Google returns to the world of tablets, but this time it does not with a new product in the Pixel series but relies on Acer to present the new Acer Chromebook Tab 10, the first tablet with Chrome OS operating system was first spotted at BETT 2018 event earlier this year. The announcement comes just ahead of the Apple event on March 27 which focuses on education and this is not a simple coincidence.
The new Chromebook Tab 10 began as a tool designed for education, expanding the presence of Chrome OS within the education sector with a different device than the traditional Chromebook. The Google and Acer offer a 9.7-inch display with 2048 x 1536 pixels resolution, is powered by a Rockchip OP1 processor (2 Cortex-A72 and 4 A53), coupled with 4GB of RAM and 32GB of expandable internal storage.
For optics, the tablet features a 5-megapixel rear camera and a front comes with a 2- megapixel sensor for video calling. The battery provides up to 9 hours of juice and there are also stereo speakers as well as the 3.5mm jack. There is also support for the USB Type-C port that allows you to use the internal battery of the device to charge other connected devices. There is also a stylus pen based on Wacom technology that uses the digitizer integrated into the display.
Thanks to Chrome OS, the tablet is able to run all Android applications on the Play Store and can take advantage of the unique features of the operating system designed for Chromebooks. For some time Google has been offering its devices with Chrome OS in schools and the choice of using this operating system allows you to continue to rely on all management tools designed for schools and business areas.
Acer Chromebook Tab 10 will be available from next month in the USA and in May in European countries at a price of $329 / €329 respectively. However, it seems that Acer will not make it available at large retailers, relegating it mainly to schools and companies.