I've been using a standing desk at work going on almost 10 years, since I first learned about the potential health issues with sitting all day. I used to rig up card board boxes and books to make it possible, but products like this make it a lot easier and more affordable!At work we do have ones that fit individual laptops but they are a lot harder to maneuver. This standing desk maneuvers up and down very smoothly and easily.I can fit two laptops on it, and even a monitor, although given that it isn't very deep, this works better with monitors that don't have a very wide/deep stand. I keep this at home and move it to standing or sitting position depending on my mood and how tired I am.While I like a lot about the Sit-Stand desk, it might have been nice for it to be a couple of inches bigger in each direction. I realize that would make it heavier and another advantage of this is that it's still light enough to carry around with you, but not on a regular basis! Not to mention being bigger would also mean more awkward for transporting. Still, I guess if I had the money I would buy a larger one for home and this one or even something slightly smaller as a portable option.So, why purchase this over an actual desk? Well, for one, you don't need to worry about fitting it in somewhere, it will just be a small addition to a current desk, and I find it hard to believe that there are many desks out there it wouldn't fit on given it's size. Second, the aforementioned portability. You might want to take it on a longer trip where you're going to be doing a lot of work. That being said, given the choice, I would personally probably opt for a standing desk for the specific reason that at least some are tall enough that you can fit some treadmills underneath them without modification. Ultimately my goal is to have a treadmill desk since I think that offers the best health benefits.But especially if you have never used a standing desk or aren't sure you can commit to one, these seems a decent choice for dipping your toe in the water, albeit maybe at a slightly less ""experimental"" price. But it will sure beat a jury-rigged set up with boxes and books in terms of look, sturdiness, and flexibility!