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Sauder 408726 Beginnings Computer Desk L 39 61 x W 19 45 x H 34 02 Cinnamon Cherry Finish

Last Updated: 31 Dec 2018 (Refresh Now)
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Build Quality
 85
desk, put together, wood, together, screws
+74%
-26%
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" ...  Aside from the cheap wood, everything else has been just fine.  ...  "
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" ...  Sturdy stylish and functional.  ...  "
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" ...  Quality piece of furniture for the price, this is my second one, the first lasted 8 years.  ...  "
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" ...  It was fairly easy only part when I needed a second person was putting the support between the 2 legs. ... All peices came in tact and labeled easy to read, including the screws.  ...  "
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" ...  Nice little desk my daughter loves it doesn't take up much space and it's nice and sturdy  ...  "
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" ...  Took a long time to build and a lot of unwarranted effort but desk came out sturdy and nice.  ...  "
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" ...  its pretty damn sturdy) I'll just send for another one.  ...  "
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" ...  Sturdy, roomy, very easy for a person to put together.  ...  "
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Size
 82
small, size, perfect, space, sturdy
+99%
-1%
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" ...  I recommend this desk for anyone who wants a small desk.  ...  "
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" ...  This desk is great!  ...  "
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" ...  Was looking for something small and inexpensive.  ...  "
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" ...  This desk is perfect for a small space.  ...  "
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" ...  I definitely recommend if you need a compact desktop for a lower price.  ...  "
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" ...  Good quality, matches my furniture and just the right size. ... We decided to buy a smaller desk and are very happy with this choice.  ...  "
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" ...  Great desk for a small space.  ...  "
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" ...  Was easy to put together and a decent mid size.  ...  "
Ease of Use
 68
easy to assemble, easy, easy to put, instructions, assembly
+97%
-3%
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" ...  Instructions were pretty easy to understand,  ...  "
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" ...  It was really easy to put together. ... with easy to read instructions.  ...  "
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" ...  Fairly easy to put together with easy instructions.  ...  "
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" ...  Cheap, simple and easy to assemble if you follow the directions.  ...  "
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" ...  Easy assembly and a quality product.  ...  "
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" ...  The directions weren't hard to understand and it was easy to put together.  ...  "
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" ...  It was easy to set up!  ...  "
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" ...  Easy to follow directions.  ...  "
Fit
 57
desk, screws, space, tower, pieces
+82%
-18%
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" ...  The desk itself is sturdy, fits in a kids room perfectly, and fits a Full Tower form factor system, and a 19" monitor with ease (with room for all of his figurines and stuff, too!  ...  "
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" ...  It easily fits my large-ish custom computer tower.  ...  "
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" ...  My room in my apartment is a little small and it fits perfectly in it!  ...  "
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" ...  Fits my large computer tower in the compartment with no issues.  ...  "
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" ...  All peices came in tact and labeled easy to read, including the screws.  ...  "
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" ...  it is the prefect size and fits into my office area perfectly  ...  "
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" ...  4 stars because a lot of the holes weren’t aligned correctly but great quality!  ...  "
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" ...  The desk itself is lovely, it fits exactly where I needed it, and it's given me SO much more work space than my old desk.  ...  "
Storage
 51
small, desk, perfect, fits, drawer
+94%
-6%
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" ...  Doesn't take too much space.  ...  "
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" ...  Perfect for my small space.  ...  "
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" ...  If you need a desk that offers some storage and is small this is perfect. ... There is a small cabinet at the bottom for office supplies.  ...  "
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" ...  Works great in an apartment with limited space, and you really can’t beat the price.  ...  "
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" ...  My son is happy with it but I think the usable desk space is a little small.  ...  "
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" ...  It looks great in my living room, holds exactly what I need it to hold, and doesn't take up a lot of room.  ...  "
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" ...  Gets the job done if you don’t have a lot of space.  ...  "
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" ...  The little compartment is nice too as I keep my blank media in there along with a small safe.  ...  "
Price
 48
desk, money, worth the money, worth, beat
+96%
-4%
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" ...  Great desk for the price.  ...  "
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" ...  Great little desk for the money.  ...  "
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" ...  For the price I didn’t expect much but it was for our 8 yr old.  ...  "
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" ...  Nice little desk for the price  ...  "
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" ...  Overall good piece of furniture for the price.  ...  "
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" ...  Everything looks good, if you ask about the quality everything good for the price.  ...  "
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" ...  EASY TO PUT TOGETHER AND GREAT QUALITY FOR THE PRICE.  ...  "
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" ...  It's worth the money.  ...  "
Setup
 44
easy to assemble, directions, assembly, easy, easy to follow
+100%
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" ...  Easy to assemble with funny instructions.  ...  "
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" ...  Cheap, simple and easy to assemble if you follow the directions.  ...  "
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" ...  The directions weren't hard to understand and it was easy to put together.  ...  "
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" ...  Sturdy, and was easy to assemble.  ...  "
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" ...  Instructions were easy to follow, product is pretty sturdy and well made.  ...  "
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" ...  Instructions were clear.  ...  "
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" ...  The instructions were extremely clear and thorough.  ...  "
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" ...  Good assembly directions, works well, use as intended, computer desk  ...  "
Design
 29
finish, sturdy and looks, sturdy, put together, desk
+97%
-3%
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" ...  The finished product looks great.  ...  "
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" ...  I love how innovative the design is as well.  ...  "
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" ...  It looks great.  ...  "
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" ...  Sturdy stylish and functional.  ...  "
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" ...  It looks really nice.  ...  "
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" ...  Very sturdy and doesn't look cheap.  ...  "
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" ...  It looks great.  ...  "
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" ...  Very solid feel.  ...  "
Capacity
 28
small, desk, apartment, office, lot of room
+93%
-7%
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" ...  I wanted a small desk that wouldn't take up much room.  ...  "
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" ...  I would recommend if you need a small desk, But not if you need a big desk with a lot of room. ... It would be perfect for like a dorm.  ...  "
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" ...  looks good in my son's room  ...  "
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" ...  It was delivered to the wrong house and I had to go get it but that's not the desks fault so 5 stars for the desk!  ...  "
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" ...  Great desk for student or small area.  ...  "
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" ...  Its a good size for what we need in our room.  ...  "
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" ...  There is a small cabinet at the bottom for office supplies.  ...  "
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" ...  Nice constuction and great for small spaces.  ...  "
Marketplace
 17
amazon, looks exactly like, like the picture, exactly, sauder
+94%
-6%
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" ...  Looks just like the picture!  ...  "
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" ...  I’ve purchased from this “seller/company” in the past.  ...  "
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" ...  Sauder simply wanted the part number, copy of receipt or online order number and where to send it! ... Then the shipped it priority 2 day at no cost to me.  ...  "
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" ...  Item as described  ...  "
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" ...  It’s far better then other low cost products available on Amazon.  ...  "
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" ...  Very satisfied with product and service thru Amazon!  ...  "
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" ...  Exactly as described.  ...  "
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" ...  Thanks amazon, thanks Sauder!!!  ...  "
Keyboard
 16
tray, slide, keyboard and mouse, shelf, keyboard tray
+56%
-44%
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" ...  So, I was looking for something that wasn't huge, but big enough to hold a couple monitors and a keyboard.  ...  "
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" ...  A sturdy keyboard tray, and lots of surface area for both a Tower desktop and a laptop.  ...  "
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" ...  Keyboard tray I will probably end up breaking but that's because it's me and it's a little flimsy, but for the price I feel like I got a really good deal.  ...  "
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" ...  But I did underestimate the space between the top of the desk and the slide-out keyboard. ... And the length of the slide out keyboard from front to back is approximately 10 inches, or the length of my mousepad long-ways.  ...  "
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" ...  It even comes with a clip to secure my keyboard so it doesn't slide off the pull out.  ...  "
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" ...  The slide out for the keyboard and mouse is smooth.  ...  "
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" ...  It's not very wide or tall but has enough space for my networking equipment, a raspberry pi, my full sized tower, keyboard and mouse, and fits my computer chair with arm rests.  ...  "
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" ...  I agree with other reviews about the keyboard drawer.  ...  "
Product As Described
 11
looks exactly like, like the picture, exactly, photo, looks
+91%
-9%
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" ...  Just as described.  ...  "
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" ...  Item as described  ...  "
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" ...  just as described.  ...  "
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" ...  You get exactly what you see in the photo.  ...  "
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" ...  The color was exactly as described.  ...  "
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" ...  Exactly as described.  ...  "
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" ...  Looks just like the picture!  ...  "
Delivery
 11
desk, undamaged, received, perfect condition, package
+100%
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" ...  The package arrived fairly quickly and all the parts were undamaged.  ...  "
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" ...  Package was delivered on time with no damages.  ...  "
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" ...  This box arrived very well enforced around all the edges. ... Every piece inside was in pristine condition.  ...  "
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" ...  Arrived in perfect condition no missing parts etc.  ...  "
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" ...  Desk arrived undamaged.  ...  "
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" ...  There was no damage in shipping.  ...  "
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" ...  It was packaged fine and was undamaged.  ...  "
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" ...  I received this desk recently (it arrived so promptly!)  ...  "
Defective Delivery
 11
broken, arrived, scratches, piece, dents
+27%
-73%
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" ...  It arrived with some dings and scratches but we choose to keep it.  ...  "
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" ...  The product was damaged.  ...  "
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" ...  product had scrach and little damage on the corner  ...  "
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" ...  A piece was broken .  ...  "
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" ...  Horrible product, package came broken.  ...  "
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" ...  I tried to contact since my package arrived broken and nobody did anything or emailed me back.  ...  "
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" ...  Product was damaged and discolored when I received it.  ...  "
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" ...  broken corners and dents in product.  ...  "
Comfort
 11
keyboard, hands, put together, pain, desk
+64%
-36%
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" ...  All his equipment fits on it with all the different levels.  ...  "
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" ...  I foresee it holding together for a while.  ...  "
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" ...  I many better options to install that door, not with two left hands.  ...  "
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" ...  It definitely feels like it's price, but is all that I need.  ...  "
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" ...  With a little brain work and muscles, the task of putting the desk together was a success.  ...  "
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" ...  It even comes with a clip to secure my keyboard so it doesn't slide off the pull out.  ...  "
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" ...  Well sized and comfortable to use.  ...  "
Print Quality
 10
shelf, computer, top, laptop and printer, elevated
+90%
-10%
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" ...  i like that I can have my printer so close to me  ...  "
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" ...  The shelf is perfect for my printer and I have no issues with the desk shaking or feeling unsturdy when using it.  ...  "
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" ...  Perfect for my laptop and printer  ...  "
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" ...  I like the fact that it has a spot for my printer as well.  ...  "
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" ...  Desktop computer sits on top shelf nicely (we put the printer somewhere else).  ...  "
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" ...  All of mine were labeled, about 10 parts with stickers, and the rest with printed side-labeling.  ...  "
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" ...  I would recommend not installing the top portion with printer on it as it allows you to place a much bigger monitor on top.  ...  "
Mouse
 8
slide, keyboard tray, keyboard and mouse, desk, mouse pad
+75%
-25%
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" ...  It's sturdy enough to fit my mid-size gaming tower, printer, and a monitor and for me to move it around on carpet with all the weight on it. ... The slide out for the keyboard and mouse is smooth.  ...  "
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" ...  And the length of the slide out keyboard from front to back is approximately 10 inches, or the length of my mousepad long-ways. ... *Getting a new mouse pad soon  ...  "
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" ...  Took me two hours to assemble, but I'm 60.Sauder Beginnings Computer Desk, Cinnamon Cherry Finish  ...  "
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" ...  A sturdy keyboard tray, and lots of surface area for both a Tower desktop and a laptop.  ...  "
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" ...  It's not very wide or tall but has enough space for my networking equipment, a raspberry pi, my full sized tower, keyboard and mouse, and fits my computer chair with arm rests.  ...  "
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" ...  Its a comfortable and just enough desk room to hold my laptop and room for me to have books/paper out to work on as well.  ...  "
Color
 7
love the color, exactly, described, dark, cherry
+100%
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" ...  And its a beautiful color.  ...  "
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" ...  I wish they made this in a cherry color but I love the style so much I ran with it.  ...  "
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" ...  Color quality is finished nicely.  ...  "
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" ...  The color is perfect and assembly was pretty easy!  ...  "
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" ...  The color was exactly as described.  ...  "
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" ...  love the color too .  ...  "
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" ...  Perfect size (small) love the color (dark).  ...  "
Device Compatibility
 7
laptop, computer, desktop, tower, platform
+100%
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" ...  It is the perfect space for a laptop and monitor.  ...  "
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" ...  Another monitor would fit on the higher portion just fine for a dual monitor set up.  ...  "
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" ...  But still very happy with this purchase (just needed a spot to set my computer/TV up).  ...  "
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" ...  I use it for my PC.  ...  "
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" ...  has all the right layout for my computer set up.  ...  "
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" ...  I can fit my tablet/monitor, my laptop and my desktop tower!  ...  "
Product Reliability
 6
years, using, piece, months, later
+83%
-17%
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" ...  I have some friends who have the same desk and they also love it and say its lasted them years!  ...  "
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" ...  Took nearly 6 months to arrive so if you need anything from Sauder better order well in advance of when you need it.  ...  "
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" ...  I've been using this desk for about 2 weeks now, and I've had no problems at all!  ...  "
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" ...  I love it and haven't had a single issue with it after a month.  ...  "
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" ...  Going strong a few months later !  ...  "
For Kids
 5
son loves, children, year, together, students
+100%
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" ...  Bought this for my 8 year old grandson, and it was perfect in every way  ...  "
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" ...  Great computer desk for my daughter.  ...  "
Overall performance
 5
computer desk, perfect, done, desk
+100%
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" ...  This manufacturer did a great job with this computer desk!  ...  "
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" ...  It for the job done and is perfect until I upgrade to a bigger desk.  ...  "
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" ...  A computer desk which is all I need it for.  ...  "
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" ...  We needed a second work area in our den and this does the job.  ...  "
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" ...  Great computer desk.  ...  "
Memory
 4
space, small, size, perfect, monitor
+100%
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" ...  It holds a 19-21'' LED screen, a full size CPU unit and a full size home printer + closed storage for misc items.  ...  "
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" ...  It turned out to be perfect for my small space and limited storage.  ...  "
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" ...  The hatch is so awesome for a little extra storage!  ...  "
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" ...  plenty of space for my dual monitor set up.  ...  "
Door
 4
hole, cabinet, attach, missing, dust
+50%
-50%
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" ...  ( could of possible been made by ups truck)the hole to attach the door was striped and when trying to attach was causing saw dust build up. ... But the door does attach thow losely.  ...  "
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" ...  And it was missing a hole on part “BOTTOM I” to festen the door “N”.  ...  "
Cleaning
 4
desk, particle board, furniture, together, thermal
+50%
-50%
comment
" ...  ( could of possible been made by ups truck)the hole to attach the door was striped and when trying to attach was causing saw dust build up.  ...  "
Gaming
 3
gaming, desk, thought, games, right
+100%
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" ...  I have this desk for PC gaming and casual workspace to use for other daily use.  ...  "
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" ...  He needed a small desk to play computer games.  ...  "
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" ...  perfect for my teenage son's gaming system  ...  "
Volume
 3
nice, spaces, size, room, desk
+100%
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" ...  Nice constuction and great for small spaces.  ...  "
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" ...  I wanted a small desk that wouldn't take up much room.  ...  "
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" ...  It's a nice size for small rooms.  ...  "
Device Stand
 3
wall, screws, put together, mounted, fit
+67%
-33%
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" ...  Eventually bought it easy to put together I was able to fit a 32inch monitor because I have a 6inch stand.  ...  "
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" ...  My monitor is wall mounted so the space the monitor would normally sit on houses my work laptop instead.  ...  "
Returns
 3
want, refund, hassle
-100%
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" ...  I took breaks.  ...  "
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" ...  I called amazon and told them my situation and well they said I could return but who wants to go through the hassle to return something like this for a measly 60 bucks! ... Really all I wanted was a refund and to kick this thing to the crub!  ...  "
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" ...  At that point I didn't want to take it apart and try to fit it in the box to return it.  ...  "
Screen Protection
 3
together, scratched, corner, chipped and cracked
-100%
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" ...  When we started putting it together today(received yesterday) some of the part were chipped and cracked when taking it out the box carefully but we still manage to make to make work.  ...  "
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" ...  I may end up filing the edges to prevent this from happening.  ...  "
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" ...  ****UPDATED****** I knocked off two starts because the corner next to my PC actually scratched the acrylic glass of my computer.  ...  "
Display Clarity
 3
sharp, pc, monitor, edges
+33%
-67%
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" ...  My one complaint is how unnecessarily sharp the edges are.  ...  "
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" ...  which makes it impossible to get the modesty panel in place for step 7 unless you loosen them again.  ...  "

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