Tech giant Google’s Chrome OS has made its debut on the new Acer Chromebook Tab 10. Acer announced about the Chrome OS debut on its tablet just one before the launch event of Apple’s new low-cost iPad. Although Chrome OS has been running on laptops, desktops, all-in-ones, and convertibles, it was not included in the tablet. But with new Acer Chromebook Tab 10, the Chrome OS has made its entry to the tablet devices. The new Acer tablet is the first tablet to run Google’s Chrome OS. Acer’s Chromebook Tab 10 will take on Apple’s upcoming low-cost education-focused iPad. The Chrome OS is dominant in the education sector and now Google and Acer have jointly made a new piece of education hardware in the form of the Tab 10 that runs the Chrome OS.
The new Tab 10 comes with a 9.7-inch screen embedded with a 2048 x 1536 IPS LCD display. The tablet is powered by Google’s OP1 processor and has 4GB of RAM and 32GB of internal storage. Tab 10 has got a microSD card slot, a 3.5mm headphone jack, and a USB-C port. It has got both front and rear cameras. The Front camera is a 2MP sensor and the rear camera is a 5MP shooter. The Tab 10 is powered by a 34Wh battery that will provide around nine hours of battery life on a single charge. The most interesting part of Tab 10 is that it has got stylus support. That means you can write or draw pictures on the tablet using the Wacom-branded stylus. The passive stylus does not require battery or any additional charging. But the only thing the tablet lacks is the availability of a keyboard. Typing homework assignments or any education-related works on a tablet without a keyboard can be tough.
The Chromebook Tab 10 will be shipped in April in North America with a price tag of $329 and the tablet is targeted towards educational and commercial customers. The education market is booming and the high-tech and affordable education-focused devices are in heavy demand nowadays. So, its obvious that big tech companies like Apple, Google and Acer are now focusing on making education-based devices and software. Google’s Chrome OS has been a hit among notebooks but now Google has decided to make Chrome OS available for the first time in a Chromebook.