There were reports recently that the first Chrome OS-powered tablet could be launched soon and Acer has done just that today. The company announced the official launch of the Acer Chromebook Tab 10 which is the first tablet powered by Google’s cloud-based operating system for the education market.
The Acer Chromebook Tab 10 features a 9.7 inch 2048×1535 pixel resolution LCD display with an OP1 processor that integrates dualcore Cortex-A72 and quadcore Cortex-A53 processors alongside 4GB of RAM and 32GB of storage. It also features a 5 megapixel rear and 2 megapixel front camera, a 34Wh battery, 802.11ac Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 4.1, and a USB Type-C port.
The tablet is going to have Google Play Store support out of the box which means that it will be capable of running Android apps from day one. It also ships with a Wacom EMR stylus which will enable students to control apps more precisely as well as sketch on the tablet.
The Acer Chromebook Tab 10 is going to support augmented reality in the future which will let students learn in new ways with Expeditions AR. It’s Google’s AR technology that maps the classroom and then places 3D objects in it for students to study.
Acer has confirmed today that the Chromebook Tab 10 is going to be available to education and commercial customers in North America for $329 starting next month. The tablet is also going to be released in the EMEA region in May for €329.