Desk Comparison

Why do we have different desks
on our site?

How do you choose what goes on the site?

One of the most frequent questions we get asked by our customers is what is the difference between the desks. There is a very clear structure in how we specify our desk frames, why they cost what they do and also how they perform so please read on.

Let's get some basic rules out of the way on what we will sell and what tests must be passed:

  • The desks must pass our in house QA tests for load, noise, rigidity, construction, powder coating quality, durability and ease of construction
  • They must have been lifetime tested to reach a minimum of 20000 cycles
  • They must come from a factory which we visit and approved to at minimum ISO9001 standards and we also inspect any key sub-contractors they outsource too
  • The manufacturing company must have a moral and ethical code of business and must be financially stable
  • The desks frames must pass one year of field trials in the UK
  • The desks frames must be certified by international organisations for their stability and electrical safety.  

So if you pass these tests you can be considered for supply. The attrition rate is high amongst suppliers we test and we generally take 2 years to approve a supplier.

Why different sources of manufacture?

We have a wide manufacturing supply bases because we want to make sure that:

  • We are bringing you the customer value for money
  • We are able to avail of technology advances from a range of source
  • There is a range of pricing on the site to meet the needs of all our clients

So what are the differences?

Advance

The Advance desk is our most popular and also our most reliable desk. It features our own design electronics inside which are produced in China and Bosch® motors manufactured in Germany.  

The handset has a built in USB-A outlet and also a child lock allowing for a safe home environment.

Pro

This is our top of the line desk which is manuafctured in China however the manufacturer integrates electronics and motors from a Taiwanese company called Ti-Motion into the desk. Ti-Motion is a very large, global organisation and spend considerable sums on R&D to ensure the longevity of their products. The net result is a very stable, well made, full commercial grade desk. The handset has twin USB-A ports.

Commercial 90 Deg

These desks are manuafctured in China however the manufacturer integrates electronics and motors from a Taiwanese company called Ti-Motion into the desk. Ti-Motion is a very large, global organisation and spend considerable sums on R&D to ensure the longevity of their products. As with the Pro the net result is a very stable, well made, full commercial grade desk.

Picking the right desk is difficult so use the feature comparison chart below to assist you

The Advance The Pro The Commercial 90 Deg

Source of frame manufacture

China/Germany

China/Taiwan

China/Taiwan

Source of Desk-top manufacture

UK

UK

UK

Construction

Material

Mild Steel

Mild Steel

Mild Steel

No. of leg segments

3

3

3

Speed

38mm/s

38mm/s

38mm/s

Slide material

Polymer

Polymer

Polymer

Weight

28 Kg 2 section leg

34Kg 3 section leg

36Kg

50Kg

Coating

AkzoNobel Powder Coating

AkzoNobel Powder Coating

AkzoNobel Powder Coating

Packaging

Cardboard+Foam

Cardboard+Foam

Cardboard+Foam

Electronics and drives

Leg Actuator

Manufacturers own

Ti-Motion®

Ti-Motion®

Control box

Gostands own

Ti-Motion®

Ti-Motion®

Handset

Manufacturers own design

Ti-Motion®

Ti-Motion®

Memory positions

4

3

4

Motors

Bosch® Germany

Ti-Motion®

Ti-Motion®

In Use Characteristics

Noise

9.7/10

9.7/10

9.6/10

Stability

9.8/10

9.9/10

9.9/10

Anti-Collision

9.6/10 (6 axis)

9.6/10 ( 6 axis)

9.6/10 (6 axis)

Reliability

9.9/10

9.5/10

9.5/10

Features

Anti-collision

Yes

Yes

Yes

Motor Thermal Protection

Yes

Yes

Yes

Built in Diagnostics/Smart controller

Yes

Yes

Yes

Bluetooth and app

No

Yes

No

Warranty

3 Years return to base

5 Years return to base

5 Years return to base

Child Lock

Yes

No

No

USB charging in handset

Yes 1 x USB-A

Yes 2 x USB-A

No

Upper and lower height limit

Yes

Yes

Yes

Metric or Imperial display

Yes

Yes

Yes

Touch free height adjustment

Yes

Yes

Yes

Anti-collision sensitivity adjustment

Yes

No

Yes

Motor current sensitivity adjustment

Yes

No

No

What desk wins in a head to head - Advance vs Pro

That is not a simple question as it depends what you want. If you can live with a lesser range the Advance S2 2-section leg represents fantastic value for money. If you have decided on a 3 section leg desk which gives more range and a very small amount more stability due to the extra weight then it's Pro vs Advance.

  • On stability they will be virtually identical.
  • On usability they will again be virtually identical. If we stood you in our showroom in front of each you really would not be able to tell the difference. However read on.
  • If you have two people using the desk and both want two memory positions each then you need the Advance. Pro will not work.
  • If you want an app then the Pro will have to be the desk for you.
  • If you want square legs then it again has to be the Pro.

Finally if you made us choose then we would have to look at the stability vs durability vs functionality vs price and we would have to choose the Advance 3 section leg as the best all rounder. It's what we advise friends and family to take.  

Summer Shutdown 2024

Gostand will be closed for our summer holidays from 3rd July to 15th July inclusive. During this time there will be no shipping of goods. Shipping has now stopped until 16th July when we will ship out orders received during shutdown. Apologies for any inconvenience caused.