Top Sit-Stand Desk Converters – Post & Base Models – Experts Review
There are a couple primary benefits to buying a Post & Base sit-stand desk converter.
- They come with a monitor post built-in so you don’t have to buy a separate monitor arm to keep your monitors at the right ergonomic height
- They generally use gas lift mechanisms that are extremely quiet to adjust–no risk of annoying coworkers while your unit clicks into place
Don’t be turned off by their high price tag right away. The reason these units are so expensive is because they have the benefit of a monitor post built-in. If you choose a Z-Lift or an X-Lift for instance, you’ll pay less for the unit itself, but you’ll have to fork over a couple hundred more dollars to get a high quality monitor arm that provides the same level of ergonomic bliss.
One thing you’ll want to consider when purchasing a Post & Base sit-stand converter is the way it handles your monitors. Can you adjust your monitors up or down on the monitor post? That’s important for finding your sweet spot while standing versus sitting. Can you adjust them back and forth for focal depth adjustment? That’ll keep you from leaning in to see your monitors. And of course, can the unit handle more than one monitor? You’ll find the answers to these questions and more in our detailed reviews below.
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Best Sit-Stand Desk Converter (Post & Base) by Ranking
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Keep these points in mind as you’re comparing Post & Base models.
One downside of buying a Post & Base model is that it may require purchasing a special monitor mount to accommodate more than one monitor. You’ll have to look at the specific features of each product, but often times it will run an extra $100-200 for a dual monitor version.
You really can’t go wrong in this department with a Post & Base model. They are almost all extremely quiet during the lifting process, maybe with a slight noise as the gas strut contracts and expands, but nothing that will bother your coworkers.
The great thing about Post & Base models is that they have a monitor post built-in. But beyond this, you’ll want to think about whether you can easily adjust the monitor(s) up or down. (Because believe it or not, you’ll want the monitor(s) position slightly higher relative to the work surface when you stand than when you sit.)
You’ll also what to find out if you can adjust the monitors to fine-tune to the right focal depth. No one wants to strain to look at the screens, or, on the other hand, have their monitor(s) so close they feel like they have pixels radiating on their face.
If you want more items to consider when purchasing a sit-stand desk converter, see our article Top 8 Factors to Consider When Buying a Standing Desk Converter.