Many of us use multiple monitors with our desktop rigs. Arctic Cooling has launched a new interesting product called Z2 Monitor Arm. It is a single monitor stand designed for two up to 27″ TFT screens. With Z2 you can easily make your desktop look neater, and have your monitors the way you want them to be without the restrictions of two separate stands. Let’s see how well it performs!
LCD/TFT screen size 13″ to 27″
VESA standard 75 / 100
Capacity 10 kg / 22 lbs x 2
Tilt + / – 15o
Column height 410 mm
Distance to the column 113-413 mm
Limited Warranty 2 years
Dimensions (Packaging) 550 (L) x 241 (W) x 86 (H) mm
Net Weight 4.60 kg
UPC Black: 0872767004535
Gross Weight 5.4 kg
Arctic Cooling Z2 Monitor arm comes in a grey cardboard box which has the main specifications and some pictures printed on it. Let’s take a look whats inside it, shall we.
Inside the packet we have a metal pole to connect the actual monitor arm in to. Along it there’s the monitor arm, USB hub, bag of bolts and nuts and a small installation brochure. Nothing to suprise us, but it is all that you need in order to put the monitor arm together.
First let’s take a look at the only accessory provided with the Z2 monitor arm. Z2 comes with a four port USB hub to connect your USB peripheral devices into. It will be located on your desktop, and it has a hole for the mounting pole to come through. The mounting pole will also hold the USB hub in its place so it can’t move around your table. In our tests, the USB hub worked flawlessly. The only bad thing about it, is that it is only USB 2.0 and with newer USB3.0 devices you are limited to the slower USB speed. Also, as the hub does not have an external power supply, the total amount of power you can draw from the slots (in total) is 2.5W, which is not enough if you want to add mukltiple hard drives in it. However, for typical mice, keyboards and USB thumb drives it is more than enough.
Arctic Cooling Z2 Monitor arm comes with a metal pole where the actual monitor arm will be secured in. The pole is secured onto your table using one clamp (as seen in the left side of the picture). In our tests it was enough to keep the pole in straight line and nicely secured in the table.
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