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