School's out: Chrome OS debuts on the Acer Chromebook Tab 10

School's out: Chrome OS debuts on the Acer Chromebook Tab 10

School's out: Chrome OS debuts on the Acer Chromebook Tab 10

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.

Acer has launched the world's first tablet that runs on Chrome OS, the management-friendly Google platform that leads the U.S. education market for cheap laptops and 2-in-1s.

Apple's March 27 field trip is all about education, but the company has a tough task trying to gain share from Google's Chromebook, G Suite, and Google Classroom stack. In terms of its design, the Chromebook Tab comes with a 9.7-inch LED-backlit display with a resolution of 2048 x 1536 pixels. At the back there is a 5MP camera.

The Acer Chromebook Tab 10 provides long battery life of up to 9 hours - enough for 1:1 programs where students use them throughout their school day, as well as at home for projects.

Well, the cat is officially out of the bag as Acer lifted the veil on the first ever Chrome OS tablet.

The budget friendly Chromebook Tab 10 can also run Android apps and going forward would also support augmented-reality apps hinting that the device might be capable of supporting Google's AR Core Android initiative.

The new Chromebook tablet is lightweight and durable, and allows students to collaborate, create and learn from anywhere. Apps like Texthelp EquatIO let students show their work by hand writing any math expression and adding it to a Google Doc in one click. And for people unhappy with the pseudo trend of ditching headphone jacks, the Chromebook Tab 10 comes rocking a 3.5mm port. The stylus doesn't need to be charged and has a dedicated slot of its own, similar to the Samsung Galaxy Note series.

Under the hood, the Chromebook Tab 10 has two Cortex-A72 and four Cortex-A53 processor cores along with 4 GB of RAM and 32 GB of storage which is expandable via a microSD card. Is the Chromebook tab 10 worth purchasing and using for a school environment? Expeditions AR is Google's AR technology that maps the classroom and places 3D objects in it for students to study, making subjects such as biology, geography and astronomy easier to comprehend. Look at the Pixelbook, which is essentially a Chrome OS tablet with a keyboard attached.

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