The Dual Monitor Stand
There are occasions – especially in business – where you might need to switch between applications on your screen. Doing this takes time, especially when you are working to a deadline. This is why people started using dual monitors, with one showing one set of information, and the other free to use otherwise. It makes a lot of sense and is sometimes the best use of your time – and it’s not just in business as gamers do it too – to have a versatile stand that you can attach two monitors to, and that’s what we’re looking at in this article.
Having your two monitors adjusted to the right angle and easy to see can also help with your posture, so you need one of these if you spend a lot of time at a desk and want to avoid back problems. It also helps you utilise your desk space as it keeps them up above the bottom of the desk.
Before we get into details of 10 of the best dual monitor mounts, a very brief look at how they work.
The Top 10 Best Dual Monitor Stands
1. 1Home Twin Arm Monitor Stand
There are going to be some similarities between the dual monitor stands that we review, thanks largely to the fact that they are designed for a specific purpose. This desk stand for monitor, from 1Home, is a typical design yet it is one with some interesting capabilities. Before we continue, you’re going to see VESA mentioned; this is a measurement of the four mounting holes on the back of the monitor – or TV – and is expressed as distance horizontally then vertically. It can vary, so beware.
There are clips under each arm for cable management which means you won’t have to use any cable ties.
This dual monitor mount can hold monitors to a depth of 75x75mm to 100x100mm, so should cover all monitors. It can be adjusted to fit between 13” and 27” monitors, is made from durable steel, has an adjustable height, tilt, and rotation, and can also switch from landscape to portrait on one or both screens very quickly. Mounting is by a heavy-duty ‘C’ clamp, and it is designed to hide the wires.
2. FITUEYES Wood Dual Monitor Stand
If you are looking for a more basic dual monitor stand then this could be it. What it is, is a simple wooden construction designed to sit at the back of your desk, with a monitor on each of the left and right plinths. If that suits you – perhaps you don’t need to make a height adjustment of your two monitors screens much or often.
The stand is made from matt black MDF and is quite strong as a result, has a variable length of between 925 and 1080mm, and the end plinths are loose so can be angled as you wish. In effect, it’s a small piece of furniture for your desk, with rubber feet for safety. There will be no need for cable management with this one as it’s not wall mounted.
3. Perlegear Dual Monitor Mount
This very nicely designed dual monitor mount is a fully-adjustable model with very flexible arms, and each one is designed to hold 8kg, so should be suitable for most monitors. VESA is 75×75 to 100x100mm, which is the standard, and you can fit monitors of between 15 inchesand 27 inches with this one. You can have your screens either landscape or portrait for added versatility, and it’s easy to adjust them. Under each arm and down the main arm are clips for cable management to help keep everything looking tidy.
A couple of things we really like about this stand: the arms are not spring-loaded for adjustability, they are gas springs for easier and smoother use. Plus, the confidence of the maker is enhanced by a 10-year warranty. It comes with a C clamp to attach to the desk.
4. VonHaus Dual Monitor Stand
The VonHaus brand crops up often in our articles, as they have a reputation for producing affordable, usable and reliable products across a wide variety of genres. This dual monitor mount is a simple design that offers the user full adjustability – you can tilt through 180-degrees and rotate through 360 – and is made from metal so that you get strength and durability from this stand.
VESA for this one is the usual 75 to 100mm, and it comes with all the fittings you need, plus it can take screens between 13 inches and 32 inches, is said to be simple to assemble, and has a foot stand. We prefer the C clamp design for steadiness, but there is a 5-year warranty with this one so that’s peace of mind. It is cheap, and scores quite high with customers, but there are quite a few users warning that this monitor stand is not suitable for larger screens as they will sag.
5. Invision MX300 Dual Monitor Mount
This is another monitor stand with gas spring systems, which do add smoothness and ease of use to the design. However, we have concerns that it may also be more complex, and therefore expensive to fix if it does goes wrong. It comes with a 3-year warranty, which is not bad at all. VESA is the standard 75 to 100mm, you get all the fittings with the mount, and it features a twin C clamp fitment for added strength.
The mount swivels through the full circle for landscape to portrait adjustment, and has a full range of angle and height adjustments so you can set it at that perfect position, and it can take screens between 17 inches to 27 inches. Interesting to note that there are several customer reviews outlining flaws such as being difficult to assemble.
6. Duronic Dual Monitor Stand DM25 D2
This is what we would call the ‘standard’ design of dual monitor stand. In effect, it’s a no-nonsense, conventionally sprung model that does the job it’s designed for without fuss. It is metal, comes with all the usual adjustments – including a swivel from portrait to landscape – and can handle screens between 13” to 24” weighting no more than 8kg and with VESA of 75 or 100mm.
This model is one that comes with a solid metal base. This is convenient if you do not have space to clamp, but we do prefer the C clamp method, although that’s personal choice. This model is the basic one, and the brand offers many more.
7. RFiver Universal Wood Monitor
This is another wood model, and is so similar to the wooden one we reviewed earlier it could well be the same thing under a different brand. What it is, is a simple wooden construction designed to sit at the back of your desk, with a monitor on each of the left and right plinths. If that suits you – perhaps you don’t need to adjust the angle of your screens much or often – then that’s fine, but otherwise, it’s not going to do the job. However, it will take up quite a big portion of your desk space compared to some of the others.
It’s made from matt black MDF and is quite strong as a result, has a variable length of between 925 and 1080mm, and the end plinths are loose so can be angled as you wish. In effect, it’s a small piece of furniture for your desk, with rubber feet for safety.
8. Eono Dual Monitor Desk Stand
This model is another of the more sophisticated dual monitor arms, and is very similar to the other two gas-spring monitors o has to be up there as one of the best dual monitor stands. Each arm has an 8kg capacity, so should be suitable for most monitors. VESA is 75×75 to 100x100mm, which is the standard, and you can fit monitors of between 15 inches and 27 inches with this one. You can have your screens either landscape or portrait for added versatility, and it’s easy to make a height adjustment.
A couple of things we really like about this one: the arms are not spring-loaded for adjustability, they are gas springs for easier and smoother use. It comes with a C clamp to attach to the desk and also a flat mount if you prefer.
9. AmazonBasics Dual Monitor Stand
The AmazonBasics range offers good value products that, very often, are rebranded and sold as Amazon’s own. This dual monitor arm stand is one such product. It’s a no-nonsense, conventionally sprung model that does the job it’s designed for without fuss. It is metal, comes with all the usual adjustments – including a swivel from portrait to landscape – and can handle screens between 13” to 30” weighing no more than 9.97kg and with VESA of 75 or 100mm. As for that weight allowance, you might want to be a little cautious in believing it!
This design has a twin C-clamp, which is the one we prefer and is designed to clamp tightly to the desk. It’s very cheap and comes with all the tools you need and fitments to put together.
10. Bramley Power Dual Monitor Stand
This is the above model dual monitor arm, perhaps in its original branding, and at a lower price than the Amazon offering! Once again, what you get is a no-nonsense dual monitor stand. It is metal, comes with all the usual height adjustment options – including a swivel from portrait to landscape – and can handle screens between 13” to 30” weighing no more than 8kg and with VESA of 75 or 100mm. This design has a twin C-clamp, which is the one we prefer and is designed to clamp tightly to the desk.
It’s very cheap and comes with all the tools you need and fitments to put together.
So, that’s our selection of 10 of the best dual monitor stands for you, but which is best? Before we give you our verdict, let’s have a look at some important factors that you need to consider before you choose.
How it Works
Put simply, a dual monitor stand is a cleverly-designed metal stand that has two spaces – one for each monitor – side by side, with adjustable height, and by angle, to suit the viewer’s requirements. The standard designs have a strong and durable clamp designed to attach a desk, and are very sturdy and rigid. They are very usable devices and save a lot of time if you are comparing information on different sites, for example.
Buyer’s Guide – What to Look For
Size and Weight
One thing we have noticed is that, with many of these monitor stands, there are claims for handling weight and size that are not backed up by user testimonies. For example, most claim to be able to hold – steadily – a monitor weighing 8kg; invariably, we read reports of users who find that the arms sag, often quite considerably, when heavier monitors are used, and this also applies to size.
Our advice is to check very carefully the suggested capability of the machine and compare it to your monitors – some of these won’t handle bigger monitors, and one at least has a maximum of 24” – and then read what users have been saying to check it out further. Not a lot of the monitor arms will support a screen of 32 inches.
We would also suggest that you take close notice of the comments about quality – some of these are notably poor, and this does tend to be reflected in the price – and also ease of use. Difficulty of assembly will be very much down to the individual.
Another factor to consider is whether you want a solid base for your stand, or you want dual monitor arms that clamps via the C-clamp method. We prefer the latter, but it may not be the most convenient for everyone.
Our final suggestion involves warranty. These monitor mounts for desks will be under a lot of stress and that will undergo a great deal of movement, so make sure a solid manufacturer warranty is included in the deal.
A lot of people like myself do not like to see wires everywhere which is why you might need to think about a cable management system or ones that have an integrated cable.
Some cable management systems will go inside the arms while others will just run along with it. You need to decide what is best for you.
The Tilt and Swivel
How far you do you need the monitor to till? Some can tilt or swivel a full 360 degrees but do you really need it to go that far? If you are in an open plan office and want to turn one monitor around to show someone your screen then a 360 degrees swivel might be good.
So, having said all that, which one is best? Let’s see if we can wrap this up.
We would pay the extra money over some of the cheaper items and buy the Perlegear Dual Monitor Mount. This is a superbly engineered design that includes gas-struts, all the adjustments, has great customer reviews and looks superb, and the arms are covered by a 10-year warranty. The only reason we would go anywhere else is if we needed to accommodate monitors greater than 27”, as that’s the limit here. If you do need bigger capacity, there are others that offer it, but whether they actually provide it reliably is debatable.
We hope we’ve helped you find the best dual monitor that is right for your needs, and that makes your working life a lot easier!