Over the past couple of years, we have noticed a significant increase in the use of the Samsung Ultra-Wide Curved Monitors. Along with that increase has been the demand for large and curved screen monitor mounts and stands that can adequately support the weight of these large curved screens. As we’ve followed this trend, we too have eagerly awaited Samsung ultra-wide curved monitor mounts and stands that will hold the weight. We are happy to report that there have been great strides taken in the production of mounts to accommodate the large curved screens.
As we began to provide these mounts to our customers we quickly realized that the Samsung monitors are different than the other large curved screens on the market. They are different because of how they attach to mounting products.
In this blog we hope to clear up some of the confusion and address some of the most common problems customers have when attaching their Samsung ultra-wide curved screens to the available monitor mounts and stands on the market.
Mounting Your Monitor
If you have purchased or are thinking about purchasing a Samsung Ultra-Wide Curved Monitor, and you intend to use a monitor mount or monitor stand, there are two things you need to know before purchasing a single or dual vertical monitor mount.
- First, you must know how much the monitor WITHOUT STAND weighs. The Samsung Ultra-Wide Curved screens are among the heaviest screens on the market. Typically you might find weights for the monitor listed on the monitors packaging or in the description of the monitor where it is purchased. However, the ONLY weight you will need to know when purchasing a mount is the weight of the monitor WITHOUT the stand. We searched the web for the best resource to find this information and found that http://www.displayspecifications.com will give you the most accurate weight of the Samsung Ultra-Wide Curved screen WITHOUT the stand for each model.
- Second, you must know how the monitor attaches to the monitor mount. Your Samsung Curved Screen WILL NOT attach directly to any monitor mount. There is a wall mount adapter included in the box with your monitor, it is called a bracket wall adapter. This adapter attaches to the back of the monitor which then provides a VESA 100X100 millimeter hole pattern which can then be attached to a mount. You can learn more about this wall mount adapter in your Samsung users manual located in the section called “Attaching the BRACKET WALL” found typically on page 19.
Attaching the Samsung Ultra-Wide Curved Screen to a Mount
Unlike all other ultra-wide curved screens on the market, the Samsung Ultra-Wide Curved Screens are designed differently. They have a round inset where the stand attaches. It is in that round inset area that the bracket wall adapter attaches enabling the consumer to mount the screen to a monitor mounting head.
When installing the bracket wall adapter, be sure to use the screws specifically for the bracket wall. *** If longer screws are used you can damage the monitor
Another factor to be aware of when choosing a single or dual monitor mount for your Samsung Ultra-Wide Curved screen is to verify that the mount supports the curved screen weight of your monitor. At MountMyMonitor.com we try to make this easy for our customers to discover. You will find that the products available in our large and curved screen monitor mount category are clearly defined as to the weight for flat and curved screens that the mounts will support.
It is our hope that this blog has given you some insight into the somewhat confusing task of mounting your Samsung Ultra-Wide Curved Monitor. What follows are some common Q&A that you might find helpful when selecting a single or dual vertical mount.
QUESTIONS & ANSWERS
- Q: When I look for a monitor mount, there are two weights listed that the mount will support, one weight for flat screens and one weight for curved screens. Why are there two weights?
- A: Curved screens, due to the curvature, push the center of gravity out several inches from the mounting head. This causes more pressure on the mounting head making the monitor feel heavier, but it is the force that creates this issue. For example, if you were to hold a 5lb weight to your chest you might say, “Okay, that feels like 5lbs.” Now if you were to extend you arm all the way out, you might say, “Wow! Now it feels like ten pounds.” It is for this reason that manufacturers rate their mounting heads with the two weights.
- Q: What happens if the monitor is too heavy for the mount?
- A: The issue with the monitor weight is almost never the issue with the entire mount, but only with the mounting head where the monitor attaches. Most mounts on the market offer tilt functionality. It is with the tilt that the problem arises. If the monitor is too heavy, the tilt will not hold the monitor in place and the monitor will droop down to the lowest point of tilt. There is nothing that can be done to resolve this unless you put an obstruction in the rear to stop the monitor from tilting past the angle you want the monitor to stop at. This is why it is so important to check the weight the mount will support to avoid costly returns and delays in getting your monitor(s) setup and in use.
- Q: I seem to have lost the Samsung bracket wall adapter that goes between the monitor and the mount. Where can I get the bracket wall adapters?
- A: You can by the bracket wall adapter from either Samsung directly, or from 3rd party vendors online. You can google the following: <model number of monitor> bracket wall; this will give you a starting point to replace the original bracket wall adapter that came in the box. There are several models of bracket wall adapters so be sure to verify your monitor number before purchasing. The option that we suggest is to go to Samsung.com, start a live chat, provide them the full model number of your monitor and tell them you need a bracket wall adapter to attach a VESA 100×100 monitor mount; they will assist you with the purchase.
- I’m looking for a curved screen mount, what models are available for the Samsung ultra-wide curved screens:
- Please find several mounts from our Large and Curved Screen mount category:
Supports up curved screens up to 30 lb. Freestanding Base. No tilt, monitors face straight forward.
Supports curved screens up to 26.5 lb. Choose from 3 different mounting bases. Height adjustable with monitor tilt functionality.
This heavy-duty model supports curved screens up to 35 lb. Choose from 4 different mounting bases. Height adjustable with monitor tilt functionality.
Supports curved screens up to 26.5 lb. Choose from 3 different mounting bases. Height adjustable with monitor tilt function.