Can you recommend a good computer desk from Ikea?

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  1. maclover001 macrumors 6502a

    maclover001

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    Hi all,
    Here's my setup:
    - White MacBook
    - Samsung SyncMaster 2253BW LCD Monitor
    - Wired aluminum Apple keyboard
    - Generic optical mouse
    - Logitech Z4i speakers
    - 3 WD MyBook external hard drives
    - Canon CanoScan LiDE 70 scanner
    - Canon PIXMA iP8500 printer
    - iPod Dock

    All this stuff is sitting on some table that is about to fall apart (GASP), and I wanted to buy a computer desk from Ikea for all this.

    Can anyone recommend a computer desk from Ikea that will take all this?

    Thanks
     
  2. jocamero macrumors regular

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  3. upsguy27 macrumors 65816

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    Get the Mikael. That's what most people have here. It's only $80.
     
  4. jackiecanev2 macrumors 65816

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    A lot of people love the old Ikea jerker.

    Unfortunately, they don't make it anymore.

    They do, however, make a new one that is almost identical called the fredrik.

    Loves it.
     
  5. haze macrumors regular

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    My friend as a version of the Galant: http://www.ikea.com/us/en/catalog/products/S19842001.

    It looks basic in the picture and it doesn't have any wire management. However, I saw it in his home office/wife's home photo studio with her iMac on it. I was impressed. A very clean look and not just a utilitarian computer desk look.
     
  6. 103734 Guest

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    one more vote for the Mikael, I don't have it but I love big flat desks.

    Im going to get a new desk in the next few weeks, Im just going to go to home depot or lowes and buy two horses and stain and varnish them then get a big board and put it over it, should be nice big and plain
     
  7. neiltc13 macrumors 68040

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    If you want room for stuff, the desk you want is Jonas.

    [​IMG]
     
  8. kockgunner macrumors 68000

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    I have the Mikael too. Is it really $80 now? I got it for $69 Canadian a while back.
     
  9. maclover001 thread starter macrumors 6502a

    maclover001

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    Thanks everyone, I'll go down there next weekend and have a look.


    I think I have the same monitor as you (Samsung 2253BW)(Yours is on the left). How do you like it?
    Using it with my MacBook right now :D

    EDIT: Wait, they aren't the same. I think yours is a newer model. The position of the power button on mine is uber annoying :p
     
  10. thepandamancan macrumors member

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    I have the Mikael w/ drawer add on. My desk looks like an apple store cause of the way the wood looks. The desk is very nice however, it seems a bit big for your needs. I have a 24" iMac so the space is justified.

    It is a very nice desk and I cannot recommend it any higher.
     
  11. kockgunner macrumors 68000

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    how does the drawer add on work? does it replace the right leg panel or does it just fit under the desk? i like the apple feel too. my whole room is filled with apple coloured furniture (what ikea calls birch). to the op, are you getting the mikael then?
     
  12. 229dan229 macrumors member

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    What size is that tv? i have the 32" and was wondering if it would fit ok on there?
     
  13. neiltc13 macrumors 68040

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    Yes, I just upgraded to a 32" actually. That one there is 23".

    [​IMG]
     
  14. arjen92 macrumors 65816

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  15. 229dan229 macrumors member

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    ahh thanks very much :) nice setup btw.
     

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