My Tabletote Laptop Stand Review.
In this review we’re going to examine the Tabletote laptop stand that is sold exclusively on Amazon.
Although the company has an official Tabletote website, all their sales and customer reviews are done through Amazon only. And why wouldn’t they? Amazon is the biggest marketplace on the internet.
Tabletote is manufactured by a company called PC TABLES LLC, which claims to manufacture portable workstations for laptops and other equipment (Projectors, for example), but from my research about the company, I couldn’t find other products than the Tabletote under its wing.
Anyways. To our main point.
Is the Tabletote worth it? What are some of its best uses? What are its weaknesses and strengths? Let’s see together.
Product Description and Introduction.
The Tabletote is a portable laptop desk
Its dimensions (Without the legs): 13 x 10.5 x 1.5 inches, and weighs about 3 pounds overall (With the legs).
These are great numbers that indicate good
That said, having examined and tested other portable laptop stands myself, I formed my own opinion on this table that combines both good and weak points that I think are important to address before you make a purchasing decision.
Let me show you in a “Pros and Cons” style below.
Pros and Cons.
- Easy to handle.
- Easy to assemble and fold.
- Functional for casuals and professionals whom main work is NOT focused around their laptops.
- Inexpensive (Less than $30).
- Warranty available for 90 days from the day of purchase. Must have proof of purchase.
- Good customer reviews and feedback (4 stars on Amazon).
The following weakness points are extracted from dozens of customers who bought the Tabletote and reported the same problems:
- Not very durable.
- Wobbly compared to other tables.
- 45 seconds to assemble. While sounds good, compared to the other laptop stands out there, this is not impressive.
- No tilting option – Can’t control the view angle of the laptop or keyboard.
- Adjustable height – Only 3 levels.
So, while the desk is beautiful and portable, compact and cheap, it has its fair share of disadvantages as well (Like every other product).
Several customers have reported that it isn’t as durable as it should be, and it’s a bit wobbly in regular use.
It’s small dimensions, while perfect for portability, restricts its use to laptops or other similar devices.
So considering both the facts that it can get a bit wobbly when slightly overloaded and its compact-size design, I would suggest avoiding placing heavy and expensive equipment on top of it.
Security and protection are paramount in any table supporting your laptop or other precious equipment.
45 seconds of assembly time is advertised as a good thing:
However, there are other laptop desks that have much less assembly time than that such as the Avantree laptop stand and the laptop table by the Executive Office Solutions, that have literally few seconds of both
NOTE: To the defense of the Tabletote team, those two brands mentioned above are huge ones, with huge budgets, and huge time schedule for developing, testing, and producing. The fact that the Tabletote is designed and maintained by a small, local team in the U.S, makes the entire laptop an impressive product.
If you don’t mind the minor disadvantages that I laid out in this review, then, by all means, go buy this stand and support this small team of innovators.
Furthermore, it’s not very versatile.
Only three levels of height adjustment and no tilting functionality whatsoever, considering the alternatives, this is a downside.
They could make it vented too, but I’m not going to claim this as a disadvantage since most newer laptops today does not require the extra ventilation offered by similar products.
Amazon Ratings and Customer Feedback:
You’ll find both good and bad customer feedback on this product.
The overall rating is around 4 stars, which is not bad, but could be (And should be) higher than that for a product like this. The ones that I recommend (Avantree and Executive Office Solutions tables) all have 4.5+ stars rating and most of the negative reviews come from bad handling in shipping.
Here’s Tabletote rating in Amazon plus some real customer feedback (One negative, and one positive):
Conclusion and Verdict.
I give the Tabletote 3.5 / 5
I wish that if at some point they consider making a Tabletote 2.0, to make it a bit more durable and sturdy so it can sustain the expensive equipment trusted on top of it as there have been more than one review claiming stability problems with heavy equipment.
I can see this laptop stand a good fit for people and professionals who don’t spend a lot of time working on the laptop such as professors, engineers, professionals in the construction industry (Can be great for the outdoors), and so on.
Verdict: Good, casual use.
Occasions/Purpose: Certain Professionals/Outdoor/At Home.
Our Ratings: (3.5 / 5)
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