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How Much Does A Computer Monitor Weigh? (Sizes Compared)

Monitors are increasing in size every year, with new features and specifications to match.

With all these extra attachments and advancements, it might have you thinking, how much does a monitor weigh?

Here, we will look at different sizes and brands, and more specifically, why computer monitor weight matters.  

How much does a 24-inch monitor weigh?  

24-inch monitors can weigh approximately 6 to 12 lbs or 2.7 to 5.4 kg. They are a popular choice amongst working professionals and casual users.

24-inch monitors are ideal for viewing documents and compact to where everything fits within eye-view.

Their size, weight, and design, therefore, make them a perfect all-rounder display.  

Depending on the features and brand, 24-inch monitors can be divided into 'bulky or slim.'

A bulky 24-inch monitor would be something like the ASUS VG248QG gaming monitor, which weighs 11.5 lbs (5.2 kg).

Alternatively, a slim 24-inch monitor would be an LG 24MK600M, which weighs 6.8 lbs (3.1 kg).  

It should be noted here that 22-inch monitors usually overlap with 24-inch monitors in terms of size and weight.

Attributes such as a borderless frame can result in the actual display size being exactly the same compared to a 24-inch bordered monitor.  

How much does a 27-inch monitor weigh?  

27-inch monitors can weigh approximately 6.5 to 17 lbs or 2.9 to 7.7 kg.

Since 27-inch leans towards a larger display size, you’ll find them a favorite amongst gamers, content creators, and artists.

They can be utilized for documents and research-intensive tasks, but many users complain about neck fatigue.

This can be felt when physically tilting your head from one side of the screen to the next over an extended period.

27-inch monitors should only be considered if 24-inches is definitely too small.  

Similar to 24-inch monitors, there are 'bulky and slim' models depending on the technical specifications.

In most cases, however, they will be heavier than 24-inch monitors, but again, this can differ based upon the installed features.

An example of a top-rated 'lightweight' 27-inch monitor is a SAMSUNG T350 at just 6.6 lbs (3 kg).

This is quite the exception, though, as most 27-inch monitors are similar in mass to the Alienware AW2721D weighing 13.89 lbs (6.3 kg) or even heavier.  

How much does a 32-inch monitor weigh?  

32-inch monitors weigh approximately 10 to 20 lbs or 4.5 to 9.1 kg. These are big monitors and are often used as a substitute for a Smart TV.

32-inch monitors can also be implemented as secondary monitors to aid you with your primary 24 or 27-inch monitor.

They often include hefty stands to keep them in place or a VESA mount so you can secure them to your wall.

A pattern should therefore be emerging by now; the bigger the screen, the larger the weight.  Most 32-inch monitors will weigh close to that of a Smart TV.

There are some ultra-thin models, such as the LG 32GN65, which weighs 11.2 lbs (5.1kg), but most brands will make their 32-inch monitors above 15 lbs (6.8 kg).

We can see this with the AOC C32G2 at 15.95 lbs (7.2 kg) or the LG 32GN50T-B at 18.16 lbs (8.2kg).  

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What Makes A Computer Monitor Heavy? 

  • Screen size 
    The larger the monitor, the heavier the total weight will be. A bigger screen will require more materials to function.

    With that said, technology has progressed, and CRT (cathode-ray tube) displays have now been replaced by LCD (Liquid Crystal Display) and LED (Light Emitting Diode). The latter offers the clearest picture while also being the thinnest/lightest in weight. 
  • Monitor stand 
    Depending on the size of the monitor, a stand must be in proportion to the display in order to support the overall frame. These stands can be made of plastic, steel, or metal.

    Monitor stands that have the ability to pivot and move will also weigh more as they need to support the monitor from all angles. 
  • Monitor arm 
    Monitor arms are separate 3rd party devices that can replace a monitor stand. They allow users to not only tilt their monitors but also swivel up to 360° in various directions.

    Monitor arms are mounted to your desk and weigh approximately 5 to 10 lbs (2.27 - 4.53 kg) in addition to your monitor itself. 
  • Materials used 
    Similar to monitor stands, a monitor is made from an assortment of plastics, aluminum, steel, copper, and thin sheets of glass.

    Depending on the brand, features, and size, the monitor might be made “thicker” in order to reinforce the display so that it does not bend or flex. 
  • Cables and plugs 
    Cables and plugs can add to the weight of a monitor. Brands such as Alienware have a compartment at the back of their monitors that hold cables and keep them out of view.

    This all adds to the overall weight and is often left out from the specifications manual. 
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Why Does Computer Monitor Weight Matter? 

Transport and mobility    

The weight of your monitor directly corresponds to how easy it is to transport your computer. Lightweight monitors will be easy to carry and can possibly rest on a car seat.

Heavy monitors need to be packaged correctly and stored in the original box in order to prevent any damage while in transit.  

Desk and environment  

Heavy monitors will require a sturdy desk or table. If you plan to have your entire setup resting on your desk, then you should ensure that the surface is a strong wood or at least a re-inforced plastic/metal combination.

Additionally, it should also be taken into consideration that monitor stands are flat, but uneven surfaces can lead to wobbling if the display itself is under 7 lbs (3.2kg).  

Monitor arm and VESA mount   

As stated above, a monitor arm or VESA mount is an additional 3rd party stand that clamps onto your desk (which is also why you need a sturdy desk/table).

These arms/mounts are made with specific screen sizes and weight limits. Before buying a monitor arm/mount, you should know the size of your display and how much it weighs so that it can correctly attach.

Monitors that are too heavy will sink down, while monitors that are too light will shoot up.  

Shipping costs  

Depending on where you buy your monitor, shipping costs fluctuate based on weight.

If you have a strict budget of $200, you may be in for a surprise when a heavier monitor weighing 18 lbs (8.2kg) increases shipping by $10-$20.

You should also bear in mind that heavier shipments might also include an insurance fee because of the higher risk of damage.  

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Common Computer Monitor Weight Questions  

Do old monitors weigh more than newer monitors?  

Yes, looking into the past, CRT monitors (also known as box monitors) could weigh over 40 lbs or 18 kgs! This is because they were heavier when compared to the monitors of today.

CRT monitors were made with thick glass, various metals, and an abundance of hardened plastics.  

Does monitor weight include the stand?  

Depending on the manufacturer, you should always read the description of the potential monitor and see if the stand is included in the total weight.

Brands such as Dell always include their stands in the overall weight, but others may not.

Try looking at the official specs page of the manufacturer's website for the greatest accuracy.  

How much weight can a monitor arm hold?  

Monitor arms support screens of up to 32-inches in size and 20 lbs (9.1kg) in weight.

You may be able to mount a +40-inch screen via a VESA mount; however, the weight will cause the monitor arm to slowly fall down.

Instructions should always be followed to avoid damage to your monitor, desk, or mount.  


Conclusion

Monitor weight fluctuates based on the size of the display. For example, 22 to 24-inch monitors can start anywhere around 6 lbs and can be as heavy as 12 lbs.

Large 27-inch monitors can weigh approximately 6.5 to 17 lbs, with most models hovering around 14 lbs. Finally, monitors 32-inches and above can reach as high as 20+ lbs.