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Camille Knighton 3/10/2022 18 min read

11 Most Common Multi-Monitor Mounts For Your Desk

There are countless products available to help mount one or two computer monitors, but what if you want to mount 3 or more monitors? Do you know which options are available? Chances are, there are more than you think. 

This list is here to serve as a jumping off point as you begin your search to find the best monitor mount for you. When you don't know all of your choices, picking your perfect monitor mount becomes much more difficult. So, before you buy, let's look at the various options available to you. 

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In this article, you will see the most common types of single post mounting options for 3, 4, 6, and 8 monitors. As each mount type is described, a specific product example will follow.

Please note that depending on your specific needs/preferences, the examples shown may not be your best-fit. They are simply included to provide a helpful visual of each mount type. 

11 Types of Multi-Monitor Mounts & Stands For Your Desk

To help make this easier, the article is broken down by the number of computer monitors you're looking to mount. This way, you can focus on seeing the options applicable for your set up. Then, we drill down on the two major options: mounting style and monitor configuration, followed by a specific product example.

To help you better understand the types of monitor mounts available, here are some things you should know and keep in mind. 

Know this, before you jump in - some helpful notes

1. Mounting Methods: Free Standing vs. Desk Mount

Monitor arms can be either free standing, just sitting on top of your worksurface, or they can be mounted directly to your desk.

To attach a single post mounting system directly to your desk, a clamp mount or grommet mount is used. A clamp attaches to the outside edge of your worksurface. A grommet mount attaches to the desk through a hole on your worksurface.


2. Monitor Size and Weight Requirements

It’s important that you know the weight and dimensions of your monitors. Each monitor mount/stand has weight and size restrictions to prevent instability or damage to either the mounting system or the monitors. Before you buy, make sure your monitors fall within the mount’s size and weight requirements.

Note: Some manufacturers specify their monitor size requirements using the width measurement, instead of the diagonal measurement many of us are used to. So, a word to the wise, make sure to correctly measure your monitor (width or diagonal) based on the specific size requirements.


3. Is your monitor VESA compliant?

It’s important that you check if your computer monitor is VESA (Video Electronics Standards Association) compliant.

VESA provides the guidelines for basic hole patterns that are used to make attaching a display to a mount much easier. These patterns are measures between the hole both vertically and horizontally. The most common VESA compliant hold dimensions are 75 x 75 mm and 100 x 100 mm (monitors weighing less than 30 lbs.).

To see if you’re monitor is VESA compatible, you can take a quick peek at the back of the monitor and look for the hole pattern. If it’s attached to an existing stand, you may need to remove the mount to reveal the hole pattern. Otherwise, an internet search of your monitor’s make and model should be able to help.


4. Monitor Configurations

You’ll notice that there are many different ways to arrange your monitors when using a desk mount or stand. This article will showcase the most popular configurations.

For those looking for a more unique monitor arrangement , you may need to look into finding a custom mounting system.


5. Adjustability Options and Features

There are various options and features when it comes to the adjustability of monitor arms and mounts. You can have a mount that’s either fixed or height adjustable. Some allow users to swivel or tilt their monitors. Others have articulating arms, making the extension from the mount to the monitor longer and making it possible to pull the monitor forward or push it back.

It can be a lot to take in. So, to prevent you from getting overwhelmed, we will not break down all the specific adjustment features. Instead, we will simply point out a few features of the examples shown below.

3 Monitor Stands / Mounts

When looking for a way to mount your 3 monitors, you have a choice between two different mounting styles and three different monitor configurations. 

Mounting Style Options: 

Monitor mounting systems can either have stand that sits on top of your worksurface, or they can be attached directly to your desk using a clamp or grommet mount. 

Monitor Configuration Options:

The most popular configuration for 3 monitor mounts will be 3 x 1, with all three monitors side by side in a horizontal line. Another configuration is 1 x 3, with all three monitors stacked vertically. Lastly, some monitor mounts have a pyramid configuration, with 2 monitors on the bottom row and 1 monitor on the top.

Below, you’ll see examples showing each of the mounting and monitor configuration options. 

3 Monitor Stand - 3 x 1 Configuration

Example: VIVO STAND-V003P

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*Information taken from vivo-us.com on 12/4/19
QUICK FACTS: VIVO STAND-V003P
Compatible Monitor Sizes 13” to 24” (can go up to 27”, but there will be limited angled screen positioning)
Weight Capacity (per monitor) Up to 17.6 lbs.
Adjustment Features Tilt: -45° to +45°
Swivel: 90°
Rotate: 360°
VESA Hole Pattern 75 x 75 mm and 100 x 100 mm
Price $59.99 (Walmart.com, 12/4/19)

 

3 Monitor Stand - 1 x 3 Configuration

Example: NavePoint Triple Vertical LCD Monitor Desk Stand

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*Information taken from navepoint.com on 12/4/19
QUICK FACTS: NavePoint Triple Vertical LCD Monitor Desk Stand
Compatible Monitor Sizes Up to 27"
Weight Capacity (per monitor) Up to 22 lbs. 
Adjustment Features Lift: 11.5"
Tilt: -15° to +15°
Swivel: 360°
Height adjustable
VESA Hole Pattern 75 x 75 mm and 100 x 100 mm
Price $64.12 (navepoint.com, 12/4/19)

 

3 Monitor Desk Mount - 3 x 1 Configuration

Example: Ergotron HX Desk Triple Monitor Bow Kit

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*Information taken from ergotron.com on 12/4/19
QUICK FACTS: Ergotron HX Desk Triple Monitor Bow Kit
Compatible Monitor Sizes Up to 24” (measured diagonally)
Weight Capacity (per monitor) 2 to 10.2 lbs.
Adjustment Features Height Adjustable: 11.5” 
Tilt: +70°/-5°
Pan: 360° at arm and extension connection point
Rotate: 360°
VESA Hole Pattern 75 x 75 mm and 100 x 100 mm
Price $299.00 (csiergonomics.com, 12/4/19)

 

3 Monitor Desk Mount - Pyramid Configuration

Example: VIVO STAND-V003T

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Lift: 11.5” Tilt: -15° to +15°Swivel: 360°Rotation: 360°Height adjustableFully adjustable arms

 

*Information taken from vivo-us.com on 12/4/19
QUICK FACTS: VIVO STAND-V003T
Compatible Monitor Sizes 13” to 30”
Weight Capacity (per monitor) Up to 22 lbs.
Adjustment Features Lift: 11.5”
Tilt: -15° to +15°
Swivel: 360°
Rotation: 360°
Height adjustable
Fully adjustable arms
VESA Hole Pattern 75 x 75 mm and 100 x 100 mm
Price

$44.99 (amazon.com, 12/4/19)

 

4 Monitor Stands / Mounts

When picking a mount to hold 4 monitors, you have a choice between two different mounting styles and three different monitor configurations.

Mounting Style Options: 

Monitor mounting systems can either have stand that sits on top of your worksurface, or they can be attached directly to your desk using a clamp mount, grommet mount, or rail system.

Monitor Configuration Options:

The most popular configuration for 4 monitor mounts will be 2 x 2 (two monitors on the bottom row + two monitors on the top row). The two other configurations include 3 + 1 (three monitors on the bottom row + one monitor on the top), and 4 x 1 (all four monitors in one row).

Below, you’ll see examples showing each of the mounting and monitor configuration options.

 

4 Monitor Stand -  2 x 2 configuration

Example: Ergotron DS100 Quad-Monitor Desk Stand

 

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*Information taken from ergotron.com on 12/4/19
QUICK FACTS: Ergotron DS100 Quad-Monitor Desk Stand
Compatible Monitor Sizes Up to 24” (diagonal measurement)
*Max. outside width of display is 23.25"
Weight Capacity (per monitor) 31 lbs.
Adjustment Features Rotation: 360°
Height adjustable bows
VESA Hole Pattern 75 x 75 mm and 100 x 100 mm
Price $376.95 (ergodirect.com, 12/4/19)

 

4 Monitor Desk Stand - 3+1 Configuration

Example: Ergotech Quad 1 Over 3 Desk Stand

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*Information taken from ergotechgroup.com on 12/4/19
QUICK FACTS: Ergotech Quad 1 Over 3 Desk Stand
Compatible Monitor Sizes Up to 24"
Weight Capacity (per monitor) 25 lbs.
Adjustment Features Rotation: 360°
Tilt: +20°/-10°
VESA Hole Pattern 75 x 75 mm and 100 x 100 mm
Price $283.06 (amazon.com, 12/4/19)

 

4 Monitor Desk Mount - 4 x 1 configuration

Example: Innovative Bild® Quad Monitor Mount

 

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*Information taken from innovative.com on 12/4/19
QUICK FACTS: Innovative Bild® Quad Monitor Mount
Compatible Monitor Sizes Up to 24"
Weight Capacity (per monitor) Up to 30 lbs.
Adjustment Features Tilt: up to 200°
Monitors can be positioned flat or in an arch
Pivot: Landscape/Portrait
VESA Hole Pattern 75 x 75 mm and 100 x 100 mm
Price $710.50 (ergodirect.com, 12/4/19)

 

4 Monitor Electric Height Adjustable Desk Mount- 4 x 1 configuration

Example: RightAngle Hover E Electric Monitor Arm

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*Information taken from raproducts.com on 12/4/19
QUICK FACTS: RightAngle Hover E Electric Monitor Arm
Compatible Monitor Sizes Up to 24"
Weight Capacity Total: 140 lbs.
Adjustment Features Tilt: 105°
Pivot: 360°
Various arm extension options
Various rail widths available
Height adjustment: electric, 15" of travel
VESA Hole Pattern 75 x 75 mm and 100 x 100 mm
Price List $2,650 (Consumers usually pay about 50% of list price) (raproducts.com, 12/4/19)

 

6 Monitor Stands / Mounts

When picking a mount to hold 6 monitors, you have a choice between two different mounting styles and two different monitor configurations. 

Mounting Style Options: 

Monitor mounting systems can either have stand that sits on top of your worksurface, or they can be attached directly to your desk using a clamp mount, grommet mount, or rail system. 

Monitor Configuration Options:

The most popular monitor configuration for 6 monitor mounts is 3 x 2 (three monitors on both the top and bottom row). The second configuration is 6 x 1 (one row of all six monitors), but that often requires two posts rather than one (which we aren't covering in this article).

Below, you’ll see examples showing each of the mounting and monitor configuration options.

6 Monitor Stand - 3 x 2 Configuration

Example: Ergotech 3 Over 3 Desk Stand

 

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*Information taken from ergotechgroup.com on 12/4/19
QUICK FACTS: Ergotech 3 Over 3 Desk Stand
Compatible Monitor Sizes Up to 24"
Weight Capacity (per monitor) Up to 25 lbs.
Adjustment Features Tilt: +20°/-10°
Rotation: 180°
VESA Hole Pattern 75 x 75 mm and 100 x 100 mm
Price $384.43 (ergodirect.com, 12/4/19)

 

6 Monitor Desk Mount - 3 x 2 Configuration

Example: ESI Evolve6-FF

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*Information taken from esiergo.com on 12/4/19
QUICK FACTS: ESI Evolve6-FF
Compatible Monitor Sizes Up to 21.5” wide
Weight Capacity  0.0 lbs. to 20.0 lbs. (per arm)
4.4 lbs. to 15.4 lbs. (per outside arm)
Adjustment Features Tilt: +90°/-25°
VESA Rotation: ∓90°
28.8” outside arm extension
6.0” center arm extension
4.0” retraction
Various monitor arm options
Height adjustment: Manual
VESA Hole Pattern 75 x 75 mm and 100 x 100 mm
Price List $1,432 (Consumers usually pay about 50% of list price) (esiergo.com, 12/4/19)

 

8 Monitor Stands / Mounts

You’ll notice that there are far fewer manufacturers that make monitor mounts capable of holding 8 monitors, but don’t let that get you down! There are still options available to you. 

Mounting Style Options: 

Monitor mounting systems can either have stand that sits on top of your worksurface, or they can be attached directly to your desk using a clamp mount, grommet mount, or rail system. It is more common to see mounts of this size being attached directly to the desk, rather than a stand. 

Monitor Configuration Options:

The most common configuration for 8 monitor mounts is 4 x 2 (two rows each with 4 monitors). 

Below, you’ll see examples showing the mounting and monitor configuration options.

8 Monitor Desk Mount - 4 x 2 Configuration

Example: Innovative Bild® 4 Over 4 Monitor Mount

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*Information taken from innovative.com on 12/4/19
QUICK FACTS: Innovative Bild® 4 Over 4 Monitor Mount
Compatible Monitor Sizes Up to 24"
Weight Capacity (per monitor) Up to 30 lbs.
Adjustment Features Tilt: up to 200°
Monitors can be position flat or in an arch
Pivot: Landscape / Portrait
*Electric height adjustment no longer available
VESA Hole Pattern 75 x 75 mm and 100 x 100 mm
Price $1,334.20 (ergodirect.com, 12/4/19)

 

8 Monitor Electric Height Adjustable Desk Mount - 4 x 2 Configuration

Example: RightAngle Hover E Electric (One arm extension)

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*Information taken from raproducts.com on 12/4/19
QUICK FACTS: RightAngle Hover E Electric Monitor Arm
Compatible Monitor Sizes Up to 24"
Weight Capacity Total: 140 lbs.
Adjustment Features Tilt: 105°
Pivot: 360°
Various arm extension options
Various rail widths available
Height adjustment: electric, 15" of travel
VESA Hole Pattern 75 x 75 mm and 100 x 100 mm
Price List $3,801 (Consumers usually pay about 50% of list price) (raproducts.com, 12/4/19)

 

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