Lately I didn’t have much to write on technology, but I had upgraded my own desktop setup. It was more of like going from I didn’t care to I really did care, and you’ll know what I mean by looking at the pictures below.
The story goes, I had the old desktop setup since a year and half ago or so. When I first bought my desktop PC, I had no proper table for the monitor. Instead of buying a proper PC table, I decided to use whatever available. At first, I was able to place the keyboard and a small monitor on a small dressing table which had been an ad hoc storage space for junks. Unfortunately, the small monitor I had went bad, and so I bought a 27″ monitor. The 27″ monitor had a huge base, and so I could not place the keyboard and the monitor on the same dressing table. As usual, I used whatever was available and so I brought up a removable part of a leather couch downstair into my room, placed the 27″ monitor’s box (i.e., the box which packaged the monitor) on top of it, and lastly the keyboard would go on top of the 27″ monitor’s box. When playing video games that required me to hammer my keyboard rapidly, the keyboard setup portion would slide a little. Finally, I had it with a ghetto setup, I decided to shop for a PC table. I found one on Amazon, and the rest was history.
The table I purchased from Amazon was Modern Glass & Steel Frame Computer Desk. Amazon delivered it fast, but when I opened it, I did find few scratches on few parts that made up the lower portion of the table. Luckily, the glass top was fine and had not a single scratch. All the parts were available, but few screws were already screwed into some parts. Since few screws had already attached to the some parts I thought the table had missing screws as the manual told me to look for a bag with part label for such screws. Luckily, when I took a look at the parts and the screws were all there. The manual itself was with brief explanation and images were available in each step to demonstrate which part should go with what. The whole table was easy to put together except for the part where I had to put together the keyboard pull-out attachment. The manual did not explain how to put together the keyboard pull-out attachment all that well at all, and the pictures were confusing. Nonetheless, I was able to figure out on my own how to do so. (The manual has a warning which tells you not to use solvent to clean parts of the table, but you need to use water and soap to clean all parts of the table.)
I have to say, I’m very satisfied with the table since I purchased it for only $120 (i.e., rounding up the number and not to be exact). The table is cheap but it has the look of being expensive. I tested my sister and asked her how much she would think I had paid for the table, and she said around $200 or more. I smiled and said no way, it was only $120. I loved that my sister thought the table was cost more than its actual value (i.e., being relative since when I bought it was only $120). So to end this blog post, I’m happy to have a new desktop setup which had cost me only around $120. Oh, you can’t even find the scratches on the lower portion of the table unless you craw under the table and know where to look for them.
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