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ChromeBook Tab 10 will be the world's first Chromebook tablet (Image source: Own)
ChromeBook Tab 10 will be the world's first Chromebook tablet (Image source: Own)
Acer's ChromeBook Tab 10 has been available since March, but Acer had one on display for us to take a quick look. It continues to be the first slate tablet in the market running Chrome OS. Convertible notebooks running Chrome OS already exist such as on the Lenovo ThinkPad 11e or HP ChromeBook x360 11. Like most newer Chromebooks, the 9.7-inch ChromeBook Tab 10 supports the Android Play Store.

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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Allen Ngo, 2018-05-24 (Update: 2018-05-24)
Allen Ngo
Allen Ngo - US Editor in Chief
After graduating with a B.S. in environmental hydrodynamics from the University of California, I studied reactor physics to become licensed by the U.S. NRC to operate nuclear reactors. There's a striking level of appreciation you gain for everyday consumer electronics after working with modern nuclear reactivity systems astonishingly powered by computers from the 80s. When I'm not managing day-to-day activities and US review articles on Notebookcheck, you can catch me following the eSports scene and the latest gaming news.