The perfect desk for your PC set-up can come in many different forms. A lot of the reasoning behind which desk you go for will often come down to both cost and space, or certainly one or the other. You might see the desk of your dreams but without taking a jigsaw to it, it simply won’t fit in the corner where you hunker down to play your games.
Arozzi Gaming Desks are becoming increasingly popular as people look for the perfect match for their sexy new gaming chair. They have three models that aim to suit all wallets and needs, from the Arena, the small Leggero, and the uber-cool motorized version of the Arena.
Read on for our best Arozzi Gaming Desk Review roundup.
Our Top Picks
This is the desk that brought Arozzi to the forefront. Many have copied the Swedish manufacturer and used cheaper materials, but, much like a premium gaming chair, you get what you pay for.
The Arena is available in several color schemes to suit any room/gaming chair combination and its large surface area and full-desk sized mousepad certainly make this piece of furniture stand out.
A smaller version of the Arena Desk. Full-surface mouse pad with an exceptional cable management system.
Arozzi’s cheapest gaming desk option will be too small for a lot of folks, but if space is an issue you can get all the design and style of its bigger sibling right here in a more manageable size.
The motorized version of the Arena is a top-of-the-line option for those who want to adjust their posture regularly. At the touch of a button, you can turn this into a standing desk.
It’s a bit surprising there aren’t more motorized desks out there, cost doesn’t help. This is considerably more expensive than the standard Arena but comes with som much more flexibility.
There are many ways someone could interpret whether a desk is good or bad, but fundamentally our team believes that the merit of a desk, especially from a gaming point of view, comes down to 3 specific areas.
The first and most important feature or aspect of a gaming desk is its functionality. There’s no point getting a desk that looks superb but can’t accommodate a keyboard. It would be completely impractical. So the first rule of any gaming desk needs to be how functional and practical it is to the consumer.
So how does that break down… Well, the following are areas which need to be considered when looking at the functionality of a desk:
- Height (adjustable)
- Gaming surface size
- Load capacity
- Adjustable feet stabilizers
From a gaming point of view, and for me personally, these are the key areas that a manufacturer would have to address before looking at things like aesthetics and build quality. The design needs to be functional enough to accommodate everything a gamer needs or it simply won’t rank as a gaming desk.
Aesthetics in the technology universe seem to be growing in importance year on year it would seem. If you compare any piece of tech from any era you will likely see a huge increase in aesthetic design the closer you get to the present day. The gaming desk is no different.
A gaming desk isn’t all about functionality, it needs to look the part as well. With the new age of gaming which is riddled with RGB and exciting new designs, the desk needs to follow suit and fit in. You would hate to have an RGB pumping, tempered glass, water-cooled gaming beast sat on a white plastic desk. It just wouldn’t look right. This being said, the design of the gaming desk ranks quite high when we select the best gaming desks out there.
Features & Price
Finally, we come to the last, and for some, the most important aspect of any hardware addition, the features and price section.
I’ve combined these 2 categories into one as I feel anyone can acquire a desk packed with features if they spend enough money. However, what separates a lot of desks, is how good the features to price ratio is.
A desk worth $500 with 6 features is going to be much less desirable than a desk worth $300 with 5. It’s all about finding the right balance between good, quality features, and an affordable price tag.
Some cool features that appear in our recommended desks are as follows:
- Additional holders
- Microfibre waterproof skin
- Wireless RGB controllers
- Adjustable height controller
- Cable management
- Ergonomic design
For most, this is the hardest part when purchasing new items, fear not though. The team spends countless hours browsing, purchasing, and testing hardware offerings available to make sure the recommendations we provide are up-to-date and accurate. If there is value to be sniffed out, they’re the guys to do it.
With that, we feel that all of our desk recommendations have been carefully considered using these 3(4) areas as a good benchmark.
Best Arozzi Gaming Desk Review
Great cable management
Desk-sized mouse pad
Can’t adjust to standing height
You can just tell when you come across a premium piece of furniture. Most of us are probably used to cheap desks, old desks and desks not really designed for the purpose we use them for. To be honest mine in my home office consists of two $15 Ikea desks in an L-Shape, which is fine because it fits my space perfectly.
So often, desk choice comes down to the space you have available as well as the funds, but if you can cover both areas and get hold of an Arena you will love it. Its all-metal construction makes it sturdy enough for all purposes and the fact that it is height-adjustable (manually, see the Moto below if you want a mechanized version) could be a real boon to some people. You can’t really turn it into a satisfactory standing desk if you are tall, but there’s enough give to get those troublesome chair arms under it and out of the way.
The Arena is held up with sturdy steel legs that are height adjustable up to 10cm (3.9inches). There are also four balance adjustment knobs below the legs to prevent the desk from wobbling so it can adapt to your personal environment.
The Arena has a myriad of other features which show the careful attention to detail of Arozzi’s Swedish design team. Those features include the design of the custom mouse pad which has a microfiber cloth surface that is water-resistant and machine washable. The mousepad’s edges are stitched and the pad is 5 mm thick to maximize user comfort. Finally, the whole mousepad weighs an impressive seven pounds (3.2 kg) which together with the non-slip underside means it is impervious to any random movement over the surface.
Cable management is a dream too. The Arena has three cut-outs on top of the surface that lead to a mesh basket that tightly held against the underside of the desktop for cable management. This system is easier to manage, out of the way, and looks great.
One of the best features is the huge full-surface mousepad. The entire surface of the Arena desk is covered with an interchangeable microfiber mousepad on top of a tough MDF board. The mousepad is specially designed to custom fit the curved 14 sq. ft. (1.31 sq. meters) Arena desk with an anti-slip rubber bottom to ensure that it stays in place. You can wash it if you spill any on it and it is here really where the chosen flash of color comes in.
At just over $300 this is not a small investment but it is a premium and desirable gaming surface that has been well-thought-out and you certainly don’t get the feeling you have paid over the odds for it.
Great cable management
Ideal for smaller spaces
Desk-sized mouse pad
Too small for many
So we don’t all live in mansions and if a poky little apartment is your current lot in life, but you still crave a really good desk with a premium feel to it, the Leggaro could solve a lot of your problems in one fell swoop. The Arena Leggero was designed based on the original Arena Desk with the same high-quality but with a smaller surface of 114x72cm. Ideal for those who don’t need the extra-large surface space or live in smaller living spaces.
It still features all the great things that made us love the Arena, but, well, just trimmed down. The machine-washable and water-resistant full-surface mousepad is included (in one of three colors – slightly less choice than the other Arena models) and the cable management is included with cut-out holes and an under-desk mesh pocket – just bear in mind its a smaller desk to there is less room for your rat’s nest of wires to get tucked successfully away out of sight.
The desk height is also fixed at 28.5 inches (72.5cm) – it’s a shame the adjustability of the bigger models wasn’t included, but it retains the balance adjustment knobs to prevent wobble at least.
The Legarro is cheaper and smaller, and if you need your desk to be either of those things, it’s ideal, but in truth, we would rarely recommend it over the Arena.
Motorized height adjustment
Can be used sitting or standing
Includes wow-factor for free
Desk-sized mouse pad
Okay, so a desk which changes its form at the press of a button is a bit Batcave/James Bond but if you are somebody who has spent many a year typing away in front of a desk in a variety of uncomfortable chairs, publishing your back and spine, then you might well know how nice it is to be able to stand up once in a while and work. Standing desks are becoming more and more popular for their health benefits, but what the Arena Moto offers is the ability to choose between the two on a whim. Studies suggest that alternating from sitting to standing can provide multiple health benefits and boost productivity.
Twin motors ensure the desk won’t struggle to lift the loads you place on top of it and four different, customizable height settings can be accessed from the control panel at the front and you can make further adjustments with the Up and Down arrows to get things perfect for you. You can therefore easily set a height for standing and one for sitting. Just make sure if your PC is under the desk that your cables are long enough to avoid a disaster!
A headset hanger is included with the Arena Moto. It can be attached underneath the desk on the right or left side depending on where the display is placed. Cable management is also covered well. The Arena Moto has three cut-outs on top of the surface that leads to a mesh basket that tightly held against the underside of the desktop for cable management. This system is easier to manage, out of the way, and looks great.
The entire surface of the Arena Moto desk is covered with an interchangeable microfiber mousepad on top of a tough MDF board. The mousepad is specially designed to custom fit the curved 14 sq. ft. (1.31 sq. meters) Arena Moto desk with an anti-slip rubber bottom to ensure that it stays in place.
The full-surface mousepad is also water-resistant, making clean up easy and simple. If you wish to have a more thorough cleaning, just throw in your machine washer at a low temperature & air-dry afterward.
We love the Arena Moto. It’s technology that isn’t a gimmick and that’s always a good thing. It’s a shame it cost will take it out of the realm of most people. This and a decent gaming chair will set you back the best part of a $1000. But what price comfort and health?
What is too big for a gaming desk?
It’s an interesting question because I’m not sure you can go too big? Maybe one that physically doesn’t fit inside of your house? No, jokes aside, there is a range that I consider to be the optimal surface width for a gaming monitor, and that’s roughly between 65″ and 75″.
Why is that? Well, a computer gaming desk needs to be practical and functional, as mentioned above. A desk of 65″ will accommodate 2 – 3 monitors and a huge mousemat meaning it can be tailored to literally every gamer’s needs. A 75″ will accommodate the same triple monitor setup, however, it will also be able to house your PC on top as well. This is great for streamers that want to show off their cool RGB dazzling rigs respectively. Anything over this will be a little OTT in my opinion.
Does a gaming desk improve your gaming?
That really depends on what type of game you’re playing in my opinion. If like me, you’re an avid FPS gamer then I definitely think a larger desk is going to improve your overall gameplay. I used a small crowded desk back in the day, it was garbage. However, once I had upgraded to a larger desk, it gave me peace of mind and more confidence meaning I could focus on in-game stuff and have fewer distractions out of game.
Other game platforms won’t benefit like FPS does, however, it will make the gaming experience more enjoyable so that might have a knock on effect.
Should I be Worried About Load Capacity?
In short, yes.
I mean, most desks out there about going to be able to handle the weight of your generic monitor and desktop computer. However, if you want to upgrade to some heavier components or a dual monitor setup down the road, you might find yourself struggling to accommodate the extra weight.
Just keep it in the back of your mind when purchasing a desk, if it holds 40-60kg.. I would probably reconsider.
It makes sense that as people upgrade their chairs to extra-comfy gaming chairs that the next thing to start looking at is the desk, but if you are a manufacturer, how do you make your desk stand out. Fundamentally it just consists of legs and a slab of reconstituted wood right? Well, Arozzi is trying to mix things up and get to the forefront of this emerging market but thinking about what PC gamers actually want and need. Great cable management, massive surfaces for your mouse, and even the potential of being able to adjust the height of your surface on a whim are all catered for here.
We love the Moto version of the Arena, it’s very cool indeed and probably where a lot of desks in the next ten years are headed. The ability to hit a button and have the height transform in front of you to a standing desk is nice. Of course, it introduced moving parts and potential breaking down issues that never really featured in desks before. It won’t be great when those motors eventually pack in if you are that unfortunate, but it offers – for a price a really good alternative to hunching down uncomfortably over a set height.
The original Arena is also height adjustable, albeit a pain in the backside if you have all your ear over it as it is manual. The Leggaro – the cheapest and indeed smallest model, forsakes all that and in doing so, loses a lot of the uniqueness of the other two models.
None of the desks here are exactly what I would call ‘cheap’ – you can come up with a solution for far fewer dollars but these are premium pieces of gaming furniture and you are going to have to stump up for that.
If money is no object the Moto is great, failing that, get the Arena. If you absolutely must have an Arozzi desk and you have a small space only, then the Legarro is for you, but don’t just get it to cheap out as the others are better.