Game on: Acer Predator 8 now available to pre-order, ships later this week

Game on: Acer Predator 8 now available to pre-order, ships later this week
If you've seen and liked the Acer Predator 8, a new gaming-oriented tablet announced in September, you should be happy to find out that the device is now available to pre-order in the US. Although it was supposed to be released on November 6, the Predator 8 will be shipped only starting November 13, and you can pre-order it either directly from Acer, or from Newegg (check out the two source links at the end of this article).

The Predator 8 has an unusual design that reminds us of Alienware's laptops, its standout elements being the 4 red font-facing speakers (with surround sound).

Powered by a quad-core Intel Atom Z8700 procesor clocked at 1.6 GHz (with Turbo Boost up to 2.4 GHz), the new Acer slate sports an 8-inch IPS display with 1920 x 1200 pixels and tactile feedback, and runs Android Lollipop - though we assume that an update to Android 6.0 Marshmallow will be available in the near future. Other features include a 2 MP front-facing camera, a 5 MP rear camera, 2 GB of RAM, 32 GB of expandable storage space, and a 4550 mAh battery. The tablet also comes with Predator MediaMaster, a feature that lets users customize their video and audio settings in search for better gaming and multimedia experiences.

The Acer Predator 8 costs $299.99. Mind you, this is a Wi-Fi-only tablet, and we don't know if Acer is planning to release a 3G/LTE variant of it. Any buyers here?


sources: Acer, Newegg via Android Central

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Predator 8
  • Display 8.0" 1200 x 1920 pixels
  • Camera 5 MP / 2 MP front
  • Processor Intel Atom x7, Quad-core, 1600 MHz
  • Storage 32 GB + microSDXC
  • Battery 4420 mAh

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16 Comments

1. nscian2

Posts: 31; Member since: Nov 14, 2012

Not sure why they're marketing a tablet with 2 gb of ram to gamers. That seems very misleading

4. andrelopez12

Posts: 7; Member since: May 09, 2014

you are an idiot.

5. ibend

Posts: 6747; Member since: Sep 30, 2014

2post since 2014 and all u do is calling other people "idiot"? is this your 12th account? lol and 7post since 2012 comment here only to be called idiot, lol mobile gaming still didnt use that much RAM, at least they use quad-core Intel Atom Z8700 which have great GPU (from powerVR i guess)

9. Felix_Gatto

Posts: 942; Member since: Jul 03, 2013

The Atom X7 Z8700 GPU is the HD Graphics (Cherry Trail). If you want to know more about the SoC, you can go to this link:http://www.notebookcheck.net/Intel-Atom-x7-Z8700-Benchmarks.140906.0.html

2. Fallen1

Posts: 288; Member since: Nov 14, 2014

At this price tag I'm trying to find something wrong with this, plus it just simply looks awesome

6. ibend

Posts: 6747; Member since: Sep 30, 2014

that huge black bezels is really bad, wish they can remove it and use 9inch screen :-/ but it look pretty nice from back

13. AhmadAlsayegh

Posts: 326; Member since: Jul 18, 2011

gotta disagree with you, checkout the Asus Zenpad 8S, it goes for 199, and it has a 2K screen. for 299, you the get the 4GB ram edition..

3. Marslander

Posts: 160; Member since: Jan 08, 2015

What happened to the Predator 6 smartphone? I remembered when they announced it back in September, but haven't heard anything else about it since. Is Acer still coming out with it?

7. UglyFrank

Posts: 2188; Member since: Jan 23, 2014

The body looks good for a gaming style tablet but the gaming performance is weaker than the S805 so.....

12. Tizo101

Posts: 515; Member since: Jun 05, 2015

You should really think about what you are saying. I would suggest you start by doing some research on that particular Intel processor.

8. joey_sfb

Posts: 6794; Member since: Mar 29, 2012

I don't like its design and ram size, at least 3GB. With such a bulky design, the battery should at least be 5500mAh.

10. runzlord

Posts: 245; Member since: Oct 13, 2013

Nop. I can't buy this, nor any gaming tablet. It doesn't just make sense. Its either a buy a good tablet (which is good looking) Or I buy a console (which includes PC or a surface)

11. MrElectrifyer

Posts: 3960; Member since: Oct 21, 2014

Would be more appealing if it came with Windows and Android dual-boot. Those IAP-infected games just ruin the fun in gaming, IMO. Steam games would make more sense on this device...

14. AhmadAlsayegh

Posts: 326; Member since: Jul 18, 2011

the Tegra X1 should draw circles around this SoC. I suggest people wait for the Sheild Tablet2, which will be in the same price range.

15. Shocky unregistered

Or Googles Pixel C.

16. Blazers

Posts: 709; Member since: Dec 05, 2011

If this could run Dolphin emulator ROMs (GC and Wii) flawlessly, it would be worth the money.

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