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ApexDesk Elite Series Standing Desk Review

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Sometimes a good computer or a gaming desk doesn’t look like one at all. The display shelves and trays could (rightfully) annoy some professionals and gamers who just want some smooth surface to keep stuff. If you want a computer desk that looks more like a traditional office desk, the ApexDesk Elite could be for you.

The ApexDesk Elite looks like a regular study table. But as they say, looks can be deceiving. This multi-purpose desk looks perfect for those who want to keep a bunch of stuff on the desktop without any structures getting in the way.

Right off the bat, the ApexDesk Elite looks simple. The design is very much so. However, it is packed with plenty of useful features that professionals and gamers would like. Keep on reading to learn more about the upsides and downsides ApexDesk Elite offers.

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  • ELEGANT AND SPACIOUS WORK SPACE – 60” x 29.5” x 1” contoured desktop provides ample room for a variety of office tasks. Narrowest mid-section measures 26.5” deep, caving in to allow users to sit closer to office essentials. The strong and durable MDF wood top has a smooth matte finish, making it easy to maintain and would last for years to come. Its beveled edges give the top a sophisticated and streamlined look. The black base has a gloss finish. The color code is RAL 9004 (Signal Black).
  • ELECTRIC HEIGHT ADJUSTABLE LIFT SYSTEM – With a fast speed of 1.5” per second, this quick and quiet dual-motor lift system allows desk to move anywhere between 29” to 48” (with top).
  • SOLID CONSTRUCTION – The one-piece industrial-grade steel frame combined with a solid MDF desktop enables desk to support up to 225 lbs. to accommodate your ideal workspace setup.
  • LED MEMORY CONTROL – Elegant 6-button programmable controller with 4 customizable presets for desired desk heights. Convenient for switching from sit to stand throughout the day with ease.
  • EASY ASSEMBLY – Unique structural design enables most users to complete installation in less than 60 minutes. Desk ships in 3 boxes. Multi-piece shipment may arrive 1-2 days apart

Pros

  • Automatic height adjustment system
  • Steel frame offers enhanced stability
  • Smooth, beveled work surface
  • Supports up to 225 lbs
  • Extremely sturdy

Cons

  • Heavy
  • No keyboard tray or display shelves
  • Expensive

Weight

The ApexDesk Elite weighs 160 pounds (or slightly over 70 kg). It’s definitely on the heavier side. The desk comes with a steel frame, hence the weight.

The weight certainly means this desk is not at all portable. But it’s not awfully heavy that you would not be able to move it. There’s definitely a plus side to all this weight. The heftiness makes this desk unlikely to wobble. In fact, ApexDesk Elite offers top-notch sturdiness to keep multiple monitors and other equipment safe.

Design

ApexDesk Elite offers a simple but elegant design. There’s a no-frills approach to the overall looks. The desktop is smooth and doesn’t have any elevated shelves. The desktop measures 71 x 33 x 1 inches in size. There’s some contouring on the front ledge. The narrow midsection is 29 inches deep. Overall, there’s plenty of space on the desk to support at least three monitors.

The caved-in shape allows users to slide in closer to the desk when using a computer. It would give you easy access to desk space from your right-hand side. It’s like an L-shaped desk in this regard.

The desk is made from a steel frame and has a wooden desktop. The desk is all black, with a matte finish. It’s very easy to clean as a result. The matte laminate is scratch-resistant, according to the manufacturer. The desktop sports an eye-catching gloss finish too. The style is well suited for home offices or even study rooms.

Cable Management

The desk doesn’t offer too many features on the cable management front. However, the desktop has two holes on the left and right to draw cables upward. It saves space on the desktop when you don’t have to place wires on the table.

One issue is that the desktop is laminated on the top and bottom. If you want to attach any adhesives to keep cables in place, the laminate may get in the way. Things don’t stick that well on a smooth surface.

Assembly

The manufacturer says the desk can be assembled from parts in about an hour. This would depend on your skill.

Assembling everything is not too difficult. However, you would have to read the instructions carefully to make sure the motor is set up correctly.

Features

The best feature the ApexDesk Elite offers is flexible height. You can adjust the height of the desk from 29 inches to 40 inches. Meaning, it can be either a sitting or a standing desk depending on your choice. This is a huge advantage for working professionals as well as gamers.

Adjusting the height is made super simple thanks to an automatic lifting system. You don’t have to pull levers or unscrew the desk. The ApexDesk Elite has an in-built motor that allows you to adjust the height with a push of a button. The motor moves 1.5 inches per second, which is impressively fast.

The desk comes with a 6-button controller for the height adjustment system. The controller is programmable. You can pre-set up to 4 custom commands. It’s unbelievably easy to go from a sitting desk to a standing one.

Some users might be wary about adjusting a desk with heavy equipment on it. Not to worry; the desktop and the motors can support up to 225 pounds of material. As most computer equipment is lightweight these days, this should allow you to keep your gaming rig on the desk without risk. The ApexDesk Elite can easily support everything a professional workstation needs too.

Thanks to the steel frame, backed by a steel beam, stability is near guaranteed. As long as you don’t exceed the specified weight limit, this desk should work well for your needs.

Conclusion

ApexDesk Elite is a great choice for those looking for a well-designed computer desk with plenty of desktop space. The height adjusting mechanism is a great factor for those who desire some flexibility. The steel frame offers excellent stability, especially when you want to place computer equipment.

This desk doesn’t have the traditional features of a computer desk, namely the keyboard tray. Some users might find it irksome. It’s also on the expensive side because of the automated mechanism. Other than these minor downsides, ApexDesk Elite offers unique features that are h

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