Acer Predator 8 gaming tablet with Intel Atom x7 chipset showed off at Computex 2015

Acer Predator 8 gaming tablet with Intel Atom x7 chipset showed off at Computex 2015
Today at Computex 2015 in Taiwan, Acer unveiled one of the most unique Android tablets that we've ever seen. Called the Acer Predator 8, this atypical tablet is aimed at mobile gaming fans.

Right off the bat, the Acer Predator 8 differentiates itself through a bold and striking design. The tablet comes with four speakers integrated in each of its four corners, and you're not likely to miss them, as each of these corners is colored bright red and sticks out a little from the body. The back of the Predator 8 is built out of multiple panels made out of various materials that come together at aggressive angles. 

Overall, the Acer Predator 8 looks very much like a gaming laptop in terms of style, except that it's a tablet. The Predator 8 design features multiple sharp angles, straying far off from the traditional design of Android tablets.

The brains of the operations is an Intel Atom x7, a 14nm-built chip that comes with a quad-core processor clocked at 1.6GHz (goes up to 2.3GHz in Burst Mode) and a 16-core eight-gen Intel HD Graphics GPU. Although Intel x7 has been used in other tablets, such as the Microsoft Surface 3 and the recently-unveiled new Lenovo ThinkPad 10, the Acer Predator 8 is the first Android tablet announced to make use of it.

Unfortunately, these are all the details that Acer was willing to share about the Predator 8 gaming tablet, leaving many questions unanswered, such as the amount of RAM, the resolution of the 8-inch display, or the price of the tablet. The Acer Predator 8 is scheduled to launch this winter.


source: Acer via Pocket-Lint

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43 Comments

1. o0Exia0o

Posts: 903; Member since: Feb 01, 2013

It looks sick....But what OS is running? Android version?

2. Ordinary

Posts: 2454; Member since: Apr 23, 2015

I think it could be Windows actually

3. o0Exia0o

Posts: 903; Member since: Feb 01, 2013

That was my thought, but the article states that it is an Android tab....

6. noler

Posts: 326; Member since: Aug 19, 2013

The source says nothing about Android, I hope this on will run Windows 10 with DX12 for better gaming.

7. o0Exia0o

Posts: 903; Member since: Feb 01, 2013

The article says twice that this is an Android tab. Once in the third and once in the fourth paragraph.

8. noler

Posts: 326; Member since: Aug 19, 2013

The source of this article, not this article.

10. noler

Posts: 326; Member since: Aug 19, 2013

......

11. mihai.a

Posts: 47; Member since: Apr 15, 2015

Hi guys, Sorry for the confusion. I've mentioned that the tablet runs Android in the first paragraph. "Today at Computex 2015 in Taiwan, Acer unveiled one of the most unique Android tablets that we've ever seen."

15. o0Exia0o

Posts: 903; Member since: Feb 01, 2013

Mihai.a, Do you happen to know what Android version this is running? I'm thinking it is probably 4.4.4 but it could be 5.1, any idea?

16. nahusiv

Posts: 100; Member since: Apr 20, 2015

but the source doesnt mention android at all so...

9. PorkyBurger

Posts: 585; Member since: May 18, 2013

Most likely to be Android. Look, it is missing a Windows key - not featured neither on front on the device, or on sides. :/ And just imagine--- Windows "gaming" tablet with Atom chipset and integrated GPU. It just spells a HUGE "NO."

25. nahusiv

Posts: 100; Member since: Apr 20, 2015

they can be integrated on the screen, since windows 10 is coming next month, or just not printed yet, since is not a finished device, and that chipset is not for android as far as we know, not only that but NOBODY has a source that they say android at any point, i already look it up and again, it can be a windows tablet since windows 10 is coming out next month, that is big feature of the version, that it can run android apps, and desktop apps etc, we will need the performance

43. PorkyBurger

Posts: 585; Member since: May 18, 2013

Atom processor is not going to handle serious tasks anyway. Don't get too overly excited about this. Performs more or less like Pentium processors as seen on most laptops nowadays. Can't call this a gaming device, as Acer states, (if we assume it's going to have Windows 10), it struggles with most newer titles on barely 25FPS, only playable on low resolutions and all graphics set to low. HD Graphics suck and will suck always with normal desktop gaming. Razer EDGE Pro is the only tablet I can call as gaming, seriously. It is costly, but at least the "gaming" title makes sense, as it has dedicated GPU and i7 CPU.

30. hound.master

Posts: 1044; Member since: Feb 27, 2015

No piff what exactly Android can have more than WP pro in gaming ha what exactly?

4. theguy2345

Posts: 1216; Member since: Jun 24, 2014

I don't understand why they keep making these gaming tablets when they aren't really any good. An atom with android? What kind of gaming are you supposed to do on that? Make a tablet running Windows with an i5 or i7 with NVIDIA graphics, then we will have a true gaming tablet. Run full steam and get real console/PC games.

5. noler

Posts: 326; Member since: Aug 19, 2013

Gaming tablets refers to mobile gaming and not desktop/console class gaming.

12. theguy2345

Posts: 1216; Member since: Jun 24, 2014

Um, there are windows tablets.

17. nahusiv

Posts: 100; Member since: Apr 20, 2015

is not a regular atom, this is by far the best performance you can get on android to this date

31. hound.master

Posts: 1044; Member since: Feb 27, 2015

The problem is not the chipset this much horse power is not very useful in Android at all WP pro have advantages in many things in tablets.

34. theguy2345

Posts: 1216; Member since: Jun 24, 2014

I don't really care about this one, as I want a tablet that is like a PC made for gaming. So I can run different games, such s Skyrim.

37. hound.master

Posts: 1044; Member since: Feb 27, 2015

I like skyrim it's kind of the games with a high graphic but i doubt if anything rather than WP pro hybrid tablets like surface series can do that.

39. theguy2345

Posts: 1216; Member since: Jun 24, 2014

Honestly, if the surface pro 3 had better graphics, it would be perfect. But a bit too expensive.

35. theguy2345

Posts: 1216; Member since: Jun 24, 2014

I don't really care about this one, as I want a tablet that is like a PC made for gaming. So I can run different games, such s Skyrim.

36. theguy2345

Posts: 1216; Member since: Jun 24, 2014

I don't really care about this one, as I want a tablet that is like a PC made for gaming. So I can run different games, such s Skyrim.

13. PorkyBurger

Posts: 585; Member since: May 18, 2013

Meh, nVidia SHIELD Tablet for me, if I had a chance to pick. I bet my ass this thing will be overpriced, just because it's "~made for gaming~" or whatever. Also SHIELD looks decent at least, imo. Never understood that crazy design of whole "gaming stuff" and so.

18. nahusiv

Posts: 100; Member since: Apr 20, 2015

the performance of this thing almost doubles the SHIELD tablet "this set-up will provide more than 80% of the performance you would expect from a Surface Pro 3 equipped with a Core i3 CPU" that i3 is already 10% more powerful than the SHIELD tablet so

20. PorkyBurger

Posts: 585; Member since: May 18, 2013

let's see the price first and then talk though. if this thing costs like 499, i am gonna get an rpg ready and shoot myself, 'cause it will be a joke.

22. nahusiv

Posts: 100; Member since: Apr 20, 2015

the price doesnt matter, is a new number one performer with cutting edge tech on it, we are talking about specs not price, if you want price you cant ask for the best performance on the planet, it doesnt work that way

24. PorkyBurger

Posts: 585; Member since: May 18, 2013

number one performer, cutting edge hardware, talking specs NOT PRICE.... WOOOW - all this ON ANDROID? Yeaah, like I have always wished to play Candy Crush Saga on 2K @ 60FPS. ~___~ What are we gonna do with such hardware on mobile OS anyways. if you are soooo obsessed with that "beastly" Atom chipset, save your money and just grab Surface 3. At least you can do some normal crap done on it. Not just fiddling around basic apps.

27. nahusiv

Posts: 100; Member since: Apr 20, 2015

candy crush at 60FPS? that is just ignorant talk, exactly the same thing as saying "you have no life, thats why you are better than me at this game" im done with you, go live your ignorant life saying that the only game on Android is candy crush and that more performance is not needed because you can already play that game just fine, im done, no wonder why you just want price... im not gonna even read your response so have a good day pleb, ignorance is happiness ;)

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