Standing Desk Converter vs. Laptop Stand: Which One is Right for You?

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Want to improve the ergonomics of your space but not yet ready for a full standing desk? Don’t worry—there are great options for you! Have you considered either a standing desk converter or a laptop stand? Both of these devices are designed to elevate your laptop to a certain height so you can work more comfortably.

So, which of the two is right for you? Well, when choosing between these ergonomic solutions, there are factors you can consider to see which works best according to your specific needs and situation.

Factors to Consider When Choosing Between a Standing Desk Converter and a Laptop Stand

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We’ll look at three of the important factors that provide a key difference between these two equipment. Check out the following:


What do you intend to use the equipment for?

Do you want to start practicing the sit-stand lifestyle to see whether it’s a lifestyle that you can sustain? If you do, then a standing desk converter will be the better option for you. It is designed to be placed on top of your existing desk to elevate it and allow you to stand while you work.

Or, do you want a versatile ergonomic surface that you can use for a variety of purpose (such as working on your laptop, reading, or writing) whether you are sitting or standing? If that is the goal, then a laptop stand will be a better choice for you.


How much movement do you need to make while working throughout the day? Are you someone who tends to work and move across various areas in your space throughout the day? Or do you prefer a dedicated working spot?

If you value mobility and want an ergonomic partner that you can take with you—working on your study in the morning, and then moving to work in the patio outside to enjoy the sun in the afternoon—then you will appreciate the light and compact property of the laptop stand.

However, if you want a dedicated space with a standing area and a sitting area so you can alternate between sitting and standing throughout the day as you work, then a standing desk converter is for you. While not as portable as the laptop stand, it is more stable. Some standing desk converters also come with built-in trays for keyboard and mouse, designed to be mini-workstations in themselves.


The last key consideration would be your budget. Obviously, the standing desk converter is much more pricey compared to a laptop stand. A standing desk converter can cost up to $500 dollars, whereas the cost of a laptop stand averages about 10% of that amount.

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If you are in a budget, then a laptop stand will be a good choice. But then again, remember that cost is only one consideration. Give the other two some thought before you take your pick.

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.

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