Likely iPad Mini Killer at $150: Acer Iconia A1-830 Boasts of Specs & Features to Lure Tablet Shoppers
IN PHOTO: Just before the 2014 CES in Las Vegas kicks off this week, Acer uncloaked the new Iconia A1-830 that it touted as the alternative for compact tablet buyers unwilling to spend $300 or more on top brands such as the iPad Mini, the Nexus 7 and the Galaxy Tab 3. Acer

Acer launched Predator 8 GT-810, an 8-inch Full HD tablet at the IFA 2015 on Sept. 6. The Acer Predator 8, which is designed for gamers, is expected to compete with the NVIDIA Shield tablet.

Predator 8’s HD display is its key selling point. Its 283 pixel-per-inch density is good for playing games on Android. It provides a nice experience through its exceptional colour saturation and powerful brightness. Also, the Predator 8 has an application that reduces the colour to a reasonable level of saturation.

The tablet is stylish. It is lighter than the NVIDIA Shield. The tablet comes with an aluminum body with a distinctive and sulky look common in all gaming products. It is also characterised by four speakers located in the four edges of the front surface, covered in red perforations.

The Acer Predator 8 runs on Intel Atom X7. With Intel’s eighth-generation HD graphic chip, 2GB of RAM and 32GB or 64GB of internal storage, the games tested on the Predator 8 at IFA 2015 ran free from any troubles or disruptions to the gaming experience.

Acer Predator 8 is equipped with a version of Android OS 5.1. Acer has slightly modified the arrangement of widgets across the home screen and design of notification drawer. The home screen can be used in both landscape and portrait mode.

Acer Predator 8 will be launched in Europe sometime in the last quarter of the year. Its sale in the U.S. will begin from Nov. 6. The Acer Predator 8 price is set at AU$ 430 for the 32GB version.

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