Trust GXT 1190 Magnicus Review gaming table. Today we analyze a new gaming table. A few months ago we analyzed the Drift DZ200, a compact gaming table ideal for having one or two monitors at most. If you have a computer with three screens, such a table falls short, and that is where a model like the Trust GXT 1190 Magnicus comes into play, a gaming table with an ideal size to put three monitors, or two monitors and the computer on top. of the table.
Trust GXT 1190 Magnicus Review
The Trust GXT 1190 Magnicus was announced at the beginning of October 2020. This new model has a base design similar to that found in IKEA Bekant desk tables: two metal legs joined by a structure that provides rigidity, and on the one that rests the main board. However, in this model, Trust incorporates many interesting improvements. Throughout this review we are going to see what similarities and differences it has with the Ikea table, and what may be a better buy for you.
Trust GXT 1190 Magnicus: technical characteristics
The Trust GXT 1190 Magnicus is an XXL-sized gaming table with a mat that covers the entire tabletop, and a built-in wireless charger. The table offers a capacity for up to three monitors or two monitors and a computer on the table. The wireless charger uses Qi technology, the wireless standard in the market, so we can charge any mobile without problem. In the same wireless charger we have a small turning door that reveals a USB connector compatible with Quick Charge 3.0.
The table also includes a mat that covers the entire table (160 x 82 cm), with a texture optimized for all mouse sensors for maximum precision. The table structure is made of steel, providing stability, hardness and durability. The table has a curved edge to offer a more comfortable position while we play. We also have a holder for headphones and another for drinks, as well as a mesh that is attached to the steel base to pass the cables.
The total weight of the materials and the boxes is 44 kg, with a weight of 41 kg once the table is installed. The table supports a maximum weight of 60 kg on top. The height of the table is adjustable 9 cm, as we will see later, to choose from 70 to 79 cm. The depth of the table is 82 cm at its widest (in the corners), but in the middle of the table, the depth is 70.5 cm due to its curved design.
Trust GXT 1190 Magnicus Unboxing
Although the images on the web show a single and large box, in reality the table is divided into two packages. The flatter package includes the main board, divided into three pieces of wood, and one of the elongated pieces that serve as the base for the legs.
The second package includes the rest of the pieces, among which we find the second base of the other leg, the two legs, the metal pieces to form the base structure on which the wooden pieces are anchored, a net to support the cables, the mat that covers the entire table, the manual, and a blister that includes all the screws, washers and tools that we will need.
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This second box also includes a small box in turn, which contains the four screw-in rubber bases that will provide stability to the table, as well as the wireless charger, a cup holder and a piece to hang the headphones. These last two can be placed in different parts of the table as it suits us better, being able to choose the side on which to place them on the table, and even if we put them in front or on the side.
Trust GXT 1190 Magnicus Mounting
The assembly guide is very clear in all the steps, except one in which the direction in which one of the pieces must be put is not clearly specified, but which, as we will see later, is easy to understand.
We start with the two legs, to which we have to put four screws, as well as the screwed rubber stops. The base height of the assembled table is 70 cm, and if we want to give the legs more height, this is the ideal time to do so by slightly loosening the two side screws on each leg. We have up to 9 cm to raise the table.
Once we have passed the legs, now we have to join the two main beams that will allow us to connect both legs. In this case, we have to make sure that the pieces are as in the following image, as if they were two Ls placed backwards, and with the holes facing up. Later, we do the same with the other bar and the same pieces.
Once we have both bars mounted, the only thing that remains is to join them to the square structure of the legs. Each bar has four attachment points, two per leg, for a total of 8. These joints, like those of the intermediate bars, are made with a screw, a washer, and a nut that is tightened from the other side. For bars, only one washer is used. However, in the joints of the bars and the legs we can use two, since, in addition to being larger, there are plenty of units.
Once we have assembled the complete structure, we separate it, and join the three wooden panels, placing them face down on the floor using cardboard to avoid scratching the floor. The union of the panels with each other, as we have seen in the unboxing, is by means of small metal hooks, but it does not provide a union as such. What really connects the panels is the metal frame.
With the boards upside down, we can see an important detail of this table, and it is the thread used by the screws. In other tables on the market, the screws are screwed directly into the wood. If you move frequently and are going to have to disassemble the table in the future, this is important to pay attention to, as bolts directly to wood can pose some durability issues in the future. With the metal studs inside the wood we ensure greater durability against disassembly, in addition to being able to tighten with greater tranquility to leave everything fixed.
After this observation, it is time to take the metal structure and place it on top (it does not matter in which direction). In total, we have 12 screws that attach the structure to the table. Once we have attached the boards to the structure, the table itself is already assembled.
From here, the only thing left is to assemble the accessories we need. The fabric to hold the cables is recommended to mount it, since it will allow us to pass cables comfortably.
The fabric is very tight, and in fact you have to use some force to reach the screws (you may hear the occasional stretch as a result). This is necessary, since the fabric is perfectly rigid hooked to six screws, so that we can even put transformers or power strips without the weight causing it to sink too much.
As we see in the images, the design of the hooks could have been somewhat different to be even more taut, but with this design we can pass cables both inside and behind the structure without being just above our legs when we sit down. Perhaps the only change I would have made at the design level is to move the central screw away so that it is a little tighter, since this area is somewhat light.
As for the accessories that we can screw, we find the support for the headphones and another for the drinks. It is recommended, however, that you assemble both after turning the table, since this way you avoid possible accidents, such as bending the pieces when supporting it.
Thus, once we have turned around, we have the table, where the only thing we have to do is place the cable gland, the wireless charger and the mat. It is advisable to put the mat first and then the cable gland and charger so that it is flush with the mat, although the pieces do not hold as well as if we put it directly on the board.
So, finally, we have the table set up. The mat is somewhat wrinkled when it is removed from the packaging, but over the weeks it flattens itself after use. In the case of wanting to flatten it, you can do it with steam.
Trust GXT 1190 Magnicus Proof
The table has a spectacular design and is designed to facilitate comfort for hours and hours of use. Its curved shape at the front makes it fit perfectly to the arms on the table and naturally to the body. The table is very stable, thanks to its high weight and consistent structure. The rubber feet grip very well, perhaps too much, making it difficult to move the table to make small position corrections. In return, this will prevent the table from moving from the final place where we put it.
As we see in the images, three 27-inch monitors fit perfectly without any problem, as well as we can put two monitors and a tower. The curved design, however, causes it to lose some depth in the middle area. If you are going to use the table while lying down, a very common position if you are playing, then it is preferable to take the keyboard as far back as possible. In my case, the central monitor has to protrude a bit from the back to be comfortable and to be able to carry the keyboard higher.
A possible solution to this is to add a small piece of wood like other tables on the market do, which could be sold as an accessory to achieve at least 80 cm of depth instead of the 70.5 cm of depth that it has right in the part half.
The mat that covers the entire table is something that once you try it you do not want to go back. It is very convenient to forget about the edges of a mat or collisions with other elements of the table, since we can move our hand anywhere on the table and enjoy maximum smoothness. The mat is quite thick, being soft on the top and very adherent at the bottom thanks to the rubber. The first two weeks it smells a bit like rubber, but little by little the smell fades. Another option is to leave it outside to air for a few weeks if you don’t want the smell to linger in the room.
If you have a mechanical keyboard, anyone who lives with you will appreciate the use of a mat, as the sound of the keyboard is much less audible as it is muffled by the mat rather than the sound hitting a wooden board directly. The arms also rest more comfortably on the mat, offering some padding rather than directly contacting the wood.
Using the table without the mat is possible, but it takes some of the fun out of its gaming aesthetic. Also, you are required to use a mouse pad to avoid the junction of the center and right boards. As for the wooden boards, the edges could be more rounded, since they have cuts with very right angles, although there are no problems with cuts.
The charger offers a pretty good charge, being compatible with Qualcomm’s Quick Charge with a power of up to 18 W. Wireless charging is somewhat slower, but it works very well too. The headphone and drink holders are very comfortable too. The one with the headphones could have a somewhat more rounded design to avoid that the fulcrum were the two side bars, but it is quite good. The coaster has the advantage that, in addition to putting cans, it also allows us to place the mobile if we wish, since it fits perfectly upright, and we can pass the cable underneath to charge it.
As for the cable gland, we have excellent rigidity, and we can put strips and transformers without the fabric going down under the metal structure. The metal structure is 5 cm thick, leaving 65 cm of space between the table and the floor so that it does not bother our legs.
Small comparison with the Ikea Bekant
The Trust GXT 1190 has many design-level similarities to Ikea’s Bekant, and it improves on just about everything. The Bekant has all T-shaped side legs with the same design as the Trust, but in the case of the latter they are much stiffer, heavier and more stable. The Bekant tabletop is available in various sizes, but the 160 x 80 is the closest in size.
The good thing about that Ikea tabletop is that it is 80 cm deep in its entirety, making it easy to put things at the bottom of the table and be able to comfortably rest your arms on the table. In addition, the Bekant board has much more rounded edges in its wood, being more comfortable to the touch in the arms.
The Bekant is lighter, and in return also more unstable. It is easier to move it, which means that we have to be repositioning it all the time. In addition, the lower cable gland is less tight and does not allow us to put weight on things, since it sinks easily and bothers our legs. Therefore, the mesh of the Trust table is much more useful.
In the case of the Bekant we also have a much simpler assembly, with the base structure already assembled and one screw per leg. In addition, the union with the board is easily done with a few screws with dowels and a hammer, simplifying its assembly and disassembly. In the case of the Trust, fortunately, once you have assembled the base structure, all you need to do is unpin the structure from the board and unscrew the four screws per leg to transport it. It is not the most comfortable, but it is quite bearable. The metal frame of the Bekant is 3 cm thick, compared to 5 cm for the Trust.
We also have the mat that covers the entire table, as well as accessories such as a wireless charger with USB port, and better finishes. Finally, we have the difference in price, which is what is probably making you doubt whether to decide on one or the other. The Bekant, with legs and top, costs 179 euros. The Trust has a RRP of 349 euros, although at the time of writing these words it is on sale for 279 euros.
Therefore, we have a price that is 100 euros higher in the Trust. At first glance this may be too much, but we must take into account everything that the Trust table offers us compared to that of IKEA. Among these improvements we find the mouse pad, which, as we have said before, completely changes the comfort when using a table, dampening the keystrokes, makes moving the mouse more comfortable, and makes the arms rest on a softer surface. A large mat can cost us perfectly 40 euros, and one that covers a table the size of the Trust can cost us more than 100 euros.
In addition, with the Trust we have a more stable table, with wireless charging, with a mesh that resists more weight. Thus, the only reason to buy a Bekant is that we want to spend less money, that we want a lighter table, a greater depth at 80 cm, that we want to have a little more thickness for the legs, that it is faster to disassemble, or that we are not interested in using the mat. If you want a more stable table, more pleasant to use, with accessories to place headphones or charge the mobile wirelessly, the Trust is much better.
Trust GXT 1190 Magnicus Conclution
The Trust GXT 1190 Magnicus is an excellent gaming table that demonstrates the level of sophistication and improvement that these tables have been acquiring in recent years. Gone are the times where the PC is placed on any table, since there are currently models to bore with functionalities that adapt to the most demanding gamer community. With the Trust we have a large table that can accommodate three monitors, very stable thanks to its heavy legs and rigid structure, and a mat that offers excellent comfort for long sessions of use.
Its price is somewhat high compared to the Bekant table from IKEA, but for 100 euros more we have improvements such as a mat that covers the entire table, a wireless charger, a tighter wire mesh, and a better quality table, with a much greater stability and very grippy legs. In short, the price difference makes it worth it if we consider everything it offers compared to the Bekant. For this reason, the Trust GXT 1190 Magnicus receives our platinum medal, and our recommendation for its design and performance.
Trust GXT 1190 Magnicus Pros:
- Very stable
- Sufficient size for 3 monitors
- Mat that covers the entire table
- Wireless charger with an additional USB port
- Grommets and mesh so that they are not seen
- Headphone and drink holder
Trust GXT 1190 Magnicus Cons:
- 10 cm more depth would be perfect
- Somewhat heavy