+ Friday July 19th, 2019

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
OP1 Processor
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 SSDAcer Chromebox CXI3, Intel Core i3, 8GB, 64GB SSD
Intel Celeron Processor 3865UIntel Core i3-7130U Processor
Intel HD Graphics 610Intel HD Graphics 620
4GB & 32GB SSD8GB & 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) mm148.5 (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.

Source: Acer.

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Geoff Fieldew
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Who’s getting a case for theirs and where from? I’m just gonna start looking now.

Geoff Fieldew
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Just purchased one from Acer’s Australian online store.


Please allow me to ask some stupid questions! The tablet will run Android apps, right? If so, will OneNote in Android support handwritten notes with the stylus?

Max Luong
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This is an unexpected surprise!


Well that settles it, for $30 more I can buy Surface Go and have a lot more options.

Max Luong
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Depends on what you plan on doing with it. The Surface Go can’t run Android app, has no Stylus included, and you have that whole problem of dealing with malware/viruses.


Don’t need android apps and there are way more on windows than Android, I can actually work on a Go with all my required software, Same re malware and viruses no matter the platform and I don’t use a stylus.
You are right though depends on what you use it for and for me that price for Chrome is too much, the extra functionality and power is worth it.
Nice device but should be $100 less.

Philip Clark
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“Don’t need android apps”

The obvious question here is why are you on a site called Ausdroid…

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