A triple monitor arm frees up tons of space so you can have room for other things and it definitely makes your work space look much more organized.
In this article, we will go over some of the things you should be paying attention when buying a triple monitor mount, and we will review the best triple monitor mounts on the market.
Before we go in to specific triple monitor mounts, there are couple things you need to decide first.
The first of those things, is the layout that you like to pick for your monitor setup. Based on your preference picking the one you need will be much simpler.
There are two alternative approaches to using three monitors at the same time. First one is putting them all side by side, which we can call the wide setup.
This method basically creates a ultrawide monitor. The main monitor is in the middle, and two side monitors for left and right. These side monitors could be vertical as well depending on what you use them for.
For example, if you are programming, vertical layout for a side monitor could be better as you can see more code on the screen.
I also like this method, since unlike dual monitor setups, you don't stare directly at the frames of the monitor that are directly in front of you, rather you have the main monitor, so that you don't need to tilt you head for the main application.
Second option can be called the triangle setup, in which there are two monitors side by side, and the third monitor is on top of those two.
Again this is based on your preference and what you use that screen real estate is for. For example, that top middle screen can be your streaming video or chat monitor.
Additionally this second layout can be useful, if your third monitor is smaller or isn't same size as the other two.
It is important to figure out which one you have in mind, because based on the layout, you will need to look into different triple monitor stands.
For triangle layout, the middle pole needs to be tall enough so that the third monitor can be positioned on top of the other two.
Similarly for the wide setup, the monitor arms need to be long enough so that It spans enough to hold three monitors side by side.
In addition to the layout, figuring out how you use your monitor arms will help you make a decision. If you already have a monitor arm setup, this might be easier to figure out.
For example, do you move the monitors frequently based on how you sit on your chair, or do you keep them in the same position at all times.
If you don't frequently move the monitors, you might want to consider fixed arm monitor stands, as they will be cheaper and more stable compared to flexible arms.
Note that, moving 3 monitors at the same time isn't an easy task as It is hard to align them.
Something I have done before with my triple monitor setup was using the dual monitor arm that I already had, and combining it with a single monitor arm.
If you already have a monitor arm, you might want to consider this option, or you might think this will provide more flexibility as you can attach those monitors arms separately to the desk.
However I have noticed couple issues with this method, that I would like to share with you.
I wanted to achieve the layout that I mentioned earlier, to achieve this, the third monitor has to be on top of the other two and in the middle.
That means that the second monitor arm needs to be attached very close to the other monitor arm as you want to arm to reach to the middle.
In this case, the second monitor stand's middle pole will block the other monitors arm movement. This feels a bit hard to explain but might be much easier to visualize.
Based on my experience, the wide setup is much more suitable for combining single and dual monitor arms to hold three monitors.
And in that case, it might even provide more flexibility, However if you are going for the triangle setup, I would highly suggest going with the triple monitor stand.
First thing to consider is the weight of your monitors. If your monitors are smaller than 32-Inch than this shouldn't be an issue, but It's best to check it.
In addition to the weight of your monitors, size is very important, since arms of the mount might not extend enough for bigger monitors.
That is why we have included triple monitor stands that are capable of handling even 32 Inch ultrawide monitors. If you have an ultrawide monitor make sure that It's one of the stands that can support the size.
And you need to decide the mount method of the stand, we aren't talking about mounting the monitor, as those are all standard VESA mounts.
There are two different triple monitor stands. Triple monitor arms, these mount to the desk using either grommet or C-Clamp.
And free standing triple monitor mounts that is similar to monitor mounts that monitors come with by default, however these can handle three monitors instead of one.
Based on the things we have talked about so far, we have reviewed the best triple monitor stands that are on the market.