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Acer Predator 8

Specifications

Acer Predator 8
Acer Predator 8 (Predator Series)
Memory
2048 MB 
Display
8 inch 16:10, 1920 x 1200 pixel, glossy: yes
Weight
350 g ( = 12.35 oz / 0.77 pounds) ( = 0 oz / 0 pounds)

 

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Average Score: 70.8% - average
Average of 10 scores (from 28 reviews)
price: 76%, performance: 81%, features: 72%, display: 83% mobility: 59%, workmanship: 83%, ergonomy: - %, emissions: 70%

Reviews for the Acer Predator 8

Acer Predator 8 review: Gaming, flawed
Source: Android Central English
Acer took a punt on making a gaming tablet based on Android and for the most part did a good job. The love-or-hate looks will divide opinions but regardless makes the Predator 8 stand out in a crowd of black rectangles. It can't be accused of ignoring raw horsepower, either, putting in the most powerful option it could at the time from its partner, Intel.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 08/08/2016
Acer Predator 8 tablet – Hands on & Gaming demo
Source: Cool Smartphone English
The Acer Predator 8 has a really nice immersive feel when it comes to playing games, and this is in part down the haptic feedback provided by the inbuilt haptic engine. You could feel when the car was “boosted” and also when you crashed. It is a very similar experience to the Force feedback that you find on the PlayStation 4 controller, albeit toned down slightly and not quite as intelligent.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 05/15/2016
80% Acer Predator 8 review - the Nvidia Shield Tablet rival
Source: Expert Reviews English
The Acer Predator 8 does a lot of things well. It’s a good size and weight and feels well made. Its front-facing speakers and display are particularly excellent, making it a great tablet for watching video. As a specific gaming tablet, however, it comes up short. There’s not much there specifically geared towards gamers. The haptic feedback is under-utilised. It has double the storage for the same price as the Nvidia Shield Tablet K1 but its actual gaming performance can’t hold a candle.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 02/17/2016
Rating: Total score: 80%
What no other tablet has
Source: Slashgear English
While I'm still not quite ready to suggest that any tablet has replaced the NVIDIA SHIELD Tablet for "Most Versatile", this Predator 8 certainly takes the current crown for "Most Daring". Four front-facing speakers and a shape like no other tablet - not to mention aesthetic flare the likes of which we've only otherwise seen on the rest of Acer's Predator line of gaming PCs - all of this adds up to a very unique piece of work.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 02/03/2016
80% Acer Predator 8
Source: PC Mag English
The Acer Predator 8 is a unique slate tablet with a design and specs catered specifically toward gamers. It has a good screen and smooth performance, while features like haptic feedback and quad speakers definitely help to enhance gameplay. That said, diehard gamers will find newer and higher-quality titles for the iPad mini. If you're looking to stick with Android, the Asus ZenPad S gets you a sharper display and slightly better battery life for the same price. The Galaxy Tab S2 is a more expensive option, but gets you top-notch hardware and one of the best tablet screens available. And while we haven't tested it yet, the Nvidia Shield K1 looks to be a solid bet, with gaming-geared hardware for $100 less than the Predator 8.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 01/29/2016
Rating: Total score: 80%
60% Acer Predator 8
Source: Laptop Mag English
The Acer Predator 8 is a solid Android tablet in gamer's clothing. Take away the edgy design and rumble feature, and you still have a slate with a colorful full-HD display, louder-than-average audio and fairly strong performance. That's all good, but the battery life is well below average, and Acer doesn't offer any features that truly make this a must-have for gamers.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 01/27/2016
Rating: Total score: 60%
60% Acer Predator 8 review
Source: Stuff TV English
A few surprising performance issues in the odd game let it down a bit, though. And these days it has some seriously strong rivals, in the now cut-price iPad mini 2, which has a much sharper screen, and the £100-less but more powerful Nvidia Shield Tablet K1.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 01/27/2016
Rating: Total score: 60%
80% Acer Predator 8 review
Source: Trusted Reviews English
This depends on a number of factors. Do you want your tablet to look like it's the product of a design partnership between NASA engineers and Lucifer himself? Then you'll be thrilled with the Predator. However, if you're after an Android tablet to which you can attach a keyboard to increase your productivity then this isn’t the tablet for you.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 01/15/2016
Rating: Total score: 80% price: 90% performance: 90% features: 80% display: 80% mobility: 80% workmanship: 90% emissions: 70%
70% Acer Predator 8 Tablet: In Depth Review
Source: Recombu English
The Acer Predator Tablet is an affordable gaming device that has plenty going for it, including a sharp and colourful screen and respectable performance. However, the Shield Tablet K1 is even cheaper these days and packs a supremely powerful Nvidia processor, which brings with it exclusive game support as well as game streaming abilities. As a result, it’s difficult to recommend the Predator Tablet over Nvidia’s tab.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 01/06/2016
Rating: Total score: 70%
Acer Predator 8 review – a powerful tablet, designed to impress gamers
Source: Laptop Media English
Acer Predator 8 is definitely an unusual device and we mean it in the positive way. Sadly, for the time being the unit we had is an engineering sample and we can’t perform all our tests on it, since some of its components don’t work as intended. Anyway we can add its four loudspeakers, as well as the vibration motors for more realistic gaming to the pros. The tablet a typical aggressive gaming design with combined various colors and materials in a unique-looking construction. It also boasts high performance with Intel’s Atom X7-Z8700 SoC with Intel’s HD Graphics GPU. Images appear detailed on the 8-inch screen and thanks to the IPS panel it has high maximum brightness, contrast ratio, rich and vivid colors and wide viewing angles. Last, but not least, we should mention that all the pre-installed applications and neat features, which Acer has included to the Android 5.1 Lollipop OS, make the user experience even better.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 11/30/2015
Hands-on with the gamers' tablet with force feedback and four speakers
Source: PC Advisor English
The Acer Predator 8 is an interesting device since we've not really seen a gaming tablet like it. It's also a lot cheaper than rivals such as a Nvidia Shield. We're not sure about having four speakers due to the noisy show floor but we do really like the force feedback on offer. Just remember that it's still mobile gaming since the device runs Android. Stay tuned for a full review.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 09/05/2015

Foreign Reviews

74% Android-Tablet für Gamer
Source: Chip.de German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 04/11/2016
Rating: Total score: 74% price: 61% features: 63% display: 74% mobility: 64%
50% Das Gamer-Tablet, Das Nicht Spielen Mag
Source: Android Pit German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 03/01/2016
Rating: Total score: 50%
Wer braucht so ein Gaming-Tablet?
Source: Turn On German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 02/15/2016
78% Acer Predator 8
Source: Area DVD German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 02/03/2016
Rating: Total score: 78% performance: 64% mobility: 66% workmanship: 80%
Acer Predator 8 GT-810
Source: Allround-PC.com German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 01/19/2016
Acer Predator 8, Unboxing Y Análisis
Source: Game IT Spanish ES→EN
Positive: Good price; long battery life; decent display.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 10/03/2016
Acer Predator 8
Source: Hispazone Spanish ES→EN
Positive: High quality elements; aggressive design; remarkable sound system. Negative: High price.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 04/11/2016
Predator 8, tablet para jugones de Acer
Source: Tuexperto Spanish ES→EN
Positive: Compact size for comfortable handle; quality audio; good performance.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 10/23/2015
Acer Predato 8 recensione
Source: Confronto Tablet Italian IT→EN
Positive: New design; beautiful screen; high performance.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 07/13/2016
76% Recenzja Tabletu Acer Predator 8 GT-810
Source: Tabletowo Turkish PL→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 11/18/2015
Rating: Total score: 76% performance: 90% display: 95% mobility: 25% workmanship: 80%
Обзор планшета Acer Predator 8: геймерам на заметку
Source: 3DNews.ru RU→EN
Positive: Adjustable screen colors; Bluelight Shield; good sound; powerful performance. Negative: Too sharp, shaky structure; no slots for SIM and NFC; short battery life.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 05/24/2016
Acer Predator 8 GT-810: играй футуристично
Source: Notebook-Center.ru RU→EN
Positive: Great display with excellent color gamut and high brightness; good sound system. Negative: Expensive; short battery life.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 04/04/2016
Планшет-игровая приставка. Обзор Acer Predator 8
Source: Ferra.ru RU→EN
Positive: Excellent sound quality; gaming designed; high performance. Negative: Bad autonomy; poor camera.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 03/10/2016
Acer Predator 8 (GT-810) táblagép teszt
Source: Geeks.hu HU→EN
Positive: Great performance; good design; good display. Negative: Mediocre cameras.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 12/03/2015
Review Acer Predator 8 GT810 – Tablet Android untuk Gamer?
Source: Pemmzchannel ID→EN
Positive: Large screen; high performance; long battery life; good sound; good price.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 09/06/2016
Acer Predator 8 – първи снимки на геймърския таблет в офиса на
Source: PC Store BU→EN
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 10/02/2015
Ревю на Acer Predator 8 – мощен таблет, който знае как да впечатли геймърите
Source: Tablet.bg BU→EN
Positive: Attractive design; 4 stereo speakers; built-in vibrating motors; high performance; excellent IPS display. Negative: Slightly elongated body.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 11/18/2015

Comment

Model: Touted as "the audiodacious gaming device" by Acer, the Predator 8 is Acer's latest offering in the already saturated Android tablet market. Nonetheless, the Predator 8 is not just another Android tablet. Its design is menacing enough to keep one from second-guessing its performance. The Predator ColorBlast technology promises brilliant colors on its 8 inch Full HD screen, (1920 x 1080). In order to achieve maximum gaming experience, the design of the Predator 8 is kept almost bezel-free. It is further reinforced with soft grip pads on its back. Acer claims that the Predator Quadio on the Predator 8 is capable of achieving surround sound experience as it is equipped with 4 speakers.

With its aim to win the hearts of gamers, the Predator 8 is fitted with Predator TacSense haptic feedback, where two specially designed motors are tuned to provide strong vibration feedback. The Predator 8 is powered by Intel's Atom x7-Z8700 1.6 GHz quad core processor with an Intel HD Graphics Gen 8-LP GPU as well as 2 GB of RAM and the choice of either 32 GB or 64 GB storage. The storage capacity can be expanded by up to 128 GB thanks to a micro SD slot. The tablet runs on Android 5.1 Lollipop. Its battery life is relatively short considering it being hyped as an ultimate gaming device. With a 5 MP rear camera as well as a 3 MP front camera, it remains nevertheless a fully functional tablet.

Intel HD Graphics (Cherry Trail): Integrated graphics card in the Cherry-Trail SoCs. Based on a Broadwell GPU (Intel Gen8) and supports DirectX 11.2. Depending on the SoC offers 12 or 16 EUs. Only some 3D games with very low demands are playable with these cards. » Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Graphics Cards and the corresponding Benchmark List.
Z8700: Soc with an integrated quad core Atom processor clocked at 1.6 - 2.4 GHz, an Intel HD Graphics GPU and a dual channel LPDDR3-1600 memory controller.» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Processsors.
8":

This display size is a threshold between tablets and smartphones. Most tablets have larger screen diagonals but a lot of smartphones offer such a big screen.

Large display-sizes allow higher resolutions. So, details like letters are bigger. On the other hand, the power consumption is lower with small screen diagonals and the devices are smaller, more lightweight and cheaper.

» To find out how fine a display is, see our DPI List.
0.35 kg:

This weight is somewhat high for a smartphone. Smartphones with a big screen and small tablets weigh as much, usually.


Acer: The company was founded under the name of Multitech in Taiwan in 1976 and renamed to Acer or Acer Group in 1987. The product range includes, for example, laptops, tablets, smartphones, desktops, monitors and televisions. Gateway Inc. and Packard Bell also belong to the Group and sell their own laptops.

While Acer still had the third largest global market share in the notebook segment in 2008, it ranked 6th in 2016 with a market share of 6% after they had continuously lost market shares.

There are dozens of Acer laptop reviews per month, the ratings are average (as of 2016). Gateway, which has an own laptop line-up, has also belonged to the Acer Group since 2007.


70.8%: This rating is bad. Most notebooks are better rated. This is not a recommendation for purchase.
» Further information can be found in our Notebook Purchase Guide.

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Stefan Hinum, 2015-11- 4 (Update: 2015-11- 4)