Dear Lifehacker, I’m trying to tidy up my home office by making the space more ergonomic, and I would really like an adjustable VESA mount for my monitor and laptop. Finding a VESA monitor arm on its own isn’t hard, but as soon as you start looking for one with laptop arm also the price goes through the roof. Would you have any recommendations on where to go to keep this solution affordable? I’d prefer to keep this under $200 total. Thanks, Unmounted
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