Acer's Chromebook Tab 10 has finally been picked up by a number of Amazon resellers and can now be purchased in the United States via conventional channels. Originally announced this spring, the first Chrome OS tablet in history has been primarily designed for education institutions, with its availability hence being restricted to certain wholesale suppliers until this week. The largely positive reviews still piqued the curiosity of many consumers, which prompted smaller resellers in the country to secure some stock meant to be sold to individuals.
Over a dozen companies are presently offering the Chromebook Tab 10 on Amazon, with prices ranging between $350 and $425. Many of them even ship internationally, though the total could amount to around $500 if you're looking to fly the gadget overseas, so consumers outside of North America are advised to remain patient. The stock of Acer's seminal device is likely to be limited and it's presently unclear whether the resellers that are now offering the tablet already have long-term supply agreements in place. The device itself is being praised for long battery life, bright and high-resolution (2,048 x 1,536) display, as well as extreme portability, reliable audio setup, and the use of USB Type-C. A Wacom EMR stylus is part of the package as well, allowing you to make the most of the tablet form factor.
While Google has been largely ignoring Android tablets in recent years, the fact that Chrome OS offers support for Android apps makes the emerging category of devices established by the Chromebook Tab 10 the next best alternative for most consumers who want a contemporary tablet but would prefer to avoid breaking the bank in the process of obtaining one. Refer to the banner below for a breakdown of all U.S. resellers who are presently offering the Chromebook Tab 10 and note that only some of them have free shipping listed as being part of the package.