Acer Debuts the First Chrome OS Tablet

The Chromebook Tab 10

This 10-inch tablet (9.7-inch display) has a 2048 x 1536 resolution, and the standards like 4GB of RAM and SD card reader are there. The full specifications:

Operating system Chrome OS with Android support through Google Play
Display 9.7-inch QXGA backlit LED, 2048×1536
Processor OP1 platform
Storage 32GB eMMC
Expandable microSD
Rear camera 5 MP
Front camera 2 MP
Connectivity 2×2 MIMO 802.11ac Wi-Fi
Bluetooth 4.1
Ports USB 3.1 Type-C
Combo headphone/microphone jack
Battery 34 Wh (Up to 9 hours)
Stylus Wacom EMR (included)
With onboard housing as pictured above
Software Support for Chrome Educational licensing
Planned support for Google Expeditions AR
Dimensions 172 x 238.8 x 9.98 mm
550 g
Colors Cobalt Blue

Like most of the Chromebooks we’ve seen for 2018 so far, the Chromebook Tab 10 is being marketed as a Chromebook, Chrome Tablet for Education. That means it will have full support for Google Classroom and a Chrome Education license (those are sold separately). The Wacom EMR pen is included at no extra charge, is a fantastic way to add dedicated stylus support to Chrome, as it communicates with the system the same way an active stylus does but needs no power source.  The New Apple iPad, the pencil is sold separately for an additional $89.00.  Now that Chrome devices support Android, tablets like this one makes even more sense.

All in all, this looks to be a fabulous way to kick off the new Chrome tablet category with a solid spec sheet and an even better price tag. April is right around the corner, when it will be launching in North America for $329.

Information for this post was taken from an article by Jerry Hildenbrand in androidcentral, follow this link for additional details and information.

For more details on the Acer Chromebook Tab 10, follow these links:  article by Melissa Riofrio in techconnect and an article by John Anon in AH AnroidHeadlines.