So today, we are looking at the first ever Chrome OS tablet and it looks somehow shiny. This is only photo we can get for the main time and there isn’t any specs tho.
This Acer-branded tablet was unveiled at the Bett 2018 education show in London, where all sorts of technology used to better education is showcased for all to see.
There’s a visible Acer logo on the bottom bezel. The tablet has a display of between eight inches and 10 inches and also has a Staedtler stylus.
The photo was snapped by an attendee known as Alister Payne at the Bett education and technology show in London and was spotted by ChromeUnboxed. His tweet says that the tablet hasn’t yet been officially released. The tweet has since been deleted.
There have been plenty of 2-in-1 Chromebooks that allow you to use Chrome OS in both fashions, but it looks like Acer is working on the world’s first standalone Chrome OS tablet.
He also mentions that it’s for grades 1, 2, and 3, though it’s possible that was just a reference for his school in particular. For what it’s worth, Payne hails from South Africa, where grades 1-3 are part of the “Foundation Phase.”
Google’s Chrome OS has long been the foundation of Chromebook laptops, and Google might be eyeing tablets next. Chrome Unboxed says that it’s been tracking a tablet of this sort, codenamed “Scarlet,” for about a year now, and that it’s believed to have a companion stylus from Staedtler.