While this particular monitor riser may be a bit of an overkill for my small 12 inch LCD monitor, I wanted something very sturdy that doesn't move, wiggle, jiggle, or do such things. This is a battleship quality riser and holds my monitor very well. As a ham radio operator, I use the display to monitor the status of digital repeaters via a web browser on a Raspberry Pi. The monitor & riser are on an end table near my main sitting chair which puts the monitor at a near eye level height which is very convenient as it doesn't require me to lower or raise my head to view. This is a well-made device, the only reason for my 4-star rating was simply that the spring loading adjustment expects a heavier monitor. The very lightweight 12 inch LED monitor I'm using rides "high" (at top of riser) since the spring loading adjustment can't be adjusted to maintain the monitor at a lower position. A minor issue and I'm still happy with the riser.