Google tried to make Android tablets a thing, and that seemed to work for a minute but ultimately ended up being a wasted effort. Now the search giant is trying to make Chrome OS tablets a thing, and we’ll see how this goes. The first such device has been made official today. It’s the Acer Chromebook Tab 10, but despite being branded “Chromebook” there’s no physical keyboard anywhere – it is ‘just’ a tablet, not a convertible. As the name implies, its screen size is close to 10″. It’s a 9.7″ 2,048×1,536 panel to be exact, and those just happen to be the specs for the cheapest iPad’s…
Chrome OS and Android have progressively grown together over the past few years, from apps to tighter integrations. Acer is taking things one step further with the first of its kind, the Chromebook Tab 10. A dedicated tablet running Google’s desktop OS, Acer is keeping its sights on the education market, much to some of our dismay.
|Display||9.7″ 2048×1536 IPS LCD|
|CPU||OP1; dual ARM Cortex-A72 and quad Cortex-A53|
|Storage||32GB eMMC, expandable via microSD|
|Cameras||5MP rear, 2MP front|
|Connectivity||802.11ac (2×2 MIMO), Bluetooth 4.1|
|Ports||1xUSB Type-C 3.1|
|Measurements||172.2×238.2×9.98 mm; 550 g|
|Price||$ 329 USD, €329|
We saw the Chromebook Tab 10 appear a little while back, but having official confirmation is always nice.
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Every few weeks, another batch of Chromebooks receive official support for the Play Store. The feature has rolled out to most popular models by now, but there are still a few left without it. Seven more Chromebooks now have Android app support in the Chrome OS stable channel, including the Acer Chromebook 15 ) and six other models get official Android app support.
Without further ado, here are all the models that now have access to the Play Store:
- Acer Chromebook 15 (CB5-571 / C910)
- CTL J5 Convertible Chromebook
- eduGear CMT Chromebook
- Haier Chromebook 11 C
- PCMerge Chromebook PCM-116T-432B
- Prowise Chromebook Proline
- Viglen Chromebook 360
It’s worth noting that all these Chromebooks already had the Play Store in the beta channel, but now they have it in the stable channel.
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“What if Chromebooks were bigger?” That’s the question that the Acer Chromebook 15 line has tried to answer, as the only 15-inch sized Chromebook on the market. That laptop was ultimately outclassed by more powerful or versatile Chromebooks, but Acer has revised the Chromebook 15 with a more premium aluminum design and better battery life.
Unfortunately, while the updated Chromebook 15 is still the biggest Chromebook around, in this case, bigger doesn’t mean better.
There are high-end Chromebooks out there, with the latest Intel processors, memory, and high-resolution screens that can rival the best Windows and Apple laptops on the market. The Chromebook 15…
Google’s Chrome OS has successfully managed to carve our a sizeable market chunk for itself, primarily in the education field. Now, as the unique OS is officially enjoying growing Android app support and on its way to a new Android-inspired, touch-friendly UI update, it appears to be expanding on to tablets as well. An intriguing new photo of an unannounced Acer tablet, running Chrome OS was briefly posted online by Alister Payne – an attendee at the BETT education expo in London. Shortly after, his Twitter post was taken down, likely on Acer’s request, but the original text has…
There it is, folks: the first-ever Chrome OS tablet. This Acer-branded tablet was unveiled at the Bett 2018 education show in London, where all sorts of technology used to better education is showcased for all to see. Unfortunately, we don’t know much about it as there hasn’t been an official announcement of any kind, but at least we know that it exists.
Grade 1, 2, 3 look what’s coming your way…
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There it is, folks: the first-ever ChromeOS tablet. This Acer-branded tablet was unveiled at the Bett 2018 education show in London, where all sorts of technology used to better education is showcased for all to see. Unfortunately, we don’t know much about it as there hasn’t been an official announcement of any kind, but at least we know that it exists.
— Alister Payne (@Alister_Payne) January 25, 2018
We learned of this tablet thanks to a show attendee, Alister Payne.
Acer Chrome OS tablet, the first of its kind, revealed at Bett education expo in London was written by the awesome team at Android Police.
Acer has announced a new Chromebook called the Spin 11, a convertible design with a 360-hinge and 11.6-inch touchscreen. If that sounds familiar, it’s probably because Acer and Google launched essentially the same thing a year ago for the education market. This model, however, will be available in regular retail channels.
The Chromebook Spin 11 has options for quad-core Pentium or Celeron processors, two USB-C 3.1 ports, Google Play support, and an 11.6-inch touchscreen at a resolution of only 1366 x 768 — though at least the panel is IPS. Acer claims up to 10 hours of battery life. The Spin 11 will go on sale in the US in March starting at $ 349.
Acer is also announcing yet another standard…
It appears to be new Chromebook season, as Acer has announced the Chromebook Spin 11 (pictured), Chromebook 11 C732, and Chromebox CXI3. All three are priced near the budget end of the price spectrum, with the latter two intended specifically for education and enterprise markets. The newly-announced models are by 8th generation (Apollo Lake) Intel processors. As with all new Chrome OS devices, the trio support Google Play, allowing them to run Android apps.