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The Best Laptop Tables on Amazon, According to Hyperenthusiastic Reviewers

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Here at the Strategist, we like to think of ourselves as crazy (in the good way) about the stuff we buy, but as much as we’d like to, we can’t try everything. Which is why we have People’s Choice, in which we find the best-reviewed products and single out the most convincing ones. (You can learn more about our rating system and how we pick each item here.)

And while we’ve written about lots of tables before — including the best coffee tables, the best folding tables, and the best glass coffee tables under $200 — here, we’ve rounded up the best laptop tables, as praised by the most enthusiastic reviewers on Amazon.

Best-rated laptop table

“I needed a table that could do three things: fit over my legs, hold my large laptop and tilt. I got all three in one and couldn’t be happier,” raves one reviewer about this laptop table. And with nearly 3,000 five-star reviews, this laptop table is described by hundreds as “versatile,” including one reviewer who describes it as “portable, easy to store, cheap, and pretty.” Many appreciate that they can now work from their bed with comfort and ease, like this guy who likes to teach his online college courses from bed, explaining, “It is sturdy enough to work on without it jiggling while I type. It is stable on my bed, on which I have a 3-inch memory foam topper.” Another impressed reviewer writes, “Wow, it’s perfect to work in the bed at any day time.” But according to one teacher, this laptop desk works well while standing, too: “ I had several kiddos who preferred to stand than sit in our hard chairs, but they were bent over at a 90 degree angle working. With these standing desks, all of these students were able to stretch out while working. The tiltable workspace allowed for a flat writing space or could be tilted if they were typing on Chromebooks to avoid glare. So far, no complaints from kids or their teacher (especially when I could get a sale price, considering they were purchased out of pocket).”

Neetto Adjustable Laptop Table

“I needed a table that could do three things: fit over my legs, hold my large laptop and tilt. I got all three in one and couldn’t be happier,” raves one reviewer about this laptop table. And with nearly 3,000 five-star reviews, this laptop table is described by hundreds as “versatile,” including one reviewer who describes it as “portable, easy to store, cheap, and pretty.” Many appreciate that they can now work from their bed with comfort and ease, like this guy who likes to teach his online college courses from bed, explaining, “It is sturdy enough to work on without it jiggling while I type. It is stable on my bed, on which I have a 3-inch memory foam topper.” Another impressed reviewer writes, “Wow, it’s perfect to work in the bed at any day time.” But according to one teacher, this laptop desk works well while standing, too: “ I had several kiddos who preferred to stand than sit in our hard chairs, but they were bent over at a 90 degree angle working. With these standing desks, all of these students were able to stretch out while working. The tiltable workspace allowed for a flat writing space or could be tilted if they were typing on Chromebooks to avoid glare. So far, no complaints from kids or their teacher (especially when I could get a sale price, considering they were purchased out of pocket).”

Best-rated (less expensive) laptop table

“This thing will outlive your pet tortoise,” jokes one reviewer about the durability of this plastic laptop desk. Another appreciates that it’s “able to collapse like an ironing board” but is still large enough to hold her “laptop and mouse, with additional room to spread out papers and hold a beverage.” A third reviewer admits he’s “always been a more of a couch person, as opposed to a desk person” and needed something functional to work on, writing, “It adjusts to just the right height, and I can fold it up and store it under the couch when I’m done working. It’s extremely study and doesn’t wobble. And the price is excellent.” Another couch person calls this the “perfect size for a couch potato’s laptop desk,” adding, “it’s extremely sturdy and large enough for my 18-inch gaming laptop, mouse pad, drink, and a small plate of food.” One customer agrees that this is the sturdiest laptop table she’s found, concluding, “I don’t know how I lived without it. Great quality, light, easy to set up and really stable. I live with cats who jump on everything and even with a tea set on it or laptop, there is no wobble.”

Lifetime 80251 Adjustable Folding Laptop Table

“This thing will outlive your pet tortoise,” jokes one reviewer about the durability of this plastic laptop desk. Another appreciates that it’s “able to collapse like an ironing board” but is still large enough to hold her “laptop and mouse, with additional room to spread out papers and hold a beverage.” A third reviewer admits he’s “always been a more of a couch person, as opposed to a desk person” and needed something functional to work on, writing, “It adjusts to just the right height, and I can fold it up and store it under the couch when I’m done working. It’s extremely study and doesn’t wobble. And the price is excellent.” Another couch person calls this the “perfect size for a couch potato’s laptop desk,” adding, “it’s extremely sturdy and large enough for my 18-inch gaming laptop, mouse pad, drink, and a small plate of food.” One customer agrees that this is the sturdiest laptop table she’s found, concluding, “I don’t know how I lived without it. Great quality, light, easy to set up and really stable. I live with cats who jump on everything and even with a tea set on it or laptop, there is no wobble.”

And now for some micro-picks for every type of laptop tables you might be looking for.

Best rolling laptop desk

“I’m so excited,” expresses one reviewer after testing this rolling laptop desk, adding, “I received the perfect table.” Another appreciates that “it rolls well” without being wobbly, noting, “for the money, this cannot be beat.” One customer upgraded from her old table to this and loves the rolling feature, writing, “After years of using a trash can in the bathroom as a laptop stand, I finally figured I should get something more professional looking that was also easy to push out of the way. This fits the bill perfectly.” Another is “in awe at the quality of this laptop table,” advising others, “Get this cart, and don’t bother with any of the others; they are just pieces of junk.” One self-proclaimed bachelor notes, “I could not imagine my life without this table,” explaining, “If I’m sitting down at home, I’m generally on my laptop, or it is at least open in front of me, so I’m using this table a lot.” A few complain about how difficult it is to assemble and adjust, but one reviewer disagrees, noting, “A child could do this one.” As one reviewer concludes, “Overall, this is a great laptop and multipurpose cart. If you are worried about the price, if you keep this for 5 years, then you pay only, like, seven dollars on average.”

Seville Classics Height-Adjustable Mobile Laptop Computer Desk Cart

“I’m so excited,” expresses one reviewer after testing this rolling laptop desk, adding, “I received the perfect table.” Another appreciates that “it rolls well” without being wobbly, noting, “for the money, this cannot be beat.” One customer upgraded from her old table to this and loves the rolling feature, writing, “After years of using a trash can in the bathroom as a laptop stand, I finally figured I should get something more professional looking that was also easy to push out of the way. This fits the bill perfectly.” Another is “in awe at the quality of this laptop table,” advising others, “Get this cart, and don’t bother with any of the others; they are just pieces of junk.” One self-proclaimed bachelor notes, “I could not imagine my life without this table,” explaining, “If I’m sitting down at home, I’m generally on my laptop, or it is at least open in front of me, so I’m using this table a lot.” A few complain about how difficult it is to assemble and adjust, but one reviewer disagrees, noting, “A child could do this one.” As one reviewer concludes, “Overall, this is a great laptop and multipurpose cart. If you are worried about the price, if you keep this for 5 years, then you pay only, like, seven dollars on average.”

Best adjustable rolling laptop table

“This desk is sturdy, a great size, and the height is adjustable,” sums up one customer, who adds, “I can easily roll it out of the way when it’s not in use. I mean it even comes with a free mousepad, what more can you want.” Many others appreciate that easy rolling, like one who writes, “The wheels roll freely on our carpet, and the size is perfect for a laptop and mouse.” Another reviewer thinks the adjustable height “is really nice and the whole thing feels solid and sturdy.” This cart is wider than the Seville Classic cart mentioned earlier, and one reviewer adds that the surface area is actually larger than expected, explaining, “I have a 15-inch laptop on it and do genealogy work and have room on the side of it to put papers that I am also working on.” Another reviewer loves it so much, it’s become a near-constant companion: “I love it. I work in bed on it, Eat in bed on it, etc. It is handy as hell.”

SHW Height Adjustable Mobile Laptop Stand Desk Rolling Cart

“This desk is sturdy, a great size, and the height is adjustable,” sums up one customer, who adds, “I can easily roll it out of the way when it’s not in use. I mean it even comes with a free mousepad, what more can you want.” Many others appreciate that easy rolling, like one who writes, “The wheels roll freely on our carpet, and the size is perfect for a laptop and mouse.” Another reviewer thinks the adjustable height “is really nice and the whole thing feels solid and sturdy.” This cart is wider than the Seville Classic cart mentioned earlier, and one reviewer adds that the surface area is actually larger than expected, explaining, “I have a 15-inch laptop on it and do genealogy work and have room on the side of it to put papers that I am also working on.” Another reviewer loves it so much, it’s become a near-constant companion: “I love it. I work in bed on it, Eat in bed on it, etc. It is handy as hell.”

Best standing laptop table

“If you want a working stand-up desk on a budget, this is the desk,” raves one customer. Another agrees, explaining, “As a standing desk, it functions perfectly. It is high-quality that will last you a long time.” One reviewer even claims that this standing laptop table “saved” his back, explaining, “Hours of sitting at work caused strain to my back and this awesome desk plus a mat saved my back. No more back pain after a few days of alternate standing and sitting.” And as one reviewer sums it up, “This is a great alternative to the obnoxious prices of other products which accomplish the same goal of getting you off your butt.” He even disagrees with a few reviewers who say there’s limited workspace, adding, “Although the relatively small work area may seem like a downside for some people, the reduced space along with the increased motivation I get from standing has motivated me to reduce the amount of clutter I had on the desk that this one replaced.”

Stand Up Desk Store Mobile Ergonomic Stand up Desk Computer Workstation

“If you want a working stand-up desk on a budget, this is the desk,” raves one customer. Another agrees, explaining, “As a standing desk, it functions perfectly. It is high-quality that will last you a long time.” One reviewer even claims that this standing laptop table “saved” his back, explaining, “Hours of sitting at work caused strain to my back and this awesome desk plus a mat saved my back. No more back pain after a few days of alternate standing and sitting.” And as one reviewer sums it up, “This is a great alternative to the obnoxious prices of other products which accomplish the same goal of getting you off your butt.” He even disagrees with a few reviewers who say there’s limited workspace, adding, “Although the relatively small work area may seem like a downside for some people, the reduced space along with the increased motivation I get from standing has motivated me to reduce the amount of clutter I had on the desk that this one replaced.”

Best overbed laptop table

This laptop table got high marks from those looking for something to keep by their beds. “This table is sturdy, easy to roll, and the perfect size to go across a twin XL bed (my half of a king-size). Great for folks who are on bed rest, as well as those who simply want to work in bed,” one reviewer writes. “This is not a particularly beautiful table/desk,” admits one reviewer, adding, “But it has so perfectly met my needs that I can’t help but rate it 5 enthusiastic stars.” They add that some of the best features include its versatility, explaining, “when I am not using it for work I am using it to watch movies on my laptop with my bearded dragon pet.”

Medical Adjustable Overbed Bedside Table with Wheels

This laptop table got high marks from those looking for something to keep by their beds. “This table is sturdy, easy to roll, and the perfect size to go across a twin XL bed (my half of a king-size). Great for folks who are on bed rest, as well as those who simply want to work in bed,” one reviewer writes. “This is not a particularly beautiful table/desk,” admits one reviewer, adding, “But it has so perfectly met my needs that I can’t help but rate it 5 enthusiastic stars.” They add that some of the best features include its versatility, explaining, “when I am not using it for work I am using it to watch movies on my laptop with my bearded dragon pet.”

Best wood laptop desk

Dozens comment on the quality of the wood of this simple laptop desk. “I bought this as a gift for my husband to replace the ugly plastic one he uses. We’re redecorating our living room, and needed something that wasn’t an eyesore. This table looks pretty nice, and is narrow enough to tuck aside when not in use,” writes one. Another agrees that “the wood is of good quality,” adding, “This is not bulky. It is portable to move in between rooms as needed.” A third customer says “you won’t be sorry” after purchasing this, because “this is not fake wood or cheap-looking.” One loves that it “blends with our other wood furniture pieces and is a nice accent to our leather sofa and chairs.” Another concludes, “The wood is much nicer looking, more stable, and stronger than the plastic table I had before. It scoots nicely up to the sofa and the feet go smoothly underneath.”

NNEWVANTE Sofa Table TV Tray and Laptop Desk

Dozens comment on the quality of the wood of this simple laptop desk. “I bought this as a gift for my husband to replace the ugly plastic one he uses. We’re redecorating our living room, and needed something that wasn’t an eyesore. This table looks pretty nice, and is narrow enough to tuck aside when not in use,” writes one. Another agrees that “the wood is of good quality,” adding, “This is not bulky. It is portable to move in between rooms as needed.” A third customer says “you won’t be sorry” after purchasing this, because “this is not fake wood or cheap-looking.” One loves that it “blends with our other wood furniture pieces and is a nice accent to our leather sofa and chairs.” Another concludes, “The wood is much nicer looking, more stable, and stronger than the plastic table I had before. It scoots nicely up to the sofa and the feet go smoothly underneath.”

Best laptop table for couches

“This side table is perfect in every way,” exclaims one reviewer, adding, “It’s lightweight, stylish, and takes up no room when I slip it over the arm of my couch when not in use.” Another notes “this item is a winner,” while one more calls it “terrific in all ways” and “easy to move from room to room,” but advises, “Unless you have carpet, buy some tiny felt dots in advance to put on the bottom of the feet so the table will slide easily without scratching your floor when you want to move it.” One calls this a “great laptop table for the couch” because “fits easily under the couch and over legs.” A few were confused by the height with one encouraging others to “be sure to measure as it does sit a bit lower than you think from looking at the picture.”

HOMFA Bamboo Bed Side Table Laptop Desk

“This side table is perfect in every way,” exclaims one reviewer, adding, “It’s lightweight, stylish, and takes up no room when I slip it over the arm of my couch when not in use.” Another notes “this item is a winner,” while one more calls it “terrific in all ways” and “easy to move from room to room,” but advises, “Unless you have carpet, buy some tiny felt dots in advance to put on the bottom of the feet so the table will slide easily without scratching your floor when you want to move it.” One calls this a “great laptop table for the couch” because “fits easily under the couch and over legs.” A few were confused by the height with one encouraging others to “be sure to measure as it does sit a bit lower than you think from looking at the picture.”

Best laptop table for bed

Many think this is a great option for using a laptop in bed without pulling a hospital-esque table beside them. “As a writer, I spend a lot of time sitting at my desk which is hard on my body. This table is perfect for what I need to carry on with my work and take care of my body at the same time,” notes one reviewer. A medical student agrees being at a computer all day is tough, saying, “it was killing my neck,” but this table “helps” and “it’s plenty big enough to fit my laptop and some notes to write on and it’s really comfortable.” Another just wanted a “mini-desk” and calls this one “exactly what I needed. Because it’s so adjustable to height and angle, I can set it at the perfect settings for me. Sturdy, looks great, and extremely functional.” And as one sums it up, “Overall, I would highly highly recommend this product if you spend any significant time chilling in bed or on the couch with your laptop.”

TaoTronics Lap Desks Bed Trays for Eating and Laptops

Many think this is a great option for using a laptop in bed without pulling a hospital-esque table beside them. “As a writer, I spend a lot of time sitting at my desk which is hard on my body. This table is perfect for what I need to carry on with my work and take care of my body at the same time,” notes one reviewer. A medical student agrees being at a computer all day is tough, saying, “it was killing my neck,” but this table “helps” and “it’s plenty big enough to fit my laptop and some notes to write on and it’s really comfortable.” Another just wanted a “mini-desk” and calls this one “exactly what I needed. Because it’s so adjustable to height and angle, I can set it at the perfect settings for me. Sturdy, looks great, and extremely functional.” And as one sums it up, “Overall, I would highly highly recommend this product if you spend any significant time chilling in bed or on the couch with your laptop.”

Best tiltable laptop table

“This lap desk is probably one of the most well-designed lap desks out there,” praises one reviewer. Many rave about the adjustable tilting top, like one who describes it as “brilliant.” Another reviewer appreciates that she “can adjust the angle of my computer perfectly so my arms are always comfortable,” further explaining, “the tilt-up section of the desk has five adjustable levels so, depending on where and how I’m sitting, I can always get my laptop to the right height and angle.” One notes that “it’s very well-made” and “highly functional,” so “now I can work in my living room, where there’s air and light, instead of in my dreary study.” Many love its portability, including one who writes, “Wow, this desk delivers. Sturdy, and seemingly well made. It allows me to work outside with ease, or watch videos in bed without overheating my laptop. I can draw, write and compute anywhere I choose.”

SONGMICS Multi-Function Lapdesk Table

“This lap desk is probably one of the most well-designed lap desks out there,” praises one reviewer. Many rave about the adjustable tilting top, like one who describes it as “brilliant.” Another reviewer appreciates that she “can adjust the angle of my computer perfectly so my arms are always comfortable,” further explaining, “the tilt-up section of the desk has five adjustable levels so, depending on where and how I’m sitting, I can always get my laptop to the right height and angle.” One notes that “it’s very well-made” and “highly functional,” so “now I can work in my living room, where there’s air and light, instead of in my dreary study.” Many love its portability, including one who writes, “Wow, this desk delivers. Sturdy, and seemingly well made. It allows me to work outside with ease, or watch videos in bed without overheating my laptop. I can draw, write and compute anywhere I choose.”

Best laptop desk with air vents

“This tray is the best thing I’ve ever purchased. I would go so far as to call it essential for any person who works at home on their laptop,” exclaims one happy shopper. Lots felt this improved the health of their laptop because of the air vents, like one who notes, “I love having a bed desk. It’s also been much healthier for my computer as it doesn’t overheat by being on a comforter any more.” Another just likes that the vents “keep your lap cool.” A few complain that it’s heavy, but as one reviewer writes, “it is one of the larger size ones” and overall has more features than other lap desks on the market: “It has so many features. The holes to breathe, the peg plate that you can insert and remove that holds your computer onto the table, the legs that go up and down to make the table taller and shorter, the cell phone holder that slides out (cool!) and the wood is totally solid.”

SONGMICS Large Right-Left Handed Laptop Desk

“This tray is the best thing I’ve ever purchased. I would go so far as to call it essential for any person who works at home on their laptop,” exclaims one happy shopper. Lots felt this improved the health of their laptop because of the air vents, like one who notes, “I love having a bed desk. It’s also been much healthier for my computer as it doesn’t overheat by being on a comforter any more.” Another just likes that the vents “keep your lap cool.” A few complain that it’s heavy, but as one reviewer writes, “it is one of the larger size ones” and overall has more features than other lap desks on the market: “It has so many features. The holes to breathe, the peg plate that you can insert and remove that holds your computer onto the table, the legs that go up and down to make the table taller and shorter, the cell phone holder that slides out (cool!) and the wood is totally solid.”

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The Best Laptop Tables on Amazon, According to Reviewers