Get a Halter height-adjustable standing desk for $150

Normally $250, this desk comes preassembled and allows you easily switch between sitting and standing positions.

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Last month I shared a deal on a laptop table that could double as a standing desk. I heard from many folks who liked the idea but wanted something a little larger and/or more versatile.

Indeed, that particular stand had room for a laptop and not much more, and if you wanted to switch back to a seated position, you basically had to just take it off the desk.

Today, let's go pro: For a limited time, and while supplies last, Amazon has the Halter ED-600 preassembled sit/stand desk for $149.99 shipped. It normally sells for $100 more, though it has seen occasional price dips (rarely this low, though).

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Desk goes up, desk goes down. Desk goes up, desk goes down.

Halter

As you see in the photo, the ED-600 is large enough to accommodate two side-by-side monitors. It's really intended for desktop PCs, not laptops, though you could certainly make it work with the latter. Ultimately, the goal is to keep your keyboard at a comfortable typing level while elevating your monitor to a comfortable viewing level.

In that respect, this is actually better than a straight-up standing desk, which merely elevates the entire desk surface. Here you're getting multiple elevations.

Just as important, you can quickly lower the entire rig when you want to sit for a spell. Just squeeze two handles and gas-spring pistons let you adjust the desk to whatever height you want.

That said, according to at least a few Amazon reviews (which average out to 4.3 stars), you may need to give the desk a little boost on the way up, especially if you have a big monitor or an all-in-one up top.

Likewise, check the measurements and make sure this will accommodate the computer gear you already own.

It's nice to see products like this finally getting affordable. I'm a big believer in the benefits of standing while working, but I also want to sit from time to time. Spending $400 or more to accomplish that...um, no.

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