In this article, we will introduce you to the DT410 electric height-adjustable desk (item number: GAM-140) from Deltaco Gaming, which we have tested in detail.
Since 2017, the Swedish manufacturer Deltaco has been selling a wide range of peripherals and furniture for PC gaming via its Deltaco Gaming brand. The stated goal here is to offer this equipment to gamers of all ages and experience at an affordable price, offering an alternative to expensive equipment from the professional sector.
The DT410 is shipped in a single large outer carton. Although the table could be moved on its own in this condition in terms of weight, a second person should definitely help carry it due to its bulkiness. According to the instructions, this also applies to the subsequent assembly, although we were able to do this well on our own, but more on that later.
As with all packaged furniture, we unfortunately found an unnecessary amount of Styrofoam and other poorly recyclable packaging material on the DT410.
Fortunately, the package also includes a part of the tools needed for the assembly, namely two hexagonal wrenches. Furthermore, otherwise only a Phillips screwdriver is needed.
Scope of delivery
- DT410 height adjustable gaming table (black)
- Control panel
- Mounting accessories
Technical features of the DT410
|Features:||Height adjustable (electric),
Cup & headset holder,
Cable management holes,
Cable management mesh.
|Operation:||Control panel with buttons|
|Weight capacity:||50 kg|
|Materials:||Aluminum, steel, plastic, chipboard and
|Number of motors:||1|
|Max. Speed:||38 mm/s|
|Number of legs:||2 legs|
|Thickness of legs:||50 x 50 mm (bottom), 45 x 45 mm (top)|
|Operating temperature:||-5°C to 40°C|
|Dimensions:||1400 x 750 x 730 to 1180 mm|
|Table top dimensions:||1400 x 750 x 18 mm|
In principle, the DT410 resembles the familiar design of height-adjustable desks. In any case, apart from the gaming-typical parts, the overall appearance is strongly reminiscent of those of common office furniture manufacturers. The main design elements are two indentations in the front and back of the tabletop. An important difference to currently available height-adjustable desks, which also had a negative ergonomic effect on us, is the additional crossbar that connects the two legs. More about this under the point ergonomics.
The 140 x 75 cm and 18 mm thick tabletop of the DT410 rests on two legs, each of which can be extended by 45 cm. A single electric motor does the work, which is transferred to the second leg via an extendable hexagonal rod.
The height adjustability is operated by a small panel that has seven push buttons, micro USB port and digital height display and is placed under the table top.
Space, cable management and extras
According to the manufacturer, the DT410’s rather limited space is enough for two monitors. However, insofar as one wants to position the PC case on the tabletop, the available space already shrinks significantly. However, the latter makes sense in view of the height adjustability. If you also want to place speakers on the tabletop, it gets even narrower, which should be taken into account when buying. Tabletops with a width of at least 160 cm offer much more freedom, such as the DT320, also from Deltaco Gaming.
The cable management of the DT410 can basically be classified as rather rudimentary and consists of two holes located in the rear area of the tabletop on both sides with plastic screens and a flexible nylon net stretched centrally underneath the tabletop, with which you can sort and hide some cable strands. However, you won’t be able to manage a full-blown cable tangle with this. A few simple fastening aids on the underside of the table would have worked wonders for this.
The two table legs each have two non-slip, height-adjustable feet that can be used to level the table if necessary.
As little extras, the whole thing comes with two holders for headphones and drink, which can be attached underneath. However, we consider these to be mostly secondary or even superfluous. We would rather have wished for more cable management options.
The materials used in the DT410 are specified as aluminum, steel, plastic, wood chip and melamine. We can predominantly rate the build quality of the structural, visible components as very good to good. All metal parts are cleanly manufactured and don’t show any visible scratches, unevenness or paint damage.
The technical components, such as cables, motor and control panel, also appeared to be well manufactured. The control panel’s push buttons, memory and timer function worked flawlessly, the motor ran smoothly and gradually picked up speed or came to a stop. The digital height display only deviated from reality by a maximum of 0.5 cm during our test, more on this in the function test section.
The motor also has safety functions against excessive load and overheating, which should ideally have a positive effect on the lifespan.
Optical flaws and stability
However, we also noticed some unsightly flaws in the glued edges of the tabletop, which do not limit its function, but also do not exactly testify to a high level of care in its manufacture. Just like that, the plastic covers of the holes on the back for the cable management do their job, but otherwise don’t feel very high-quality and already pop out of the socket at low load, for example by pulling on individual cables.
The stability of the entire table can at least be classified as good. The further we extended the table, the more it rocked back and forth within a certain range, about 0.5 cm, when force was applied. The lateral stability, i.e. when force is applied from the left and right, was basically somewhat better, but should also not be overstressed, for example by moving the table. So, for example, if you lean against the tabletop, the higher the table is extended, the more it gives way.
Assembling the DT410
We did not encounter any major inconveniences when assembling the DT410. Only at one point was it unclear to us whether we had mounted the electric motor on the correct side. The individual steps in the multilingual assembly instructions are mostly only slightly commented.
We were able to complete most of the steps with the included hex wrenches, but needed our own Phillips screwdriver for the rest.
We had no problem assembling the table alone, instead of with 2 people as recommended in the instructions. The entire assembly took us about an hour, including documentation.
Cable management during the subsequent construction of the PC setup was then again a different story. Here we quickly missed suitable possibilities to fix and organize cables along the tabletop. The existing cable management of the DT410 only helped us to a limited extent, which ultimately left us with a tangled mess of cables. The holes on the back and the net under the tabletop were helpful, but they didn’t change the actual problem.
DT410 in the practical test
In addition to the electric lifting function, which can be performed manually by pressing a button (up/down), the DT410 also has three storable heights, which are automatically activated when the button is pressed. This happened quite precisely and quickly in our test and was also not overly loud. The desired height was only missed by a maximum of 0.5 cm or less, which we found negligible in each case.
For those of you who want to know for sure: The full height of 118 cm was reached in 14 seconds when unloaded. The motor then needed 15.5 seconds to lower it to the minimum height of 73 cm.
We tested the tabletop by loading it evenly with 30 kg weights and repeated the test, the times increased slightly to 15 and 15.7 seconds.
All values again as a table related to a distance of 45cm:
|Task||Duration in s||Speed in mm/s||Load in kg|
|Lifting to 118 cm||14||32||0|
|Sink to 73 cm||15.5||29||0|
|Lift to 118 cm||15||30 (-2)||30|
|Sink to 73 cm||15.7||29||30|
We also tested a few times how much the digitally displayed heights differed from reality. However, due to measurement inaccuracies, the values should only be considered as a rough classification (values in cm):
Finally, we checked how precisely the programmed heights were controlled (values in cm):
It should be mentioned that heights of one meter or more are only displayed without decimal places.
As a small bonus, the control panel still has a timer, which is to remind us of the change of position, insofar as we set a time for this. This can be set once to 0.5 to 2 hours in 30 minute increments. After the time has expired, the control panel beeps 6 times, and the timer must then be restarted.
As already described at the beginning, the ergonomics of the DT410 suffer from the crossbar, which connects the two legs and thus increases the stability of the table. Unfortunately, this then also affects the legroom in a seated state when you want to get close to the tabletop or generally stretch your legs out far. Taller people from about 185cm are more restricted by this.
In contrast, we attest to the table’s excellent ergonomics when standing, also thanks to the infinitely variable height adjustment in the millimeter range. The three programmable heights provided a quick change between sitting and standing use at the touch of a button.
The control panel is easy to reach. Both the drink and headphone holders are optional and can theoretically be mounted elsewhere or not at all.
Summary of the DT410 test
The DT410 is not yet widely available on the German market at the time of testing (01/2023). It can be found in stores at some retailers for 499€. Based on the manufacturer’s stated RRP of around 400€, we would rate its price-performance ratio as good.
Weaknesses include especially the rather basic cable management and the limited ergonomics while sitting. The latter is caused by the lower crossbar, which many comparable height-adjustable desks do without. However, we can overlook minor manufacturing flaws on the tabletop.
We rate the functionality, ergonomics while standing and predominantly also the stability as clearly positive. You can’t avoid a certain bobbing of the tabletop when it’s extended. However, we have experienced this more violently in comparable tables. Apart from the aforementioned minor flaws on the tabletop, we also found the basic build quality to be good to very good, especially that of the load-bearing metal components, which are ultimately particularly important.
The DT410 is advertised as suitable for mounting 2 monitors. However, if you want to place the PC case on the tabletop, which makes more sense in view of the height adjustability, space gets tight, which should be considered.
So, for those who don’t mind the comparatively manageable surface area and rudimentary cable management of the DT410, and who aren’t bothered by the slightly limited legroom, it’s a good alternative to higher-priced competitors.