Very useful as my previous stand (a cardboard box) had just about had it. Provides great natural ventilation around the Laptop, my Laptop is much larger than the stand itself but due to the good solid construction, the stand copes admirably. Allows easy access to front headphone port, this point was made by a previous reviewer but it was so good and useful to me personally that I thought it was worth mentioning again, in fact I bought this particular stand on the strength of that review. Delivery time was also perfectly reasonable considering the country had recently ground to a halt because of the snow. All in all, I give this stand 5/5. Highly recommended!!!