Acer One 10 2-in-1 Windows 8.1 Tablet Debuts At Reasonable $199

It’s back-to-school season, which has traditionally been a good time to pick up a laptop or tablet at a decent price. Asus just released a low-cost Chromebook that is worth a look, but Windows users are getting some love, too. The Acer One 10 is a 10.1-inch Windows tablet (with a keyboard) that rolls in at just under $200.

Acer One 10 Tablet Keyboard

The One 10’s hardware is understandably light, given the tablet’s price tag, but the tablet comes across as a fairly competent 10-incher, at least on paper. It combines an Intel Atom Z3735F quad-core processor with 2GB of RAM and 32GB of flash storage. There’s also a microSD card slot for additional storage, should you need it.

The system runs Windows 8.1 32-bit. Connectivity includes Bluetooth and 802.11n, which is a little disappointing; Wireless-AC is becoming widespread these days and isn’t out of the question for devices in this price range.

The tablet portion of the Acer One 10 has a 10.1-inch, touch-sensitive IPS display with a1280x800 resolution. Pair it with the keyboard, and the tablet is about one inch thick. Detachable keyboards are pretty handy for school, letting you drop the bulk when you just want a tablet. The Acer One’s keyboard has chiclet keys and a small touchpad.

Acer One 10 Tablet Keyboard 2

The Acer One 10 has cameras on either side of the tablet so you can chat or take pictures. That’s something you won’t see on the Asus Chromebook Flip C100, which has a single webcam for chatting. While it’s understandable that a convertible laptop would have only one camera (like a traditional laptop), the Acer One 10 is a tablet with a keyboard, so front and back cameras make sense.

Overall, the 2.62-pound Acer One 10 sounds like a solid companion for a student or anyone who wants to keep their bag light. And, it should be in good shape to upgrade to Windows 10 when Microsoft launches its new operating system this year.