20" Portrait 30" Landscape 20" Portrait

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20" Portrait 30" Landscape 20" Portrait

Postby whitebloodcell » Sat Jan 11, 2014 3:20 pm

Apologies if this has already been asked (probably it has), I was unable to make the forum search function accept 20" and 30" as a valid search term. I am soon to be in possession of 2xDell 20" 1600x1200 and 1xDell 30" 2560x1600 monitor. I hope to set these up with the 30" in the centre and the 2 20" monitors on either side in portrait mode. Would the Ergotron DS100 Triple or the Ergotron LX Triple be more suitable for this? That is, if either will work at all.
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Re: 20" Portrait 30" Landscape 20" Portrait

Postby steveA » Thu Jan 23, 2014 4:12 pm

Sorry for the late reply. Yes, I think either would work, especially with the two 20" displays in portrait. However, without model numbers I cannot say for certain (what are exact dimensions?; what are the weights?).

That said, I'd consider the following configuration: LX Dual Stacking Arm with a third LX Arm added to the pole of the dual model. Assuming the weights of the monitors fit the LX max capacity (20 lbs per arm, preferable no more than 40 lbs total), that would be the best config in my opinion.
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Re: 20" Portrait 30" Landscape 20" Portrait

Postby whitebloodcell » Fri Jan 24, 2014 12:39 am

Thanks for getting back to me. The models in question are the 2x Dell 2007FP, and 1x Dell 3007WFP. I think the weight might be a problem with the LX Dual set-up idea.
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Re: 20" Portrait 30" Landscape 20" Portrait

Postby steveA » Fri Jan 24, 2014 12:54 pm

Good news. Either 33-296-195 (LX Triple Stand) or 33-323-200 (DS100 Triple) will work for your monitors. To be clear, the 20" monitors can only be in portrait, which is your plan, but you won't be able to switch them to landscape. Personally I'd go with the 33-296-195--you'll have nice adjustment options with in-tandem screen tilt and height adjustment. It makes a real difference.

Regarding the LX Arm configuration I suggested, it turns out this config would be outside the maximum specifications like you suspected--your 30" display weighs 21 lbs, just over the listed capacity of the standard LX, and also the three monitors together weigh 44 lbs total, which again is over the guaranteed maximum for the Dual base. There's a decent chance that it would work BUT it won't be guaranteed under warranty because the weights exceed tested limits.
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Re: 20" Portrait 30" Landscape 20" Portrait

Postby whitebloodcell » Mon Mar 10, 2014 3:06 am

I have the stand a monitors set up now, though I am disappointed to report that the tops of the side 20" monitors sag forward, making a good a alignment of the screens difficult. Do you have any suggestions? The clamps are as tight as they will go.
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Re: 20" Portrait 30" Landscape 20" Portrait

Postby steveA » Fri Mar 14, 2014 7:59 am

Sorry to hear that and apologies for the delay in reply.

It's kind of surprising to read your description because the bow to which those clamps attach is pretty strong. Can you post some pictures (front, angled, back, whatever) so we can get a better idea of what might be happening? It could help us a lot as we troubleshoot.
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Re: 20" Portrait 30" Landscape 20" Portrait

Postby whitebloodcell » Fri Mar 14, 2014 8:24 am

As you can see, the top of the monitors lean forward. I've spent far longer than I would have liked trying to get it to work but this is the best I have managed so far. The pictures below show the problem. Please let me know if you need further pictures, and if so, of where.

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Re: 20" Portrait 30" Landscape 20" Portrait

Postby steveA » Fri Mar 14, 2014 8:57 am

It doesn't appear that the pictures came through. I'll send a PM; please try to repost them if you can.
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Re: 20" Portrait 30" Landscape 20" Portrait

Postby sebrichards » Tue May 13, 2014 4:59 am

Hi - did you manage to sort this out? I'm thinking about using this stand for a similar setup (2x Dell 2007FP, and 1x Dell U3011).

I saw another post (http://forums.anandtech.com/showthread.php?t=2196438) that didn't indicate a problem with sagging, so I'm wondering if this is an adjustment issue?
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Re: 20" Portrait 30" Landscape 20" Portrait

Postby whitebloodcell » Tue May 13, 2014 7:27 am

I have mostly fixed it by getting some longer screws and placing three washers on the bottom two to til the monitor up and counteract the sag. Its worked reasonably well now. There is still not enough room to fully clamp on the wing monitors but it doesn't affect anything in general use.
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