One Day Before Apple’s Big Education Event, Google Unveils Tablet News...


One Day Before Apple’s Big Education Event, Google Unveils Tablet News of Its Own

Mar 26, 2018

CHROME OS TABLET: Today, just one day before Apple’s big education-related event, Google is jumping ahead with a small announcement of its own: the first education tablet made for Chrome OS.

The Acer Chromebook Tab 10, which runs on Chrome OS, will be on sale via education resellers this spring, according to a company blog post. A spokesperson for Google tells EdSurge the device will retail for $329 MRSP, and noted that many schools purchasing in volume will get a lower price.

According to the post, the new device comes with a stylus that “uses advanced machine learning to predict student writing for a natural writing experience.” It doesn’t need to be charged or paired with tablet. The new tablet supports multimedia projects and will support AR and VR features.

The company gave a teaser that it was working on a Chrome OS tablet earlier this year at a British education technology conference.

The timing of this launch suggests Google’s education efforts are anticipating stiffer competition from Apple, which is rumored to release, among other updates, a cheaper iPad with a price tag of $259 for the education market.

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