One of the very first companies to hold a press conference at the IFA 2015 is Acer. Their presentation was truly action-packed with a sea of device announcements, with six new Android phones and two powered by Windows 10. The Taiwanese tech giant is now putting a lot of emphasis on its new gaming device lineup. Dubbed “Predator”. Predator lineup was expanded with a powerful laptops, desktop PCs and gaming monitors, but Acer is branching out to mobile gamers with a tablet – the Predator 8 and a smartphone – the Predator 6.
The Predator 8 GT-810 gaming tablet, one of several new gaming devices in Acer’s high-octane Predator gaming series. The sleek brushed aluminum GT-810 is powered by the Intel® Atom™ x7 processor, Android 5.1 and the latest 2×2 MIMO wireless technology, taking portable gaming to a new level of fun and immersion. Making games, movies and videos thrilling and immersive, the Predator 8 includes a high-quality FHD display (1920 x 1200) for crystal clear viewing and incredible graphics, while Predator Quadio, four array front-facing speakers with virtual surround sound and red stainless steel mesh, deliver exceptionally realistic stereo audio. In addition, Predator TacSense makes gaming more enjoyable and memorable, enhancing game play with tactile feedback.
Thin and lightweight, the Predator 8 is just 8.7mm thin (11⁄32 inches) and weighs only 350 grams (12.35 ounces), making it highly portable and easy to hold with either one or two hands. In addition, soft texturized panels on the back make it comfortable to hold and carry.
The Predator 6 phone has both the looks and specs to impress and blow away any Android game out of the ball park. It is equipped with a large 6-inch display and some whopping 4GB or RAM. It also runs on a beastly deca-core MediaTek processor (yes that is “deca” as in ten, most probably the Helio X20). Not much else is known about the unit’s specs sheet, except that its camera sensor will offer an impressive resolution of 21MP.
Pricing and availability are still unclear, but there was mention of a September release for the tablet, so perhaps the Predator 6 will come shortly after.