If you were thinking of buying a tablet with Chrome OS inside it is now time: the first tablet that houses this alternative to Android is official.
And responsible for such an "achievement" has been the manufacturer Acer, which has presented today the Chromebook Tab 10. A device with the format of a tablet but with the operating system that we have seen in the famous Chromebooks. Although as we can see, it will hardly make the competition to Android.
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Features of the Acer Chromebook Tab 10
This is the list of features of the Acer Chromebook Tab 10. This tablet has a hardware according to the market that is focused as we will advance later:
- 9.7-inch IPS screen resolution 2048 x 1536 pixels.
- Dual-core Cortex A72 and quad-core Cortex-A53 processors.
- 4 GB of RAM.
- 32 GB of internal storage
- Wi-Fi 2 × 2 MIMO 802.11 ac.
- Bluetooth 4.1
- Wacom EMR pointer.
- 1 USB 3.1 Type-C port.
- Audio jack
- MicroSD card reader.
- Weight: 550 grams.
- Measures: 172.2 x 238.2 x 9.98 mm.
Acer Chromebook Tab 10: this is the first tablet with Chrome OS
First of all we must clarify that this device is focused on the field of education and not the commercial, as are his brothers Chromebooks. Because of this, this tablet has unusual features if we think about the commercial market of a lifetime.
So much so that we have details like a Wacom pointer to draw and write with a natural tour. It is stored on the same tablet, and it would be a somewhat more practical variant of the conventional stylus.
The screen 9.7 inch and QXGA resolution They are designed to offer a good experience similar to what we would find with a laptop but with small dimensions. Thus, the sensations will be similar to those of a portable computer but with the mobility of a tablet.
Since Chrome OS is a system compatible with the Google Play Store, we can run Android applications. This gives the advantage of being able to enjoy the applications of both platforms and thus not dispense with one or the other, since being Android such a massive system it would be difficult not to be able to make use of its applications.
In addition, the Acer Chromebook Tab 10 is compatible With augmented reality. This is very important for the educational field, since it will allow us to thank to Google Expeditions Make educational tours using this technology.
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Price and availability of the Acer Chromebook Tab 10
The Acer Chromebook Tab 10 will be available in may of this year At a price of 339 euros. It is a reasonable price given the stagnation suffered by the tablet market, added to the fact that it is an education-oriented device with an independent Android platform. The question now is Will we see more tablets with Chrome OS apart from this one?