I have a pair of 23 inch Viewsonic 2323W monitors, each of which had a 10 inch diameter arched circular base that ate up too much desk real estate and were unusable for anything except holding the monitor up, and without height adjustment, the space under the monitors was likewise limited. All told, a tremendous waste of desktop space....
This unit is sturdy, simple, heavy, well designed and works effectively as a simple replacement for the individual stands for these monitors. There is height adjustment for the pair of monitors that allows items to be located under them, and tilt and rotation (portrait to landscape or anywhere in between) adjustments.
I was concerned that there is no horizontal adjustment, but the fixed width is perfect for this size monitor, allowing both monitor edges to be placed together in the center resulting in a slight "V" configuration that is ideal for my desktop.
The heavy metal base is well designed and has flat upper surfaces, which allows yet more desktop real estate to be reclaimed.
The stand comes with an optional thru-desktop mounting screw and large washer (and a simple wrench to assemble it), which I plan to utilize once I find the ideal position for the monitors (reducing the total footprint to about six square inches ;)
The unit was well packed with bubble wrap and cardboard dividers. Assembly was very simple with a screwdriver and the provided allen wrench, as was mounting the monitors using the eight VESA standard screws. Total assembly time from unpacking to finish was under an hour (including cleaning off and replacing desktop items.
The only thing that is lame is the "cable management". Each arm has a plastic clip to hold the cables from the respective monitor, but additional work is required to minimize cable clutter down the back and off the desk... A few black tie wraps will serve well for that purpose. It appears that cable management was an afterthought and didn't get a lot of attention...
Given that dual monitor stands can run well over $200 and some appear as complex as the Space Shuttle launch tower, this is a good value for a simple, sturdy monitor stand.
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