Acer announces the first Chrome OS tablet starting at $329
Chromebooks have been quite popular among consumers, especially in the schooling industry. Today, Google along with Acer is trying to increase the dominance they are seeing in school sales before Apple’s education-focused event tomorrow by announcing the new Acer Chromebook Tab 10, a Chrome OS focused tablet.
The tablet runs the same full-featured Chrome OS found in laptops and tablet convertibles. When it comes to features and specs, the Tab 10 has a 9.7-inch, 2048 x 1536 display, front and rear-facing cameras, an estimated nine hours of battery life, 4GB of RAM, 32GB of storage, USB-C, microSD card slot for expandable storage, and a headphone jack. Also noteworthy is that the Tab 10 has a small stylus built right in that doesn’t require a battery or any additional charging.
Though the Tab 10 will be made available to the public, Acer’s main goal is to really target the device at the education market. Chrome OS is widely used in the school systems due to the low prices and ease of use that comes with Chromebooks. With this Tablet, they are hoping to continue dominating the market. Like mentioned earlier it isn’t surprising that this announcement came a day before Apples education-focused event. On the other hand, the Tab 10 might just have some more features and advantages than the cheaper iPad that Apple is rumored to announce.
The Tab 10 will sell at $329 and will be available in North America next month and worldwide in May.