Along with a bunch of products, Google has announced its latest tablet – Google Pixel Slate running on Chrome OS. This is premium slate (after Pixel C) running on Chrome OS, which works as a laptop, and also supports Android apps, giving it an edge over products like iPad Pro and Surface Pro.
Google Pixel Slate [A Chrome OS Flagship]
This high-end detachable Chrome OS packs in a 12.3-inch display (293ppi) that Google says is faster and more efficient than a traditional LCD, powered by 8th Gen Intel processors, coupled with 16GB of RAM and paired with 256GB of storage.
The Slate comes with a detachable keyboard cover (sold separately) which has circular keycaps and is backlit, that turns it into something very closely resembling a laptop. Not just that, there’s also a matching Google Pen, which appears to more or less be the same product announced around the Pixel Book, albeit with a darker paint job to match the new product.
Furthermore, the Pixel Slate sports front-firing stereo speakers, 8-megapixel front and rear cameras, a fingerprint sensor built into the power button. This is Google’s second attempt at making a Pixel-branded tablet after Pixel C which never made it.
Google Pixel Slate Specifications
- 12.3-inch (3000×2000 pixels) 293 PPI LCD display with Google Pixelbook Pen support, 400 nits brightness, 72% NTSC color gamut
- Intel Celeron Processor / 8th Gen Intel Core m3 / Core i5 / Core i7 Processor
- 4GB/8GB/16GB RAM
- 32GB SSD, 64GB SSD / 128GB SSD, 256GB SSD
- 8MP Autofocus rear camera with f/1.8 aperture, 1.12μm pixel siz
- 8MP front camera with f/1.9 aperture, 1.4μm pixel size, wide field of view
- Chrome OS
- 48Wh battery with up to 12 hours of mixed use, 45W (5V/3A, 9V/3A, 15V/3A, 20V/2.25A) fast charging
- Pixel Imprint Fingerprint Sensor with dedicated microcontroller for better on-device security, Titan C security chip
- Dual front-firing speakers, 2 mics for improved noise cancellation
- Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac (2.4 GHz, 5 GHz), 2×2 (MIMO), Bluetooth 4.2, Two USB-Cs for charging, 4K display output and quicker data transfer
- Dimensions: 290.85x 202.04×7.0mm; Weight: 721 g
The Pixel Slate comes in Midnight Blue color and starts at $599. The Pixel Slate Keyboard is priced at $199 (~Rs. 14,750), and Pixelbook Pen costs $99 (~Rs. 7,340). All three will be available later this year via Google Store, and at major retailers in the U.S., Canada and the U.K. You can find more information on the Google Store.
Pricing For Pixel Slate
- Pixel Slate with Intel Celeron Processor, 4GB RAM with 32GB Storage / 8GB RAM with 64GB Storage starts at $599 (~Rs. 44,395)
- Pixel Slate with 8th Gen Intel Core m3 Processor, 8GB RAM with 64GB Storage at $799 (~Rs. 59,215)
- Pixel Slate with 8th Gen Intel Core i5 Processor, 8GB RAM with 128GB Storage at $999 (~Rs. 74,040)
- Pixel Slate with 8th Gen Intel Core i7 Processor, 8GB RAM with 256GB Storage at $1,599 (~Rs. 1,18,509)