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Here’s 10 Quirks And Features Of The Acer Predator Thronos (And How To Buy One In Malaysia)
Gaming chairs are abundant, but Acer is going above and beyond with their answer to a gaming chair. It’s more like a gaming throne that doubles as your personal man cave. A ridiculously lavish gaming throne.
The Acer Predator Thronos is here in Malaysia and you can check it out at the Kuala Lumpur Major Dota 2 tournament happening this weekend at the Axiata Arena. We had a solid 15 minutes of hands-on, eyes-on and most importantly, butts-on impressions courtesy of Acer Malaysia.
Here’s 10 interesting quirks and features of the Acer Predator Thronos we discovered.
See @Wamirul A S C E N D I N G in the Acer Predator Thronos!
You can check it out yourself at the KL Major this weekend. pic.twitter.com/xRrPAwPKXM
— Amirul Ashraf (@meckronos) November 15, 2018
Acsend yourself into crazy angles
We joked on an episode of dia.log – The Gamer Matters Podcast that the Thronos looked like a dentist chair. Or you could strap in it to death like the Space Jockey in Alien. Suffice to say, it definitely does bring a sci-fi vibe when you are strapping in and out of the chair.
There’s tons of controls to adjust the angles of the three-monitor setup and the whole seat itself can be reclined to the back up to 140 degrees. So you can totally pose like a Space Jockey. Just.. don’t end up as one please..
Surface large enough for a keyboard, mouse and then some
Aside from the monitor, there’s also a keyboard tray that acts as your table. It’s sturdy and big enough to place a large keyboard and mousepad, a controller and more. When you want to get in or out, the monitor arms and the surface can be moved aside and don’t worry, they are engineered to not hit each other.
Movement all controlled electronically
On the left side of the hand rest houses all the buttons to adjust the Thronos to your liking. Monitor heigt, chair angle. Since it’s all electronically controlled, you can hear the motors squealing as the Thronos adjusts its angles slowly.
It does missing a massage option though.
Monitors can be rotated and tilted
Speaking of the monitors, the Thronos comes equipped with three Predator Z271U monitors. These monitors can be tilted and adjusted individually. You can even rotate them vertically if you so inclined.
The setup is ideal for racing games. The Thronos has a demo of Project CARS 2 and driving in cockpit view gives a significant advantage thanks to more screen real estate.
Comes include with a high-power desktop PC
The Thronos is a great gaming seat that demands a great desktop PC. Alongside the monitors the Thronos is also bundeled together with the Acer Predator Orion 9000.
Here’s the specs:
- 8th Gen Intel Core i7 processor
- NVIDIA GTX 1080 Ti x2 (SLI)
- 16GB RAM
- 256GB PCIe SSD + 2TB (7.2k rpm) HDD
This particular setup has 64GB RAM.
Removable cup holders!
This may sound silly but the Thronos seat has a lot more similarities to a seat in a car than any racing seat-looking gaming chair could ever be. So much that it has cup holders. Two, in fact!
Since you are strapped into the machine, getting out can be a hassle, so you have two cup holders for use. It’s large enough to fit a Maggi Cup and its many equivalents in it. Yes, we tested one and it fits perfectly.
We had to find out what can fit inside the Acer Predator Thronos' cup holders…
Yes it has cup holders. pic.twitter.com/SjH0T0w65m
— Amirul Ashraf (@meckronos) November 15, 2018
The cupholders placement are not moveable but the bottom part can be removed should it need cleaning.
Again, like a car interior, the Thronos is generous enough to include two small storage compartments on the side of the seat. It’s perfect for storing books, tablets and any sort of reading material you may need during long gaming sessions.
Don’t worry, we’re not judging.
Velvet headrest, leather seat
Of course, we have to say about the seat itself. As expected, it has a premium racing seat like look but it’s not all skinny and hard, it’s rather comfortable. The headrest is made of velvet and the chair itself is covered in leather or something akin to leather.
The Predator branding is adorned on the sides of the seat. It said to feature haptic feedback on the seat, but in our limited testing time we did not notice any.
One plug, but there’s more inside…
You’ll need one plug to have the Thronos running. But deep inside the thin sheets of metal that makes up its spine area there’s plenty of plugs hidden inside. Most likely it’s for the many armatures and LEDs.
We do not want to imagine how much electricity is used to run the Thronos. Then again, if you can afford this, electricity bills must be a trivial matter.
Footrest is a bit short
Maybe it’s just us not finding the foot rest button, but it’s definitely short and not built to . It’s not something to have your feet on but to give your legs some stability should you recline like a Space Jockey.
It can still look a bit silly though, seeing a grown man’s feet dangling like that.
There’s carry handles that can be moved aside
If you need to lift and move the Thronos, there’s a carry handle built-in. These handles can be moved down once not in used, but it seems like you need at least four people to lift the Thronos properly.
How to buy a Predator Thronos in Malaysia
The Predator Thronos is available for purchase in Malaysia at a very limited quantity- only 2. And as one would expect, this overkill of a gaming product will cost you.
The retail price is RM56,999 which includes three monitors, desktop PC and other accessories such as:
- Predator Cestus 500 gaming mouse
- Predator Galea 300 gaming headset
- Predator Flare gaming keyboard
- TT eSports Predator gaming chair (i.e. a normal gaming chair)
The price may vary depending on how a customer wish to spec their Thronos- you can request different monitors (by default it will be the Predator XB271HU) or desktop PC (default is the Predator Orion 9000) pending Acer Malaysia’s approval.
Serious buyers can email to firstname.lastname@example.org for inquiry. The last time Acer Malaysia sold a limited edition, very expensive product in this way, there was indeed a buyer.