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SilverStone ARM One ARM11SC Monitor Arm Review

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Yukionno 28th January 2014, 12:08 Quote
Looks exactly like a the highgrade product: http://www.highgrade.com.tw/en/2_2321_61028/product/Spring_Interactive_LCD_Arm_id340961.html
If it is, then i would highly recommend one. I've been using the highgrade version for over a year and not had any problems with it. Yes the cable management isn't the best in the world but for a fully adjustable arm its well worth the price.
Meanmotion 28th January 2014, 12:31 Quote
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Originally Posted by Yukionno
Looks exactly like a the highgrade product: http://www.highgrade.com.tw/en/2_2321_61028/product/Spring_Interactive_LCD_Arm_id340961.html
If it is, then i would highly recommend one. I've been using the highgrade version for over a year and not had any problems with it. Yes the cable management isn't the best in the world but for a fully adjustable arm its well worth the price.

Yup, looks to be the same product.
Parge 28th January 2014, 13:01 Quote
Could I clamp this to the side of a desk, and then have it going across? Not sure if you can visualise what I mean?
Meanmotion 28th January 2014, 13:09 Quote
So you have the black pole horizontal? If that's what you mean then no. However there is a wall mount version which you could use or adapt for attaching to a vertical desk side.
IanW 28th January 2014, 13:20 Quote
(Googles weight of Dell U2713HM)

"5.6kg? Hmm...."
Bonedoctor 28th January 2014, 13:25 Quote
Looks ideal for a multi-monitor setup
vampalan 28th January 2014, 13:26 Quote
You need a really heavy duty unit for the U27XX, which I did. :D
matee 28th January 2014, 14:23 Quote
How high can it extend?
This is the main selling point to me. I want my monitor to be much higher than the standard stand allows it.
On the photos it doesn't look that much higher..
Spreadie 28th January 2014, 14:40 Quote
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Originally Posted by IanW
(Googles weight of Dell U2713HM)

"5.6kg? Hmm...."
Googles weight of Dell 3007WFP-HC...

11.38KG :(
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Originally Posted by matee
How high can it extend?
This is the main selling point to me. I want my monitor to be much higher than the standard stand allows it.
On the photos it doesn't look that much higher..
Hmm, £65 for a monitor stand or a fiver for a lump of wood....
BenB 28th January 2014, 14:54 Quote
Looks like a solid bit of kit. I've been using one of these:
http://www.allcam.biz/catalog/product_info.php?cPath=29&products_id=698
for a couple of years, which seems to do most of the same but a fair bit cheaper. It's built like the proverbial brick outhouse - I bought a laptop tray (which fits a 16 inch Sony Vaio desktop replacement laptop) from the same site which is sharing the same vertical pole which gives you an idea how strong it is.
Ben
Meanmotion 28th January 2014, 15:29 Quote
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Originally Posted by matee
How high can it extend?
This is the main selling point to me. I want my monitor to be much higher than the standard stand allows it.
On the photos it doesn't look that much higher..

I've embedded Silverstone's video on the second page, which should give you slightly more of an idea. The maximum height isn't all that high though it's considerably higher than most standard stands allow. It's well over double that of the Dell - the last two images of the Dell on the second page show it at maximum extension on its standard stand compared to pretty much minimal for the ARM. As for the Viewsonic, its stand extends particularly high anyway so the ARM probably only adds 20cm or so.
Blademrk 28th January 2014, 16:14 Quote
I was looking at the Dell arm for my 23" monitor just before christmas (unfortunately the price has shot up from ~£60 to ~£110 now)
Meanmotion 28th January 2014, 16:34 Quote
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Originally Posted by Blademrk
I was looking at the Dell arm for my 23" monitor just before christmas (unfortunately the price has shot up from ~£60 to ~£110 now)

http://www.cclonline.com/product/132113/482-10010/Monitor-TV-Wall-Mounts/Dell-MSA14-Single-Monitor-Arm-Stand/MON2494/?gclid=COXFjuqYobwCFQjjwgoddBcAGw
barrkel 28th January 2014, 20:20 Quote
I'm using two Ergotron LX arms for my 2407WFP and U2713HM.

The single biggest advantage in my setup is being able to bring the 27" monitor out to the edge of the desk with almost no effort and use it for watching movies, since we don't own a TV.

It's also very handy for placing the 27" in front of the 24" for times when I want to use it in a single monitor configuration.

With the 27" extended, and the monitor tilted up almost parallel to the desk, it's remarkably tempting to touch, and looks a lot like something you'd find in a mall. If I could find a similar solution for my keyboard and mouse, a standing desk environment would be possible without the whole desk needing to move.

Also pretty cool is rotating the monitor by 90 degrees and rotating the desktop (integration with an accelerometer, or even as simple as a tilt switch, would be awesome). Handy if you want to look at very long websites, especially in full screen, since a 27" monitor is way too wide for almost all sites. Things like live feeds (breaking news, twitter, sports games etc.) work really nicely in portrait with a full screen browser.

If you don't have a monitor arm, you probably don't know what you're missing. I advise you buy one - a quality item should last almost forever, since I can't see the VESA mount ever really becoming obsolete, so the amortized cost is very low. At least until we have very different display technology.

Final point: I bought two dual-link DVI cables with right-angle heads, and two dual-link DVI extension cables, so that I could have enough slack in the cabling. I snapped the head of one DVI cable owing to tightness when the monitor was angled upwards, thankfully the connector on the monitor wasn't affected, apart from the screw-in bolt holes having the remains of the cable's screws, but they were easily replaced. You need a fair amount of slack in the cabling to accommodate the full range of motion, and right-angle heads (make sure you get the correct right angle) greatly reduce the strain on typically stiff DVI cables.
mrbens 29th January 2014, 00:22 Quote
Well, I've just bought something similar off ebay for £7! (Not saying it'll be any good thought!) We'll see...
Lance 29th January 2014, 10:52 Quote
Will you be reviewing any more of these stands?

Maybe a fuller roundup in CPC? Would be interested to compare a few of them.
Meanmotion 29th January 2014, 10:59 Quote
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Originally Posted by Lance
Will you be reviewing any more of these stands?

Maybe a fuller roundup in CPC? Would be interested to compare a few of them.

Sure, will definitely try and get a few more in.
Lance 29th January 2014, 11:08 Quote
Brilliant.

One thing I'd love to see is you trying to mount them on some of the cheaper Ikea desks.

I have something like this and I'd be unhappy about trying to mount a 27" iiyama screen clamped to it currently. Its a wood and cardboard lightweight desk that quite a few people have. I'd be curious to see what would happen with a clamp style or a drilled in style monitor stand. I THINK it would be OK, but I wouldn't want to invest in a stand only to have it literally snap my desk, and drop my screen.

I considered getting some wood above and below it to sandwich it a little bit and spread the weight, but that sort of defeats the purpose a bit I think.

Oh and once you're done you could try doing this.
Meanmotion 29th January 2014, 11:57 Quote
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Originally Posted by Lance
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Well, I have to confess that's exactly what we tested on and as mentioned in the review it didn't cope all that well with the front corners of the stand digging into the top surface. However as the point stands that any remotely soft wood table would suffer the same problem it seems a fair comment. A couple of small (the same footprint as the stand but square) pieces of MDF, or maybe some foam-backed steel, would definitely sort the problem - any proper office-grade desk will cope fine. There's also the issue that those Ikea tables are so light that you almost move them before moving the monitor but the key word there is 'almost'.
TheDarkSide 29th January 2014, 19:02 Quote
Thanks for trying out a 27" model too! i would've been too worried about ordering one if it wasn't for a confirmation that it actually works ok.
Bungletron 30th January 2014, 17:23 Quote
Great insights on this thread, keep it coming! I am probably going to get an ergotron lx.
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Originally Posted by Parge
Could I clamp this to the side of a desk, and then have it going across? Not sure if you can visualise what I mean?
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Originally Posted by Meanmotion
So you have the black pole horizontal? If that's what you mean then no.

Otherwise does Parge not mean instead of clamping the stand to the back of your desk, clamp it to the side? I was toying with getting different desks and some might not have space to clamp behind the desk, directly opposite the operator. I looked at manuals and videos, it looks like it is possible to clamp it anywhere but the full range of adjustment may be lost if you clamp it anywhere other than directly in front, or the arm may not be long enough to reach the centre of a wide desk where I assume the operator will sit. If the arm is fully extended from the side to reach the centre then any adjustment back or forth means the operator must move which would defeat the point no?
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Originally Posted by Blademrk
I was looking at the Dell arm for my 23" monitor just before christmas (unfortunately the price has shot up from ~£60 to ~£110 now)

Looks like a waste of money to me. Particularly, while they may have the flush dell arm monitor attachment if you ditch dell monitors in future then the arm cannot be used with other brands.
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Originally Posted by barrkel
I'm using two Ergotron LX arms for my 2407WFP and U2713HM.

I was looking at the lx for my U2713HM, thanks for confirming feasibility!
ChaosDefinesOrder 31st January 2014, 16:55 Quote
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Originally Posted by Bungletron
Looks like a waste of money to me. Particularly, while they may have the flush dell arm monitor attachment if you ditch dell monitors in future then the arm cannot be used with other brands.

The Dell website product page for their arm mount does state that it comes with a VESA bracket for non-quick-mount monitors in the box
megamale 7th February 2014, 11:44 Quote
Scan is also selling this under what appears to be their inhouse brand "scanFX":
http://www.scan.co.uk/products/scanfx-atc40-desk-clamp-full-range-dual-monitor-arm
Star*Dagger 8th February 2014, 23:14 Quote
Tiny arm for tiny monitors.

Every gamer worth his salt is using 27 inchers or better. I strongly suggest getting an arm that is rated for well above the actual weight of your monitor(s).

Yours in 3x30 inchers Plasma,
Star*Dagger
bawjaws 9th February 2014, 13:48 Quote
You're certainly a 30 incher.
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