Acer’s 8 inch Android tablet designed for gaming is scheduled to go on sale in November for $299. This week the Acer Predator 8 tablet made a pit stop at the FCC on its way to store shelves.

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The FCC listing doesn’t provide a lot of new details about the tablet, but it does help confirm that the Predator 8 should be coming to the US this fall.

Acer’s first Android tablet designed for gaming features an Intel Atom x7-8700 processor, an 8 inch, 1920 x 1200 pixel display, and four front-facing speakers. Acer says the tablet also offers tactile feedback that helps the touchscreen feel like a gamepad when you’re playing games.

The Predator 8 will be available with up to 64GB of storage and the tablet features a microSD card slot for removable storage. It also has 802.11n 2×2 MIMO WiFi, a 5MP rear camera, and a 2MP front-facing camera.

While there’s not a dedicated HDMI port, you can still display games on a TV by using a SlimPort adapter to attach an HDMI cable to the tablet’s microUSB port.

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5 replies on “Acer Predator 8 gaming tablet hits the FCC”

  1. The 16eu GPU in the X7-8700 is pretty stout. Should more than capable of running pretty much all Android games @ 1200p. I mean it’s no Tegra K1 or PowerVR GXA6850, but it’s still pretty decent.

  2. I still don’t get that “gaming tablet”-stuff without gamepad-keys and dedicated HDMI-Port.

    that has got to be the most stupid device since Archos build their Gamepad 1 without enough battery to last 1h while gaming.

    1. while I agree that this tablet is stupid, I think you are able to charge and output to TV at the same time with SlimPort, I had it on an ASUS Padfone X and it surprised me how nice it worked.

      1. but you’ll need an adapter, means another piece of hardware that you’ll have to carry around.

        that’s still negative in my books.

  3. A few years from now there will be a “Top 10 ugliest android tablets” list. This will surely make it.

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