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Acer had a wide range of new devices to show at this year's NYC event. Aside from the eye-catching white and gold Predator notebooks, Acer also boasted tablets from the lower end of the spectrum. The Chromebook Tab 10 tablet runs Chrome OS on a Rockchip RK3399 SoC with 4 GB of RAM, 32 GB of storage, and a 9.7-inch 2048 x 1536 resolution display. USB Type-C, MicroSD, 3.5 mm headphone jack, volume rocker, and power button line the edges of the device.
Much like the Samsung Galaxy Note series, the bottom corner of the tablet houses a WACOM stylus that should prove useful for tasks requiring more precision. The dark blue backside of the unit is slightly rubberized in texture to improve grip similar to the original Nexus 7.
Perhaps the most important feature to note is the tablet's compatibility with the Android Play Store. Newer Chromebooks have been shipping with access to both the Chrome Web Store and Play Store and we were delighted to see the Play Store already installed on the sample unit. Of course, further testing will be needed to see how well Android apps can run on a Chrome OS tablet since results can be mixed on a traditional Chromebook laptop.
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