Acer reveals the Chromebook Tab 10 tablet
Notebookcheck wrote about an Acer Chrome-based tablet in January, but at the time there were very few details available about the device. Now, the Taiwanese technology company has announced the Chromebook Tab 10, which is clearly aimed at the education market.
Specifications for the new slate include a 9.7-inch IPS screen, 2048x1536 resolution, 4 GB memory and 32 GB storage. The tablet uses a processor from RockChip – there has been speculation it utilizes the RockChip RK3399, with graphics possibly being handled by a Mali-T860MP4 (Acer’s press release does not confirm the full details of these components).
The Chromebook Tab 10 (D651N) will also feature one USB-C 3.1 Gen 1 port, a 2 MP front camera, a 5 MP rear camera, a 34-Wh battery, and it offers 2x2 MIMO 802.11 ac Wi-Fi connectivity, all housed in an attractive cobalt blue color. In regard to price and availability, the press release states:
The new Acer Chromebook Tab 10 (D651N) will be available to education and commercial customers in North America in April priced at US$329 and in EMEA in May priced at €329 (including VAT).
The tablet supports Google Play and comes with a handy Wacom EMR stylus that works with electro-magnetic resonance (EMR) and therefore does not need to be charged. With Chrome and Chromebooks enjoying immense popularity in US schools, it was only a matter of time before a manufacturer stripped away the keyboard and offered increased mobility with a Chrome-based tablet.