Over the years, I gradually moved from one monitor, to 2 and finally 3. Because of what I do, I always felt like I couldn’t have enough programs opened at the same time. And even with the gradual upgrades, I just wanted more (shocker). There are times when I have Photoshop, Illustrator, Dreamweaver and several browsers open and I hate having to minimize one program in order to see another to so that I can test something.
Another reason for this upgrade was that I wanted 2 vertical monitors. Although I’ll do design and both photo and video editing primarily on the horizontal monitors, when I write code, or if I’m reading something, the vertical orientation is great.
I tend to do a lot of research before making a purchasing decision so after spending weeks reading reviews and checking out prices I compiled this list:
When researching monitor stands for my 6-monitor system the most important factor for me was sturdiness. This is a large setup and I just couldn’t afford to use flimsy monitor stands that I would constantly worry about. Please note that the names of the mounts are confusing. You use the horizontal mount for vertical monitors, and the vertical mount for horizontal vertical ones.
I used the Atdec VFS-DV Visidec Dual Vertical Freestanding Desk Mount for the 4 horizontally-mounted monitors.
I used the Atdec VFS-DV Visidec Dual Horizontal Freestanding Desk Mount for the 2 vertically-mounted monitors.
Please let me know if you have any questions about this 6 monitor setup or if you have any suggestions as to how it could be made better.