It's been a long time coming, but in the past month we've finally been getting stock of the Cintiq Pro 24 Stand and the VESA Mounts. So which one is right for you and how do they compare?
I believe it all boils down to cost and personal workflow. The Ergo Stand is $500, $100 more than its predecessor, but thats most likely due to its updated design, and solid construction. Not to mention its newest feature: rotation. The stand can rotate a full 90 degrees both clockwise and counter-clockwise, allowing artists to work in pure portrait mode.
The VESA Mount will run you $80, but thats not including the arm. The Mount is molded out of a thick metal and can probably withstand any abuse you throw at it, even when shipped, so you know it will last and won't break on you. Now depending on the compatible arm you choose, you might have a different experience with each. And I know most of those arms struggle keeping a large Cintiq like that locked in a floating position, since I can sometimes put my full weight hunched over a Cintiq.
The official Wacom Flex Arm is available for preorder and should be shipping in October, that will run you $380. I haven't been able to test it, but it looks pretty solid and more rigid than the older Ergotron Arms! This Arm does not require the VESA Mount Adapter. It also keeps your cables tied under the Arm for easy organization and aesthetics.
The Arms have the advantage of being more flexible than the Stand with increased range of motion. Probably a better choice if you like your workspace to be more modular and spacious than having a large stand in the way.
Check the links below to order or see more detailed pictures!
CINTIQ PRO 24/32 DESK ARM - ACK62803K