If you think gaming chairs just aren’t GAMER enough, then Acer just revealed the gaming chair for you. Meet the Predator Thronos, a nearly 5-feet-tall steel monstrosity “in menacing dual-tone black with white or blue accents.”
The Predator Thronos reclines up to 140 degrees, giving you plenty of room to lay back and soak in your games across up to three 27-inch displays. And if that doesn’t sound immersive enough, the chair vibrates when you’re hit in-game, which sounds similar to the haptic feedback you get with controllers. Acer’s clearly envisioning the Predator Thronos as the, uh, throne of gamers who live and breathe the brand. “Integrated with a Predator PC and triple Predator monitors plus gadgets, the Thronos becomes more than a gaming chair—it’s a gamer’s cave,” the press release says.
Presented at IFA 2018 – the largest consumer electronics show in the world, now underway in Berlin, Germany – the Predator Thronos is a monument to serious gaming. Made with aluminum and steel, this thing weights a whopping 485 pounds. There’s no price yet, but we’re sure it will be as nuts as this glorious contraption. An Acer executive at IFA told us that the company intends to bring its gaming throne to the market “very quickly.”
It’d be nice to see Acer going full tilt with this insane gaming chair. For one, there aren’t any cupholders, just a few small pockets on the sides of the seat. Given that it takes a while to get in and out of the Thronos, it’d make sense to have some way to keep busy gamers hydrated. There’s no pricing for the Thronos yet, but Acer says it’ll be released by the end of the year.
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 x 2160 G-Sync display with a 144Hz refresh rate and DisplayHDR 400 certification, which will be 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 it likely won’t come cheap, even before you consider the cost of a gaming PC and three 27-inch monitors.