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2017/06/18 21:17:59 (permalink)
What is it with monitor stands taking up so much desktop real estate (front to back)? I was looking at the Acer Predator XB271HU - that is 10.6" deep, the ASUS PG279Q is a whole 12" deep. My existing ASUS PB278Q is 8" deep and that is plenty, anything more is just taking up way too much desktop real estate. Might not be an issue for most people, but living in NYC where space is at a premium so desks are necessarily 'shallow', this is becoming a real big problem. My desk is 19" from front to back. I'm looking for a decent 27" IPS 2560x1440 ~120+Hz monitor with high color accuracy, but they all seem to have these freaking giant stands! The PB278Q didn't need it and is very stable at 8", when I realized the PG279Q is a whole 12" deep I almost fell off my chair - that's just silly! Can't believe this is what is holding me back from being able to upgrade my monitor lol.
 
 
 
 


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    Re: Monitor stands getting bigger 2017/06/18 21:30:25 (permalink)
    easy fix, move out of the city and get bigger place and bigger desk
    really though, im not sure why they are, probably has to do with some goofy safety regulation somewhere.

                                   
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    Re: Monitor stands getting bigger 2017/06/19 08:00:25 (permalink)
    While desk space isn't an issue for me - I still don't like the bulky stands...  This is what I use and I love it - http://a.co/3rcSlzx .  They are universal as long as there is a VESA mount on the monitor, and they make single monitor stands both with and without the articulating arm (http://a.co/e040JjZ).  It lets you really adjust the height, tilt, etc so much more than a stock stand - plus it really saves desk space.  It's almost like wall mounting without having to drill into the wall.
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    Re: Monitor stands getting bigger 2017/06/19 11:52:13 (permalink)
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    While desk space isn't an issue for me - I still don't like the bulky stands...  This is what I use and I love it - http://a.co/3rcSlzx .  They are universal as long as there is a VESA mount on the monitor, and they make single monitor stands both with and without the articulating arm (http://a.co/e040JjZ).  It lets you really adjust the height, tilt, etc so much more than a stock stand - plus it really saves desk space.  It's almost like wall mounting without having to drill into the wall.


    that low price, how is the quality? i usually buy cheif or peerless mounts and they cost a small fortune.

                                   
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    Re: Monitor stands getting bigger 2017/06/19 17:50:30 (permalink)
    We have 20 or so of the VIVO stands for users at work that actually have a base on them - including me - (http://a.co/bNtnX3m) which is why I bought the one I have for home.  The metal is thick and they are powder coated.  The quality is honestly surprising for the price.  The ones with the base can get a little tipsy if using 2x 27" monitors if they are positioned too far forward of the upright pole, but that's just physics.  For what it is - I can't see how a more expensive one could be much better.

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    Re: Monitor stands getting bigger 2017/06/19 19:55:27 (permalink)
     
    Thanks for all the recommendations and links!
     
    Looked at Vivo single desktop stands, most are 12" deep, some even more lol.. the smallest was 10.5" which was stand V001-F - still too deep for my liking.
     
    The C-clamp / grommet mounting might do the trick though, stand V001-C looks like the go, and for just $25 if it doesn't work out, no big deal. Reviews are good, and there's a lot of reviews there. I wonder if my desk is up to the task though, since the stand is not a balanced weight and the desk is not solid timber...  actually that's easily solved with some additional 1/2" thick solid wood blocks sandwiched in there. Ok awesome, going to order this one.
     
    Next question - why does the Acer Predator XB271HU have a 1-2 month shipping date from Amazon?? lol.. I automatically get 5% credit on all Amazon purchases so I particularly want to order through there, plus they are very good about returns if there's a problem. I'd go ASUS again but their quality control seems to be extremely lacking. Well, that's a question for another day.
     
    Thanks again for the links. 
     
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    Re: Monitor stands getting bigger 2017/06/19 21:03:12 (permalink)
    Just measured my PG279Q and the stand is a little less than 9.5 inches and from back of stand to front edge of monitor is 8 inches. The stand comes out a little farther than screen. ASUS website shows 237.9mm deep. 
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    Re: Monitor stands getting bigger 2017/06/19 21:17:32 (permalink)
     
    I like my oval base. LG FTW!     

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    Re: Monitor stands getting bigger 2017/06/19 21:32:51 (permalink)
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    Just measured my PG279Q and the stand is a little less than 9.5 inches and from back of stand to front edge of monitor is 8 inches. The stand comes out a little farther than screen. ASUS website shows 237.9mm deep. 


    Thanks. That's probably doable, but the c-clamp should take up much less desk space. I was playing BF1 last night on my PB278Q (60Hz) and came close to throwing up, probably from motion sickness (only just clicked that's probably what caused it), hoping a 144Hz will alleviate that problem somewhat.


     
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    Re: Monitor stands getting bigger 2017/06/19 21:38:57 (permalink)
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    I like my oval base. LG FTW!     


    Yeah my Mrs' monitor is a LG and I have another in the closet - nice small round base and thin lightweight monitor, much of that probably because the ac adapter part is halfway along the power cable rather than built into the monitor itself. The 23" LG monitors we have are years old and cheap, pretty washed out display as far as colors go, but damn they just keep going forever.
     


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    Re: Monitor stands getting bigger 2017/06/19 21:40:52 (permalink)
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    Just measured my PG279Q and the stand is a little less than 9.5 inches and from back of stand to front edge of monitor is 8 inches. The stand comes out a little farther than screen. ASUS website shows 237.9mm deep. 


    Thanks. That's probably doable, but the c-clamp should take up much less desk space. I was playing BF1 last night on my PB278Q (60Hz) and came close to throwing up, probably from motion sickness (only just clicked that's probably what caused it), hoping a 144Hz will alleviate that problem somewhat.


     


    Funny you bring that up, I just came from 1920x1200 60hz and could never play Call of Duty or Battlefield type games for more than probably 30min without going into an epileptic shock. The 144hz definitely made an enormous improvement on that.
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    Re: Monitor stands getting bigger 2017/06/19 21:45:10 (permalink)
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    Just measured my PG279Q and the stand is a little less than 9.5 inches and from back of stand to front edge of monitor is 8 inches. The stand comes out a little farther than screen. ASUS website shows 237.9mm deep. 


    Thanks. That's probably doable, but the c-clamp should take up much less desk space. I was playing BF1 last night on my PB278Q (60Hz) and came close to throwing up, probably from motion sickness (only just clicked that's probably what caused it), hoping a 144Hz will alleviate that problem somewhat.


     


    Funny you bring that up, I just came from 1920x1200 60hz and could never play Call of Duty or Battlefield type games for more than probably 30min without going into an epileptic shock. The 144hz definitely made an enormous improvement on that.


    Ohh that's good to know, thanks! How is the PG279Q for you - any backlight bleed? They were first released coming up 2 years ago in October, still priced high - I guess due to demand. Still wondering what to go for. Looking at 27", 2560x1440, 120-144Hz, IPS, low response time (although I guess you have to go TN for 1ms), and full color gamut. ..and decent quality control lol, seems to be a problem these days!
     


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    Re: Monitor stands getting bigger 2017/06/19 21:48:40 (permalink)
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    I like my oval base. LG FTW!     


    Yeah my Mrs' monitor is a LG and I have another in the closet - nice small round base and thin lightweight monitor, much of that probably because the ac adapter part is halfway along the power cable rather than built into the monitor itself. The 23" LG monitors we have are years old and cheap, pretty washed out display as far as colors go, but damn they just keep going forever.
     




    I've had this 27" LG for many years now. Still looks as good as the day I bought it. No washed out display here at all. No dead pixels, etc. This Monitor is a work horse.    

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    Re: Monitor stands getting bigger 2017/06/20 07:15:41 (permalink)
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    Thanks. That's probably doable, but the c-clamp should take up much less desk space. I was playing BF1 last night on my PB278Q (60Hz) and came close to throwing up, probably from motion sickness (only just clicked that's probably what caused it), hoping a 144Hz will alleviate that problem somewhat.

     
    Same thing here.  I went from 1440p-60Hz to 1440p-144Hz Gsync because I was getting headaches playing BF4 for any longer than 45 minutes.  This is no longer an issue for me, even after a few hours of gaming.  If for some reason a game loads up in 60Hz instead of 144Hz - I can tell immediately because it almost hurts my eyes.
     
    I think you'll be happy with the mount - plus it's Amazon so if you don't like it you can always send it back.  My desk is particle board/MDF and I've never had a problem but it's pretty thick.  I think your idea of putting a wood piece in there to distribute the weight should help.
     
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    Re: Monitor stands getting bigger 2017/06/20 12:27:27 (permalink)
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    Thanks. That's probably doable, but the c-clamp should take up much less desk space. I was playing BF1 last night on my PB278Q (60Hz) and came close to throwing up, probably from motion sickness (only just clicked that's probably what caused it), hoping a 144Hz will alleviate that problem somewhat.

     
    Same thing here.  I went from 1440p-60Hz to 1440p-144Hz Gsync because I was getting headaches playing BF4 for any longer than 45 minutes.  This is no longer an issue for me, even after a few hours of gaming.  If for some reason a game loads up in 60Hz instead of 144Hz - I can tell immediately because it almost hurts my eyes.
     
    I think you'll be happy with the mount - plus it's Amazon so if you don't like it you can always send it back.  My desk is particle board/MDF and I've never had a problem but it's pretty thick.  I think your idea of putting a wood piece in there to distribute the weight should help.
     

    I had full articulating mount and used a piece of flat steele bar stock on the bottom, was rock steady and the was with a old 24" hp that used cathode backlighting and weighed twice as much as my 30" dell i have now.

                                   
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    Re: Monitor stands getting bigger 2017/06/20 16:16:54 (permalink)
     
    Won $500 on a lottery scratch ticket I bought on a whim (don't usually buy them) - that will cover most of a new monitor, now to figure out which to get :) 
     


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    Re: Monitor stands getting bigger 2017/06/21 07:48:03 (permalink)
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    Won $500 on a lottery scratch ticket I bought on a whim (don't usually buy them) - that will cover most of a new monitor, now to figure out which to get :) 


    Nice - wish I had that kind of luck!  Anywhere near a MicroCenter?  http://www.microcenter.com/product/460912/s2716dgr_27_qhd_led_g-sync_gaming_monitor

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    Re: Monitor stands getting bigger 2017/06/22 20:29:46 (permalink)
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    Won $500 on a lottery scratch ticket I bought on a whim (don't usually buy them) - that will cover most of a new monitor, now to figure out which to get :) 


    Nice - wish I had that kind of luck!  Anywhere near a MicroCenter?  http://www.microcenter.com/product/460912/s2716dgr_27_qhd_led_g-sync_gaming_monitor


    There's a MicroCenter in Brooklyn but it's a mission to get to, but wow that's a great discount! TN not IPS though.
     


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    Re: Monitor stands getting bigger 2017/06/23 12:16:53 (permalink)
    It's a VERY good TN though - don't discredit it for that alone.  There's actually quite a few threads on the forums here about that monitor in particular.

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    Re: Monitor stands getting bigger 2017/06/23 16:20:09 (permalink)
     
    Get it at a Microcenter or Fry's, so you can easily return it. I bought my awesome monitor at Fry's.   =)

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    Re: Monitor stands getting bigger 2017/06/26 13:37:55 (permalink)
    You have to get a good desk. That is the real issue. Most computer desks are too small. I have a 24.5 inch glass desk and that is pushing it.
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    Re: Monitor stands getting bigger 2017/06/26 14:46:26 (permalink)
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    You have to get a good desk. That is the real issue. Most computer desks are too small. I have a 24.5 inch glass desk and that is pushing it.


    Definitely helps, I have a L shape desk that is 32" on one side and 22" on the other, the 22" side is a little close for comfort. 
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    Re: Monitor stands getting bigger 2017/06/27 20:56:40 (permalink)
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    You have to get a good desk. That is the real issue. Most computer desks are too small. I have a 24.5 inch glass desk and that is pushing it.


    Problem is space.. we have a 3 bedroom condo in NYC, the 3rd (and smallest) bedroom serves as our 'office' and has 2 desks in it... so they had to be necessarily small in depth to fit and still leave sufficient room for chairs.. and both chairs are Herman Miller which take up a bit of space. The desks are back to back, 19" deep.. actually I just measured - they are 20" deep and 59" wide each. They are freaking heavy even though they aren't solid wood - they are that extremely dense type of compressed hard wood. They weren't particularly cheap either @ ~$450 each from memory, about 5/8" thick panels.. the c-clamp stand should make a big difference freeing up desktop space. Hopefully this weekend I might find 30 minutes to set it up and see if the desk needs extra support for it. I would love to have deeper full-size desks but we just don't have the space.
     
     


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