All you have to do to see pressed board is look at the computer desks for sale at most discount stores. That's pressed board. Sometimes it's particle board, and sometimes MDF. The more expensive desks are made from MDF.
We have a TV cart, two computer desks, a microwave cart and a tall cabinet, all made from pressed board. If you can't afford real wood, then pressed board does make sense for some types of furnishings, like desks, utility carts and the like. The nice thing is pressed board furniture is available everywhere I can think of and doesn’t cost a fortune.