Acer Predator 8 tries to break into the mobile gaming market

September 2, 2015

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While mobile gaming devices are not that lucrative anymore, especially since smartphones and phablets have gotten better in terms of specs that will appeal to gamers over the years, Acer is now announcing a new tablet that might make you reconsider. Named after their gaming desktop line, the Predator 8 is basically an Android tablet but with features that aims to make your mobile gaming experience all the more powerful and interesting.

The Predator 8 GT-810 is an 8” tablet with a 1920 x 1200 pixel full high definition display and runs on an Intel Atom x7-Z8700 processor and comes with Android 5.1 out of the box. It also sports Intel HD graphics Gen 8-LP graphics and comes with four front-facing speakers and virtual surround sound, a bonus when you’re playing mobile games. It has 2GB memory (which may be a bit too low for some of the high-graphics games) and either a 32GB or 64GB eMMC storage. Camera isn’t that great since you practically don’t need it when playing games (5MP main, 2MP front).

Some other things that make the Predator a gaming tablet include Predator Quadio and Dolby Audio, as well as Predator ColorBlast technology to bring you ultra color with 100% NTSC display. The Predator Tacsense meanwhile gives you amazing motion feedback when playing games since that is of utmost importance. The tablet also has a proprietary app called the Predator MediaMaster which lets you set up the audio and video settings in various modes: standard, album, movie, or game use.


While gaming tablets aren’t in high demand now, the Acer Predator 8 can offer an alternative for those who need a tablet but also would love to play games on it. Starting November 6, you can get it exclusively from Newegg for two weeks. Then it will be at other retailers nationwide. It will cost you $299.99. Product specifications and prices of course vary per region.

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