Atlantic 33950212 Gaming Desk Pro

Editor rating

4.5/5 on January 24, 2017

User's rating

1,043 reviews

PROS

  • With this desk's table surfaces, you'll enjoy a lot of room, enough to store a laptop, a desktop, two high-end speakers, two controllers, a headset for immersive gaming and at least twelve games as I tend to enjoy arranging and rearranging my setup like a puzzle of efficiency
  • The desk ships with a power strip that can turn your table into a charging station, no matter where you decide to put it
  • A wire-frame basket on the table's undercarriage allow for easy storage of pencil and paper for those games that require a lot of note taking, or alternatively, it can be used to simply hold your keyboard when it is not in use

CONS

  • The wire-frame basket, found on the desk's underside, does not roll out, meaning it is not an effective place to hold your keyboard for intense gaming sessions, but it also means that you won't have to worry about it rolling out when you don't want it to as the product ages
  • The instruction manual hinders assembly due to it being about as vague as it is hard to read. Components are mislabeled and some pieces appear to be almost completely unnecessary or are accompanied by directions that are poorly written.

The best things in life are sometimes those that you expect the least, and I would never have expected to enjoy Atlantic’s “gaming desk pro” as much as I have. Where other gaming desks fail, this one succeeds, and I found myself having an excellent gaming experience with this product. If you’re looking for a gaming desk that’s designed to take on the long journey, then definitely give this piece of equipment your attention, because this has something for every gamer.

What to Expect

Atlantic has an excellent track record when it comes gaming desks, and this one is easy proof of that. I’ve personally owned many of the desks that they have offered in the past, and so I did not hesitate to make the jump to this one so I could give you this review. Not only can you expect quality from this brand, but you’ll also be getting style and functionality as many of their gaming desks tend to do many things at once.

Atlantic 33950212 Gaming Desk Pro Review

Top Features

Atlantic’s gaming desk pro is one of those products that ends up being truly ambitious in its execution but may not necessarily deliver as well as it could have. Here, I will be highlighting those features which make this product really shine amongst a sea of competition. Some of the desk’s best features stem from its capacity to offer space and surface area that holds your setup while simultaneously keeping a room feeling open, bright, and uncluttered. For example, the cup holder is a nice addition that you don’t see in very many products of this nature, and the charging station is a welcome addition in a similar vein that helps this product stand out.

Other features include the table’s durability and weight capacity. Being particle board laminate mounted to steel leg supports, this product is not breaking the mold, and it’s lighter weight means that it may not be able to support the weight off as robust of a setup as some of its competitors, though it is still a strong and reliable desk. Atlantic is certainly not trying to push the envelope with innovation. Instead, they decided to play it safe and follow a tried and true path that has been proven to succeed time and again.

First Impression

When I got my hands on this product, I eagerly ripped into the package to start putting it all together. Assembly was very quick and easy, and I didn’t have any issues with it. At first, just looking at how many different components there really are, you may be given the impression that they’ll all hinder the stability of the final product, but I can proudly say that this is not the case. In fact, it’s even more durable than my last desk, which was a tabletop of a very similar design.

It’s nice that this station gives you all the power and discretion when deciding which parts you do or do not want installed. Changing your mind later after the thing is built is also no problem due to the way that the pieces come together. I also really appreciated just how well it fit into even my smallest room, while being able to hold so much that would otherwise be left strewn about on various stands and what have you.

Design and Materials

The design of this desk is simple, but strong. Steel legs do not give out easily and the desk does not begin to wobble over time like some other desks out there. The wire framing is of the same metal and the attachments can be arranged and re-arranged in whatever configuration you like. For example, I am a right-handed worker, so I naturally preferred the cup holder to be on the front right leg, and the way this tabletop is designed makes that possible, even quick and easy!

The surface table is, as per usual with most desks, made with laminated particle board to give it a smooth feeling that will be familiar to anyone that works in an office or is currently in school. The only support is in the scissor structured legs, but they are of such a thickness that said legs are all the desk really needs to show most entertainment setups a good time.

Overall the design is pretty basic and is admittedly not the most eye-popping piece of furniture I’ve ever seen, but I personally prefer darker and neutral colors, so that was certainly not an issue for me. The rims of the two surface boards are also adorned with an interesting design that helps to tie the whole thing together. It injects a small bit of personality into the product and I appreciated the nuance, though some may find it negligible.

What’s Included?

When you open the package, you can expect it in just one box. Everything should be there, from the two boards to the legs to the pieces. The instruction manual is helpful but assembly may require a drill. It’s important to keep in mind that this is sold as a desk only, and it only ships with the wire-frame mounts for the various features, such as the cup holder, charging station, and speaker holders, and the speakers are NOT included.

User Experience and Performance

At the time of this writing, I have been using this gaming desk for a solid three months and I absolutely love this thing. I have yet to come across any issues with the durability of the leg supports and the laminate looks just as good now as when it first shipped out. I really appreciate the fact that it doesn’t try and give you extra space underneath, as that typically ends up blocking off a lot of the space that I could have used with tighter dimensions. This desk, on the other hand, gives you more breathing room and allows you to place your tower anywhere underneath along with any other equipment that you’re using but may not need to be readily accessible on the surface level.

Not only do I feel freer with this product, but I am also given more choices for customization with the various mounts that represent the desk’s touted additional features. The back board is also removable, as is the basket designed to attach to the desk’s undercarriage. I found the back board to actually be fairly useful, however, as it allowed me to place my TV there, which effectively freed up a lot of space on the main surface.

Warranty

This product’s warranty states that it may not apply to purchases made outside of the U.S. and Canada and only covers missing, broken, or defective parts that ship with the product. The key thing to keep in mind is that this limited warranty explicitly claims that it does not cover: “accidental damage, misuse, improper care or alteration and excludes claims for incidental or consequential loss.”

Although it is a very strict warranty, it certainly protects Atlantic from paying out to anyone that may try to take advantage of it. It covers only the bare minimum responsibility that a manufacturer must cover, but that’s really not all that bad. Treating the product with care and strong maintenance should keep it from breaking down, making for a very long product lifespan.

Closing Thoughts

In the end, what really matters in life that you enjoy it to the fullest, and Atlantic’s gaming desk pro really helped me do just that. Simple and durable design means this is a product that will last a lifetime and look decent doing it. Additional features are executed well and are optional. It’s not hard to see why I love this desk so much, or why I would consider it the top of its class. Now, I hope that you’ll do yourself a favor and try it out for yourself.