The best monitor stands help support your monitor, raise it to a level that will protect your eyesight and posture, provide handy storage, and more. But there are so many models out there that it's difficult to know which to choose.
So in this post, we've gathered together our pick of the best monitor stands you can buy today. These are all sturdy and robust, ergonomically designed and available at a reasonable price. Plus we've included options for specific requirements, such as one that supports two monitors, and another that features a front-facing USB hub.
Meanwhile, if you haven't bought a monitor yet, don't miss our guide to the best 4K monitors and best ultrawide monitor. And for an extra level of flexibility, also check our selection of the best monitor arms.
The best monitor stands available now
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Want to elevate your monitor, but don’t want to spend much money? Then Amazon Basics has a model for you at a very affordable price.
This monitor stand comes with column-style stackable legs, so you can adjust the height up to 12.5cm (4.9 inches), in 2.5cm (1 inch) increments. It has non-skid feet to help keep everything in place. And there’s a 28cm (11 inch)-wide storage space underneath for laptops and video game consoles. Not bad at all for well under £20.
For those who have a heavy monitor, we’d recommend this sturdy monitor stand from Kensington, which is made from wood. It’s capable of supporting a wide variety of standard and widescreen monitors up to 80 lbs (36kg), and a screen size of up to 24 inches. (If you have a wider monitor than that, there are other versions broad enough for 27, 30 or 32-inch monitor).
This monitor stand features adjustable snap-in risers that provide three height options between three and six inches, and the 11.5-inch (29.2cm) area underneath enables you to store accessories or papers. All in all, it’s not the cheapest monitor stand on our list, but you do get what you pay for.
This monitor stand is suitable for all computer monitors, but has been specifically designed for the iMac, with a suitably stylish and minimalist design to match those Apple good looks. It’s the most expensive on our list, but there’s a reason: it doesn’t just support your monitor, but acts as a USB hub too.
This dual-purpose monitor stand boasts three built-in USB 3.0 (USB-A) ports, a USB-C data port, micro/SD card slots, and an audio jack for headphones or microphone. Just plug it into the back of your computer with the built-in cable (USB-A or USB-C), and you’re good to go. If you get annoyed by constantly having to reach around the back of your computer, just to plug in a memory stick or charger, this will be a great stress-saver.
If you look closely, you’ll notice this monitor stand has been fitted with a handy little shelf. This is a great way to store your cables, drives, hubs and other gear, while still allowing airflow underneath your monitor.
Crafted from aluminium, this elegant monitor stand allows you to elevate your computer up to 10.6cm (4.2 inches). And with a surface area of 24.8 x 31.5cm (9.75 x 12.4 inches), the space below is even large enough for a Mac mini.
Like it or loathe it, we all live in a multi-device world nowadays. So here’s our favourite monitor stand to come with a dedicated tablet and phone holder. Oh, and there’s a pen holder too. Nice.
This monitor stand from Klearlook is adjustable at three width levels: 16.5 inches (42cm), 18.5 inches (47cm) and 20.5 inches (52cm), plus it extends to a maximum height of 9cm (3.54 inches). It's made of sturdy plastic, and has non-slip rubber mat on the bottom to keep everything safe.
Need to support two monitors? That’s no problem with the DM06-2 riser. This monitor stand is made from robust MDF wood and covers an area of 82 x 30cm (32 x 12 inches). It boasts triangular legs for high stability, with non-slip rubber feet. And the space between them is a generous 76 x 20cm (30 x 8 inches), giving you a ton of potential storage underneath.
Need to support an all-in-one setup that generates a lot of heat? Then this monitor stand from Huanuo is our top recommendation, as it comes with ventilated mesh platform (37 x 23.6cm) with holes that increase the airflow going toward your device. It offers three height levels of 9cm, 12cm and 14cm (3.5 inches, 4.7 inches and 5.5 inches), and supports up to 20kg (44lbs) of weight.