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Altra Adjustable Mobile Laptop Cart

Altra™ Adjustable Mobile Laptop Cart

Item: 729375    Model: 009220096

Altra™ Adjustable Mobile Laptop Cart
4.0stars
( 818 reviews)
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  • Cherry wood finish with black, powdercoat accents
  • Adjustable Mobile Laptop Desk
  • Dimensions: 32.9"H x 31.9"W x 15.8"D
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Cherry wood finish with black, powdercoat accentsAdjustable Mobile Laptop DeskDimensions: 32.9"H x 31.9"W x 15.8"DEachAltra™ Adjustable Mobile Laptop DeskCherry wood finish with black, powdercoat accentsAdjustable Mobile Laptop DeskDimensions: 32.9"H x 31.9"W x 15.8"DAltra™ Adjustable Mobile Laptop Cart45.99USDhttp://www.staples-3p.com/s7/is/image/Staples/s0333708_sc7?$std$http://www.staples-3p.com/s7/is/image/Staples/s0333708_sc7?$thb$http://www.staples-3p.com/s7/is/image/Staples/s0333708/Altra-Adjustable-Mobile-Laptop-Desk/product_729375
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Altra™ Adjustable Mobile Laptop Cart
 
4.2

(based on 819 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (352)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (349)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (75)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (27)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (16)

93%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to assemble (500)
  • Easy to move (479)
  • Attractive (439)
  • Space saver (352)
  • Easy to clean (328)

Cons

  • Flimsy construction (73)
  • Difficult to move (33)
  • Difficult setup (23)
  • Not enough drawer space (17)
  • Difficult to set up (8)

Best Uses

  • Bedroom (331)
  • Smaller offices (281)
  • Everyday use (122)
  • Larger offices (59)
  • Living room (58)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Budget shopper (440), Midrange shopper (306), High-end shopper (17)
    • Primary use:
    • Personal (674), Business (91)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (138), Yes (10)

Most Helpful Positive Review

 

Excellent for what it is

I bought this exact product in black at [...] since they were out of stock at my local staples. I found it pretty easy to put together and came with nearly all...Read complete review

I bought this exact product in black at [...] since they were out of stock at my local staples. I found it pretty easy to put together and came with nearly all the tools you'll need (make sure to grab a philips head "cross shaped" screw driver out of your tool box first, it isn't included in the box). I got mine put together pretty quickly, and quite like it. It's perfect for what I want it for, a small desk for my laptop that I can wheel over to my bed and use the laptop while in bed without worrying about it overheating while on a blanket, or having some piece of wood attached to a pillow on my lap, which I don't find comfortable. The angle adjustments are at nearly pefect spots, but I'd like a few more adjustment spots for height, and also, and easier way to adjust the height. You have to unscrew two knobs completely to be able to raise or lower it, and then, while holding the top in that position, screw the knobs back in. I've also found that with even semi rough typing on my laptop the entire desk shakes and wobbles. If they were able to put in a brace or two somehow that would remove most of the wobble, but for this price, and it's extreme usability, and how perfect it is for what I want, I'm more than willing to put up with it. The mousing surface area does not adjust it's angle, which I find much preferable, who wants their mouse constantly sliding off the desk?My Laptop is a 13 inch HP DV3000 and the laptop portion of this desk is way more than ample in space to place the laptop, I even have room to put my targus USB numberpad next to the laptop. I'd venture to guess that you could fit even up to an 18 inch laptop. This is a laptop desk only, you wouldn't want to have to place an LCD monitor and keyboard on the desk and use it as a desktop computer desk. There are other carts that you could do that with, you just wouldn't be able to wheel it partially under your bed and use it like a hospital table.If you're looking for a small laptop desk that you can use with your bed that you don't have to actually place ON your bed, this is the BEST solution I've found yet. I highly recommend it despite it's slight flaws. The adjustments are just nit picks, the only major one is it's tenancy to wobble while typing, heck it even wobbles if I try and adjust the angle my LCD lid is open. That obviously because of it's primary design to be used as a laptop desk you can wheel partially under your bed and use like a hospital bed table. If you can afford and find an actual hospital table, that would probably be a better solution, though the angle the laptop sits at would not be adjustable.I haven't owned this item for very long, but I feel my past experiences, my capabilities both with computers, woodworking, and metal working gives me a chance to really give a review of this desk even though I haven't had it for long. All this being said, I highly recommend this product for laptop owners who like to use their laptops in bed, or have very little room for a desk. You could also use it with a couch or recliner in your living room, and not have to worry about your laptop overheating, or having your lap crowded with a plank of wood attached to a pillow, which is basically what the only competition to this desk is. At this price, I certainly recommend this as a very good buy. It is available in black if you do not like the wood finish, though I was only able to find the black at Wal-Mart so far, but it was the same price.

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Most Helpful Negative Review

 

Holds 17" laptop; B+ stability

I used the product to support a 17" laptop. Each side is generously sized- the left side accommodates my notebook easily, and the left side (mouse pad) can actually hold a...Read complete review

I used the product to support a 17" laptop. Each side is generously sized- the left side accommodates my notebook easily, and the left side (mouse pad) can actually hold a standard keyboard rotated 90 degrees. I actually use it to hold a wireless keyboard so I can sit far enough away from my desktop to use my it on my 42" LCD. The unit adjusts high enough to use comfortably when standing, and low enough to use while sitting on the ground as well. The z-axis tilting function works well and locks solidly.

There are three disappointing features of this stand and one major drawback:
1. The way the to secures into the base makes the unit lean -5 degrees toward the ground along the y-axis(the unsupported side.) Instead of having a spring-loaded pin on the welded to the outside of the rising column, two holes are drilled in the side of the square pipe. This causes the fit of the down pipe into the riser pipe to be imprecise yielding a -5 degree tip towards the ground on the y-axis. Not tremendously serious, but just annoying enough to be noticeable.
2. To secure the height one must screw in two screws which is time consuming whenever it is time to adjust the height. It could have been so much easier to weld a collar and spring-loaded pin (just like the one securing the z-axis adjustment) to the riser pipe. That would have solved problem one as well.
3. The build quality is B+. It's better than average, but there is just enough sway and tipsiness to preclude just grabbing it an moving it with no thought to it tipping. The casters aren't the best either and one frequently ends up getting inadvertently locked.

The one major drawback is that the notebook surface offers no ventilation; it's a solid surface. The retaining bars don't come up high enough to permit use of a cooling pad but that would suffer a similar consequence of having no place to breath or vent the hot air away.

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2.0

Too short to use while standing

By ValueMama

from Massachusetts

Verified Buyer

Comments about Altra™ Adjustable Mobile Laptop Cart:

This product looks good and has some great features, but we got it so we could work at our laptop either sitting or standing. It is too short for even me to use (I'm 5'2") much less my 5'11" husband. In addition, the top was a bit wobbly. If you just want it for sitting, maybe, which is why I gave it 2 stars rather than 1.

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4.0

good product for the affordqble price

By solara

from sugar land, tx

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This customer has reached Intern level on the Staples.com Leaderboard

Comments about Altra™ Adjustable Mobile Laptop Cart:

This desk is light and very transportable. You can assembly it in different orientation to fit your couch. The adjustable height make it works very well with all of my 3 set of couchs where i like to work and watch TV. Overall, zgood product for the right price.

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5.0

Altra Laptop Table

By KJKaiser

from Massachusetts

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This customer has reached Intern level on the Staples.com Leaderboard

Comments about Altra™ Adjustable Mobile Laptop Cart:

Very nice and functional laptop table. Easy to setup and looks like.

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5.0

Wonderful, what a life saver.

By Altra adjustable mobile laptop cart

from Fairport, NY

Verified Buyer

Comments about Altra™ Adjustable Mobile Laptop Cart:

I bought this product for my elderly mother who was having difficulty using her laptop on the table it was on. The ease of being able to adjust the angle was perfect for her. Also being able to move the table so she could get up from her chair or move the laptop closer to her was wonderful. Since my mom is using her laptop all the time, this made my moms life so much easier. The fact I was out of town and was able to purchase this product at a Staples store that I was not familiar with was a blessing. Thank you.

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5.0

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Comments about Altra™ Adjustable Mobile Laptop Cart:

We had another laptop cart and the computer kept falling every time it was moved. This Altra Adjustable Mobile Laptop Cart has raised edge for your pen that also keeps the computer stable. Another feature is a mouse pad table which is flat to avoid a falling mouse. It is also nice to hold items you need for reports. The wheels make it mobile, but will lock for stability. It was easy to assemble with tools and clear directions included. Each part was labled carefully. I put it together in about 1/2 hour without difficulty. We are enjoying it and hope you will as well.

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