The GTRacing Ace M1 Series is a line of high-end pro esports gaming chairs with an amazing price. No other models offer such advanced ergonomics and durability for less than $300. This GTRacing Ace M1 gaming chair review explores one of the best affordable gaming chairs on the market.
The best pro esports gaming chairs cost more than $350. Common features among all models include 4D armrests, a multifunction tilt-lock, and deep recline. Warranties for pro models range between 2-5 years.
The new GTRacing Ace M1 Series offers pro features plus exceptional durability. Compared to other pro-tier gaming chairs, the Ace M1 is the cheapest option by far.
GTRacing Ace M1 gaming chair review
In mid-2020, the GTRacing Ace S1 Series disrupted the cheap gaming chair pricing model. Most chairs under $200 offer basic features and durability. In contrast, the $199 Ace chair offers 4D armrests and a 5-year warranty.
The GTRacing Ace M1 Series takes aim at disrupting the high-end gaming chair market. It has the same features as more expensive chairs. If you buy direct from GTRacing, you also qualify for an extended 5-year warranty.
Ace M1 chair features
- Functionality: 4D armrests; recline to 170°; multifunction tilt-lock.
- Comfort: high-density foam padding; neck and lumbar support cushions.
- Foundation: steel frame; powder-coated aluminum base; gas lift; PU-coated casters.
Ace M1 Sizing
Here is how the Ace M1 Series dimensions compare to the Omega:
|Secretlab Omega||GTRacing Ace M1|
|Seat width x depth||22" (W) x 19.3" (D)||21.26″ (W) x 22.83″ (D)|
|Backrest width x height||21" (W) x 31.5" (H)||21.25″ (W) x 32.68″ (D)|
|Floor to seat range||18.9" to 21.9"||18.89″ to 22.04″|
|Chair height||50.4" to 53.4"||50.7″ to 53.9″|
|Size rating||5'3" to 5'11"; 240 pounds||5’4″ to 6’1”; 330 pounds|
Ace chair warranty
When you buy a GTRacing chair from third-party sites like Amazon or Newegg, GTRacing provides a 1-year warranty.
If you buy direct from the GTRacing website, you get the option to extend your warranty to five years. Follow these steps:
- Take a photo of your chair.
- Post your photo on social media.
- Send a screenshot or post URL to Support @ gtracing.com.
Ace M1 Series style options
There are four different Ace M1 Series chairs to choose from. Below, we review each of the M1 Series chair styles. Use the above coupon codes to get $25 or €20 off.
Ace M1 Black
This model comes in black PU leather with dark gold color accents on the pillows and backrest. Breathable carbon fiber upholstery adorns the sides of the seat and backrest.
The Ace M1 Series Black is also available on Amazon for $289.99. Note that buying from third parties limits you to a 1-year warranty.
Ace M1 Grey Fabric
These days, fabric gaming chairs are valued for their softness, breathability, and durability. While PU leather can flake after a few years, mesh fabric is almost indestructible. This model comes in grey mesh fabric with black fabric color accents.
You can also buy Ace M1 fabric chairsavailable on Amazon for $299.99.
Ace M1 Ash
Striking Ace M1 Ash chairs come in rich grey PU leather upholstery. A black lightning bolt adorns the front of the backrest. On the back is another bolt and the words ‘Flash’ embroidered in black thread.
Also find Ace M1 Ash chairs on Amazon for $299.99.
Ace M1 White
This model has a black leather base with white carbon fiber trim along the sides. GTRacing Ace logos are embroidered in gold. On the back is a symbol in gold and ‘MEGA’ embroidered in white.
Ace M1 White chairs are also available on Amazon for $299.99.
GTRacing Ace M1 alternatives
As the Ace M1 is modeled after the Secretlab Omega, the Omega is the first viable alternative. GTRacing also offers two other Ace models worth considering.
Both models offer 4D armrests, a multifunction tilt-lock, and a 5-year warranty. The Secretlab Omega costs more but edges out the Ace M1 with a few extras.
First, the backrest on the Omega can also tilt forward to 85°. That’s a nice tweak to support forward-leaning work. Second, the Omega comes in a huge range of 32 different styles.
Choose from flashy video game chairs to stylish, conservative office-style chairs.
The Omega is available for customers in North America, the UK, EU, Oceania, Singapore, and Malaysia. Learn more in this detailed Secretlab Omega chair review.
GTRacing Ace S1 Series
The GTRacing Ace S1 debuted in July 2020. These chairs come in a range of PU leather and mesh fabric styles. Ace S1 leather chairs cost $189.99; fabric models cost $199.99. Both offer impressive features for the money.
Like the M1 Series, S1 chairs come with 4D armrests and a 5-year warranty. However, the S1 lacks the multifunction tilt mechanism that the M1 chair has.
As a result, the S1 chair doesn’t let you tilt and lock the seat at angles. Instead, you can only rock the chair or lock it. If you don’t feel the need for a multifunction tilt-lock, you can save $80 by buying an S1 Ace chair instead of an M1 model.
Here is how the Ace M1 compares to the Ace S1 Series. The S1 is a slightly smaller variant, with a conventional tilt instead of multifunction one.
|Ace S1||Ace M1|
|Seat width x depth||19.69" (W) x 21.65" (D)||21.26″ (W) x 22.83″ (D)|
|Backrest width x height||21.26" (W) x 32.28" (H)||21.25″ (W) x 32.68″ (D)|
|Floor to seat range||17.7" to 22.04"||18.89″ to 22.04″|
|Chair height||49.2" to 53.5"||50.7″ to 53.9″|
|Size rating||5'3" to 5'11"; 290 pounds||5’4″ to 6’1”; 330 pounds|
TO learn more about this chair, check out this Ace S1 Series chair review.
The Ace S1 is also available on Amazon for $149.99.
Ace L3 (new)
The new Ace L3 series is a cheaper clone of the Secretlab Titan. L3 clones the Secretlab Titan. Both have similar features, dimensions, and designs.
Like the Titan chair, L3 models come with a flat, wide seat and integrated lumbar support system. Also like the Titan, L# chairs come with an optional 5-year warranty extension. The big difference is the price — the L3 is around $100 cheaper.
Check out this L3 chair review for a closer look at the L3 chair.
The GTRacing Ace S1 is the best gaming chair under $200 on the market. In a similar fashion, the Ace M1 is the best pro esports chair under $300. No other chairs offer so much value for so little money. You get everything that the best chairs have.
That includes 4D armrests, a multifunction tilt-lock, and a deep backrest recline. The Ace M1 also stands out with industry-leading durability. Ace chairs are one of the few on the market that offer 5-year protection.
This model paves the way for more pro esports chairs priced under $300. It also puts pressure on big brands like Secretlab to keep innovating to stay ahead. If you need pro sitting support on a budget, nothing beats an Ace M1 Series gaming chair.
The Ace M1 Series Black is also available on Amazon for $289.99. (Buying from third parties limits you to a 1-year warranty).