Ergotron MX Desk Mount LCD Arm: An In-Depth Review

Ergotron MX Desk Mount LCD Arm: An In-Depth Review

Known in the world of computers for making high quality desk mounts, wall mounts, work stations and other computing solutions, Ergotron is a proud brand that stood the test of time and demanding working environment. The Ergotron MX Desk Mount LCD Arm is another product of many years of engineering development – its sleek, adjustable arm is designed to lift mid-size displays and all-in-one computers that weights up to 30lbs (13.6kg). What’s more in this product? Let’s find out.

Ergotron MX Desk Mount LCD Arm: An In-Depth Review

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Who is it for?

If you’re looking for a solution that will let you move your computer display to any position and take less desk space as possible for ergonomics and comfort, then you should check out the MX Desk Mount LCD Arm from Ergotron.



The Ergotron MX Desk Mount LCD Arm upgrades LCD monitors and TVs with improved ergonomic adjustment.

Positions Display for Optimum Ergonomic Comfort

Ergotron MX Desk Mount LCD Arm: An In-Depth Review

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The 5-inch height adjustment of MX Desk Mount LCD Arm provides superior arm adjustability. It allows users to position their monitor anywhere in their desk for maximum ergonomic comfort to minimize or even relieve neck, eye and back strain. It also allows the display to extend and retract up to 16.7 inches (424 mm) to push out the display nicely and arrange your desk when not in use. Also, with the integrated tilt and portrait to landscape orientation capability, the arm can support various types of computing tasks and improve productivity.  Portrait and landscape rotation includes position lock.

Superior Cable Management System

This LCD arm from Ergotron doesn’t only lift display to free up your desk and improve workspace. It also comes with a superior cable management system that completely conceals and routes cables under the arm, and out of the way for a neat desk conducive for working.

Equipped with the Patented Constant Force Technology

The patented Constant Force (CF) Technology is unique to Ergotron products. This feature provides excellent viewing experience by easily positioning display where you want it on your desk. No matter which way you turn, lift and tilt your screen. The CF technology leapfrogs from the conventional spring technology found on most monitor desk mounts. It allows products to handle wide range of display and modification through simple twists of a screw. Fine-tuning your display is easy, and it provides any work desk with better flexibility, which results to better productivity and improved comfort and wellness. This feature speaks to the quality Ergotron offers to its consumers.


Features and Specs

Ergotron MX Desk Mount LCD Arm: An In-Depth Review

Like most Ergotron products, the MX Desk Mount LCD Arm is made up of high quality polished aluminum. The whole thing is well-packaged and protected, right from the box. Contrary to what it looks like, the arms aren’t actually that heavy, but they are very well-built and designed to fit any type of work environment.

Simple Installation and Easy to Use

Ergotron MX Desk Mount LCD Arm: An In-Depth Review

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The simple installation of this product offers two mounting options; via clamp or through a hole on your desk, which is quite common in most office desks. Each mount type requires different assembly, but every option allows you to install your display without having to purchase extra accessories. The clamp design is usually the easiest and fastest way to mount the arm to your desk. When mounting this arm however, make sure the desk has enough distance from the wall, or can mark the wall.

After installing the clamp and the arm, you have to screw the VESA bracket, which comes in handy as package comes with all the tools and things you need. This desk mount LCD arm accommodates 75mm x 75mm and 100mm x 200mm in a variety of orientations. Ergotron provides thumb screws and head screws for mounting your monitor to the VESA mount.

Also, the pre-assembled arm offers monitor and TV theft deterrence.

Exceptional Design

Made with exceptional engineering, the MX Desk Mount LCD Arm makes the right solution for today’s mid-sized desktop displays and all-in-one computers. It combines the trademark polished aluminum finish of Ergotron with premium features, slim profile, and variety of adjustments for superior comfort. That’s quality ergonomics and style rolled into one.


Tech Specs

  • The desk mount comes in polished aluminum finish and with internal cable management
  • Mounting Options:
  • Desk clamp attaches to surface edge 2.6″ (66 mm) thick;
  • Grommet mount attaches through surface holes .31″ to 2.0″ (8 to 51 mm) wide and up to 3″ (80 mm) thick
  • Weight Capacity: 14 to 30 lbs (6.3 to 13.6 kg)
  • Monitor depth greater than 4″ (102 mm) may diminish capacity. Contact Ergotron for more information
  • Pans at base 180°; rotates at extension 360°; pans at monitor 180°
  • Monitor tilts 75° up and 5° down, Extends/retracts LCD up to 16.7″ (424 mm)
  • Note: Motion range may be limited when using larger displays and/or by the position of the VESA hole pattern on the back of the display
  • Portrait mode can’t support 30-inch displays
  • Mounting Standards: VESA FDMI, MIS-D, 75/100, C (hole pattern = 100 x 100 mm & 75 x 75 mm); VESA FDMI, MIS-E, C (hole pattern = 200 x 100 mm); VESA FDMI, MIS-F, C (hole pattern = 200 x 200 mm). For displays that use a 400 x 200 mm, 400 x 300 mm or 400 x 400 mm hole pattern, the VESA Bracket Adaptor Kit (97-759) can be ordered separately
  • Five (5) years warranty
  • Package includes the desk clamp and the grommet mount.

Bottom Line

Ergotron MX Desk Mount LCD Arm: An In-Depth Review

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All in all, this is a pretty impressive product to have in your work desk. It allows superior flexibility and versatility for comfort and ergonomics. Also, Ergotron made sure that it can hold and secure a lot of different brands of monitors without having you to buy extra accessories to make them fit your workspace. This LCD arm however, is only meant for mid-sized monitors, which means you can’t use it if you have large widescreen display.

The Ergotron MX Desk Mount LCD Arm is fairly easy to setup, while giving you the freedom to move around your display anywhere you want on your desk.

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