Acer is ready to unleash the gaming tablet that it has been teasing the world with for months. The Predator 8 is an absurd device that packs four front facing speakers onto an 8-inch form factor. It will be accompanied by an equally absurd 6-inch phablet that follows the same design concepts.
We’ve already had glimpses of the Acer Predator 8 at several international launch events, but this is the first time that Acer has provided us with details about what it can do. Powering the gaming tablet is an Intel Atom x7 processor with Intel HD graphics. It runs Android 5.1, although there is no information about how much RAM is involved here. However, it does pack an impressive 64GB of storage with a 128GB microSD card expansion option.
The tablet features a haptic feedback capability for supported games, which appears to be used for a more immersive experience. Acer has been working with Gameloft to develop the feature, and as a result the Predator 8 will ship with Asphalt 8 pre-loaded with 320,000 in-game credits. It is safe to assume other Gameloft games will also interact with the haptic feedback feature.
A smaller Predator 6 was also introduced on stage, but it appears that Acer is not yet ready to reveal too much about this gaming phablet. At the moment, it is known to feature the same four speaker configuration of the Predator 8. However, it will instead be powered by an unspecified deca-core MediaTek processor combined with 4GB RAM. It will also feature a 21MP rear camera, and the same haptic feedback feature found on the Predator tablet.
The Predator 8 gaming tablet will be shipping in North America in November for $199 (about RM840), and there are no availability details about the Predator 6.