The Acer G226HQL is a fantastic monitor that’s tremendously popular – but doesn’t come with VESA mounting holes, which has frustrated many people. In order to solve this problem, we’ve created a custom adapter that attaches to the monitor and allows you to mount it on a standard VESA mount.

In order to install the adapter, first remove the monitor base by removing the screw on the bottom. However, make sure you leave the “neck” piece connected to the monitor – you’ll need that in order to connect it to the adapter. We suggest lying the monitor face down on a soft surface while you perform this step.

Then, attach the adapter bracket to the VESA mount. If you have an earlier version of our bracket, you’ll need to attach the nuts on the other side of the bracket to secure the monitor. If you have the updated version, the hardware is pre-installed, which makes installation much easier.

In order to attach the monitor to the adapter, have someone position the monitor with the “neck” piece on top of the bracket. Then use the screw from the bottom of the monitor base to secure the monitor to the bracket. If it doesn’t tighten all the way, use the spacing washers that came with your bracket to get a tighter fit.

That’s it! We really like the fact that this allows you to mount this monitor, but there are some drawbacks you should be aware of.

First, if you are going for a dual-monitor setup with another monitor that IS VESA compatible, then it’s very likely that they will not be even. This adapter causes the monitor to sit higher than it would if it had mounting holes. To fix this, you could buy two single monitor arms, or a dual mount which allows for each monitor to be adjusted individually.

Second, you can see the adapter underneath the monitor when viewed from the front. It works and it’s not terrible, but it’s not as clean looking as built-in models.

That being said, this is the only way to mount your monitor on a VESA stand, so we hope it works for you!

October 20, 2017