Ergotron WorkFit-A with Suspended Keyboard, Dual Monitor: An In-Depth Review

Looking to revamp your workstation with a premium stand-up desk? If yes, then we have good news for you as this entry will talk about Ergotron WorkFit-A, a dual monitor height-adjustable workstation with suspended keyboard that offer superb ergonomics and comfort.

This product is designed with easy and quick height adjustments which allow easy adjustments for the monitor and keyboard in a single simple motion, a feature that lets users switch their workstation from a sitting to standing position, and vice versa whenever they want. Let’s take a closer look at this WorkFit product from one of the world’s leading computer solutions provider.

Who is it For?

It’s no secret that sitting for long hours a day, everyday is bad for our health, so if you’re seeking for a great alternative, then you should check out this product from Ergotron. The Ergotron WorkFit-A is a convenient alternative to a full-fledged sit-to-stand work desk. It’s a premium stand-up desk that adds extra ergonomic benefit for dual monitor setup. It also has suspended keyboard tray that you can position below desktop level for better optimum computing comfort.


This tool is designed for variety of computing tasks, whether you’re a regular computer user, an IT expert or an HR, Risk Management Staff.


Benefits

The Ergotron WorkFit-A with Suspended Keyboard for Dual Monitor is an adjustable workstation especially designed to minimize the risk of sedentary behavior of long hours of computer use every day. It easily lifts or lowers both the keyboard and the screen to let you get the right height for you computing needs for ergonomic comfort.

 

Comfortable Computing for Any Working Environment

Provides comfortable standing workstations without having to buy expensive height-adjustable desk and chairs. This Ergotron product is a great investment for people looking for better solutions of their unhealthy work platforms as it helps minimize the risk of back aches, neck pain and eye strain associated by looking hours of sitting.

 

Quick and Hassle-Free Installation

Simple and hassle-free installation has always been the biggest selling point of Ergotron, even for their sit-stand workstations. Indeed, clamping an arm to an existing work desk is easier than buying and setting up a whole new table. Installation of WorkFit-A is virtually pain-free, and can take under an hour, once you have identified all the tools needed.

Ratchet requirement however, can be a stumbling point, as Ergotron required an 8mm head for this one. The package has all the tools you need. From there, all you need is a screwdriver and some patience. Read the setup and installation manual and you’ll be good to go.

 

Easy Adjustments

Need more desk surface? Fold the keyboard up and swing the arm completely out of the way.

Tension adjustment may be the trickiest part of this product, but keep at it and always keep your ratchet in your workstation, and you can fix things nicely.

 

Powered by Constant Force Technology for Maximum Comfort

Like other premium Ergotron dual monitor stand, Ergotron WorkFit-A with Suspended Keyboard, Dual is powered by the patented Constant Force technology for optimum comfort and ergonomics. This feature lets you experience the best viewing comfort you can get for your workstation as it gives you the power to easily and fluidly position and re-position your display where you need. It requires minimal effort to smoothly move and lift the display and tilt and turn your screen in any direction, and one-touch adjustment for the keyboard and monitor.

CF-based Ergotron products also handle wide range of display weights, and its weight capacity can be modified by a simple twist of a screw. This gives way to improved productivity, comfort and wellness.

 

Cable Management System

Mesh hose and zip ties may look daunting, but the cable control system of Ergotron WorkFit-A is actually very user-friendly. Monitor cables, keyboard cables, mouse cables, etc. can all be tucked neatly into the crevices of the arms. From there, you can run the cables through a mesh tube for better cable management for a neat and tidy workstation.


Features and Specs

Ergotron WorkFit-A with Suspended Keyboard is a sit-stand workstation that can hold dual monitor setup. It helps keep energy in high level as you work and improve productivity through sitting and standing options. It is easy to setup and install and safe to use for all types of computing tasks.

 

Features

Flexible Open Architecture

The flexible and open-architecture design of this Ergotron workstation is scalable for future computer equipment. It allows users to modify and improve their workspace, be it a cubicle or office space by easily clamping the WorkFit to an existing worksurface.

 

Incredibly Versatile Workstation

Once setup and secured, Ergotron WorkFit-A is an impressively versatile workstation; thanks to its ample range of motion and multiple joints, you can position the display and keyboard anywhere you want on your desk. The arms can bend, monitors can slide up and down smoothly, tilt, pan and even rotate. The keyboard tray can be flipped for storage.

 

Superb Sit-to-Stand Option

With great adjustability and flexibility, this workstation is ideal for multiple users, as arms can be swiveled into any place for better ergonomics. The smooth and gliding adjustments of the polished-aluminum arm makes way for easy switching from sitting to standing position and vice versa.

 

Included Worksurface

The included worksurface of Ergotron WorkFit-A provides easy and quick access for your gadgets, be it your phone, tablet or any other task-related items.

Stable and Secured Platform for Computer Display and Keyboard

Nobody wants to work on shaky and unstable surface. With WorkFit-A, you don’t have to worry about your workstation being too loose, as it comes with a great tension-adjustment system. A few turns of the ratchet, and joints will lock and secure everything in place. Go for medium setting for stable workstation that you can smoothly adjust for mobile setting.

Add Ons

Ergotron’s WorkFit series come in many different variants, and WorkFit-A is one of the more sophisticated versions with its dual-screen support and suspended keyboard that keeps your arms in ergonomically correct position in both sitting and standing.

Taller users (people over 6’3 or 190 cm) may need the Tall User Conversion Kit to help get the display to an ergonomically correct position for their height. You can also go for single LCD monitor and add your laptop to the workstation with another Ergotron Conversion Kit.

If you want to mount the workstation at the center of your desk, then use the Grommet mount.

If want to stand more often in your work station, then you a WorkFit Floor Mat will be a great addition in your work station. This mat is specifically designed to reduce fatigue while you are on your feet, allowing you to stand more.

Tech Specs

Weight capacity:

  • Maximum total load on height-adjustment assembly up to 25 lbs (11.3kg)
  • Holds two LCD monitor up to 14 lbs (6.35 kg) each or = 9–20 lbs (4.1–9.1 kg) combined
  • Work surface (external weight) holds up to 5 lbs (2.3kg).
  • Keyboard tray accessories holds up to 2 lbs (0.9kg)
  • For better operation, the total maximum weight capacity should not exceed 25 lbs (11.3 kg). Minimum total weight should not be less than 10 lbs (4.5kg).
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Lift Range:

  • LCD and keyboard can be adjusted up to 20 inches (51 cm) in tandem, while LCD adjusts 5 inches (13 cm) independently. LCD height can be adjusted up to 25 inches (63.5 cm).
  • Monitor can pan up to 180° and rotate 360°
  • For seated position, keyboard tray can be dropped down up to 4 inches (10 cm) below desk surface level, allowing users to place their keyboard at their best ergonomic height.
  • The keyboard tray is designed with slight tilt to keep wrist in neutral position, a very helpful feature for typing, data entry and other computing tasks that require repetitive hand movements. It can also be flipped up 90° when not in use.
  • The keyboard tray can be setup in three (3) different positions: at the center, offset right or offset left.

Mounting Standards:

  • VESA FDMI, MIS-D, 75/100, C (hole patterns = 100 x 100 mm and 75 x 75 mm)

Mounting Surface Requirements:

  • For Desk Clamp option, the monitor stand can be configured to work with desk surfaces up to 31.5 inches (80 cm).
  • For Grommet Mount option, center of through-hole should not go beyond 29.5 inches (75 cm) from front edge of desk surface.
  • These mounting requirements ensure that the suspended keyboard tray can extend beyond the desktop’s front edge.
  • Integrated cable management to hide wires and keep workstation neat and clean.
  • Worksurface Dimensions: Approximately 0.25 inch H x 22 inch W x 10 inch D (6.4 x 560 x 255 mm)
  • Can be configured to hold a laptop alongside a monitor: order Conversion Kit (97-617)
  • NOTE: Computer systems mounted on Ergotron WorkFit-A may require longer power cord and video cables to accommodate switching between standing and sitting heights.
  • 5 year warranty

Package includes the monitor arm, monitor riser, monitor pivots (2), desk clamp, grommet mount, crossbar bow, worksurface, keyboard tray support bracket, keyboard tray, assembly fasteners, Velcro, cable wrap, adjustment tools.


Bottom Line

The Ergotron WorkFit-A is quite a premium sit-to-stand workstation. The fully-adjustable height desk provides the best ergonomic comforts of both sitting and standing.

Made up of hard-wearing polished-aluminum construction with elegant design common in Ergotron products, this product nicely combines aesthetic and functionality. It may have some challenges when set in standing position (depending on how well you set up and mount it on your table, the stand can be shaky, but certainly not a fatal flaw by any means), but all in all, it is a great tool to revamp your work desk.


This WorkFit series is a heavy and well-built unit. It has a lot of pieces, so you may need to read its manual carefully to better understand the construction. Also, you may need to take some tweaks and turns to find the right adjustments and make the tension of the springs nice and tight. Once you have set the balance, you can enjoy all the benefits of this unit.

Flexibility and versatility are the two biggest selling point of WorkFit-A. The user-friendly tension control system makes way for smooth and easy adjustment and stability.



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