L-shaped gaming desks are the perfect combination of organization and compact space. These large desks can fit seamlessly into any corner and provide you with lots of room for your gaming monitors, keyboards, capture cards, chairs and other gaming devices you may own. In this roundup we list the best l shaped gaming desks out there.
|SHW L-Shaped Home Office Corner Desk||Steel||51″ x 19″ x 28.5″ inches/36 lbs||On a budget||Buy on Amazon|
|Tribesigns Modern L-Shaped Desk||Steel||66.1 x 49.2 x 29.1 inches/55 lbs||Heavy objects||Buy on Amazon|
|Cabot L Shaped Computer Desk||Wood||66 x 28.8 x 7.1 inches/77.4lbs||Storage||Buy on Amazon|
|Corner Work Station||Laminate/Wood||70.1 x 70.1 x 35.3 inches/175 lbs||Desk Space||Buy on Amazon|
|Hago Modern L-Shaped Desk||Steel||66.14′ x 18.9 x 29.52 inches/48.5lbs||Desktop PCGamers||Buy on Amazon|
Best Desk on a Budget: SHW L-Shaped Home Office Corner Desk
Buy it if: On a budget, have a single monitor set up, are tight on space
At under $100, the SHW L-shaped desk is a bargain. Lightweight and easy to assemble, this stainless steel desk is the perfect choice for gamers on a budget. It comes with everything you would need for this type of desk – including a footrest. It’s a highly practical desk to own. We would only recommend you seek a more expensive option if you need more desk space.
At 51 inches wide, this desk is much smaller than the other ones on this list, therefore we only recommend it if you have a single monitor set up. If you just have a PC, or console plus your monitor, you should be fine. Conversely, if you are limited with space, this desk will fit better than the others on our list.
Buy it if: Have heavy objects to put on the desk
Nothing distinguishes this desk from the SHW other than that it is a bit larger, and can support much more weight. As we say above, if you just have a simple console/PC plus monitor set up, then you probably do not need this desk. If you have other things however, like multiple monitors, PCs, printers, etc. this desk may be the better option. Like the SHW and other l shaped desks on this list, the Tribesigns comes with a footrest and a stainless steel frame.
Buy it if: Have a CPU and/or a dual monitor set up
This l-shaped desk comes with a floor casing for CPUs in addition to lots of space to hold dual monitors. Like the Tribesigns desk, the Hago can also support heavy objects up to 450 lbs due to its sturdy stainless steel frame. The Hago also comes with a foot rest to kick back during the longest of gaming sessions. Overall the Hago is a modern looking desk that should be a good addition to any gaming station. Some Amazon reviewers have complained that assembly may be a little difficult, with some saying the metal parts of the desk were a bit bent upon delivery.
Buy it if: You need extra room for other desk amenities, don’t have dual screens
The aptly named Corner Work Station is the largest l-shaped desk on our list. At 70.1 x 70.1 x 35.3 inches, it the desk is about 4 to 5 inches wider and 5 inches taller than the other desks. In addition to extra width, this laminate desk also has an elevated monitor shelf in the center. You will be able to keep a monitor on top of the shelf, and have plenty of room for whatever else you need for your gaming set up. This desk may not be optimal for gamers who are using dual monitors, since both won’t fit on the center shelf.
The Techni Mobili desk is as minimalist as they come for l-shaped gaming desks. Though minimalist, it’s about medium range for price, which is why we make it an honorable mention. We definitely would recommend the desks we list above if you have a PC or console gaming set up. Unlike some of the desks above which can house or hold the desktop, it’s going to be a bit cumbersome underneath this desk. If the sleek black design is to your fancy, then by all means. We definitely think the desks we already mention are better options.
How to Choose a Gaming Desk
As you can tell, most desks are not meant for “gaming”. Rather, there are some desks that are better suited to a gaming set up. The Hago Modern desk for example comes with a CPU stand which is great for PC gamers. A table with cabinets will probably suit console gamers who may have extra cables and controllers they want to store away. It’s also important to take into account what else you can use your desk for. If you want to use it as a place to just to hold your Xbox or PC, then you don’t have to worry about space. If you want to hold a printer, scanner or even a fish tank, you may want a sturdier, metal frame.
Other Factors to Consider
A few other factors to consider for your l-shaped desk are:
- Shipping – is it 2-day Prime eligible
- Assembly time- larger desks take longer to assemble
- Convenient features – does it mesh with your devices
You may want to consider if a desk is eligible for 2-day prime shipping. If a desk is not sold by Amazon, there may be a chance it will be harder to return if there is something wrong or broken with the desk. Assembly is something everyone has to deal with when it comes to furniture, but if you find assembly really isn’t your strong suit, consider getting a simpler desk. Finally, some desks like the Cabot desk come with a USB port which can be highly convenient for PC gamers. Consider other features such as a keyboard stand and CPU case when picking your desk.