Winsome Wood Alden Lap Desk; An In-Depth Review

If you have been researching and reading reviews of portable laptop stands for some time, you will notice their common denominators; they’re obviously portable, light weight and made up of the same set of materials, such as steel or aluminum with some plastic. Winsome Wood Alden Lap Desk, as its name suggest, offers a different, and beautiful alternative, as it’s made up of food for rustic and stylish style. But how does it stand against its aluminum, plastic and steel competitors? Check out this in-depth review from Dual Monitors Guide.

Winsome Wood Alden Lap Desk (image from Amazon)

Who is it for?

As with its aluminum, plastic and steel counterparts, this Winsome laptop stand is dedicated for laptop products who are always on the go and need the comfort and ergonomics of a laptop stand. It also works well as a bed tray for breakfast in bed or for doing crafts in the living room, etc.



Winsome Wood Alden Lap Desk is made up of composite/solid antique wood in either antique walnut or bamboo finish. Great for laptop users on the go and want to use their computer in hotel rooms, lounging on their bed, sofa, or even at the poolside.


Beautiful Real Wood Finish

Winsome Wood Alden Lap Desk (image from Amazon)

Winsome Wood Alden Lap Desk comes equipped with a beautiful wood finish in both of its two finish choices; antique walnut or bamboo, which would look good in any workstation, be it in a traditional office setting, home office or on the go. Both finish choices are perfect; flawless, no signs of scratches, flaws or any dings. They offer smooth desk surface that makes comfortable computer use.

Also, each and every part of this desk is stained. Meaning, even the underside of the desk is painted. This helps protect the wood from elements to last longer.


With Small Drawer to Keep You Small Stuff

Winsome Wood Alden Lap Desk (image from Amazon)

This laptop stand also comes equipped with a small and practical drawer space that will let users sort their important accessories; keeps them close to their workstation and packs away with the portable desk. It’s easy to access (open) and closes securely when not in use.


Design and Features

Winsome Wood Alden Lap Desk (image from Amazon)

Using wood instead of the standard aluminum, plastic and/or steel, the Winsome Wood Alden Lap Desk is a little heavier than many of its competition. It also may feel awkward to setup at first, but you will definitely love the smooth finish of the wood.


Big and Comfortable Work Surface

Winsome Wood Alden Lap Desk (image from Amazon)

Comfort and functionality are really taken into consideration in the design of this desk as this laptop desk actually offers quite a spacious space to work on, measuring 22.4″ x 13.8″ x 8.9″, more than enough for standard laptop sizes, or even bigger laptop sizes such as 17 inches. The open table design makes it quite a versatile piece for variety of use.


Foldable Legs for Portability and Convenience, But for Limited Space

The foldable legs of this lap desk means it can lay flat on your desk or can be used on your lap as you sit on your bed. When propped out, the foldable legs provide clearance of 5.5 inches, which is more than enough leg space for most users. Those with thicker legs will definitely have to look somewhere else as the leg space may not be enough. Also the foldable legs means you can easily fold it up and bring the desk with you anywhere you go.

This is quite a nice feature, but it would have been better if they included auto-locking system for the legs to keep them in place. With their current setup, it’s easy for the legs to collapse, and that would be horrifying if you have put a cup of beverage on top.


Tech Specs

Bottom Line

The Winsome Wood Alden Lap Desk has garnered some mix reactions and reviews on Amazon, which is quite unfortunate, as most of the cases of negative reviews could have been prevented with a nice and secured packaging. However, most of the reviews are still positive, citing the product’s elegant wood finish, which is quite unique from the aluminum and steel that we’ve all gotten used to.

This lap desk is indeed, far from perfect. It has many limitations and its drawbacks are pretty expected for its design, and considering its cheap price tag, that’s really not hard to understand. However, if you’re simply looking for something with all the basic stuff that you need for comfortable use of your laptop at your bed, sofa or at your desk, then this is a good option. It’s not designed for sit-stand use, but if the height permits, you can use it for sit-stand setup by putting it on top of your existing desk. 1

The wood is definitely the biggest advantage of this desk against its competitors. It’s undeniably pretty and feels nice and sturdy. The little drawer on the side is quite a nifty addition as well. It’s quite a convenient feature should you need some of your important stuff near you, like a pen and paper, etc.

The design is quite basic. It doesn’t offer height adjustment, which is quite understandable, as it’s actually a lap desk, NOT a sit-stand portable laptop desk. Despite its limitation in design, it’s more than decent in what it claims to do. It’s perfect for sitting on the floor as well.

Also, those who are on the budget will definitely love this lap desk, as it’s priced well, but undeniably elegant and chic.

For more in-depth reviews like this, check out Dual Monitors Guide today!

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