Our desks have taken a serious beating over the past several years. What we thought was only going to be a few months of working from home has turned into our everyday reality. It’s a scene that can get old, fast, if you’re toiling away on broken-down furniture. What’s worse, options that will keep your wrists and posture supported can be hard to find when you don’t know what to look for—yes, even at Amazon. While many of us consider these pieces to be low involvement purchases, there are actually plenty of factors to take into account before buying Amazon desks. The right one will not only give you a smooth, sturdy surface to work on (wood, plastic or even steel are your best bets here), it will also efficiently utilize your space and add to the overall aesthetic of your room.

For the best purchase possible, you’ll also want to consider the desk’s quality, comfort, convenience and design. The surface should be sturdy but not uncomfortably hard. It should be the right size for your height (or adjustable if multiple people use it), and of course, it should go with your home décor—after all, if you have wood floors, a marble desk might look out of place. You also need to look at the ease of assembly if you don’t have or want to hire help and consider how much space you've got for the desk you choose. Here are some of the best options online as reviewed by PureWow editors or thoroughly vetted with the above criteria.

The Best Amazon Desks at a Glance

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1. Tribesigns Modern Computer Desk

Best Overall Desk

While this desk is on the larger side, if you have the space, it’s honestly your best option on account of its perfectly spaced steel legs with included adjustable leg pads (no wobbling here!), easy-to-assemble guide, comfy leg bars and ample surface space. It also has a shockingly high weight capacity of up to 900 pounds.

Pros:

  • Adjustable leg pads for stability
  • High weight capacity

Cons:

  • Sharp corners

$129 at Amazon

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2. Coavas Folding Desk

Best Small Computer Desk

A simple, collapsible option for those who don’t have a lot of space, the Coavas folding desk is anything but basic. It reportedly takes less than 10 seconds to open from its folded state, has a wood-like top and is waterproof to boot, so you don’t have to worry about water damage from your Starbucks cup.

Pros:

  • Compact
  • Folds up for storage

Cons:

  • Thin top

$62 at Amazon

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3. GreenForest L-Shaped Office Desk

Best L-Shaped Computer Desk

The unique shape of this desk makes it an ideal choice if your job requires multiple screens or you regularly have papers strewn about everywhere—you’ll never run out of surface area! The corner is reversible so as to be placed on whatever side is most convenient, and the eco-friendly surface is moisture-proof and scratch-resistant, which gives it an extra level of durability.

Pros:

  • Reversible L corner
  • Eco-friendly surface

Cons:

  • Shaky legs

$80 at Amazon

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4. SHW Computer Desk

Best Sturdy Desk

This sleek, modern computer desk has a universal appeal that’s bound to go with any décor. We especially adore its sturdy steel legs and ease of setup—the step-by-step instructions and included hardware make the whole process a total breeze.

Pros:

  • Sleek design
  • Included assembly hardware

Cons:

  • Top bleeds color

From $53 at Amazon

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5. CubiCubi Study Computer Desk

Best Desk With Storage

The rustic look of this computer desk may be what catches your eye upon first glance, but we can guarantee its other incredible features—including an attached storage pocket and hook, sturdy steel legs and a scratch-resistant surface—will win you over completely.

Pros:

  • Scratch-resistant
  • Side storage pocket
  • Hanging hook

Cons:

  • Difficult to assemble

From $56 at Amazon

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6. Mr. Ironstone L-Shaped Desk

Best Desk With Monitor Stand

If you need a ton of legroom, this desk has it in spades—along with a convenient L-shape you can squeeze next to a wall with ease. It’s also incredibly heavy-duty, thanks to the super-strong metal desk frame.

Pros:

  • Included monitor stand
  • Easy to assemble

Cons:

  • Wobbles on carpet

From $126; $120 at Amazon

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7. Flexispot Seiffen Electric Stand-Up Desk

Best Standing Desk

This electrical, adjustable desk allows you to adjust the height with the push of a button, so you can raise it high enough to stand when your poor, achy legs need a break from all that sitting. This proved to be a real treat for our editorial assistant, Chelsea Candelario, who called it “the best purchase you can make if you’re still WFH.” An industrial-grade steel frame makes it durable enough for all of your heaviest devices, and the pretty white design lends a classy feel. It’s not a building job for one person, however (we found the top too heavy to lift on our own), so keep that in mind if you live solo.

Pros:

  • Adjustable height at the push of a button
  • Good value
  • Durable

Cons:

  • Requires two people to build
  • A little wobbly

From $300; $280 at Amazon

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8. Novogratz Computer Desk

Best Modern Desk

Novogratz is known for its modern, inventive furniture pieces, and this rectangular computer desk is no exception. While the extra storage space and lightweight design are definitely pluses, we’re more inclined to fall in love with the dual storage cubbies and minimal assembly.

Pros:

  • Cool, modern design
  • Easy to move

Cons:

  • Lacks depth

$94 at Amazon

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9. VariDesk Essential Desk

Best Standing Desk Converter

If you’re really cramped for space, consider investing in the VariDesk, which operates as a standing desk converter. Basically, it’s a dual-level stand with space for both a computer and monitor that can be placed on top of a flat surface to create a makeshift desk. It has a spring-assisted manual mechanism that lets you choose from 11 (yes, you read that right!) height settings for maximum comfort.

Pros:

  • Space-saving
  • Adjustable height

Cons:

  • 25-pound weight capacity

$300; $276 at Amazon

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10. ZINUS Jennifer Desk

Easiest Desk to Set Up

Clean black frames around a classic engineered wood surface lend an extra dose of modernity to this desk, and the easy instruction manual allows for setup in less than half an hour. The thick, sturdy legs make sure it can hold plenty of weight, too (up to 100 pounds)—even on a carpeted, uneven surface.

Pros:

  • Fast setup
  • High weight capacity

Cons:

  • Susceptible to water damage

From $110 at Amazon

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11. Monarch Specialities Office Desk

Best Large Desk

Does your job require tons of space for papers, pens, documents and the like? Well, you’re in luck, because this 60-inch by 30-inch desk by Monarch Specialities pretty much doubles as a filing cabinet. The floating work surface offers plenty of stability, while the three large cabinets below provide awesome storage solutions.

Pros:

  • Large surface space
  • 2 storage drawers

Cons:

  • Hard to put together
  • Scratches easily

From $370 at Amazon

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12. SHW Electric Adjustable Standing Desk

Best Desk for Cord Management

This standing desk has four adjustable settings for posture changes as you stand, and we also adore the grommets on the heavy-duty tabletop that will allow you to organize the milieu of cords that can otherwise get tangled up while you work.

Pros:

  • 4 adjustable height settings
  • Grommets for cord organization

Cons:

  • Screws don’t align perfectly with screw holes

$239 at Amazon

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13. Seville Classics Airlift Pro S3 Desk

Best Adjustable Desk

The Seville Classics Airlift Pro is a worthy investment in your body, as pain in the shoulder and back area may be reduced by using a standing desk. This one’s got four memory settings that you can adjust to suit your height preferences and three-section legs that work with a range of heights.

Pros:

  • 4 adjustable height settings
  • May reduce shoulder and back pain

Cons:

  • Not as sturdy as other options

$500 at Amazon

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