SilverStone ARMSC11 Final Thoughts
There are many reasons to consider an articulated monitor arm for your desktop computer. A monitor floating above your desk frees up considerable space for additional components such as speakers, input devices as well as general work space. Even though most LCD monitors have a wide viewing range, fine adjustments to the viewing angle provided by an articulated arm can really improve a monitors visual display. Finally, an important reason for an articulated arm is allowing for nontraditional placement of the monitor in a desktop environment.
The SilverStone ARM11SC performance excels in all of the above scenarios. Some larger monitors may tend to sag at the extreme extensions of the arm’s range, and this can be easily accommodated by tightening the joint set screws.
In most desktop setups the SilverStone will be hiding behind the computer monitor. However, if a situation requires the monitor arm to be exposed, there should be no need for embarrassment as the fit and finish is of very high quality with an appropriate high tech look.
The arm itself is lightweight and very easy to install. In most cases the monitor arm will be attached and positioned within 10 minutes using only the tools provided in the package.
SilverStone ARM11SC Conclusion
There are going to be high expectations for a passive mechanical product that bills itself as an “interactive” arm that will liberate your view. Fortunately, the SilverStone ARM11SC lives up to its marketing claims and provides a truly useful and interactive device that allows you to position your monitor outside of the normal work envelope.
All angular and positional adjustments can be performed easily, and in most cases without the need to tighten up the included set screws. The inclusion of the required Allen wrench for these adjustments is an appreciated feature.
The SilverStone ARM11 comes in both silver and black finish and looks like a stylish high tech addition to any desktop setup. There will be no need to hide this device behind your computer monitor.
Carefully thought out cable management further enhances the aesthetics of the device. In many cases this monitor could be positioned towards the front of a workstation allowing extension of the monitor into the lap of the user.
One of the first things you notice about the SilverStone ARM11SC is how light it is. This makes assembly and adjustments very easy, and is a testament to the high strength to weight ratio of the arm.
The SilverStone ARM11SC is priced very competitively at $117.99 (Amazon) relative to the large number of alternative solutions on the market. Many single arm devices run near $200 for virtually the same functionality and appearance.
The ARM11SC is an excellent solution for providing convenient, ergonomic viewing of your computer monitor. As computer monitors become touch enabled, monitor arms such as the SilverStone ARM11SC will become a desirable feature for interactive desktop computer viewing and input.
+ Stylish design
+ Easy adjustment
+ Good cable management
+ Reasonable price
+ Simple assembly
- Finish could scratch
- Clamp might mark desk finish
Final Score: 9.0 out of 10.
Excellence Achievement: Benchmark Reviews Golden Tachometer Award.
COMMENT QUESTION: How would you use this interactive monitor arm?