We heard reports that the first Chrome OS-powered tablet could be launched soon and Acer has now done this. The company announced the official launch of the Acer Chromebook Tab 10, the first tablet powered by Google’s cloud-based operating system for the education market. It has a lot of cool features.
The Acer Chromebook Tab 10 has a 9.7 inch 2048×1535 pixel resolution LCD display with an OP1 processor that integrates dualcore Cortex-A72 and quadcore Cortex-A53 processors along with 4GB of RAM and 32GB of storage. It also packs in a 5 megapixel rear and 2 megapixel front camera, a 34Wh battery, 802.11ac Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 4.1, and a USB Type-C port.
The tablet will have Google Play Store support right out of the box, so it will be capable of running Android apps from the start. It also ships with a Wacom EMR stylus so that students can control apps more precisely and use it to sketch.
But that’s not all. The Acer Chromebook Tab 10 will support augmented reality in the near future too with Expeditions AR. It’s Google’s AR technology that maps the classroom and then places 3D objects in it. Pretty handy for the classroom.
The Chromebook Tab 10 will be available to education and commercial customers in North America for $329 next month. Then it will be released in the EMEA region in May for €329.
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