Acer Chromebook Tab 10 is the first Chrome OS tablet

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Acer Chromebook Tab 10 is the first Chrome OS tablet

On the specs front, it is powered by a processor we first saw on the Samsung Chromebook Plus last year.The OP1 line is created to meet Google's standards for insuring a good Chrome OS experience with Android apps, USB-C, and long battery life.

Google announced today what many have suspected since the Pixelbook release: It will now rely on Chrome OS, and not Android, for its tablets efforts.

Google (GOOG, GOOGL) debuts the Acer Chromebook Tab 10, the first Chrome OS tablet.

Chrome OS on tablets is now a real thing, not just a side-story in a convertible novel.

"The Acer Chromebook Tab 10 combines advances in hardware and application support to enable more meaningful learning for an even wider range of K-12 students", says Acer general manager James Lin. The stylus doesn't need a battery because it works via the digitizer built into the tablet's display.

Since its 2011 launch, Chrome OS has expanded beyond laptops with Chromeboxes and all-in-ones.

Students can use the front 2MP HD webcam and dual accompanying speakers and microphone for chats over Google Hangouts. It provides 9 hours of battery life, Acer says, and will cost $329 in the U.S. Storage on Google Drive [2] protects files, documents and photos safely in the cloud, and ensures that the most current version is always available. The Acer Chromebook Tab 10 shares some specs with the Samsung Chromebook Plus, but it doesn't have a keyboard. Plus, Chrome OS is automatically updated and guards students against ever-changing online threats, such as viruses and malware. The tablet also includes 32GB eMMC storage on-board which is expandable via microSD. It's got Wi-Fi ac, a USB-C port, 3.5mm headset jack, Bluetooth 4.1, and even a Wacom EMR stylus with its own slot. Acer and Google will also be including Augmented Reality support soon through Google Expeditions - though no mention of ARCore has been made...yet.

The Chromebook Tab 10 probably won't be a device you purchase, but it's something your kids might use at school - Acer is targeting the Chromebook Tab 10 as an education product.

Exact specifications, prices, and availability will vary by region.

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