Best Monitor Stands

Review & Comparison, Last Update August 3, 2017
Need a secure table mount for your LCD screen or maybe a convenient, good-looking monitor riser for the proper notebook or TV position on your desk? Don't look around, we have the best monitor stands review for you right here. ...Read more ...Read less
BEST 2017
PROS
CONS
OUR VERDICT
Type
Material
Size
Maximum Load
 
PROS
Variable positioning - either standing on the V-base or via a grommet base through the hole in the table.
CONS
Adjusting both monitors in the symmetric positions can be a bit challenging.
OUR VERDICT
This stand is an absolute choice for developers and web designers of all kinds. Each arm can safely hold up to 27" screen, and both of them can be adjusted separately in variable positions, including 90° tilt and 360° rotation.
detailed parameters
Type
Mount
Material
High-grade steel and aluminum
Size
Height: 18.8"
V-base: 11.6" x 4.6"
Distance between mounting brackets centers: 29"
Maximum Load
22 lbs per monitor
PROS
Features slots for a cup, a smartphone, small accessories and office supplies.
CONS
The legs may slide on smooth surfaces.
OUR VERDICT
Songmics Bamboo Monitor Riser will not only elevate and hold the screen at the desired viewing height but also help you organize and store a variety of small accessories and office supplies in the slots.
detailed parameters
Type
Riser
Material
Sturdy bamboo
Size
Overall: 23.6" x 3.3" x 11.8"
Between legs: 21.6"
Maximum Load
80 lbs
PROS
Perforated top plate promotes better air circulation when used as a laptop mount.
CONS
The monitor, placed on top of the stand, may waver from strong vibrations.
OUR VERDICT
Simple yet effective solution for a monitor stand with enough space under the shelf to fit a console and your gaming collection, STB, store some books or your computer keyboard.
detailed parameters
Type
Riser
Material
Coated steel
Size
Overall: 14.5" x 4" x 11"
Shelf: 14" x 9"
Between legs: 13.3"
Maximum Load
40 lbs
PROS
Elegant design and adjustable feet height.
CONS
Glass shelf is fingerprint magnet.
OUR VERDICT
Glossy Fitueyes monitor stand has non-slip feet and adjustable legs for better ergonomics. A platform is made of durable glass and has enough space between legs to store a keyboard, Blu-ray player or other items.
detailed parameters
Type
Riser
Material
Aluminum legs, Tempered glass top
Size
Overall: 23.6" x 4.6" x 11"
Between front legs: 19"
Maximum Load
33 lbs
PROS
Comes with a C-clamp and a grommet base for attaching it to different tables.
CONS
Grommet base may leave marks on the surface it's been attached to. Just put soft pads.
OUR VERDICT
VIVO Dual Monitor Stand can fit most of the LCD monitors and panel TVs with each bracket and allows you to customize each arm for your own needs. Comes with 2 table mounts for secure installation.
detailed parameters
Type
Mount
Material
High-grade steel and aluminum
Size
Height: 18"
Distance between mounting brackets' centers: 29"
Clamp opening: up to 4"
Maximum Load
22 lbs per monitor

What is a Monitor Stand

If you spend a lot of time on your computer during the day, the wrong monitor position may lead to incorrect posture or cause eyes and neck strain. The solution is simple. Just use a stand to elevate and adjust the screen in a comfortable typing or watching position. You can find various models on the market. However, there are two basic types: monitor risers and stands with one or several arms. The first type is a small table with a flat shelf that you can put a monitor or laptop on and store some items underneath. The second one is a pole that is attached to a table or base with one or more arms. The arms, in turn, are usually connected to the back of the screen via universal VESA brackets that are compatible with most of the modern plasma and LCD screens and flat TVs. As a rule, such design offers more flexible adjustments in vertical, side-to-side, tilt, and, sometimes rotational motions.

If you've been looking for the wall-mounted options, check out our review of the best TV wall mounts. As for the more comfortable work on the computer, we can offer you our guide on the best office and gaming chairs.

WALI Dual LCD

Arm Your Monitors

The WALI Dual LCD Monitor Stand is a reliable solution for 2 up to 27" monitors. It's made of quality materials and features a stable V-shaped base. Speaking of capacity, it can safely support the weight of 22 lbs monitors on each arm. However, it's unlikely that you'll be able to reach the maximum load because most of the 27" monitors usually weight 10-14 lbs. Still, we don't recommend mounting just 1 heavy monitor on one arm without some kind of the counterweight on the other side because the stand may become unstable and tip over that way. What's more, it also comes with a grommet base that can be used for attaching it to a table instead of V-base for a more secure grip via the hole in the table. In our opinion, this may come handy if you have a small desktop and just want to save more space for other stuff like a keyboard, mouse or a drawing tablet, and so on.

Quality-wise, this stand is great. The high-grade steel frame and V-base feel heavy and reliable. The plates for attaching to the back of the screens can be taken off from the stand for easy assembling: just screw them to the monitors first and then - to the mount. After that, you can adjust the monitor's position with each arm separately and can even rotate the monitors 360° to get the most convenient position. Finally, the stand comes with the hardware kit for assembling, including the screws for the monitors.

Review of WALI Dual LCD Adjustable

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WALI Dual LCD
WALI Dual LCD
 

SONGMICS Bamboo Riser

Excellent Organizer

The Songmics Bamboo Monitor Stand Riser is a fine piece of furniture that will look especially appropriate in almost any bedroom or in an oriental-styled office. The wood has warm texture and is pretty lightweight - only 5.2 lbs. Basically, it is composed of 3 bamboo boards - the tabletop and 2 wide legs. Note, the riser requires assembly out-of-the-box. Luckily, the screws are included in the package. The space between the legs is pretty wide making 21.8". Thus, you can store a keyboard or even a laptop there, when you are done working.

The key feature that sets it apart from many other wooden stands is its shelf with several slots where one can place accessories and office supplies such as a smartphone, pens, pencils, etc. The Songmics riser can be used not just for monitors, but for laptops as well. It can withstand up to 80 lbs of load. Therefore, it's an optimal solution for when you need a monitor riser to create more space for other stuff on your working table. And if you don't have a TV at home, you can place this riser on the coffee table to watch movies on your laptop at the comfortable viewing position.

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SONGMICS Bamboo Riser
SONGMICS Bamboo Riser
 

Allsop Metal Art Jr.

Austere Style

Doctors advise that the computer monitor's top should be higher than the imaginary line of our sight. On the other hand, the monitor shouldn't be too low as well. Thus, if you are using a laptop at work or at home, we readily recommend this Allsop Metal Art Jr. Monitor Stand for several valid reasons. The main one is that it has a perforated top part. Owing to this, the laptop will have a better ventilation from below and won't get hot that fast. Still, if your notebook requires more active cooling, you might require the laptop cooling pads.

This monitor riser is conveniently large. The shelf is 14" x 9" in size, which is sufficient for supporting most of the screens and laptops. The maximum load, though, isn't too big and makes 40 lbs.

With regards to design peculiarities, the stand is set on two bent legs which don't take a lot of space on a table and also allow more air to pass under. Even if you placed Xbox One or PS4 under the stand, it wouldn't deteriorate ventilation. Alternatively, if you decide to use it for a computer monitor only, you can use the space underneath the shelf for storing a keyboard and a mouse there

Review of Allsop Metal Art Jr. Pearl Black

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Allsop Metal Art Jr.
Allsop Metal Art Jr.
 

Fitueyes DT106003GC

Glossy Transparency

This exquisitely-looking Fitueyes Computer Monitor Stand features a glass tabletop that is securely glued to its 4 legs, made of polished aluminum. Although its 0.25" thick glass is not shockproof, it can still withstand up to 33 lbs load. The glass surface is 23.6" x 11", making it optimal not only for monitors but also for large-size laptops. The stand legs are adjustable, so you can raise the monitor for up to 4.7" for a more comfortable viewing height. It also has rubberized feet. Thus, the stand won't slide on a table, guaranteeing that your monitor won't fall down. Speaking of safety features, the glass edges are rounded and polished. What's more, even if the stand is somehow tipped over and falls to the hard floor, the tempered glass will crack into safer granular chunks rather than break into large sharp shards.

The width between the legs is almost 20" long, allowing you to place some books, a gaming console or a Blu-ray player under the shelf. Overall, it has a very neat modern design. We think, this monitor riser can look equally great both in a dining room and business office, as it undoubtedly gives a fine touch to the room style and makes it look brighter.

Review of Fitueyes DT106003GC Tempered Glass

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Fitueyes DT106003GC
Fitueyes DT106003GC
 

VIVO Stand-V002

Reliable 2-Way Fix

As you might have already noticed, the VIVO Dual Monitor Desk Mount Stand is designed to hold 2 monitors at once. You can adjust each arm with a monitor just the way you want it - farther or closer to you, left or right, tilt, and even rotate them at 360°. In our opinion, it's an ideal choice for programmers, designers or architects because they can change the code or some parameters on one screen and instantly check the results on the other one. This stand doesn't have a base plate to put on a table but comes with 2 clamps for attaching to it. The first one is a C-clamp, the second is a grommet base that goes through the hole in the table. We'd also like to mention that in both cases, your table might get scratched or keep marks from the holding plates. Therefore, we recommend placing soft pads or cloth pieces between them and the table.

It's worth mentioning that the frame features small clips for cables to get the wires out of sight. Sometimes, the monitors may have a slightly different height after the mounting. However, the special VESA plates here can move up and down withing 1" range to even them out. The bottom line, this is a great solution for anyone who requires a reliable, balanced monitor stand that can be securely attached to the working table.

Review of VIVO Stand-V002 Fully Adjustable

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VIVO Stand-V002
VIVO Stand-V002
 

Sources:

1. Monitor Arm Buying Guide: How to Select an Ergonomic Monitor Arm, The Human Solution.

2. Alan Henry The Complete Guide to Choosing (or Building) the Perfect Standing DeskLifehacker. January 28, 2015.

3. Monitor MountWikipedia. August 14, 2016.

4. VESA Mount InformationIntel Corporation. June 22, 2016.

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