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We've seen quite a few mounts, and I was pleasantly surprised by this one. This is the only one I've seen that's also under $100 bucks. It's one sturdy piece of hardware and comes with articulating arms that pivot on three joints to give you all the angles you need. The first thing I was impressed by was the quality. I wasn't expecting much for the price. The stand is made of steel which is strong and I'm more partial to a stand that I trust can hold the weight of my monitors. If anything were to happen to them, I would not be a happy camper. The price point is also very reasonable at about $70 bucks, way under most of the brands in the market. It comes in a desk clamp style which requires you to have a lip on your desk to hold onto. The only critique I have for MonMount is the cable management. It supports up to 24 inch screens. I would like to have seen a cable tie on the pole to send the cables through. I had my own adhesive with cable holder picked up at Lowe's that I added to the mount which worked out well.
The Planar 997-5253-00 is also a great mount. It's a freestanding stand and is made to support up to 24" screens as well. Utilizing a straight-arm mount, which allows screens to slide back and forth, you can bring your screens close enough to touch or farther apart. It has a convenient cable organizer on the back to route your cables neatly to where they need to go. With a sleek design, this mount comes with all the features you would expect and the price point isn't bad either. At about $130, this stand may be what you're looking for.
All in all, they're both great mounts but I would give the edge to the MonMount LCD-194. It has all the features and does pretty much the same thing at half the price. In this economy, you have to save where you can. This monitor stand was the underdog, but a winner in its class. I was told there is a freestanding version of it LCD-6460, which would be needed in my case. I was really impressed and will be telling my friends and colleagues about it.