Google Pixel Slate Overview Updated October 10, 2018

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September 2018 - October 2018

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 October 10

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

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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Deal: Get Pixelbook at 25% off: $750!

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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