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The distance between the monitors and the eye should be somewhere between 20'' and 40''. The distance also depends on the size of the monitors. In case that you use 24'' monitors, the recommended minimum distance is 30".

For the setups above I cannot see, how you can work with your PC and at the same time maintain that distance. The distance from the edge of the table to the panels of the screen should be at least 20''.

I am using an "EasyMountLCD" or "Tyke Supply" hex stand. It is two rows, so 3 wide, 2 high.

The quality of the stand is fantastic, which is the norm for this manufacturer.

But the stand is less than ideal, simply due to geometry. The upper row is tilted downward, and the outer columns are tilted both downward and inward. This means the edges do not align at all, which leaves big gaps between the borders.

For a single row of monitors, this is not a problem because they would be angled similarly. So I can't fault the manufacturer.

Since it is just VESA mounts on the back, I considered manufacturing my own improvements for the outer columns (far left, far right monitors - both upper and lower row). I can do this by making a VESA wooden block that would make the monitor come closer to me by about 3-4 inches, and thus eliminating the big gap. But it also would mean that the edges would be closer to me, which is not ideal.

Right now, despite the picture, it is actually very comfortable in this position. The gaps don't bother me, especially since I keep my office pretty dark throughout the day, so the gaps tend to just blend in.

As for distance, if they were much further away, I wouldn't be able to read the fonts. I have lasik surgery and my vision is 20/20 post-surgery, so I don't think it's just me. I would really say the distance for the outer monitors is more or less ideal. The only monitor that is not ideal is the one directly in front of my keyboard, the center bottom monitor, as it is the closest to me. I can't get any further from it physically due to the size of my desk. I would have to buy a deeper desk.

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I am really astonished that most of the monitor setups are completely ignoring basic ergonomic requirements.

The distance between the monitors and the eye should be somewhere between 20'' and 40''. The distance also depends on the size of the monitors. In case that you use 24'' monitors, the recommended minimum distance is 30".

For the setups above I cannot see, how you can work with your PC and at the same time maintain that distance. The distance from the edge of the table to the panels of the screen should be at least 20''.

The most relaxing position for the head is to look downward at an angle between 20 and 30. If you use two rows of monitors make sure that you have the main stuff displayed on the lower row and only occasionally watch the upper displays.

Agreed - but where do you buy the desks?

I had an interior design company build mine (they were doing the whole house at the time).

He was telling me a 40" Deep desk was 'too much' and that 'nobody needs 10 wall sockets'.

Add to this that most people aren't living in places with huge rooms. It's not easy to do.

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The distance from the edge of the table to the panels of the screen should be at least 20''.

The most relaxing position for the head is to look downward at an angle between 20 and 30.

@Fat Tails; do you have a set up with these specs? Can we see what it looks like?

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But the stand is less than ideal, simply due to geometry. The upper row is tilted downward, and the outer columns are tilted both downward and inward. This means the edges do not align at all, which leaves big gaps between the borders.

I tried tilt on my monitors too. Gaps. unless they manufacture trapezoid-shaped screens, will always be...

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Like Fat Tails i am really astonished too that there are huge screen capacities but there is a lack in all other issues. If you can't find a desk that fit's your needs then go to a cabinetmaker. Some natural light (window) or a view wouldn't be bad. The last pictures looks like you are in a secret mission command dugout and controlling a unmanned aerial vehicle searching for terrorists.

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I'm nearsighted so I can see close But you've got a point about bad posture.

Saw some scam trading room site promoting placing treadmills under desks. Not sure how
good it would be for focused trading though..


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