Acer Predator 8 Gaming Tablet With Intel Atom x7 Goes Official at Computex 2015

Today at Computex 2015 in Taiwan, Acer unveiled one of the most unique Android tablets that we've ever seen. Called the Acer Predator 8, this atypical tablet is aimed at mobile gaming fans.

Acer Predator 8 Gaming Tablet With Intel Atom x7 Goes Official

It will run Android, and have Intel's Atom X7 processor, code-named Cherry Trail. More details of the tablet were shared by an Acer executive during the Computex keynote of Kirk Skaugen, Intel senior vice president and general manager of the PC client group.

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The brains of the operations is an Intel Atom x7, a 14nm-built chip that comes with a quad-core processor clocked at 1.6GHz (goes up to 2.3GHz in Burst Mode) and a 16-core eight-gen Intel HD Graphics GPU.

Although Intel x7 has been used in other tablets, such as the Microsoft Surface 3 and the recently-unveiled new Lenovo ThinkPad 10, the Acer Predator 8 is the first Android tablet announced to make use of it.

Acer Predator 8 Gaming Tablet With Intel Atom x7 Goes Official

The Predator was demonstrated on stage running a racing game. The graphics ran smoothly, reflecting the amount of work Intel has put into improving the graphics on the Cherry Trail chips. However, during a hands-on test earlier this year, Cherry Trail didn't provide much of an improvement in battery life.

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Acer shared no further details of the Predator 8, and didn't provide a release date. It initially announced the tablet during a news event last month in New York City.

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