Acer Predator 8 Review – Is It Another Display With Android in it?

While there is no shortage of Android tablets coming into the modern market, the Acer Predator 8 still aims to reach many as it brings some elements to change the game. The company even markets the slate as their “ultimate gaming tablet.” This simply means that this 8-inch display (powered by Android) includes vibration feedback and larger than normal speakers. Another claim from the Asus is that this is the “loudest tablet on the planet.”

Acer Predator 8 Review - Is It Another Display With Android in it?

The Acer Predator 8 Has Some Claims to Answer For

To start, the Acer Predator 8 has its first hurdle to conquer in terms of its design. It all depends on the owner’s tastes. So you can either love it deeply, or loathe it completely. Its look certainly does separate it from the already crowded Android tablet market. This is no black or white slate; this is one aggressive looking tablet.

The Android tablet has a red, silver, and black case which is mainly made from plastic. There are aggressive lines all over, and it does look similar to the design choice of Asus’ ROG line of devices. There is a sheet-metal finish applied to its back and the front edges of the unit. This gives the Predator 8 a more high-end feel (not including its already hefty price tag, of course). Its color scheme is bold but without being gaudy.

There are four front-facing speakers to which powers the loud audio of the device. On its rear, there are grips that will provide the vibration feedback feature (to which Acer calls this the TacSense). The unit also comes with two motors, the kind of which that gives the vibration element on phones.

Its display is an 8-inch, Full HD 1,920 x 1080 resolution screen. Acer claims that the display covers 100-percent of the NTSC color gamut. This claim may actually be true since colors are delivered richly and images are sharp. For a tablet with this size of display, it certainly does the job.

To deliver the promise of being “the loudest tablet on the planet,” Acer gives this one the “Quadio” feature, which is essentially a sound experience aimed to deliver a virtual surround-sound performance. While it is loud, surround-sound it is definitely not. Only the volume is drastically improved, but sound quality is just average.

So the question here is, would you buy the Acer Predator 8? In truth, it will all depend on tastes. Would you want a gaming tablet that certainly looks different than others? While it is a novel, well-built mobile gaming device with a vibrant display, it is one that has average high-end gaming performance and not a device that can beat the rest of the competition.


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