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Pros: Sturdy construction, nice paint job, desk clamp is good size.
LCD arms in general are a good idea. Besides aesthetics and range of motion, if someone bumps into your monitor it's not going to fall of your desk.
Cons: Poor instructions: No words, just + and - signs meant to represent tighten and loosen.
Cheesy cable guides: Hard plastic that was already beginning to yellow, with one guide that is too tight and another that falls apart.
Unadjustable joints: See below->
Overall Review: My main complaint with this stand is the joints at the end of the arm that control the tilt and pan of the monitor. After deciphering the instruction's cryptic + and - signs I set about trying to loosen those two joints, so I could reposition them. They were tightened so much that I TWISTED the head of the supplied hex key over 60 degrees, so now it looks like the end of a Twizzler, without budging the joint. I then took some advice and applied some WD40 and a blow-dryer on high and I barely got it to budge. Then the (newer and tougher) hex key I was using slipped out of the slot because the metal had begun to bend. I managed to loosen up the joints only by placing the mounting plate on my garage floor and standing on it while pushing the arm back and forth, up and down, working the joints a little looser. With the monitor attached I can get it to move, but only by applying dangerous torque to the edges of my lcd.
Pros: Save desk space and allows adjustment for your LCD!
Cons: Nothing. Came out of the box, ready to go!
Overall Review: This swing arm handled my 18lb LCD. The adjustability feature is soo cool for your LCD. You can get more deskspace by shoving stuff right under it where the stand would be (wires, papers, etc.) Installation was a hassle in my case because this particular model has 2 segmented arms, I only needed one. The joints are adjustable for the tension (tightness) by an included allen-wrench. You'll probably only need one segmented arm... I don't know the model of that one. But all in all this is a great arm. It was kinda pricy, but if it's meant to hold my LCD monitor up, I don't mind the extra $$. Wouldn't want my LCD to fall and crack on the desk. :) It has a clamp you simply screw on to the underside of the desk. No drilling, screwing or anything required. You WILL need to screw some screws (or allen-wrench with the included allen-wrench) into the mount-plate that will screw into the back of your LCD. It has the optional drill-into-the-desk mount too if you want that.
Pros: It is half the price of similar monitor mounts. It holds my monitor securely and frees up lots of desk space. It has solid construction and I have no worry that my monitor will ever fall. The bracket that come with it give it great versatility. I had it mounted on the wall at one time, and now it's mounted on my desk. I only need about 3/4 of an inch clearance behind my desk which I like to keep for moving wires anyway.
Cons: If I wanted a mount with which I could easily swivel and move my monitor around, this would definitely not be the one I would buy. I would buy the higher-end Ergotron model that articulates much better. For me, I just keep my monitor in the same spot and just want the open desk space so this is great for me. When I try to move it, I have to get my allen wrench set and adjust the tension on the joints then retighten when I'm done.
Overall Review: I have had one of these for 2 years. I just bought a second one because I'm putting a second monitor on my system and I want them at exactly the same height. If you want a good solid mount that isn't expensive, is sturdy, and does not need to move around a lot, get this one. If you want a mount that you can move your monitor around all over with ease, then get a better high-end mount. If that is your goal you will be disappointed with this mount.
Pros: Stable, inexpensive, effective, multiple points of articulation.
Cons: Not as easy to assemble as it looks, even in the youtube videos. YMMV. There is a button to adjust the height of the monitor, but mine arrived with the buttons stuck, so I didn't realize it was a button. To fix this, pry the buttons off and apply heavy force to each of the four pins underneath the button until they are able to move. Then replace the button. You may have to repeat until the button actually gives when you push it.
Pros: Very solid.
With a little bit of creativity it can be mounted just about anywhere.
Easily switch to portrait, landscape, or even upside-down orientations.
Cons: The plastic clips to hold the cables are basically junk. You will end up using simple wire ties (or something else) instead.
For a maximum size monitor (I have the Acer p241w) you have to really tighten this thing up. At one point I had to tighten it so much that I bent the included allen wrench. It does support the monitor, but becomes pretty hard to move it with the screws that tight. However even with all that, the "screws" or whatever you would call them never stripped or jumped threads at all.
Overall Review: I've had this thing on different desks, the side of a chair and even over my bed. Right now it is clamped to the computer desk in my room. I am able to sit any way I like, and easily rotate the screen for best viewing angles.
When I will be gone for a while, I can turn the monitor around completely, making it face the wall so I can at least feel safe knowing that random objects flying around (such as kids toys) wont be smashing/scratching the screen.
If I can ever justify buying a second monitor, I will definitely buy another one of these arms for it.
Pros: This is the third time I'm bought this arm and I'm still very happy with it. As long as you don't intend to move monitor around to different Angles, this arm will hold any monitor up to 20 pounds.
Cons: This arm has locking mechanism, and once the locking devices engage and tighten, this arm will hold and be in place. If you like to move around monitor to different angles; this device isn't for you.
Overall Review: NewEgg Rules.
Pros: raises my monitor off my desk. i like that.
Cons: dont expect to be able to move your monitor around frequently. The pitch control for the monitor is just a hex nut you must use an alan wrnech to adjust. it always loosens up eventually causing the monitor to face the floor.
Overall Review: might be ok if you just want to mount your monitor in some odd position and nver move it. just torque down the hex blolt like mad and make sure you NEVER touch it
Pros: Allows mounting LCD screen in many different places.
Cons: Bad tightening mechanism for LCD up/down tilt.
Overall Review: I use this to mount a 19" LCD on a shelf above my workstation/keyboard. The lock mechanism couldn't hold the screen up. Just flopped downward. No tilt locking. The allen wrench supplied couldn't budge the tightening mechanism. A handheld screw driver type allen tool couldn't loosen or tighten the mechanism.
So I took a vise grips and gripped my screw driver type allen wrench tool and first loosened the bolt. Then I really tightened the bolt again with modest success. Held the LCD somewhat upright. Then I took out the bolt and wrapped one layer of double sided sticky film over the shaft of the bolt. None over the tip, however, so the bolt screws in to its max range. The sticky film is what comes with all temp monitoring equipment that uses temp monitor probes. Then I tightened with the vise grips and allen tool til the monitor stayed in place.
The monitor is now at the tilt I want and still holding in place.
I don't know why this worked. Maybe it just gummed it up.