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Acer Predator Thronos gaming cockpit arrives in Europe

by Mark Tyson on 6 June 2019, 12:11

Tags: Acer (TPE:2353)

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Back in August last year Acer hosted its Next @ Acer presentation at the IFA 2018 in Berlin. One of the biggest crowd-pleasers at the event was the Acer Predator Thronos motorised gaming cockpit. Our report from the event showed people taking it in turns to try out a demo setup which allowed attendees to game on a triple curved monitor setup powered by a beefy Acer Predator PC.

To recap the key qualities of the Acer Predator Thronos, it features the following:

  • Motorised Cockpit w/ control arch and one-click transformation and up to 140 degree tilt
  • Supports up to Triple Monitor Setup
  • Deep Impact Vibration Function
  • Integrated mechanised keyboard tray with full mousepad covering
  • RGB LED highlights in the Thronos frame
  • Perfectly Integrates with Predator Devices
  • Cup holders

Today's news, via Germany's WinFuture is that the Acer Predator Thronos has started to become available in Europe. Many HEXUS readers were interested in the price following our original report, and the good news is that we now know the price, it starts from €18,000 in Germany. However, that is also the bad news (the price).

If you still have some cash to spare to spend on your setup beyond the entry price, Acer would like to tempt you with a couple of bundles. First of all there is a Predator Thronos gaming cockpit plus trio of 27-inch Predator Z271U gaming monitors (WQHD, 144Hz) bundle that retails for a smidgeon under €20,000. If you would like to add a Predator Orion 9000 desktop PC, plus matching headset, keyboard and mouse you can up the price to almost €25,000.

Orders take about 6 to 8 weeks to be fulfilled and Acer sends technicians to build and setup the system at your home 'for free' as part of the deal. Bi-annual servicing, on request, is included for the span of the two year warranty period.



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Anyone need a kidney? I only need one….
For the asking price, I'd really get quite annoyed that the monitor isn't a single superwide curved screen. For 25K of what should be gaming perfection, I don't think that's a big ask.

I'd also want 3x4K but the simple fact is there isn't a GPU that could do that properly. Just imagine what would happen to Windows 10 with 3x4K HDR monitors… mine struggles with one 4K in HDR mode. It is awesome for gaming though. Part of me regrets not spending the grand on the top of the range HDR model.
It doesn't even look like it supports a steering wheel and pedals - the dude in the video was racing with a joypad, which seems a bit naff after 20,000 sobs. Maybe that will be an eye-wateringly priced upcoming accessory.
philehidiot
For the asking price, I'd really get quite annoyed that the monitor isn't a single superwide curved screen. For 25K of what should be gaming perfection, I don't think that's a big ask.

I'd also want 3x4K but the simple fact is there isn't a GPU that could do that properly. Just imagine what would happen to Windows 10 with 3x4K HDR monitors… mine struggles with one 4K in HDR mode. It is awesome for gaming though. Part of me regrets not spending the grand on the top of the range HDR model.

HDR gaming is meh. I can't really tell the difference. You're not missing out.

HDR movies however..they've ruined everything else for me. But ya just get a separate TV for em. Gaming wise, you're good.
I could probably build a fully integrated cockpit for that kind of money…. Likely one that converts between movie, joystick, steering wheel, KB&M and controller modes, too!