Dual Monitor Desk Mount for iMac 27" (mid-2010)

Discussion in 'iMac' started by chenyang, Nov 17, 2011.

  1. chenyang macrumors newbie

    Nov 17, 2011
    Kirkland, WA
    Before I posted, I did finish the lengthy http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?t=807142. It was a good read, but I cannot find what I am looking for. I did the homework before asking.. :cool:

    I am trying to find a dual monitor desk mount for iMac 27" (mid-2010) model and HP zw2740w. The problem is certainly on the weight of iMac, which is around 28.5 lbs (with VESA adapter). There's no dual monitor mount besides Monitors in Motion's BOA II, which is around $1,400 and out of the question, would suffice my need.

    I've called couple of manufacturers. Ergotron suggested me to get two individual stands instead of one; Monoprice does not carry such product, and ergomark gave me a quote around $600+shipping with a customized set, but it doesn't look too trendy to me.

    After dozen of calls and exhausting Google/Bing search, I then found K2C200 (http://www.chiefmfg.com/Series/K2C200) by Chief Mfg, and the maximum weight per arm is 25 lbs, by far the best besides pricey BOA II. I contacted Chief Mfg's customer service, but they are not sure if this is a hard limit and can or cannot be pushed. (Guess they couldn't comment on it at all) They did recommend KTP220 (http://www.chiefmfg.com/Products/ktp220b), which might work in terms of weight limitation.

    So again, I am still hunting for a cheaper yet stylish dual monitor desk mount. Does anyone have experience with Chief Mfg, especially K2C200 with iMac? I figure if no one in this forum had ever done so before, this probably isn't an option.

  2. Josh Kahane macrumors 6502

    Aug 29, 2006
    Suffolk, UK
    I don't yet own a mount, however I would get two Ergotron MXs. They are very highly recommend and I look forward to receiving my first one soon for my 27" iMac and another for my cinema display. Having two will be cheaper and probably more flexible in positioning. Having two 27" monitors on one stand as you can see requires an expensive solution.
  3. Demosthenes X macrumors 68000

    Demosthenes X

    Oct 21, 2008
    Have you considered a floor-mount stand, and just "hide" it behind your desk? I ask because many of them are designed for LCD televisions, and thus have a higher weight tolerance than desk-mount stands.

    Likewise, could you make a wall-mount work? Same reasoning, and a lot less money.

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