Acer Predator 8 tablet announced, coming to the U.S. for $299

by Brandon Russell | September 2, 2015

Acer on Wednesday officially unveiled a powerful new Android tablet that promises to offer an unparalleled visual and auditory experience. And that’s not just fluff: the company has packed the device with some serious technology, including Intel’s Atom X7 processor, four front-facing speakers, and a beautiful 8-inch display. All of this inside a package that’s just 8.7mm thin and 350 grams light. Not bad.

In addition to some serious specs, the device also sports a rather unique look; those front-facing speakers peek out almost as if the tablet has ears, while the backside features an aggressive brushed aluminum look. The thing looks tough, as though it would make for a perfect companion to the T-1000. And I don’t mean that in a bad way. It has a kind of throwback look, while still remaining futuristic (if that makes sense).

Acer says that the Predator 8 features “Predator Precision Plus” technology, which incorporates touch sensors that are smaller and more densely arranged than the industry standard. What that means is users should have more precise control, making for a more immersive gaming experience. It also makes for a pretty great platform for artists, which, by the way, will go great with Acer’s own Accurate Stylus.

Some of the other specs include Android 5.1, and 2×2 MIMO wireless technology. Finally, the Predator 8 comes with TacSense, which Acer says provides more immersive tactile feedback and real vibrations.

The Acer Predator 8 will be available in EMEA and China in October, and in North America for $299 at Newegg beginning November 6.


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Brandon Russell

Brandon Russell enjoys writing about technology and entertainment. When he's not watching Back to the Future, you can find him on a hike or watching...Brandon Russell enjoys writing about technology and entertainment. When he's not watching Back to the Future, you can find him on a hike or watching...