It’s no secret that Android tablets have died off over the last few years. We have been expecting to see the eventual move from Android to Chrome OS on tablets, and the initiative has gotten underway.
Google has announced the new Chromebook Tab 10 from Acer, which is powered by Chrome OS. The announcement comes a day before Apple’s Spring event, where a new budget-minded iPad is expected to be unveiled.
The Chromebook Tab 10 features a 9.7-inch display with a resolution of 2048 x 1536. This has been coupled with 4GB of RAM, 32GB of expandable storage, and a built-in stylus.
On the processor side of things, Acer has included the same OP1 chipset that Samsung included in the Chromebook Plus. This is an ARM-based processor, but should still be quite serviceable for your new Chrome OS tablet.
As for pricing, the Chromebook Tab 10 will be priced at $329 when it launches in North America next month. And the nice thing is that while Acer is gearing this tablet towards education, this tablet will go on sale for everyone.
The downside here is that there is no keyboard attachment, which may push some folks away who are looking for a productivity workhorse. In that case, you may want to take a look at cheaper Chromebook options that are already available.
Hopefully, the Tab 10 will start a “revolution” of sorts, where we see more and more Chrome OS-powered tablets released. Let us know what you think about this new tablet in the comments below and if you would like to see more options released.