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Herman Miller Aeron Review
 December 21, 1998 - Jeff "Wumpus" Atwood


  What's an Aeron?


 

Aeron Chair
A chair from the set of Aliens? Nope, it's the Aeron chair!

Introduction

Anyone who spends a significant amount of time in front of a computer is always eager to emphasize the importance of the peripherals you use to interact with a computer-the mouse, the keyboard, the monitor. Sure, you can shave a few dollars here and there, but if you skimp on quality in those key areas, you will live to regret it.

After all, you probably won't notice if you get 5 fewer frames per second in Quake due to a slightly slower CPU, or if Word takes a few seconds longer to load due to a slower hard drive. But staring into a blurry monitor, or using a poorly designed mouse, is a daily reminder that absolutely everything you do with the computer will now be that much more painful of an experience.

The keyboard, mouse, and monitor are obvious points of interaction with the computer. But if you're doing all of your computing while sitting in the equivalent of a plastic lawn chair, you're likely to be very uncomfortable while doing it. As a gamer, you're probably going to be sitting in front of the computer for several hours at a time, so seating comfort is certainly going to impact your gaming experience.

In our quest to find seating nirvana, we decided to go right to the top of the heap. Rather than boring you with the pedestrian selection at your local office supply store, we're reviewing the Ferrari of seating -- the Herman Miller Aeron Chair.

Is it worth the heavy price tag?

 



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  Quick Facts



Suggested Retail Price:
$999.00

Sale Price:
$750 Top of line
$550 Base model

The Herman Miller Store is currently running a special to match the price of any Aeron sold at retail on-line. Time to go bargain hunting!








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