Cooper XXL Large Folding Table & Laptop Desk
Amazon

Stylish and Portable Desks That Let You Work Anywhere You Want

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Cooper XXL Large Folding Table & Laptop Desk
Amazon

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In the past year, a lot has changed about how we work. Many of us now toil from our home offices — if we're lucky to have the extra room — but we can also work from the kitchen table, the couch, the patio, even in bed if we're just not feeling it. This does, however, require a portable desk if we're trying to work without frustration. From folding laptop desks that can be carried under one arm to those with features like adjustable height or wheels, these portable desks take into account both form and function.


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Inbox Zero 2-Tier Folding Computer Desk
Wayfair

Inbox Zero 2-Tier Folding Computer Desk

$125 on Wayfair

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If you're looking for a foldable portable desk that you can move around the house yet put away when not in use, this chic model — which comes in a fully white version, a black-and white option, and a white-and-wood design — gets solid reviews. A second-tier shelf gives you a place for extra storage. Buyers say its minimal footprint is great for small spaces, and that it's easy to fold and unfold.


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Collapsible Folding Laptop Desk
West Elm
Björkåsen Laptop Stand
Ikea

Björkåsen Laptop Stand

$25 from Ikea

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Buyers give this portable desk high marks for being easy to assemble, lightweight enough to move easily around the house, and easy to fold down and pack away when not in use. Features include adjustable height, a top that tilts, and a cup holder. The desk comes in turquoise, beige, and anthracite.


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Bräda Laptop Support
Ikea
Asltoy Foldable Laptop Desk
Amazon

Asltoy Foldable Laptop Desk

$35 from Amazon

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This portable laptop desk might be small, but it has a lot of features packed in, including a side for your laptop and a side for a mousepad and drink (with a cup holder). The laptop side tilts to four different levels for maximum ergonomics, and the desk comes in three different styles. Bonus: It doubles as a serving tray for weekend breakfast conferences in bed.


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Cooper XXL Large Folding Table & Laptop Desk
Amazon

Cooper XXL Large Folding Table & Laptop Desk

$70 from Amazon

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Another option for those of you who enjoy working in bed, this one doesn't tilt, but it does have other noteworthy features, such as a side drawer, a book/tablet stand, and a phone holder. The desk itself is large enough to hold a laptop of virtually any size, and it comes in black and white oak finishes. 


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Emma and Oliver Mobile Laptop Computer Desk
Target

Emma and Oliver Mobile Laptop Computer Desk

$70 from Target

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This portable laptop desk on wheels can be raised or lowered with the press of a lever so that you can stand or sit while working. A half-moon-shaped work surface lets you inch the desk closer to you, and it comes in a maple or rustic walnut design. 


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Portable Height-Adjustable Rolling Laptop Desk
Walmart

Portable Height-Adjustable Rolling Laptop Desk

$47 from Walmart

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If you'd like the option to work from the bedroom on occasion, this portable desk is designed so that a user can roll it alongside a bed to use it there, while also having a couple of shelves that make it a great bedside table as well. Other features include lockable wheels, adjustable height, and a rounded-corner design (just in case you're accident-prone). 


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Costway Rolling Portable Notebook Table
Walmart
Modern Wood Scaffolding Desk
Etsy

Modern Wood Scaffolding Desk

$137 and up from Etsy

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This handcrafted standing desk has a design that buyers love, plus it comes in a range of different sizes and heights so you can customize it to your own work-from-home situation. Constructed out of birch and maple, reviewers give it rave remarks, with enthusiastic comments like, "hands down the best thing I've bought all year" being relatively common. 


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Wooden Portable Lap Desk
Etsy

Wooden Portable Lap Desk

$76 from Etsy

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Not every desk needs bells and whistles like an adjustable height or tilt functionality. If you're just looking for something to plop your laptop on while sitting on the couch or lying in bed, this wood version from Etsy seller Valiai Design may be just the right thing. It can be ordered in ash, oak, or walnut. 


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Portable Wooden Computer Tray with Mousepad
Etsy

Portable Wooden Computer Tray with Mousepad

$97 and up from Etsy

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This oiled oak laptop desk is pretty basic at first sight, but its features bring it to next-level functionality. These include a built-in mouse pad, separate slots for a laptop, tablet, phone, and other desk accessories, and you can order it with engraving and ventilation hole customization, too. It gets stellar reviews from buyers who note that it is attractive and a "fantastic addition" to a mobile office. 


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Mind Reader Mobile Sitting/Standing Desk
Amazon

Mind Reader Mobile Sitting/Standing Desk

$80 from Amazon

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This portable desk on wheels has shelves for a desktop, a monitor, and a keyboard, or you can use it with a laptop and have extra space for office accessories. It can be used for sitting or standing, and it comes in a few different color options, including a fun shade of pink. 


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LapGear Compact Lap Desk
Amazon

LapGear Compact Lap Desk

$12 from Amazon

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If you're looking to not spend a whole lot on something you can use at home, at the coffee shop, or anywhere else, this portable lap desk gets great reviews and comes in six colors. Dual bolster cushions keep your lap from overheating and a carrying handle makes this easy to tote around.


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Cubiker 40" Folding Computer Desk
Amazon
Cory Folding Desk
Urban Outfitters

Cory Folding Desk

$189 from Urban Outfitters

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If the attractiveness of portability is that you stow away your desk when it's not in use, this MDF wood option is a stylish option. It has a drawer and cubby holes for keeping things like earbuds, charging cords, and blue-light blocking glasses, plus plenty of space for a laptop. 


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