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Prism+ Arc Opus Dual review: Freedom of movement

Prism+ Arc Opus Dual review: Freedom of movement

Prism+ Arc Opus Dual

For a long while now, I've been entertaining the idea of using monitor arms to free up more space on my fixed desk. Having arms would allow me to change up my desktop config, allowing me to focus on the task at hand. That's why I grabbed the Prism+ Arc Opus Dual recently for my dual monitor setup and have been loving it ever since.

Quick specs

  • Up to 9kg weight (each arm)
  • 17-inch to 34-inch monitor size
  • Tilt, swivel, or rotate

I don't have the luxury of mounting the monitor arms at the edges as my desk is fixed to the wall. Thankfully, my standard grommet hole is just wide enough to fit Arc Opus Dual's clamp. You may want to check with Prism+ live chat to confirm if the arm you are buying does. Do note that it was a tight fit for me on the standard grommet hole. I had to squeeze the clamp in. I had to give up on using the cable sorter attachment as it wouldn't quite fit.

Prism+ Arc Opus Dual
Credit: Aloysius Low/Can Buy or Not

The Arc Opus Dual comes disassembled, and you will need to put in a bit of work to get it done. It takes about 20 to 30 minutes, and you'll want to take your time and not mess up. Pay attention to the direction of the arms, I did put one arm wrongly and had to redo. The arms also come with clips to hold your monitor cables in place after you hook them up. However, one of mine was a bit loose and didn't quite clip properly. I used a tape to hold it in place (though I'm sure you can ask Prism+ for a replacement). I also skipped using the two USB 3.0 ports that comes with the Arc Opus since my desktop is on the desk as well.

Prism+ Arc Opus Dual
Credit: Aloysius Low/Can Buy or Not

Once done, you need to attach your monitors to the arms, which is pretty easy. You will need to install the VESA mount to the monitor first, then it's a matter of hooking the arm to the mount, and turning the lock. If you have a heavier monitor, the arm will start sinking. You will need to tighten the hinges until the arm is able to hold the monitor in place without sinking. Do the same with the tilt hinge as well so it doesn't flop forwards.

See Also
Technics EAH-AZ80

The Prism+ Arc Opus Dual retails for S$169, and if you already own a few Prism+ monitors, you should definitely get one since they mostly come with terrible stands that aren't very adjustable. Grab it from Lazada.

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