Picture of Acer's rumored Chrome OS powered tablet grabbed from now deleted tweet

Just the second day into 2018, we told you that Samsung was allegedly working on a Chrome OS powered tablet to be powered by a high end Intel processor. But Sammy's Chrome OS powered slate might not end up being the first such device to hit the market. An image taken from a now deleted tweet shows an Acer tablet that is said to be running on Chrome OS. The picture was snapped by someone attending the Bett education and technology show in London, and tweeted yesterday.

Google has dropped hints in the past about allowing manufacturers to use Chrome OS on a variety of form factors, including tablets. We could see the Acer Chrome OS tablet make its introduction during Google I/O 2018, which will take place between May 8th and May 10th later this year.

While we don't have any information about the tablet in the picture, we can see the Acer brand underneath the display on the bottom bezel. Supposedly, the tablet works with a Samsung Staedtler stylus, and the size of the display looks to be in the 8 to 10-inches range.

The removal of the tweet can be seen as a sign that the photo captured something real that Acer doesn't want anyone to see at the moment.

source: ChromeUnboxed via PocketLint



1. aegislash

Posts: 1511; Member since: Jan 27, 2015

I always felt Chrome OS would be great for tablets, and honestly it surprises me that we haven't seen one yet.

2. Subie

Posts: 2381; Member since: Aug 01, 2015

It makes even more sense now that Chrome os has Android app support.

3. aegislash

Posts: 1511; Member since: Jan 27, 2015

I have a Toshiba Chromebook somewhere in my closet. It was a pretty awesome laptop that I enjoyed very much. Considering it was like....$250 or something, I was more than surprised with how nice the keyboard was, and it performed quite well. I actually baught it as a temporary laptop while my more expensive Windows laptop was being repaired, and I ended up using the Chromebook much more, even after I got my main laptop back. I was gonna dig it out to see if I could download the update which adds the Play Store, but the laptop is from early 2014, so I'm not even sure if it is getting that update.

4. Subie

Posts: 2381; Member since: Aug 01, 2015

I'm using an Asus Chromebox right now. I have it mounted on the back of a monitor. And like you I find I use it more than my Windows desktop. It's great for Internet use which is what I use the most. The PC is hands down superior for multimedia, gaming, and anything requiring processing power though. Unfortunately even though my Chromebox is only two years old it is also not on the list to get the update with access to the play store.

5. Crispin_Gatieza

Posts: 3147; Member since: Jan 23, 2014

I already own Acer's R11, R13 and Chromebook 15. I'd be interested in seeing how the tablet form factor handles ChromeOS and what kind of virtual keyboard it employs. For those of you wanting to see Play Store apps, it's not all that. Many apps aren't even available and many that are available don't scale properly and you get a phone app on a large screen with lots of blank, black space.

6. dufis

Posts: 79; Member since: Jun 27, 2014

bring it on faster

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