24 Oct Acer Predator 8 and 6 – Gamer’s Paradise
Acer Inc. is a Taiwan based hardware and electronics corporation that manufactures nowadays all kind of entertainment electronics, but also IT stuff such as servers and is valued to be the fourth largest PC vendor on Earth, behind Lenovo, HP and Dell. If you are into computers, ever since the good old days of the eighties, you might have learned about Acer through their CD and later DVD drives, then combos and such, which were the first items Acer managed to generate worldwide sales in. Acer also used to do a lot of contract manufacturing, but nowadays, after having bought Gateway and Packard Bell, Acer is also an impressive manufacturer of PC computers and notebooks.
Acer entered the gaming computer manufacturing with their dedicated gaming computer line of desktop computers in 2008 by introducing the Acer Aspire Predator line. Just recently Acer introduced the impressive Predator 8, an 8 inch tablet that is geared towards gamers featuring the Intel Atom X7 processor and 2 GB of RAM, which is about to be released. The Predator 6 is as of yet only announced, but the release date is as of yet not available. The gaming tablet is expected to cost somewhere around £260. The internal storage is slated to be 64 GB, with a microSD card slot. It features 4 loudspeakers and is apparently sounding pretty grand, surround sound gimmick named Predator Quadio. The grip pads feature Predator TacSense haptic feedback motors, which, if you are a gamer and have ever played games with a joystick or on a console, should be self-explanatory.
The Acer Predator 6 will be a 6 inch gaming smartphone and it is expected to be just as impressive in design as the big brother. Supposedly it will feature the same sound system, but the chipset will be the MediaTek MT6797 Helio X20 deca-core beast. It is actually a tri-cluster design, where there are four Cortex A53 cores clocking at 1.4 GHz, and four at 2.0 GHz, with two A72 cores managing 2.5 GHz. The featured GPU is the powerful Mali-T880 MP4, there will be 4 GB of RAM and even a 21 megapixel camera, despite this supposedly being a gamer smartphone. It should also include the haptic feedback system and should run, just like the Predator 8, on Android OS, but maybe the smaller Predator will already feature the upcoming 6.0 version, the Marshmallow.