Acer Shows Off Slick Predator Thronos Gaming Chair, 4K Gaming Monitors And Crazy Light 15-inch Ultrabook

Acer is at IFA 2018, and it is going official with some very cool gear. Among the products are gaming accessories and what Acer claims to be the world's lightest 15-inch notebook. Among the gaming gear is the sweet Predator XB273K gaming monitor that measures 27 inches and has a native resolution of 3840 x 2160. It supports NVIDIA G-SYNC and has a 144Hz refresh rate.

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The high refresh rate aims to deliver smooth images and tear-free gameplay with fast-moving on-screen action. The IPS panel used on the XB273K offers 90% DCI-P3 color space, and it is VESA Display HDR 400 certified. The monitor isn’t cheap and will sell for $1,299 when it lands during the fourth quarter in North America, EMEA, and China.

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Acer also has the $899 Nitro XV273K gaming monitor aiming for extremely high refresh rates and ultra-high resolution at an affordable price. It is an IPS UHD display supporting AMD Radeon FreeSync tech and a 1ms response time. The native resolution is 4K UHD, and the display has a 144Hz refresh rate. Acer also certified the display for HDR VESA Display HDR 400 and it covers 90% DCI-P3 color gamut. Acer also has a Nitro XV272U P 27-inch screen with WQHD resolution, 95% DCI-P3 color gamut, and a Nitro XF272U P TN, 27-inch WQHD monitor. 

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Acer's Predator Thronos gaming chair is something totally outside the norm for the company. The Thronos Gaming Chair is a steel structure that is 1.5 meters tall and is dual-tone black with white or blue accents. It offers deep vibration feedback where the chair vibrates with game impacts. It is adjustable with a footrest and cabin that can recline up to 140-degrees. An overhead brace supports three 27-inch gaming monitors and has a space for a Predator gaming PC. Acer is mum on when Thronos will launch and how much it will cost but think lots of money, and you will be safe.


Acer's Swift 5 notebook is the world's lightest 15-inch notebook. It tips the scales at 2.2 pounds and still packs in the latest hardware, including 8th gen Intel Core processors. The Swift 5 (SF515-51T) version uses Core i7-8565U or Core i5-8265U processors and promises up to ten hours of run time per charge. The rig has magnesium alloy top and bottom covers and is 0.63-inches thick.

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Acer will pack the Swift 5 with up to 16GB of RAM and a 1 TB NVMe SSD. Screen resolution for the 15.6-inch display is 1920 x 1080 with IPS tech and touch support. Other features include 2x2 802.11ac WiFi, USB 3.1 Type-C Gen-2 port, dual USB 3.1 Type-A ports and an HDMI port. Acer will ship the Swift 5 in January starting at $1,099.