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September 2018 - January 2021


What is Google Pixel Slate?

First of all, it seems clear that the Google Pixel Slate is primarily a tablet — the first Chrome OS tablet from Google in fact, and its first shot at a tablet since the Pixel C. It will pack a sleek, thin, modern style, likely come in a blue color as per leaks, and will optionally allow you to attach an external keyboard.

As you can see in the leaked renders below, the device has a USB-C port, a fingerprint sensor (and presumable power button) at the top-left edge when used in laptop mode, and an otherwise basic look that doesn’t exactly scream Google (although these are Brydge’s renders, likely based on Google-provided dimensions, so expect the real thing to look a bit better.

Google Pixel Slate – Features

On the software side of things, the Google Pixel Slate will be running Chrome OS with its recently-added Linux app support and mature-at-this-point Android app support as well. There’s also talk that it might be a candidate to dual-boot Windows 10 as well.

Another thing we know based on leaks is that Google is putting in work to make the camera experience with the Google Camera app for Android as good as possible on this Chrome OS device. Leaks suggest there’s an included Portrait mode, also known as the bokeh effect.

The big news for Chrome OS, though, is that the Google Pixel Slate is bringing fingerprint authentication for the first time.

Google Pixel Slate – Release Date

Google Pixel Slate is expected to launch on October 9th at the Made by Google 2018 event. Pre-orders will likely go live soon after, and the device will likely begin shipping before the end of October.

Google Pixel Slate – Specs

We won’t know the comprehensive specs until the device is announced, but some digging through the Chromium source by us and others have uncovered many details about the device’s supposed specs. We also got even more information about the device via leaked benchmark tests.

Based on this information, we can say confidently that there will be at least 4 models of the Google Pixel Slate. Each has a different processor on-board. There’s a low-end model with the Intel Celeron 3965Y running at 1.5GHz, one with an Intel Core m3-8100Y running at 3.4GHz, one with an Intel Core i5-8200Y running at 3.9GHz, and one with an Intel Core i7-8500Y running at 4.20GHz.

One model we saw in the benchmark had 8GB of RAM, while another had 16GB. Unfortunately, on the storage side of things, we’re left guessing. Nothing we’ve found in Chromium or in benchmarks have hinted at storage space options. We’ll learn more about this at the event.

One thing we know for sure is that the Pixel Slate will have 3000×2000 screen resolution. That’s a notable bump over the original Pixelbook’s 2400 x 1600 display. The Google Pixel Slate, being a tablet, brings two cameras. There’s the Sony IMX319on the back and the Sony IMX355 up front.

Google Pixel Slate – Where to buy

Google Pixel Slate will be available from the Google Store, and likely many retailers that we know sell its older brother, the Pixelbook. The Pixelbook is available at Google, Best Buy, Walmart, and other various online retailers.

Google Pixel Slate – Price

We don’t know what the pricing for the Google Pixel Slate will be, but we can guess that there will be various prices for the device’s various tiers. Given that the device is likely hoping to compete with the iPad Pro, and entry-level price in that realm wouldn’t be surprising.

But also, given the very intense specs seen in benchmarks, prices upwards of $1000 and up would also not be surprising for some models.

Keep scrolling for the latest Google Pixel Slate news…

Google Pixel Slate Stories January 29

The Pixel Slate was announced in October 2018 as Made by Google’s first tablet and flagship, touch-only Chrome OS device. After two years, the Pixel Slate is now out of stock and discontinued in the three countries it launched in.

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Google Pixel Slate Stories May 14, 2020

Hospitals are at the heart of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic and they’re seeing a surge in equipment to help better respond. Some healthcare organizations are seeking help setting-up Android devices, and Google’s Android Enterprise team is creating a dedicated community for hospital IT admins to share resources.

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Google Pixel Slate Stories February 29, 2020

Launched October 2018, Made by Google’s first (and only) Chrome OS tablet was not a successful product, with the company taking corrective steps and eventually offering deep discounts. The Pixel Slate now looks to be getting a permanent price cut, especially on the higher-end models.

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Google Pixel Slate Stories January 6, 2020

Proving that anything sells when it’s priced right, the Pixel Slate looks to have been a “popular item” over the holidays. In fact, the Google Store had trouble and delays shipping the Chrome OS tablet.

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Google Pixel Slate Stories October 10, 2019

Next week is the big Made by Google event where Google will reveal the Pixel 4 and the Pixelbook Go side by side. To help these devices feel like they’re in the same family, Google is sharing some of the Pixel 4’s wallpapers to Made by Google Chromebooks, both new and old, including the Pixelbook Go.

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Google Pixel Slate Stories July 22, 2019

In recent weeks, Google not only killed the entry-level Celeron Pixel Slate models, but also abandoned first-party tablets for laptops. A Google Store sale on the Pixel Slate today takes $100 off across the line and throws in a free keyboard of your choice.

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Google Pixel Slate Stories June 20, 2019

Google’s efforts in the tablet space have rarely been successful, and we all thought the company had called it quits after discontinuing the Pixel C a couple of years back. Today, the company has confirmed that it’s stepping out of the tablet market following the Pixel Slate and will focus on laptops only from this point forward.

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Google Pixel Slate Stories June 15, 2019

Earlier this month, Google officially killed off the Celeron model of the Google Pixel Slate, effectively making the $799 Intel Core m3 model the new base model. So, is the Core m3 powered Pixel Slate actually worth picking up? I’ve spent the past few days finding out.

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Google Pixel Slate Stories June 6, 2019

Last October, when Google introduced the Pixel Slate tablet, it was available in 5 different variants: a pair with Celeron processors (that were exclusive to the Google Store), one with an Intel M3 processor, one with an i5, and on the top end, one with an i7. Now, the two low-end models are gone forever.

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Google Pixel Slate Stories May 26, 2019

Compared to the Pixelbook, the Pixel Slate announced last October has not fared as well in terms of performance and lacks critical acclaim. Software updates continue to address the former issue, while the Google Store is now discounting the Chrome OS tablet family by $200 across the board.

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Google Pixel Slate Stories April 9, 2019

At Cloud Next 2019, Google hosted a session focussed on “Google Hardware for Business.” After recapping the current Pixelbook and Pixel Slate lineup, the company laid out what’s coming next.

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Google Pixel Slate Stories March 25, 2019

Sometimes companies announce products that just don’t materialize. Given Apple’s AirPower has been in this product purgatory for well over a year, it’s been a hot topic on that side of the pond lately. It’s definitely not a great comparison (because most don’t really care about this one, frankly), but a similar situation is happening with a product that Google announced last fall. Two SKUs of the Google Pixel Slate tablet have been MIA for months…

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Google Pixel Slate Stories March 18, 2019

At the 2018 Made by Google Event, Google debuted the Google Pixel Slate with new-to-Chrome-OS fingerprint support. Before that device has even had the chance to launch, it seems two more upcoming Chromebooks are gaining the same fingerprint capability.

Update: New details have come to light about the two devices.

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Google Pixel Slate Stories February 18, 2019

Chrome OS 72 Stable has been available for almost two weeks now, bringing Android Pie to a few devices, but in the past few days, some users have noticed a serious slowdown issue. Thankfully, there’s a few ways to avoid it entirely.

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Google Pixel Slate Stories December 31, 2018

Chrome OS was originally a laptop platform, but slowly it’s being reworked for tablet form factors. However, as that goes on, there have been some hiccups. Most recently, many have noted the poor performance of tablet mode especially on Chrome OS products like the Pixel Slate, but it seems a fix for that lag is incoming.

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Google Pixel Slate Stories November 28, 2018

Google will add a ‘tablet-view’ option for Chromebooks and Pixel Slate in a future update

Chrome OS has been the replacement for Android when it comes to tablets from Google. However, the company is still refining how Chrome OS treats the tablet form factor. This week, with the launch of the Pixel Slate, Google has confirmed that Chrome will be able to pull a “tablet view” of a website in a future release.

Google Pixel Slate Stories November 27, 2018

Google is known for doing a few different versions of everything. Android Messages and Allo. Gmail and Inbox (by Gmail). Google Play Music and YouTube Music. Take your pick. The strategy is this: Take many versions of an idea seriously and you’re bound to get enough data to point you in the right direction. Intentional or not, that’s what I feel has happened with the Pixel Slate, tablet by Google.

The Pixel Slate is at the same time its own worthwhile — and as I’ll argue, great — device with its own attractive qualities, but also a very familiar user experience that seems grasping for a purpose…

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Google Pixel Slate orders are starting to ship from Amazon, Google Store

Nearly two months after its reveal on stage at NYC’s Made by Google event, the Pixel Slate is finally becoming available to consumers. This week, Pixel Slate orders are shipping out to early buyers.

Google Pixel Slate Stories November 14, 2018

Google Store will begin shipping Pixel Slate pre-orders late Nov/early Dec

Last week, Best Buy and Amazon began taking pre-orders for the Pixel Slate. The Google Store this evening has updated the order page with estimated shipping that puts the Chrome OS tablet on course for late November/early December availability.

Google Pixel Slate Stories November 7, 2018

The Pixel Slate is the only Made by Google 2018 product that has yet to be released, with the company only noting availability for later this year. Meanwhile, since the 10/9 event, a Best Buy listing has featured a November 22nd launch date, with the retailer today putting up the Chrome OS tablet for pre-order.

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Google Pixel Slate Stories November 2, 2018

We all got excited for the upcoming Google Pixel Slate at the Made by Google 2018 event last month, but one thing notably missing from its announcement was a release date. The primary thing holding the tablet back was governmental approval. This may soon change, as FCC filings for the device have now been discovered.

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Google Pixel Slate Stories October 10, 2018

The Google Pixel Slate — being the first Chrome OS-powered tablet — was one of the stars of the show at the Google launch event. The touchscreen device takes the lessons learned from the Pixel C in 2014 and Google’s recent hardware experiences and fuses them into a standout flagship tablet device running Chrome OS for the first time.

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Google Pixel Slate Stories October 9, 2018

Google announced the Google Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL, the Google Home Hub, the Google Pixel Slate, and a handful of other products today, and now we’re getting to see them in the flesh for the very first time. Here’s your first rough look at all these products straight from Made by Google 2018 in New York City.

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Since the official announcement of the Google Pixel Slate, we’ve all been hungering for the nitty gritty. Luckily, Google has provided us with every detail of Google Pixel Slate specs that you could ever want.

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[Update: More details] Brydge introduces G-Type keyboard for Google Pixel Slate

Coinciding with the announcement of the Google Pixel Slate, premium tablet keyboard maker Brydge has announced the new G-Type keyboard, as an alternative to Google’s official attachable keyboard accessory.

Paired with the announcement of the Pixel Slate at the Made by Google event, Google has announced the attachable Google Pixel Slate Keyboard that puts the device squarely in the Microsoft Surface’s ballpark.

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In a shake up to their previous two-year release cycle, Google has revealed the Google Pixel Slate, a new Chrome OS tablet in the Pixel lineup, just one year after the release of the Pixelbook. And yes, the device is just as attractive as its name.

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Google has inadvertently leaked a product video recapping its entire event no more than 10 minutes before the launch is set to occur. It includes the Pixel 3, Pixel Slate, and Google Home Hub in full detail.

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It’s October 9th and Made by Google 2018 has finally arrived. 9to5Google’s Google Event Live Blog + News Hub will be updated regularly throughout the day with the latest announcements from Google. The event kicks off at 11 am ET/8 am PT, so read on for quick links to our roundup coverage over the last few weeks, tweets from the ground, and all the latest news as it develops…

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Google Pixel Slate Stories October 8, 2018

We’ve got less than 24 hours left until Google’s big hardware unveiling, and there’s a lot to look forward to. Now, in the eleventh hour, Evan Blass has published a fresh Google Pixel Slate leak that gives us a new look at the device.

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Google’s annual fall hardware event is right around the corner, and that means this year’s rumor season is coming to a close. But thanks to countless leaks, reports, tweets, and information from our own sources over the last several months, we have a really good idea at this point what the Made by Google event 2018 has in store. We can confidently say you should expect to see the new Google Pixel 3 and 3 XL, a Google Pixel Slate tablet, a Google Home Hub Smart Display, and more.

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Google Pixel Slate Stories October 7, 2018

It’s recently been reported that Google is planning to soon launch its first Chrome OS tablet, the so-called Google Pixel Slate. This comes as a little bit of a shake-up to the previously biennial schedule of Google’s Chrome OS device releases. Between leaks of ever-increasing severity and details in Chromium code, we actually know a decent amount about the upcoming device. Here’s all of it in one place.

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Google Pixel Slate Stories October 6, 2018

Ahead of Google’s October 9th event, we’re expecting to see a lot of new hardware from the company, and while we’ve seen everything there is to see about Google’s new smartphones, the Pixel Slate hasn’t leaked out much. Today, though, a fresh set of Pixel Slate images are giving us our best look yet at Google’s first Chrome OS tablet.

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[Update: Yep] Google leaks Pixelbook Pen in new color, possibly to match Google Pixel Slate

While the majority of leaks surrounding this year’s Pixel hardware have been surrounding the Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL, we’ve gotten a few tidbits here and there around new Chrome OS hardware. Now, we’re getting a first look at the Pixelbook Pen that Google might sell alongside the upcoming Google Pixel Slate.

Google Pixel Slate Stories October 5, 2018

Rumor Roundup: Our expectations for Google’s 2018 Pixel 3 event on Oct. 9 [Video]

We already did a written comprehensive roundup on everything you should expect to see Google announce at its forthcoming October 9th Pixel 3 event next week, but now we’ve compiled everything we know into one easily-digestible video. Here’s everything we know about the Google Pixel 3 and 3 XL, Google Home Hub, Google Pixel Slate, and more…

Google Pixel Slate Stories October 3, 2018

Last week, we were finally able to assign a possible product name to the Nocturne Chrome OS convertible that we’ve been tracking for the past several months. While we are already aware of various components, a new benchmark today provides our first look at Google Pixel Slate specs.

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Google Pixel Slate Stories October 2, 2018

Ahead of Made by Google 2018 and the Pixel Slate next week, Microsoft today unveiled a handful of new Surface products, including the Surface Pro 6, Surface Laptop 2, Surface Headphones, and Surface Studio 2. The devices were also unveiled at a media event in New York City today.

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Google Pixel Slate Stories September 29, 2018

In the build-up to October 9th’s Made by Google event, there’s been just a little bit of hype around the Google Pixel Slate, Google’s first ever Chrome OS tablet. A Chromium commit seems to indicate that Chrome OS may not be the only operating system available for the Google Pixel Slate.

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Google Pixel Slate Stories September 27, 2018

We’ve been talking about ‘Nocturne,’ also known as the first Google Pixel tablet/convertible, for quite some time. But now we finally have an actual name for the device: Google Pixel Slate.

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