The 8 Best Gaming Desks of 2019

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If your gaming set up involves multiple monitors, heavy PCs, and a range of headsets, mice, and other accessories, you need a desk specifically designed to accommodate them. Luckily, several manufacturers offer desks that do just that, whether your gaming space is a large den or a cramped dorm room. While it's possible to spend a thousand dollars on the highest-end versions, you can find reliable options (with tool-free assembly) for less than $100.

The Rundown

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Best Overall: Atlantic 33950212 Gaming Desk Pro

One glance is all it takes to reveal that this desk was made with gamers in mind. A wide variety of trays, stands, and holders accommodate nearly all equipment you can think of. There's a hook for hanging headphones and a cup holder for all-important hydration. A monitor riser holds and elevates any screen up to 32 inches in size, and stands on each side are ready for speakers. There's also a phone or tablet charging stand, a holder for game controllers, a storage tray underneath the tabletop, a power strip holder, and cable management.

The Atlantic Gaming Desk Pro is 51-inches wide, and because most of your accessories won't sit on the tabletop itself, almost all of that space is available for other use. All of the attachments are optional, so you can, for example, use multiple monitors (with or without a desk clamping mount) if you'd prefer. As a whole, the desk measures 51 x 24.5 x 35.8 inches. It's built with sturdy steel legs and a carbon fiber laminated top, so you won't have to worry about durability.

Need a new monitor while you're at it? Check out our list of the best high-end gaming monitors on the market now.

Best Budget: Best Choice Products L-Shape Computer Desk

Best Choice Products L-Shape Computer Desk

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L-shaped desks are the best choice for most gamers as they provide plenty of space for large desktops and multiple monitors without taking up an entire room. If you're after maximum space at minimal cost, check out this streamlined option from Best Choice Products. At 59 x 55 x 29.5 inches, there's enough room for two or even three monitors to sit side by side. A keyboard tray slides out to give extra desk space, although it's optional; neither the tray nor its mounting brackets need to be installed if you don't want to use them.

If you'd prefer not to have your computer up on the desk surface, metal struts between the two long sections of the desk keep it out of the way and off the ground. Available in either black or white, this is a sturdy and practical desk for gamers with a modest budget.

Need a new chair while you're at it? Check out our list of the best high-end gaming chairs on the market now.

Best Features: Eureka Ergonomic Z1-S Gaming Desk

The Eureka Ergonomic Z1-S is one of the most distinct gaming desks we've seen, due to its (optional) checkered flag decals and blue USB-powered LEDs along each side. The 44.5-inch tabletop has a sleek, carbon-fiber texture and is wide enough to fit a pair of monitors. Key design features include a dedicated cup holder, headphone hook, stand for holding multiple game controllers, and an extra-large mousepad that fits under both your keyboard and mouse.

Sturdy Z-shaped aluminum legs coupled with four leveling feet on the bottom ensure a rock-solid gaming experience, and there's a cutout towards the rear for easier cable management. There's no specific place to put a desktop tower, but the 200-pound load rating means there are few concerns about keeping it on the desk. Easy to put together, and backed by a US-based customer support team, this is a premium desk that should suit any avid gamer.

Looking for a new headset, too? Read our guide to the best gaming headsets available online.

Best Splurge: Arozzi Arena Gaming Desk

The Arozzi Arena Gaming Desk is sleek and stylish, but it comes in enough color combinations that you can go for something bold if you don't want it being mistaken for a piece of office furniture. The desk's 63-inch length and 176-pound load rating mean it's easily capable of holding up to three monitors, and the 32-inch depth means you won't run out of space for your keyboard, mouse, and other accessories. The desk is also ergonomically designed with adjustable legs so you can set it at just the right height.

The top of the desk is covered with a removable 14-square-foot water-resistant mousepad that can be machine-washed should it get dirty. Though it's made of microfiber cloth, the mousepad weighs a whopping seven pounds, so you won't have to worry about it moving around as you game. A netting enclosure on the underside of the desk, coupled with three cutouts in the desk and mousepad, mean you can manage cables and keep everything neat and tidy. Along with adjustable legs, the Arena also has four plastic feet that can be screwed in at different heights to ensure a level surface on carpets and uneven flooring.

Best for Small Spaces: Origami Foldable Computer Desk

When space is tight or you're in short-term accommodation, it's often not practical or desirable to have a big, heavy gaming desk. That's where this well-priced Origami Foldable Computer Desk comes in. Assembly and disassembly take less than ten minutes, making it easy to move the desk around as needed. With a height of just 6.25 inches when folded down, it can even be stored up against a wall or under a bed when not in use.

Despite its portability, the Origami Foldable Computer Desk is reasonably sturdy; the tabletop is rated to hold up to 100 pounds of weight. A wide shelf at the bottom provides plenty of additional space for a desktop tower and other accessories, and a solid locking mechanism means you don't have to worry about the desk folding up when you don't want it to. The desk is available in four colors (black, bronze, silver, and turquoise), as well as three sizes. That said, gamers will likely want to go for the largest which measures 47.2 x 23.6 x 29.9 inches when fully assembled.

Looking to buy a new keyboard for your set up? Take a peek at our list of the best gaming keyboards.

Best for Quick Setup: Convenience Concepts No Tools Desk

Don't want to spend several hours fighting with wrenches, screwdrivers, and Allen keys to assemble your new desk? As the name suggests, this "no tools" model will have you up and running in a few minutes, without the use of any extra equipment.

Despite its easy setup, the Convenience Concepts No Tools Desk offers plenty of storage space. Measuring 47.2 x 15.8 x 30 inches, the desk features two shelves which form the legs on each side and a slimline storage area underneath the main tabletop. A full-size desktop tower might be a little tall to fit on the shelves, but you'll have no problem storing consoles, laptops, or smaller desktop units there. The desk's 47-inch width is enough to easily fit a couple of monitors side by side. Inexpensive and available in a wide range of colors including charcoal gray, cherry, and black, this is a low-stress way of getting set up with a quality gaming desk.

Best for Corners: Walker Edison Soreno 3-Piece Corner Desk

In a world of bland, boring computer desks, the Walker Edison Soreno Corner Desk stands out in all the right ways. Constructed from a mix of powder-coated steel and tempered glass (and in a variety of colors), the desk is an attractive option. There's a sliding keyboard tray to keep things neat and tidy, and a separate CPU stand that can be positioned anywhere to keep your computer off the floor.

With 51 inches of usable length along each side, there's more than enough space for two or three monitors, a keyboard, mouse, headphones, controllers, and more. Adjustable feet on the bottom of each leg (eight in total) make it easy to contend with carpets and other uneven surfaces. It's possible to use each of the rectangular sections as a separate (albeit small) desk, as well. And if you want to go in the opposite direction, you can also create a huge, U-shaped area by combining two Soreno desks together.

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Best Standing: ApexDesk Elite Series Standing Desk

Lately, mounting research has shown that sitting in front of a computer for hours on end is bad for your health. And whether you're diligently writing your next novel or completing another Battlefield marathon, that's bad news. If you've got the money to spend on one, a standing desk is at least a partial solution to the problem. Available in both 48-inch and 60-inch widths, and a range of attractive materials and colors, this ApexDesk Elite model ticks all the right boxes.

The desk can be assembled in under five minutes and its height can be adjusted anywhere from 25.5 inches to 50.5 inches. You can program three height settings into its memory, making them retrievable at the touch of a button. It also offers an integrated cable tray to keep everything tidy — a particularly important feature when it comes to standing desks as it ensures cables aren't caught or shaken loose as you adjust its height. Able to hold up to a hefty 250 pounds, this is a very solid commercial-grade piece of furniture that will last you years to come.

Our Process 

Our writers spent 9 hours researching the most popular gaming desks on the market. Before making their final recommendations, they considered 15 different desks overall, screened options from 13 different brands and manufacturers, and read over 80 user reviews (both positive and negative). All of this research adds up to recommendations you can trust.