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If you are like me, then saving a buck is earning a buck. These inexpensive (a.k.a. cheap) computer desks can help you save some cash when it comes to building an epic computer station, and maybe put that money toward a monitor upgrade instead!
Here I have listed out some of the cheapest desks I could find online. When I say cheap, I mean as low as it goes. You won’t find a standing desk in this list, and this ain’t your Grandpa’s solid oak desk here, make no mistake about that.
Our Top 3 Picks for The Best Cheap Computer Desk
Pros and Cons of a Cheap Desk for your Computer:
- Less money need to finish the computer station
- Can spend more on computer hardware
- Upgrading later is an option
- Can break easier (most use MDF board instead of solid wood)
- May not be as ergonomic
- Not as many styles to choose from
If you are looking for other desks, check out the desk overview page.
Cheap Home Office Computer Desks
Zinus – Jennifer Modern Studio
This bad boy is certainly a cheap, buy stylish, modern desk. The image shows a laptop on the desk to give you a good idea of what using it would be like. You might get away with this as your office desk if you are going to mount your monitor on a wall or monitor stand and only use the desk for a mouse and keyboard.
Cable management should definitely be planned for if you are going to use a full desktop computer on this one.
Tangkula – Computer Desk Writing Table
This desk has a decent size to it and would fit well in any modern “Fixer Upper” styled space. Measuring 47.5″ wide and 23.5″ deep, this desk has enough space that you can fit a regular computer comfortably. All you need is an ergonomic chair and you are ready to go with a nice minimalist setup.
Convenience Concepts – Trestle Desk
This simple styled desk will actually fit many different home styles, while still looking like a sturdy quality piece of furniture. It looks like it would be best as a writing desk, but computers can be used for writing, right?
There are not a lot of places to hide cables, but with some good old fashioned able management you should be good to go.
Cheap PC Gaming Desks
Atlantic Gaming – Original
Probably the most popular cheap gaming computer desk, this thing has all the bells and whistles too. At least that is what my Grandpa told me (just kidding, my Grandpa is not a gamer and does not have a gaming desk). Cup holders, CD tray thingy, and a place to hang your headphones. What more could you want? This would make for a great budget gaming setup.
BHG – Modern Workstation
Maybe you want something a bit simpler for your gaming desk life? Well this desk should do the trick. The features are minimal, but it has a nice clean ascetic with some cool drop down bar design on the legs of the desk.
You could really top it off with some RBG lights to go “full gamer”. Pro tip: be sure to plan for cable management with this one.
Convenience Concepts – No Tools Student Desk
It may not appear like a gamer desk at first glance, but this sturdy boy could really show off some cool hardware along with some POP figures or whatever floats your boat. I can also picture keeping some quick reference sheets in the storage right under desk desk.
Cheap Corner & L-Shaped Desks
Walker Edison Furniture Company – Modern Corner L Shaped Glass
This corner desk has a nice sleek glass top with a good amount of surface area for your peripherals and cool looking metal legs for support. This would fit most work stations or battle stations. It also has a pull-out keyboard tray which can be very handy.
Le Crozz – SHW L-Shape Walnut
If a wood l-shape desk is more your thing, then this one should do the trick nicely. There is nothing fancy about the storage or legs on this one, just a nice and simple modern wood desk with plenty of room for most people.
SHW – Wood Corner Desk in Espresso
This desk fits nicely in the corner, but also gives you some storage space along with desk space as well. The nice dark ‘espresso’ finish can match a lot of different styles so you can get your computer station up and running.
Cheap Desk Questions
Most computer desks cost anywhere from $100 to $1,000. The price depends on the materials used, the size, and the layout.
You can find them in big box stores like Wal-Mart, IKEA, and Target. You can also find them online at Amazon.
We recommend the Atlantic Gaming – Original as the best cheap gaming desk.
If you treat it right, a cheap desk can last a very long time. I had a desk from Wal-Mart that lasted me over 10 years.
Hopefully you have found some of these budget options helpful on your quest for the perfect computer station. Maybe the price tag was not right for you? You can find some that I didn’t include here by going to Amazon and searching for cheap computer desk.