If you’re a two-screen sort of person, finding the best desk for dual monitors should be at the top of your priority list. After putting up with more ad hoc work setups than I’d care to admit, I’ve accepted that it’s true what people say: creating the right working environment is vital for productivity.
Not sure where to start or what you’re looking for? Relax. Even if you don’t know what a dual monitor desk mount is yet, you’ll be an expert after reading through the picks below.
Before chucking a load of recommendations at you, I thought it would be sensible to give you a brief understanding of what to look out for. You’re welcome.
Here’s a quick breakdown of how to separate the terrible from the terrific when it comes to dual monitor desks.
If you’re using two monitors (and if you’re not, why are you still reading this?), you’re going to need a pretty big desk.
Ideally, you should place your screens alongside each other and tilted at a slight angle, around an arm’s length from you. For a full breakdown of how to set up an ergonomic workspace, check out the video below.
Most monitors are at least 20 inches wide, so a desk with a width much below 50 inches is unlikely to cut it. If you also want to take notes or use a third monitor — yes, some people use even more than two monitors! — then an even bigger desk is in order.
It goes without saying that price is a huge factor for most of us. But how much is too much?
Expect to cough up at least $100 for a decent desk; if you’d like a high-quality item, around $250 is more realistic. But, unless you’re hoping for a handcrafted desk that also makes your coffee for you, paying much beyond that is excessive.
Most of us don’t give a second thought to putting together the flat-pack furniture we order until it arrives. “I’ll figure it out,” you think to yourself, “I’ve built Lego before, how hard can it be?”
Ahem…fast forward to the day you open the package, and you’re in tears because the furniture still isn’t assembled after six hours.
If this sounds familiar, you might want to look for an “easy to assemble” option. Otherwise, congratulations on your DIY prowess. Fancy putting my desk up for me next time?
Some desks are designed for sitting; others for standing. Some have a fixed height; others are adjustable.
You’ll even find desks with added storage space or shelving units. Make sure you know which factors are important for you.
Measure out your home office. No, really — take out your tape measure and do it now. How much space do you actually have? There’s no point setting your heart on the perfect desk if you can’t accommodate it.
Great, now you’re ready to find the perfect desk for two monitors that’s right for you.
As I said, there’s something for everyone here. To help you pick out the right desk, you’ll find three categories:
Features | Simple study desk with a storage bag to maximize space, color options and sizes
If you want to go for a minimalist approach, this simple style desk should tick all your boxes. It even comes with a handy storage bag to maximize space efficiency.
Unless your monitors are both tiny, the 39-inch option will probably be too small, but the 47.2- and 55.2-inch desks should be perfect for most people
For further customization, you can choose between black, espresso, or natural wood. Oh, and the desk is very easy to assemble.
Features | Sturdy home office desk, multiple sizes
Another great option for minimalists is Coleshome’s sturdy desk. With adjustable leg pads to ensure stability in unstable environments and a tough build, this is a desk to help you weather any storms your work brings.
Again, the 47- or 55-inch sizes are probably most suitable.
If you combine the desk with a dual monitor desk mount, you can have the best of both worlds: two monitors and space efficiency.
Features | High quality, durable, adjustable leg pads. Also available in 55-inch size.
At just 47.2 inches wide, this Foxemart home office workstation is an obvious choice for the “space savers” category. This is a brand that isn’t even giving you the chance to take up more space than is strictly necessary.
But, if you have more room, these desks look great side-by-side to extend your workspace thanks to their extremely simple design. Have one for your computer and another for taking notes!
It’s also easy to assemble.
Features | Desk and bookshelf two-in-one. Compact but fits 2 monitors
The Tribesigns desk is another 47-inch space saver, but it also doubles as a bookshelf and a display unit. Not bad!
As if that weren’t enough, you can assemble it in just 20 minutes and the super-thick surface will support all the monitors and books your heart desires. Within reason.
Features | Multi-functional comes with a free CP stand
L-shaped desks are a personal favorite since they maximize corner space and look stylish; this round corner desk is no exception. I’m also a fan of the modern, sleek design.
While most companies say their desks are easy to assemble, this one lives up to the claim, with even the most amateur DIY-ers managing the task.
If you’re so inclined, you could even buy a second L-shaped desk to create a U-shaped workspace. Witchcraft!
Features | Extra spacious, adjustable leg pads, 12-month warranty
For anyone with a decent amount of space to play with, the Elephance L-shaped desk is a good bet. With both sides of the desk 59 inches long, you could probably fit four monitors on this beast if you really wanted to.
Not to mention it’s practical. The bevel edge ensures the desk will actually fit into the corner of your office, and the adjustable leg pads ensure you won’t need to worry about scratching the floor or facing an unstable surface.
Features | Can be L-shaped or a long desk, enough space for 2 people
Can’t decide whether you want an L-shaped desk or not? No problem — this Bestier desk is adjustable! Whether you want a desk 95 inches long or one with 59 inches of space in either direction, it’s got you covered.
Built with savvy shoppers like you in mind, it also comes with a free dual monitor stand for the desk and a cable management system. Is that an objectively irresistible offer, or do I need to get out more?
Features | Sit to stand desk, motor lift system
The list wouldn’t be complete without mentioning some standing desks. They may not be to everyone’s tastes, but the health benefits of standing up when working are undeniable.
The Flexispot desk doesn’t even restrict you to always standing up, because it’s adjustable. By simply pressing a button, you can lower it down to sitting height and grab your chair — don’t worry, I won’t tell anybody you were being lazy!
However, note that if you’re taller than 6”3, you’ll need to look elsewhere for an ergonomic option.
Features | Height adjustable, fits on any table, large enough for 2 monitors
There are two ways to approach standing desks: you can buy an entire desk or opt for an add-on to convert your regular desk into a standing desk. If you prefer the second option, consider this Vivo standing desk converter.
You can adjust its height within 32 inches, so you can also use it while you’re sitting. Why not pair it with one of my picks for minimalist or L-shaped desks?
You’ll be relieved to know there’s almost no assembly involved, either.
By Stand Steady
Features | Electrical standing desk converter, integrated phone/tablet holder
The Stand Steady FlexPro Hero Power desk is similar to #9 but even fancier. It’s not just a desk converter — it’s also electric and comes with some impressive features.
The built-in wireless phone charging means you won’t need to worry about pesky cables interrupting the Feng Shui of your workplace, and there’s even a cable management system to deal with other wires.
There’s also a media holder slot to safely display your table and ample space for anything else you might need, from essentials like a keyboard to your trusty coffee mug.
At this point, you’re probably realizing that finding the best desk for dual monitors is harder than you thought. So, have a good think about how much space you need and which features are important to you. The option to stand up? A hidden bookshelf?
With any luck, you’ve already found your dream desk and are itching to order it. If so, please share this article with others so they can share your excitement. Happy shopping!