Acer and Google have unveiled the first tablet device running Chrome OS, the Chromebook Tab 10 at business technology conference. It’s aimed primarily at the education market but it marks the end of the Android tablet tech for Google, as it focuses its attention on Chrome OS across both laptops and tablet devices.
Acer’s Chromebook Tab 10 is very much meant to rival the iPad, and that’s particularly notable since it’s being announced just one day before Apple is supposed to announce a new low-cost model.
Acer Chromebook Tab 10 Chrome Tablet Design
As its name implies, the tablet runs Google Chrome OS, so same as any Chromebook laptops, Chromebook Tab 10 allows you to download various apps from Google Play, but undoubtedly it’s much more portable than a Chromebook.
The Chrome tablet comes equipped with a 9.7-inch touchscreen IPS display with 2048 x 1536 pixels resolution for a comfortable mobile viewing experience. Meanwhile, using a Wacom EMR pen, it also delivers a natural writing experience. When not in use, the stylus can be stored in the tablet for easy carrying.
Acer Chromebook Tab 10 Chrome Tablet Features
The Chrome tablet serves as an ideal mobile education device. Using a single web-based management console, teachers can manage and control 10s, 100s, even 1000s of Chrome OS powered devices, and Google Expeditions AR brings students more immersive lessons with argument reality technology.
Moreover, Acer Chromebook Tab 10 is powered by a Rockchip OP1 processor and has 4GB RAM and 32GB internal storage, and its rechargeable battery offers up to 9 hours of battery life on a single charge.
Acer Chromebook Tab 10 Chrome Tablet Price
The tablet is going on sale in the US in April for $329, before availability expands to other markets across the rest of the world from May. We suspect that we’re going to hear a lot more about Chrome OS tablets in the future.