Acer has announced the first tablet to run Google’s Chrome OS, with the Chromebook Tab 10.
Acer is aiming the Chromebook Tab 10 at the education market. It has a 9.7-inch LCD display with a resolution of 2048×1536. The Acer Chromebook Tab 10 also has full support for the Google Play Store so it can run Android apps, especially education-focused ones.
It’s being powered by a dual-core ARM Cortex A72 processor and a quad-core ARM Cortex A53 processor with 4GB of RAM. There’s 32GB of internal storage with a microSD card slot. There’s also a USB-C 3.1 port and 802.11ac Wi-Fi and Bluetooth 4.1.
The battery is 34Wh which should be good for up to 9 hours. The rear-facing camera is megapixel with a 2-megapixel front-facing camera. The tablet comes with a Wacom EMR stylus to allow students to take notes, sketch apps and more.
In a future update, the Chromebook Tab 10 will be able to support augmented reality in the form of Google Expeditions AR. This will allow students to map the classroom and place 3D objects to study and make subjects like biology, geography, and astronomy easier to understand.
The Chromebook Tab 10 will be available to education and commercial customers in North America in April for $329 USD with Europe availability to follow in May for €329 (including VAT).