Google and Acer have unveiled the Acer Chromebook Tab 10, the first-ever tablet to run Chrome OS. Thus, Google made it clear that the era of ubiquitous dominance of Android devices was left behind.
In terms of the main characteristics, the Acer Chromebook Tab 10 does not stand out among the flagships of the market. Screen diagonal 9, 7 inches, maximum resolution 2048 × 1536, OP1 processor and 4 GB of RAM, front and rear cameras, 32 GB of permanent memory. There is a Wacom stylus, a universal USB-C port and a required micro-SD slot. The battery life is up to 9 hours, the price of the tablet is $ 329.
The whole highlight is in Chrome OS, because Google has finally brought to mind the work with touch screens. The ability to run android applications in the new OS appeared even earlier - thus it became a full-fledged "bridge" between truly mobile gadgets and typical workstations. Which is the ultimate goal of Google, according to some analysts. The company will not kill Android, but will focus on merging the platform with Chrome OS.
Some may see this as a desire to compete with Windows 10 and Microsoft's desire to produce and service more and more 2-in-1 devices. On the other hand, the new tablet is clearly not a rival to ultra-thin premium models from Samsung based on the same Android OS. Google does not hide that they are targeting the segment of education and business, where minimization of equipment costs and its versatility are important. And, most importantly, really large, easy-to-use screens.