An LCD monitor arm supports a flat screen monitor and holds it from a fixed surface. It consists of a four-bolt plate that fastens to the back of the monitor, a stand, and mounting hardware. It is installed on surfaces such as computer tables, walls, or ceilings. It usually has a swivel and tilt attachment that allows the monitor to face different directions. It is used to save desktop space, improve visibility, and provide a more ergonomic viewing position.
Types of LCD Monitor Arms
Kinds of LCD Monitor Arms include the following:
Clamped LCD monitor arm
A clamped LCD monitor arm uses a clamp to secure the monitor to a table, computer desk, post, or rail. It is easy to install and remove, but not very stable. It is usually designed for temporary installation.
Screw-on LCD monitor arm
A screw-on LCD monitor arm provides a more permanent installation. The arm can be screwed on a table, wall, or ceiling. It is designed for permanent or semi-permanent installation.
Standalone LCD monitor arm
A standalone LCD monitor arm has a wide base that can support both the mount and the monitor. It is commonly used on computer tables and desktops. It allows less movement than other monitor arms.
Choosing LCD Monitor Arms (Buying tips)
VESA approval: Choose an LCD monitor arm that meets the standards set by the Video Electronics Standards Association (VESA).
Capacity: Choose an LCD monitor arm that can support the weight of your monitor. Its capacity is usually indicated on the package.