Very stable. Very bulky and heavy as heck. I've used it numerous times because I didn't want to buy a Crane stand. If I could trade it for a Crane, I would. It's a pain in the butt to pack for a gig because it's so heavy and bulky. It's kind of tricky to set up but it does lift the laptop high and is pretty adjustable which is good for a live situation. It's really way too heavy and the rubber guards on the laptop part came unglued the first day I got it. I tossed them. It's also VERY slow to adjust the length of the arms. When you're setting up for a live gig and want to use it for a different piece of gear or someone else's laptop, expect to take 10min just to reconfigure it. Not the greatest stand but mine is a few years old so maybe they've improved since then. Wouldn't buy it again.