Acer adds two laptops and a tablet to its Predator gaming line
Acer revealed an aggressive new design for its duo of Predator gaming desktops earlier this month, but at IFA today, the company’s focusing on powerful portability. Acer’s been pretty open about its plan to introduce Predator laptops and a gaming-centric tablet, but until now, details have been sparse. Now, we’ve got the full skinny, starting with the new Predator 15 and Predator 17 notebooks. If you hadn’t guessed already, the main difference between the two is their screen sizes. The Predator 17 sports a 17.3-inch 1080p display, while the smaller model’s 15.6-inch screen comes in full HD and 4K options. Slideshow-316636
Both laptops share Intel’s latest Core i7 processor (i7-6700HQ), up to NVIDIA GeForce GTX980 graphics, up to 32 gigs of RAM and up to 512GB SSDs. The Windows 10 notebooks also feature keyboards will all the backlighting and programmable keys you’d expect from a gaming rig. The laptops will go on sale in North America and Europe in November, starting at $1,500/€1,599 for the Predator 15, and $1,600/€1,799 for the Predator 17.Slideshow-316635
Joining the new laptops today is the Predator 8 tablet (boring name: GT-810), a gaming-focused slate Acer’s shown off a number of times before. While its quirky design with four front-facing speakers that are said to create “virtual surround sound” might not be new, the company’s ready to share a few more details. The Predator 8 runs on an Intel Atom x7 processor, includes 32GB of on-board storage, and has you looking at an 8-inch, 1,920 x 1,200 display. The gaming tab will be launching on November 6th in the US for $300, and in Europe sometime in October for €349.
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