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One year after the reveal of the Predator Thronos, Acer is back with the Predator Thronos Air. For the uninitiated, the Predator Thronos is an immersive all-in-one gaming “cave” featuring three curved displays, haptic feedback, and motorized controls. The Predator Thronos Air updates the range and makes it a little more affordable.
Where the original Thronos cost $30,000, the Thronos Air drops the price to $13,999.
The motorized monitor arm is gone, replaced with a manually adjustable swing arm. The three monitor mounts remain, though you’ll need to provide your own monitors. There is a central webcam mount, cup holder, and a fully adjustable desk for those who love long streams!
This update didn’t wholly dial things back. The Predator Thronos Air now comes with a built-in back massage function.
It massages you.
We got up close and personal with the Thronos Air at IFA 2019. Seeing the Thronos Air in action is quite the experience. Demos of Rainbow Six Siege projected across all three screens. This, along with the imposing cave-like nature of the Thronos Air, make for a truly unique experience.
It is definitely over the top, but we wouldn’t expect a $14,000 gaming chair to be anything else!
The Predator Thronos Air was not the only addition to the Predator range. The Predator Triton 500 receives an updated 300Hz display as a purchase option.
The Acer Predator Triton 300 adds a lightweight option with a 15.6-inch display for those seeking a serious gaming laptop. Weighing only 2.3 KG, it packs up to a 9th Gen Intel Core i7 processor, Nvidia GTX 1650 GPU, and up to 32 GB DDR4 RAM.
Acer also unveiled Planet9, an online eSports platform for players and coaches. The service, currently in closed beta, aims to connect amateur and casual players with pros and paid coaches.
While the upgrades to the Acer gaming line are impressive, the Predator Thronos Air once again takes focus.
Frankly, we aren’t surprised that this “dialed back” Predator Thronos Air seems equally as bonkers as last year’s entry. If you’ve got the cash, you aren’t going to find a more extravagant and immersive gaming “throne” anywhere else!