When I complained about the crappy stand on my Sceptre x22 LCD, XJ helpfully suggested I buy a replacement stand, suggesting the Ergotron Neo-Flex LCD Stand. I went ahead and bought it from amazon for about $42 with free super saver shipping.
You can find a product link here, where it's specced for 20" LCD or smaller, which gave me pause - but I figured for less than $50 there wasn't much to lose if my monitor turned out to be a wee-bit too wide.
The original stand:
was not height-adjustable, didn't rotate, and had only about 10 degrees of flex (and only backward, not forward).
Definite lack of hotness
The new stand came packed like something from Ikea - protected but not flashy:
The base is a large ring of steel with a plastic facade, which was much better than the molded plastic I expected:
The part that mounts to the LCD has multiple mount points - I imagine it should attach to almost any LCD monitor (screws and mounting plates included). There's a nice chunky spring to hold the monitor at whatever angle you want.
The manual is clear enough that you can assemble the whole thing in a minute or two, but all the chinese following the 1-2 sentences of english make me wonder what I'm missing:
In my case, mounting it to my LCD was as simple as pushing on the original stand:
realizing that it's, in fact, screwed in place, and not pressure-fit:
then mounting the new stand with the included thumbscrews:
haha i just realized my thread title is not just misleading but wrong
additional stuff i posted on the awfulforums
Originally Posted by slick69
That's the last picture in his post. Its just 90 degrees clockwise or 90 degrees counterclockwise.
actually, it's just clockwise - it doesn't rotate counterclockwise at all. my monitor's pretty much symmetrical so the lack of counterclockwise rotation don't bother me none.
Originally Posted by CorporatePunk
what I meant by "pan" was rotate side to side, not the landscape/portrait orientation. Meaning, can I have this on my desk facing my chair, and easily rotate the thing so that I can see it from my bed which is next to my desk. Right now I have to physically pick up my monitor and reposition it so that I can see it from my bed. syduck:
EDIT: if you don't know what I mean, read ergotrons description on their site, it would lead you to believe the lcd can basically move in any direction.
i just figured out what they meant by the 270 degree rotate. the base is kind of a floating ring assembly - the metal part stays in one place while the entire stand rotates on some kind of sliding-bearing-whatever doohickey. my monitor's plugged in so i'm not inclined to flip it upside down to look, but here's an anigif:
also, the hole near the base is used for cable management. the DVI and power cables are now tucked nicely behind my monitor.