Sturdy table arm for second screen needed

Ted Penner
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Ok, this didn't quite work https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B07CTFZSXZ/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_asin_title_o06_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1
It was not sturdy enough to hold a small screen.

I needed an arm to hold a second screen for presentation purposes. I wanted it to be reasonably small so that I could transport it but now I am thinking that I just want to be able to carry it with the screen already attached so that setup is fast and sturdy.  Screen size is not as important because my second mobile monitor is way smaller than the two 32-inch screens that I have on my desk. However, if it would hold that size, then that might provide even more options.

Assistance in finding a sturdier, but also reasonably compact unit is greatly appreciated.
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This mount here looked reasonably compact given the screen it needs to support.

https://www.amazon.com/Mountio-Full-Motion-LCD-Monitor/dp/B077T5S5RK/ref=ice_ac_b_dpb?crid=3ITUQ5Y9U1J8N&keywords=screen+arm+desk+mount&qid=1566301041&s=electronics&sprefix=screen+ar%2Celectronics%2C178&sr=1-3

People who visit our shops with a second monitor normally just put it on the desk (no stand)
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Here is a list of what's available on Amazon.  Monitor size and weight is key criteria when making a selection.  Pay particular attention to stand weight and clamping methods, , if you are using it on the road.  Most of these stands support a range of monitor sizes, but for most its not a wide range.   Another consideration is Vesa sizes supported (the size of the mounting holes in your monitor).  Monitors will only have one choice for Vesa size, but that size can vary widely from monitor to monitor.  Most stands support a range of Vesa sizes, the wider the range, the more more monitors that it will match.   Other good places to buy:  Newegg, Monoprice, Microcenter.  

https://www.amazon.com/s?k=monitor+arm&i=electronics&ref=nb_sb_noss_1
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OK, so it's obvious now that in order to solve this problem, I am going to have to go with a mount that screws into the unit. The problem with that is that not all monitors (mine included) even have that. Also, and since currently, the largest monitor that I have is 32 inches, it makes sense to go with the most common VESA size.

The most common VESA sizes are 200 x 200 for TVs up to 32 inches according to this source https://www.soundstore.ie/the-vesa-mounting-standard-explained.

Now that we know that, I am fine with VESA brackets that support the 200 x 200 diameter configuration.  It may not be the right choice but I am fine with it.

So what I need first is something that screws into a 200 x 200 VESA bracket, that will allow a monitor without holes to just be set down onto it.
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Acquire a rectangular piece of nice wood. Nice wood that has been refinished and mount a 200 x 200 bracket onto it so the wood mounted bracket is portable. The bracket is mounted toward the front so when you set the monitor onto the front of the board it leans backward a few degrees from perpendicular and does not fall backward because the board is rectangular and supports the weight.

This one is 200 x 200 and bolts into the desk but you bolt it into a portable board. You can get very nice wood like oak, etc. at Home Deport cut to size. Then varnished as you would an antique dresser, etc.

Master Mounts 3522 Desktop Mount - Keeps TVs Secure on Desktops and Counters, Screws Down into Flat Surfaces, Swivels, Fits Most TVs up to 50" VESA 100x100 200x200 (Black)

https://www.amazon.com/Master-Mounts-3522-Desktop-Mount/dp/B00MFVIHPC
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Ok, so the unit that I have is a Magedok T1116D 1080P FHD Capacitive Touch Portable Monitor http://magedok.com/touch-screen-monitor-t116c.

Despite, the picture, it does not have the two VESA style holes in the back.  So I need something that can hold this monitor up.

The two pieces that I purchased on Amazon are here. While they are portable enough to put in a laptop bag, which I like a lot, they are not sturdy enough to hold the Magedok second monitor easily.

1. https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B07CTFZSXZ/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_asin_title_o07_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1
2.  https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00W51I2L6/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_asin_title_o04_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1

If I find something that works, the plan will be to get it fully assembled and leave it fully assembled so that I can just pull it out in a ready state, and attach it to the side of a table when I am ready to do a demo.

Assistance in finding the right monitor arm to give me this perfect balance between sturdy and compactness for my monitor with is 7.5" tall is still greatly appreciated.
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Thanks.  Re-posting with greater clarity

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You should probably double check the back of your monitor for the Vesa holes defined in the specs, especially since its a tablet form factor.  To maintain the sleek look, the OEM may have covered or plugged the hole to be not visible.  Or, they could be using those holes for a built in stand or back cover.

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