Acer Chromebook Tab 10 is the first Chrome OS tablet for education

27 March, 2018, 18:13 | Author: Grady King
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Acer will start selling the Chromebook Tab 10 to education and commercial customers in North America next month, with worldwide availability to follow in May. Not to be outdone, Google's first tablet, powered by the same operating system found on the millions of Chromebook laptops in classrooms across the USA, was unveiled today, March 26. The rear 5MP camera enables students to capture video and images.

Acer claims that the Tab 10 will last for 9 hours on a cycle, saving teachers from having to keep them on the charge cart.

In addition to running Chrome OS, the new tablet with run Google Play apps too.

In the future, Acer's Chromebook Tab 10 will support augmented reality (AR) apps to help students experience new ways of learning.

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The tablet comes just ahead of Apple's education focused event tomorrow at which the company is expected to unveil a cheaper iPad, possibly with Apple Pencil support.

As it goes with Chromebooks, it seems like the Chromebook Tab 10 offers extended levels of battery life. A Wacom EMR stylus for natural writing, drawing, and annotating comes as standard with this slim and light device.

In the past, manufacturers have shipped 2-in-1 Chrome OS devices that were capable of working as a tablet in a pinch, but the Chromebook Tab 10 is the first dedicated Chrome OS tablet.

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.

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The Chromebook Tab 10 runs on a Rockchip OP1 processor with dual-core Cortex-A72 and quad-core Cortex-A53 processors. You don't even need to pair or charge them with the Chromebooks.

Google writes that Chromebook Tab 10 is the outcome of the feedback from educators around the world who wanted all the features to be compressed in a tablet.

Additional connectivity support includes 2×2 MIMO 802.11ac Wi-Fi and Bluetooth 4.1.

It runs the same full-featured Chrome OS already found on existing tablet convertibles with a dock at the bottom of the screen that features touch tools for quickly creating a note, taking a screenshot, and magnifying. The tablet also comes rocking a USB-C port, a microSD slot, and a 3.5-mm headphone jack.

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