谷歌揭示了新的Chrome OS平板电脑

Google tablet displaying a work in progress digital illustration of a bird on a branch

+$Google went head-to-head with Apple yesterday as it launched the first tablet to run Chrome OS. Pitched as a rival to the iPad, the+$Acer Chromebook Tab 10+$was unveiled a day before Apple's Education Event in Chicago.

+$Apple is expected to reveal its own affordable, education-focused tablet range at its imminent conference. Not one to be left behind, Google's Chrome OS-powered tablet goes toe-to-toe with its competitor on both performance and price.

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就像IPad的+$, the Tab 10 boasts a 9.7-inch, 2048 x 1536 display. It also comes with cameras that face both the front and rear, an OP1 processor, 4GB of RAM and 32GB of storage. A USB-C port, headphone jack and microSD slot complete the package. With an estimated nine hours of battery life, the Tab 10 is perfectly suited to riding out a whole school day.

+$One of the Tab 10's standout features is that it also has stylus support. This comes in the shape of a built-in Wacom EMR stylus that, unlike the苹果铅笔+$, doesn't require charging. It's a canny move, especially considering that the Tab 10 supportsAdobe Illustrator Draw

Front and back profiles of the new Chromebook tablets

+$The Chromebook tablets are being pitched as the perfect tools for schools

+$Priced at just $329, the Tab 10 might be slightly more expensive than some Chromebooks, which tend to start at less than $300. For schools already used to working with Chrome OS that are after a tablet, this is still an attractive price. And it's also exactly the same price as Apple's most affordable iPad for consumers.

+$Not one to be out done, Apple announced at its educational Field Trip event that the 2018 iPad will support the Apple Pencil. This is a major update for the line, as previously theIPad专业版+$was the only device that was compatible with the peripheral.

+$The ability to use the Apple Pencil with an iPad makes the tablet a more desirable educational tool than the iPad Pro, and puts pressure on the Tab 10, especially considering that the educational market can snap them up for $299.

+$As for the Tab 10, we can expect to see it roll out in North America during April, with a worldwide release lined up for May.

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