Anyone who spends a lot of time in front of the PC at home – whether for work in the home office or for gaming – will sooner or later have to deal with the topics of comfort, practicality and health with regard to the home setup. Because the more hours you spend in front of the PC, the greater the physical strain. A good office chair or gaming seat is almost a must. It is even better to have an ergonomic desk that also allows you to work / play while standing and does not condemn you to sit for long periods at a time. Such height-adjustable gaming tables are enjoying increasing popularity, but are usually not cheap. Simple (non-electric) gaming tables that can be adjusted in height are available for less than 200 euros, while for high-end devices you have to put an almost four-digit amount on the table. We asked ourselves: is it worth buying such a product and how much money do you have to be willing to spend on it? We therefore took a detailed look at a LeetDesk gaming table as part of a long-term test. This product comes from the quite young German start-up company of the same name, LeetDesk, which specializes in the manufacture of high-quality, electrically height-adjustable gaming tables.
The agony of (table) choice: Many variants and equipment options
Everything starts with that LeetDesk configurator on the company’s homepage to help you find out which gaming table is right for you. There is a choice of two sizes: 140×70 cm and the 50-euro variant with 160×80 cm. Which of the two available styles (Classic or Pro) you choose is a matter of taste and does not affect the total price. The Pro version has a 15 cm deep recess that allows you to move closer to the table. The LeetDesk is available in four color variants (black, orange, red and white), whereby the difference is only visible in the color of the table outer band.
All color variants cost the same. On the other hand, there is a big financial difference in the choice of the black table surface (in both options). Here you can choose a so-called ghost touch rubber. This is a high-quality, non-reflective surface that you won’t leave permanent fingerprints on, even with sweaty hands. This is a cool feature, but it costs an extra 100 euros. In the cheapest version with a size of 140×70 cm and a standard surface, the LeetDesk costs 549.95 euros. The larger version with the ghost touch coating does not cost quite 700 euros. In addition, LeetDesk offers you three useful extensions: a PC holder that can be mounted under the table (54.95 euros), a cable duct (49.95 euros) and a monitor holder (44.95 euros). In the absolute top equipment with all the trimmings, the Leet Desk costs just under 850 euros. Anyone who needs more than one monitor bracket for dual or triple screen operation will of course have to spend even more. All in all a very proud price. For our test, we chose a LeetDesk with the above-mentioned top equipment with all the extras.
The construction: craftsmen in front!
The Leet Desk (with all additional options) arrived in four boxes, the table top separately on a pallet. The packaging was functional and did not leave behind any more packaging waste than necessary. All parts supplied were of absolutely high quality and made for a very good first impression. The structure, which is explained in a multi-page manual (can also be downloaded from the LeetDesk homepage), does not seem incredibly complicated at first glance, but it has its pitfalls if you are not gifted with manual skills. In addition, some steps are not optimally explained in the instructions or do not always completely match the real parts that you have in front of you. Upon request, the manufacturer informed us that they were working on a new, revised version of the manual. Positive: the required holes on the underside of the table top were all there and in the right place. The manufacturer’s statement that only a Phillips screwdriver is required in addition to the tools included in the scope of delivery is therefore fundamentally correct. Without a cordless screwdriver, we would still have despaired. How long it takes to set up depends a little on your technical skills. We consider the 30 to 60 minutes specified by the manufacturer to be a bit too optimistic, but you shouldn’t need more than two hours even if you still have to set up the optional accessories (PC holder, monitor holder and cable duct).
Speaking of accessories: the monitor bracket is a useful extension, but also the one that you can best do without if you have a tight budget. The cable duct, on the other hand, is a must buy because it avoids the threat of tangled cables. The only thing you then have to pay attention to is the sufficient cable length of the connector strip that you want to hide in the duct.
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The adjustable PC holder (max. Height 50 cm, max. Width 25 cm and max. Depth 60 cm) is basically a very sensible additional investment. Before you buy it, you have to measure very carefully whether your tower is really there Takes place. In our test setup, the case was one centimeter higher than the bracket allows. In addition, the on / off switch is located on the top of our device, which means that we would have needed two to three centimeters more clearance upwards. Resourceful craftsmen are sure to find a solution for this, but you don’t have too much space below, otherwise the PC holder would touch the floor at the lowest table setting. Because the width of the PC holder is variable, there are no pre-drilled holes for its installation. Anyone who tries to screw the screws for this part into the table top with a Phillips screwdriver is doomed to failure. In any case, we didn’t succeed.
Playing while standing? Why not!
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Once you’ve got the assembly behind you, you need help turning the LeetDesk over, because the piece is pretty heavy. The finished office furniture looks really good thanks to the consistently high-quality workmanship. The color scheme we chose for the test (Crosshair Red) looks really classy. Thanks to two synchronously working motors in the table legs, the electrical height adjustment works without any problems and is also quite quiet. The minimum height of the table top is approx. 64 cm, the maximum height (which can be reached in a few seconds) is 1.28 m. Even tall people can work / play comfortably while standing. A memory function with three programmable settings ensures that you do not have to remember the optimal settings for your needs. The initial setup of the device is problem-free and the LeetDesk always worked flawlessly during the entire test.
At the end we have a note on our own behalf for you: The colleagues from our sister website PCGH are organizing the Cyber Week Spring Edition from May 7th to 16th. Manufacturer LeetDesk is also taking part and is offering different versions of the gaming table with a discount of 10%. If you are interested in go to the offers here!
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