the kitchen area table, I required a very simple standing desk that seemed good and was easy to use. This Fezibo design matches the bill — it was not difficult to get established up, and contains buttons for 3 various programmable heights for your sitting down and standing tastes.

This standing desk would not have as many bells and whistles as some of the additional pricey types, but it can be easy and clean up-searching (I chose the all-white product), and feels durable. I’d propose it for any person looking for a straightforward standing desk solution that will get the task completed (and allows you do the job more easily). 

— Alison DeNisco Rayome


I invested a great deal of time studying desks to figure out what functions for the variety of office environment I needed in my lifetime as a remote staff. With the comfort of the net, I took to Amazon and searched for each individual desk you can think of: extended ones, quick kinds, executive desks, almost everything. But after I came throughout CubiCubi’s modern day L- shaped desk, I understood it was for me. It has almost everything heading for it.

At 59.1-inches, it has enough place for two screens (and a desktop underneath) on one side and the other side is keeping my get the job done pc, moveable watch, charging station, Nintendo Change and my Yeti mic. Simply because I recreation and operate, it can be important to have a good deal of space in the capacity to go back again and forth in between the two sections of this desk, and I can do that easily.

For just $130, this desk is by much the most effective acquire I’ve experienced since I’ve develop into a remote employee and a YouTube gaming hobbyist. Even though I am not a fan of the material drawer it will come with, if you get rid of it and get an attachable a person that performs for you, then you are going to discover this desk is outstanding in both value and purpose.

— Robin Mosley


I preferred a standing desk but preferred more space than most of them provided. Thankfully, Autonomous lets you to choose amongst 3 diverse size tops for the desk, and I went with the greatest a person. It has twin motors, so it goes up and down without the need of any difficulty and it’s tranquil plenty of that I can very easily alter positions even during a function call without bothering anyone.

Autonomous also will make a bunch of accessories for the desk, which include a cable organizer that mounts under it to aid keep factors wanting neat. I have been employing the desk for pretty much 4 yrs at this stage and (apart from when I scratched it relocating residences previous 12 months) it even now seems to be model new. It has plenty of home so I can maintain my massive extremely-huge observe on top rated of a riser at the back again and have space on each aspect for speakers and much more.

It was an expenditure, but it really is held up effectively and I would totally invest in a different one particular if this one particular stopped operating appropriately.

— Jared DiPane


When I initially commenced seeking for a gaming desk I understood I was heading to have to have one thing huge to hold my gaming Computer system and the screens I use on a everyday foundation. At 60 inches (5 toes), this desk from Eureka has home for everything I require, such as the more laptop I have now for operate.

It also has interesting RGB lights managing alongside its edge and comes with a headphone hook, drinks holder, large mouse mat and a stand for your controller. The drinks holder is a wonderful touch as I are likely to swipe my cup or can when I am participating in. This way if I knock my drink above, it is not going to spill more than my electronics.

— James Bricknell

Seville Classics

My spouse and I bought these desks for when we moved into our household, and they’ve been wonderful. I required a substantial and snug area to maintain my keyboard, mouse, ultrawide check and microphone, and this did the trick. My spouse in the meantime got the scaled-down glass-major variation of this desk and it can be been operating for her nicely too.

My only complaint is I have experienced to find out how to cable deal with greater in order for the desk to comfortably switch from sit to stand mode. I finished up buying some cable runs to control beneath the desk and a check arm, which also manufactured a significant variance in clearing space on the desk.

— Ian Sherr

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