I have always wanted to set up multiple monitors with a triple mount for my Samsung ex2220 but never had a good reason to have one until now. Portrait mode. I code all the time and I thought a couple of seconds scrolling up and down the monitor would not help until one night, out of random curiosity; I changed the settings to portrait mode while holding onto one monitor vertically to ‘just see how it feels like’. The only concern was the vertical distortion but it passed without question. I was planning to replace the monitors for ‘portrait mode’ compatible monitors but getting a mount could do the same for much cheaper.
The initial mount I was planning to purchase was the ergotrons but it ended up costing more than I expected. Rain came to join the parade, socks were wet and the bathroom is out of toilet paper. I thought this was a sign that a triple mount setup was not possible anymore…until I found the SIIG CE-MT0R12-S1 desk mount for $118! It was definitely cheaper and it was capable of doing portrait mode. YEAH! My WANT has finally came true.
Triple Mounted Monitor Tour
How I Am Using It
Left Horizontal Monitor – Primarily used for gaming, movies and file exploring.
Center Vertical Monitor – Coding, managing lists/text documents, visiting websites and reading.
Right Vertical Monitor – Testing web scripts/applications and managing vmware.
There is a huge difference in speed when determining if the website you have visited is worth investigating for your surfing/researching etc. I can see the website as a whole and skimming is pretty much instant…especially when I am taking the speed reading challenge. It does not collect much dust compared to the shiny stock samsung stand, I am able to turn the monitor around to watch my movies away from the desk and coding has been easier since using the mouse is limited.
The two vertical monitors are not aligned together but its expected since the mounts were inexpensive compared to the other options. The center monitor cannot be pushed further or closer to you so adjust your keyboard tray and chair accordingly. The last con only applies to people who have their desk facing away from the wall. The triple mount is bulky but you can maximize the clean look by taming your monitor cables.
Overall, it was definitely worth getting and I am very glad I jumped for it. If you are thinking about it and still unsure, ask a friend or family to temporarily rotate your monitor vertically and try it out but make sure whoever is holding your monitor has enough strength to do so.