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The Sauder Beginnings Computer Desk is a compact desk that you can use for study, gaming, or even work. The dark red finish turns this simple computer desk to an elegant addition to your home. The additional storage and unique features also make this desk a lovable piece of furniture in any home.
- Elevated monitor/printer shelf
- Slide-out keyboard/mouse shelf with metal runners and safety stops
- Dedicated storage for vertical CPU tower
- Compact desk that comes in a cinnamon cherry finish
- With a slide-out keyboard and mouse tray
- Has an elevated shelf for your printer, monitor, or any other computer peripheral
- Space provided for a computer tower
- Comes with a hidden storage with door
- Measures 39.5” overall length, 19.75” overall depth, and 29.25” desktop height
The Sauder Beginnings Computer Desk, Cinnamon Cherry Finish is a deceiving kind of furniture, but in a perfectly good way. The desk may not seem too large, and since it is designed with it compactness in mind, you might think that the desk is too small. Luckily enough, this is not the case.
You won’t have any problems placing your computer on the surface. There is perfectly enough space for even up to a 25” widescreen monitor or a 27” standard monitor. You can have the option of placing your monitor on the desktop surface or on the elevated shelf.
However, for ergonomic purposes, it is better you keep your monitor on the desktop rather than on the elevated portion. You can reserve the raised platform for your printer, lamp, or anything else.
If you have a bigger or wider monitor, you can either tilt your monitor diagonally or simply place it a little bit forward so that it won’t meet with the raised platform.
The desk also comes with a sliding keyboard tray with enough room to fit your mouse as well. With this tray in place, you are given more room on your desktop for practically anything else you might need to open, like your cellphone, your notebook, or any other document.
You’ll love the fact that this small desk has provisions for your computer tower. This space measures 21” high, 9 ¼“ wide, and 15 1/2” deep. The extra storage underneath your computer tower space is perfect for any other items you may have that need to be stored discreetly.
Lastly, the desk comes in an adorable cinnamon cherry finish, almost like a deep red maple color, so it goes well with almost all kinds of furnishing in your home. And for you long-legged people out there, the desk has enough leg room for you to move around in as well. As for assembly time, it’s pretty easy and quick, and can even be done with just one person working on it.
The Sauder Beginnings Computer Desk is a great desk overall; however, when assembled, the corners are a bit sharp so if you have small kids around the home, you may want for them to be careful or they might hurt themselves if they bump into the corners.
Of course, this can always be remedied by corner cushions, but it does take the overall look of the table away.
The space between the keyboard the desktop is a bit small, so if you prefer working on the keyboard without pulling it away, it’s going to be a little difficult.
The Sauder Beginnings Computer Desk, Cinnamon Cherry Finish is a great table but it still gets a 4 out of 5 rating. Why? The corners are a tad sharper than a safe desk should be. It’s not only a problem for little children, you may even get hurt yourself with the corners when you’re not too careful.
There are a lot of desks comparable in style to the Sauder Beginnings Computer Desk, Cinnamon Cherry Finish. For starters, another compact desk that we reviewed is this Kings Brand desk.
Another example is the Techni Mobili Complete Computer Workstation. Now, this desk has more surface space and still has an elevated portion for your printer. It also comes with plenty of closed and open storages as well as provisions for your computer tower.
The Techni Mobili Classy Desk with Three Drawers is a little simpler compared to the Sauder Beginnings Computer Desk, Cinnamon Cherry Finish but it does carry with it a more classic design, and an even more expensive price tag. All three come in almost the exact same color.
As to the final product you’re going to choose, if you want a table that’s just right within your budget but still functions pretty well, then the Sauder Beginnings Computer Desk, Cinnamon Cherry Finish will be the right desk for you.