If you’ve just got a new 49″ ultrawide monitor.
I honestly think you’re going to love it.
The only immediate issue though and I soon encountered this was that when it comes to ‘monitor arms for 49″ monitors’ you’re actually pretty limited on your options.
Here’s the thing.
Most monitor arms are obviously not built to handle such a wide monitor as well as their weight – a typical 49″ monitor weighs in excess of 30lbs.
That’s pretty hefty for a monitor arm, so you need something pretty robust.
So here we break down some of the best monitor arms to handle that kind of weight.
VIVO Premium Monitor Arm
This is the specific monitor arm (technical code: STAND-V101GTU) that I went with and I am super happy with it. Firstly, it offers the specs to actually withstand such a large monitor in the first place.
Allowing for monitors up to 49 inches and a weight of 33lbs. I think they specifically reference that it is for ‘flat 49inch monitors’ and ‘curved up to 32inch’ – that said:
My monitor a Samsung CRG9 actually comes in at 32.19lbs so I am right under the weight limit that is recommended by the arm and it is curved – seems to hold up well.
That said, it still feels super sturdy – so although I wouldn’t want to test it per se with a heavier monitor and I haven’t tested it – but it certainly feels like it can go a little in excess of that.
Currently there are two options one with and one without a USB connection. I went with the USB – because you can’t have too many right?
It uses the standard VESA 100 x 100 mount on the back – which I am pretty sure almost all ultrawide monitors now have support for that – or you can at least get an adjustable mount for them to fit on.
As you would expect you get a good range of motion – pretty much a 90 degree spin from side to side and you can go up and down. Unless, you have a pretty large office space – I’m not really sure why someone would want to change it around all the time anyway.
If you’re looking to stack your Ultrawide monitors, you should be able to as it has a pole of 13″ so your other ultra wide should be able to sit just underneath – of course it is always worth measuring up just to make sure.
Ergotron HX Single Ultrawide Monitor Arm
If you’re looking for probably the best in the business when it comes to monitor arms for your ultrawide 49″ monitor.
Specifically built for curved ultrawide monitors with a 1000R radius – just like my Samsung CRG9 (and many others) and comes with a HD Pivot already.
Carrying out more research into it, this is probably the monitor arm that I should have actually gone for when you start to inspect the specifications. For instance, it holds up to a huge 42lbs monitor – and is super heavy duty in nature.
As you would expect it allows you to pivot but I also like that it highlights the fact that the monitor arm actually crates space on your desk. See when you go just have the standard stand – the monitor actually has to sit on your desk.
Whereas with a monitor arm – you have the monitor essentially sitting off the back of it – which allows you to create more room and have a greater distance between yourself and the monitor itself (it can offer you a screen depth of up to 12″).
Plus, as monitor arms go it is pretty clean looking too – and is perfect for those who want an entirely White gaming set up.
Ergotron HX Single Ultrawide Monitor Arm (Wall Mount)
Maybe a little bit of a cheat solution – given that it is pretty close to the monitor arm we have just discussed above.
However, they also offer a wall mount version that you can obviously attach your wall. This might make it a bit easier to get the stacked look if you want to position this over an existing ultrawide monitor as well.
Just make sure that you are double checking all the right aspects are in line such as the VESA mount being compatible with your ultrawide monitor – especially if it is curved.
The difference between this and the one above is that there is no specific reference to these types of monitors, but there are plenty of people who have pulled it off with this mount.
Adtech Dual Stack Monitor Mount
Personally, this is the only solution I could find for a monitor mount that could handle 2 x 49inch monitors on a single stand.
If you know of more than please let me know.
However, it is made of aluminium and is specifically designed to handle two stacked ultrawide monitors up to 49″ and it does look pretty impressive on the just shy of 30″ post.
Each screen has a weight limit of 40lbs which should be plenty for most flat 49inch monitors (not sure if I know of one that actually exceeds that to be honest). That said, when it comes to curved monitors it is only 26.5lbs weight limit.
So that’s a little bit disappointing if you wanted to stack 2 x 49inch 1000R monitors on type of each other.
And as you would expect both are adjustable to how you want it as well – so it is definitely wort it if you want to go with a single post. If both your ultrawides are flat and you want it stacked, this is probably the way to go.
There’s Not Much Choice Out There
As you can see there is actually not a lot of choice out there at the moment. If you’ve got a 1000R curved 49inch monitor, the only real dedicated monitor arm for that is the Ergotron model (of course that comes with a number of options as well).
You get slightly more choice when the monitor isn’t curved, but I don’t think many people will have gone for the non-curved options. I will be continuing to look for more options out there though and will update this post as I come across them.
Like I say personally, I went for the Vivo option which I am pretty happy with and it does work – just I don’t think it was the right choice given the specifications (I must be literally on the brink of what it is capable of – and not sure how it is going to hold up over the long run) and then also looking at the Ergotron on second viewing – that’s probably the option I should have gone for given the monitor itself.
Let me know what option you go for and if you have actually found a different monitor arm for your 49″ monitor – I’d love to check that out and see if I can recommend here to future readers too.
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