Selecting a Cheap Computer Desk

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Choosing a cheap Computer Desk that is right for you is very important.

You should choose one to suit the size of the area where it will be installed.

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You should not use a standard office desk as a computer desk.

A desk that would normally be an ideal height for pen and paper writing will often be too high and uncomfortable to use for typing on a computer keyboard or looking at a computer monitor.

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The information being presented on this page is to:

  • Assist you in selecting a desk that is right for you.
  • Present tips for an ergonomically designed desk/workstation.

Selecting your cheap computer desk

When making your desk selection, you should check for the following:

  • Ample desktop space to place your monitor and printer.
  • Separate shelf for storing the computer.
  • Shelves for storing files, documents, books, CDs, etc.
  • Ample storage space for storing printer paper, etc.
  • A slide-out keyboard tray.

You need a comfortable computer desk

Because I use my computer a lot, I need to have a very comfortable and ergonomic workstation.

It should have lots of desktop space to allow easy access to your documents.

Ergonomics and your work area - Your desk

Ergonomics is the science of adjusting your work environment to fit your body and to make it as comfortable as possible.

Choosing computer furniture that is ergonomically designed is extremely important for your health.

If you are unable to sit comfortably with your wrists in a neutral position, you should pick a different computer desk.

Listed below are some tips that are recommended to help you organize your desk and enable you to work comfortably:

  • Organize your desktop so that items that you use frequently are closer to you for easy access.

  • Avoid cluttering under your computer desk so as to be able to comfortably accommodate your legs and allow for stretching.

  • If you have a desk lamp, you should position it so that it puts light on your documents without causing problems with glare on your computer screen or affecting your eyes.

  • If you are right-handed, place the phone to your left and if you are left-handed, place the phone to your right.

  • Use a document holder to secure the document that you are reading from while typing. This will result in more desktop space and will also be particularly useful for you to be able to re-focus when looking back from the screen to your document.


Having an ergonomically designed work area is so very important since it will help to reduce fatigue and other health-related problems that can occur if you use the wrong computer desk.

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