Michigan Computer Workstation
The Michigan Computer
Workstation is one of the latest range of workstations from Criterion that targets both the home and office user.
Although the Michigan has a professional office appearance, it
features contemporary additions such as the bevelled desktop, curved handles
and frosted glass door for your computer desktop. Coming in a
traditional pear chocolate coloring, it boasts that professional
business appearance that would not look out of place in any home or
Special Features & Benefits
Available in Australia exclusively from Officeworks
5 year warranty for peace of mind
Made with Quality ISO9001 Procedures
Made in New Zealand
Perfect for a variety of different sized rooms, the Michigan
ample sized workspace of 1500mm x 735mm. Whether you have a laptop or
desktop computer, the Michigan allows for a desktop unit to be allocated
in the right cabinet with a cabling hole located at the rear of the
panel for minimized cable clutter. The Michigan has various storage options
such as two drawers with one dedicated to files, two side shelves and
two shelves below the hardwood desktop panel.
Although never assembling a desk before, the
Michigan Computer Workstation took
around two hours to successfully assemble and that was being extremely
cautious. Taking the advice from a
Criterion technician (see
Aegean Computer Desk), the box was laid out on the floor with a stamp
displaying the correct way to open the packaging, ensuring that all the
items can easily be removed.
Once the items were removed from the
packaging, all the items (25) have been carefully labeled by Criterion
to correspond with the instruction manual, ensuring that even novice
desk builders like myself could assemble this modern behemoth. The desk
also comes with a plethora of screws, cams and the like to not only
ensure stability but also a quality end result.
The only equipment needed to assemble the
desk is a Phillips screwdriver and an Allen key that was supplied by
Criterion. Being an electric drill person, I also decided to run the
gauntlet and use this device rather than a screw driver. Criterion do
not recommend electric drills due to the various experience levels of
users which may have some devastating results.
For those users who have difficulty in building the desk, Criterion have
a 1-800 number to assist with any issues with setup. Although the user
manual was extremely user friendly and easy to follow, there was one inconsistency
with the manual and the labeling of a desk part which was incorrectly
labeled. Fortunately I was able to use my logic to solve this puzzle
was only a minor setback. The manual is around 20 pages in length that
gives a simple step by step guide to assembling the Michigan.
Once the assembly was completed, the final thing to do was place the
hardwood desktop onto the desk which gives the item that professional
office appearance. Needless to say, the installation of the Michigan was
an enjoyable experience that took around 2 hours to successfully build.
This time will depend on experience and comfort of the end-user.
Thankfully, the item looked identical to the picture in the manual with
no parts left out.
The design of the Michigan Computer Workstation has a modern yet traditional appearance
with its ergonomic and quality design. The desk stands at 720mm in
height which adheres to the Quality ISO9001 standards, ensuring a premium desk product with a
5-year warranty. That's right, the item comes with a whopping 5-year
warranty which is exceptional value.
The drawers of the Michigan were easily opened and while using the
desk for several hours, I found it quite comfortable without any clutter
on the desktop. Best of all is the space for a desktop computer which is on the
right side of the unit which not only hides the hideous cables but keeps
everything neat and tidy. The only issue that some users may have with
the computer desktop aspect of the workstation is that there is not
enough ventilation in the unit and some computers may need to have the
door open while in use. However when closed, the office was super quiet.
In conclusion, the Michigan Computer Workstation is the perfect
companion for your home or office with its professional yet contemporary
design. Criterion have ensured that the workstation can be easily
assembled by a variety of users and if any difficulties should arise,
there is a support number available. With plenty of storage space and
workspace, the Michigan is a must have desk for a variety of users. For
an affordable price of $299 (RRP), this item comes Highly Recommended!
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