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I've seen a lot of people recommend the Erogtron LX and that's definitely one I'm considering. I'm wondering if anyone else has had good experience with any other high quality alternatives like the Chief Kontour series.
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What's the monitors that you'll be using? Desk mount or wall mount?

Off the bat: Silverstone Dual Arm
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What's the monitors that you'll be using? Desk mount or wall mount?

Off the bat: Silverstone Dual Arm

2 x Dell U2415 24" 1920x1200 monitors. Desk mount but the desk will be up against a wall so the arms won't really have any space to move/rotate behind the desk.
Edited by PuffinMyLye - 10/21/14 at 9:26am
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I can't speak for the Chief Kontour arms but I've used wall mounted LX and MX arms which both hold my Apple 27" without much effort. My friend has one LX desk mounted and that does just fine for his 23" as expected.

You'll get more range of motion from the LX on both wall and desk mounts with a slightly lowered max weight (doesn't seen to be a concern here).

If you want to save a little bit of money and want independent arms for each, HP puts out an all black re-branded LX desk mount for ~$80-85. I use that for my tablet to draw with and has been great (19" monitor).
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I can't speak for the Chief Kontour arms but I've used wall mounted LX and MX arms which both hold my Apple 27" without much effort. My friend has one LX desk mounted and that does just fine for his 23" as expected.

You'll get more range of motion from the LX on both wall and desk mounts with a slightly lowered max weight (doesn't seen to be a concern here).

If you want to save a little bit of money and want independent arms for each, HP puts out an all black re-branded LX desk mount for ~$80-85. I use that for my tablet to draw with and has been great (19" monitor).

Thanks for the info. I'm less worried about the money then I am getting the right mount. Since the mount arms will not be able to move at all behind the desk, I'm concerned about my limited positioning options for my two monitors. I want to have one monitor directly in front of me and one off to the right of it with no space between them.
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Harder to say what will work 100% but since LX style arms are all pretty much the same in design, more of less, it depends on how far back you're intending to push the monitors back against the wall.

Dual single arms would give a better ability to position just exactly right since the bases don't have to be close together. With the dual arms you can get more picky the smaller the monitors are.

@6:30

Quick video that demonstrates it well enough, that elbow will be a problem like you said.

Technically you could off set the base of a dual arm to the left or right enough so that when you make the arms go flat as possible they'll be centered in front of your keyboard( or wherever you need them to be centered)
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Thanks for the info. I'm less worried about the money then I am getting the right mount. Since the mount arms will not be able to move at all behind the desk, I'm concerned about my limited positioning options for my two monitors. I want to have one monitor directly in front of me and one off to the right of it with no space between them.
If you aren't affraid to screw into your desk to anchor it, you can use black cast iron bars from Home Depot, spending $25-40 for all the fittings and make your own.

Something like this but add a 3" extension sticking outward and add a swival on it like this.
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Harder to say what will work 100% but since LX style arms are all pretty much the same in design, more of less, it depends on how far back you're intending to push the monitors back against the wall.

Dual single arms would give a better ability to position just exactly right since the bases don't have to be close together. With the dual arms you can get more picky the smaller the monitors are.

@6:30

Quick video that demonstrates it well enough, that elbow will be a problem like you said.

Technically you could off set the base of a dual arm to the left or right enough so that when you make the arms go flat as possible they'll be centered in front of your keyboard( or wherever you need them to be centered)


Thanks, I've seen that video. I think I can probably make that mount work.

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If you aren't affraid to screw into your desk to anchor it, you can use black cast iron bars from Home Depot, spending $25-40 for all the fittings and make your own.

Something like this but add a 3" extension sticking outward and add a swival on it like this.

Yea don't want to be screwing things into a $2500 desk. But thanks for the suggestion.
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I use this stand at work:

http://www.amazon.com/Tyke-Supply-Dual-Monitor-Stand/dp/B002R9HQLI/

Not as many adjustments as others, but more than up to the task for my purposes and the price is great.
 
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Ok so I think I feel good about the Ergotron LX Dual mount. However I'm debating between that or just getting 2 of the single arm models. Trying to determine what is going to give me the best chance of situation my monitors exactly how I want them with my desk being against the wall.
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