When people think of tablets, they think of iPads. Like most Chromebooks, its main focus is the education market. The Acer Chromebook Tab 10 features a 9. Time will tell, but I think Acer has made a fantastic first step with the Chromebook Tab 10, and I look forward to what is coming. Initially targeted at the education market, the Chromebook Tab 10 is a groundbreaking product, but our initial take is that it may need another round to reach its full potential outside that sphere. A circle icon that opens the app drawer sits in the bottom-left corner, while the square multitasking icon that reveals all open app windows sits opposite of it.
The Chromebook Tab 10 also seems to have some palm rejection, allowing you to place your hand on the tablet while writing without causing unexpected lines at the bottom of the screen. Acer Chromebook Tab 10 vs. We could be in for a great playground fight. Like I said, you simply have to decide what you want. The tablet's glossy finish led to some issues outside when trying to use it under direct sunlight.
You can use this Type-C port for charging or hooking up any external hardware like displays, keyboards, and mice. That one is more expensive, has a 12. To turn off the display, you have to hit the power button. The Tab 10 has a 9. I sorely need this sort of device so I can start presenting them to clients. The workflow is just easier on full-fledged computers.
That versatility will be useful in classrooms, particularly for teachers who want to use the tablet in multiple ways. Want the LibreOffice suite of office applications? It doesn't appear to support voice input, nor does it have split mode for easier two-handed typing. There have been many with , but there haven't been pure tablets. Since students and teachers won't get the Chromebook Tab 10 until August or September when school begins again, Google continues to work on Chrome's tablet-friendliness until that time comes and beyond. The technology maps the classroom so teachers can place virtual 3D objects in front of students to study subjects like biology and astronomy. A few years ago the company kicked things up a notch by adding support for Android applications, allowing users to choose from millions of apps and games. But it feels sturdy, and the hardened plastic is easy to wipe clean after grade-schoolers' grubby hands have been all over it.
For Chromebook users, the one knock this one will have against it is the lack of integrated keyboard and mouse support. In the long run, this might make sense from a product development standpoint, but it's still early days and Google hasn't yet customized or released a version that incorporates a better keyboard-free experience on tablets. That said, it still probably makes more sense to use Linux apps on a Chromebook with a keyboard and touchpad for now. On the bright side, Gboard is apparently this fall. Minimizing the keyboard and then tapping the screen to bring it up again should resolve the issue by minimizing the terminal window so that all the text is above the keyboard. Some grippy texture on the back also makes the tablet reasonably comfortable to hold. It also has to be charged and stored separately.
This is a big reason why the Tab 10 doesn't really act like a consumer tablet. Fortunately everything works fine in portrait orientation. Tomorrow, Apple is holding where it is widely expected to announce a cheaper iPad, and it seems like Google is trying to steal some of educators' attention with this announcement. The Wacom Stylus has a slot on the left-hand side of the Tab 10. That makes the otherwise cleverly-designed tablet rather difficult to use and difficult to get excited about. Not quite Pixelbook bright, but it is nice to look at.
Another direct competitor is the with a similar form factor, a more premium-feeling build quality and Apple Pencil support. It's reassuring in your hands, as if it will last for a few years. Or tap the status notifications on the right side of the taskbar and you get a quick settings menu that lets you adjust volume and brightness, toggle wireless features, or perform other actions. However, the biggest issue here is that the software isn't optimized for a device without a keyboard and mouse. The stylus itself is decent. I'm inclined to believe that no included keyboard means this is for elementary schools. A bevy of bezels around the 9.
Neither Acer nor Google took steps to customize this experience. It generally performed all right, but would crash after the tenth problem. Tap one and it will fill the other half of the screen. Who knows, with a Qualcomm Snapdragon 845, a tablet like this could become the ultimate all-in-one device for someone like me. To get it working, I had to restore the Tab 10 twice and uninstall the app twice, as Google Keep repeatedly crashed and caused a flickering effect on the display. It's a little heavier and thicker than the entry-level iPad, but it definitely has Apple's tablets in its sights — Apple itself has an education-focused event scheduled for tomorrow.
So aptitude has all the graphics you need. This may not be the luxurious, all-metal construction we'd expect from a tablet today, but I do appreciate its textured back. The score was higher 24 when I rebooted and logged in as a guest. I also ran into some screen resolution and orientation issues. The smaller screen size 9. Google says there will later be support for augmented reality apps, presumably meaning the device supports Android initiative. Other regions are not spoken for at this point.
You can adjust the display settings to make items look larger or smaller. The is for education, meant as a bulk product for student use in schools with some availability at specialty retailers and through Acer's Education Team. This just allows the stylus to work without a built-in battery or Bluetooth connection. I actually , and was glad to see it pass with flying colors. But the pickings are currently rather slim if you're in the market for one that's as high-quality and affordable as the iPad. If it is consumption only, it is hard to recommend this over the similarly priced iPad. For example the atom editor is available for 64-bit Arm, but not 32-bit.