Key Takeaways:

  • Guidelines developed by the Video Electronics Standards Association (VESA) are used to determine common bracket and mount sizes for affixing monitors to third-party mounts.
  • The most important thing to remember is that the VESA bracket on the back of your monitor and the one attached to your mount must match.
  • Check the back of your monitor or take a gander at the display’s box or documentation to find the VESA size of the integrated bracket.

Many consumers like to affix their computer monitors to the wall or an external mount instead of allowing them to freely stand in a workstation area. That’s where the VESA standard for popular computer monitors comes in.

What is the VESA Standard for Monitors?

Guidelines developed by the Video Electronics Standards Association (VESA) are used to determine common bracket and mount sizes for affixing monitors and televisions to walls and mounts. VESA standards break down into a number of different sized holes and threads that dictate which monitors and mounts can be integrated with one another.

Tip: Guidelines developed by the Video Electronics Standards Association (VESA) are used to determine common bracket and mount sizes for affixing monitors and televisions to walls and mounts

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Find Out Which VESA Mount You Have

The VESA bracket on your computer monitor or television must match the bracket found on your mount. This means you will have to know the size of your monitor’s VESA bracket before purchasing a mount. Here are some tips to get this done simply.

Check the Documentation and Box

First of all, you need to make sure your monitor is VESA-compatible in the first place. This can be done by looking for a “VESA mounting compliant” logo somewhere on the display’s box or within the documentation that shipped with the unit. Not every computer display is VESA-compatible. If you are in the market for a new display and are thinking of mounting it, be sure it features a legitimate VESA bracket before making a purchase.

Tip: This can be done by looking for a “VESA mounting compliant” logo somewhere on the display’s box or within the documentation that shipped with the unit

Warning: If you are in the market for a new display and are thinking of mounting it, be sure it features a legitimate VESA bracket before making a purchase

Check the Bracket Itself

If your monitor is equipped with a VESA mounting bracket, you can typically find the overall size by taking a look at the backside of your display. Look for a bracket containing threaded holes and then grab a ruler. Measure the bracket in millimeters along the vertical and horizontal axes. Common VESA standard sizes include 75 x 75 mm, 100 x 100 mm, 200 x 200 mm, and so on. Once you have determined your bracket size, simply shop for a mount that advertises having the same VESA bracket.

Tip: If your monitor is equipped with a VESA mounting bracket, you can typically find the overall size by taking a look at the backside of your display

Tip: Once you have determined your bracket size, simply shop for a mount that advertises having the same VESA bracket

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STAT:

If a monitor claims HDR support without a DisplayHDR performance specification or refers to pseudo-specs like “HDR-400” instead of “DisplayHDR 400” it’s likely that the product does not meet the certification requirements.

Sources:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Video_Electronics_Standards_Association

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Flat_Display_Mounting_Interface

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Computer_monitor

https://ieeexplore.ieee.org/abstract/document/7563373

*https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2pbCJyOy0TE

What is the VESA Standard for Monitors FAQ

Is your monitor VESA compatible?

Not all monitors are VESA compatible. Be sure to read the documentation that accompanies the monitor to look for a VESA seal.

What is DisplayHDR?

The High-Performance Monitor and Display Compliance Test Specification (DisplayHDR) from VESA define the display industry's first fully open standard specifying HDR quality. These standards measure luminance, color gamut, bit depth, and more.

What can I connect to a VESA mount?

Anything with the appropriate VESA bracket can be attached to a VESA mount, though this typically includes computer monitors and televisions.

Lawrence Bonk

Lawrence Bonk is a copywriter with a decade of experience in the tech space, with columns appearing in Engadget, Huffington Post and CBS, among others. He has a cat named Cinnamon.

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