The second option is around 200 USD. I did find a much cheaper alternative, although it doesn't seem to have as much quality.
I think the main issue was the "lumbar support", which was just a hard piece of plastic digging into my back, not cushioned very well. The arm rests didn't go low enough, but even with the arm rests and the back of the chair taken off, the seat just seems to dip too deeply. I'm not sure how exactly to describe this issue, but this was the chair I was using... https://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B07GNDDNMW/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_asin_title_o09_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1
Yes, I'm using this desk for a computer setup, though I'd also plan on using it for writing as well. I ordered a second hand Herman Miller Aeron which will be arriving tomorrow, so I should be okay.
hijacking this thread to ask the same question about 2 other chairs:
tested the first one at fry's, and it felt amazing, but i'm unsure about its durability and how comfortable it feels after long hours. 2nd chair looks quite fashionable and seems to have decent cushion, but haven't tried sitting in it
You can find plenty of HON office chairs on Amazon that offer good back support.
These will be in the $300+ range.
You didn’t really say what kind of chair or what your price range is, so I’m just throwing darts in the dark.
Thanks! it was temporary with a crappy table. It's now at home on a proper desk.
I'm not sure how to help you source one in the UK, but this US Amazon link might be a place to start: https://www.amazon.com/Widmore-Queen-Vinyl-Executive-Dimensions/dp/B0742BWV52/
5'10, 140-150 lbs, anything that won't cause me back pain. This is the table that I use although once I find a good chair I'll try to replace this table with a better one.