Acer’s Predator line has always hewed towards the slightly absurd, but at IFA 2018, the company’s just announced Predator Thronos gaming chair might just take the cake for the wildest product yet.
I use the term chair since technically the Predator Thronos is still, at its heart, a chair. But with a giant overhead brace that supports three 27-inch gaming monitors, along with integrated space for a Predator gaming PC. It weights over 485 pounds, with a steel structure and motorized cockpit for adjusting your screen setup. It is less a place to sit and more a convenient way to let you live inside your gaming PC. And of course, the whole thing lights up.
As for the chair itself, it can vibrate in sync with the games you’re playing, recline up to 140-degrees, and features a foot rest (which is more of a dais upon which your throne of gaming will reside.)
To go along with the Predator Thronos, Acer also announced two new 27-inch monitors that you’ll ostensibly be able to use with it. There’s the Predator XB273K, a 3840×2160 G-Sync display with a 144Hz refresh rate and DisplayHDR 400 certification, available in Q4 starting at $1,299. And on the less expensive side of things, there’s the Nitro XV273K (which starts at $899).
Acer hasn’t offered a price or release date for the Thronos, but suffice to say that it likely won’t come cheap, even before you consider the cost of a gaming PC and three 27-inch monitors.