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Acer announces the Predator Thronos Air, a $14,000 PC gaming throne

By Polycount · 12 replies
Sep 4, 2019
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  1. Obviously, $14,000 is still an insane amount of money for the average consumer to pay for pretty much anything, much less a gaming chair. However, it is $6,000 cheaper than the standard Thronos, so if you absolutely must have an all-inclusive gaming setup and money is no object, at least you can save a decent chunk of change with the Air.

    For those who have no idea what the Thronos is, it's pretty much what the name suggests: a massive throne that almost fully encapsulates the user in slightly over-the-top PC gaming technology. There's a giant arm that mounts up to three high-end monitors, the vibrating (and ultra-adjustable) chair itself, two booth-like half-walls (fitted with lights), and a tray for your keyboard and mouse.

    The chair ships with a built-in foot/legrest, but any extra add-ons will cost you. After all, how can one expect a company like Acer to turn a profit on the Thronos if they include a free cupholder?

    There is one major caveat with the Air aside from its high price tag: it does not actually ship with any functional PC hardware or peripherals. You'll need to snag your own rig, monitors, mouse, and keyboard. In other words, you're basically paying $14,000 for an (admittedly comfortable-looking) shell, and you'll be expected to fill it out yourself.

    If you do have money to burn and have decided the Thronos Air is the best way to spend it, you'll still have to hold off for a while. The Air isn't available for purchase or pre-order yet (as far as we can tell), and apartment dwellers may wish to skip it outright due to its astonishing 715-pound bulk. Either way, it's expected to launch sometime in the fourth quarter of the year.

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  2. TomSEA

    TomSEA TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 3,141   +1,642

    I'll need two of these. One for the den and one for the family room. ;)
    Imperator works likes this.
  3. QuantumPhysics

    QuantumPhysics TS Evangelist Posts: 1,580   +1,177

    The perfect addition to your mom’s basement.

    Time to use that Apple Card.
    HofyPC, Gmachine, krizby and 2 others like this.
  4. Uncle Al

    Uncle Al TS Evangelist Posts: 5,680   +4,025

    HAHAHAHA ..... the only throne I want has a heated seat, a badet with warm water and of course the complimentary frig within reach and all of that won't cost more than a couple of grand ..... joystick optional.
    Odium, VitalyT and Polycount like this.
  5. Mr Majestyk

    Mr Majestyk TS Addict Posts: 178   +135

    Acer junk, $14K paperweight very shortly after buying.
  6. sushi board

    sushi board TS Rookie Posts: 20

    Seems like a bit of an overkill.
  7. theruck

    theruck TS Booster Posts: 158   +46

    Show me the cabling!
    Odium and kcwilsonii like this.
  8. Dosahka

    Dosahka TS Addict Posts: 168   +64

    This is defo not for me, I don't like if my forearm is not supported/not on the desk, sorry Acer, also a 14-20K for a fancy chair? Secretlab's Titanium gaming chair is just fine... :D
  9. FPSChris

    FPSChris TS Enthusiast Posts: 75   +28

    Pro tip, most of the heated car seat/massagers come with plugs for your house plug socket ;)
    Buy a nice gaming chair and chuck it on.
  10. QuantumPhysics

    QuantumPhysics TS Evangelist Posts: 1,580   +1,177

    Ironically, all of that would cost less than this.
    Odium likes this.
  11. Kashim

    Kashim TS Addict Posts: 151   +145

    Funny how the picture of this monstrosity shows three monitors mounted and the keyboard is visible too, but you don't actually get any of that with it.
  12. godrilla

    godrilla TS Enthusiast Posts: 92   +47

    Diy no compromises around $8k FYI Because you can.

    A comparable motorized gaming chair alone costs $3500 though. New Samsung super ultrawide 120hz @ 5120 x 1440p costs $1500. You'll need a minimum 2080ti and 3700x/i9 9900k pc to run it all which will run you around another $3k with cooling nvme drive, decent motherboard, ram, case and psu
  13. toooooot

    toooooot TS Evangelist Posts: 950   +453

    I d rather take that other one that syncs in game movements immersing you into a flying o racing game.

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