LapWorks Laptop Desk UltraLite review: LapWorks Laptop Desk UltraLite

CNET Editors' Rating

3.5 stars Very good
  • Overall: 7.0
  • Design: 7.0
  • Features: 7.0
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The Good Small and light; extra room for a mouse.

The Bad Not sturdy enough; limited heat dissipation.

The Bottom Line It may not protect from heat as much as thicker laptop desks do, but the LapWorks Laptop Desk UltraLite scores points for being small and thin enough to fit into any laptop bag.

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LapWorks Laptop Desk UltraLite

Laptop users are often at the mercy of their machines, enduring singed legs and overheated laps as computer temperatures creep ever higher. There are a wide variety of laptop desks on the market designed to provide a portable work surface and shield users from sizzling systems. The $29.99 LapWorks Laptop Desk UltraLite is thin and light enough not to weigh you down, but it's heat-dissipating properties are not as good as some other devices we've tested.

Measuring 22 inches wide by 10.75 inches deep by 0.25 inch thick, the UltraLite has ample room for most laptops, plus it has a textured surface on each end for use with a mouse. For maximum cooling, it can fold in half and sit at an angle, allowing for air to move underneath the system. This raises the back of your laptop about three inches from the table (or your lap), and this was how we set up the UltraLite for our test.

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LapWorks Laptop Desk UltraLite

Part Number: LTDUL Released: Jan 1, 2007
Low Price: $19.90 See all prices

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  • Release date Jan 1, 2007
  • Color gray
    steel gray
  • Weight 14.6 oz