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How Do I Choose the Best Glass Computer Desk?

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  • Written By: Dan Cavallari
  • Edited By: Bronwyn Harris
  • Last Modified Date: 10 March 2014
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Choosing the best glass computer desk starts with determining your space requirements for the desk as well as any space limitations within the room in which you intend to place the desk. The best desk may also depend on what type of computer you will be using; if your computer has a separate keyboard, for example, you may want to choose a desk with a slide-out keyboard tray. This feature is not very useful for laptop users, however, so you may want a different glass computer desk for such purposes. The desk itself should be sturdy and attractive regardless of the type you choose.

Some models of glass computer desk are designed to be quite small and compact, while others are much larger. Some are even designed to fit in the corner of a room, and the desk itself will have an L-shaped tabletop. Measure the room in which you intend to place the glass computer desk, and then determine how much space you will need for the computer, computer accessories, and other items generally held by a desk. Think about whether you will need drawers, as many glass desks do not include drawers or shelves. Others may feature glass shelves built into a metal frame, which can provide extra storage space for documents or desk items.

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Sometimes the glass computer desk is made from a variety of materials, such as glass, wood, and metal. These tend to be more expensive, but they are also among the most aesthetically pleasing and sturdy desks. If you are looking for a good-looking desk that will accommodate regular work functions, consider a glass computer desk that combines glass with fine woods or strong metals. Test the desk for stability by shaking it slightly; the desk should not wobble excessively or creak, as these may be signs of an unstable construction.

If your computer includes a heavy central processing unit (CPU) make sure the desk has a low shelf made from metal or wood to support this item. Glass may be too fragile to support the weight of a CPU, and placing the unit down low means it will be out of sight. Some desks even include a door to conceal the CPU from view, while still allowing for easy access to CD-ROM ports and other functions. Consider such a design if you want the most aesthetically pleasing presentation while still maintaining the functionality of the desk and CPU.

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