It’s happening! Though it’s been hard to get a hold of Chrome OS devices in Australia, Acer has decided to make two of their latest Chrome OS devices, the Acer Chromebook Tab 10 and Acer Chromebox CXI3 available to order through their online store in Australia.
The Acer Chromebook Tab 10 is the first tablet running Chrome OS, and comes with a 9.7″ 2048×1536 resolution IPS LCD display, with an ‘OP1’ processor, a processor manufactured by Rockchip which has been optimised for Chrome OS. The tablet also has 4GB of RAM,32GB of onboard storage and comes with an Active Stylus. The Acer Chromebook Tab 10 (why isn’t it just called a Chrome Tab?) is selling for AUD$569. The Chromebook Tab 10 has a 1-year warranty, though it’s a mail in warranty.
|Acer Chromebook Tab 10, 4GB RAM, 32GB eMMC|
|9.7″ display with IPS Technology|
|OP1 Processor Graphics, 2048 x 1536 resolution|
|4GB & 32GB eMMC|
|Wireless LAN 802.11a/b/g/n/ac|
|0.55 kg & Up to 9 hours battery life|
|DisplayPort over USB-C, microSD Card|
|Active Stylus Pen Included|
|1 year Mail in Warranty|
The Chromebox CXI3 is available in two configurations, one with an Intel Celeron Processor 3865U and the other with an Intel Core i3-7130U Processor inside. The Celeron model comes with 4GB of RAM and 32GB of onboard storage (SSD) while the i3 model has 8GB RAM and a 64GB SSD. The rest of the specs are fairly similar though they have different graphics cards. Warranty also includes a 1 Year Standard On-Site Warranty.
|Acer Chromebox CXI3, Celeron 3865U, 4GB, 32GB SSD||Acer Chromebox CXI3, Intel Core i3, 8GB, 64GB SSD|
|Intel Celeron Processor 3865U||Intel Core i3-7130U Processor|
|Intel HD Graphics 610||Intel HD Graphics 620|
|4GB & 32GB SSD||8GB & 64GB SSD|
|VESA Mounting Kit included|
|802.11ac/a/b/g/n wireless LAN and Bluetooth|
|Wired Keyboard and Mouse|
|148.5 (W) x 151 (D) x 40 (H) mm||148.5 (W) x 151 (D) x 40 (H) mm|
|1 x USB 3.1, 2 x USB 2.0, Type-C|
|1 Year Standard On-Site Warranty|
At this stage we haven’t seen either the Chromebook Tab 10 or the Chromebox CXI3 at retailers, but we may see one or both soon. We’ll be checking with Acer to find out if there are plans to bring them to retail in Australia.