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      14.02.2012 12:46
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      Brilliant little adjustable, portable laptop table

      The Ikea Dave laptop table is a brilliant little item. We bought just the one initially, but invariably a fight would break out over who was using it, so we ended up going back and buying another one!

      The Dave laptop table comes in three different colours; red, white and black. We have a red one and a black one. And it costs just £17.99.

      The laptop table does require self assembly (like 99% of Ikea products), but this was easy enough, my husband took around 30 minutes to assemble each laptop table. The only tool that you will need is a cross head screwdriver.

      The laptop table is height adjustable between 52cm and 81 cm, and the angle of the table top itself can be inclined to suit your needs - from a flat horizontal top down to quite a steep angle towards you.
      To adjust the height of table up and down you just loosen the handle on the table leg, slide the table up or down to the required height, and then tighten the handle again to secure the table in that position.
      To adjust the incline of the table top you just unclick the clasp underneath the table top, adjust the table top to the incline that you require, and then click the clasp shut again to lock the table top in that position.

      A word of warning though, do not leave your laptop unattended on the laptop table when it is steeply inclined towards you. I did this and came back to find that it had slid off the table. Luckily the table was over the sofa at the time, so my laptop just slid onto the sofa and was fine. I dread to think what state it would have been in had it crashed onto the wooden floor.

      This is a perfect portable little table, it is fairly lightweight, and it has a handle in the top of the table to enable you to carry it around easily enough. We use these in the living room sat at the sofa, in the bedroom pulled up to the side of the bed, in the study sat on an easy chair, outside in the garden.
      These have been a brilliant purchase, we get loads of use out of them, you can just use your laptop safely anywhere. I'm not a fan of using my laptop on my knee, it's uncomfortable, plus it overheats.

      I have a 12 inch laptop, and there is plenty of room for this and an external mouse on the laptop table. The table top is 60cm wide, and 50cm deep.

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        05.01.2012 13:25
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        Dave- not the best around, but tries its best to impress

        I bought this laptop table a year ago as I needed a compact, small table that I could use in my small bedroom and move around. This laptop table is the perfect size if you want something to move around (especially with the handy, handle-shaped hole in the table top) or fit into box type/small rooms but its durability is something to question.

        Dave is flatpacked, like many other items, which makes it easy to take home in your car and take it into whatever room you want (including the attic). The table isn't too difficult to build and only takes 15-20 mins (max) and definently less if you have experience of building flatpack items (as I do :P ).

        The table comes in 3 colours (black, red and white), it also came in a blue colour but I believe has been discontinued now as I didn't find it when I was purchasing mine.

        Dave is made up of mostly a thick plastic material that is definently quite durable looking and the middle 'pole' is actually metal which also convinced me to buy it. However, the major issue with this laptop table is that the joining bracket to connect the base to the table top is, also, made of plastic and I feel this affects its durability.

        Dave, unfortunately, became very rickety after a fortnight. I do feel that this was partly my fault because I tried to pile as many things as I could on top of it- heavy books plus laptop etc. However, I also think that the construction of the table, with its plastic brackets contributed to its lack of durability because, when I replaced the plastic bracket with my own, metal one, it performed much better.

        Therefore, I do not want to criticise Dave too much because it was as faithful, as it could be. However, I definently think IKEA needs to replace the plastic bracket, I think this a definite design error.

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        17.08.2011 19:10

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        Great table that looks like its worth more than the price.

        This table is small enough to fit in many spaces, and it looks very modern, so could even be used as part of the decór of a room. You are able to adjust the height depending on where you are sitting easily enough, and also tilt to provide easier access to the laptop. It is light enough to be carried up or down the stairs easily enough. I have had no experience building any flatpack furniture, and I had no problems with putting it together well enough myself. It is also quite useful for children to do their homework on. The table does not have an option so as that you can fold it neatly away, though as previously stated, the table is not that offensive, and does take the strain of having to have a laptop on your knee all the time. It is also very good value for money, as I have not seen any other laptop tables that can really compare price-wise.

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        19.04.2011 16:59
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        Great value, well built product.

        As I do all my work on a laptop I am always on the lookout for new and innovative products to make my time on the laptop more enjoyable and manageable. On a recent visit to Ikea I came across their 'Dave' Laptop Table, which is a table designed specifically to accommodate your laptop. The table has a fully adjustable height and angle of inclination function and is therefore easy to make comfortable for whoever uses it. Instead of sitting with the laptop on my knees and quickly having aching shoulders and neck I now sit down in much more comfort with Dave. A single spindle supports the table top and from this branches a trio of legs offering maximum support. You might have noticed the handle in one of the corners of the worktop, and the reason for tis is very simple. The handle is for carrying Dave about with you and the top can be folded down for easy transport and storage. Costing just £15.31 from Ikea, Dave is available in three colours, red, black and also white. I chose the black one to match my laptop and accessories, although the other colours also look very smart too.

        The table is wipe clean and the top is made from fibreboard and is epoxy/polyester powder coated. The base (legs) are made from reinforced polymide plastic, as is the lock mechanism.

        As Dave is fully adjustable it suits my needs and those of others. Spending long periods of time with a laptop on your knees isn't ideal, so Dave is a great companion for when I am on my laptop. Dave is also great as a coffee table, though I wouldn't let Dave hold my drinks at the same time as my laptop to prevent accidents. The surface of the table is large enough to accommodate all laptop sizes and feels sturdy enough to withstand hard daily use.

        Ikea have sold the Dave laptop stand for a number of years now and I would definitely recommend them to anyone who uses a laptop regularly. Obviously a table is much better, but if you want to go online in front of the TV in an evening then this product is ideal.

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          22.02.2011 09:26

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          would recommend this table to you all especially for this price

          We went out and got this table in white for use with our laptop for a very reasonable price of about £15 which if you looked for a similar product you would usually pay at least double that. we took it home and out of the box to put together we found it very easy to put together and only took 10 minutes of our time

          I love the fact that you can adjust this table to the height you want it and also adjust the angle of the table by pressing in a little lever underneath you can have it flat or tilted towards yourself

          it is a very useful table and even when we are not using it for our laptop we tend to use it for other things for example my son has used it to sit and do his homework on and also in our bedroom at the side of our bed for a while when we didnt have a bedside table

          it is all in all a good all round multi purpose table which is brilliantly made for using your laptops on instead of using your lap that also comes in several different colour choices so you can choose one to match the decor

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          11.11.2010 11:43
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          I use a laptop, I have for a few years now and I often found it was not very comfortable on my lap, I did not like the feel of it as I had been used to a desk top PC, and so I then used my table I use in my bedroom when I am not feeling too well and it is one of those that go under the bed for disabled people like myself, and it is a good table and I use it along side the one I am reviewing today.

          This one was one I saw on a visit to Ikea, it was only priced at £14.99, I thought it looked lovely for my needs, it is quite a light table, the one I have is a red colour, it is also available in white and black too, it is a very sturdy table, it is kind of the shape of a triangle, it is made from fibreboard, it has a kind of plastic coating, which can easily be wiped clean with a damp cloth, it cleans nicely and takes no time at all.

          It is adjustable for the height that you prefer, and it sits on a nice steel tubular stand, which has fork feet, it can be also adjusted to tilt so you can see your laptop perfectly at the angle you prefer, the laptop sits nicely onto the top of it, I have found it does not move, but I am very careful when I get up that I do not move onto it, as I have once before moved against a laptop and it has fell off the table lol, but this stand is a very good one used with caution, as it is advisable with all laptops.

          It measures 60cm width , and 50cm depth, it is a maximum height of 81cm and minimum height of 52cm and the maximum weight of 6kg, I find it is just the right measurements for my laptop, and I have found it very useful and very comfortable to use, it is a lovely table for the low price, and it is easy to store when not in use, as I often put it into a cupboard when my grandson arrives at my home, and I leave the laptop on the table and it is fine, I always take the laptop off the table when I am transporting it around my home as I do not want to drop my laptop again lol.

          I think this table is quite stylish too and the available colours would certainly suit most households in my opinion, I chose the red as it is one of my favourite colours, but each colour I think would be most peoples taste, I have found this one is nice and light for me to move around too, with little effort needed, and I think it would look very nice in any home or in a young teenagers bedroom too.

          I recommend this one to buy and for the price it is a very good quality table and for the price I think it is a bargain, the only problem with this table is who fights to use it in the home first lol, and I think it would be a lovely gift for a loved one for Christmas or gift, as I think most people would love this one and it is so affordable too.

          I give this 5 stars.

          Thank you for reading my review.

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            30.09.2010 20:41
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            Recommended for home workers and net addicts

            I bought this table as I often work from home, and find that I get uncomfortable sitting at the desk in my study for a full work day.

            The height of the desk is very easily adjustable and you can secure it at a particular height without worrying about it suddenly giving way and shooting down to your knees. There is also a lever which allows you to adjust the tilt of the table, which is particularly useful when you are typing a lot as it allows more comfortable positioning of your arms.

            There is sufficient room on the table for some use of a mouse next to the laptop, however you would be pushed for space if you wanted to use an attachable keyboard with your laptop.

            Although I am sure it is not part of its intended use, my partner often uses it as a dinner table! Due to the ease of height adjustment this isnt really a problem - just so long as you dont use the tilt!!

            I would recommend buying this if you plan to use a laptop in your living room whilst sitting in a chair not designed for office use - I myself often use an Ikea Poang! It is cheap, but seems durable - I have had mine for around a year now and it is still as strong as it was when I bought it. This was also very easy to assemble.

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            22.09.2010 21:59
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            A decent cheap item

            When I am using a computer such as a laptop I tend to either have it on my lap or on a computer desk but recently I wanted something smaller and Ikea was offering this Dave Laptop Table and I thought it would be a good investment.

            Inside the store they featured a laptop which seemed a regular size sitting perfectly on the table and I just assumed it would be good for me as well. My Dave table however is not in the blue which is currently on the picture but in a nice white colour.

            The assembly was simple which is exactly what you want and the item itself stands on 3 legs which come out of the middle section. The top of the item is kind of hard to explain but it is not square as most people might assume or even circular it is an oval shape but has many curves around the edges.

            After a few weeks I began using the lever which is underneath the item and I found it was really easy to move and it seemed a really good bargain at £14 and I just thought what a good item it was. Recently however after a few months the colour has begun to disappear on the service with the white seeming to chip away when only my mouse does any movements on the table.

            I have found the product losing stability with the legs seeming to move often and this is not due to a floor which is unstable or not even this is due to the product.

            There are good points and this is the ability to make the table go up and down and tilt to an angle which suits you in a sitting position and the legs of the item can hide under sofas and beds depending where you use it. I just think the price sort of reflects some of the issues I have had with the item.

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            11.08.2010 12:34
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            Great table, cost effective and has many uses

            This table has started a bit of a "Dave" craze in my family. Not only is buying a table named after my brother in law amazing, it is also a great product.
            I live in quite a small flat with my husband, baby boy, 2 cats and a lizard so space is precious. We needed somewhere for me to work from home after maternity leave and while a I could have sat at the dining table, it was not the right height or comfort to sustain and 8 hour day without being ready to cry at the end of it.
            The table is compact enough that it now doubles up as an end table and "TV Dinner" table when not needed for work. The ability to slope the surface makes working on a laptop far easier on the hands and arms. The feet slide straight under the sofa allowing my posture to be correct when working.
            We ended up getting a second one so my husband and I could eat and informal dinner together without getting the big table out. After my mum came to visit she found it was perfect for her to use also as the ability to bring it close helped her back pain. She ended up buying one for her, my grandma and my brother all of whom rave about it!
            Coming in 4 colours; black, blue, white and red, you have the opportunity to mix and match to your own home or laptop if desired! I dare say this product will continue to be released in various colours in the future.
            It is easy to put together however one thing I would say is retain the alan key as it has a tendancy to loosen up if used often but for £15 who can complain!

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              03.07.2009 06:22
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              A really nice simple yet stylish and useful product

              One thing I love about shopping at Ikea is the names, and when I seen a table called Dave I told my now wife we would have to have one at some point. This was a long running joke, but in the end we did buy one (in black) and it has proved an excellent decision.

              It's designed as a laptop table, which it's perfect for as it's height adjustable and the legs are to the back side of the table meaning it will fit at the side of a sofa or in front allowing the legs to go under the sofa while the laptop is put infront of you as close as you like.

              The table can also be angled down, which again is brilliant for use of the laptop. It's also excellent to use as a general side table for putting your tea and coffee on, having a very hard finish this never marks up and is wipeable.

              This is a very inexpensive item and one with hundereds of practical uses (our is now in my wfie's tattoo studio to put her inks and equipment) it's a must for our home.

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                16.06.2009 17:34
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                value for money solution to working on a laptop.

                I really needed a table to work from when I was using my laptop, and I didn't exactly have enough room for a desk, nor did I want to have such a fixed working point. When I saw this in Ikea for £15, I felt it was really worth splashing out, because not only did it look good in the various colours, but it was very easy to move around and didn't cost the earth.

                Sometimes when you buy things from Ikea you worry about putting them together, but I was pleasantly surprised with this and I didn't even need to get help from a handyman friend! It was up and running within minutes and could be used right away. The top surface has a handle bit cut into it, which I suppose is actually to feed your wires through so that they don't get in the way, but I actually use this to move the table around as and when I need to. It's also quite a grippy surface which is excellent, because it means that mr. laptop doesn't go sliding around all over the place. You feel safe with your expensive computer on this, although it is a touch flimsy at times and could do with being stronger.

                Being available in several colours, there is really room for this in most decors, making it an ideal choice if you haven't got loads of room, or if you just want an extra little table handy for laptop usage. It's certainly value for money, although I would say that it could do with being a bit stronger.

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                16.11.2008 14:14
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                Good buy overall.

                I injured my back at work and was flat out for several weeks and pretty miserable. I was desperate to use my laptop and connect to the web and forums I use but could not sit comfortably at all.

                A friend recommended I get a Dave from Ikea so the hubby was duly dispatched and a blue one was purchased. I loved it from the moment it was set up (very easy to do, a monkey could do it)

                Dave is versatile, it tilts to a few different levels and is height adjustable. The surface of Dave combined with the rubber feet under the laptop means the laptop is secure even when the Dave is tilted.

                The table surface turns so you can position it any way that is comfortable for you.

                Overall, a great and versatile product and good value for money. I would buy this again. Nice colour too but I would have liked a red one.

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                  30.09.2008 15:07
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                  A good value product

                  I bought this laptop table when I was pregnant and needed a table that could pull my laptop over my bump so I could reach without affecting my posture and giving me backache.

                  Dave did the job beautifully, and all for £15.

                  The table was simple to assemble, is height adjustable and has a lever to enable you to tilt the table to a slight downward slant if desired. It also has two long feet at the front that slide easily under a chair or sofa so that the unit can be pulled closer to you.

                  However, 7 months on my husband has managed to break Dave by pulling the lever too far (no idea why he did this as we never use it on a tilt anyway). However, the result is that 3 of the 4 screws holding the table top to the base have fallen out and cannot be screwed back in - they simply fall out again.

                  I have the black Dave and it has started to look a little tatty - some of the black coating has worn away at the edges and it shows every bit of dusting which because of the texture needs a damp cloth to remove it effectively.

                  On the whole though I am happy with this product and will be buying a replacement as soon as my local Ikea has them back in stock - my only dilemma is should I get a white or blue one this time?!

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                Make working from your laptop easier. Available in black, blue and white.