Best monitor for wall mounting: Best Wall Mountable Monitor | CCL

Best Wall Mountable Monitor | CCL

 

Let’s start with what this article/guide is not. This is not a guide that will tell you which wall mount to purchase (although that does need to be discussed). This guide will hopefully help you figure out the best monitor brand and model to buy if you plan on mounting them on your stud (plaster & wood) or masonry wall.

There’s a pretty simple set of criteria we’re going to be working with, and the considerations we’ll take into account (in order of importance):

  • Wall type
  • Monitor size
  • Monitor weight
  • Monitor mount type (VESA etc.)
  • Fixed or adjustable arm mount

Why mount your monitor(s) to a wall in the first place?

You’ve probably got a very good reason for mounting your monitors. The most popular reason is you need the desk space. From past experience with using a triple monitor setup, it became very difficult to get my keyboard to even fit on the desk, because I own an Alienware keyboard that has a bunch of media & function buttons lined up along the top of the keyboard. I purchased a very high quality (and heavy) VonHaus triple monitor stand which has a giant base plate that eats up all of the footprint that was previously used to store essential packets of Walker’s Cheese & Onion crisps, a Mr.T Funko bobblehead and of course – my keyboard as an afterthought. My desk toys now relegated to a shelf in the office, the keyboard still has trouble fitting on the desk with the built-in feet in an upright position.

I set myself a task of finding a more suitable solution, but I found I was unable to trust the sturdiness of the stands I saw over mounting them on a wall. In my mind, there should not have been a compromise or gap in the market. I should be able to purchase a sturdy triple monitor stand that didn’t have feet like Bilbo Baggins sticking out on my desk.

Nevertheless, as this task became more and more difficult, I realised the best way forward would be wall mounting. In essence, I guess that’s why you’re reading this now. This article was borne more out of frustration than an editorial calendar requirement.

So, if you’re wanting more space on your desk, wall mounting a monitor (or a dual/triple monitor setup), then this guide should hopefully give you some good advice on the options available.

Space is not just the only reason, of course. Who doesn’t want to look like they’re writing code in the Bat Cave?

 

Image: Bat Cave from Google Maps easter egg

 

Wall Type – Where The Monitors Will Be Mounted

It’s important to know what your wall is made of, as this will decide many of the factors for you. If you have a stud wall (plasterboard with wooden studs running horizontally and vertically), then you will need to ensure you use a stud finder to locate the wooden studs. You will fix the mounts to these studs. Do not scrimp on your stud finder. A quick note on stud finders: The cheaper models will give out all kinds of readings if it finds plasterboard screws or nails, or even if you hold it too close to the scanner.

 

Image: Stud wall (DIYDoctor. org.uk)

 

On the other hand, you might be fixing the monitors to a solid wall. This is the preferred method, but not a prerequisite in most cases.

Which Monitor Size Is Best?

So, once you find out what you’re going to be fixing the mount to, you can then begin to look at the monitors you’re going to put on the wall. Size is the first question, because that usually dictates the weight. From there we will know the type of mount we’re going to need.

It is very difficult to give someone a monitor size that will be best for them without knowing the type of stuff they actually do with their PC. It would be a good idea to look at monitors that are a minimum of 22” in size, however. A 24” monitor is mostly used in office situations, and you can comfortably have three of these monitors on a wall without going too Bruce Wayne.

My triple monitor setup is mixed use – gaming and office work. I use three HP 24” screens, with the ability to flip one of them vertical or horizontal depending on the work I’m doing.

So, ideally you want to ask yourself what you’ll be using the monitors for, and then – to get an idea of what you’re looking at – cut up some cardboard boxes to the size of monitor you’re checking out and hold them up to the wall. I actually did this myself and found it very helpful to visualise the space I’d be taking up, and how comfortable I was with the screen size.

In terms of gaming monitors, you can go as high as 27” for your central, main monitor to enjoy your gameplay in large format. You could have one or two accompanying monitors that are 24” too.

There’s a school of thought that has evolved with the monitor technology we have at our disposal now, too. For instance, thin bezel monitors mean you can have a near borderless experience when having a dual or triple monitor setup.

 

Pictured: AOC G2590FX (25 inch) Gaming Monitor Thin Bezel

 

You could also have an argument including curved monitors, too. An array of three curved monitors will look pretty darn good on your wall, and serve a practical requirement too.

 

Pictured: MSI Curved Gaming

 

Mounting these on a wall will just require some small adjustments to get the best alignment and a little thought into how you’re mounting them to the wall (previous section).

For those of us who also like to do some graphic design work or like to be around 12” from the screen from time to time, then you will need adjustable arms that allow you to pull the monitor up close for those fine details. As a person with prescription glasses, I too do this even though I don’t “need” to.

Why Monitor Weight Is Virtually Irrelevant

TFT LCD Monitors are now lighter than ever. If I think about how I started out with my first PC, I would have loved to mount my giant CRT monitor. Unfortunately, I fear it would have pulled down the bedroom wall in my parents’ house.

The reason monitor weight is so important, is the technology that affects it. In other words, the better the technology, the clearer the image (and the better performance) on screen. Often, though, the technology determines weight (but only slightly). TN panels are often lighter than IPS and VA panels.

Twisted Nematic (TN) panels, Vertically Aligned (VA) panels and In-Plane Switching (IPS) panels are the three main types of Thin-Film-Transistor (TFT) Liquid Crystal Display (LCD) monitor. They are very popular and used in many different ways across many different applications, including photo editing, video editing and, of course, gaming. You’ll also find them in everything from refrigerators to cars.

But here’s the kicker – they are all lightweight by design. There’s no real need to worry about mounting them on a stud or brick wall, because they are very light. The only reason to choose between them at all is image quality.

To help you decide which panel is most suitable for your usage, you could take a look at this definitive guide on Profolus.

Which Monitor Mount Type Is Best?

This could be the shortest section I’ve ever written in 15 years of journalism. The only mount you should consider is VESA. This is the accepted standard mount type (except for Samsung LCD TVs, for some reason as I found to my own chagrin when mounting a TV for my daughter).

So, put simply, make sure it’s VESA. This will enable you to quickly and easily swap out monitors in future, and help you in selecting mounts/monitors going forward.

Oh, and if you really must buy a Samsung LCD TV that has odd screws and a non-VESA mount, the adaptors are on Amazon for around £30!

Choosing Between Fixed And Adjustable Arm Mounts

Naturally, this is going to be personal preference. As we mentioned above, you might want to be able to grab the monitor and eye a tiny detail at will. Maybe you want the flexibility of showing your screen to someone else.

 

 

Overall, if you aren’t sure if you’ll ever need a tilt & turn adjustable arm, then you should purchase one just in case. There’s nothing worse than buying a fixed mount and needing the flexibility at a point in the future!

 

 

Some fixed mounts are not fixed mounts at all, too. They will have a certain amount of tilt and turn so you can mount three panels on your wall and angle them as required. So you’ll need to think carefully about your type of application and which one suits best.

The Best Wall Mountable Monitors

So here’s a round up of the best monitors that meet all of our criteria above.

Best Wall Mountable Monitors Over £150

 

Product Features
MSI Optix G273QF E-Sports 27” QHD IPS Monitor • 1920 x 1080 Full HD Resolution
• Lightning 1ms Response Time
• 350cd/m2 Brightness
• 165Hz Refresh Rate
• FreeSync Support
• Inputs: DVI, HDMI and DisplayPort
• Weight: 3.4kg (without stand)

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MSI Optix G273QF E-Sports 27″ QHD IPS Monitor

Our most popular 165Hz gaming monitor, the MSI Optix has been designed to offer reliable performance and unequivocal value for money at less than £260. This 27” IPS panel weighs 3.4kg and offers dazzling refresh & response rates.

Best Wall Mountable Monitors Under £150

 

Product Features
ASUS VG248QG 24″ Full HD 165Hz Gaming Monitor • 1920 x 1080 Full HD Resolution
• Lightning 1ms Response Time
• 350cd/m2 Brightness
• 165Hz Refresh Rate
• FreeSync Support
• Inputs: DVI, HDMI and DisplayPort
• Weight: 2.92kg (without stand)

Full specifications: View on CCL

 

ASUS VG248QG 24″ Full HD 165Hz Gaming Monitor

Coming in at under £150 and weighing less than a family pack of fusilli pasta, this high performance monitor boasts a 165Hz refresh rate and has DVI, HDMI and Display Port inputs.

 

Product Features
AOC 24G2U/BK 23. 8″ Full HD IPS 144Hz Monitor • 1920 x 1080 Full HD Resolution
• Lightning 1ms Response Time
• IPS Panel
• 144Hz Refresh Rate
• FreeSync Support
• Inputs: HDMI and DisplayPort
• Weight: 2.95kg (without stand)

Full specifications: View on CCL

 

AOC 24G2U/BK 23.8″ Full HD IPS 144Hz Monitor

This great value monitor can be found for a very reasonable sub-£150 price tag, and will comfortably play high FPS games with the 144Hz refresh rate. You won’t lose sleep over this monitor falling off the wall, either. At 2.95kg, it weighs less than a fresh chicken.

Best Wall Mountable Monitors under £100

 

Product Features
LG 24MK400H 23.5″ Full HD 75Hz Monitor • 1920 x 1080 Full HD Resolution
• Lightning 1ms Response Time
• 250cd/m2 Brightness
• 75Hz Refresh Rate
• FreeSync Support
• Inputs: VGA and HDMI
• Weight: 2. 80kg (without stand)

Full specifications: View on CCL

 

LG 24MK400H 23.5″ Full HD 75Hz Monitor

Representing the “awesome value” side of this equation, the 24MK400H comes in at under £100 with a modest 75Hz refresh rate.

 

Product Features
Iiyama G-Master G2440HSU 23.8″ Full HD IPS Monitor • 1920 x 1080 Full HD Resolution
• Lightning 1ms Response Time
• IPS Panel
• 75Hz Refresh Rate
• FreeSync Support
• Inputs: HDMI and DisplayPort
• Weight: 3.65kg (without stand)

Full specifications: View on CCL

 

Iiyama G-Master G2440HSU 23.8″ Full HD IPS Monitor

This IPS monitor from Iiyama is excellent value for money with change out of £100, and offers a fast 1ms response time.

Summary

The most difficult part of finding the best wall-mountable monitor is not choosing the monitor itself, but rather figuring out how you’ll configure it on your wall. There are hundreds of monitors to choose from, and it’ll mostly come down to personal preference and what you’ll be using the panel for.

We hope you enjoyed this guide, and if you have any comments or questions, feel free to respond below.

The best monitor wall mounts of 2023

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Written By
John Alexander

Updated Jan 18, 2023 3:22 PM

Installing monitor wall mounts is a great way to upgrade the home office or gaming battle station. When combined with monitors optimized for home office spaces, the best monitor wall mounts can create an environment that is comfortable for the neck and eyes while also helping clear off the top of your desk.

As the name implies, wall mounts attach directly to your wall, so corner (or L-shaped) computer desk setups work the very best for them. While the best wall mounts for TVs can simply affix onto the wall once a viewing sweet spot has been established, it is often advantageous for monitor wall mounts to have swiveling arms and increased maneuverability. In this way, the monitor can be adjusted for an individual’s height. The monitor should also be able to be moved closer or further away for different purposes, such as study or casual viewing of streamed programs.

These mounts will create a good environment for the home office, a place people are spending an increasing amount of time in. From ergonomic designs to simple installations, these are our best monitor wall mounts.

  • Best overall: Ergotron HX Single Ultrawide Monitor Arm
  • Best height-adjustable: Mount-It! Sit-Stand Wall Mount
  • Best dual: Mount-It! Dual-Monitor Wall Mount
  • Best large VESA: Mount-It! Full-Motion Monitor Wall Bracket
  • Easy-to-assemble: Antimbee No-Stud Drywall TV Mount
  • Best budget: VIVO Full-Motion Wall Mount

How we chose the best monitor wall mounts

Both monitor and monitor wall mount sales have skyrocketed as remote work and schooling became the new normal. As a result, manufacturers have been making an increasing number of monitor wall mount models. To sort out the best, we have taken into consideration manufacturer reputations and claims, peer reviews, forums, the impressions of the large user base, as well as key features, such as weight capacity and VESA sizing. Lastly, we picked through niche options to take into account some increasingly common situations, such as those wanting standing desks.

The best monitor wall mounts: Reviews & Recommendations

The results are in and we’ve found the best monitor wall mounts for whatever you desire. Whether that means a solid mount with incredible flexibility in swivel and motion, a mount for a large VESA monitor, or the perfect mount for your standing workstation, we’ve found it all and more.

Best overall: Ergotron HX Single Ultrawide Monitor Arm

Why it made the cut: A heavy-duty build with a wide range of motion and high compatibility with most modern monitors makes this a lasting choice.

Specs

  • Weight capacity: 42 lbs.
  • VESA sizes: 100×100, 75×75, 200×100, 200×200
  • Tilt & swivel: 180-degree pan and 360-degree rotation

Pros 

  • Works with most ultrawide monitors
  • Intense pivoting with flexible arm
  • Impressive 10-yr. Warranty
  • Bright, shiny color scheme

Cons 

  • Need extra parts for wood stud installation
  • Struggles with the Odyssey G9

This wall mount is perfect for just about any office setup due to its incredibly flexible arm. Instead of just making minor adjustments to reduce screen glare or neck pressure, the Ergotron’s arm is able to move into nearly any desirable position.

It works especially well as a mount for your second monitor when the side of your desk touches the wall. You can pull your monitor out when you want to use it, but then push it up perpendicular to the wall when you want it out of the way.

As a result of its heavy-duty manufacturing, the Ergotron is great for ultrawide monitors, including most curved ones. One unfortunate exception to this is our favorite curved ultrawide, the Samsung Odyssey G9, which has a bit too much curvature for the mount to handle easily.

Finally, an aesthetic touch. While many wall mounts are a drab gray or dull black, the Ergotron HX offers brilliant white and polished aluminum coloring. The white goes great with the aesthetic of Apple products for the modern office look. Alternatively, the polished aluminum is complimented highly by LED light strips for that futuristic gamer battlestation feel.

Best height-adjustable: Mount-It! Sit Stand Wall Mount

Why it made the cut: If you can meet the structural requirements, this mount converts into a complete standing desk, with desktop support, on command.

Specs

  • Weight capacity: 17.6 lbs. monitor, 2. 2 lbs. keyboard
  • VESA sizes: 75×75, 100×100
  • Height adjustment range: 19.9”

Pros 

  • Expert installation available
  • Sturdy for typing
  • Includes CPU wall mount with cable management functions

Cons 

  • Only meant for concrete walls

The Mount-It! Sit Stand combines the ideals of a standing desk with the functionality of a wall-mounted monitor. It includes a mount for your monitor, CPU, keyboard, and mouse. As per the instructions, it is only truly meant to be installed into concrete walls. That being said, it has been used in a variety of situations successfully. When in doubt, consider the expert installation option and have a chat about your particular situation before purchasing.

While it can be used as a purely standing desk, it does have the capability to be lowered up to 19.9 inches. This should be enough for most body types to take advantage of this desk as a standard “sitting” desk, too. Preferably, with an ergonomic chair.

The keyboard and mouse tray feels roomy and comfortable, though it can be a tad difficult to get used to if you’re used to using a full desk. Upon first use, it feels surprisingly sturdy to type on. The tray also juts out into the room a full 41 inches from the wall. This can feel extreme at first, but the extra distance from the monitor helps reduce eye strain. Finally, the tray can be folded up while not in use.

The included CPU holder works well to reduce cord length-related difficulties. Putting your CPU halfway between the highest and lowest places on your monitor will allow for full motion with reduced worries. That being said, we still recommend getting both a wireless mouse and wireless keyboard so you can utilize the folding keyboard tray to its fullest.

Best dual: Mount-It! Dual Monitor Wall Mount

Why it made the cut: The Mount-It! Dual Monitor Wall Mount is durable, affordable, and can be installed just about anywhere.

Specs

  • Weight capacity: 14.3 lbs.
  • VESA sizes: 75×75, 100×100
  • Tilt & swivel: 90-degrees up/left/right, 45-degrees down

Pros 

  • Easy adjusting arms
  • Lightweight
  • Made for brick, cement, and wood installation
  • Slide-in VESA plates for monitor

Cons 

  • Difficult to have monitors side-by-side

You wouldn’t be alone if you feel somewhat claustrophobic at the thought of one monitor computing in 2023. Instead of installing two wall mounts for the dual-monitor effect, it is best to get one really good dual wall mount.

Mount-It!’s dual mount comes with a lot of flexibility, including 90-degree tilt-and-swivel control in three directions. Each monitor is maneuvered by a gas spring arm for easy, responsive, and precise manipulation.

Despite this flexibility, you should be aware of the special limitations of using a dual wall mount that still apply to the Mount-It! The monitors attached have to be a bit smaller to allow full movement. In this case, that maximum is going to be 27 inches, which is still good enough for a couple of good gaming monitors on the cheap.

Even with monitors of the right size, it can be tricky to get them in a position where they touch if that is your preference. While possible, it requires them to jut out from the wall quite a bit, which can reduce your space. To visualize why, try clapping your hands without bending your elbows. The monitors here move in a similar fashion.

Finally, expect easy installation. The product is lightweight and can be installed in many materials. The VESA attachments for the back of your monitors allow you to slip them on the arms yourself, no helper required!

Related: Best dual monitor stands

Best large VESA: Mount-It! Full Motion Monitor Wall Bracket

Why it made the cut: Extreme versatility in VESA sizes and weight loads at a price anyone can afford.

Specs

  • Weight capacity: 66 lbs.
  • VESA sizes: 75×75, 100×100, 200×100, 200×200, 300×300, 400×300, 400×400
  • Tilt & swivel: 180-degrees left/right, 20-degrees up/down

Pros 

  • Expert installation option
  • Lightweight
  • Installs in wood stud

Cons 

  • Needs 8” x 8” mounting port on monitor

This Mount-It! mount provides a lot of flexibility for you to experiment with different monitors now and in the future. It has seven compatible VESA sizes that include the common 75×75 and 100×100 options but also go up to 400×400.

Another unexpected feat of the mount at this price range is its holding capacity of up to 66 pounds. In fact, Mount-It! claims to have gotten the mount to hold up to 132 pounds in testing. We do recommend keeping with the suggested weight limit, though, as the mount installs into a wood stud.

The mount has fantastic right and left swivel, due to its arm. While it doesn’t have the additional up-and-down range of motion of the best monitor arms, you’ll still be pleasantly surprised by the triple-jointed swivel on offer. If you use a small enough monitor, it can even work for setups where the side of your desk touches the wall like a budget Ergotron.

One quirk of having such an impressive range of VESA sizes is that the mounting area is quite large. Make sure that you have a mounting area of at least 8 inches by 8 inches on your monitor to accommodate this large aspect of the design.

Easy-to-assemble: Antimbee No Stud Drywall TV Mount

Why it made the cut: This Antimbee is a no-studs-necessary monitor mount that can be installed in less than 15 minutes.

Specs

  • Weight capacity: 100 lbs.
  • VESA sizes: Any from 100×100 to 400×400
  • Monitor sizes: 13”-55”

Pros 

  • Includes everything needed for installation but the hammer
  • Expert installation option
  • Easy “hanging” VESA mounting bracket

Cons 

  • No arm
  • No tilt & swivel

The Antimbee No Stud is great for those situations where you need a non-invasive installation. While that does come with some downsides, if you appreciate the mount for what it is and buy it with the right frame of mind, you will be very satisfied with it.

The installation can be compared to hanging a picture, both in difficulty and mechanism. Using the only tool you’ll be required to bring on your own, a hammer, nail the base into the wall. There is even a small bubble level included, ensuring a non-tilted hang. Finally, screw the hanger into the horizontal VESA holes of your monitor and hang it on the wall. The entire installation should take less than 15 minutes and can be completed by a single person.

Overall, this makes the Antimbee a great choice for dorm rooms or other situations where your landlord wouldn’t want you drilling deep into your wall. With this in mind, consider it as a cheap secondary gift for the child you are sending off to college this fall.

An unfortunate downside of the hang-on-the-wall like a picture frame approach to this wall mount is that the mounted monitor will also act as a picture hung on the wall. There is no arm, tilt, or swivel. Test out monitor heights before installation to avoid disappointment.

Best budget: VIVO Full Motion Wall Mount

Why it made the cut: Has all of the basic features, including an arm, at the price you want.

Specs

  • Weight capacity: 44 lbs.
  • VESA sizes: 75×75, 100×100
  • Tilt & swivel: 5-degrees up, 12-degrees down, 45-degrees left and right

Pros 

  • Expert installation option
  • Swiveling arm
  • Cable management included

Cons 

  • Difficult tension adjustment
  • Installation is a group project

Our budget option, from VIVO, comes with standard features, a good weight capacity, and a relatively good arm for the price. If you are a standard user that is willing to invest a bit of extra effort into installation, this could be the only monitor mount you’ll ever need.

When looking at budget products it is often the little things that the manufacturer bothers to include that make the whole experience worthwhile. For the VIVO Full Motion, that includes the three-jointed swiveling arm and a small hook to enhance cable management.

The swiveling arm works in a similar manner to Mount-It!’s Full Motion, though in a pared-down form. For example, the tension settings that hold the monitor in place require a tool for adjustment. This can be tricky to set since you will need to get the tool between the back of your monitor and the wall to access the adjuster. It is best to set this up with relatively high tension and leave it.

Speaking of setting up, expect this one to take at least two people. One person will need to hold the monitor while the other screws it into the mount. While there is optional expert installation available, the surcharge will negate the budget appeal this VIVO mount has to offer. We recommend grabbing a friend that owes you an easy favor, having a fun chat, and installing this monitor wall mount together.

Things to consider before buying one of the best monitor wall mounts

While your monitor wall mount will usually be cheaper than your monitor, a bad monitor wall mount will destroy your monitor. As a result, it really pays to be careful when selecting a mount and to make sure you are getting one that will work to support your monitor. You’ll also want to think about how you’ll be using it. How much rotation will it need to offer for your setup? We also look at the ease of installation and the possibility of expert installation add-ons with your purchase.

Weight capacity

One of the easiest factors to consider. In short, all other factors considered equal, an ability to hold a higher amount of weight on your wall is always better. While you can always weigh your monitor (or look up the weight of the monitor you’re about to purchase) in order to pick a mount with a capacity to match, we always recommend going for at least some wiggle room. As monitor technology continues to grow and change, you might want to upgrade to a heavier monitor down the line.

VESA size

The Video Electronics Standards Association (VESA) has created a standardized set of hole patterns that monitors, TVs, and their mounts typically follow. The sizing is given in a pair of numbers, such as 75×75, to represent the size of the square pattern the holes create in millimeters. The first number is the horizontal distance and the second is the vertical.

Before buying a mount, it is critical that you check your monitor’s VESA size. However, you shouldn’t stop there, as many mounts have several compatible sizes, and having this kind of flexibility will help for future monitor purchases. Very common VESA sizes are 75×75 and 100×100, though others do exist. The largest VESA sizes can go over 600×400.

Not all monitors come with VESA compatible mounting on the back. In that case, search for the manufacturer-specific mount, if available.

Tilt & swivel

For most monitor users, there is some level tilting, nudging, and adjusting that occurs after placing the monitor on your desk. This doesn’t magically change when the monitor is attached to a wall mount. Sometimes that can even mean making micro-adjustments to your monitor position on a daily basis, such as to avoid the glare of the early morning sun.

Another common feature of wall mounts is maneuverable arms. They help to increase left-to-right tilt so your monitor can face your seat directly. Particularly high-quality arms can even work with desks that are only beside a wall instead of pushed into one. In any case, you will want to make sure the selected tilt and swivel levels hold. Strong, tight joints are critical.

Installation

Installation can be tricky and rightfully makes many buyers nervous. Incorrectly installed wall mounts can destroy your monitor, not to mention your wall. When purchasing a wall mount, consider how tricky the installation process will be and if the mount includes all of the tools and parts required for a successful mounting.

Alternatively, consider purchasing a professional installation along with your mount. Many companies offer this service, but be warned that it can be very expensive, potentially many times more expensive than the mount itself.

FAQs

Q: What is the best wall mount for monitors?

The best wall mount for monitors is the Ergotron HX Single Ultrawide Monitor Arm. While it is more expensive than other wall mounts, it comes in first place as the best monitor wall mount due to its incredibly flexible arm and compatibility with most ultrawide monitors.

Q: Is it a good idea to mount a monitor on the wall?

It is a good idea to mount a monitor on the wall if you want to free up desk space or simply think it looks cool. However, if you are going to install a wall mount, it must be done well or you will end up destroying your monitor and wall. If that at all makes you nervous, you can still get the advantages of using an arm with one of our best monitor arms for desk mounting.

Q: Can you mount computer monitors on the wall?

You can mount computer monitors on the wall yourself or with the help of a professional. If you decide to DIY, you’ll want a stud finder alongside basic tools like a leveler, tape measure, and electric drill. Some easy-to-assemble mounts, like the Antimbee No Stud Drywall TV Mount, don’t require any tools beyond a simple hammer.

Q: Can I mount my monitor on drywall?

You can mount your monitor on drywall if you have the correct mount. Most wall mounts are not compatible with drywall alone and instead require a more sturdy backing to latch into. Many wall mounts that appear to be mounted on drywall are instead mounted on a wooden stud behind the drywall. Use a stud finder to locate the wooden studs behind your drywall.

Q: What monitors are VESA compatible?

Monitors with VESA patterns on the back are VESA compatible. VESA patterns are square or rectangular configurations of four holes in the back of the monitor.

Q: Can you wall mount a monitor without VESA?

You can mount a monitor without VESA, but you’ll be severely limited in what you can use for the mounting. Possibilities include model-specific mounts made by the same manufacturer. For the best possible mounting experience, it is not recommended to get a monitor without VESA holes.

Q: How much does a wall mount cost for a monitor?

A wall mount for a monitor can cost anywhere from under $20 to over $300, depending on quality, manufacturing materials, and other features. Many of the best monitor wall mounts offer a professional installation at a base cost of around $100-$150. Buyers should be aware that more lengthy or difficult installations will come with a higher charge.

Final thoughts on the best monitor wall mounts

Monitor wall mounts are space-savers that give your workstation a very comfortable feel. They can change your work, or gaming, area into an open space with the flick of a wrist. From the dorm-friendly Antimbee No Stud Drywall TV Mount to the incredibly flexible Ergotron HX Single Ultrawide Monitor Arm, our choices include a monitor wall mount for any purpose or budget.

TOP-10 monitors for video editing

In order for the edited video not to look damp and “childish”, you need not only skills, but also a good monitor. Which option is best to choose for video editing, this rating will tell you. It contains 10 best models for such tasks with a description of their main features.

LG 25UM58-P

An excellent choice for vector graphics and video editing, the screen’s characteristics are excellent for these tasks, which is why it made the list of the best.

Main features:

  • Excellent detail, maximum viewing angles and natural colors – 25-inch display, made on an IPS panel, is capable of displaying images in WFHD resolution. In addition, it covers 99% of the sRGB spectrum. It has good brightness and contrast ratios – 250 cd / m², 1000 : 1.
  • Picture-in-picture function – easily split the monitor into two working planes to run multiple applications at the same time, which makes the workflow as comfortable as possible .
  • OSD menu for quick editing of parameters using the mouse.

Note : the monitor also has game modes.

ACER XF290CBMJDPRZ

The thin bezel 29” display looks great, and thanks to its parameters, the monitor is advised to choose for video editing.

Why in the rating:

1. The ACER model is based on an IPS matrix. This guarantees the absence of color distortions and wide viewing angles, and thanks to the anti-reflective coating, you can work as comfortably as possible in any light.

2. 2560×1080 pixel resolution, good brightness performance of 300 cd/m2, and dynamic contrast ratio of 100,000,000:1 provide high-definition and cool picture quality in general.
3. AMD’s FreeSync is a technology for matching the FPS of the monitor with the frequency of the GPU, which will allow you to edit fast videos without image breaks.
4. USB hub with fast charging function – also nice.

See also: Types of monitors – what types of monitors exist: 7 types of screens

ASUS PB27UQ

The 27-inch 4K version provides a rich and realistic picture from any angle. Judging by the reviews, working with video content, vector and raster graphics, playing or watching a movie on a monitor is a pleasure.

Why recommend:

  • High resolution, high-quality IPS matrix, decent brightness parameters – 300 cd / m² and 100% sRGB color gamut guarantee excellent image quality.
  • Ideal for multi-monitor configurations. Splendid is a proprietary technology for fine-tuning image parameters, which reduces image differences on different monitors.
  • Protects eyesight. Thanks to Flicker Free, a flicker-free technology, and a blue light filter, hours of use make your eyes less tired.

LG 27UD88-W

The device has received good reviews from video editors due to its features. It can be chosen both as an option for graphic design and as a model for games. But versatility is not the only strong point of the device.

Best features:

  • 27” IPS panel with Ultra HD resolution. Together with a color depth of 10 bits and sRGB coverage of 99%, this makes it an excellent option for video editing: realism of shades, detail – everything is on top.
  • It is convenient to work with different programs at the same time: the screen can be divided into 4 active areas.
  • Separate menu for editing settings with the mouse.
  • Fine tuning calibration for even more accurate color reproduction with adaptive adjustment to the selected user preset.

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LG 27UD58-B

Choosing this option for video editing is a good idea: it has the right parameters. However, otherwise it would simply not be included in the rating of monitors that are advised to buy for this purpose.

Features:

  1. Maximum color control with integrated scaler for hardware calibration.
  2. Separate menu for quick parameter changes.
  3. Easily work with 4 applications at the same time by splitting the screen into 4 active zones.

Interesting : gamers also recommend this option. The monitor supports black stabilization technology (even in dark areas, objects are clearly visible).

DELL P2415Q

An excellent assistant when working with graphics, processing and editing video or photo content. The model is recommended to choose when you need a compact version that can provide a high quality image.

Advice : If you need to charge your smartphone or other gadget, connect it to the USB on the monitor – the port supports fast charging.

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DELL U2717D

A stylish device that has practically no frames, both literally and figuratively. It is pleasant to mount video, process photos and even play with it: the image pleases with quality.

Other features:

  1. The above parameters, together with a 99% coverage of the color triangle, guarantee a realistic, clear image and comfortable operation.
  2. Adds convenience and the ability to change the height, tilt the device. A wall mount is provided to save space.
  3. The manufacturer has equipped the model with a headphone jack and USB ports for peripherals.

DELL U3417W

Universal graphics and video editing tool. With any other tasks, the model with ultra-thin frames copes with a bang: movies in high quality, games at maximum settings – easily.

Attractive qualities:

  1. The monitor’s performance, coupled with sRGB coverage of 99%, guarantees a vivid and clear picture: all colors are reproduced without distortion.
  2. A 21:9 aspect ratio plus a curved screen gives you the freedom to see more for the most immersive video experience.
  3. Functions for comfortable editing: setting up a personal window layout for working in several programs at the same time, picture-in-picture and picture-by-picture options. In addition, the proprietary Easy Arrange feature allows you to view multiple applications in one window: you just need to choose a window layout and arrange applications as convenient.
  4. Stereo speakers with a total output of 18W are a nice bonus.

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ASUS PG279Q

27” WQHD screen is a good choice for video editing. Its parameters will appeal to both graphic designers and gamers.

Why it was included in the rating:
1. High resolution and high-quality IPS matrix provide natural color reproduction and excellent detail. Maximum viewing angles add comfort when working with video.
2. Screen refresh rate – 165 Hz – the smoothness of the display of dynamic scenes is noticeably improved. There are three frequency modes in total: 60, 120 and 165 Hz. It is easy to switch between them using a special button on the monitor.

3. An efficient cooling system built into the device prevents overheating during long hours of use.
4. A cable management tool is provided on the back. By hiding the cords, you can free up space. To save space, the model can also be placed on the wall.

LG 38UC99-W

The large, curved version has been praised by video editors and gamers alike, not because of its attractive appearance, but because of its cool parameters.

What is interesting:
1. Cool picture. High detail provides a resolution of 3840 x 1600 pixels. An IPS panel with a color depth of 10 bits is responsible for realistic color reproduction.
2. Comfortable video editing and other uses: maximum viewing angles ensure that the image remains equally clear, no matter what angle it is viewed from.

3. Auto presets for setting the color scheme, which can be changed based on personal preferences or working conditions.
4. Screen split function with 14 options – to choose the best option in case of simultaneous work with different programs.
5. Synchronizing the FPS of the monitor and video card guarantees smoothness in dynamic scenes.

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Each monitor from this list will be an excellent companion in the video editing process. Realism, high definition and smoothness of the picture are guaranteed. It is difficult to advise something specific from the rating: all models are good. However, if you need to not only mount, but also play, you can recommend options with gaming functions and modes.

rating of 2021 monitors for photographers and designers

Eldoblog tells how to choose
monitor for video editing and color correction in 2021 – for beginners
and professionals.

What to look for?

1. Screen size is 27 inches or larger. Photographers
Recommended: The bigger the monitor, the better. It is important to see small details, leaning back
on the back of the chair.

2. The resolution depends on the size of the device. For budget monitor
with a diagonal of 27-32 inches, the standard QHD (2560 × 1440 pixels) is enough. For more
large models, 4K (3840×2160) is preferred. The higher the resolution
the sharper the image looks with the same diagonal.

3. Color gamut. What matters most to photographers and designers 100% coverage
sRGB
palette used in portrait photography. But the monitor for video editing should
show at least 80% of the DCI-P3 palette, designed specifically for digital cinemas
and streaming services. In premium models, this figure is 95-100%.

4. Calibration. Palette coverage is sufficient for amateur graphics work
sRGB and DCI-P3. Professional photographers require Pantone calibration or
Adobe
and videographers and film producers Technicolor . It’s a guarantee
that the colors on the screen remain the same as in the viewfinder of a camera or camcorder.

5. Extended dynamic range. For movies and clips
with special effects, HDR support is required. It increases static contrast
and improves color reproduction in complex scenes where bright areas of the image are adjacent
with the dark ones.

6. Screen format. Traditional monitor aspect ratio —
16:9 – allows you to work with portrait / product photos and videos. For
processing of architectural, landscape and panoramic photos, as well as widescreen video will need
monitor 21:9 . There are also wider screens, up to 32:9 . They are needed for
work with 360-degree photos and VR. In addition, on widescreen monitors, you can
arrange multiple application windows and refer to the original image.

7. Connectors. Monitor for video editing and color correction must be connected
to a computer via HDMI 2.1 port to display the image in 4K resolution at
refresh rates up to 120Hz and 8K (7680×5120) at 60Hz. For QHD standard
and working with still photos, port 9 is enough0224 HDMI 2.0 . Alternative –
DisplayPort 1.4 connector for ultra-high definition video or 1.2 for QHD
and photos. Required for a designer working with paid subscription content
support for HDCP technology – it will decrypt even protected files. Connector versions are very
are important – the throughput of ports and cables depends on them.

8. The refresh rate is important when working with video and game graphics.
The maximum speed of displaying content depends on it. For example, if the monitor updates the screen
at 120 Hz, it can show up to 120 frames per second if it
provided by the file format. This results in smoother, more natural movements than with
60 Hz.

AOC AGON AG352QCX

Curved budget monitor for photographers allows you to capture the big picture in one
gaze – you can sit close and not strain your eyes.
It is also suitable for amateur video processing – high frequency
(200 Hz) refresh allows you to show smooth natural movement at speed
up to 200 frames per second. Of the pluses – built-in speakers, folding
headphone jack and 3.5mm headphone jack.

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Diagonal – 35″
Resolution – 2560×1080, UWFHD
Aspect Ratio – 21:9
Price —
$46,390*

ViewSonic VX3258-2KPC-MHD

All-in-one monitor for photographer and videographer accurately reproduces everything
sRGB shades and covers 80% of the DCI-P3 palette. It is suitable for color correction
at a professional level – the image looks natural. Monitor will fit
for the designer who uses the computer for work and play. In the menu you can
choose the ideal settings for editing graphics, reading, movies or games.

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Diagonal – 32″
Resolution – 2560×1440, QHD
Aspect Ratio – 16:9
Price —
$29,790*

Benefits: curved screen, anti-flicker and blue light reduction
colors reduce eye strain.

Xiaomi Curved Gaming Monitor

This monitor for professional designers connects to two
signal sources – a computer and a laptop or a computer and a camera. His
enough width and resolution to edit “heavy” photos
and pictures without scrolling and zooming.

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Diagonal – 34″
Resolution – 3440×1440, UWQHD
Aspect Ratio – 21:9
Price —
$349.99*

Color gamut meets video editing standards of 100% sRGB and 82% DCI-P3. Curved
the Xiaomi monitor can even be hung using a wall bracket with magnetic latches
and also easy to remove. The standard rack has a cable channel for hidden wiring.

Acer Predator Z301Cbmiphzx

Budget monitor with wide curved screen and full palette coverage
sRGB is height and tilt adjustable. It reduces the burden
on the eyes – suppresses flicker and reduces the brightness of blue light. On screen
menu – advanced color settings for a realistic picture.
Of the pluses – built-in speakers and 5 USB ports.

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Diagonal – 30″
Resolution – 2560×1080, UWFHD
Aspect Ratio – 21:9
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$642.

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Samsung C34G55TWWI

One of the best HDR monitors for video
colorful special effects. High contrast allows you to see subtle details in the shadows
and in bright areas of the image.

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Diagonal – 34″
Resolution – 3440×1440, UWQHD
Aspect Ratio – 21:9
Price —
$399.00*

Always smooth and natural motion on screen – refresh rate
reaches 165 Hz, and the response time does not exceed 1 ms. Curved widescreen monitor
closely matches the contours of the human eye, so you won’t miss a single
important detail.

Samsung QLED C49HG90DMI

The largest monitor for a photographer in 2021 can replace two
27″ traditional 16:9 format models. It uses backlighting based on
quantum dots with a color gamut of 100% sRGB and 96% DCI-P3.

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Diagonal – 49″
Resolution – 3840×1080, UWQHD
Aspect Ratio – 32:9
Price —
$679.99*

HDR support enhances contrast, while high refresh rates and fast response times
(up to 144 Hz and less than 1 ms) are suitable for working with dynamic video. To monitor
you can connect two signal sources at the same time by adjusting the window sizes in the Easy application
setting box.

Acer ConceptD CM3271K

Professional monitor for designers and photographers, factory tested
calibrated according to the Pantone standard. This allows you to see all the colors as they are.
obtained when printed on paper. Its IPS matrix shows natural colors that
we see with our own eyes in everyday life.

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Diagonal – 27″
Resolution – 3840×2160, UHD 4K
Aspect Ratio – 16:9
Price —
$74,290*

HDR support and CAD/CAM mode are suitable for editing drawings and 3D models.
An intelligent light sensor selects the ideal screen brightness according to
with ambient lighting parameters. A three-sided shield protects the display from direct sunlight.
rays and glare. Of the pluses – the Ergostand stand rotates, tilts
and adjusts the screen height.

LG 32UL750-W

The monitor is calibrated for video editing and color correction. He is exactly
shows 100% sRGB tints, 98% Adobe RGB and 95% DCI-P3. Support for HDR 600 technology
allows you to get a high-quality picture with bright light and detailed shadows.

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Diagonal – 32″
Resolution – 3840×2160, UHD 4K
Aspect Ratio – 16:9
Price —
RUR 49,690*

This monitor is popular among game designers. It supports automatic calibration
using X-Rite and Datacolor fixtures sold separately. This allows you to quickly
“adjust” its settings for a specific task. Convenient menu helps to split the screen
into four parts and set window frames when working with multiple applications.

HP U27 4K Wireless

The best monitors for photographers connect wirelessly to your computer.
This model has Quick Pair technology for ultra-high definition video transmission
via Wi-Fi. IPS-matrix shows a colorful picture, accurately reproducing all colors,
which the human eye can see.

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Diagonal – 27″
Resolution – 3840×2160, UHD 4K
Aspect Ratio – 16:9
Price —
33 990 r.*

When editing video, it is better to connect the monitor via the HDMI port – this way you will get more
smooth movements and reduce signal transmission delay. Anti-reflective coating will help you
work comfortably even in bright light.

AOC U3277PWQU

This is the answer to the question of how to choose a monitor for a photographer. The monitor is playing
over a billion shades, covering 100% of the sRGB palette and 90% Adobe RGB. In settings
the color scheme is adjusted to work with web content, photos or videos.

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Diagonal – 32″
Resolution – 3840×2160, UHD 4K
Aspect Ratio – 16:9
Price —
$29,390*

Swivel stand mount allows you to adjust the height and angle of the monitor,
and also rotate it to portrait orientation. Of the pluses – 4 USB ports
on 2.0 and 3.0, as well as USB Type-B for connecting to a computer.

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