Many people use more than one monitor at a time these days. This may be in an office environment or, more increasingly, at home. This may not be a problem for someone with ample desktop real estate, However, for those short on space, an LCD monitor stand can certainly help with this problem. Here I'll be comparing prices of such stands.
Why use a monitor stand?
Desktop LCD monitors come in all shapes and sizes. Whilst most have their own factory fitted stand, it is not uncommon to find that these are removable, thus facilitating the use of a stand that suits your needs.
At your workplace, you may be provided to show your work to other colleagues; having an LCD monitor stand that pivots on an arm can be beneficial for swinging your monitor around to show others.
Types of stand
There are many types of monitor stands on the market and there is great chance that you will find one that will suit your needs perfectly:
- Multiple monitor stands: These allow the user to position their monitors in any way they choose, be it one above the other or several monitors pointing in different directions.
- Serial monitor stands: With these, you can position two or more monitors right next to each other in series.
- Singular stand: These are used for the easy positioning of just one monitor. They can be of various different types such as simple monitor mounts to monitor arms that allow a large range of viewing angles and positions.
Choosing the right stand
Before buying a monitor stand, you have to consider what will be best for you. Whilst having an arm-based monitor stand might seem quite versatile, are you sure that a simple monitor stand that raises the height of the monitor won't be just as good? In cases like this, considerable savings can be made on costs.
Note: All prices quoted are from 13.07.2011. Fellowes Smart Suites TFT Monitor Riser: £17.99 at Play.com Ergotron Stand Neo-Flex Display: £92.82 at Overstock.com Ergotron DS100 pedestal for three Monitors horizontal: £178.21 at PC-Titan.com Kensington Dual Monitor Arm: £208.33 at Misco.co.com Ergotron DS100 Quad-Monitor Desk Stand: £259.00 at Crescentelectronics.co.com