ASUS ROG Desk Mount Kit ACL01 review: Excellent for ROG monitors

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There are many models of monitor arms and other types of supports out there. Some are more flexible than others, some more powerful, and some more expensive than you’d think. And some are just great, like the ASUS ROG Desk Mount Kit ACL01. Yes, I know a review shouldn’t start with such an affirmation, but hey, it’s true. ASUS’ Republic of Gamers ACL01 desk mount looks good, promises to be very simple to install, and can help you recover precious space on your desk. Do you want to know more about it? Read our review and find out whether the ASUS ROG Desk Mount Kit ACL01 is the right choice for you too:

ASUS ROG Desk Mount Kit ACL01: Who is it good for?

The ASUS ROG Desk Mount Kit ACL01 is an excellent choice for those of you who:

  • Own an ASUS ROG monitor that’s compatible with it
  • Appreciate free space on their desks
  • Want to keep their desks clean and tidy

Pros and cons

These are the things we like about the ASUS ROG Desk Mount Kit ACL01:

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  • It looks good, and its design fits the Republic of Gamers brand
  • It’s very easy to install
  • It’s metallic and sturdy
  • The rubber pads on the clamp protect your desk against damage
  • Reasonable price

As for negatives:

  • ASUS ROG Desk Mount Kit ACL01 is compatible with only some of ASUS’ Republic of Gamers monitors, not all.
Product rating 5/5

Verdict

The ASUS ROG Desk Mount Kit ACL01 is a simple yet useful desk mount proving once more that ASUS’ engineers know a thing or two about good design, usability, and craftsmanship. I love the fact that it helped me recover space on my desktop while still looking good, and I believe that it was worth buying it. So, I warmly recommend the ASUS ROG Desk Mount Kit ACL01 to anyone who wants to keep clutter away and owns a compatible Republic of Gamers monitor.

Unboxing the ASUS ROG Desk Mount Kit ACL01

Although the ASUS ROG Desk Mount Kit ACL01 is a fairly simple accessory, like every other Republic of Gamers device, its packaging is high-quality. It arrives in a premium-looking cardboard box, painted in dark grey colors, and, on its front side, it features an engraved sketch of the clamp, as well as its name: ASUS Desk Mount Kit.

The box of the ASUS ROG Desk Mount Kit ACL01

The back of the box is devoid of any information, except for a sticker that tells you things like the product, model, or serial number.

The back of the box

When you unbox it, you’ll instantly see ASUS’ care for details: the clamp is surrounded by smaller cardboard and foam elements, protecting and keeping it firmly in place.

The desk mount kit in its box

Then, when you take everything out, you can see what you got: the clamp itself, a few screws and a small screwdriver, the user manual, and a warranty card.

What's inside the box

Although you might not expect it from such an accessory, unboxing the ASUS ROG Desk Mount Kit ACL01 is a premium experience.

Design and specifications

The ASUS ROG Desk Mount Kit ACL01 is a computer accessory designed to hold your Republic of Gamers monitor on your desk. Though it’s not something complicated to do in theory and definitely not mandatory, securing your monitor this way is very useful if you appreciate a tidy, uncluttered desk. This desk mount can be used with a relatively short list of ASUS Republic of Gamers monitors, but, among the ones it supports, you’ll find even large and heavy ones, up to 49 inches in diagonal.

ROG monitors compatible with the desk mount

That’s made possible by the sturdy metallic body of the clamp, which is both rigid and tough and can withstand at least up to 13 kg (28 pounds). Although ASUS doesn’t specify the maximum weight supported by the desk mount, the larger 32” and up to 49” monitors listed as compatible weigh about that much.

The ASUS ROG Desk Mount Kit ACL01

The ASUS ROG Desk Mount Kit ACL01 isn’t an adjustable monitor arm like those from Ergotron, for example. It’s a simple clamp that attaches to your desk. And, on it, you mount your ASUS Republic of Gamers monitor together with its pillar, but without the table stand. Considering that these monitors are all offering generous height adjustment options, a simple clamp like the ASUS ROG Desk Mount Kit ACL01 is enough unless you also want to be able to adjust your monitor’s position horizontally (move it left or right).

Last but not least, another thing you should know about the ASUS ROG Desk Mount Kit ACL01 is that you can fit it on desktops that are up to 8 cm (3.15 in) thick. And your desktop won’t be affected, because the inside of the clamp that tightens on your desk is covered in a soft rubber-like material.

If you want more details on how this desk mount is made and its specs, visit this webpage: ASUS ROG Desk Mount Kit ACL01.

In our opinion, the ASUS ROG Desk Mount Kit ACL01 looks neat, and its design is well-thought-out. It’s simple yet effective, and it can be a great choice if you own one of the supported monitor models.

Mounting and using the ASUS ROG Desk Mount Kit ACL01

Mounting the ASUS ROG Desk Mount Kit ACL01 is easier than you’d think. The first thing you need to do is attach the clamp to your desk and tighten its knob until the desk mount is fixed firmly on your desk.

ASUS ROG Desk Mount Kit ACL01 attached to a desk

Then, you’ll need to unplug your monitor’s stand (without the pillar) and attach the converter to its base. After that, make sure you tighten the converter’s screws.

Attach the converter to the monitor's base

The last step is to take your monitor and just slip it into the clamp attached to your desk. It’s as simple as that. 🙂

What the desk mount looks like from behind

There’s not much I can say about using the desk mount. After all, it’s just a thing that keeps your monitor in place. However, I can say that I just love it: not only does it change the way my desktop looks, it also gives me additional free space on my desktop - space that was previously occupied by the monitor’s base.

The ASUS ROG Desk Mount Kit ACL01 on my desk

That’s enough for me to make this desk mount worth its money, as I really appreciate a clean desk. It’s small things like the ASUS ROG Desk Mount Kit ACL01 that make your life better, more organized, and more productive.

The ASUS ROG Desk Mount Kit ACL01 is a must-have if you own a relatively new ASUS Republic of Gamers monitor and a tidy desk is important to you.

What’s your opinion about the ASUS ROG Desk Mount Kit ACL01?

Now you know that we like the ASUS ROG Desk Mount Kit ACL01 and that we believe it to be a great choice for anyone who wants an organized desk. Do you agree? Would you buy one and would you recommend it to others too? Tell us your opinion in the comments.

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