Acer introduced a new tablet computer Chromebook Tab 10. Its key feature was the use of the operating system Chrome OS. This is the first of its kind device – earlier desktop “OSes” from Google was available only on laptops and mini-computers.
Acer Chromebook Tab 10 externally is not much different from other tablets. It is made in a plastic case with a textured blue back cover. The back side of the flaunts logo Chrome, which immediately produces a distinctive feature of the gadget.
In Chrome OS has long appeared support for touchscreens, so questions about the interaction with the device do not arise. Of course, to fully use the tablet to it you need to connect at least an external keyboard, so you can conveniently type the text. Also, recall that Chrome OS supports Google Play and Android-based applications.
The Chromebook Tab 10 received a 9.7-inch LCD with a resolution of 2048×1536 pixels. The “heart” of the tablet was a six-core ARM processor OP1, developed by Rockchip specifically for devices based on the Chrome OS. Note that OP is a trademark of Google. This chip uses two productive cores Cortex-A72 and four energy-efficient Cortex-A53. The amount of RAM is 4GB, and the built-in storage – 32GB.
The tablet is equipped with a 5-megapixel primary camera and a 2-megapixel front-line for video calls. The gadget is loaded via the USB Type-C (USB 3.1) connector with DisplayPort support, which allows you to connect an external monitor. From one charge the device can work up to 10 hours. Dimensions of the Chromebook Tab 10 are 172.2 x 238.2 x 9.98 mm, and weight -550 grams.
The Chromebook Tab 10 comes with the Wacom EMR Pen. The target audience of the tablet are schoolchildren, who need an inexpensive computer.
The tablet will appear in North America in April at a price of $329, and in Europe, Africa, and the Middle East it will be available in May for €329.
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