Dope Gaming tech from Acer


Gamers among you will know about the Acer predator series of gaming devices. They are a hardcore set of gadgets exclusively meant for handling intensive graphics. There are 3 devices in the series : predator 15, predator 8 and predator 6.
The numbers associate with the screen sizes. So predator 15 is a gaming laptop, predator 8 is a tablet, and predator 6, my favorite, is a smartphone.

Predator 15



This is the most popular front of living room gaming. Most people prefer laptops for gaming. The predator 15 has variable specs based on your region, but here are the general specs:
  • Intel core i7 6th gen processor, 3GB VRAM
  • Nvidia GeForce GTX900M GPU
  • 15' display, 4K resolution supported( another 17' variant also available)
  • 16GB DDR3 RAM
  • 1TB HDD+ 128GB SSD
  • Windows 10 64 bit

Apart from the badass looks and the hardcore specs, there are plenty other nifty hardware and software additions to improve your experience.
You can take out the DVD drive and insert a cooling unit called Predator FrostCore for further cooling your GPU.
Killer doubleshot pro ensures lag free online gaming sessions by splitting wired and wireless connections. You can even control which applications can access your bandwidth to prevent unwanted packet consumption.
The back lit keyboard is completely customizable via predatorSense and the keys have excellent travel and precision.
The sound output is powerful with a subwoofer along with Dolby audio included in their SoundPound 2.1

Price: 97,000 INR for the above mentioned configuration.

Predator 8



This is a beautiful and hefty gaming tablet. These are the specs:
  • 8 inch 1920x1200 IPS LCD display
  • Intel Atom x7-Z8700 1.6GHz quad core processor
  • 2GB DDR3 RAM
  • 5MP rear, 2mp front camera sensors
  • Front facing boom speakers on all corners.
  • 32GB/64GB internal memory, expandable up to 256 GB via microSD card. 
  • 4420mAh Li-Po battery unit
  • Android lollipop 5.0

The display on the tablet is nothing great. It's a decent panel around 1080p resolution with average brightness. That's not the highlight of the device anyway. But the front firing quad speakers though, are really dope. They get deafening loud and even give out vibration in response to some something like an explosion in a game. That's pretty dope and unique to this tablet.
The cameras are just there is you feel like you're missing out on them. But trust me, you don't want to be using them. Both cameras are not so good and even the shutter is really slow.
But gaming thankfully, is a breeze thanks to the good processor. But surprisingly I did notice some lag on high graphics settings on asphalt 8 and implosion. Nova 3 and other games were smooth. Acer did a marvelous job with their gaming notebook predator 15, but I can't really recommend this as a gaming tablet if you're looking for one. I would definitely recommend the Nvidia shield tablet though. I'll post my thoughts on it one day.
Price: 35,000 INR


Predator 6



This is my favorite. A gaming smartphone! I personally Peter a smartphone for gaming because of the ergonomics. Not fixed like a laptop and not heavy like a tablet, but big enough for media. The specs of the predator 6 are:
  • Mediatek X24 deca core 2 GHz processor
  • 6' 720p IPS LCD display 
  • 4GB DDR3 RAM
  • Quad boom speakers on corners
  • Mali T880-MP4 GPU
  • 21 mp rear and 8 mp front cameras
  • Android lollipop 5.1



This is by far the most sophisticated looking smartphone I've seen in the market. The deep black panel with the bright red corner speakers and the predator logo on the back is surely gonna turn a few heads when you take it out of your pocket. Other than the stylish looks, it has built in liquid cooling system, to keep off the dissipated heat from reaching your hands. 



It also has that unique multi-directional haptic feedback I mentioned earlier, called as Predator TacSense. It shifts the vibration left and right of your phone's surface based on the gameplay. 

This is best experienced while playing a first person shooter game, you can feel the vibration as you fire. Even in a racing game, the vibration shifts as you drift from side to side. It's an amazing experience inline any other device I've seen out there.
The rear camera is actually quite decent. The 21mp sensor delivers decent photos in bright lights and even end selfie can gets the job done. They're far better than the optics seen in the predator 8. I'd you want a great gaming phone with excellent and immersive graphic experience without heating or throttling issues, this is probably the best in the market for you.
Just bear in mind that it's not slim and a tad bit heavy. The metal back seems to get scratched easily so be careful where you place your phone.

Price: 32,000 INR

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