The 7 Best Desks Under $50 in 2020 (Review)

Having a good desk is always important if you job includes a lot of time on the computer. Finding the perfect desk isn’t always easy, and most of the time a good-quality desk ends up costing around $200. Luckily though, not all good desks are that expensive and, for this reason, we’ve prepared this buying guide to help you find a desk that can suit your needs without spending more than $50.

Our list is based on customer’s reviews, price for value, brand’s trust and main features of each item. These factors allowed us to review different economic desks and provide you with detailed feedback on every product we included.

We hope we can help you can find your next desk with this list!

For less than $40, Furinno offers a stylish and functional computer desk that measures 18.5 x 31.5 x 31.42 inches. The materials used to build the desk are good, making the item more durable and giving it a longer life-span.

The desk offers extra storage space to organize your items. More specifically, there’s a bottom shelf close to your feet which can be used for storing books. There’s also a keyboard tray. We found that assembling the item isn’t exactly easy (and other customers agree) since the instructions aren’t the clearest.

In any case, this desk is sturdy, durable and can be positioned in any kind of room, including smaller ones.

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KEY FEATURES:

  • Two shelves
  • Fits any room
  • Functional

SPECIFICATIONS:

  • Weight: 24.4 lbs
  • Dimensions: 18.5 x 31.5 x 31.42 inches

PROS:

  • Weight: 26.5 lbs
  • Dimensions: 31.5 x 35.5 x 19.1 inches

CONS:

  • Can be hard to assemble

Here is another cheap computer desk from Furinno. This product is light and measures 15.8 x 31.5 x 28.8 inches, providing you with enough space on the tabletop to fit your computer and several other items while keeping a good stability level.

The desk comes with a sliding keyboard tray and three shelves for extra storing space. The design is pretty simple, and the product is available in two different colors.

As for the materials, the desk is made of CARB compliant composite wood and PVC tubes and its relatively small size will allow you to position it in smaller rooms.

Assembly is rather easy. Make sure not to overload the desk with too much stuff as it can’t hold a lot of weight.

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KEY FEATURES:

  • Keyboard tray
  • Three shelves
  • Fits any room

SPECIFICATIONS:

  • Weight: 22 lbs
  • Dimensions: 15.8 x 31.5 x 28.8 inches

PROS:

  • Great price
  • Stable
  • Comes in different colors
  • Easy assembly

CONS:

  • Can’t hold too much weight

This simple but stylish study desk is made of composite wood and PVC tubes and it measures 15.6 x 38.4 x 28.5 inches. The product features three shelves and two non-woven bins that can hold relatively big items.

The desk will accommodate up to two monitors, however, you should avoid overloading it to maximize its stability and sturdiness. It’s perfect for small environments and it comes for a great price as well.

Assembly isn’t difficult, but a lot of customers mentioned that the instructions weren’t included in the box.

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KEY FEATURES:

  • Three shelves
  • Two bins
  • Fits any room

SPECIFICATIONS:

  • Weight: 30.4 lbs
  • Dimensions: 15.6 x 38.4 x 28.5 inches

PROS:

  • Good price
  • Easy to assemble
  • Sturdy
  • Durable

CONS:

  • Some customers said assembly instructions weren’t included

This 15.6 x 31.5 x 28.5 inches computer desk by Furinno can potentially be installed in any room and, thanks to its light weight, it’s also easy to move around when needed. It features three shelves for extra storing space and two non-woven bins that work as drawers for different kinds of items.

For a small desk, this product is stable and sturdy, however, it might be too small if you need to use more than one monitor.

Some customers find assembling the desk rather difficult, mainly due to the fact that the instructions were unclear.

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KEY FEATURES:

  • Three shelves
  • Two non-woven drawers
  • Fits any room

SPECIFICATIONS:

  • Weight: 23.1 lbs
  • Dimensions: 15.6 x 31.5 x 28.5

PROS:

  • Good price
  • Easy to move around
  • Sturdy and stable

CONS:

  • Can be hard to assemble

This compact desk by Furinno is perfect when you need to save space or if you are looking for a desk to put in a small room. It measures 39.2 x 15.6 x 33.6 inches and it’s light enough to carry around without too much effort.

The desk features three round shelves, one of which is slightly elevated to allow you to install a compact printer or any decorations.

The table top is rather narrow but it offers more space on the sides. Even though the desk is sturdy on flat surfaces, it might still be better to avoid installing more than one monitor on it.

Assembly is rather easy compared to other desks on this list.

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KEY FEATURES:

  • Three shelves
  • Light weight
  • Fits any room

SPECIFICATIONS:

  • Weight: 20 lbs
  • Dimensions: 39.2 x 15.6 x 33.6 inches

PROS:

  • Good price
  • Sturdy
  • Easy to assemble

CONS:

  • Narrow table top

Here is the cheapest item on our buying guide. With around $25, Furinno provides a simple and compact desk that perfectly fits smaller rooms. It measures 15.5 x 31.5 x 29.8 inches and weighs only 18 lbs, making it really simple to move from room to room when needed.

It’s made of durable composite wood, it’s stable, and features rounded corners to reduce the risk of injury, perfect if you have kids running around.

It doesn’t have any drawers or shelves but, even though it’s small, it provides enough space for essential working equipment such as computers and keyboards.

As for the assembly process, customers found it simple and fast.

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KEY FEATURES:

  • Fits any rooms
  • Rounded corners

SPECIFICATIONS:

  • Weight: 18 lbs
  • Dimensions: 15.5 x 31.5 x 29.8 inches

PROS:

  • Lightweight
  • Great price
  • Stable
  • Easy to assemble

CONS:

  • No shelves or drawers

While this one is a little above the $50 cutoff, we decided it was worth including. This 39.4 x 18.9 x 29.3 inches desk offers several good characteristics when you’re looking for a home desk. It’s suitable for any room and, even though it doesn’t include any shelves or drawers, the tabletop provides enough space for a computer and other items you might need.

The structure of the desk’s legs is trapezoidal, a factor that makes the product at the same time stable, sturdy and stylish.

Assembling is rather easy and all the tools you need are included in the box, moreover, the price includes some table edge protectors you can install on the desk.

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KEY FEATURES:

  • Trapezoidal leg structure
  • Fits any room
  • Edge protectors

SPECIFICATIONS:

  • Weight: 19.75 lbs
  • Dimensions: 39.4 x 18.9 x 29.3 inches

PROS:

  • Easy to assemble
  • Durable
  • Sturdy
  • Stable

CONS:

  • No shelves or drawers

Thing to Consider Before Buying a Desk

Before deciding which desk you want to buy for your office, there are some factors you should consider in order to make the right decision. All the desks on our buying guide include many of the characteristics you might want to think about, but here is a summary of the most important ones to remember:

  • Stability: It’s extremely important for a desk to be stable. You want to be able to type as heavily as you need without fearing any shaking from the desk.
  • Durability: Even though all the desks we described in this buying guide cost less than $50, all of them are made from durable materials that aren’t likely to break easily.
  • Size: When you buy something like a desk, you have to make sure its size will suit your needs perfectly. This means that if you want to set up two monitors, you need to check if the tabletop is spacious enough.
  • Storing Space: If you know you’ll need a lot of storing space on your desk, you might want to make sure the product you’re buying offers something like shelves or drawers you can use to store your personal items.

Francesca Rossi

Francesca Rossi is a reviews expert for Overheard on Conference Calls. She is an experienced writer currently focused on researching and writing product review articles. Her works include English-Italian translations as well as content creation and creative writing for different blogs and websites.