Acer is providing a few more details about its upcoming Predator gaming tablet.

First unveiled in New York in April, the tablet also made an appearance at the Computex in Taiwan this week, where we learned that the Android tablet will feature an Intel Atom x7 Cherry Trail processor.

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Intel showed off the tablet during its keynote at the computer show.

The Intel Atom x7 chip is a 64-bit, quad-core processor that uses around 2 watts of power under normal conditions. It’s the same chip that powers Microsoft’s new Surface 3 tablet. But the Acer Predator tablet is one of the first Android devices announced to feature the most powerful of Intel’s low-power Atom processors.

Other than that, about all we know about the Acer Predator tablet is that it has an 8 inch screen, four front-facing speakers (which can allow you to hear stereo sound whether the tablet’s in landscape or portrait mode), and that Acer says the tablet is designed for gaming.

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7 replies on “Acer Predator Android gaming tablet powered by Intel Atom x7”

  1. Wonder how much extra they can charge for adding the word game to tablet

  2. I wonder how well it will work, given that Android games make use of the NDK and thus ARM compiled libs.

    1. Depends on the game developers, there is already wide support for x86 for Android…

      But it has been a number of years now and most developers should provide support for both… Especially, as more PC’s are starting to provide support for Android and not just mobile devices… So issues are usually either with old apps or a app developed by someone who does not have access to a x86 device to test on…

      Here’s some demo videos of the Asus Zenfone 2 with a less powerful ATOM, just to get a idea of how it should normally work…

      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mBczkZviXA8

      Intel also uses compatibility/emulator layers… So most ARM optimized apps should still run, just with a performance hit and maybe a little buggy for worse case but you should barely notice for most apps under the x7 as it should have enough performance to keep most apps running smoothly enough…

  3. Finally I can play Candy Crush Saga without any FPS drops!

    But seriously, is there really a market out there for gaming tablets? Even though graphics might look pretty, I would still have to use the touch screen as a controller and who wants to play high end games with touch controls? I much rather get a something like Mitashi game controller ( https://globegadget.com/mitashi-gamein-thunderpro/) or a dedicated gaming device than this.

    1. Yeah..I’m not understanding this. Is Acer’s mindset to make the design very polygonal and ruby red speakers to make this appeal to gamers…just because? Doesn’t sound like a good business model. If it were something like the Shield where Acer developed an app for game streaming from PC’s, and maybe included some kind of gamepad..okay. There’s your gaming aspect. But all I see if a funky looking tablet with 4 speakers..which is great by itself, but nothing else very appealing.

      1. I have to agree with both of you. But remember that like Apple fans, there are people out there who will buy any dedicated device…just because! So while they may not sell this one in the volumes that Apple fans buy anything apple, they will sell some before they turn into a loss for Acer and maybe then real gamers can get it cheap during a fire sale!!!!

    2. Depends on the game but you can usually add a controller and set it up for most games these days…

      Many of these products will just leave most of those options under accessories, as many may simply opt to use their game console controller instead of buying one specifically for the tablet…

      While you can either just set the tablet on a stand and use the controller or connect it to a TV/Monitor and use it like a game console…

      Game choices are still limited, but the game quality level has already started to rival what you could have got on a Xbox 360 or PS3 and the variety has started to grow beyond just casual games… along with some ports of older PC games…

      Still a long way before XBox One, PS4, even Nintendo have to seriously worry but Android as a gaming platform is starting to get interesting…

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