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Comparing Turismo Racing and Arozzi Desks
Reviewed in the United States on September 21, 2018
I spent the summer working in a gaming arena that uses both Arozzi and Turismo Racing desks. I assembled several desks of each brand and used them everyday, so I’m pretty informed on both brands.
I’ll write this review explaining the similarities and differences between the two desks.
1. Both desks are about the same size. The Turismo may be an inch or so bigger, but it’s close.
2. Both use 3 wooden panels to form the desktop. Again the wooden panels look pretty much identical.
3. The mousepads are also the same, aside from the printing and branding on the mousepad itself. Same supple feel and same thickness.
Here is how they differ in build quality:
The Turismo Racing desk is a lot more stable than the Arozzi. It looks like they really were really diligent with this new model in correcting the known stability problems of gaming desks. There are 2 differences I found between the two brands which explain Turismo Racing’s superiority in build quality:
1. The horizontal frame that holds up on the wooden desktop is the biggest difference between the two brands. Arozzi’s is made up of several pieces of aluminum that you have to bolt together, whereas Turismo Racing’s is one piece of solid steel. So on the Arozzi, if you apply pressure to parts of the desktop that has bolts underneath, you’ll get significant wobble, whereas things are even on the Turismo.
2. The Turismo Racing desk has 2 legs on either side, whereas the Arozzi only has one. More importantly, the Arozzi has only 2 screws that hold up each leg, and the Turismo has 8 screws holding up each leg. This, to me, is why Arozzi has that side-to-side swaying problem which other desks don’t have. On each leg of the Arozzi there’s one screw in front of the leg and one behind, but there’s no screws that fortify the sides. More than anything, I wish Arozzi would fix this aspect as the side-to-side swaying can be very annoying.
Turismo Racing also gets points for the wireless cellphone charger that’s built into their mousepad, the USB ports, and their cat5 network style cable management trays they use.