This desk is very attractive and obviously a quality product. But, as other reviewers have noted, the mouse pad is installed in a cheap manner. Mine went flying across the room when I freed the lap desk from its plastic wrapping. The cheap wooden dowel used to fasten it in place had broken, making the mouse pad useless. Since I have a 13 in. MacBook Pro, I have plenty of room on the desktop itself, so I discarded the mouse pad in spite of my husband's offer to repair it. The problem with the mouse pad led to my rating of 4 stars instead of 5. Other than that, I think it's the best lap desk I've had so far. The padding is just right and keeps the desk very comfortable. The desk might be a bit over priced, but I'd recommend it for the beautiful cherry wood top and ample lap padding.