Gaming chairs are all the rage when it comes to furniture for tech enthusiasts, but gaming desks are not that commonplace. In this review, we evaluate the first gaming desk that we ever used: Trust GXT 711 Dominus. This desk combines simple design with useful accessories, at a price point that is lower than that of other gaming desks. If you want to know what the Trust GXT 711 Dominus gaming desk has to offer, read this review:
Trust GXT 711 Dominus gaming desk: Who is it good for?
The Trust GXT 711 Dominus gaming desk is the right choice for:
- Users who need a desk large enough to fit two computer displays
- Gamers who do not want to pay a lot on their gaming desk
- Those who want a cup holder, and a headset holder on their desk
- Computer users who appreciate having a cable management system
Pros and cons
Here are the things we like about the Trust GXT 711 Dominus gaming desk:
- Minimalist ergonomic design
- Useful accessories: the cup holder and the headset holder
- It features a basic system for cable management
- Large enough to fit two computer displays
- The price is more affordable than that of other gaming desks
- Easy to assemble, even for one person
There are a few downsides to consider:
- The cup holder is a bit hard to reach for children
- The height adjustability is minimal
- A bit more expensive than similar "non-gaming" desks
Trust GXT 711 Dominus is a minimalist ergonomic desk that has a few features that appeal to gamers, and heavy computer users: basic cable management features, a cup holder and headset holder. You can also personalize it with colored stickers, to make it look less like a standard desk. Overall, it offers good value for money, and everyone should enjoy using it. If you do not want to spend a lot on a gaming desk, Trust GXT 711 Dominus is one of the best choices that you can make.
Assembling the Trust GXT 711 Dominus gaming desk
The packaging used for the Trust GXT 711 Dominus gaming desk is simple and straightforward. However, it is quite heavy, as the desk alone has 41.8 pounds or 19 kg. The desk comes in a large cardboard box, with a sticker on it, showing you the product that you just bought.
When you open the box, you first see the slab of the desk, covered in a black polyurethane coating.
Inside the box, you find all the other elements that make up the desk, the user manual showing you how to assemble it, and all the screws, stickers, and accessories that you need for assembly.
The assembly process is not difficult if you read the manual, and you can do it yourself. There is no need for a second person, even though that can help you finish the assembly faster. You should pay attention to the steps involved in mounting the steel frame that holds the top slab.
In the end, you mount the top slab and decide whether you also want to have the optional headset and cup holder on your desk.
Unboxing and assembling the Trust GXT 711 Dominus gaming desk is a quick and pleasant experience. Inside the package, you get everything you need to assemble it by yourself.
Design and specifications
The Trust GXT 711 Dominus gaming desk is quite minimalistic. It is all black, and it has a light steel frame, and medium-density fibreboard on the top, with a polyurethane coating that increases its durability. In total, you get 45.6 inches or 116 cm of desk space - enough for two monitors, a computer monitor plus a laptop, or a computer monitor plus a console. The front edge of the desk is angled, for comfortable wrist and forearm positioning.
On the front-left corner of the Trust GXT 711 Dominus gaming desk, you can attach a headset holder. If you use headsets regularly, you are going to appreciate this feature, as it leaves you with more room on your desk.
On the right side of the desk, you can also attach a cup holder. Another useful accessory that it is going to be appreciated by all users.
The Trust GXT 711 Dominus gaming desk also has a cable management system that includes two cable guides. It is going to be helpful to desktop PC users, especially when they have two displays on their desk.
Trust brags about this desk having height-adjustable feet. Unfortunately, the degree to which you can adjust the height is limited, as you can see in the picture below.
If you want more details about the technical specifications of the Trust GXT 711 Dominus gaming desk, read this page: Trust GXT 711 Dominus Gaming Desk.
Using the Trust GXT 711 Dominus gaming desk
Using the Trust GXT 711 Dominus gaming desk is a pleasant experience. There is enough room for everything you need, including two desktop monitors, or a laptop and a desktop PC. The headset holder and the cupholder are useful, both to grownups and children.
Trust provides users with two different stickers, which you can use on the steel frame, and personalize the desk so that it feels like a gamer's. Since we had to return the review unit, we did not use the stickers, and we just photographed them below.
Many children and teenagers are gamers and love the idea of having their own gaming desk. That's why we decided to ask an 11-year-old to use the Trust GXT 711 Dominus for a few days, and he gave us this feedback about it. He said the following:
- "I love how much room I have on this desk. I can keep my monitor, keyboard, and mouse on it, and still have space left to do my homework."
- "I like the colors and stickers. Can I stick them on the desk?" 🙂
- "I like the fact that there isn't anything to accidentally hit with my legs while I move around the desk."
- "I do not like that the cupholder is far away to the right. I do not see it if I don't look at it, and I forget about my drink."
I also studied him as a spectator, and I did not notice any weaknesses about the Trust GXT 711 Dominus gaming desk, except for the cupholder being a bit too far to reach for children. However, adults should not have this problem.
What is your opinion about the Trust GXT 711 Dominus gaming desk?
Now you know our opinion about the Trust GXT 711 Dominus gaming desk, what we like and do not like about it. Before closing this review, tell us what you think. If you already have this desk, do not hesitate to share your experience, in the comments below.