Mounting your monitor on the wall is an excellent way to clear up some space on your desk and make things a little bit neater. Most modern monitors today have VESA mounts in the middle or lower part of the back, which make them easy to mount using a wide range of mounting tools. If you want to get your monitor off the standard stand and up onto the wall or mounted on a bracket, here’s everything you will need to know.
Can I Mount My Monitor?
First of all, it’s worth figuring out whether or not your monitor can be mounted. Any VESA compliant monitor that comes with built-in mounting brackets should be easy to mount using a wide range of tools that you can easily get online or from DIY stores. Check the back of your monitor; you should be able to find holes for positioning screws to attach a mount to it.
Choosing the Right Type of Mount
There are several factors to keep in mind when it comes to choosing the right type of mount for your monitor. For example, if you are using one of the Lenovo Ultrawide Monitors, then getting a mount that works well for a wider screen is important. Check the size guidelines for the mount and make sure that it is compatible with your display. If you are using a curved monitor, then you may need to get a mount that is designed for use with this type.
Wall or Bracket?
Another factor to think about when mounting your monitor is whether you want to have it on the wall, or on a bracket. A bracket mount is an ideal choice if you are renting and can’t drill into the walls or if you simply don’t want to have to do all that DIY work. These mounts are usually on brackets that can be screwed into or clamped to the edges of your desk where they are securely attached. This allows you to keep your monitor off the desk without having to drill into the wall. On the other hand, a wall bracket doesn’t attach to your desk at all and works in a similar way to mounting a TV.
Adjustable or Fixed?
If you want to mount your monitor on the wall, then whether you will use an adjustable or fixed monitor mount is also worth considering. With fixed, your monitor will stay in one place. On the other hand, a mount with an adjustable arm allows you to tilt and move your monitor around if needed.
Positioning Your Monitor Mount
Finally, consider where you are going to position the mount and monitor for your comfort and ease of use. Ideally, you should place your screen between 20 and 28 inches away from your face with the top of the display at or just below eye level.
Whether you use a lot of monitors or have a small desk space you want to free from clutter, mounting your monitor can be a great way to organise your desk.