- Operating System: Chrome OS
- System on Chip: Quad-core ARM Cortex-A53
- Memory: 4GB LPDDR3
- Storage: 32GB eMMC
- Display: 9.7-inch IPS QXGA 2048x1536
- Connectivity: WiFi, USB 3.1 Type-C, Bluetooth 4.1
- Dimensions: 238.2 x 172.2 x 9.98
- Weight: 550g
- Smooth operation
Productivity In Your Hands
If you don’t already know what a Chromebook is, it’s important to know that Chromebooks don’t use Linux, Windows, or Mac as an operating system. Instead they run Google Chrome’s very own ChromeOS, which usually requires an internet connection to fully utilise all the Cloud-based features of the OS.
Usually when you think of a Chromebook you’ll think of a laptop, but this specific Chromebook is a tablet. Targeted towards teachers and students, the Chromebook Tab 10 has all the tools needed for a student to get to work. You’ll have access to the many Google applications like Google Sheets, Docs, Slides – everything you’ll need for college. If you need more applications, you have full access to the Play Store as well.
It works pretty much like a mobile device would work, and if you’ve ever used an Android device before then you will feel right at home. The Tab 10 has a breathtaking IPS display with a QXGA resolution of 2048×1536. When at adequate brightness the Tab 10 displays great colours and sharp text, so you can enjoy reading books or viewing images. Besides having similar functionalities with Android devices, it also includes AR capabilities, specifically via use of the Google Expeditions AR app.
AR isn’t as well-known as VR. While most people know VR means Virtual Reality, few know that AR stands for Augmented Reality. Where VR brings you into a virtual world, AR brings the world to your reality. AR also costs less so you can provide it to many more users at a lower cost, and with the Tab 10 you can easily carry it from classroom to classroom, meeting room to meeting room. It also includes a Wacom EMR Pen that can measure signal strength at several points, perform on-the-fly calculations to determine where the pen is located, as well as when and how hard the pen tip is pressed down.
CHIP CONCLUDE: In a time where tablets have slowly become less popular, Acer does a good job with bringing this one into the market.
(to be published in issue December 2018)