Quick, pop quiz! What’s 100% necessary for using your computer? If you answered “a monitor, or the computer itself,” well, fine, you’re technically correct. But still, you have to have somewhere to put the dang thing. Sure you could make do with any old table, TV tray, or piece of floor, but a dedicated desk built specifically to house a computer setup is always preferred. There’s hundreds of options out there for sure, but today’s offering comes from AndaSeat, a company I’m primarily familiar with for their high quality gaming chairs. Knowing the level of detail and care that goes into each AndaSeat chair I’ve seen, I was definitely interested in taking a look at what else the company had to offer in the world of desks. So with that said, let’s take a look!
- Laminated Carbon Fiber Texture Tabletop
- Headphone Hook
- Edge Wrapped Design
- Cable Management
- Mouse pad
- Carbon steel tube+ABS
- PB tabletop (P2 criteria)
- 55" x 23" x 29"(inch)
- Weight Capacity
- 330 lbs
Coming right out of the box, I was shocked at just how compact the desk came. Much like some previous desks that have been reviewed on the site, the surface came split into two pieces, with the legs and hardware stuck in as well. They even threw in a small, magnetized screwdriver which should make assembly even easier for those without a tool kit. Speaking of, assembly took me roughly an hour and a half, and that was with splitting my attention and taking my sweet time doing so. The instructions were easy to follow, and almost felt like following LEGO instructions in a way. All in all, putting it together alone was more than doable, and likely could’ve been done in a quarter of the time I took had I been focused entirely on the assembly. Aesthetically, this is a very simple desk that chooses to master the basics, rather than get too experimental or crazy. The carbon fiber texture on the tabletop is pleasant both to the touch and to look at, and the all-black frame makes everything look nice and sleek. Some color and flair comes from the branded stickers on the legs. Extra features included with this desk are a cable management basket for the back, a headphone hook and cup holder for keeping the desk clear of clutter, and a mousepad-like desk mat that covers the entire table top space to keep the desk protected, and your mouse movements smooth. First impressions for the desk are definitely on the positive side.
Once assembled, I was able to take a look at the build quality a bit more closely. Much like AndaSeat’s chairs, the construction quality is really solid, and clearly on the higher end in terms of the quality of materials. The steel framework is sturdy, and doesn’t give or bend at all when in use. The table top is also just as sturdy, with the carbon fiber texture making it resistant to wear, scuffing, and even water spills. The included cup holder, headphone hook, and cable management basket are also sturdy in their connection to the desk, though, on the cup holder specifically, the plastic material does feel like it might collapse under too much weight. Even then, though, it’s been able to hold a 40 oz metal water bottle with zero issues. The desk mat is made from a cloth material, and is stitched nicely without any unraveling at this point in time. In all, the desk is astoundingly well-built, and a night and day difference from whatever cheap table you might find for your tech otherwise. One issue I did run across, though, is that the desk isn’t able to support nearly as much weight on the front, and is clearly intended to be weighted towards the back. This makes sense, to be totally fair, but it does leave me keeping my Mac pushed as far back on the desk as I can so I don’t accidentally weight it too heavily towards the front. A little more support for the front would’ve been appreciated, but, as is, it’s not too big of a problem.
The most immediate thing I noticed about this desk is just how much space it offers. With a table length of 55 in, and width of 23 in, I’m easily able to fit an iMac with keyboard and mouse, a laptop and a stream deck on it with room to spare. I’ve also taken to storing a camera bag on the back, and even still I have room to grab a notepad and write something, or have a bite to eat while working. Part of the reason there’s so much space here is because of the cupholder and headphone hook attached to the underside of the desk, which takes away some of the typical clutter that would take up valuable desktop real-estate. The built-in feed holes and cable management basket help as well, keeping my chords from either being shoved to the back of the desk or dangling helplessly underneath. All of this helps keep the desk clean and organized, and leaves plenty of room for whatever else you may want added to your setup.
Comfort-wise, the desk’s size actually provides a lot here. While sitting at the desk, I don’t feel constricted or restrained at all, thanks mostly to its size, and the extra space for all of my gear helps not make things feel so cramped while in use. The desk mat’s softness also provides the benefit of working as a softer surface for resting my hands or wrists on while using the desk, and is a far cry better than the hard surface of the larger desk in my main office. The standard 29 inch height feels very natural when sitting at it, though it should be noted that this is no standing desk, so those hoping for on the fly height adjustment will be disappointed here. But in terms of comfort while sitting, the Eagle 1400 is on the better end of desks I’ve used throughout my lifetime.
While there’s no super fancy or wild features here, the Eagle 1400 takes the basics of a computer desk and executes them perfectly with high quality materials. The extra management features here for both cords and typical desk inhabitants keeps the workspace clear and organized, and in all I like just about everything about this desk… with one major exception: the price. Retailing at $330, it’s definitely not cheap. This is fine, generally, as you have to factor in the cost of the higher quality build materials, but at the same time nothing about this desk seems worth that higher than average price to me. It’s still a very good desk, one I’m happy I got a chance to try out and review. I’d still definitely recommend it to just about anyone who’s looking for a no-frills computer desk, but I can’t deny that it’s a bit spendy.