Google Announces First Chrome OS Tablet for Education Ahead of New iPad

27 March, 2018, 18:15 | Author: Jacqueline Daniels
  • Acer Unveils Chromebook Tab 10, First Chrome OS Tablet for Education

The Acer Chromebook Tab 10 will be available in the United States for commercial and education customers in April from $329 before going on sale in Europe for €329, including Value-Added Tax, in May. Later today, Apple is expected to announce a cheaper iPad model that will be primarily aimed at the education market.

"It's the first education tablet made for Chrome OS, and gives schools the easy management and shareability of Chromebook laptops". Providing 2048 x 1536 resolution at 264 pixels per inch, the display offers students incredibly clear perspectives on the topics they are studying. Chromebook styli need no charging or pairing to work. The Chromebook Tab 10 is powered by an OP1 processor which is further paired with 4GB of RAM and 32GB of internal storage.

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"The Acer Chromebook Tab 10 combines advances in hardware and application support to enable more meaningful learning for an even wider range of K-12 students", noted James Lin, general manager of consumer notebooks for the IT Products Business group at Acer. When compared to the iPad, the Chromebook is actually a bit heavier and also a bit thicker. In terms of connectivity, the Chromebook Tab 10 comes with several options like - Wi-Fi, USB Type-C port, 3.5mm headphone jack, and Bluetooth v4.1. The stylus doesn't require charging. On the back, there is a 5MP camera and the front houses a 2MP camera.

The post began by saying that elementary students got to test out the Chromebook Tab 10 at a school in Cupertino, which is where Apple is based. This 10-inch tablet will launch in the United States in April before expanding to the rest of the world in May. Additionally, the Tab 10 supports augmented reality in the classroom such as Google's Expeditions AR. As noted by The Verge, Google and Acer seem to be making a point by scheduling the launch of their latest tablet just a day before Apple unveils its lower-priced iPad.

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Well, the cat is officially out of the bag as Acer lifted the veil on the first ever Chrome OS tablet. Acer will also be launching the tablet in Europe, the Middle East, and Africa in May.

However, the Chromebook Tab 10 will arrive with a built-in stylus, as with the Galaxy Note smartphone series, and a microSD card slot for additional storage.

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