The Google Pixel Slate is the first tablet from Google to run Chrome OS and looks every bit as good as the iPad Pro. The specs sheet is clearly a step up from the 2015 Pixel-C.
While Apple and Microsoft have dominated the tablet market, Google has not been able to match their success, but it looks like the Pixel Slate Tablet is going to change that.
The Google Pixel Slate tablet runs Chrome OS, which allows it to support a full desktop version of Chrome browser. Due to its powerful Intel processor, it also enables an easier switching of apps and the use of split screen. The Intel processor ensures optimal performance, Google says.
Google Pixel Slate Specs
- 12 inches display with a resolution of 3000 x 2000 pixels.
- Intel® Celeron, 8th Generation Intel Celeron Core m3, i5 and i7 options.
- 4GB, 8GB and 16GB RAM options.
- 64GB, 128GB, and 256GB storage options.
- Fingerprint sensor biometrics.
- 13.5 hours battery life.
- Two USB-C ports with custom keyboard connector.
- Wi-Fi and Bluetooth (No LTE).
- Pixelbook Pen compatibility.
- Fast battery charging
The Google Pixel Slate Tablet comes with an eight megapixel front and rear camera, with the former effective for video calling and low light photos. There are two microphones for quality audio recording, as well as dual front facing speakers for great audio reproduction.
The tab also has a hi-resolution screen technology that Google calls “Molecular Display” and with curved edges and a dark blue colour, the tab is a beauty to behold.
Google Pixelbook Pen
The Google Pixel Slate also works with Google’s Pixelbook Pen, which is an active stylus. Using this accessory, you can write and draw and design with ease on the Slate. And it works with Google Assistant too. If you press and hold the Pen’s button, then circle something with it, Google Assistant checks it up for you. Cool!
Google Pixel Slate Keyboard
You can use the Slate in tablet mode and “laptop” mode, switching between the two as you wish. To use it in laptop mode, you have to connect a custom keyboard to it, and Google has just the one for you, the Pixel Slate keyboard.
The Slate keyboard attaches magnetically to the bottom of the tab so you can type away as you would on a laptop. The rounded keys of the keyboard give it a unique appearance.
Clearly, the Google Pixel Slate tablet is built to handle a multitude of tasks, and its arrival signals Google’s challenge to Apple and Microsoft in the tablet space.
Google Pixel Slate Price
There are five configurations of the Pixel Slate. The lowest variant has 4GB RAM and 64GB storage and goes for $599. The top dog variant has 16GB RAM and 256GB storage and costs $1,599. The Pixel Slate keyboard and Pixelbook Pen are priced at $199 and $99 respectively.