Acer Outs Predator 8 (GT-810), Intel Atom-powered Gaming Tablet for $299
As part of their Predator launch event in this year’s IFA, Acer official unveils their first dedicated gaming tablet called the Acer Predator 8 which features the same sleek design of the Predator 6 but with a different engine setup.
Instead of a deca-core processor, the Acer Predator 8 will feature an Intel Atom x7-Z8700 processor, the same processor found on the Microsoft Surface 3. This particular system-on-chip is based on Intel’s 14nm manufacturing process and boasts four processing cores with four threads, 2MB cache and Intel HD Graphics based on Intel Gen8 architecture.
Peculiarly, the Predator 8 only has half the amount of RAM (2GB) of what its phablet counterpart has (4GB), but has a spacious 64GB of on-board memory that can be expanded through a MicroSD card.
As its name suggests, the tablets is equipped with an 8-inch, full-HD IPS display that is housed inside an edgy aluminum chassis that demands attention right from the get to.
Some of the Predator 8’s gaming-related features include four (4) front-mounted speakers placed on each corner of the tablet, and TacSense which provides improved haptic feedback when playing games on it.
Acer Predator 8 (GT-810) key specs:
8-inch Full-HD IPS Display, 1920 x 1200 @283ppi
Predator ColorBlast techonology, 100% NTSC Color Gamut
Intel Atom x7-Z8700 quad-core processor with four threads
1.6GHz base clock speed, 2.4GHz Burst Frequency
Intel HD Graphics Gen 8, up to 600MHz clock speed
Expandable 32GB/64GB internal storage
Supports up to 128GB MicroSD card
Wi-FI 802.11 b/g/n, 2×2 MIMO
Predator TacSense and Predator MediaMaster
Predator Quadio four-speaker setup with Dolby Audio
Android 5.1 Lollipop
The new Acer will start shipping the Predator 8 starting on November will retail for $299 in the North America region. Those who are living outside of America can expect the tablet to hit the shelves a month earlier.