A Comparative Review of the Progressive Desk and the MotionGrey Standing Desk

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Continuing on in our series of comparative standing desk reviews, this time we are taking a closer look at two of the popular standing desks in the market—the Progressive desk and the MotionGrey standing desk. For this review, we are specifically checking the Solo Ryzer standing desk and the MotionSeries standing desk, comparable in most features and capabilities.

The goal remains the same. We take part in a vision of helping individuals live their best life by being healthy, active, and more conscious of their day-to-day habits both at home and at work. Recognizing the benefits of a standing desk, we want to help individuals select the right desk for them to help them make the transition from sedentary to active living.

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So, let’s take a closer look at the Progressive Desk and MotionGrey Standing Desk, shall we?

There are features in which both the Progressive desk and MotionGrey standing desk excel. Both have dual motors and a three-segment frame, ensuring a reliable operation that will meet every user’s need. But let’s take a look at other features:

Weight Capacity

How much load can the desk carry? When taking your pick, go for a desk that will match the weight of all the items you intend to place on it. This will ensure a smooth and solid operation, as well as stability, at any height.

Progressive Desk: 270 lbs

MotionGrey Standing Desk: 230 lbs

Check how much stuff you will need the desk to handle. Both desks have a decent load-carrying capacity, with the Progressive Desk able to handle a bit more of weight in case you have a lot more of equipment you will need to place on the desk.

Height Range

The height range determines whether the desk will match its users. Some desks are made for taller users, others for shorter ones. It is important to ensure you get the desk that matches your height so you can stand comfortably, keep a correct posture, and prevent pain and discomfort from trying to adjust to the desk.

Progressive Desk: 23.6” to 49.1”

MotionGrey Standing Desk: 23.6” to 49”

This is one area where both the Progressive and the Motiongrey desks appear equal, with only 0.1” of difference. Both offer a wide height range that can cater to both taller and shorter users, but especially the latter. Most desks focus on taller users, but both Progressive and MotionGrey does well on the shorter spectrum, too.

Progressive Desk


Need a desk that operates smoothly and reaches your preferred height in no time? Make sure to pay attention to the speed when checking the specs of the desk.

Progressive Desk: 1.57” per second

MotionGrey Standing Desk: 1.50” per second

This is another area where both the Progressive desk and the MotionGrey desk excel, able to operate fast without a lot of waiting time every time you press the keypad to allow the desk to move from one position to another. The MotionGrey desk is faster by 0.07” per second, so if speed matters that much to you, then you will definitely enjoy this desk.

Noise Level

While you need to live a healthier lifestyle when working, you also need to make sure you are productive. And when it comes to productivity, being able to focus plays a big part. This is when the noise level of a standing desk becomes very important—you want minimal noise to keep from being distracted as much as possible.

Progressive Desk: 50dB

MotionGrey Standing Desk: 40dB

When it comes to minimal distraction, the MotionGrey standing desk is the obvious choice, producing only 40dB of noise as it moves up and down, compared to the noisier operation of the Progressive desk at 50dB.


Warranty is important when it comes to preparing against premature damage. The longer the warranty, the better.

Progressive Desk: 15 years

MotionGrey Standing Desk: 8 years

Of the two, the Progressive desk is offered with a longer warranty coverage of 15 years. MotionGrey has an average warranty at 8 years, still a longer coverage than most standing desks come with. Check how much you need when making your choice. And, when looking at warranty, make sure to check the price as well and compare the differences in both aspects.

motiongrey standing desk


Different desks are offered at different rates, ranging from a few hundreds to over a thousand dollars.

Progressive Desk: $750

MotionGrey Standing Desk: $499.99

Of the two, the Progressive desk is 50% more pricey. If you are looking for an option that is more affordable, with the right features you need, the MotionGrey desk will give you that, and more.

Before you take your pick, take some time to review the features above to see which ones are most important for you. Finding the right one will help you get started on your way to a healthier lifestyle.

About Us

MotionGrey is a Canadian standing desk company that specializes in ergonomic furniture. We supply and install only the best quality standing desks and ergonomic chairs in the country. We offer free shipping within Canada and the US.

What made you switch to standing desks? Our products are designed with wellness as the focal point. From our electric standing desks to our office and gaming chairs, we deliver best value by putting your health, safety, and comfort as top priority. Boost your creativity and level up work performance. We want you to create great outcomes so we’re providing you only the best tools to make them possible.

If you are not satisfied with your purchase, check out our Refund Policy.

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