We've been along for the ride with Lian Li as they announce new desks that double as fully functional computer cases. Now what started as an annual pastime has become a yearly tradition, and we're here with another desk/case announcement from the well known Taiwanese enclosure manufacturer. This one is a little different though. Lian Li has heard the call of the ergonomics expert and decided their new DK-04 desk should be height-adjustable, allowing you both stand and sit at it.
Now I haven't quite jumped on the standing desk bandwagon, but I've heard both anecdotal accounts and expert testimonies as to their benefit. The Lian Li DK-04 claims to be the world's first standing computer desk that can also contain a computer, and that's a claim I struggle to refute. The desk has up to four different height settings that can be made automatically at the push of a button. They can range from 67.5cm to 116cm, making this a desk you can easily sit down at and stand up to in one session.
This is still a Lian Li product too, so it of course comes with all the features you've come to expect from the venerable case manufacturer. Front inputs include 4 USB 3.0 ports, HD audio, and a slot for an optional RGB controller and lighting kit. All drive mounting points are vibration-dampened, and much of the case is toolless and uses thumbscrews. Oh and this "case" supports very elaborate water cooling setups thanks to large number of 120mm fan mounting points.
The DK-04 will be available in May for $1499 USD. That looks like a big number, but take into account that height-adjustable desks alone can get into a four-figure price range. There's a few more details in the provided press release, but Lian provided us with this nice preview video as well.