How to Select a Laptop Desk

A laptop desk comes in handy when you travel hours together and would like to pitch in with some work hours during your flight. It provides a perfect work surface and keeps heat away from your lap. But then how do you select a laptop desk?

Steps

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    Check your working conditions. Do you travel frequently in a car or do you need a lap desk to work while you are sitting by the pool or do you need a wall mount in your home to keep the laptop away from your baby. Different requirements have different solutions.
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    Select a light-weight and tough material that is resistant to impact loading. Polycarbonate is great for this purpose.
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    Look for most ergonomic design that you can find. More the number of different angles in which the work surface can be adjusted the better it is. Although a fixed design generally has many unseen advantages IE No moving parts to break - Lighter weight and portability.
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    Check the insulation. One of the major advantages of a laptop desk is that it won't allow the heat generated by the system to reach your lap. So make sure that there is a good enough insulation padding along with proper ventilation facilities.
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    Look for decent grip. A good gripping surface holds the laptop in place. That prevents slipping of the laptop on the desk and at the same time it prevents slipping of the laptop desk on your lap.
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    Fit the laptop within your budget. Cost is an important factor that should be considered while planning your laptop desk purchase. Do some initial survey and plan your budget. Look at a few online stores to have a rough idea about the price variation.
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    Go for a laptop desk that you feel suits to your style. Your workplace should be inviting enough to attract you to pour in those hours of hard work. Because at the end of the day your efficiency is all that matters.

Tips

  • Keep your beverages away from the laptop desk.
  • In case you are looking for a laptop desk to work on in a car then better go for "no drill laptop desks". It's hassle free as far as attaching or removing is concerned.

Warnings

  • Unfold mobile car desks while the vehicle is in motion. There are chances that it might become a projectile and that can be pretty dangerous.
  • Do not use steering wheel mounts while driving.

Sources and Citations

  • Laptop Guide is the original source of some content on this page. Shared with permission.
  • Lapkitty Review is a source of some content on this page. Shared with permission.

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Categories: Selecting and Buying a Computer