Acer Chromebook Tab 10 – The first tablet to run on Chrome OS

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Ever wanted Chrome OS on a pure tablet, yet couldn’t find one? Well, you are in luck, since the Acer Chromebook Tab 10, is exactly what you wanted. The tablet which is directed towards students and teachers is one of a kind, and will surely set a path for future Chrome OS Tablets.

Design

To be exact, the tablet has a screen size of 9.7 inches and is protected by a firm and durable chassis. The back is made from a dark blue rubber type material, thus providing the necessary grip you need while using tablets. It is true, that the top panel isn’t bezel-less as you would want to, but it still doesn’t prevent the tablet from looking beautiful and elegant.

The front camera is there on the top, and the back one is present on the top right corner of the back panel.

The tablet has a thickness of 0.4 inches and weighs just over a pound, thus making it portable enough for you to carry. As far as dimensions are concerned, the tablet measures 6.78″ x 9.38″ x 0.39″ to be exact.

Ports

Since it isn’t really a laptop, don’t expect a plethora of ports, but rather the familiar ones on common tablets. The Acer Chromebook Tab 10 has a headphone jack at the top, and at the bottom, is a standard USB Type-C for charging purposes. While on the left side of the tablet, you will find the power button. Along with that is an LED indicator, coupled with dedicated volume control buttons.

Perhaps the good part is that you don’t have to worry about keeping the Wacom EMR safely anywhere since there is a dedicated space for that at the bottom left corner of the tablet.

Specifications

As far as the specifications are concerned, the Acer Chromebook Tab 10 has a 2 GHz Rockchip OP1 processor, which is the same that was used on Samsung Chromebook Plus and the ASUS Chromebook 101. Thus, we all know that it isn’t really powerful, but you can play Fortnite or PUBG on it. On top of that, there is 32 GB of eMMC storage which is ample for a Chromebook since everything is usually done on the cloud. The 4 GB of RAM supports the multitasking activities of the tablet.

Remember that this is certainly not a total Chromebook replacement, but rather an easy way to use Chrome OS on the go. Therefore, don’t try to use it as an all in one machine, since the specs are good for a tablet but not really for high levels of multi-tasking.

Furthermore, for connectivity purposes, the tablet has an 802.11ac wireless LAN and you can also pair up Bluetooth devices through its Bluetooth 4.1 module.

Battery

A selling point for the laptop would be its battery life though, which according to Acer lasts out more than 9 hours on continuous use, which is ample enough.

Display

The Acer Chromebook Tab 10 has a 2048 x 1536 IPS display panel with a glossy screen. On top of this, the display is exceptionally bright and vibrant colors just make it more amazing.

Applications

Since it runs on Chrome OS, you can easily download applications through the Google Play Store itself. Also, you can always manage the tablet yourself through Google’s very own Chrome Management System too.

Price

The tablet can be bought for $329.99. It is true that you can get a lower end iPad at this price, but it is totally a matter of choice. For those who longed a portable version of Chrome OS, then this their best bet.

 

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