Acer Unveils Chromebook Tab 10 as First Chrome OS Powered Tablet

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We might never know.

"Starting today, with the new Acer Chromebook Tab 10, we're doing just that". However, if the device is compatible with the Apple Pencil (currently priced at $99 USD) and the company doesn't bundle the two together, then the Chromebook Tab 10 will still be a more affordable option, even at a higher base price.

"The Chromebook Tab 10 has a 9.7" display with a 2,048 by 1,536 resolution, making it one of the tablets with a bigger screen on the market.

"As the name implies, its screen size is close to 10". Apps like Texthelp EquatIO let students show their work by hand writing any math expression and adding it to a Google Doc in one click.

Google has teamed up with Acer for the Chromebook Tab 10 - a 9.7in tablet with stylus support that's being framed as an "education tablet" for Chrome OS.

The compact size ensures that the Acer Chromebook Tab 10 easily fits in a backpack or desk, and the unique cobalt blue color makes it stand out so it's easy to find. The device measures 172.2×238.2×9.98 mm and it weighs just 550 grams.

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The rear camera in the tablet will soon get Google's Expeditions AR for classroom learning, claims Google via a blogpost. It can be placed in the chassis dock for secure storage. The stylus doesn't require charging.

The Chromebook Tab 10 probably won't be a device you purchase, but it's something your kids might use at school - Acer is targeting the Chromebook Tab 10 as an education product.

Time will tell if tablets running Chrome OS will be a hit in classrooms or not. Even if a device is lost, stolen or damaged, students won't lose their information. One of the handsome things about Chrome OS is its uniformity across devices but that doesn't mean a little tweaking isn't welcome when it comes to user experience.

The Chromebook Tab 10 runs on a Rockchip OP1 processor with dual-core Cortex-A72 and quad-core Cortex-A53 processors. Storage wise, 32 GB + a micro SD card slot will probably do the trick.

Since it is a tablet, the Chromebook Tab 10 cannot really brag about its camera capabilities. Along with Google Enterprise License support for IT management, the tablet will support Expeditions AR. Look at the Pixelbook, which is essentially a Chrome OS tablet with a keyboard attached.