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Handy table and easy to assemble
 from Metro Detroit, MI,  Jul 31, 2008

This is a handy little laptop table that's really easy to assemble -- it just takes a few minutes. I got the Anthracite finish, which is a dark grey with light grey speckle. (If you plan to spend a lot of time lying on the floor underneath the table, you should know that the Anthracite table is NOT grey underneath -- it has a laminated woodgrain finish on the underside which will show if you have the main platform tilted all the way. NBD for me because I bought this more for function than form -- and I'm not planning on using it in the "public" areas of my home, but this might bother someone else.) The tilt feature on the main platform is nice (and secure), plus there are rails on both the front and back edges to keep your laptop from sliding off (especially if you've managed to lose the little rubber "feet" on your laptop like I always do!) Having the rails on both sides means you can use the table facing left or right as needed, because the tilt extends in both directions as well. I have a 17-in laptop and the main platform holds it with room to spare. (I use my laptop on top of a cooling fan platform which raises it up about 1-in. I've found that the first tilt setting on the table, about 30-degrees, is most comfortable. The rail holds the cooling fan platform in place, and the rubber feet on top of my cooling fan platform -- which I Gorilla Glued in place -- keep my laptop from moving.) The smaller mouse tray does not tilt, but I can't see why you'd need it to. It's adequately sized for a peripheral mouse, copy holder, supplies, or the snack and beverage I'm probably going to spill on my keyboard in a few minutes. I had two small problems during assembly -- the bolt assembly for the tilt mechanism was stripped, and there was a scrape in the finish on top of one of the leg pieces (that I didn't find until I had unpacked everything). The scrape was clearly a mfr defect and not shipping damage, because the package had arrived in perfect shape and all the parts were packaged quite well. I decided I could live with the scrape, but I needed the bolt, so I called the mfr's 800# on the front of the assembly instructions where it said "If you have any questions about assembly." I got through to a very nice woman -- in this country -- right away, and she sent me out a new bolt assembly (she just needed to know the Fedex/UPS shipping confirmation # from my original order, and I didn't even have to give her my shipping info because she already had it from dropshipping for Overstock). I decided to mention the scraped foot too, and she was kind enough to send me a new one. I got the new parts in about 5 days and they were perfect! Overall this is a nice little laptop table and I'm very happy with my purchase.

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