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Monitor Adjustable Gas Spring Desk Mount - does size matter?

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Monitor Adjustable Gas Spring Desk Mount - does size matter?

Looking to get a mount for my Samsung M7 32" monitor. Mounts seem to have a max size and max weight spec. I understand the weight requirement but the size requirement doesn't make sense to me.

https://www.samsung.com/us/computing/mo ... xza/#specs

My monitor is 32" wide and 11lbs.

So it's quite large, but fairly light. Can I go for a cheaper mount that meets/exceeds the 11lb? or do I need a mount that can also handle the size.

I don't want to go too cheap and end up with a monitor that's unstable or sagging.

Here's an example of a monitor that meets both specs: https://www.primecables.ca/p-390677-cab ... ldt23-c012
Meets the weight, but doesn't meet the size requirement: https://www.primecables.ca/p-366764-cab ... rimecables
Barely exceeds the weight requirement, but no where close to the size requirement: https://www.primecables.ca/p-362093-cab ... rimecables
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The size requirement probably has more to do with the ability to rotate the monitor to a portrait orientation. If the monitor arm isn't long enough (i.e. can't get enough height), then it will be difficult/impossible to rotate the screen. If you don't plan on using your monitor in portrait mode, then I think you only need to worry about the weight spec.

I don't recommend getting the mount that barely exceeds the weight of your monitor. If you read enough reviews, you'll notice the thing that people complain about most is sagging mounts, even though their monitor weight is below the mount's weight spec. You're better off with one that supports at least 17-19lbs if your monitor is 11lbs.

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