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Acer Chromebook Tab 10

Acer Chromebook Tab 10

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68 Engadget Score
It has some redeeming qualities, but you could still do better.
68

It has some redeeming qualities, but you could still do better.

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Acer's first Chrome OS tablet is hard to recommend, even for its intended education audience. A Chromebook with a proper keyboard would be far more useful, as Chrome OS hasn't been optimized for tablets yet. Meanwhile, if you really want a tablet, there's no reason to recommend this over an iPad, which costs the same.

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Pros
  • Nice screen
  • Solid battery life
  • Having the desktop-class Chrome browser on a tablet is very nice
Cons
  • Poor performance
  • Terrible cameras
  • Chrome OS isn't optimized for tablets yet
  • Expensive for what you get
68 Engadget Score
It has some redeeming qualities, but you could still do better.
68

It has some redeeming qualities, but you could still do better.

How we score

The Engadget Score is a unique ranking of products based on extensive independent research and analysis by our expert editorial and research teams. The Global Score is arrived at only after curating hundreds, sometimes thousands of weighted data points (such as critic and user reviews).

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Average Critic Score
 
60
PC Mag
As the world's first Chrome-powered tablet, the Acer Chromebook Tab 10 offers Google Expeditions support and other intriguing features for elementary school students, but its full potential hinges on some future updates.
 
50
The Verge
It’s such a good idea, in theory. But before Chrome OS can be ready for consumer tablets, it needs a little more practice.
 
70
Liliputing
The Chromebook Tab 10 is also significantly cheaper than Microsoft’s new Surface Go tablet, which has a starting price of $399… but that goes up to $499 when you add a Surface Pen. And that makes Acer’s first Chrome OS tablet without a keyboard at least worth considering for the education space… and a possible glimpse of the future of Google’s tablet ambitions. I just wish it had a better name (Chromebook sort of implies notebook… which implies keyboard).
 
70
Android Authority
It's clear that Chrome OS has a way to go before it's ready for the mainstream tablet market, but that's not the point of this device. For all its shortcomings, the Chromebook Tab 10 will offer schools exactly what they need out of an education-focused tablet — easy to setup software, reliable performance, a durable design, and the promise of regular software updates for the coming months and years.
 
70
9to5Google
I obviously can’t analyze each district’s specific needs, but I can at least say that this device checks all the basic competency boxes. Chrome OS has a long history of being great to manage and deploy in schools, it can handle Google Classroom just fine, working on basic projects and assignments will be a breeze for students in this very smart device-competent generation, and it’s all around solid for any classroom use case I can imagine. For that, I think the Acer Chromebook Tab 10 gets a passing grade.
 
80
Ars Technica
Chrome OS devices have thus far proven themselves to be successful, both in and out of schools. These devices clearly have more support from Google and device OEMs than Android tablets do, so as long as that support and constant growth continues, I'm hopeful about the trajectory of Chrome OS tablets. The Acer Chromebook Tab 10 is a solid start for the education sector, and after using it, I'm intrigued to see what companies like HP can do to bring Chrome OS tablets to the mainstream in the future.
 
60
Expert Reviews
Acer's Chromebook Tab 10 is a Chrome OS-powered tablet that's cheaper than Apple's iPad, but it's far from perfect.