How to Install a Desk or Wall Mount for Your Monitor
You might be wondering, are desk and wall mounts the same thing? Actually, no, they are not. But fear not, for in this article, I will show you how to install both a Desk Mount and a Wall Mount for your Monitor.
After successfully building your PC, consider installing a desk or wall mount for your monitor to free up some valuable desk space.
Installing a Mount for your monitor can be tricky if not done properly. You can set up dual or multiple monitors on your PC. But, Without mounts, the monitors will end up using all the available apps for your desktop, leaving little to no space for other stuff. Thus desk mounts are very useful in space management and increasing productivity.
Desk mounts vs. Wall mounts.
Now different companies might produce slightly different installation methods for their mounts but they are generally similar. Given my requirements and desk dimensions, I went with the Mount Pro from Amazon for the Desk Mount. It comes with great reviews and is medianly priced at around 10K.
According to the product specifications, the Mount Pro can handle 2 13”- 32” monitors, each weighing around 19.8 pounds which converts to approximately 9 kilograms.
How to Install a Desk Mount?
Here are the steps to install your Desk Mount-
Open the box and pull out all the parts and manuals, and lay them out neatly so you can survey them properly. Make sure you have all the components mentioned in the box.
Put together the desk clamp. For the Mount Pro, the clamp comes in 2 parts- the upper one screwing into the lower one and both being held together by two screws.
Once the desk clamp is ready, attach the pole using the 3 screws provided for the same purpose.
Now set up the mount and the pole on your desk, ensuring the clamp is tight and void of movement.
Double-check the screws of the mount arm to ensure it is tight and secure. If it ends up being loose, it could lead to the monitor slipping down the pole.
Remove the desktop stand from your monitor. Now here is where it gets a bit complex. Different manufacturers may have already provided the screws needed to mount the monitor on the wall stand, but some do not. So depending on your manufacturer, you’re either gonna have the screws or you’ll have to bring your own.
Carefully attach the monitors to their respective arms, and voila! Your wall mount is completely set up.
You might need cable management to make your desktop look clean; otherwise, your Desk Mount is ready.
Well, that wasn’t that difficult now. You need to ensure everything is completely tightened, or you could let your fall.
How to install a Wall Mount?
(Now, installing a Wall mount is much more tricky and requires a certain level of workmanship. So if you are a first-time mounter, I would advise you to get a professional to do it.)
Following are the steps to install a wall mount:
Before we can start, we need to identify a stud behind the wall. Now you may possess a stud finder or the professional will surely have one. Use the stud finder to find the center of a stud and mark it with a pencil.
Use a level to draw a straight line down the wall, and again, if you have a level, great if not, the professionals always carry one.
Mark the holes that need to be drilled and here you’ll need an electric drill. Carefully and using safety precautions, drill the required holes.
Screw in the mount to the wall using the screws provided, and before completely screwing in, use the level for a final check to see if it’s straight.
Tighten the screws and ensure the mount is secure before attaching your monitors to the arms. They will generally follow the same rules as the ones in desk mounts.
You have successfully set up your wall mount. Like the desk mounts, ensure all the bolts and screws are tight and secure before attaching your monitors or you risk letting them fall.
Well, there you go! Those were easy-to-understand and quick steps to install a desk or wall mount for your monitor.
Yes, you can mount a monitor to the desk, but you must ensure the monitor arms are secured and screwed tightly.
Yes, the desk mounts are worth it because they improve the office space ergonomics.
It depends on what you mean by cheap if it is cheap but has good features and a sturdy build, yes. On the other hand, if it is made of cheap material and wobbly build, then definitely no.