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Old 05-18-2022, 09:55 AM   #1
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Wife and I are looking to upgrade home offices. We both currently have 2 monitors each and want to put them on stands for more room.

I typically go to monoprice, anyone have a better suggestion? It'll be pretty straightforward, 2 24'ish" panels each.

Only concerns I've thought of is wobble when typing, something fairly rigid would be preferred. And the bolts that secure the monitors to the stands, do those come with the stands or would they have been in the box that the monitors came in? If they come with the monitor, ours are sadly long gone but don't recall seeing any in the box.

If we need replacement bolts, are they standardized and where would one find them?
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Old 05-18-2022, 09:59 AM   #2
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Monitors basically never come with bolts, they should come with the stand though. They'll most likely be M4 x10mm which you can find at any hardware store.
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Old 05-18-2022, 12:47 PM   #3
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Consider monitor arms rather than stands to give your desk more real estate room. Plenty of cheap options nowadays on Amazon.ca or Prime Cables.
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Old 05-18-2022, 02:09 PM   #4
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Ya sorry, that's what I meant. The type that clamps to your desk so you can 86 the stand the monitors came with.
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Old 05-18-2022, 03:47 PM   #5
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I assume your monitors are VESA compatible. The arms will come with all the mounting hardware required. I have a mechanical keyboard and think I type pretty hard but I do not see any wobble with the arms that I have. Some arms will let you rotate the monitor 90 degrees, some will let you tilt, angle, etc.

Something like this would probably work: https://www.amazon.ca/dp/B0855ZBPXD/...xpY2s9dHJ1ZQ==

I have the single monitor version of that and it was ok for a while but it didn't feel sturdy enough for the 32" I had a the time. Shouldn't be a problem if you have 24"

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Old 05-19-2022, 07:43 AM   #6
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Ergotron makes very good mounts that come with a good warranty but are expensive. They are also the OEM for the Amazon basics arms, so you can get the same quality just not with the warranty.
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Ergotron makes very good mounts that come with a good warranty but are expensive. They are also the OEM for the Amazon basics arms, so you can get the same quality just not with the warranty.
Echoing this, my Ergotron arm is really excellent - cost more, but worth it. Very stable.
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Wow...ya...those are pricey.
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Old 05-19-2022, 11:56 AM   #9
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For more stability you can usually get most monitor arms in a through bolt design that goes through the table. We typically specify those arms on set ups where they are using either larger format monitors or older heavier monitors.
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Old 05-19-2022, 11:57 AM   #10
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Humanscale also makes great monitor arms.


https://ca.humanscale.com/products/monitor-arms
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Old 05-24-2022, 01:10 PM   #11
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I type on my standing desk and there is monitor movement. I’ve been considering wall mounting however at that point it makes my standing desk permanent.

I will say though that this is nothing as working from home for me beats going to an office or getting onto a plane.
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Old 05-24-2022, 02:59 PM   #12
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If you don't feel like spending $500+ for monitor arms (holy crap), North Bayou makes a really good set that won't break the bank

https://www.memoryexpress.com/Products/MX00113124

Used them at work for years with no issues, the only caveat is that they extend behind the desk quite a bit so if your desk is right against a wall they probably won't work
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