Ergotron WorkFit-S Sit-Stand Workstation: An In-Depth Review

The Ergotron WorkFit-S, Dual Monitor Sit-Stand Workstation allows you to transform your work desk into a customized height-adjustable workstation with practical and comfortable ergonomics.

Like other Ergotron sit-stand workstation, this too lets you easily switch from sitting to standing position and vice versa whenever you want. It moves both the display and keyboard in one smooth motion, making prolonged computer use comfortable.

(source: Ergotron)


Who is it for?

As with other Ergotron WorkFit workstations, the WorkFit-S is specifically designed for computer users looking for healthier work space. The sit and stand options of this WorkFit product allow users to switch from sitting to standing and vice versa whenever they want, making way for more ergonomically comfortable and productive work space. This is best for computer users who sit in front of their computer for long hours a day, everyday.

 

Benefits

The base of Ergotron WorkFit-SDual Monitor Sit-Stand Workstation is shaped like a bird’s foot, providing the product along with all the hardware and components mounted superb balance and stability.


Ergonomic Workstation to Improve Energy and Productivity

The ability to switch working position (switch from sitting to standing and vice versa) anytime promotes healthy movement throughout the day. This helps keep your energy level high and encourage productivity as you work on your computer.

The ability to switch working position provides comfortable workstation and better ergonomics to greatly reduce the risk of back aches, neck pain, eye strain, etc. making a healthier environment conducive for long hours of working.

(source: Ergotron)

Counteracts the Negative Effects of Sedentary Lifestyle

Periodic standing allows the human body to burn more calories, better bone density, encourage core stability and promote better sleep at night by supporting healthy back and neck conditions.


Easy Installation

Like most WorkFit models, this too comes assembled right from its box, with some components to be added, which can be completed in 15 minutes. Package comes with good instructions, and the whole thing can be setup to your office space in under an hour.

Like other Ergotron workstation, this WorkFit variety is easy to setup and install in your work desk. You will only have to attach the two pieces to the primary unit of the product, clamp its base to your table, attach the VESA compliant monitor, thumbscrew and make necessary tension adjustments, and voila! It’s good to go.

(source: Ergotron)

It clamps quickly and securely to different types of desk surfaces or tables without causing permanent damages to the mounted surface. Users can easily modify their office space or cubicle by simply attaching this product through its clamp to the surface of a desk. Anybody can setup this tool to their workstation without the cost of expensive professional installers. 

Hassle-Free Adjustments

The Ergotron WorkFit-S allows you to easily and simultaneously lift both your keyboard and LCD display to get the perfect height that fits your computing needs. The tension adjustment system comes with smooth mechanism that lets you easily move the monitor and keyboard, but not so much that it shakes the platform when used in vigorous typing.


Powered by Constant Force Technology for Maximum Comfort

Like most premium Ergotron workstations, WorkFit-S, Dual Monitor Sit-Stand Workstation is also powered by the brand’s patented Constant Force (CF) technology. This feature allows the workstation to provide the best viewing comfort and ergonomics for any workstation as it allow users to easily and fluidly position and re-position their computer display and keyboard where they need it. It requires minimal effort to smoothly move, lift, tilt, pan, rotate and pull the display down, while the one-touch adjustment makes way for convenient monitor and keyboard control.

(source: Ergotron)

CF-based Ergotron products are also designed to handle wide range of computer monitor weights, and its weight capacity can be modified by a simple twist of a screw. This gives way to improved productivity and more comfortable work desk.


Designed for Dual Monitor

Designed for dual monitor setup, WorkFit-S gets rid of toggling back and forth between programs, browsers and word processors, as users can open multiple applications and use them simultaneously on two monitors sitting side by side. Definitely a great time saver for professional computer users.


Features and Specs

There is always beauty in simplicity, and this is certainly the inspiration behind Ergotron WorkFit-S. While other WorkFit products are made with articulated arm that provides unbeatable range of motion, this model right here is as simple as a vertically-sliding workstation. Now this may look inferior compared to its more sophisticated counterpart, but WorkFit-S is the most stable product that holds monitors without the shakiness.

 

Features

Superb Adjustability Powered by Ergotron’s Tension Control

Designed with Ergotron’s Tension Control, a well setup WorkFit S slides smoothly up and down, but stays stable where you want it.

Also, this product gets up fast, making tension adjustments and finding the perfect spot for any position conveniently easy. The superb adjustability is one of the biggest selling points of this workstation model.


Elegant But Solid Design

Ergotron’s quality and dependability is no secret. The brand has been around for years, and it takes pride in making computer solutions for heavy use in commercial environment, thanks to its industrial strength construction. This product carries the same reputation.

Made up of polished aluminum construction, Ergotron WorkFit-S comes in durable, easy-to-clean exterior, not to mention other included high-quality and hard-wearing materials such as high-grade plastic and powder coated painted steel.


Wrist-Friendly Keyboard and Mouse Position

The ergonomic back-tilt keyboard tray ensures neutral position for the wrists during extensive typing activity such as data entry. This helps minimize the risk of injury from repetitive computing activities and maximizing productivity.

Also, keyboard tray includes mouse tray that can be installed on either left or right.


Cable Routing

It doesn’t have the best cable control system, but Ergotron provides generous amount of zip ties and mesh hose to keep cable and cords out of the way. It may not be the best for this WorkStation but it still works.


Tech Specs

Package includes the height-adjustment column, crossbar, desk clamp, keyboard tray with left/right mouse tray and two (2) LCD pivots.

This workstation can accommodate maximum outside display width of up to 24.5 inches (62 cm) when display is 2 inches (5 cm) thick. It can accommodate most displays with screen-size up to 24 inches as well as some displays with screens as large as 26 inches. Actual allowable width of displays will vary slightly depending on display thickness.


Lift Range:

LCD display and keyboard can be adjusted up to 18inches (46 cm) in tandem; LCDs adjust 5 inches (13 cm) independently. While maximum LCD height adjustment is at 23 inches (58 cm)

Display can also be rotated 360° P/L

Note: that older versions of this product used a narrower crossbar, which accommodated monitors with screens up to 22 inches

Install displays at 3° or 8° upward angle for optimized viewing condition.

Weight Capacity:

  • Maximum load on height-adjustment assembly = 31 lbs (14 kg).
  • LCD weight = 6–14 lbs (2.7–6.3 kg) each, 12–28 lbs (5.5–12.7 kg) combined
  • Desk Clamp attaches to surface edge 0.47 inches to 2.4 inches (1.2 to 6 cm) thick
  • Mounting Standards: VESA FDMI MIS-D, 100/75, C (hole pattern: 100 x 100 mm & 75 x 75 mm)
  • NOTE: Mounting surface materials may vary widely. Make sure your mounting surface is strong enough to handle the mounted product and attached equipment.
  • Computer systems mounted on a WorkFit-S may require extra-long power cord and video cables in order to span between standing and sitting heights
  • Shipping Dimensions: 8 inch x 23inch x 44 inch (20 cm x 58 cm x 115 cm)
  • Shipping Weight: 40 lbs (18 kg)
  • 5 Year Warranty

Add-Ons

Some few additional accessories perfect for the Ergotron WorkFit-S includes:

Worksurface for WorkFit-S for a larger and seamless surface where you can place your smartphone, tablet, or other gadgets and task-related objects you often use when working, even a 3-ring binder. However, remember that when this accessory is added, weight capacity of the workstation is reduced by 6 lbs (2.7kg).

Large Keyboard Tray for WorkFit-S is quite a good upgrade. It provides a larger piece for the keyboard and mouse. Installs centered or offset to right, this accessory accommodates larger keyboards and mouse equipment. It is made up of hard-wearing phenolic material, this piece of accessory ensures many years of service.

Tablet/Document Holder for WorkFit-SIf you often use a document, a notebook or a tablet in your workstation, then a document holder is for you. This simple tool holds your task-related items in front of you for quick access. Its smooth surface is elegant to look at and easy to clean. It also comes with a handle that allows you to move the WorkFit up and down easily.

 

Bottom Line

Aside from the display mounting hardware not included in the package (sold separately), this WorkFit model is good enough to give any computer users a healthier workstation. It allows anyone to easily switch from sitting to standing and vice versa, while industrial strength construction ensures sturdy and hard-wearing construction. Setup is incredibly easy, it has the signature smooth glide of Ergotron and stands with serious stability that keeps both the display and keyboard from shaking even in rigorous typing.

All in all, the Ergotron WorkFit-S is an elegant, sleek, simple, and very user-friendly tool to have in your workstation. It may lack some flexibility when compared to other sit-to-stand options, but easily fits to with types of computing environment.



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