LCD Monitor Arms

When I bought the LG L226WTQ Widescreen LCD a while back, I wrote that its fixed height monitor base was a major pitfall.
Well, it turned out to be worse than I thought. The screen’s height was too low which made it really uncomfortable to work with.
Placing the base on top of some books just made my desk look ugly. Alas! I set out to find a decent LCD basearm to replace the original LG base…

On my quest looking for LCD Arms I encountered the products made by Ergotron, specifically the Ergotron LX Desk Mount LCD Arms which looked perfect for my needs.

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The best thing about this arm, as you can see in the picture above, is that it makes the screen look as if its hovering above the table, freeing up the space underneath that used to be occupied by the screen’s base.

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Assembly was a piece of cake as the LX Desk Mount comes partially assembled so you only have to assemble the main components – the base (and pole) that attaches to the table, the main arm and an optional extension arm.

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All LCDs have a standard VESA mounting place on the rear, however there are several standards for that. The LX Desk Mount support the VESA MIS-D standard:

VESA MIS-D, 100/75, C compliant monitors are equipped with either a 100 x 100 mm or 75 x 75 mm mounting hole pattern. A wide variety of Ergotron products attach directly to these monitors. This is the most common interface for monitors weighing under 30 lbs (14 kg).

My LG L226WTQ supports this standard so I just used the 100x100mm mount. You should check the display compatibility page provided by Ergotron to see if your screen requires any  custom interface adapter…

Once the LX has been assembled and is fully supporting the monitor, the tension of the arm and the various pivot points can be adjusted using the included tools.
Assembly and adjustment are simple and straightforward and the included manual does a good job of drawing out what needs to be done. The entire process shouldn’t take more than 15 minutes to complete.

Overall, the Ergotron LX Desk Mount is just was I wanted.

  • It’s flexible, allowing me to easily reposition the monitor at will.
  • Frees up desk space.
  • Looks good. Hidden by the LCD monitor making it look as if its hovering above my desk…
  • Supports mounting another screen (if I ever get one…)

As for the price, Amazon carries the Ergotron LX at roughly $115 and if you’re in Israel you can get it from Tamlil for 844nis.

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1 Response

  1. Chris Walker says:

    I love these ergotron arms I just bought this
    LX Desk Mount from this
    Monitor Mounts dealer. They actually stopped making that arm you have pictured but they came out with a new chrome model of it.