AnandTech’s readers split into a number of categories, and Acer’s Predator Thronos Air certainly falls into the category of ‘whoever buys this has a lot of money’. Acer has already released its first generation Thronos Air, a fully combined PC desk/seat with mounted monitors and combined Predator PC, into several markets, and received a good deal of attention from the fact that no-one knows who exactly would buy a dedicated seat and monitor setup as an all-in-one solution. It turns out that there seem to be enough people willing to put down several thousand Gs in order to get one, because Acer is bringing it to the USA.

The Thronos Air design is essentially a self-contained gaming throne. The shaped frame has a number of LEDs inside, and is built to house a ‘gaming’ chair, a full Predator PC at the side, and then an arm comes over the users head to hold up three large 27-inch monitors. Obviously this puts limits on weight and height for those that can use it, although it covers most of the population. But the idea is that this is a dedicated gaming machine in the same way that some enthusiasts go all out and spend $10k on a multi-axis racing seat. This doesn’t move like a gaming seat, but it’s just meant to be a dedicated gaming space so that users can feel immersed, especially with the wide displays and the powerful PC behind that can drive term. Or it can look neat in an office I guess?

Acer says that the Thronos Air is modular, adjustable, and customizable. I don’t think there’s a big modding community on this, just because of the price. With a fully laden Predator PC capable of driving three monitors at top settings, Acer has a price tag of $13999 on this thing, and it is expected to be available from March 2020.

(I had to keep editing this news. It’s Thronos, as in ‘throne’. Not Theranos, as in the failed biochem company. And not Thanos, the big mean dude in Marvel. Though I could imagine Acer doing a one-off tie-in.)

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  • wr3zzz - Wednesday, January 8, 2020 - link

    Console desks started losing popularity along the same demand curve of notebooks started displacing desktops. Also, they were never that popular to begin with. People want drawers and sitting desks that can fit into corners. Reply
  • Nottheface - Thursday, January 9, 2020 - link

    Should get me the info so I can see what I can make. Reply
  • tamalero - Thursday, January 9, 2020 - link

    but..but... gaming... ergonomic.. extreme... Reply
  • Lord of the Bored - Thursday, January 9, 2020 - link

    For that price it damn well better offer some motion feedback. And it doesn't.
    WTF?
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  • godrilla - Thursday, January 9, 2020 - link

    DIY at 1/3 of the cost motorized gaming chair on Amazon goes for $3600 with rgb and can give massages. Because you can FYI.
    IWR1 IMPERATORWORKS Brand Gaming chair, Computer chair for office and home; For triple monitors https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07BKT53K7/ref=cm_sw_r_c...
    also the Samsung 49 ultrawide at 120 hz hdr 1000 freesync 2 going for $1100 currently is ideal for this setup vs 3 27 inch screens imo.
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