I have several large screen high resolution monitors and many different monitor arms. All other arms I have and use lack from the same problem no matter how sturdy the framing seems, mainly due to their joints, they all sag under moderate weight monitors. It's something I've lived with but has caused me issue when using the arms, specifically when moving the monitor around. I've used Ergotron's at work and just love them so I decided to spend a little more and get these arms for my 40 inch and other 28 inch 4K monitors, I have several. This arm performs well with the larger 40 inch which was my main concern as my other arms couldn't handle this monitor. Even at twice the price these arms are worth every penny which makes them a great investment, wish I would have bit the bullet a long time ago. Another benefit with these arms is they are configurable, I can buy another arm to add to my existing stand or add extensions, change the mounting feature to surface or wall just to mention a few options. You truly can't go wrong with the Ergotron LX system.
I had purchased an additional monitor to use in my recording studio. However, once I placed it into position behind my mixing board, I realized I was having great difficulty seeing all of the small icons on recording software. I only use reading glasses for small print up close but this monitor exposed the in between area of my eyesight that no prescription lenses can correct. So, I ordered the Ergotron monitor arm to try and rectify my issue. I was a bit hesitant about spending that much money for an extension arm but now I'm gad I did. This arm was so easy to set up even with my unusual shaped desk. It can be installed in a number of positions and I found the perfect spot for mine. It can be manipulated in a number of positions and angles for proper viewing and for moving it out of your way when necessary. It is built like a tank. It has a great cord organizer which I really found useful since the monitor I'm using has six cables coming from it for use with all of my other peripherals. I don't know how I lived without it.
I love this arm! I hate that it's so much more expensive because it's white, but hey most monitors are black so economies of scale—I get it. Either way, it's so much better than the stand I had and I have so much more space now. It holds up my 49 LG monitor beautifully and I can swing it out of the way if I need space and put it wherever I want. It's perfect.
Ergotron products are always good and this is no exception. The item is well made and strong. Only thing I can criticize is the cable management at the bottom of the stand (see pic). Would of been nice to have the option to bring the cables through the tube so they are hidden. Unfortunately this is not possible as the fixing that holds the base to the table blanks off the tube. I am sure Ergotron can make a few improvements on this. I ended up bringing my cables out the side of the stand which looks a bit messy. There are other methods I can think of but it would be nice for Ergotron to have a solution for this.
I had recently bought this from a competitor because I didn't see it on the B&H site. I went to buy it from CDW and they screwed me over. Made me wait a week and never told me anything was wrong. So I ended up buying it from B&H and I'm glad I did. I love it. Easy to install. The movement is a bit stiff but you can adjust it. I wish it would just swivel a bit easier. The tilt forward isn't great. It needs to go more to 45 degrees forward rather than back. Especially for those of us who sit back in our seats more and look up. You won't be able to tilt this forward. Only about 10 degrees, maybe 15. It does bend backwards though almost 90 degrees. Materials are top notch. You'd almost feel like you ordered it from NASA. It's that good.
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