Several years after the initial launch that gave us ultra-cheap PCs that forced Microsoft and its partners to adapt and provide us with increased competition in the market - it's time to welcome the cloud system of Google, Chrome OS, to the crowded and challenging tablet domain. Is there a chance for a revival and a price war? Let's judge for yourself.
The opening shot
The very first tablet from this new incarnation came to us from Acer, with a 9.7-inch IPS screen and a resolution of 2,048 × 1,536 pixels, a chip with Google's OP1 branding that is actually a unit ARM With six RK3399 RK4 cores from Rockchip, dynamic memory of 32 GB, built-in storage capacity of XNUMX GB and more - all together with Chrome OS, which is capable of running both its own online applications and most Android applications, combined with a passive Wacom touch pen, a price tag of 330 in North America or 330 Euro (including tax) in Europe.
Now we get another new Chrome OS tablet from HP - with a hybrid configuration that includes a detachable physical keyboard, a touch screen with 12.3-inch IPS technology and a resolution of 2,400 × 1,600 pixels, processor Core dual-core i3-7Y30, 3 LPDDR8 memory, built-in 32 GB storage, HP Active Pen touch pen included in the price and 48-watts battery that should last more than 10 hours of operation at a time. The price? 600 is a very competitive dollar, which can bring very interesting competition even in the face of the X-iPad Pro as well as the small hybrid 10 windows.
Apple Returns War
The first pair of tablets under Chrome OS, as well as other models that will probably come in the coming weeks and months, are supposed to tell a challenge not only to the Android-based devices of the field and to the luxury hybrid models running the Windows 10 - but also for iPad's iPads Dark Which continue to enjoy significant popularity.
The company from Covretino was already ahead of its pace to a certain extent when it launched its new iPad for 2018 with an 9.7 screen, chip Apple A10 Enhanced cores,Apple Pencil and especially price tags of between $ 300 and $ 330 depending on the nature of the customer's use, but it will still be interesting to find out how tablets with similar characteristics and similar prices are combined with a "rich" operating system (in contrast to the limited fit of Android For large screens) will affect sales of Dark In the near future.