Acer reveals gaming-focused smartphone, monitors, projector and more at the IFA trade show

By midian182 ยท 6 replies
Sep 2, 2015
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  1. This year’s IFA electronics show in Berlin has seen Acer unveil a new smartphone, projector and other devices aimed at gamers.

    Acer’s CEO, Jason Chen, showed off the Predator 6 gaming smartphone to the trade show’s audience. It boasts a six-inch display and packs a 10-core processor from MediaTek. It’s also got 4GB of RAM and an impressive 21-megapixel camera. To complete the gaming-focused features, the phone comes with four front-facing speakers and gives use a powerful haptic feedback system, which Acer says replicates the same kind of vibrations felt on game controllers. “This will dominate any games you throw at it," an Acer executive said on stage at the company's press conference.

    The Predator 6 will run Google’s Android software and will be available next year, but it’s likely the company will introduce it exclusively to Asia and then determine other markets, said Acer’s president of the smart phone products business group, ST Liew.

    The company’s other big reveal, the Acer Predator projector, can throw a 120-inch projection onto a wall using ultra-short-throw technology, meaning that you don’t need a massive room to make the most out of it. Because the lens system on top of the projector fires the full HD images upwards rather than outwards, the Predator can function when placed just 20 inches from a wall. The projector will be available in mid-to-late-2016.

    The Taiwanese company also revealed four new smartphones, a series of new monitors, several gaming PCs and laptops, and the Acer Predator 8 gaming tablet at the Berlin event.

    Shown below is the Predator X34, an ultrawide 34” curved display that supports Nvidia's G-Sync:

    Another interesting product announced at IFA is the Acer Revo Build "stackable" PC. A small form factor PC powered by an Intel Pentium or Celeron chip can then be expanded by stacking additional blocks for storage, GPU power, battery, or even a speaker. The concept looks like a mesh between the Intel NUC and Google's Project Ara.

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  2. amstech

    amstech IT Overlord Posts: 1,936   +1,101

    The Predator monitors will be a huge success.
    Heck I might buy one myself.
  3. I've been eyeing the Predator X34 monitor myself; although I don't think it's 4k - still could be a great monitor.
  4. H3llion

    H3llion TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,377   +286

    Why include audio in these gaming monitors? Most gamers will use surround, speakers or headphones. Shave that off, save money + lighter display. Also is Acers monitor game on point now?
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  5. Evernessince

    Evernessince TS Evangelist Posts: 2,106   +1,282

    Nothing about the monitors panel type, color quality ect? Must not be very good considering it's not even in the promo. Could do without G-Sync, which will greatly increase the monitor's price and shoehorn you into Nvidia's ecosystem.

    The acer revo is trying to make building a PC even easier but in the process making it harder. Chances are, these blocks are going to cost more than retail. Unless they become really popular, choice will be limited as well. Hard to find + higher prices + poor selection will drive any customers. It'd much easier and cheaper just to buy a desktop for these people. Acer would need these blocks to work with any part and they'd need someone at the store to be able to install the part into the block for the customer.
  6. Skidmarksdeluxe

    Skidmarksdeluxe TS Evangelist Posts: 8,647   +3,274

    As with anything labeled "gaming" you can rest assured the price has been jacked up by at least 50%
  7. Nobina

    Nobina TS Evangelist Posts: 1,336   +843

    Can someone make a gaming grade product that doesn't looke like some sci fi bullshit?

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