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Haven't bought something like this, but have seen it used by van shuttle drivers (more for tablet than laptop)... and something similar seems to be equipped in police cars (?).

The design for the two options you shared look similar, but I'd say from an 'engineering' perspective, the most stable design to pick is one that can be lowered as far as possible. The longer the arm, the more the pole acts as a lever... and the more likely your PC or tablet may go flying, especially at unexpected stops where CMBS kicks in. :)
 

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Working on an angle would get tiring.
I agree - it's a concern I share.

Because of that and the lesser expense, I'd get this - https://www.amazon.com/Cutequeen-Black-Laptop-Eating-Wheel/dp/B01LZ5NC99 - which would prevent laptop usage while driving (remove the temptation).
I'm not worried about temptation because I already care greatly about safety. What I'm concerned about is transactional overhead, which I loathe with a passion. If I have to remove and then restore the tray every time I get a food delivery order, I'm gonna strangle someone. :)

The design for the two options you shared look similar, but I'd say from an 'engineering' perspective, the most stable design to pick is one that can be lowered as far as possible.
Yes, stability concerns are the main reason I haven't made any purchasing decisions yet. A lot of these products have an optional bracing bar that you can use to add a second anchor point, but I'm still somewhat skeptical.

This other brand RAM seems more rugged, for a proportionally higher cost:

They have very thorough no-nonsense video coverage of their catalog, too:

https://youtube.com/user/RAMMount/videos
 
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