IFA has been pretty busy today with new products being announced. Lenovo has already unveiled a bunch of new laptops, towers, tablets, and AIOs. Others are showing off what they have to offer as well. Acer wasn’t going to let anyone show them up, and have announced a new device line for gaming. The name of the line is called “Predator,” which isn’t exactly new as there’s already PCs, laptops, and monitors with that name. What Acer did though was take that line and further progress it with a tablet, the Acer Predator 8.
Just by going off the name, you may have guessed what the screen size will be for the device. If you guessed 8 inches, good job. Moving on to the rest of the device, the spec sheet is pretty gnarly. FHD display (1920 x 1200), Android 5.1, Intel Atom x7 processor, Intel HD Graphics (Gen 8 -LP), and up to 64GB on board storage supporting up to 128GB though microSD. The device weighs 350 grams and is just 8.7mm thin. Not to mention the Predator Quadio – four array front facing speakers with virtual Dolby Audio surround sound encased in red stainless steel mesh. The touchscreen will also work well with fingers, stylus, or pencils. And yes, a 2mm fine tip graphite pencil can be also be used.
With having such an awesome spec sheet, you’re probably thinking the price will be hefty. The pricing is pretty reasonable and the Predator 8 will be available in North America for $299USD on Newegg for 2 weeks starting November 6th. After that other retailers will have the device in stock. Europe, the Middle East, and Africa will see it in October with pricing of €349, and China starting at ¥2499.
Pricing and specifications will vary by region, and you can visit Acer’s website for more info.
There has been talk about a gaming phone from Acer dubbed “Predator 6”, but there hasn’t been much stated other than a few specs. The Predator 6 has a 6 inch screen, with a… wait for it… deca-core MediaTek processor. Yes, a deca-core processor. Deca means 10 if you’re not familiar Latin. As for other specifications, all we know at this time is that there will be 4GB of RAM on board, and a 21 megapixel camera.
If you’ve been waiting for a gaming tablet, now is the chance to get one. Question is, will you be spending your money on this tablet or will you wait to see what else comes out? Let us know by leaving your comment below, or on Google+, Facebook, or Twitter.