You can now buy an AMD gaming chair with optional RGB lights for $549

midian182

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In brief: If you spit on Intel CPUs and wouldn't allow an Nvidia graphics card to sully your PC, here's another way to show your love for AMD: an officially branded gaming chair. Like most premium chairs of this ilk, it's around the same price as a mid- to higher-tier graphics card—$579—but it does come with plenty of nice features, and you can even add RGB lighting, if that's something you're into.

Regular Twitter leaker momomo_us often makes the news over his graphics card reveals. While their latest tweet does relate to an AMD product, it's not a piece of PC hardware; this is the PL4500 AMD Edition gaming chair.

The result of AMD's collaboration with Vertagear is a team-red version of the gaming chair company's PL4500. It's available on AMD's fan site for $579, and while the standard chair usually goes for $549, or just $30 less, it's currently discounted to $399, so you'd probably need to really, really like AMD to opt for the branded version.

Some of the chair's highlights include the use of Hygenn X material, which combines coffee ground infused microfiber and silver coated embroidery to supposedly limit odor and increase breathability—very handy for long and stinky gaming sessions.

The chair also features PVC and PU faux leather (PUC), a heavy-duty base frame, and a high-density Ultra Premium High Resilience Foam that's as close to memory foam as you can get without being the real thing. The neck and lumbar support pillows are made from memory foam, which is nice.

Elsewhere, you get the usual 3D adjustable armrests, a four-positon locking system with 80- to 140-degree tilt, and an industrial-grade gas lift. There's also the optional wirelessly controlled RGB/LED upgrade kit that will add another $199 to the price.

As for weight and height limitations, the PL4500 supports users up to 400 pounds, though the recommended maximum weight is 260 pounds and a max 6' 6" height.

A quick search for PL4500 reviews shows some very middling scores; it certainly doesn't garner the praise enjoyed by Secret Lab's excellent Titan Evo series. Still, hardcore AMD fans might not care.

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George Keech

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Comfortable chairs tend to be expensive. But RGB lighting? Anyone who'd buy a chair like this would hang RGB lights on their dead grandmother's coffin.
I agree there would tend to be more comfort but it is in my mind diminishing returns.

but to be honest I don't get RGB at all either. Why do I want disco lighting and my PC using up even more power (I know not lots more but every little helps). Like RGB Keyboards who the hell is using a keyboard as it flashes all the colours of the rainbow.
 

Nobina

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I agree there would tend to be more comfort but it is in my mind diminishing returns.

but to be honest I don't get RGB at all either. Why do I want disco lighting and my PC using up even more power (I know not lots more but every little helps). Like RGB Keyboards who the hell is using a keyboard as it flashes all the colours of the rainbow.
Some people wear tiger pattern clothing and have gold teeth. They see flashy things as good looking. On the other side, non-RGB peripherals can look quite boring and uneventful. RGB gaming chairs are too much for me tho.
 

hahahanoobs

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Chair looks great in pictures. I'd buy it just to match my black and red theme build if it was a solid durable chair. But not with mixed reviews and $579 + $199 for lighting.

I don't think this chair was ever meant to be a daily driver. It's more for show or limited use.
 

takaozo

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At this price you can get a medium range office chair with a 10 year warranty.And a good lombar and posterior support. But if you want a good chair without the back issues, no sweat or hemoroids after 10-12 hours each day it's at least double the price. Syntetic leather will last max 2 summers if you sweat a lot. But no AMD logo or RGB : )
 

Theinsanegamer

Posts: 3,778   +6,617
Oh look, its the SAME "gaming" chair made out of rejected racing seats that go for $80 and all sorts of brand "rebrand" as theirs for $300+!

And its still a crap chair. At that price get a good office chair with lumbar support.
 

JStacts

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I love AMD too much to waste money on their s#it. They have good products. I'll buy those instead.
 

Uncle Al

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Shoot ..... I got an office chair from Steelcase that's around 50 year old, hung a string of blinking christmas lights on it and viola! Instant gratification for a cost of ..... nothing! Even the cat loves to sit in this chair .....
 

takaozo

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Shoot ..... I got an office chair from Steelcase that's around 50 year old, hung a string of blinking christmas lights on it and viola! Instant gratification for a cost of ..... nothing! Even the cat loves to sit in this chair .....

How on earth 50 year old chair?
I'm on my second Steelcase chair, a Please V2 with headrest. The first one a Please V1 had all the foam parts destroyed after like 13 years. Also the leather was in a bad shape. This second one it's 5 years old now and in a good shape. But the old one kinda lasted longer.
They dont make them like they used to.

Never cross my mind to use the christmas lights : )
 

nnguy2

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You can get a refurbished Herman Miller Aeron that 100x better than any gaming chair for that price