I am a huge fan of sit to stand desks. I think once you start using one, it is much like going from a normal keyboard to a mechanical keyboard, it is really hard to go back. My first experience with a sit to stand desk was the Autonomous Smart Desk 2.0 and I’ve been hooked ever since. Both this desk and the Smart Desk 2.0 are right around the same price so after using them both I feel a comparison is in order.
First let’s talk about assembly. While the Smart Desk 2.0 actually has more parts to put together I feel like its assembly was easier. The main reason for this is the hex rod on the VertDesk v3. It was a real pain getting it to line up with the holes on each of the legs, especially if you don’t have an adjustable wrench. I’m not sure how they could change this part of the installation, but if they could it would make installation a hell of a lot easier.
As far as the quality goes I would have to give it to the VertDesk v3. This thing is built like a rock and is extremely sturdy. If you plan on having your tower on your desk this is definitely the desk to go with. It really does not wobble or anything at all. The actual desk piece is thicker too. I actually have no problems standing on the VertDesk v3.
When it comes to price the Smart Desk 2.0 is more affordable. The SmartDesk 2.0 starts at $299 whereas the VertDesk v3 starts at $517.99.
I think that the VertDesk v3 is a solid choice if you are looking for an electric sit to stand desk. It is definitely one of the more sturdy desks you are going to find. It is offered in many different desk styles and colors so you can really customize and design the desk to your liking. The only thing I wish was easier was the installation, which we ran into a few issues with. Overall ThinkComputers gives the VertDesk v3 Electric Sit Stand Desk an 8 out of 10 score.
– Lots of different options to customize your desk
– Very solid and sturdy
– Easy to follow instructions
– Up and down movement is quite fast
– Ran into some issues with installation
– Programmable remote not part of the main package
– Not as affordable as other options out there