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The MSI MAG CH120 I under the magnifying glass – What is the budget gaming chair good for?

MSI has been a respected name in PC hardware for decades. For a few years now, they have also been launching gaming chairs that are almost always convincing in terms of price-performance. Today, we take a look at the MAG CH120 I – the elegant model of MSI’s gaming chair series – released at the end of 2020.

In our review, we look at all the features of the chair as well as important factors like comfort, durability, workmanship and materials. With a list price of 299 Euros, the MAG CH120 I belongs to the mid-range price category and comes with a manufacturer’s warranty of two years. We can already reveal as much at this point: The chair is definitely worth its price.

The market for gaming chairs has grown rapidly over the past few years and many manufacturers try to convince with new technologies and features, so the CH120 I also brings novelties that were not available in MSI’s pioneer models and are also not offered by the competition at the same price.

And besides the more general features, it is exactly these novelties that we want to explain in detail in this review.

Technical data

Color Black & Gray
Dimensions 68 x 66 x 130 cm
Weight 27 kg
Model name MAG CH120 I
Covering material PVC leather
Frame material Steel
Caster diameter 75 mm
Size seat 52 x 52.5 cm
Max. Seat height 55 cm
Min. seat height 47.5 cm
Max. Armrest height 37.5 cm
Min. armrest height 30.5 cm
Backrest height 80 cm
Shoulder width backrest 55 cm
Packing size 80 x 66 x 33 cm
Adjustment angle backrest 90 – 180 degrees
Foam type EVA foam
Tilt lock available? Yes
Max. Load weight 150 kg
Price € 298.57*

Looks and workmanship

If the computer is the heart of the gaming room, the desk and chair are arguably the lungs and kidneys and should provide a harmonious whole, which are welcome to be eye-catchers. MSI seems to be aware of this as well and has convincingly mastered the task of developing a suitable chair.

The MAG CH120 I does without flashy, colorful elements and convinces with a rich, black look with a lot of attention to detail. Embroidered elements and high-quality workmanship provide a noble finish with a lasting impression. The material used itself is also impressive and is of the highest quality, some of which has the TÜV seal of approval.

The chair comes compactly packed and with assembly instructions. The assembly here is child’s play and those who do have problems can find a quick guide on YouTube. However, the included paper instructions could be a bit clearer, as the different screws are not clearly explained.

With a weight of about 27 kg, the CH120 I is no lightweight, but it can be transported – if necessary – both assembled and disassembled over shorter distances. Still, you should be at home when the chair arrives – no one wants to heave 27 kg from the post office to their home.

The swivel castors of the CH120 I are mounted on a solid steel frame and the hydraulics are regulated by a certified class 4 gas pressure piston. This brings with it both the highest safety standards and a long service life.

The rest of the materials used in the chair are also high quality, durable and safe.

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Simon Lüthje

I am co-founder of this blog and am very interested in everything that has to do with technology, but I also like to play games. I was born in Hamburg, but now I live in Berlin.

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MSI has been a respected name in PC hardware for decades. For a few years now, they have also been launching gaming chairs that are almost always convincing in terms of price-performance. Today, we take a look at the MAG CH120 I – the elegant model of MSI’s gaming chair series – released at the … (Weiterlesen...)

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