Hang superwide monitors properly

Superwide monitors with a 32:9 aspect ratio are the future of gaming for many. Many are already working and playing on their PC with two or more monitors, which, depending on their design and placement on the desk, take up unnecessary space and – due to the usually quite thick frames – also impair comfort somewhat.

The manufacturers of PC monitors – above all Samsung – have recognised this and are turning two monitors into one. This is easier for users to handle, takes the load off graphics cards and can be perfectly combined with technologies such as the curved design. This is extremely good for shooters or racing games, as it increases immersion many times over.

But of course these devices do not only have advantages. The higher weight and the low flexibility of these space-consuming screens could lead to some planning problems.

What you have to consider when hanging up superwide monitors

First of all, it can be noted that almost all monitors have a VESA standard. Thus, theoretically, any mounting bracket could be mounted on the back of the screen. But not all monitors are the same. Those who want to mount their 49 inch Superwide monitor on a bracket directly on the wall will have the least problems. Suitable brackets can be found at well-known manufacturers. Here you just have to make sure that the wall can bear at least 15 kg without any problems. A plasterboard wall that is drawn afterwards or a wall that has various cavities only fulfils this criterion under very specific conditions.

However, if you intend to use this type of static installation, you should check the position of the connectivity on the monitor and the corresponding cables in addition to the wall. This is because if the monitor is very close to the wall, the ports could be very difficult to reach, depending on the design.

If you’re toying with the idea of attaching a Super Ultrawide monitor to a flexible arm, we can advise against it right away. This is where both the leverage and the force generated by the movement come into play. There are currently only a few sufficiently stable arms that can carry monitors of this size – and surprise, surprise, they cost half a fortune.

We also strongly advise against betting on supposed bargains. The brackets, which are mostly produced in the Far East, rarely live up to their promises. The material is often second class, the suitability is not certified by industry standards. The last thing you need is a broken 49 inch monitor that has fallen off your arm.

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