Realspace� Magellan Performance Collection L Desk, 30H x 70 9/10W x 23 1/5D, Cherry
Very good purchase....
Strong , Elegant & looks awesome !
July 6, 2014
Comfortable, but some quality issues exist.
As this desk is extremely comfortable to work at, I would love to give this product a Five Star review, but some quality issues take this sturdy desk down a few of notches.
First the good points. As mentioned, its very comfortable, especially for a big guy like me. The bend in the desk is nice and wide, so I'm able to sit in front of the keyboard/monitor without feeling squished. Also, there is not much to block me from stretching out my legs, so it never feels cramped.
The instructions for putting the desk together are fairly clear, but the standout feature is the assembly hardware, which is packaged by steps. Even though this desk is a monster (especially when you add in the hutch) assembly was fairly easy, since the hardware was laid out so nicely.
Unfortunately, there are some quality and quality control issues with this desk. First, while the desk is structurally sound, the veneer on top of the particle board is extremely delicate. The desk had some scratches out of the box, and anything harder than soft plastic tends to leave a mark, with very little pressure. After only one day of light use, the desk looks well used. Also the molding along a few of the edges was cracked and peeling off out of the box. To be fair, I have not called the company to see if they would replace the damaged parts, but in any case, I do not savor the idea of taking the desk apart to make any repairs.
In what appeared to be a great time saver, the rails for the drawers came pre attached. For me, getting the drawer rails installed and lined up properly is always the hardest part about building a desk. I was ecstatic to see them pre-assembled. However, after about a half hour of frustration in getting the drawers to fit, I realized that two of the four sets of rails had been installed backwards. It was an easy fix, but extremely frustrating none the less.
My only two other issues with this desk is that there is no room under the desk for a computer. The back support on both sides are too shallow and too low to allow tower computer to fit. It must be placed outside the desk. Also (and this pertains to the matching hutch), there are no cutouts for any cables in the hutch, even though they perfectly fit things like cable modems, cable boxes, and routers. This is easily fixed, but it would have been nice for some pre-cut holes.
So because of these issues, I am unable to give this desk the review I would like. Based strictly on comfort and looks, this product would easily get five stars, but the unfortunate issues I listed bring an otherwise good product down to two stars.
June 28, 2014
Very nice looking desk. It is big with lots of storage and room for organization. Price was good.
June 20, 2014
Love this desk
I don't write reviews often, but this is one of those things that you feel like you have to. I love this desk.
Well, before I go on, let me explain what I use it for. I have a custom built desktop with two monitors on the desk, a printer in the slide out side of things, and files and random stuff in the other drawers. I don't use the outlets on the circular part because I haven't seen any need for them. Maybe if I had my monitors wall mounted, I'd see more of a reason to use them. I still think it's cool that they're there.
So... onto things I like:
I love how roomy it is. I could twirl around in my chair all day and not hit either side of the desk. I really like all of the drawers and the fact that there's a place to put your printer to keep your desk clean. The laminated top of the desk makes it really easy to clean.
Things I don't like:
With the rails of the drawers of the desk, you have to be really careful not to mess those up because the drawers are really hard to take out again once you do. Other than that, I don't really have any complaints.
June 12, 2014