Acer’s constructing an Android gaming pill to go together with its Predator PCs
It is protected to say that Acer’s gone just a little batty this morning – the corporate crammed announcement after announcement right into a press convention overlooking the New York Metropolis skyline, however a number of the most fascinating stuff did not get a lot element. Working example: The corporate’s engaged on an Android-powered Predator pill to go together with its collection of angular, purple and black gaming PCs and it may launch by the top of 2015.
At this level although, there are much more questions hanging within the air than solutions. All the corporate spokespeople I’ve cornered have been capable of affirm is that the pill is slated for a launch through the fourth quarter of the yr, and that the sharp, vaguely futuristic design you see above ought to keep the identical proper by way of launch in This fall. Yeah, we’re not large followers of the look both, however an Acer spokesperson gleefully identified how the pill’s triangular accents and crimson aptitude appeared all through firm’s up to date gaming lineup. An Acer exec additionally briefly talked up a haptic suggestions function whereas on-stage, so the pill ought to rumble in your hand when you’re taking exhausting corners in Asphalt eight (or, you recognize, what supported title the corporate will quickly play up).
Along with an eight-inch display (nobody on-website was positive of its decision), Acer appears notably pleased with a quartet of entrance-dealing with audio system nestled into the pill’s corners that’ll blast the dulcet groans of dismembered zombies in Lifeless Set off 2. The remainder of the particulars are sadly shrouded in thriller, nevertheless it’s actually no shock why — with a launch up to now off, Acer itself in all probability is not positive what is going on to wind up inside it.
In fact, the larger query is whether or not this factor even stands an opportunity. The marketplace for gaming tablets is a reasonably underserved one because it stands — you’ve got acquired the widely fantastic NVIDIA Defend pill with its Tegra K1, and a bunch of off-model choices that make nice fodder for YouTube movies. Acer’s try might be the appropriate product on the proper time… or it might function proof constructive that folks do not truly need or want devoted gaming tablets. It is all the time the generalist tablets that appear to promote the perfect (in all probability as a result of they do not actively alienate anybody), however hey: We cannot flip this factor away ought to one land on our desks for assessment.