Why bother with a tricked-out gaming laptop if you can’t use it away from your desk? The best lapdesks and lapboards solve this problem, making it easy to game on your terms.

As gamers, we sometimes detach ourselves a bit too much and stay glued to our desks. An excellent way to solve this and stifle the complaints is to get a functional lap desk. Yeah, nothing beats sitting down at our battle stations and gaming in complete bliss, but sometimes it’s good to be around our loved ones or friends. After all — even if we are playing games, they still appreciate our presence!

Zoom In: A Closer Look at the Top 15 Best Gaming Lapdesks of 2019

Well-designed gaming lapdesks are few and far between. Even within our top 15 list below, you’ll still want to carefully read the dimensions and make sure your laptop will fit.

1. LapGear Deluxe Computer LapDesk

LapGear Original XL Laptop Lap Desk with Storage Pockets - Black - Style No. 45592 - US Patent No. D619,823

As the title implies, LapGear’s beast of a lapdesk is an outstanding multi-purpose solution. For gaming, it will hold your laptop just fine, with plenty of extra room for your mouse and other small accessories.

It measures 15.8 x 2.2 x 22.4 inches and is a whopping 2.6 pounds. We really like the underside design that LapGear went with, as the micro bead pads are super comfortable to rest on your lap.

These pads also serve the function of creating an ultra-stable surface for you to game on. And though it has built-in organizer trays and side storage pouches, we aren’t really what gaming applications these have. But if you fully utilized this “multi-purpose” lap desk, the pockets could be used for things like writing utensils, books, or LED lights.

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  • Width: 22 inches
  • Notable Materials: Dual-bolster padding
  • Features: Ambidextrous design, built-in handle, and storage pouches

2. Logitech N550 Portable Speaker Lapdesk

Logitech Lapdesk N550 with Speakers

Logitech’s lapdesk is one of our favorites of the bunch. It comes with built-in speaker drivers on both sides for quality stereo sound in your lap. The only shortcoming with this solution is that it will only work for laptops 14.1 inches or smaller. Unfortunately, it won’t be large enough for that beastly 17 inch Alienware laptop, but a few of the other options should suit a larger laptop just fine.

Because it does not offer an area for an external mouse, this lapdesk is ideal for movie and TV show watching and some casual web browsing. It’s a sharp-looking black and silver unit, with a thin and light design that makes it overall quite visually appealing. Moreover, the four-layer base will ensure lap heat stays at a minimum.

An added bonus? It is easy to clean, so it will stay looking fresh. The light weight also makes it easy to carry around with your laptop. Furthermore, the rubbery top keeps your computer from slipping during those particularly intense moments.

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  • Width: 17 inches
  • Notable Materials: Air-mesh fabrics
  • Features: USB-powered speakers, rich stereo sound, and heat protection

3. LapWorks Futura Gamers Lap Desk & Gamers Max MouzPad

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The Futura laptop holder from LapWorks is one finely engineered piece of equipment. No other solution is quite as comprehensive as this one for gamers. The Futura provides ventilation for your laptop, so you are less likely to run into overheating problems. It has five different angle adjustments allowing us gamers to get just the right angle for maximum comfort and playability.

The lap part is wide enough to handle most all laptops, and if you’re doing gaming on a TV, it can also serve the purpose of holding a keyboard rather than a laptop. The lapdesk weighs 2 lbs, so it handles those extra bulky laptops quite well. It folds and is easily carried from room to room.

You’ll want to purchase the Gamers Max MouzPad extension along with the lapdesk. It is a full gaming mouse surface (9” x 11”), which connects to the Futura. This MouzPad unit even has notches for your gaming mouse cable!

The two together will run you about $50, which is pretty spendy, but considering there’s nothing on the market quite as functional, we think it’s well worth the price.

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  • Width: 21 inches
  • Notable Materials: ABS & non-slip rubber
  • Features: Excellent heat dissipation, ultra-thin design, and height-adjustable mechanism

4. Songmics Bamboo Adjustable Laptop Desk

SONGMICS Laptop Desk for Bed Sofa with Adjustable Tilting Top, Breakfast Serving Tray with Folding Legs ,Multi Function Table, Floor Desk, 100% Bamboo Nature ULLD01N

Does this lapdesk have you bamboozled?

Pardon the pun, but you’d be forgiven for not understanding how much this multi-purpose laptop desk can do for you. Built from 100% bamboo, this durable model is the pinnacle of all-natural gaming. The top of the desk is adjustable, and you can position it in one of 5 angles for optimal viewing. Underneath the stand is a compartment and bonus drawer where you can stash goodies like office supplies and USB drives.

The unit is totally pre-assembled and ready for you right out of the box. It’s a great value and one of the best lapdesks on our list.

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  • Width: 21 inches
  • Notable Materials: 100% Bamboo
  • Features: Multi-purpose design, pre-assembled, and bonus drawer

5. Winsome Baldwin Lap Desk

Winsome 80623 Baldwin Bed Tray, Natural

This bamboo lapdesk is very similar to the one above. The main difference? This model comes in 3 unique colors and features a slightly larger width.

The cool thing about this lapdesk is that it’s ideal for surfing the web or doing some light gaming. That’s because the viewing angle is totally adjustable, and there’s plenty of room for your mouse and peripherals off to the side. It’s got stellar customer reviews and is sure to take your mobile gaming to the next level.

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  • Width: 22 inches
  • Notable Materials: Bamboo
  • Features: Adjustable top, antique finish, and easy storage

6. Pwr+ Desk

Pwr Adjustable Laptop Stand for Bed & Sofa, Removable Mouse Board, Ergonomic Lap Desk TV Bed Tray Standing Desk

If you’re looking for a small lapdesk, PWR+ has created a stylish and easy to use lapdesk with a cooling fan built-in. Moreover, its ergonomic angle makes it easy to continue gaming for quite a long time without your wrists cramping up.

This is a limited release lapdesk, so get it while you can. On top of being USB powered, it’s also quite stylish, coming in four different colors. Due to it’s lightweight and compact design, you can easily take it wherever you’d like. One of the bonuses is that it is incredibly affordable; however, if you’re gaming, you’re going to need a secondary surface for your mouse pad.

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  • Width: 16
  • Notable Materials: Aluminum frame
  • Features: 360-degree adjustability, USB-powered fans, and sleek look

7. Logitech Lapdesk N600

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Few other lapdesks on the market feature a built-in touchpad. And none of those are near as exceptional as the N600 by Logitech.

Measuring just 16 inches wide, this custom-designed portable laptop desk is the ultimate all-in-one solution. Set your laptop on the custom anti-slip headshield, then game away using the built-in retractable touchpad. All you need is the convenient wireless receiver, and you’re set to browse in style.

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  • Width: 16 inches
  • Notable Materials: Custom anti-slip surface
  • Features: Built-in touchpad, heat shield, and plug-and-play simplicity

8. Sofia + Sam Memory Foam Lap Desk

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Sofia + Sam brings us perhaps the comfiest option, with a memory foam bottom that sits comfortably on your legs. The slide-out mouse deck makes storage a breeze, and it’s perfect for gamers who need the extra space.

It’s also available in two styles: one with an LED and one without. Overall, it’s a cool and comfortable design. Plus, with its built-in ergonomic wrist rest, you’ll be able to game properly for hours without discomfort.

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  • Width: 18
  • Notable Materials: Memory foam
  • Features: Includes tablet slot, slide-out mouse deck, and mobile cut-out

9. Cooler Master NotePal X3

Cooler Master NotePal X3 - Laptop Cooling Pad with 200mm Blue LED Fan

Cooler Master is known for their exceptional gaming gear, and the NotePal X3 is no exception. This masterful lapdesk boasts a mesh surface and 200mm fan that work together to provide a chill mat for your gaming laptop. Not only that, but the blue LED fan ensures you’ll be playing in style.

This lapdesk works with various size laptops, including popular models that range from 13″ to 17″. It’s got a heavy-duty profile that’s sure to stand up to everything you throw its way, and built-in ergonomic options deliver unrivaled comfort and convenience.

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  • Width: 16 inches
  • Notable Materials: Custom chill mat
  • Features: Ergonomic design, great airflow, and built-in fan

10. Slate 2.0 with Desk Space – Mobile LapDesk

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The Slate 2.0 by iSkelter is a formidable lapdesk and an essential accessory for gamers to students to professionals.

Why’s that? For starters, this lapdesk is cut from a solid black of pure bamboo. It’s then chiselled, sanded, and polished to perfection. That leaves you with an ultra-durable build that’s as sleek as it is sturdy. Not only that, but it provides multiple viewing docks for your smartphone or tablet, as well as a large space for your laptop and mouse (up to 15″ laptops are supported). Take it with you anytime, anywhere, and you’re good to game.

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  • Width: 23 inches
  • Notable Materials: Light bamboo
  • Features: Viewing docks, heat protection, and posture-enhancing design

11. Corsair K63 Wireless Gaming Lapboard

Corsair K63 Wireless Gaming Lapboard for K63 Wireless Keyboard - Game Comfortably from Your Couch

Corsair saw what Razer was up to and got a little jelly. Their spin on things is the K63, and it’s arguably one of the best gaming lapdesks on the market. The big difference here is that while Razer includes a built-in keyboard and wireless mouse, this is a standalone lapdesk.

That being said, compared to others on the market, this baby is on steroids. You get built-in USB 3.0 ports, an aluminum surface, cable compartment, and 11″ x 11″ mousing area.

They’ve sold a lot of units upon release, but give it another 2-4 weeks, and they’ll likely be in stock. Blame it on the Steam Link if you will, but there’s more than one reason Corsair’s K63 Lapdesk is killing it. If you buy into their gaming ecosystem, a K63 keyboard will fit flush within this lapdesk. Top it off with a Corsair gaming mouse, and you’ve just maxed out your style points.

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  • Width: 26 inches
  • Notable Materials: Memory foam and aluminum
  • Features: USB 3.0 hub, dedicated cable compartment, and large mouse area

12. HoverX+ Ultimate Gamer’s Lapdesk

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iSkelter likes to boast that this is the ultimate mobile command center, and they’ve done a lot to back up that claim. This unit boasts high-quality bamboo construction, a ventilation design, a large 10 by 10-inch mousepad area, and a docking station. Plus, it fits up to 17-inch laptops with ease!

If you went all out and got that Alienware 17 inch ultra gaming laptop, the HoverX+ would be up to the task of keeping it cool and comfortable.
The surface material itself feels like smooth glass, and you can tell the bamboo has been sanded and polished to near perfection. What we love the most is the extra-large mouse area. It is large enough to fit a standard mouse pad, such as the SteelSeries QcK.

The biggest downside to the HoverX+ is its price tag. You’re going to pay for that premium craftsmanship and well-articulated design.

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  • Width: 25 inches
  • Notable Materials: Bamboo
  • Features: Device dock, heat protection, and sleek design

13. ROCCAT SOVA Gaming Lapboard

Roccat Sova - Gaming Lapboard

If you’re looking for a lapdesk that has a keyboard built-in, the ROCCAT SOVA is for you.

This rugged lapboard offers everything you need to get in the game fast. That includes a proprietary membrane keyboard that responds to the slightest touch, an extensive cable management system, and a mouse bungee that’ll have you up against the pros. The durable hard plastic shell combined with the cushioned underside delivers the best of both worlds. It’s comfort gaming at its very finest.

The width is also perfect, coming in at a respectable 25 inches. This all-but guarantees enough room to maneuver your body for those crazy Fortnite trickshots. Moreover, combined with the 2 USB ports, it offers plenty of room for your essential peripherals and accessories. A real gem from ROCCAT.

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  • Width: 25 inches
  • Notable Materials: Hard plastic and cushioned underside
  • Features: Membrane keyboard, backlighting, and mouse bungee

14. Couchmaster CYCON

Couchmaster CYCON - Couch Gaming Lapboard/Lapdesk for Keyboard/Mouse (PC / PS4 / XboxOne) incl. Ergonomic Cushions, Mousepad, 5m Cable (Microfiber Black Edition)

If you’re seeking the ultimate lapboard/lapdesk on the market, look no further than the Couchmaster CYCON. This insane solution packs everything you need to game with the pros.

That includes an integrated 4-port USB 3.0 hub, internal cable management, and more. As for ergonomics, you can expect memory foam cushion supports, a microfiber exterior, and multiple pockets for all your knick-knacks (or energy drinks — no judgment). And at 33 inches wide, it’s built to house a full-size keyboard and mouse, as well as all your must-have gaming peripherals. A true masterpiece and one of the best gaming lapboards on the market.

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  • Width: 33 inches
  • Notable Materials: Microfiber & memory foam
  • Features: Patented ergonomics, 4-port USB hub, and internal cable management

15. Razer Turret Lapboard

Razer Turret Wireless Mechanical Gaming Keyboard & Mouse Combo for PC & Xbox One: Chroma RGB/Dynamic Lighting - Retractable Magnetic Mouse Mat - 40hr Battery

If you want the best, here it is. It ain’t going to come cheap, though. The Razer Turret is priced aggressively for early adopters. But you get what you pay for, right? In this package, you actually get a fully fleshed gaming mouse and keyboard.

With the patented sleek Razer finish, this all-black lap desk is ultra-slim and sexy. Probably the coolest feature is the fact that it’s foldable, so when you’re docking it, it isn’t a sore thumb in the room. Razer has truly thought the design through.

The Turret utilizes dual-wireless connection technology. So whether you’re hooked up to the PC or TV via Bluetooth, you’ll be enjoying a near lag-free experience. The fact that the laptop itself is built into this ‘lapboard’ makes it a lot less noticable and more comfortable when your putting in 2+ hours of hardcore gaming. Compatible with: Android TV, Mac, Windows, Steam Link, and iOS.

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  • Width: 24 inches
  • Notable Materials: RGB LEDs
  • Features: Backlighting, hassle-free wireless connectivity, and retractable mouse mat

Lapdesk Guide Part I: General Thoughts on the Right Lapdesk for Gamers

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As the cost of components and other hardware used to manufacture laptops comes down, mobile gaming at high settings is becoming easier to obtain. Furthermore, you can get a pretty solid gaming laptop these days without breaking the bank.

Obviously, if you’re looking to drop cash on a nice lap desk, step 1 is obtaining a laptop (if you don’t own one already). But if you’re already gaming on the go, the next step is acquiring a setup where you can actually game effectively and comfortably. Enter the lap desk.

Lapdesk Guide Part II: Are Lapdesks Worth the Investment?

Unless you are consistently going toe-to-toe with other gamers with a touchpad, you’ll likely benefit from a sturdy laptop holder. Side note: if you’re schooling people with a touchpad, you’re a gaming legend, and we’d be honored to bask in your glorious presence.

Competitive online gaming is simply out of the question without using a mouse, and even most single-player games are a pain in the ass to play with a track pad.

Lap desks solve this big problem of not being able to use our gaming mice at a location other than our desks.

With the best lapdesk, you get a stable surface to place your laptop and enough mousing room to not be continually running your mouse sensor off the edge in the heat of battle.

Furthermore, there is usually some sort of ventilation mechanism built into a good lap desk (or at the very least it will shield your legs). The fact of the matter is 4+ hour gaming sessions playing the latest game at max settings means your machine is going to be working hard to keep up.

While your pants may not catch on fire, the heat can become pretty bothersome after a while.

Ultimately, these laptop holders and lap desks are great because they enable us to do some light gaming (or not so light) on the couch or wherever else everyone hangs out at. You can do some socializing in between matches and still catch whatever big game, TV show, or event is on at the time.

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Even if you’re not using it for gaming, using a mouse to browse the web and everything else can be so much faster than relying on an unwieldy touchpad.

Added benefit?

Some folks also use these lap desks for writing/reading, playing on their tablets, eating, homework, etc. It’s great to use in bed too if you’ve got that memory foam mattress and cozy comforter that makes it too hard to get out of in the morning. The bottom line is that these nifty lap companions have a ton of functionality, and they are usually worth every dollar.

Lapdesk Guide Part III: Corsair vs. Razer Turret Video

Here’s a short video from Ars Technica comparing two of the top gaming lapboards: the Razer Turret vs. the Corsair Lapdesk.

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