How Much Does a Monitor Weigh? [2023 Update]

Monitors are a lot lighter than they once were in the CRT days. Does anyone else remember these things? They weighed a ton!

Thankfully we have super slim and even bezelless monitors these days. But how much do they weigh? That’s exactly what we’ll cover in this article.

We’ll touch on monitors as small as 23 inches up to huge 34 inch ultrawide monitors. This range of monitors are the most common on the market, so it should give you a good idea of what monitors weigh.

We go a step further and put it all on a graph so you can get a rough idea of what weight any monitor size will be on average. 

Key Takeaways

  • The average monitor weight with the stand included is around 16.5 lbs.
  • The average monitor weight without the stand is around 11.6 lbs. 
  • Specific monitor sizes have different weight averages, we cover those down below.

Why Monitor Weight Matters

A monitor’s weight is something most people don’t think about today. Why should they? Most of today’s monitors are simply “light enough”. 

Here are a few reasons you should keep monitor weight in mind. 

Monitor Mounts

Aftermarket monitor mounts are super popular for good reason. They give you more space on your desk and are an aesthetically pleasing solution compared to the factory mounts. 

We talked about monitor mounts as one of the best ways to get the most out of your desk depth

You can’t just get any mount for your monitor though. Each design has a weight capacity. For example,

this mount

This single-arm mount fits monitors on the market between 13” and 32”, that weigh up to 22 lbs with VESA mounting. It offers adjustable height, tilt, and rotation for flexible viewing angles and integrated cable management for a clean setup.

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can hold monitors up to 22 lbs. This one holds 17.6 lbs. 

Every monitor stand will have its spec, and you need to know your monitor weight to be sure it will be safely mounted. 

I highly recommend not mounting a monitor that is right at the weight capacity. Being a couple pounds under the rating is recommended as a safety factor. 

Gas Spring Monitor Mounts

Gas spring monitor mounts are a little bit different. They come with a loaded gas spring which makes lifting a mounted monitor easier on the user. 

They do this by always pushing the mount upwards so you’re not lifting the entire monitor’s weight by yourself. 

34 inch ultrawide monitor gas spring mount

Because they are always pushing upwards, your monitor needs to meet a minimum weight as well as be under the maximum weight limit. If your monitor’s weight is too little, the mount will always be in the highest position and won’t be adjustable. 

Gas spring mounts are super nice because they make it almost effortless to move even heavy monitors to new positions. You just have to be above the minimum weight and below the maximum weight. 

Here are some examples:

This mount has a minimum weight limit of 4.4 lbs, and a maximum of 19.8 lbs. 

North Bayou Monitor Desk Mount

This monitor mount is universal and fits most 17''-30'' monitors. It has a durable gas spring system for easy positioning, supports C-clamp or grommet installation, and improves overall well-being by creating a comfortable viewing angle for work or gaming, reducing strain on the spine, neck, and shoulders.

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This much fancier monitor mount from Ergotron has a minimum weight of 7 lbs, and a maximum of 25 lbs. Ergotron is a highly rated monitor mount, and worth looking into if you are in the market. Especially if you have a heavy monitor that you cherish.

Ergotron – LX Premium Single Monitor Arm, VESA Desk Mount – for Monitors Up to 34 Inches, 7 to 25 lbs – White
  • Broad compatibility: Fits single screens up to 34 inches diagonal and 7 to 25 pounds; compatible with VESA patterns 75x75mm and 100x100mm
  • Versatile mounting options: Includes two-piece desk clamp to fit a variety of desk types; desk clamp attaches to desks 0.4 to 2.4 inches thick; grommet mount available as...
  • Improved comfort: Easily raise your monitor up to 17.3 inches above your worksurface with 13 inches of lift; find your best view for each project with 360 degrees of...
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Multi Monitor Setups & Desk Capacity

Having a single monitor is not a huge risk when it comes to today’s monitors. A single one is light enough that you don’t really worry about your desk’s capacity. 

However, when it comes to using multiple monitors, that weight can really add up. Knowing your monitor weight along with your desk’s weight capacity is critical. We have a dedicated article on the weight capacity of the average desk

To save you the click, the desks we touched on in that article had a capacity ranging from 80 lbs all the way to 350 lbs (evenly loaded). 

Even-loaded-desk
Weight Distribution

One couple of the monitors we touch on in the next section have a weight around 20 lbs with the existing monitor stand attached. If you want a triple monitor setup, you are already at a 60 lbs desk load without anything else. You might want some speakers, a computer tower, etc. 

You can get dangerously close to meeting that desk capacity! 

General Handling

The last point is just for general handling. If you’re trying to mount a super heavy monitor, you might need a friend or a family member to help you out.

If you want to move your monitor, knowing the approximate weight can mean the difference between your grandma having to move it or you having to do it yourself. It’s just useful to keep in mind. 

The Weight Of Typical Monitors

Now let’s get into the actual weight of certain monitors. We chose some of the bestselling monitors on B&H, and put their respective weights on a table for you. We split up the monitors into their respective size categories. 

Specifically, we cover the weight of 24″, 27″, 32″, and 34″ ultrawide monitors. (Here’s why I love ultrawide monitors). Here’s the summary of the monitor weight for these categories.

The average monitor weight with the stand included is approximately 16.5 lbs.

The average monitor weight without the stand is approximately 11.6 lbs. 

Here are the monitors that gave us these numbers. We also threw these numbers on a chart, and there’s a clear correlation with size and weight (to no surprise). 

monitor weight data table
Weight vs. Screen Size of Monitors

To find the average weight within a specific size category, keep scrolling! 

24″  Monitor Weight

The average 24″ monitor weight with the stand included is approximately 11.3 lbs.

The average 24″ monitor weight without the stand is approximately 8.5 lbs.

24 inch monitor weight

27″ Monitor Weight

The average 27″ monitor weight with the stand included is approximately 15.2 lbs.

The average 27″ monitor weight without the stand is approximately 9.9 lbs.

27 inch monitor weight

32″  Monitor Weight

The average 32″ monitor weight with the stand included is approximately 18.6 lbs.

The average 32″ monitor weight without the stand is approximately 13.22 lbs.

32 inch monitor weight

34″ Ultrawide Monitor Weight

The average 34″ monitor weight with the stand included is approximately 20.8 lbs.

The average 34″ monitor weight without the stand is approximately 14.9 lbs.

34 inch ultrawide monitor weight

What Can Influence A Monitor’s Weight?

What makes some monitors heavier, and some lighter? Here are a few factors we noticed when putting these numbers together. There are many more factors such as factory stand design, and additional features that influence weight. This is not an exhaustive list. 

Size

The size of the monitor had a direct correlation with the weight of a monitor. That makes perfect sense. More screen means more stuff to make the screen work. Larger panels to cover up the electronics etc. 

Weight vs. Screen Size of Monitors

Resolution

We also noticed that sometimes, the higher resolution monitors came in a little heavier. There’s no doubt that higher resolution panels will require more supporting electronics. Especially considering that 4K (2160p) monitors have 4x the resolution of 1080p panels. 

Good examples from our chart include the 4K LG 24MD4KLB-B, which weights in at 15.4 lbs. Almost double the 1080p ASUS VA24EHE which comes in at 7.9 lbs. 

Refresh Rate

Gaming monitors are known for having super high refresh rates. (As well as known for not having built in speakers – here’s why).. Gamers love refresh rates that are 120hz +. Typical monitors are 60hz for reference. Refresh rates over 120hz makes the gaming experience much smoother visually. 

This could also increase the processing power needed to refresh a screen that many times per second. The result is more electronics and a heavier monitor. 

This is clear with the Gigabyte M32U which has a 144hz refresh rate and weighs 22.8 lbs, while the ViewSonic VX3211 has a 60hz refresh rate and weighs 15.5 lbs.

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Dasun

I'm a big time workspace enthusiast who is constantly experimenting with my setup. Sharing along the way to help people make their own desk setups more functional and inviting, whether it be for productivity or play!