The Chromebook Tab 10 is expected to become available in April to North America first, for education and commercial customers.
Currently, schools in the USA are mostly using Chromebook-based laptops for their educational purposes, but Apple's expected announcement of a cheaper iPad will most likely try to capitalize on the school market.
"The Chromebook Tab 10 has a 9.7" display with a 2,048 by 1,536 resolution, making it one of the tablets with a bigger screen on the market. It also comes with a Wacom EMR Pen which can be used to take notes or draw on the tablet. On the inside, the Chromebook Tab 10 features Google's OP1 processor (the same that powered the Samsung Chromebook Plus notebook) with 4GB of RAM and 32GB of internal storage. When compared to the iPad, the Chromebook is actually a bit heavier and also a bit thicker. Connectivity wise, the tablet supports Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac dual-band, a USB Type-C port, Bluetooth 4.1 Low Energy, and a 3.5mm headphone jack. It also boasts a battery that can provide a backup up to 9 hours. The stylus will not require batteries, nor will it need a charge. And imaging is handled by a 2MP front camera and a 5MP at the rear.
Chrome OS is one of the two operating systems (you may have heard about the other one - Android) developed by Google. Expeditions AR is Google's AR tech which maps the classroom and then places 3D objects in it so that students can study them, to help make subjects such as biology, geography and astronomy easier to comprehend. What's even crazier is that Apple's new iPad might be even cheaper than the Acer Chromebook Tab 10.
When it comes to pricing, you will be surprised the Acer Chromebook Tab 10 is only $329.
The tablet comes just ahead of Apple's education focused event tomorrow at which the company is expected to unveil a cheaper iPad, possibly with Apple Pencil support. The Acer tablet will reach Europe, the Middle East, and Africa in May priced at 329.
Acer will sell the Chromebook Tab 10 for $320, which is a reasonable price.