Monday, March 26, 2018

Acer Chromebook Tab 10 - the first Chrome OS tablet is here, and it's great!

Acer and Google have just announced the first Chrome OS tablet, the Acer Chromebook Tab 10. Works and managed like a Chromebook, but in tablet form.

This is a great device for schools looking for a tablet device, with a stylus and Android apps, that is easy to deploy and manage. It uses the same management license as Chromebooks and is managed in the same way. It also has a full desktop browser, removing the limitations of mobile browsers.

It is mobile, lightweight, touch and easy to use. Using Chrome OS makes it easy to deploy, manage and share with others. It has dual cameras, an integrated EMR active stylus, multimedia features, note taking and handwriting apps, educational apps (Chrome and Android) for K-3, STEM, video, multimedia and accessibility apps and features. It has a textured surface, similar to the Acer C738T, making it easier to carry, and less likely to be dropped.

Performance is fast and smooth, handling over 15 tabs and 5 apps during my testing time and the stylus is amazing, with no noticeable lag, allowing me to take handwritten notes effortlessly, as well as annotate items.

  • First tablet running Chrome OS designed for education, promoting engagement and collaboration. 
  • Chrome Education License support allows central and remote management of a large number of devices. 
  • Included Wacom® EMR stylus pen for natural writing and drawing. 
  • Stylus is battery-free, slips into a handy dock on the tablet and replicates the usage, accuracy and size of an ordinary pen. 
  • Planned support for Google Expeditions AR (augmented reality) to enable immersive learning experiences. 
  • Full Google Play support, giving teachers and students access to educational Android apps curated by administrators. 
  • All-day productivity with up to 9 hours of power from the lithium-polymer battery.

  • MSRP: $320 available in April in US.
  • Operating system Chrome OS with Android support through Google Play
  • Display 9.7-inch QXGA backlit LED, 2048x1536
  • Processor OP1 platform
  • Storage 32GB eMMC
  • Expandable microSD
  • RAM 4GB
  • Rear camera 5 MP
  • Front camera 2 MP
  • Connectivity 2x2 MIMO 802.11ac Wi-Fi
  • Bluetooth 4.1
  • Ports USB 3.1 Type-C
  • Combo headphone/microphone jack
  • Battery 34 Wh (Up to 9 hours)
  • Stylus Wacom EMR (included) With onboard housing
  • Software Support for Chrome Educational licensing
  • Planned support for Google Expeditions AR
  • Dimensions 172 x 238.8 x 9.98 mm 
  • 550 g
  • Colors Cobalt Blue



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