Up shut with Lian Li's PC-hiding standing desk

Standing desks are the newest development in workplace furnishings and for good cause; sitting for hours a day might be fairly dangerous in your well being. Lian Li, a case producer that has constructed PCs into desks up to now, has taken that concept and included into the DK-04, a PC chassis / desk combo that may be lowered and raised for each sitting and standing positions.

We had an opportunity to try it right here at Computex 2016, and like Lian Li’s earlier PC-desk mixtures, the DK-04 will home your PC elements within the aluminum tabletop (It primarily doubles as the pc’s chassis). There are even vents on the rear of the desk for the recent air to dissipate. This specific one on the present flooring has eight enlargement slots, as much as ten arduous drive bays, 4 USB three.zero ports and measures round 120cm vast. The highest of it’s a piece of tempered glass, which helps you to admire your water-cooled PC rig from the surface.

Gallery: Lian Li DK-04 standing desk PC | 6 Pictures

Subsequent to the USB ports and the dials are the adjustable peak controls, that are similar to different sit-stand desks. You possibly can have it as little as sixty seven.5 centimeters or as excessive as 116 centimeters. I attempted it out for a couple of minutes and the desk does go up and down as promised, and at a reasonably respectable velocity. I additionally actually favored the feel and appear of the desk-based mostly PC generally — not having messy wires all over the place makes for one of many cleanest and most minimal desktop PC designs I’ve seen.

That stated, the DK-04 is sort of spendy, beginning at $1,499 only for the barebones desk. Nonetheless, it makes for a reasonably compelling choice for many who need a DIY gaming rig that has potential well being advantages too.

Raised within the tropics of Malaysia, Nicole Lee arrived in the USA in the hunt for love, happiness, and ubiquitous broadband. That final one continues to be a dream, however two out of three is not dangerous. Her love for phrases and know-how reached a fever pitch in San Francisco, the place she discovered you might make a dwelling writing about devices, video video games, and the Web. Really, a dream come true. Different pursuits embrace baseball, espresso, cooking, and chasing after her precocious little cat.