I bought 2 of these desks (a fuschia and a blue one) for my daughter (8) and son (9) since we homeschool. We have only had them set up for a couple of days, but I very pleased with the style and the size. I was a bit worried that these wouldn't offer enough room for a computer monitor AND writing space, but we have a flat screen monitor and speakers in one corner and there is plenty of space left for writing, etc. The keyboard shelf is the entire width of the desk, so besides the keyboard and mouse, I could see them being able to store a notebook or folder, etc.. on there.. and the little indentation for pens/ pencils, etc.. is a nice addition. Easy assembly, seems sturdy. We bought this due to the price point mostly, but the fact that it's a nice size and has a nice look are added value! We purchased the black task chair with arms from walmart.com as well.