Acer Chromebook Tab 10 with Chrome OS launched; Specs, features and price

Acer Chromebook Tab 10 with Chrome OS launched; Specs, features and price

And the first one to run on such an OS, at that. The iPhone maker is hosting a special education-focused event that promises "creative new ideas for teachers and students".

A flaw in certain Chromebooks' Trusted Platform Module firmware would allow attackers to access encrypted data.

Since this is a tablet, Acer can't really stray away from the usual design.

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However, the Chromebook Tab 10 will arrive with a built-in stylus, as with the Galaxy Note smartphone series, and a microSD card slot for additional storage.

Dubbed the Chromebook Tab 10, the 9.7-inch device is squarely aimed at the education sector, namely teachers and students from kindergarten all the way up to grade 12. It looks like their move to unveil the new device is deliberate. In the bottom right corner of the rear panel there is a small covered "dock" and this is where the stylus can be stored when not in use.

With Chromebook Tab 10, all Google-made education features like classroom IT management will work and will also support Play Store for Android apps. However, there are still two camera in it, just because. The front camera is the secondary one and it is a 2MP camera, designed for video calls.

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The compact size ensures that the Acer Chromebook Tab 10 easily fits in a backpack or desk, and the unique cobalt blue color makes it stand out so it's easy to find. It charges through the USB Type-C 3.1 port and has a DisplayPort for extending the display to a bigger screen. Students will stay connected to their school's network with fast and reliable 2x2 MIMO 802.11ac Wi-Fi connectivity and can connect to displays and other devices via Bluetooth 4.1. It also boasts inbuilt storage space of 32GB.

When it comes to pricing, you will be surprised the Acer Chromebook Tab 10 is only $329. The Chromebook also includes a Wacom EMR stylus which does not need a battery.

The Acer Chromebook Tab 10 will be available in the U.S. for commercial and education customers in April from $329 before going on sale in Europe for €329, including Value-Added Tax, in May.

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On paper, the Chromebook Tab 10 is similar to Samsung's Chromebook Plus, albeit heftier - likely to resist the hard-knock life of the primary school world - or worlds beyond the classroom.

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