We’ve had several months of code commits around Flapjack, a pair of Chrome OS tablets. Here’s what should you expect from these 8 and 10.1-inch slates.
Acer Chromebook Tab 10
Acer’s Next press event is scheduled for April 11 where the company is expected to announce new Chromebooks for 2019. Last year’s event saw the Acer Chromebook Tab 10 and four other Chromebooks.
Asus is chasing the fast-growing education market with its first Chrome OS tablet, but you may have seen this one before. Essentially, the Asus Chromebook Tablet CT100 has the same hardware specifications as last year’s Acer Chromebook Tab 10.
Although designed for the Acer Chromebook Tab 10, Belkin’s USB-C desktop keyboard with stand works well with the Pixel Slate and costs $50. There are some limitations but it’s worth the look if you want to type away on a desk or other flat surface.
Need a USB keyboard for your Chrome tablet? You can now purchase either of two models from Belkin, starting at $40. They’re made for small slates but can handle larger devices such as the Pixel Slate too.
If Chrome OS tablets become hugely successful, we’ll look back on Chrome OS 70 as the Stable Channel release that made it happen. Here’s why.
Using a Chrome tablet or detachable Chromebook as a single, main computing device becomes much more feasible with its ability to smartly switch between tablet and desktop mode when using an external display.
Users with Chrome tablets like the Acer Chromebook Tab 10, HP Chromebook X2 and Pixelbook are experiencing touch issues that appear related to device rotation when using the Dev Channel.
Although it’s currently showing as “out of stock”, Staples has the Acer Chromebook Tab 10 on its store website for $339, or $10 over the MSRP. Could we see retail inventory in stores to follow?
You can now install Google Duo for voice and video chats on the Acer Chromebook Tab 10 and HP Chromebook X2, even though neither device has a dedicated phone number. Here’s hoping other Chromebooks follow.
Acer has a case that doubles as a three-position stand for its Chromebook Tab 10. The case, available soon for $39.99 is a great option for tablet use on a desk, your lap or any other flat surface.