5 things to know before buying a
monitor arm for your workspace
Buying a Monitor Arm can be confusing, when there are so many types of
monitor arms and monitors out there. So to make things easier,
here are the 5 key things to know before buying a one.
1. VESA Mounting
To use a Monitor Arm, the monitor MUST have a VESA Mount. What is a VESA
Mount? It is a standardized mounting format for most monitors and televisions.
VESA Mount formats for monitors are usually either
(100mm x 100mm) or (75mm x 75mm).
Retailers tend to sell monitors without VESA Mounts at a slightly cheaper price,
so do check before buying!
2. Screen Size
These days monitors are getting larger and wider, making it difficult to find a
suitable monitor arm. There are even 49 inch ultra-wide monitors available!
Hence it is important to know how wide your monitor is, BUT only necessary if
you intend to use 2 or more monitors together on a single monitor arm.
If you are unable to find out the screen size, the width of the monitor is sufficient.
3. Monitor Weight
As monitors get larger, their weight increases too. Therefore it is important to
know how heavy it the monitor is. As long as the monitor has a VESA mount and
is within the weight limit, it is safe.
Swivel Single/Dual has a weight limit of 12.5KG where as Spring Single and Dual
has a weight limit of 9KG.
4. Number of Monitors
Depending on how many monitors you are using, the setup will vary. Hence it is
important to determine how many monitors each setup has. If you are unsure or
intend to change the number of monitors in the future, do not worry as
Infinitearms are modular, making it easily scalable.
5. Mounting Types
Mounting type is one part that seems really technical but it isnt. Its actually
pretty simple. C-Clamp mounts to the edge of your table in a shape of a C.
Grommet mounts to any part of the table, as long as there is a 12mm hole for
the screw to pass through. Wall mount requires you to drill two screws from
the mount into the wall and its done.
So how does one decide? Well if you do not want any drilling to be done,
C-Clamp is the option. If you dont have any table edges to mount the C-Clamp
to, then Grommet or Wall are your options.